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 […]

Stage 2 reshuffles, wreaks havoc

Your luck can change in an instant and no one in the world can relate more to these words than Red Bull KTM rider Sam Sunderland. Claiming the top step of the podium after stage one at Dakar 2015 meant nothing as poor Sunderland lost his overnight lead and more importantly, any hope of being […]

Harley-Davidson show real steel by raising R100 000

Harley-Davidson separated the stubble from the fluff with their first Snors for a Cause campaign. A total of R100 000 was handed over to More Balls Than Most, a testicular and prostate cancer awareness organisation, raised at a national motorcade held at Harley-Davidson dealers across the country. Sales of a limited edition buff kept the […]

Got balls? Know someone who does?

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 […]