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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

​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 […]

Has the superbike met its match?

As most motorcycle riders know, bikes will beat cars on pull-away. But what happens if you bring a really big gun to a quarter-mile duel – a supercar that’s probably the second fastest production car money can buy here in South Africa: the McLaren 650S Spider. Why “second fastest”? Because its Coupé brother is 4 […]

Almost 10 000 BMW bikes in SA to be recalled

A 2009 BMW R1200 GS South African BMW motorcycle owners, who own bikes as old as 2003 models, are affected by a global recall wherein more than 300 000 BMW bikes are being recalled. The rear wheel flange of the K and R series bikes manufactured between November 2003 and April 2011, may crack as […]

Two new bare-naked brothers from BMW

BMW R1200R Brand new for 2015, meet the stripped-down BMW R1200R Roadster. At the reveal in Johannesburg, BMW emphasised the heritage of their new Roadster, the fourth such iteration, harking back to the first ever BMW motorcycle made 91 years ago. Gone is the strange front suspension, replaced by conventional upside down telelever forks. A […]