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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...

Ducati’s Stunning Limited Edition Scrambler 1100

There's no denying that the Ducati Scrambler 1100 Pro looks damn fine out the box, but now there's a limited edition of it that...

A Look at the New Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE

Fresh news from Borgo Panigale: Ducati have just thrown the wraps off the new Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE. Riffing off the eye-catching Hypermotard 950...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Revealed: The BMW R 18 – Bavarian Cruiser

A while back we told you about BMW's latest cruiser concept, which was received with considerable interest and enthusiasm by the world's motorcycling press,...

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...

A Closer Look at the New KTM 890 Duke R

KTM first pulled the covers off the new KTM 890 Duke R at EICMA last year. But last night, we got a closer look...

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....

A journey for LOVE…

As some of my close friends are aware, I have relocated my family to the Eastern Cape. More specifically Jeffreys Bay. As a family,...

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...

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...

#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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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;...

STOFSKOP 2019 and a peek at Justin Steyn’s mind blowing HONDA...

At ZA Bikers we had our intro to “Stofskop” when we raced our plucky little Sym Scooter, Social Sym, at the Walkerville Oval a...

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

How to Beat Winter Boredom, Milwaukee Style

Even when I'm not riding them, motorcycles take me to some incredible places. Earlier this year, they took me to Milwaukee, the homeland of...

RACE! BUILD A BESPOKE HUSKY THAT MAY JUST BE A WORLD...

Around 15 years ago RACE! was birthed out of a passion for motorcycles. Red Italian motorcycles built in Bologna, to be precise. The person...

India’s Beast of Burden

Do not for a moment believe all you read on Google! Google “Indian beast of burden” and you will come up with a Gaur...

Lawless Bikes Builds Tiny Wooden Café Racers

Here's something that would top any three-year-old's Xmas list: a wee little wooden balance bike, styled to mimic a full-size café racer. Sure, these...

“HAVE YOU DONE THE DOOHICKEY?”

Done the what? Is that some kind of dance? Like first cousin to the Macarena, perhaps? No dudes, it is just KLR speak. Kawasaki’s...

PIRELLI BIKE OF THE YEAR – 2018

This years Pirelli BOTY is a really interesting one! Before we get into the meat of things I would like to give a huge...

JAPANESE AUTO RACING

The diversity of motorcycle motorsport never ceases to amaze me! Everyone is familiar with the likes of MotoGP, World Superbikes and Supersports, the TT...

DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMEN’S RIDE – 2018

On the 30th of September around 120,000 mostly classic or unique motorcycles rolled through the streets of 650 cities all across the globe. Riders...

Autonomous cars are exciting for bikers!

So, how can boring cars be exciting for bikers? Boring, self-driving, reading-the-newspaper-on-the-way-to-work kind of cars? A thought was developing in my mind while driving...

Will he be remembered for his statistics or his talent?

Having just watched a compilation of Marc Marques’ miraculous saves, situations where all other riders would have crashed, a question came to mind: How...

Beating the grind

One of the biggest advantages of a Vespa is the way that it can zip through traffic, thanks to an upright seating position, low...

MOTUL MEMORIES

So what is this Motul memories all about, you may ask? Let me explain. I started my motorcycling in the ‘70’s. That was the...

Done and Dusted: One Night in the Dirt by Bonafide Moto...

The guys from Bonafide Moto Co. invited me to One Night in the Dirt, an event aimed at people who ride modern classic motorcycles that don't have...

To all bikers, what kind of customer are you?

It was with great interest that I read the comments and feedback on my previous blog “would you ride an electric bike to save...

TECHNOLOGY – Curse or blessing?

I recently had another ride on KTM’s magnificent 1290 R. Incredible bike, however aspects of the bike got me thinking. I am re-reading ‘...

Would You Ride an Electric Bike to Save the Motorcycle Industry?

A couple of weeks ago I was privileged to drive one of these new plug-in-hybrid cars. The premise is that the batteries can be...