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, […]

KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S – Launch Report

The latest KTM 1290 Adventure is available in two versions: the “R” and the “S”. The former is meant for technical trials and remote touring, while the S is meant for tar roads. Or is it?  The bike: The new KTM 1290 Super Adventure S is one big, beautiful machine. It’s bold, brutal, bad-ass and has everything […]

KTM 1290 Super Adventure R – Launch Report

People say you will know true love when you find it. I guess this was the case for me and this bike. KTM did not only meet every expectation, they built the perfect big adventure bike. Some say you don’t need such a big, powerful bike. But once you get on it and ride, you can’t help but think: […]

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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 […]

KTM 1090 Adventure R – Launch Report

Finally, the pivotal adventure enduro, the KTM 990 Adventure R, has a worthy successor. If you’re going to spend 20 percent of your riding time on tar and the rest on dirt, buy the KTM 1090 R. If you can’t decide between a BMW 800 GS Adventure and a Honda African Twin, buy the KTM 1090 […]

Honda CRF 1000 L Africa Twin – Launch Report

The new Honda Africa Twin is the most anticipated and discussed bike of 2016. Carl Kritzinger attended the international launch in the Western Cape and filed this report. In 1986, the year of its birth, the Honda NXR750 “Africa Twin” won the Paris-Dakar rally raid. It was conceived with the sole purpose of winning this […]

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 […]

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 […]