ARTICLES RELATING TO DRIES VAN DER WALT

12 new bikes for SA in 2018

2018-01-09 11:59

It is time again to take a look at what new bike models we can expect to see this year, and as always, the bike manufacturers have an array of mouth-watering models waiting to be introduced.

MotoGP rider Maverick Viñales wows Yamaha fans at Kyalami

2017-12-21 09:20

Yamaha SA had a special treat for local MotoGP fans earlier in December: they brought in Movistar Yamaha factory team rider Maverick Viñales and made him the guest of honour at the Yamaha R World track day at Kyalami.

Motorcycle Review: Indian Scout Sixty

2017-10-31 10:19

'The Scout model name is no less distinguished, dating all the way back to 1920. We tested the latest iteration, the entry-level Scout Sixty,' writes Dries van der Walt.

Road test: 2017 Ducati SuperSport

2017-09-18 10:01

'In short, it is the type of bike that you can ride to work or on a race track and it will feel equally at home in either application,' writes Dries Van Der Walt as he tests Ducati's new SuperSport.

New team to defend SA’s GS Trophy title in Mongolia

2017-08-28 09:11

'The challenge is on for a new team to defend the title after Team South Africa won the BMW GS trophy in Thailand in 2016,' writes Dries Van Der Walt.

SA Bike of the Year: 2017 finalists announced

2017-07-24 08:52

The finalists for the 2017 SA Bike of the Year awards has been announced. Which motorcycle do you think should claim the title?

Bike Review: Ducati Multistrada 950

2017-06-29 08:49

'Bigger isn’t always better - or faster, for that matter. Ducati’s newly-launched 'baby' Multistrada 950 is a case in point,' writes Wheels24's Dries van der Walt.

2017 Kawasaki Z900 review: Great 'all-round package'

2017-05-17 07:43

'If you're looking for a bike that can serve as a commuter during the week and carve up a track over weekends, this may well be it,' writes Dries Van Der Walt as he ride Kawasaki's Z900.

Updated BMW R1200 GS bike range: New Rallye, Exclusive in SA

2017-04-24 10:18

BMW Motorrad introduced the latest versions of its R1200 GS, the Rallye and the Exclusive, in SA. 'Is it any different from the previous version?' asks Dries van der Walt.

A different view of SA traffic: 5 observations of a caged biker

2017-03-08 09:05

'The inconvenience of bulky gear and the lack of protection pales in comparison to the sheer pleasure of riding a bike,' writes Dries Van der Walt as he shares his experience of being a caged biker on SA's roads.

 

Best bikes of 2017: Top 7 favourites

2017-12-29 09:51

'Despite an economy that continues to be uncertain at best, 2017 didn’t disappoint when it came to introducing new bikes,' writes Dries van der Walt..

BMW Motorrad launches K 1600 'Bagger' in SA

2017-11-06 08:55

BMW Motorrad chose the scenic and sinuous roads of the Mpamalanga Escarpment to launch their latest entry into the cruiser market, the K 1600 B ‘Bagger’.

Motorcycle review: KTM Super Adventure R

2017-10-16 07:58

'The KTM 1290 Super Adventure R, winner of the South African Bike of the Year trophy, is a testament to bikes getting better,' writes Dries Van der Walt.

And the 2017 Bike of the Year winner is...

2017-09-13 10:58

'The judges have spoken and the votes have been tallied. It was a a tough call,' writes Dries van der Walt as he reveals this year’s Pirelli Bike of the Year.

Here are the top 10 best-selling bikes in SA

2017-08-17 11:57

With our sunny weather, variety of riding conditions and relatively good road infrastructure, it is not surprising that bikes are extremely popular in this country. We list the top 10 selling bikes in SA.

BMW launches new G310 R in Joburg

2017-07-05 09:46

'Competent, agile and a whisker under R63 000, it really becomes a no-brainer for anybody in the commuter market,' writes Dries van der Walt as he rides BMW's new G310 R in Johannesburg.

2017 SA Bike Festival: New motorcycles launched

2017-06-05 10:35

May 2017 saw the second SA Bike Festival being held at Kyalami, with the organisers promising that it would be bigger and better than its predecessor.

Honda NC750X – the case for fuel economy

2017-05-05 07:00

'With the recent double-whammy of financial rating downgrades set to wreak havoc on our economy, however, even bikers are edgy about increased fuel costs,' writes Dries Van der Walt.

Bike review: 2017 Kawasaki Z650 Ninja

2017-03-22 09:23

'What team green has achieved with the Z650 Ninja is create a more than worthy successor to the ER-6f,' writes Dries van der Walt as he rides Kawasaki's new Z650 Ninja.

Best roads in SA: Here are 10 awesome routes you need to experience

2017-01-03 15:40

South Africa is one of the world's favourite tourist destinations, but it also plays hosts to some properly amazing roads. Like these ones.

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