Husqvarna signs South African for World Motocross Championship

Husqvarna has announced its intention to be a major player in the 2014 FIM World Motocross Championship series with a full factory team for both MX1 and MX2 classes and signed South African born Tyla Rattray to help do the job. In the MX1 class it will be Tyla Rattray and Australian Todd Waters who […]

Harley-Davidson’s 2014 models revealed

Harley-Davidson revealed its 2014 motorcycle line up today that includes seven Touring, Trike and Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO ™) models transformed by Project RUSHMORE, a customer-driven venture by Harley-Davidson to improve riding experience. The culmination of a four-year product-development program, Project RUSHMORE introduces technology and design enhancements like Bluetooth®-enabled Boom! Box infotainment systems with GPS navigation, Daymaker™ […]

1200 GS gets steering damper and some make up for 2014

BMW Motorrad, the motorcycle business of BMW, announced some “facelift measures for the model year 2014” in a press release sent out to the media this week. Most are minor changes regarding the equipment packages and paint finishes on current models for the year 2014. The biggest announcement and maybe most surprising one is that […]

Tips on passing the big test

How many times have you gone for your bike learners just because you are afraid of doing the track test? We asked Bikeroutes user, Cornel van Heerden from Johannesburg, to tell us what to look out for as he recently went for the test and passed. What do you have to take with you when […]

Yamaha’s brand new street fighter, the MT-09

Yamaha has announced three new models for 2014. Besides the new YZ450F and YZ250F they will be launching the exiting new MT-09. A 850cc naked bike to take over the streets with. The Yamaha MT-09 is a whole new concept from Yamaha. With a compact new chassis and high-torque 3-cylinder engine, this new machine is designed for […]

Cyril Despres rides Yamaha

Yamaha Motor France has today announced the signing of a two year deal with 2013 Dakar Rally Champion Cyril Despres. Despres will spearhead Yamaha’s quest for victory in the 2014 as well as 2015 Dakar Rally on the Yamaha YZ450F based machine. The Frenchman will also take part in the Sardegna Rally, Rally Dos Setoes and […]

Husqy finds a friend in Husaberg

Husqvarna and Husaberg have announced a new partnership today. This comes after BMW Motorrad and Husqvarna’s ways separated earlier this year when BMW sold Husqy to Pierer Industries AG, which also owns KTM and Husaberg. “Following the acquisition of Husqvarna by Pierer Industries AG and after careful analysis and evaluation of all aspects, it was decided […]

SA girl will be roosting in Europe

SA’s leading Enduro and Off Road female rider Toni Jardine is set to represent South Africa at the Women’s World Enduro Cup. The first two rounds will be taking place in Spain and Portugal from the 10-12th May and the 17-19th May 2013 respectively. Toni, who went over last year and competed in these two […]

Unchained rider

On Friday morning (26 April) Johann Nothnagel, a software developer from Cape Town, left home on a 4000 km trip across South Africa on a Triumph Tiger 800. Nothing extraordinary about that, apart from the journey being an awareness campaign for Multiple Sclerosis (MS)*. And that Johann (58) suffers from it. This disease causes the […]

More Italian flair for adventure market

The burgeoning adventure bike market in South Africa is set to gain some Italian flair with the arrival of the all-new Aprilia Caponord 1200 Travel Pack. This is the second new premier-class Italian adventure motorcycle to arrive on the South African scene, following the 2012 launch of the Moto Guzzi Stelvio. The all-new Aprilia shares […]

Leatt’s best selling brace gets better

For 2013 Leatt redesigned the best selling motorcycle neck brace in the world. The brace what used to be the Club brace is now the Race. The chassis is still made from Leatt’s high impact polymer (LHIP) but the front has been completely re-sculpted into a split front design that was pioneered by the Leatt STX brace from 2011. The split front […]

2014 BMW R1200RT’s spotted in France

A fleet of all-new water-cooled BMW R1200RTs have been spied carrying out road testing in the South of France ahead of the launch of the completely new bike in 2014. The R1200RT is the current best-selling tourer in the UK but will be replaced next year and use the same all-new water-cooled 125bhp (92kW) motor […]