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 […]

Somerset West, Botrivier, Van der Stel Pass – 1day (dual)

  1. Total distance of route and date of ride? 210km, 9 November 2013   2. How long did it take to complete? Were you going fast or travelling leisurely? You decide how long it takes. You can ride hard and finish in three hours. Or if you take it easy and stop regularly to […]

BMW’s new R 1200 GS Adventure revealed

BMW Motorrad revealed its brand new R 1200 GS Adventure today. The new R 1200 GS Adventure is powered by the same air/liquid-cooled boxer engine featured on the R 1200 GS, with a displacement of 1,170 cc and an output of 92 kW at 7,750 rpm. The stand-out feature of the power unit – introduced last year after being newly developed for the […]

KTM 1190 Adventure

What is it? This is KTM’s first direct onslaught in the world war of bike manufacturers seeking to build the best 1200cc adventure bike; a war started by the Germans with their BMW R 1200 GS and its predecessors. Other manufacturers rolled out their weaponry one by one, but none could claim much of the […]

BMW R 1200 GS

What is it? It has been a motorcycle legend for the past three decades, so if you don’t know it, you are probably from Pluto. BMW Motorrad calls this bike a travel enduro, which means this is the type of bike you would take on journeys, travelling the planet − but not only by tar, […]

BMW F 800 GS

What is it? BMW calls its F 800 GS the “sportiest member of the GS family” − and it certainly is. It’s a middleweight adventure/dual-purpose bike, but with enough power to hang with the big boys like the 1200 GS. It’s probably BMW’s best dual-purpose bike as it is great off road and also splendid […]

BMW G 650 GS Sertão

What is it? This is the reincarnation of the BMW 650 Dakar, but not much has changed: it’s the same engine and the same frame as the discontinued Dakar, the last model of which left the showroom in 2007. There’s brand new plastics, however, which gives the Sertão a different look. And then there’s the […]

Honda VFR1200X CrossTourer

What is it? The Honda VFR 1200X CrossTourer is a dual-purpose adventure/touring bike. This Honda has the BMW1200 GS and KTM 1190 lined up neatly in its crosshairs and intends to make some serious inroads into the adventure/touring market. It’s comfortable on longer rides for both rider and pillion and more than capable off the […]