Ridden: KTM 1290 Super Duke GT

In a rather strange little village located in northern Austria, an orange motorcycle manufacturer is hammering away at the two wheeled world with its own flavour of motorcycle delight. In this Innviertel village, which is dark and cold during the winter months, window lights are seen from afar with predominantly old folk starring at passers-by…

Riding the Nürburgring: What to expect

The Nürburgring is an infamous track located in the town of Nürburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Originally it was built to alleviate unemployment in the Eifel region of northwest Germany. From 1925 to 1927, some 25,000 persons were hired to construct the racetrack. Today it is used by car makers from all over the world to test their…

Ridden: Ducati Panigale 959

The Italian Marque has released several new models to update its offering of late, and one would be forgiven to think that Ducati are on a roll so to speak. This is evident through unique offerings that aim to appeal to a broader market such as the Scrambler, Diavel x and Hypermotard 939 amongst others….

Ridden: Harley Davidson Road King Classic

Having had the opportunity to ride an array of motorcycles in the past, I thought it was time to pop my Harley cherry recently. After all I am passionate about motorcycles and there isn’t really a motorcycle that is as iconic as the Harley Davidson (thanks to their unique marketing strategy). So upon arrival in…

The epitome of a Sunday run

Nobody sums up riding a motorcycle better than Valentino Rossi. ‘Riding a race bike is an art – a thing that you do because you feel something inside’. Below is a video depicting a ride through the beautiful winter-stricken countryside up on the highveld.  

Ridden: 2014 Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom

The V-Strom has made a return, hopefully to try and capture some of the adventure bike market share, dominated by BMW’s GS range. However, with the introduction of various adventure bikes from a variety of manufacturer’s, this market segment is becoming increasingly competitive, as I am sure BMW has come to understand.   The new…

Redstar Raceway track days

By now we should all be familiar with Redstar raceway in Mpumalanga. Built only for bikes, this tight and technical circuit is situated about an hours drive from Johannesburg. What is great about the circuit is that it is open to the public almost every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Something you don’t get at…

2014 Kawasaki Z800

Kawasaki have been on form lately, especially with their dominant ZX10R which packs a serious punch. It has also won the 2013 World Superbike Championship with Tom Sykes. Kawasaki have also recently been introducing new models for their 2014 lineup, including the Z800. Watch the video below.

Ridden: Kawasaki ZX10R 2011

Upon unloading the new 200hp ZX10R in the drive and slipping into some leathers, I decided I will put on some music and go for a ride through the leafy suburbs to get a feel for the new Ninja. However the first song that started to play on my iPod was ‘take me to the…

Top Gear South Africa 2011: The Review

You may be aware that Top Gear is receiving a lot of criticism lately due to the show hosted at Kyalami grand prix circuit this past weekend. (17th to 20th March 2011). It also just so happens that before making my way to the show on Friday the 18th of March 2011, I had written an exam on…

Ridden: Suzuki GSX-R750 2011

Evolution has once again made the new Suzuki GSX-R750 a bike that is in a class of its own. The 750 is interesting in that it shares the best of both worlds, taking the handling qualities of a 600 and mixing them with the raw power of a 1000cc superbike. In essence one struggles to…

Ridden: Triumph speedmaster 2010

It doesn’t take long for anyone to notice that I am probably the worlds biggest bike fan. My house is littered with motorcycle accessories and replica toys. There are boots and old gloves hidden away in every cupboard and the garage often has anywhere between one to five motorcycles sleeping under the fluorescent light. However…