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 RC390: Road Test

The RC390 certainly isn’t cheap. So the question is, can it justify that hefty price tag? This is the KTM RC 390 and it might just have the most exciting visual design in the motorcycling world. The mixture of smooth surfaces, sharp angles and exposed trellis frame all cohere into an aggressive and beautiful looking […]

Hermanus, Baardskeerdersbos, Greyton – 1 day (dual-purpose bikes)

1. Total distance of route? 308 km 2. How long did it take to complete? Were you going fast or travelling leisurely? It can be done in a day, but that’s not much fun. Some of us stayed over in a farmhouse between Caledon and Greyton and others in a cottage in Hermanus. We rode […]

Has the superbike met its match?

As most motorcycle riders know, bikes will beat cars on pull-away. But what happens if you bring a really big gun to a quarter-mile duel – a supercar that’s probably the second fastest production car money can buy here in South Africa: the McLaren 650S Spider. Why “second fastest”? Because its Coupé brother is 4 […]

Swartberg Pass and The Hell – 2 days

Gamkaskloof and The Hell should be on every adventure biker’s bucket list. The scenery is spectacular, the route is challenging (but not hell on earth) and you truly get the feeling that you have left the world behind. Johann van Tonder took a fortunate group of fellow bikers on a trip they’ll remember until they […]

Pretoria, Swaziland round trip – 3 days

1. Total distance of route and date of ride? 990 kilometres Click here to open in Google maps. 2.How long did it take to complete? Were you going fast or travelling leisurely? Three days. Leisurely 3. Why are you recommending this route? What’s special about it? The route goes through Swaziland, which is so close to […]

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 […]

Patensie, Steytlerville, Uitenhage – 1 day (dual)

1. Total distance of route and date of ride?  300km; July 2014 2. How long did it take to complete? Were you going fast or travelling leisurely? Leisurely, eight hours. 3. Why are you recommending this route? What’s special about it? Less travelled Baviaanskloof area; beautiful mountain surroundings. And for those living near the Baviaanskloof […]

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 […]

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 […]