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 […]

MotoGP: A thrilling season awaits

With the 2015 season of MotoGP rushing closer, it is already shaping up to be an extremely exciting season. The pack has been shuffled properly due to both rider and team changes taking place, ensuring exciting prospects for the season’s racing. Talented rookies as well as a few welcome returns are sure to make the […]

Honda sharpens VFR800F sports tourer

Honda’s legendary power plant, the iconic V4 engine, has found a new home in the new VFR800F. The V4 engine configuration is a special one for Honda, going back nearly 40 years. A complex yet compact unit, it has a unique power delivery and a soul all of its own. Honda’s current RC213V Moto GP […]

Dakar 2015: The story so far

While the riders are still digging the Chilean dirt from their nostrils, after concluding the marathon 8th stage of the toughest race on earth, we take a look at the highlights of the week’s racing in South America. The young Brit, Sam Sunderland, set the pace in Stage 1 by completing the 175 km in a […]