Hey, every morning when we wake up we don’t know if life’s gonna give us a lekker thing that day or a crappy thing but we bikers all know that when a lekker thing comes along then we mustn’t go and stuff it up by pulling the wrong move.
I mean like there I am just last Saturday morning busy sitting at the lights on Rosettenville Corner on my way to the old Triumph Shop in Edenvale and even though my eyes haven’t got their focus working all that lekker yet after all the night before’s dopping I can clearly check across the road that there’s this oke on his boney and I can hear by the way he’s revving his motor that instead of waiting for me to cross he’s sommer gonna skiet in front of me as soon as the lights change.
So now of course I’m pretending that I’m all stupid and that I don’t know what he’s planning to do and so while I’m waiting for him to make his move I’m busy peeping from out of the corner of my eye at the robot on my left so that the split second it goes orange I can drop the clutch and unleash the more power of the Guzzi pistons inside my Bonneville’s engine and skiet forward and cut him off and make him look stupid.
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KTM 890 DUKE
You can’t say that KTM isn’t prolific but, when motorcycles are as good as they generally always are from the Austrian manufacturer, who are we to complain?
A while back, we covered the Zontes ZT310-X1 as part of the small bike feature. There was no way we could not help but be impressed by nearly every aspect of the bike, be it equipment, performance, frugality, price, comfort, looks or quality. It was clearly a bike that was punching way above its weight.
27/08/1939 – 20/12/2020 PETER WILLIAMS Obituary
Britain’s Peter Williams, often acclaimed as the finest GP racer/engineer of modern times, passed away quietly on December 20 in his sleep, after a long illness. He was 81 years old.
Peter Williams Engineer
Williams and the magnesium alloy wheeled ‘Arter’ Matchless. Note the front and rear disc brakes that Williams also helped develop for motorcycles. Despite the front one being tiny by today’s standards, it was still an improvement over drum brakes.
Great Bikes? Yamaha V-Max
Some bikes earn reputations, be it for speed, looks, wayward handling, whatever. Some bikes are spoken about in hushed tones, generally tones of awe or fear. Some bikes achieve greatness, some have it thrust upon them! Some we forget.
The Franskraal Tour
Much selling and buying of motorbikes happened in the Yell household over Christmas. It was with great sadness that I finally decided to sell Sir Galahad (my 30-year old Honda Africa Twin XRV750) and buy a half share in a bike more suitable for Annette to ride as well. We’d been talking to her ex editor’s husband, De Wet, about the possibility of buying his tricked-out 2008 Suzuki DR650 for some time, and struck the deal as soon as Sir Galahad was sold.
MV Agusta's Timur Sardarov Russian Relaunch
Exclusive interview with MV Agusta’s russian owner, its president/ceo timur sardarov, who purchased 100% of MV Agusta equity in december 2019
Think Bike Giving Back To Biking
[I’m always ready to acknowledge those among us who give of their time freely to help others. I’ve been aware of the ThinkBike initiative for many years but never really understood how it worked. So, when Quinton van Eeden reached out to me and asked if I would like an article explaining ThinkBike, the work they do and the volunteers who do it, it was the perfect opportunity to learn more about this body of men and women who do so much to make motorcycling safer for all of us. Ed]
The Custom Builders - Part 3: Reconstructed
I first became aware of Theunis from Reconstructed custom workshop a few years ago, when he arrived at a Triumph Day in Modderfontein with his radical Rocket 3 custom. It drew a lot of attention and comment, which was exactly what Theunis was aiming for from his first build.
Magni MV Italia Yesterday Once More
There’s certainly no company more entitled to produce a retro model using current MV Agusta hardware than Moto Magni, whose founder the late Arturo Magni was the architect of the historic Italian marque’s remarkable haul of 75 road racing World Championships in 26 years.
Accessories To Climb
Overland Adventure East: Part 1
Kicking off the multi-state adventure at Rausch Creek Off-Road Park
Ready. Set. Go
We made it easy for you. We asked our travel experts where they want to go in 2020. Their answers will surprise and inspire you. Presenting 27 adventures to get you out in the world this year.
20 Trails For 2020
The new year just started and with that came resolutions galore!
11 Ways To Shake Things Up
Are you living an adventure-starved life?
Peak Of Adventure
The snow is falling and ski season is in full swing on the slopes of western North America
The New Spirit Of Exploration-Eric Larsen
Eric Larsen is one of the most decorated explorers on the planet. But his polar trips are just one part of a life dedicated to everyday adventure.
Backcountry Discovery Routes
A Decade of Adventure
Exploring The Untracked Alps
High up in the Swiss Alps just might be the best backcountry hut-to-hut trip on the planet—and one only diehard skiers know about. Until now.
12 Climbers, A Dozen Stories
From gym rats to hard core, indoor climbing evokes elevated emotions