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Harley-Davidson is revving up men’s health by launching the Snors for a Cause Motorcade in celebration of its 2015 model range. Harley-Davidson invites all South African motorcycle riders to come together and ride united for men’s health. “We’re calling all Harley riders as well as adventure bike, superbike, cruiser, enduro bike, motard, naked bike, trike […]

Speedweek 2014

Last week Speedweek happened on Hakskeenpan in the Kalahari, near the border between South Africa and Namibia. What an event! Bikeroutes went there to check out the scene and found magic. Speedweek is like Africa Burn for petrolheads, but better: a bunch of people on a dry lake with the sole aim of having fun […]

KTM 1290 Super Adventure confirmed for 2015

KTM will add to its Adventure range next year with the new KTM 1290 Super Adventure. As its name suggests, the 1290 builds on the current 1190 Adventure. It will add a different dimension and choice for those who want the pinnacle of luxury sports touring, a statement from KTM says. The Super Adventure will […]

Three more Harleys for 2014

Fresh off the launch of 2014’s vastly improved Project Rushmore motorcycles, Harley-Davidson has unveiled three new motorcycles that expand its line-up of street bikes and ads a baby tourer. All three are already available at local dealers. The release of the retro-cool Low Rider, SuperLow 1200T tourer and mean Street Bob Special Edition completes the […]

Yamaha fires a three-gun volley (part 3)

It’s seems like Yamaha got busy all of a sudden. Their bikes show up on our radar almost daily – if it’s not their 125cc Tricity three-wheeler (copied from the brilliant but pricey Gilera Fuoco) it’s their new V-twin bobber, the Bolt. Bikeroutes recently sampled three other new Yammies at a media product launch in […]

Yamaha fires a three-gun volley (part 2)

It’s seems like Yamaha got busy all of a sudden. Their bikes show up on our radar almost daily – if it’s not their 125cc Tricity three-wheeler (copied from the brilliant but pricey Gilera Fuoco) it’s their new V-twin bobber, the Bolt. Bikeroutes recently sampled three other new Yammies at a media product launch in […]

Motorcycle enthusiasts to take over Margate for the 6th Africa Bike Week

Africa Bike Week 2014, the largest free motorcycle rally in South Africa, is taking place for the 6thconsecutive year, from Thursday 1 May to Sunday 4 May, in Margate, KwaZulu-Natal. Thousands of bike enthusiasts are attracted to the event every year to enjoy an array of activities for the whole family – so parents don’t […]

Yamaha fires a three-gun volley (part 1)

It’s seems like Yamaha got busy all of a sudden. Their bikes show up on our radar almost daily – if it’s not their 125cc Tricity three-wheeler (copied from the brilliant but pricey Gilera Fuoco) it’s their new V-twin bobber, the Bolt. Bikeroutes recently sampled three other new Yammies at a media product launch in […]

Indians arrive in South Africa

If you’re shopping for an American cruiser or tourer, and prefer traditional styling and a thumping V-twin engine note, chances are that your first stop will be at the Harley-Davidson or Victory dealership. This simple choice has now been complicated by the local début of a series of  new contenders to the segment, which offer […]

Fixing a puncture like a pro (video)

The P-word. You don’t like it and don’t want to hear it when you’re having a great trip on your bike through the middle of nowhere. But sooner or later you will have to deal with a puncture and repair that son of a tube to go further.   We are not all very clued […]

Phakisa to host World Superbike championship

South Africa is on the official calendar for the 2014 FIM World Superbike championship with the sole African round scheduled to be held at Phakisa Freeway in the Free State on October 19. This race track near Welkom also hosted the championship back in 2002 when Valentino Rossi was one the racers to compete. Anthony […]

Safety recall on Triumph Explorer and Trophy

According to Triumph Motorcycles South Africa it has become necessary to issue a safety recall on a limited number of Tiger Explorer, Tiger Explorer XC and Trophy model motorcycles, which require the replacement of the ECU. Failure to undertake this work may in rare cases lead to unnecessary activation of the safety shutdown strategy causing […]