2018 Ducati Monster 821 World Launch
Nov22

2018 Ducati Monster 821 World Launch

    There are many worse ways to begin the day than drawing back the curtains of a Rimini hotel to see about 30 identical Ducati Monsters glinting in the sunshine in front of the beach. The lines of yellow bikes bring to mind a similar scene featuring the Monster 620, which was launched in 2001 with a Rimini beach party to celebrate the 100,000 sales that had then just been reached by the growing Monster family. That total...

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2017 Pirelli Bike of the Year – South Africa
Sep19

2017 Pirelli Bike of the Year – South Africa

By Gareth Davidson What do you get if you take the 15 bikes that thrilled us, scared us or made us laugh like fools more than any others over the past year, then put them to the test on the road and a dynamic handling track? The best bike of 2017, that’s what!     Traction control, quick shifters, electronic suspension, ride-by-wire and six axis ECU systems – the next time someone tells me about the ‘good old days’ I’m...

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The Bavarian Bullet – World Launch of the BMW HP4 Race
Aug07

The Bavarian Bullet – World Launch of the BMW HP4 Race

Article by Clinton Pienaar: It’s not often that I’m at a loss for words when I climb off a bike but, after spending a day with the latest offering from the BMW factory, I am speechless but this time for an entirely different reason. This bike is so good that it’s not easy to know where I’d like to start and where I should end. One thing is certain though, and that is that power and technology work hand-in-hand to make a bike with a...

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2017 Yamaha R6 action video review
Jul25
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BMW G 310 R SA Launch
Jun28

BMW G 310 R SA Launch

Natalie attended the local press launch of the new BMW G 310 R. The full review will be featured in our August 2017 issue. For now, enjoy this video and look forward to the full review.     BMW G 310 R – R62,990 Technical Specifications. Engine Capacity: 313cc Bore/stroke: 80/62 (mm) Output: 25kW (33.5hp) at 9,500rpm Torque: 28Nm at 7,500rpm Type: liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine Chassis Frame construction...

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The Swedish German connection
Mar22

The Swedish German connection

Everyone has heard of Husqvarna motorcycles but did you know that they are now owned by BMW, which has to be a good thing on many counts? Even more interesting is that BMW SA has now brought Husqvarna into South Africa with their full support. But where and how did Husqvarna begin?     A very long time ago in 1689 in the small Swedish town of Huskvarna the Husqvarna name/brand as we know it today was born. But way back then...

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