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Liqui Moly Chain Spray – put to the test!

I have owned over 340 motorcycles over the years, most of which utilised chains to transfer the engine power to the back wheel. Put like that, it makes you realise that without a chain,...

Get A Grip: The METALIZE Shorty Glove Range

Our good friends at Henderson Racing Products, home to the METALIZE range of riding gear, tasked us with testing their ‘shorty’ glove range. If you are not familiar with the brand, METALIZE is a...

Liqui Moly Multi-Spray… if you only ever buy one spray, then this has to...

In case you haven’t noticed, you will know that motorcycles, like many other things, tend to have got rather pricey. If you are even vaguely cut from the same cloth that I am, then...

Style on a Budget: The Origine Vega Helmet

Retro-styled helmets have been around for several years now. With a Triumph Street Twin in the garage, I've been tempted numerous times to buy myself something like the Bell Bullitt, or the stunning AGV...

Still Rolling: Dunlop Sportmax Roadsmart III High Mileage Test

A few weeks before our national lockdown was announced, I managed to crank out 7,000 km on Dunlop’s high performance touring tyre, the Sportmax Roadsmart III. I already had a high regard for the...

Rolling on Dunlop’s Sportmax Roadsmart III Tyres

I was recently in desperate need of an everyday tyre, one that would not only tick the 'sporty' box, but also go the distance. When you're shopping for new tyres, you really need to...

Metalizing the Urban Warrior!!

Being an active motorcyclist, I am used to debating and answering questions. The most common question we encounter is, you’ve guessed it, “why do you ride?”. Over time, I have consoled myself with the...

Tested: the GoGravel 30L Namaqua Backpack

I was recently in the market for a go-anywhere travel backpack. With myself being part of Generation Y or better known as the "Millennials", my life is extremely fast-paced and super stressful. So, I...

Road Testing the Scorpion EXO-510 Air Helmet

I was recently in the market for an everyday riding helmet which led me to Mark Henderson . Henderson Racing Products was founded back in 2005 and they now currently bring in a whole...

Product Review: Sport Bike Apparel from Henderson Racing Products

Ever so often an amazing opportunity comes our way and our job is to seize it with both hands. This happened to me recently, when I was fortunate enough to sample the Ducati Panigale...

Metzeler Cruisetec Tyre Testing in Sicily Promises more performance for Cruiser Riders

When one thinks of Sicily, one thinks of bubbling volcano’s, rugged cliffs, fabulous food, the Mafia and even the Godfather comes to mind, so when I was invited to participate in the product testing...

“Talking Italian….” Acerbis Adventure Bike Suit

I get it horribly wrong as I brake-slide into a tight left hander, attempting to bush-up on my rusty enduro bike skills. It is the first outing on my trusty KTM200XC-W in more than...

ATG 20 LITRE SOFT LUGGAGE

Travelling for extended periods by motorcycle presents one with some logistical challenges, especially when you need to carry a fair amount of stuff. “Credit Card” travel is popular in places like Europe and the...

XKULCHA KLASSIC RANGE

Thank heavens corporate South Africa seems to be seeing the light at last. One of the absolute worst carry overs from the colonial era is the suit and tie culture. British explorers traversed the...

Get stung by the Scorpion!

I am standing on the line, waiting for the lights to go out and the race to start. Every nerve on full alert, I hold the revs steady at 7 000 rpm, waiting, waiting, waiting....

RUMBUX Adventure Bike Protection Bars

When you spend the amount of time on bikes that I do, and especially on less than perfect roads off the beaten track, it is almost inevitable that you will capsize at some point....

Dunlop hits back in the Adventure Bike Segment!

Total concentration, I make myself a promise in the privacy of my helmet; “one day I will ride this gravel mountain pass to watch the scenery, rather than enjoy the corners”. Off course I am...

Optimate3 Battery Charging System

Why do you suppose I refer to the Optimate3 as a “system” rather than simply a charger? Quite simply, because that is what it is. Let me try and explain. I need to come...

Product Review: MOTUL MC Care Products – Part 2

At the best of times we should take really good care of our bikes and riding kit, however in these financially taxing times it becomes even more relevant. We need kit as well as...

XKULCHA DAKAR 500D Adventure Riding Pants

I have owned a pair of XKULCHA Dakar pants for a couple of years now and done many miles in them. To be frank, they are my Adventure pants of choice, even above the...

XKULCHA ENDURO THORN SLEEVES

What a truly brilliant idea these Enduro thorn sleeves are! Back in the day I used to do a lot of riding with my buddies in De Wildt. Anyone who has ridden in a...

Go Gravel 40L (Little Karoo) Duffel Bag

I recently had the opportunity to do a really proper test of GoGravel’s 40L duffel bag. The bag looks good in a grey material finish emblazoned with a funky Go Gravel logo in yellow....

Metalize Yourself

The setting is Sutherland, Northern Cape. Commonly known as the coldest place in South Africa. As an adventure traveller, I cannot believe my luck as I drive into this small gem. The place is...

First Impressions: OSAH Drypak 40 Duffel Bag

We got hold of a OSAH Drypack 40 Duffel Bag to test. The first thing that I noticed was the wide mouth style opening, this made it very easy to pack my belongings into. The...

XKULCHA KLASSIC DENIMS – No excuse not to wear all the kit, all the...

I recently had the opportunity to visit the Xkulcha factory in Johannesburg. Xkulcha is a real South African success story. As South Africans, we tend to have a bit of a carry over from...

Motul’s Motorcycle Care Range

I recently told you about the trip we did a while back around Botswana on 160 and 180cc TVS motorcycles. To best ensure their reliability in harsh riding conditions, we all used Motul’s excellent...

Helmet Review: HJC CS – 15

In the current beleaguered economy it is encouraging to find quality products that don’t make your wallet cry out for a transfusion. If you have just got into motorcycling or perhaps need a helmet...

Shoei NXR

Shoei launched their NXR helmet as a replacement for their popular XR1100. Whilst the X-Spirit is their premier helmet for racetrack use, the NXR is a more all-round choice for both road and track. In...

Oxford Melbourne Air 2.0 Jacket

This is the perfect summer jacket for street riders! It's styling is spectacular; aggressive while minimalistic. The black and white colour contrasts are just in the right spots to look great with any colour...

TomTom Bandit Action Camera

The TomTom Bandit camera is the Dutch companies first foray into the action-camera market. Launched in Europe in April 2015 and readily available in South Africa from stores such as Cape Union Mart and...

Off-road/MX Gear by FOX

It’s easy to forget that not everyone who reads this website is an expert about everything to do with motorcycles; that sometimes, a bit of basic advice can be very useful. So, with that in...

SPARTAN JEANS from OXFORD

Over years of motorcycling I have purchased various products in the OXFORD range. Their tank bags have given (and continue to give) many years of good service. I was thus intrigued when given the...

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