Mattighofen to Český Krumlov to Mattighofen – 3 days (tar)

Bike Routes visited the KTM factory in Mattighofen and then took the new 1290 Adventure S for a spin through the Czech Republic. 1. The route Total distance: 550 km. Waypoints: Mattighofen > Uttendorf > Mlázovy > Klatovy > Český Krumlov > Linz > Mattighofen 2. Duration of the trip We rode for three days, […]

KTM 1090 Adventure R – Launch Report

Finally, the pivotal adventure enduro, the KTM 990 Adventure R, has a worthy successor. If you’re going to spend 20 percent of your riding time on tar and the rest on dirt, buy the KTM 1090 R. If you can’t decide between a BMW 800 GS Adventure and a Honda African Twin, buy the KTM 1090 […]

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 […]

Entries open for 2016 GS Trophy qualifiers

In the build up to the highly anticipated BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2016, BMW Motorrad South Africa has opened entries for the 2016 GS Trophy South Africa Qualifier starting on 30 May in Gauteng. Team South Africa in 2014   For the first time in South Africa there will be a series of regional […]

BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

What is it? It is BMW’s biggest “travel enduro” as they call it. Basically it’s the R 1200 GS with some changes made to make it a more suitable adventure bike for long gravel travels. The 2014 model is brand new and shares the new liquid cooled 1170cc boxer engine of the standard 1200 GS. […]

Pretoria, Groot and Klein Karoo and back – 12 days (dual)

1. Total distance of route and date of ride? 3965km. From 13 September to 23 September 2013 2. How long did it take to complete? Were you going fast or travelling leisurely? Whole trip was 12 days. We rode three days to actually get to the Karoo. Then we rode six days through the Karoo […]

Brits, Vaalwater, Thabazimbi – 1 or 2 days (dual)

1. Total distance of route and date of ride? 649 km, 2012-10-27 2. How long did it take to complete? Were you going fast or travelling leisurely? It took a full nine hour day. It could easily been more, but there was a lot of tar on the way back. And I kept it pinned […]

Fouriesburg, Katse Dam, Ficksburg – two days (tar)

View Larger Map 1. Total distance of route and date of ride? Approximately 420km. November 2012 2. How long did it take to complete? Were you going fast or travelling leisurely? You can travel to Katse and back to Fouriesburg or Ficksburg in a day. Or you can take it easy and sleep over at […]

“Top secret” KTM leaked.

A brochure was leaked from Mattighofen in Austria yesterday. And it’s creating a world wide biking stir. Check it out yourself. So there it is then. The brand new, long awaited, Adventure of the orange company will be out roosting one of these days. This will rock the already strong 1200 Adventure even more. Powered […]