Harley-Davidson Street 750: Road Test

Harley-Davidson has given birth to a new bike, their first since 2001. While classic Harleys appeal to highway warriors, the new Street 750 (and 500), an “urban cruiser”, is a lot less Steppenwolf and a lot more Run-D.M.C. Going downtown: The Street 750 was made for the city So what is it? It’s the answer to the prayers of […]

KTM RC390: Road Test

The RC390 certainly isn’t cheap. So the question is, can it justify that hefty price tag? This is the KTM RC 390 and it might just have the most exciting visual design in the motorcycling world. The mixture of smooth surfaces, sharp angles and exposed trellis frame all cohere into an aggressive and beautiful looking […]

Harley-Davidson Road King Classic – Road Test

Euphoria is cruising down the highway on a motorcycle and few bikes provide a more regal experience than the Harley-Davidson Road King Classic. 103 cubic inches make for a lot of grunt So what is it? And who rides it? After a most trying week at work, the need to escape from the city was […]

Kawasaki Ninja 300 – Road Test

The baby brother of Pirelli’s 2015 SA bike of the year, the infamous H2, has quite a name to live up to. While it does not have the legs of the ZX-6, the Ninja 300 has the heart of a lion. The littler Kawasaki is extremely nimble on the track and in traffic So what […]

Upsets and Surprises: The 2015 MotoGP season so far

It is halfway through the 2015 MotoGP season, and it has so far been a season of upsets and surprises. What with Valentino Rossi pulling away in the championship, the factory Ducati team being regularly on the podium and Marc Marquez all the way down in fourth position, it has been an interesting season to […]

Kawasaki ZX-14R – Road Test

When it comes to top speed and acceleration, the ZX-14R is a brutal machine. But it also has a gentle, practical side, as our reviewers discovered. Tester 1: Eugene Herbert – Boardroom assessment and fair-weather rider While it is true that many riders enjoy Harley-Davidson and related cruisers, they have never been the benchmark of […]

Indian Chieftain – Road Test

There’s a new Chieftain who wants to rule the cruiser clan. With a 1810 cc v-twin motor, you know he’s packing power! So what is it? The 2015 Indian Chieftain is a 1 810cc air-cooled, v-twin bagger aka a long-distance cruiser with saddle bags. The iconic Indian Motorcycles brand has recently been revived by Polaris […]

Hermanus, Baardskeerdersbos, Greyton – 1 day (dual-purpose bikes)

1. Total distance of route? 308 km 2. How long did it take to complete? Were you going fast or travelling leisurely? It can be done in a day, but that’s not much fun. Some of us stayed over in a farmhouse between Caledon and Greyton and others in a cottage in Hermanus. We rode […]

Entries open for 2016 GS Trophy qualifiers

In the build up to the highly anticipated BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2016, BMW Motorrad South Africa has opened entries for the 2016 GS Trophy South Africa Qualifier starting on 30 May in Gauteng. Team South Africa in 2014   For the first time in South Africa there will be a series of regional […]

BMW R nineT – Road Test

BMW got a big boost in street cred with the release of the R nineT. This very customisable café racer had hipster heads turning in Cape Town when Bikeroutes took it for a test ride. So what is it? It’s a minimalist café racer for those who like (retro) customising, but don’t identify with the cruiser […]

​Lorenzo makes it two in a row

Factory Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo took his second win of the season at this weekends’ MotoGP held at the historical Le Mans racetrack in France. This follows a win at the previous round in Jerez, Spain and puts Lorenzo’s Yamaha in second position for the championship, behind team-mate Valentino Rossi. After qualifying third on the […]