When I was a younger, I could not understand who would buy a big, classic looking bike that offers no adrenalin, just nothing that makes you enjoy riding, or I had my riding requirements completely wrong. I have seemed to get a little wiser because now I really can’t think of anything better than a Road King Classic in my garage, maybe not as my only bike, but there would
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The new Husqvarna 2016 motocross line-up represents a revolutionary step forward. Beginning a new era, every detail of this new from the ground up motocross range has been specifically designed to improve performance. Featuring massive weight savings, totally new bodywork, new engine design and new carbon fibre subframes, the 2016 motocross bikes embrace Husqvarna’s rich racing heritage to ensure premium motorcycles with state-of-the-art technology. Presenting the all-new FC 450, FC
Further details of Honda’s new 1000cc adventure motorcycle featuring an all-new, compact parallel twin engine with 70kW power and 98Nm torque. Engine packaged in compact, lightweight frame to offer outstanding off-road performance, touring comfort and agile handling for everyday use. New DCT functionality, switchable ABS and multi-mode HSTC available for optimal traction both off and on-road. Four colour schemes to be available including CRF Rally and Tricolour. First studio and
‘Big, heavy and totally comfortable’ is what comes to mind with the Electra Glide. It’s one if those bikes you either love or hate and if you are anything like me, you would have noticed by now that if you don’t have one, your motorcycle collection is seriously missing a crucial piece of the puzzle. There is just something about the big ultra that I love. Could it be
The bobbers of the ‘40’s have always fascinated me in some sort of way. I’ve always loved the style and the look about them. Yes, some may argue the fact that they look rather military and yet again you would be correct. The original bobber term came from army troops who “bobbed off” parts from ex Harley-Davidson military bikes to add to their own, and thus the term just stuck.
The thunderous sound of a V-twin motorcycle has always been synonymous with Harley-Davidson. The two big bore cylinders just firing away, brings music to my ears. Fit a set of Screaming Eagle exhausts from the Harley-Davidson catalogue, and then you have just upgraded the sound system on your bike. The Harley-Davidson 1200 Sportster has been one of the top sellers for the company and it’s easy to see why. A
Everybody knows the R1200GS, or at least everybody should. If you are South African, chances are you have seen a R1200GS before or have at least one this past week. There is a reason why they are so popular and I’m going to tell you why, in a minute or so. The previous model 1200GS we rode was the single overhead cam variant back in 2009. While this was great
What? a 1000cc naked bike? This only spells one word; Fun! … and maybe a little wind in your face! This is what motorcycling is all about; sitting on the open road, with nearly nothing in front of you. Naked bikes in South Africa have not yet kicked off and I don’t know if the concept ever will. The majority are either adventure bikers or superbike pilots (they fly low),
The CBR600RR has been with us for decades and the bike, over the last couple years, has not changed all that much. With the RR’s intro in 2003, it took the mid-size sport bike market by storm. The fact that it was fully Moto GP-inspired was no coincidence and the braced pro-link suspension and the under seat exhaust were taking right from the RC211V bike. In 2003 the CBR600RR was