ARTICLES RELATING TO DRIES VAN DER WALT

Triumph announces new Tiger 1200 Desert Special Edition

2020-01-23 07:00

Taking inspiration from inhospitable deserts around the world, Triumph has announced a new ‘Desert’ edition of the Tiger 1200 adventure bike.

The new Honda Africa Twin to be used at next year's Quest adventure challenge

2019-12-05 13:30

Honda Motorcycles Southern Africa announced that the newly-launched Africa Twin will be used at the 2020 Honda Quest True Adventure challenge.

EICMA points the way to 2020 with a collection of new bikes

2019-11-15 14:13

The annual EICMA exhibition, held this year in Milan, Italy, celebrated its 77th anniversary with 1 800 exhibits from leading bike brands. Here are some of the 2020 models that might be making their way to our shores.

BIKES | BMW launches the ‘rest’ of the R1250s

2019-10-24 14:48

Wheels24 correspondent Dries van der Walt attended the launch of BMW Motorrad's new range of R, RS and RT models during an event in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga.

Husqvarna’s unforgettable 2019 National Enduro Championship season

2019-10-21 07:46

The 2019 National Enduro Championship ended on a high note for Pepson Plastics Husqvarna Racing rider William Oosthuizen as he received the first national title of his career.

SEE | 10 tips for motorcyclists to stay safe in the rain

2019-10-15 07:43

After a dry winter, the rainy season is knocking at the door for most of the interior. Unfortunately, for bikers, the wet roads bring a host of additional risks. Here are a few ways to keep safe during the rainy season.

Bike review: Husqvarna Svartpilen 701

2019-08-29 11:15

'I enjoy almost every bike I ride, but every so often I come across one that is more than just enjoyable – a bike that can only be described as pure, unadulterated fun,' writes Dries van der Walt.

REVIEW: Honda GL1800 Gold Wing Tour

2019-06-26 12:15

Following the success of the ground-breaking CB750 superbike, Honda tasked an R&D design team to explore concepts for a new flagship motorcycle in 1972.

Triumph adds two new bikes in SA - Scrambler 1200 XE and the Speed Twin

2019-04-30 05:30

Triumph has added two exciting new models to their heritage line-up: the Scrambler 1200 XE and the Speed Twin. Dries Van der Walt recently got the opportunity to experience the new additions in the Hartbeespoort area in Gauteng.

REVIEW: Kawasaki Z 900 RS Café

2019-04-05 08:45

The style is very much in vogue these days, and when Kawasaki developed their retro Z900RS, bringing out a café racer version was the logical step.

 

#Dakar2020 | Honda's Ricky Brabec breaks KTM's stranglehold with solid victory in Bike category

2020-01-17 17:00

Ricky Brabec became the first-ever American winner of the Dakar motorcycle category, ending KTM’s 18-year domination of the grueling event.

REVIEW | The Suzuki Katana is the stuff that teenage biker dreams were made of

2019-11-25 10:40

Wheels24 bike correspondent Dries van der Walt went back in time to 1981 to experience the revolutionary Suzuki Katana.

Women’s team for BMW’s 2020 International GS Trophy announced

2019-11-01 09:50

31 women from 20 countries around the world competed fiercely to qualify for one of the six places on offer for the seventh BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy, to be held in New Zealand next year.

BIKES | Get that on-top-of-the-mountains feeling at the annual Snow+Rock Enduro event

2019-10-23 11:28

On 25 to 27 October, the Afriski Mountain Resort in Lesotho will once again host the annual Snow+Rock Enduro Event.

REVIEW | The Triumph Speed Twin combines the best retro and modern elements

2019-10-18 04:35

Wheels24 bike correspondent Dries van der Walt takes an in-depth look at the Triumph Speed Twin, a modern bike that visually resembles a classic.

Bike review: KTM 790 Adventure R

2019-09-19 09:06

'With the range of exceptionally good, big-capacity adventure bikes on the market, the mid-size sector seems not to get the buyer attention it deserves – and that’s a huge pity,' writes Dries Van der Walt.

Bike Review: Triumph Thruxton R

2019-07-30 09:22

'I’ve always had a soft spot for retro bikes, especially the ones that not only look the part but also have a period feel', writes Dries Van der Walt.

Bike review: Zontes ZT310-X

2019-05-30 19:00

The Chinese have joined the bike market, and they are pushing out more and more inexpensive products which are leading the field in terms of technology, reliability and economy. Dries van der Walt review the Zontes ZT310-X.

REVIEW: Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sport

2019-04-11 15:00

31 years after the legendary name first appeared on the XRV650, Honda brings us the Africa Twin Adventure Sport, the latest version of their competent big adventure twin.

BMW R 1250 GS models launched in SA

2019-03-07 12:48

The long reign of the BMW R 1200 GS has come to an end after 14 years of wearing the crown of the most popular adventure bike ever.

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