Riding in rain is a pain – so read these tips to stay upright

Be an upright citizen – ride smart in the rain Check these hazards – they’re lurking out there Mostly commonsense – but we can all learn JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Parts of South Africa have had lots of rain recently and that makes commuting uncomfortable – especially for motor-cycle and bicycle riders MasterDrive SA’s training director…

Suzuki to show new Katana, classics, at London bike show

Ancient and modern: Best of Suzies for London show Return of the Katana – a new take on the 1980’s Scooters and trail bikes on the stand, too LONDON, England – Suzuki’s 2019 Katana will top the upcoming London Motorcycle Show (Feb 15-17 2019 – the new bikes to be shown alongside the original 1981 machine….

Beemer and Zon build one beaut of a custom creation

Japan and Germany build joint beaut bike First home for prototype BMW boxer Tradition and custom get creative YOKOHAMA, Japan – Japanese motorcycle customiser Custom Works Zen has created a ”spectacular” – and it sure is! – custom bike built around the prototype of a new BMW Motorrad boxer engine. The bike has just been…

Firemen and hot cars: Get to the Cape’s Killarney auto show

Flameboyant firemen for Killarney extravaganza Get to the annual motor show on November 4 Test a car, take a ride,  listen to the bands, chill CAPE TOWN, Western Cape – Which youngster hasn’t wanted to get up close to firefighters and their tenders? Here’s a chance: get to the 2018 Killarney Motor Show at Cape…

Triumph Bobber plays mobile show host to new Avon tyres

MELKSHAM, England – Avon Tyres will reveal a brand-new tyre at the (from October 3-7) 2018 Intermot motorcycle expo in Cologne, Germany. The tyremaker’s stand (should you be lucky enough to be there!) will feature its full range of motorcycle tyres and introduce special guest appearances and custom bike exhibits. Visitors will be able to meet…

New Ducati Scrambler 1100: Don’t do this at home

Ducati Scrambler 1100 Special on Audi Geneva stand Ducati sound, plenty torque, high-quality components Expected to be with dealers starting mid-March BORGO  PANIGALE, Bologna – Ducati is  at the 2018 Geneva auto show with what it describes as ”one of the most interesting and eagerly awaited bikes in the new range”. The Italian bikemaker is…

Suzuki restoration: 30 years on and Schwantz racer reborn

Three decades on – Schwantz’s Suzi racer rebuilt Show thousands watch rebuild expert at work Does the old look as good as the new? LONDON, England – Suzuki’s restoration of racer Kevin Schwantz’s 1989 RGV500, on the brand’s stand during the 2017 Motorcycle Live (November 18-26) in Birmingham, central England, has been voted best manufacturer feature of…

Ducati bringing 5 new models to Motorcycle Live

Bikes, bikes, bikes at UK’s 2017 Motorcycle Live show New Ducati accessories and clothing to browse Centre-stage will be limited-edition V4 Speciale LONDON, England – The 2018 Ducati range will be on display at this year’s Motorcycle Live (18-16 2017) – five new models with the most prominent the Panigale V4. It’s a machine which,…

Scooter revolution: Kymco going long-distance with CV2/CV3

Two concept models from scooter experts Child-friendly three wheeler is one of them CV2/CV3 concept premiere at 2017 Milan show MILAN, Italy – Kymco, a company now well-known in the two-wheeler trade, has branched out further in pioneering the newest concept of maxi scooters and developing innovative products “hat exceed customers’ expectations”. Now the Super…

Bike touring? Think BIG with BMW’s new Grand America

Motorrad expands range of full-dresser tourers BMW K1600 Grand America premieres at EICMA Six-cylinder engine, exclusive gear, long-distance MILAN, Italy – The design of the BMW K1600 Grand America, the Germany bikemakers says, translates into relaxed, luxurious two-wheeled travel – a lifestyle common in the US, but growing in acceptance in Europe for trans-Continent touring….

Suzuki SV650X café racer revealed at EICMA

Café racer-inspired V-twin middleweight Same V-twin engine as the standard SV650 Rider-adjustable forks in the deal MILAN, Italy – Suzuki has revealed its 2018 SV650X, a café racer-inspired V-twin middleweight, at the EICMA extravaganza.. The bikemaker says the machine has taken design cues from the SV650 Rally Concept which the Japanese company showcased at the…

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…