Honda CRF 1000 L Africa Twin – Launch Report

The new Honda Africa Twin is the most anticipated and discussed bike of 2016. Carl Kritzinger attended the international launch in the Western Cape and filed this report. In 1986, the year of its birth, the Honda NXR750 “Africa Twin” won the Paris-Dakar rally raid. It was conceived with the sole purpose of winning this […]

West Coast, Northern Cape and Cederberg – 2 days

1. Total distance of route and date of ride? +/- 900 km 2. How long did it take to complete? Were you going fast or travelling leisurely? One-and-a half days. On the first day we rode about 300 km and 600 km the second day. On tar our speed was 110 to 140 km/h and […]

Triumph Tiger 800XC

What is it? The Triumph Tiger 800XC is the dual-purpose version of the road-biased Tiger 800. On the XC a larger-spoked front wheel (21” vs 19” alloy) and adjustable rear suspension with more travel (215mm vs 180mm) allow this bike to explore the path less travelled. Engine/Drivetrain The engine is based on the 675cc unit […]

Harley-Davidson Street Glide

What is it? It’s virtually the same bike as the 2009 Street Glide, but with the more powerful 1 690cc engine, compared to its predecessor’s 1 584 cc engine. Therefore torque is up by 8 percent. The Street Glide is not a full-cream tourer like the Electra Glide aka The Couch, but still offers plenty […]