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 […]

Dakar type rally to take place in Western Cape in 2014

A true Dakar type rally will be held in South Africa next year. The Namaqua African Rally will be held in the Western Cape from 25 April till 3 May. The Namaqua African Rally, with the wine company from the Western Cape, Namaqua Wines, as the main sponsor, was initiated by former off-road motorcycle rider […]

Cyril Despres rides Yamaha

Yamaha Motor France has today announced the signing of a two year deal with 2013 Dakar Rally Champion Cyril Despres. Despres will spearhead Yamaha’s quest for victory in the 2014 as well as 2015 Dakar Rally on the Yamaha YZ450F based machine. The Frenchman will also take part in the Sardegna Rally, Rally Dos Setoes and […]

Cyril Despres leaves KTM

After 12 years and 10 Dakar podiums, 5 of which were victories, Cyril Despres and KTM have jointly agreed to go their separate ways, leaving Cyril free to explore new challenges and new horizons. This very surprising announcement was made today when KTM Motorsports unveiled its new factory rally team for 2013. Although Despres’ new […]