New CB1000R and Africa Twin Sport lead Honda’s EICMA line-up

Wide range of new bikes from the Flying Wings Tech and range improvements shown at EICMA Honda previews 2018 motorcycle range MILAN, Italy – Honda has revealed its full 2018 European motorcycle line-up on the eve of the EICMA show in Milan with the introduction of five new and two extensively upgraded models. And these…

What will zero alcohol do to you?

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Have you considered the implications of a ZERO level of alcohol in your system while driving? Will this proposed change affect you? South African road safety and training organisation Masterdrive has some comments – as indeed does Carman’s Corner… “Driving a vehicle,” Masterdrive says, “mplies the acceptance of a number of…

Ducati Multistrada 1200: Shrink the globe on a bulletproof bike

New colours, tyres for road and off-road travel Accessories designed for the less-beaten track Cutting-edge performance, active safety BORGO PANIGALE, Bologna – Ducati’s Multistrada 1200 Enduro, the bikemaker says, is now even more of a globetrotter thanks to the introduction of a Pro version. “The trail-blazing spirit of this the most venturesome Multistrada,” Ducati says, “now reaches…

SA vets to challenge world again at Farleigh Castle

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – South African veteran Motocross champions will once again compete in the annual international MXDN World Veterans event at Farleigh Castle in England. They are four-times Springbok MX champion Ryan Hunt, Germany-based motocross legend, multiple SA National champion and international GP rider Colin Dugmore, Springbok and SA National champion Tony Riddell, and…

Honda Twins reach new – and frozen! – heights

Honda five  on top of the world Only two-metre snow stopped bike Africa Twins take on volcano deep-freeze SANTIAGO, Chile – A year after its return to Honda’s motorcycle range the Africa Twin has reached new heights by breaking the record for the highest altitude yet reached by a twin-cylinder motorcycle. The choice for the record was…

Headline sponsor named for SA Cross-Country series

Total takes up main sponsor role Six races planned through 2017 Five car categories designated JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Fuel and lubricants company Total SA has announced a year’s sponsorship of the SA Cross-Country Motor Racing Series. The company is already sponsoring the Toyota Gazoo Racing team. Total will supply fuel for all six events through…

Ultimate bike test: Around the world on Ducati Multistrada

Last of seven globetrotters reaches Ducati factory in Italy Ducati-symbolic sites en route visited by riders Six-month, 30 000km, ride now part of Ducati history BACK IN BORGO PANIGALE: Long-distance rider Timo Schäfer back at the Ducati factory, the final rider in a team of seven that carried the baton he is holding around the world on…

SA’s Ryan Hunt, despite shunt, up front in US

SA Vet rider Ryan up with leaders at Glen Helen ‘No quarter given in California’ – SA champion Huge crowd watches four SA racers in US SOUTH AFRICAN rider Ryan Hunt took a comfortable fifth overall from the Over 40’s 2016 International World Vets race at the Glen Helen circuit in California USA at the…

Torbet takes on the mountains

Suzuki motorcycles has released the first episode of a new three-part series about soldier-turned-famed adventurer and explorer. The bikemaker says it proves you don’t need to head too far from home to have your own adventure. WATCH the first episode here. Torbet, keen to extol the virtues of Britain, goes to Scotland and the historic,…

Ryan Hunt: Four decades of MX triumphs

  Ryan Hunt (Team Tork Craft), at age 46, has won the 2016 MX3 Class overall to take his fourth decade of SA National MX titles – his lifetime goal. No other South African has achieved this in a Motocross career – indeed, few have raced for 35 years, and still be winning, through four decades….

Avon markets bike tyre for on- and off-road

MELKSHAM, England – Avon Tyres has launched a TrekRider motorcycle tyre that, the company says, promises ” superb off- and on-road performance”. Avon says the TrekRider is its first adventure tyre with a 50/50 split of on- versus off-road performance though really meant for light to medium trails. “The tyres work as well in mud…

Motorcycle crash-bags just got simpler with BMW

Riding protection on and off-road Full-body impact-absorbtion Nothing to be fitted to the motorcycle BMW Motorrad launches Airbag Jacket Street Air Dry by Alpinestars. Street Airbag System for improved motorcycling safety. MUNICH, Germany – BMW Motorrad is launching its Street Air by Alpinestars, an advanced motor-cycle crash-bag system that clailms to give comprehensive upper-body protection…