A lone rider in the beautiful Drakensberg area

Orange mist descends on the Berg

South Africa’s first ever KTM Adventure Rally is set to become an annual event. “If almost 200 fire-breathing orange bikes descending on biking paradise in the Drakensberg mountains doesn’t get your heart racing, then you need to find an organ donor!” That’s according to well-known Dakar racer and in dyed-orange-in-the-wool KTM guy Alfie Cox. He […]

Mattighofen to Český Krumlov to Mattighofen – 3 days (tar)

Bike Routes visited the KTM factory in Mattighofen and then took the new 1290 Adventure S for a spin through the Czech Republic. 1. The route Total distance: 550 km. Waypoints: Mattighofen > Uttendorf > Mlázovy > Klatovy > Český Krumlov > Linz > Mattighofen 2. Duration of the trip We rode for three days, […]

BMW G 310 R – Launch Report

If you want a bike that doesn’t intimidate with its size, but wears the BMW blue and white, the G 310 R might be the perfect answer. By Uzair Abdul-Karrim When one thinks of BMW motorcycles, big 1200cc adventure bikes and litre sportbikes come to mind. The company has never ventured into the sub-500cc market, […]

Rider and Rallye performing a slide

BMW R 1200 GS – Launch Report

If KTM unleashed the horses of the apocalypse with its new adventure range, then BMW followed a softly-softly approach with its new R 1200 GS. So, there’s no full-colour instrument display, power increase (it’s still 92 kW) or built-in cappuccino maker. But it’s not one of those paint-and-sticker updates either. There are notable differences between […]

valentine's day bike couple

The biker’s guide to surviving Valentine’s day

Don’t read another article about “what men secretly want for Valentine’s day”. If your other half is a biker, he or she wants bike stuff. Valentine’s day can easily be another day of misery, if you’re single, or a day of anxiety and disappointment, if you’re attached. Luckily, you love bikes, and that can turn […]

Custom Harley by Nicol Basson.

Dazzling custom Harleys on display in Battle of the Kings

Get inspiration for your next custom bike build and help choose the next Harley custom king. If you appreciate custom motorcycles, you can’t say you were born in the wrong era. The scene is strong, it’s growing, and it shows no signs of putting the brakes on. Harley-Davidson has been synonymous with customisation for eons […]

Joey Evans

Ecstatic fans welcome Dakar hero Joey Evans

“This was not a two-week race, this was a ten-year race!” – Joey Evans “JOEY, JOEY, JOEY,” the crowd chanted as South African Dakar Rally hero, Joey Evans, entered the arrivals terminal at the OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg. The smile on Joey’s face said more than any words ever could. He grabbed his wife, […]

Joey Evans on the podium

Joey Evans overcomes paralysis, defeats 2017 Dakar Rally

Sam Sunderland takes his first victory and Stéphane Peterhansel proves deserving of the “Mr. Dakar” title. But South Africa’s hero of the 2017 Dakar, Joey Evans, wasn’t in the top 5. With the motto, “I did not come this far to only come this far” pasted on his bike, Evans achieved his dream of finishing […]

Joey Evans

Joey Evans is SA’s last man standing in Dakar bike division

The Dakar Rally has resumed after a gruelling first week, with 50 competitors’ vehicles knocked out after just five days’ racing. Joey Evans, who was partially paralysed ten years ago, is the last South African biker left in the race, at 102nd overall. Here’s a brief summary of how the 2017 Dakar played out so […]

Franziska Brandl, Joey Evans and Riaan Neveling

KTM helps Joey join the Dakar

This is the story of a man who refused to give up on his dream to ride the Dakar. From 2 to 14 January the world’s longest and toughest rally raid will test the mental and physical strength of even the most hardened extreme enduro riders. While competing in the Dakar is hard in itself, the […]