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 […]

Upsets and Surprises: The 2015 MotoGP season so far

It is halfway through the 2015 MotoGP season, and it has so far been a season of upsets and surprises. What with Valentino Rossi pulling away in the championship, the factory Ducati team being regularly on the podium and Marc Marquez all the way down in fourth position, it has been an interesting season to […]

MotoGP: A thrilling season awaits

With the 2015 season of MotoGP rushing closer, it is already shaping up to be an extremely exciting season. The pack has been shuffled properly due to both rider and team changes taking place, ensuring exciting prospects for the season’s racing. Talented rookies as well as a few welcome returns are sure to make the […]

Honda sharpens VFR800F sports tourer

Honda’s legendary power plant, the iconic V4 engine, has found a new home in the new VFR800F. The V4 engine configuration is a special one for Honda, going back nearly 40 years. A complex yet compact unit, it has a unique power delivery and a soul all of its own. Honda’s current RC213V Moto GP […]

Dakar 2015: The story so far

While the riders are still digging the Chilean dirt from their nostrils, after concluding the marathon 8th stage of the toughest race on earth, we take a look at the highlights of the week’s racing in South America. The young Brit, Sam Sunderland, set the pace in Stage 1 by completing the 175 km in a […]

Stage 2 reshuffles, wreaks havoc

Your luck can change in an instant and no one in the world can relate more to these words than Red Bull KTM rider Sam Sunderland. Claiming the top step of the podium after stage one at Dakar 2015 meant nothing as poor Sunderland lost his overnight lead and more importantly, any hope of being […]

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 […]

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 […]

Honda GL 1800 Gold Wing

What is it? The Honda Gold Wing is a big touring motorcycle. It was introduced October 1974 and went on to become a popular model in North America, Western Europe and Australia. Over the course of its history, it has had numerous modifications to its design. In 1975 it had a 999cc flat-four engine and […]

Honda’s brand new dual purpose lite sets off.

Honda Motor Southern Africa today announced a new model to their motorcycle line up. The brand new CRF250L, “a dual purpose, multi role motorcycle”. According to Honda most important, and a driving force for the engineers working to deliver a multi-faceted motorcycle, was to produce something that could connect many people to Honda, and help […]