ARTICLES RELATING TO BIKES

Shoulder-tap bike alert for JLR drivers

2015-01-20 14:23

Volvo is not the only automaker ‘thinking bike’ with its helmet technology. Now Jaguar Land Rover has come up with a system... VIDEO, GALLERY

'Retired' Stoner still testing for Honda

2015-01-15 08:54

Could two-times MotoGP champion Casey Stoner be reconsidering a comeback? He's enjoying testing for Honda so much, he'll be doing it for 2015 too.

Panigale power leaves mark at Mugello

2015-01-12 11:18

Ducati kicks off 2015 with testing its of its new 152kW Panigale in Mugello, Italy. Ducati test rider Alessandro Valia shares his impressions on the new superbike.

Dakar Day 2: Barreda in control of bikes

2015-01-06 08:37

Joan Barreda claimed victory in the bikes and quads category during Stage 2, the first major special stage of the 2015 Dakar.

Will it be Mini time again in '15 Dakar?

2015-01-02 11:42

Mini's X-Raid team has been dominant in the past three Dakar rallies. Will gthe cars be victorious again in 2015 with the hungry Peugeot and Toyota teams hot on their tails?

Terror as bike pillion ride goes wrong

2014-12-29 14:19

Arrive Alive writer and biker RUAN PLINT recalls a traumatic incident when his young son rode pillion with him. This highlights why riders should always be cautious.

Is Beemer morphing into Harley?

2014-12-19 08:47

BMW Motorrad and Roland Sands Design have announced exclusive customising parts for the brands awesome - if tweely named - new R nineT.

Baby Suzy DR-Z70 - just in time for Santa

2014-12-01 10:18

Suzuki's adorable DR-Z70 is a little bike with a big heart and has arrived in South Africa just in time for Christmas. Er, Dad...?

Bad weather on bikes: Bad news?

2014-11-29 10:00

Arrive Alive shares all the tips for bike riding in bad weather. Here are some frequently asked, or wondered about, questions...

Bad weather on bikes: Bad news?

2014-11-27 10:33

Arrive Alive shares all the tips for bike riding in bad weather. Here are some frequently asked, or wondered about, questions...

KTM SA lands all-new RC390 sportster

2014-11-19 20:05

KTM South Africa has unveiled the all-new, 'ready to race', KTM RC390.

Special price for Buell Superfighter

2014-11-13 12:48

The Cayenne group has revealed local pricing for the new Erik Buell Racing SX 1190 Superfighter motorcycle. The new bike has expanded the EBR range to three motorcycles.

R14m chopper sale: Fonda bike a fake?

2014-10-22 07:00

A squabble over who owned a genuine version of the Captain America choppers used in 'Easy Rider' has taken the shine off the star-spangled bike's R14-million sale. Is it a fake?

East India Express: UK-India bike record bid

2014-10-21 10:04

Sushanth Shetty and his trusty Suzuki Hayabusa rider will attempt to drive from the UK to India in the fastest time possible.

Mitten-smitten: Anybody seen my glove?

2014-10-20 08:41

'Hands are the most vulnerable part of your body but reach to protect you in a crash,' says bike guru DAVE FALL. He's lost half of a pair of biking gloves he bought a decade ago...

Birthday boy: Honda Gold Wing turns 40

2014-10-15 07:18

Honda is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the creation of its Gold Wing, with a special edition headed for SA. DAVE FALL takes a look back to when the bike was announced in 1974.

Yamaha Tricity: Nothing to be scared of!

2014-10-13 13:31

Yamaha has tackled the intimidating fear of bikes with its Tricity. DRIES VAN DER WALT puts the three-wheeled scooter to the test...

Blythe wins final Dakar Challenge entry

2014-10-02 10:23

American adventurer Ian Blythe has raced his way from the US to Australia chasing one main prize: a free ticket to participation in the Dakar 2015 rally. Here's his story...

BMW GS Eco '14: Adventure for charity

2014-09-22 10:35

Once a year SA BMW GS riders flock in droves to the annual BMW GS Eco. Biking guru DRIES VAN DER WALT was there for the 2014 event. Check out his awesome gallery!

Oz teen Miller follows in Stoner's tracks

2014-09-18 08:32

Australian teenager Jack Miller will follower in the tracks of MotoGP ace Casey Stoner when he joins Honda in 2015.

Grandma halfway through solo world trip

2014-09-17 09:10

Steph Jeavons, aboard her trusty Honda CRF250L nicknamed 'Rhonda', has reached the halfway point in her quest to travel around the world, solo. She's reached 22 530km into her 38 600km journey!

7 top safety tips for hauling bikes

2014-09-12 10:43

Taking a bike ride with your mates is all the rage - but are you clued-up on transporting your bicycles safely by car? Here are some top tips...

Young wins again at Winterburg Enduro

2014-09-09 11:50

Wade Young has clinched his fourth victory at the Winterburg Enduro, Round 5 of the 2014 National championship.

And the most frugal bike in SA is...

2014-09-03 12:48

1050km, two days, 70 entries... Bike guru DAVE FALL took part in the 2014 SA motorcycle econorun. Find out which bike is crowned the most frugal motorcycle in SA!

Free service plan for KTM Adventure bikes

2014-09-02 09:37

KTM South Africa has announced a free two-year or 15 000km service plan for its 1190 Adventure bikes through September.

 

We ride: Ducati's 1199 Panigale

2015-01-19 11:39

Ahead of the launch of its 2015 1299 Panigale, biking guru DRIES VAN DER WALT has one last fling with the outgoing 1199.

Barreda wins Stage 9, Coma still leads

2015-01-15 08:36

Spain's Joan Barreda has redeemed his hopes by winning a third stage on Wednesday. Can he keep defending Dakar bike champ Marc Coma at bay?

Tough start to Dakar for SA rhino riders

2015-01-06 08:38

Team Rhide SA, quadders riding the Dakar for the Save The Rhino campaign had some tough luck on Day 2. Here's how...

Dakar '15: Day 1 bike results

2015-01-04 19:21

It's been a long wait but the 2015 Dakar Rally thundered into life today with Stage 1, a 170km+ run from Buenos Aires to Villa Carlos Paz.

Namibian biker up front in Eco Race

2015-01-02 09:27

Namibia's Ingo Waldschmidt pushed himself to close to the lead in Stage 2 of the Africa Eco Race in Morocco.

Namibian rider to race Africa Eco Rally

2014-12-29 08:40

While South Africans are doing model distances on their holiday, Namibian biker Ingo Waldschmidt will cover nearly 7000km in the 2015 Africa Eco Rally across three countries.

Snors for a Cause raises R100 000

2014-12-03 18:33

Harley-Davidson Africa has raised a nice wad of money with its Snors for a Cause Motorcade for the national 'More Balls Than Most' cancer organisation.

We go budget: CSR DT 150 tested

2014-12-01 09:12

The CSR DT 150 makes for a great city commuter though it's not suitable for highway riding, writes Bike guru DRIES VAN DER WALT. He gets to grips with the Cayenne Group's new budget bike.

Suzuki's retro-styled VanVan in SA

2014-11-28 14:38

Suzuki's retro-styled VanVan arrives in South Africa. The 125cc adventure bike is only available in limited numbers, so act fast.

Mrs Roma riding high in Dakar bike team

2014-11-26 12:04

Amateur motorcycle trio Team Himoinsa - one of them Dakar bike ace Nani Roma's wife - has but one simple goal... for each member to finish the 2015 Dakar Challenge!

MV Agusta's new Stradale 800 set for SA

2014-11-14 08:13

The MV Agusta Stradale 800 is set to arrive locally later in 2014, equipped with new sport brakes, improved acceleration and a host of mechanical changes.

Reviewed: Erik Buell Racing EBR 1190 RX

2014-10-28 12:13

Maverick engineer Erik Buell's fantastic bikes are available in South Africa through the Cayenne Group. DRIES VAN DER WALT rides Buell's EBR 1190 RX!

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Which is better at drifting - a M-badged car or a BMW S1000 RR bike? Watch this insane drift contest with four-times dirt-track World champion Karl Maier riding a modified speedway bike against a BMW M235i .

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Women racers hailed in new off-road series

2014-10-21 08:37

The inaugural Combined Ladies championship, part of the 2014 SA National Off-road Motorcycle and Quad series, crowned its first female champion.

R14m chopper sale: Fonda bike a fake?

2014-10-20 08:15

A squabble over who owned a genuine version of the Captain America choppers used in 'Easy Rider' has taken the shine off the star-spangled bike's R14-million sale. Is it a fake?

Birthday boy: Honda Gold Wing turns 40

2014-10-14 08:03

Honda is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the creation of its Gold Wing, with a special edition headed for SA. DAVE FALL takes a look back to when the bike was announced in 1974.

Now Japan MotoGP faces typhoon peril

2014-10-10 09:03

Marc Marquez could retain his MotoGP title in Japan this weekend, provided the race isn't marred by a typhoon that - like the previous weekend's F1 GP - is approaching the Motegi circuit.

VIDEO: Ducati Scrambler launched at Intermot

2014-10-01 09:24

Ducati has unveiled one of its most anticipated motorcycles of the year at the 2014 International motorcycle show in Cologne, Germany. Meet the Ducati Scrambler... Check out the new bike in action!

Rubbish-vigilante's litterbug rampage

2014-09-18 19:00

Do you hate litterers? Ever wanted to do something about drivers who toss rubbish out their windows? A rider takes action against littering drivers...by tossing trash at them. Watch the awesome clip.

Rubbish-vigilante's litterbug rampage

2014-09-17 11:39

Do you hate litterers? Ever wanted to do something about drivers who toss rubbish out their windows? A rider takes action against littering drivers...by tossing trash at them. Watch the awesome clip.

Limited EBR 1190 RS flagship for SA

2014-09-12 11:51

EBR RZ Superbike, SX Street Fighter… now the Cayenne group has announced a third member of its local Eric Buell Racing line-up – the limited EBR 1190 RS Superbike.

7 top safety tips for hauling bikes

2014-09-11 10:26

Taking a bike ride with your mates is all the rage - but are you clued-up on transporting your bicycles safely by car? Here are some top tips...

SA team wins FIM Aftrica champs

2014-09-05 08:25

South Africa's team of riders has won the 2014 FIM Africa Motocross of African Nations championship in Zambia.

Trouble brewing for British MotoGP fans

2014-09-02 09:41

There’s bad news on the horizon for British MotoGP fans as the iconic race at Silverstone could be moved to a new ‘Circuit of Wales’. Bike guru DAVE FALL asks: “Will a Welsh version of South African Toby Venter step up to the plate, please?’

Limited F3 800 Agostini bikes in SA

2014-09-02 08:30

MV Augusta's limited edition F3 800 AGO bikes, signed by 15-times World champion Giacomo Agostini, has arrived in South Africa. Only 300 were produced.

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