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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...

Battle of the Baggers

Riding big, heavy cruisers through a mountain pass with sparks showering from the footpegs has a weird type of appeal. You have to really be considered in your approach. Long wheelbase motorcycles, with raked-out...

TWEAKING THE TWIN

In my blog, Back to our Routes, which I penned in May, I spoke about the one bike does it all scenario. In the ’70s when I graduated to ‘big bikes’ from my Honda...

Back in the Fray: Catching Up With the King Price Xtreme Superbike Team

South African motorcycling has suffered the exact same pandemic-related setbacks, calendar reshuffles and crammed race schedules that the international racing scene has. But racing is finally underway—albeit under weird circumstances and with empty stadiums. That...

Catching up with Liqui Moly’s Melicia Labuschagne

Let's be honest: it's been a tough season for everyone. For some, it's been the emotional struggle of staying sane during lockdown, but for many, the global pandemic has had financial implications. And the...

Biker’s Warehouse Ladies Day

Article by: Skinny van Schalkwyk Biker’s Warehouse and Morag Campbell went to some trouble to pamper a lucky group of lady riders for Women’s Day, taking them out on a gravel loop around Johannesburg. Morag...

Bonafide Moto Co TACO TUESDAY Heralds in a Belated Spring

"Spring is sprung, the grass is riz, I wonder where the birdie is. They say the bird is on the wing, but that's absurd, the wing is on the bird". This little poem always comes...

Empowering Women on Two Wheels: Motul and Honda’s Learn to Ride Day

The percentage of women in South African motorcycling keeps growing, but there are ways we can accelerate that growth. One of those ways, is to create an inclusive and safe space for newcomers to...

How to make sure your motorbike is correctly insured

Owning a motorbike is a pleasure. Making sure it’s correctly insured is a bit trickier. When it comes to two wheels, not all brokers and insurers are created equal. We asked Craig Langton, owner of...

Hometown Hero: Brad Binder is Ready for the MotoGP Season to Start

Brad Binder should have been four months and eleven races into his debut MotoGP season by now. Instead, the Moto2 sensation and hometown hero's had to cool his heels, while a global pandemic has...

BMW’s best kept secret. [Just kidding, but read on]

Last week we popped in to say "Hi" to our friends at Bavarian Motorcycles, the bespoke BMW dealership in Centurion, just to see how life was treating them post rigid lockdown. Lo and behold,...

Italian Stallions at Redstar Raceway

It was to be a number of firsts for me, when Jos Matthysen from Ducati SA and myself jumped onto the highway in his custom-built, immaculately turned out MAN racing and show truck. It...

BACK TO OUR ROUTES

During our national lockdown, the Gypsy in my soul yearns for the view of distant horizons seen from the saddle of my bike. I have been reminiscing about previous bike trips that we have...

Keeping Pace with the King Price Xtreme Race Team

It's a tough time for motorcycle racing worldwide right now. The WorldSBK and MotoGP calendars are in a constant state of flux, with daily postponements and cancellations now the norm. With all the attention on...

Essential Motorcycle Viewing for Lockdown, Part 2

We're now well into lockdown overtime, with constant uncertainty around whether life will ever return to normal. Whether you're on 'leave' with too much time on your hands, or you're juggling work, household chores...

Lockdown Workshop: Things to do When You Can’t Ride

South Africa's COVID-19 lockdown has just scored itself an extra two weeks. That means that unless you're doing the grocery run on your bike, it's going to be a little while longer before any...

Band of Brothers

This COVID-19 lockdown is not all bad you know. It gives one a chance to get to things that we typically don't get to with our self imposed crazy "normal" lives. I have always...

The Valley of 1000 Routes, with KTM Durban

KTM owners pride themselves in their brand's illustrious history in off-road racing and love to put their bikes to the test. So KTM Durban regularly organises adventure rides for their customers and friends, catering...

Dunlop on an Adventure Mission…

As motorcyclists, we live in glorious times! Especially so, if you love the great outdoors. Adventure biking is on the rise and has been for the last two decades. As a quick case study,...

Stay Sane: Essential Motorcycle Films for Lockdown

Right now, the world is gripped by a pandemic that's postponed all motorsport activities indefinitely, and has most countries, including South Africa, on lockdown. It's a challenging time for sure, but that doesn't mean...

Self Expression, the Indian way

We are living through some tough financial times with not everyone in a position to replace their bike on a whim. We are all familiar with that terrible itch that all motorcyclists suffer from...

A morning with Kinga Tanajewska – World Traveler extraordinaire

Many Adventure bike riders have probably considered, or dreamed about, chucking up the daily grind and riding their bike around the world. I certainly have! Some of us actually have the gumption to just...

#theDesertRose, #thePeoplesChampion

Taye Perry. Prior to the 2020 Dakar Rally, only the people involved in the South African off-road motorcycle racing scene were familiar with the name Taye Perry. In fact, it was only when chatting...

10 Bikes We Can’t Wait for in 2020

Sjoe, what a year! Like most of you, we're more than ready for 2019 to wind down. So to help us do that, here's a look at ten bikes we're looking forward to seeing...

The Arch KRGT-1 Rolls on South African-Made Wheels

The Arch Motorcycle KRGT-1 is an $ 85,000, made-to-order performance cruiser that looks bananas, goes like stink and handles better than any cruiser deserves to. It also has a drool-worthy list of parts—including a...

The Woodstock Moto Co. Garage Built Show

“There are three logical reasons to get a bike: petrol, parking and traffic. But then there's the most important reason: fun!” That's how Woodstock Moto Co. proprietor, Devin Paisley, signed off the sixth annual...

SO WHAT WILL YOURS BE THEN, ESPRESSO, CAPPUCCINO OR A MOCHACCINO?

Those of you that read my Goldwing review recently will know that we covered over 3000 kay’s of tar road travel. Fact is, I was not travelling alone. Irene and I were on the...

Women Who Ride, and Why They Ride

Motorcycling has traditionally been a world dominated by men—but, thankfully, that stereotype is changing. Sure, the female sector of the market is still smaller than the male side, but more women are taking to...

Desert Shred: Johnston Moto’s Rally Spec Husqvarna FE 501

Rally bikes have come a long way since the 80s. Mark Johnston knows this all too well—he built a stunning BMW R 80 G/S Paris Dakar resto-mod last year, and now he's turned his hand...

Gone Scootering: Celebrating Scootember with a Scooters-Only Ride

Macho motorcyclists will have a hard time admitting it, but scooters are a substantial amount of fun. We all know how practical they are; they're cheaper than bigger bikes, sip fuel, are easy to...

STOFSKOP 2019 and a peek at Justin Steyn’s mind blowing HONDA NS600 D FLAT-TRACKER...

At ZA Bikers we had our intro to “Stofskop” when we raced our plucky little Sym Scooter, Social Sym, at the Walkerville Oval a couple of years back. A real mixture of a Butcher's...

Report: Honda Track Day – 09/08/19

Honda South Africa hosted a track day on the Women's Day public holiday that has just past, to allow their current and potential owners the chance to sample some of their models in a...

A bit of tech talk about the slippery stuff we put in our engines.

The world is getting more complex day by day. As technology advances in all fields, we are faced with making choices that simply didn’t even exist a few years back. Take the oil we...

From “Road-to-Adventure” – a day of rider training with iRIDE Adventures and Triumph South...

07:03 am, we had pulled up somewhere along the R512 to take shots of the morning Sunrise. It was extremely cold that morning, my bikes TFT display was showing temperatures of 1.5° and warned...

The choice.

The world is full of complexity, choices, and decisions that need to be made. This creates stress, anxiety and occasionally some poor decisions. With the different chapters of our lives, be they home, work,...

Capture the moment with: “RIDE MOTOS TAKE PHOTOS”

Richard Harper, half of the brains behind “RIDE MOTOS TAKE PHOTOS”, put it so well when I asked him over a brekkie what inspired him to start this unique photography enterprise. I quote...

Throwback: Meet the BMW R nineT /5 Special Edition

1969 was a big year for BMW Motorrad. That's the year they opened their new factory in the Spandau area of Berlin, and it's the year they launched the /5 series of boxers—the R50/5,...

Our Favourite Gear from Triumph’s New Online Store

Triumph South Africa recently launched their online store, and we've been browsing. Online shopping has become the go-to for many South Africans—but for some inexplicable reason, the local motorcycle industry is lagging. So it's...

Signs of things to come? – BMW R18 Concept Revealed

It has been some time since BMW played in the Cruiser space with their R 1200 C. That could all be set to change. BMW Motorrad unveiled the R18 Concept at the Concorso d'Eleganza...

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