THE ROCOMAMAS CUSTOM, VINTAGE, CLASSIC & RETRO CHAMPIONSHIP
Dec11

THE ROCOMAMAS CUSTOM, VINTAGE, CLASSIC & RETRO CHAMPIONSHIP

ROCOMAMAS PRESENTS THE CUSTOM, VINTAGE, CLASSIC & RETRO MOTORCYCLE CHAMPIONSHIP AT KYALAMI GRAND PRIX CIRCUIT 25-27 MAY 2018   The AutoTrader SA Bike Fest, powered by Discovery Channel, is thrilled to announce the return of the successful Custom Bike Championship to the third fun-fuelled rendition of the festival, which takes place at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit from 25th – 27th May 2018.  Next year, the team look...

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NEW BIKE: Yamaha NIKEN
Dec07

NEW BIKE: Yamaha NIKEN

So what is the Niken? Well, from the steering head back, it’s essentially an MT-09. This Star Wars like looking ride has the same three-cylinder engine (though Yamaha has updated the crank and fuelling) that instigates such frequent wheelies in the MT, but the frame is welded up from tubular steel instead of cast from aluminium like on the naked bike. There are a pair of 15-inch wheels up front, supported by two pairs of inverted...

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NEW BIKE: 2018 Yamaha R1 and R1M
Dec07

NEW BIKE: 2018 Yamaha R1 and R1M

Yamaha’s R1 1,000cc-class sportbike has been our favourite litre bike since it received a massive overhaul for the 2015 model year. But that doesn’t mean Yamaha is resting on its laurels, instead revising the R1 and R1M with just a few minor tweaks that will bring about big improvements for 2018. The 2018 Yamaha R1 and R1M now have clutchless auto-blip downshifts in addition to the quickshift system already included for upshifts, and...

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NEW BIKE: Kawasaki H2 SX, a 200hp Super-Charged Sports Tourer
Dec07

NEW BIKE: Kawasaki H2 SX, a 200hp Super-Charged Sports Tourer

Kawasaki has brought its supercharged performance to the sport-touring market with the 2018 Kawasaki H2 SX (black) and upgraded H2 SX SE (green/black). Both were unveiled Tuesday at EICMA Milan Motorcycle Show. This brings a third model to Kawasaki’s supercharged motorcycle line-up, which includes the full-track Ninja H2R and the street-going Ninja H2....

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NEW BIKE: Aprilia Factory  Works RSV4 
Dec07

NEW BIKE: Aprilia Factory Works RSV4 

Making a claimed 201hp, weighing 180kg dry and packed with cutting-edge electronics, Aprilia’s RSV4 is seldom accused of needing sharpening up. But Aprilia has got the sharpener out anyway, in the form of a ‘Factory Works’ kit for track use which will let owners boost their RSV4’s power to 215hp and shave 10kg off the weight. It includes new pistons and heads plus a full race exhaust system, the latter contributing to both the power...

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