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Ducati Mystery Tour – George edition

When it comes to writing each Mystery Tour story, it becomes more and more of a challenge. It is not just an account of the roads travelled, but about friendships formed or old ones...

Harley-Davidson’s New Engine: Viva La Revolution

Here’s an interesting fact: since 1903, Harley-Davidson has designed and built only eight different large displacement V-twin engines: Flathead, Knucklehead, Panhead, Shovelhead, Evolution, Twin Cam, Revolution and Milwaukee Eight. That’s pretty conservative but it does...

A unique day out with ADA, courtesy of Honda Centurion

Heine Engelbrecht from ADA pulled off what I consider to be quite a coup. He has a great love for the African bush, particularly when traversed by motorcycle. Just ‘around the corner’ from ADA’s...

Dave’s Bargain Buys

I had a proper look at the Buyers Guide on our site the other day and, even if I say so myself, I was frikken’ impressed! I literally was doing a bit of window...

A Window of Opportunity is Closing…

"May you live in interesting times", is how the ancient Chinese curse goes. Boy oh boy,  are these times we are living in ever ‘interesting!' As a child of the ’70s, with its sex,...

We chat Liqui Moly with Seller Racing

In the pursuit of excellence in racing - which, of course, means victory - no stone can be left unturned, no advantage ignored. The best machinery possible has to be obtained and strategic partnerships...

What is your ‘go to’ bike?

A couple of weeks ago we endured a really rainy weekend. The rain started bucketing down on Friday and continued unabated until everything was flooding. The Centurion Golf Estate turned into a watercourse as...

Fire It Up! Soweto Night Ride

Increasingly, both motorcycle brands and individual dealerships are realising that customers are looking for more than simply buying a motorcycle. The ironic thing about motorcycling is that, although it is a solo pursuit, we...

Wrenching Away with Harley-Davidson Gold Rand

Which is the most important department in any motorcycle dealership? That’s a very difficult question to answer as they all have their place and one can’t exist without the other: everything is interdependent. There is...

Brett Swanepoel – The Man To Beat This Season

The National Cross Country Championship kicks off at Legends MX on Saturday, 26 February. Husqvarna Racing’s star-studded line-up consists of Brett Swanepoel and Davin Cocker, two young athletes bristling with all the talent needed...

World of Motorcycles rocks the Bike Fest SA – Colesberg 2022 – the...

What I’ve learnt as I’ve got to know Ducati supremo Jos Matthysen well, is that he does things one of two ways. Not at all or absolutely flat out. Flat out it was, as...

MotoGP 2022 Season Preview

Is there any more bleak time of the year than the MotoGP off-season? Even here in South Africa where it coincides with summer, the lack of any racing stretches ahead like an arrow-straight, featureless...

Are Scooters the answer for our practical city transport needs? – Part 2

We told you that we would be riding a SYM CityCom S 300i ABS for an extended period, to assess its (and similar vehicles) suitability for meeting the transport needs of city dwellers. We...

A Dakar of Drama

The Dakar is known for fortunes that ebb and flow for competitors, but this year seemed to be especially hectic. All the usual Rally Raid stars were there, but there were a few interesting...

Catching up with hometown hero Brad Binder

With a further three years to go on his current contract, factory KTM rider Brad Binder heads into 2022 with a stability that not many of his rivals on the MotoGP grid can enjoy....

Want to go racing? Learn from the experts.

So, you want to be a motorcycle racing legend? It’s an attractive thought, being better than anyone else and winning championships. Even if you don’t manage to do that, it’s still an incredible feeling...

Megan Jonker Working Hard to Make a Difference

It’s very easy to spot the special people in life: the people who go the extra mile to help others: the people who take their own fortune - good or bad - and turn...

Meandering Around Harties

Meander (noun): a journey that has no particular direction. I love the word meander. It suggests such a relaxed manner of doing things, whether it be thought or deeds or a journey; a river that...

In Celebration of an Engine

The engine is, arguably, the heart and soul of a motorcycle. It not only provides the manner of the forward motion but also the distinctive soundtrack, not to mention a visual iconography that becomes...

African Dream Adventures – ‘ADA’ to you and me

ADA has arguably evolved into the most advanced motor industry and vitally, motorcycle training facility in Gauteng and probably the country. I rode out to their stunning training facility laid out amongst the bushveld...

Are scooters the answer for our practical city transport needs?

With the current crazy fuel price, hovering around R19,50 per litre, it costs close to R900 to fill a 50L fuel tank in the average car—this will give you around 400 km of city...

The Biker’s Warehouse Story – Part 02

Any business stands or falls on the quality of its staff. That quality isn’t just how efficient they are or how good they are with customers, but a belief in the company they work...

Ducati Mystery Tour – No 3

You may remember from my story about Mystery Tour 2, how the Mystery Tour works. It is Ducati Supremo Jos Matthysen’s way of thanking and building relationships with current owners as well as getting...

The Biker’s Warehouse Story – Part 01

The story of Biker’s Warehouse is really the story of Mike and Kerry Puzey and their combined journey to becoming one of the fixtures of motorcycling in South Africa. As so many stories often start,...

Clint Seller and King Price Extreme Honda Going For Victory in the NGK Ultimate...

The SA motorcycle racing world was shocked when the South African Superbike Championship was cancelled with little fanfare halfway through the 2021 season. In truth, it was a merciful end to a series that had,...

Keeping It Upright with Tie Down Engineering

Motorcycling is an addiction like no other, once it has entered your bloodstream there’s no going back. Taking a quick spin around the block can easily turn into a motorcycle trip, maybe customising your...

Electric Bikes: Where Is the Excitement?

I know that a gradual migration to electricity to power our personal transport is inevitable but can't it just happen without us having to report it? How many more times do we have to...

Sunday Man: Brad Binder weighs in on his Red Bull Ring win

This year's MotoGP season started after a long, four-month, raceless drought. But racing is in full swing now—and so is our hometown hero, Brad Binder. Brad pulled off a spectacular first season in MotoGP, clinching...

Is Electricity Really the Future?

Electricity is being touted as the fuel of the future for motoring and motorcycling. But, is it really the answer to all the problems or is it creating problems all of its own? Electricity is...

Staring into the crystal ball – what does the future of motorcycling look like?

In my career, I have been blessed to learn from the biggest brains in the automotive business. These big brains are the ones that need to look into the future and start today on...

Stop Thinking and Start Riding

Choosing your first bike can be a daunting task, with a vast selection of motorcycle categories, engine types and sizes to choose from. If you’ve never ridden a motorcycle before, it’s very easy to...

Mother City Love: A Day Out with Triumph Cape Town

Cape Town is one of the best motorcycling destinations in the world. It's true: any Capetonian will confirm it, and even visitors from up north will lament having to leave after a ride on...

Young Guns: King Price Xtreme Looks to the Future

There's a 25 year age gap in King Price Xtreme's 2021 motorcycle race team. At one end is 39-year-old Sfiso Themba—at the other, 12-year-old Cayden Robert and 16-year-old Leungo Gaorekwe. And somewhere in the...

Chatting about the slippery stuff with Taki Bogiages, Business Technical Manager, Motul SA

We caught up with Taki Bogiages to chat about all things oily and Motul’s 'Know your Oil' initiative. Taki’s journey with Motul started way back in 2013 as a sponsored off-road racing athlete and...

The Grave tale of chasing Anglo-Boer War Ghosts on a BMW R1200 GS Adventure

Mpumalanga, or ‘ET’, as it is affectionately known by motorcyclists, is an area endowed with spectacular scenery and sweeping mountain roads, the best of which is the legendary ‘22’, between Sabie and Hazyview. Over...

Tracing Sabie on the Yamaha Tracer 900

It was that time of the year again, where the itch to travel had to be scratched. Nothing clears the head like a long ride, and no ride does it as well as the...

Consummate allroad Tourers – Suzuki V-Strom, old and new

We recently had an occasion to re-acquaint ourselves with the all-road ability of Suzuki’s trusty Adventure bike option, the V-Strom. Interestingly we had both the current model, in its nostalgic, yet new and handsome...

Taking a Nuke to a Fist Fight – RAD KTM’s Radical KTM 500 EXC-F...

I have been keen on joining Bonafide Moto Co on one of their Sunrise Scramble events for some time now. Problem is, I dislocated my left shoulder in a run-in with some armed robbers...

SIGNS OF THE TIMES

It was with great interest I read through the vehicle sales figures for 2020. I think we can all agree the less said about 2020 the better, putting that chapter behind us, as we...

Unhinged: KTM Paarl Upgrade the 1290 Super Duke R

180 hp, 140 Nm and 189 kilos: even in stock form, the KTM 1290 Super Duke R is pure madness. But it's still not mad enough for the crew at the newly-opened KTM Paarl—so...

It’s All Relative

No, I don’t mean that in a hillbilly sense, hehe. When you have had an intimate love affair with bikes, as I have had since I was 14 years old, then you tend to...

Spirit of Passion: A custom BMW R18 by Kingston Custom

From the moment the BMW R18 broke cover, the Bavarian marque has pitched it as a platform for customisation. For most R18 owners, that means new handlebars or a better set of pipes. But...

Dakar 2021 – Behind the scenes from the Bivouac with Motul Racing Lab

The media and a few other privileged guests, got to attend a 'Dakar Live Link' with Eva Castelain, a Motul representative, live from the Bivouac on the eve of the final day of the...

New Years Restitution: Our 2021 wish list

What. A. Year. As 2020 draws to a close, and we all try to figure out what the holidays will look like under a level 1.5 lockdown, we're casting our eyes forward. We reckon the...

Motorcycles and the Post-Covid Recovery

The Covid crisis and Lockdown Level “what-ever-it-is-ish” has given us all much more thinking time. And stressing time. And work-from-home time. And trying-to-fit-everything-in-while-working-from-home time. In this article, I would like to focus on the Thinking Time though. This...

Amiable Andy and his Yamaha Ténéré 700

For those of you who don’t know, or may not have heard of Andy Biram, let me introduce you. Andy is a vastly experienced Adventure bike rider, being the man behind The Adventure Academy,...

Show Report: The Lightning Bolt 2020

Africa's first winner-takes-all custom motorcycle build-off, the Lightning Bolt, went down this past weekend against the backdrop of Cape Town's city centre. Nine builders battled it out for top honours—but in the end it...

Done and Dusty: The 2020 Honda Quest adventure challenge

The Honda Quest is a nine day-long South Africa adventure riding challenge with a pretty sweet twist. Contestants compete teams of two—and the team that wins gets to ride away on the Honda Africa...

Hanging with King Price Xtreme at Red Star

We were recently invited to hang out with the King Price Xtreme crew at Red Star Raceway. It gave us a chance to catch up with the team and newly-crowned South African Superbike champion,...

BMW Motorrad reveal the Definition CE 04 electric scooter concept

If there's one corner of the motorcycle market where electric propulsion really makes sense, it's urban mobility. Most electric motorcycles are hamstrung by range, and sometimes top speed—but a commuter relies on neither. Take...

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