V-Strom 250: Fuel-frugal ‘adventurer’ from Suzuki

How does 3.2 litres/100km sound for commuting? Accessories include three-piece luggage set ‘Cross the city – or go continental’ LONDON, England – Suzuki UK has confirmed pricing for its V-Strom 250, the newest addition to the brand’s adventure range expected in October 2017 In the UK, it will be the equivalent of R78 000, including…

Marquez conquers Kitzbuhel snow slope – upwards (V)

KITZBUHEL, Austria – Spanish MotoGP champion Marc Marquez opted for an alternative way to tackle one of the toughest Alpine ski courses in Europe – charging up it on his Honda race bike, with a little help from some spiked ice tyres. Read the full story here. Watch the video here

Suzuki touring made easier with V-Strom travel pack

You CAN take it with you on a new Suzuki V-Strom Top-end top box designed for cruising holidays Kit comes with engine / fuel tank protection LONDON, England – Suzuki Europe has launched a Tourer accessory pack for the 2017 V-Strom 1000 and V-Strom 1000XT to give riders, the bikemaker says, a chance to go…

Tired of the traffic? Here’s a great way to beat it

Weekend fun – or save big on commuting Three litres/100km fuel consumption possible Optimised engine, two-into-one exhaust LONDON, England – The new Suzuki GSX250R is now in UK showrooms – a 248cc parallel twin that boasts it can make around three litres/100km. How’s that for cutting your commuting costs! The 2017 GSX250R, Suzuki says, combines sharp…

New Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition ‘a salute to history’

150kW Superquadro 1299cc in Panigale R chassis Domenicali to present new Ducati at Laguna Seca Davies, Melandri raced in ‘Final Edition’ livery PEBBLE BEACH /LAGUNA SECA, California – “An exceptional and exclusive bike, born out of respect and admiration for the engine that has made Ducati history and written the World Superbike championship record books.”…

BMW Motorrad goes high-tech with bike info screen

All bike info through one-touch controller Take a phone call on move, get full route Rider distraction kept to the minimum MUNICH, Germany – BMW Motorrad has brought to market what it describes as “a high-quality”, 16.5cm, full-colour, TFT display to providing fast and clear information to riders. The intention of the new Connectivity option…

Beat traffic commute with this high-tech battery scoot

Put foot to work (maybe) with the scoot Cruise at 25km/h through town or country BMW tech – but at (in SA) a tough price MUNICH, Germany – The new BMW Motorrad X2City folding scooter is yet another fresh new face at the BMW Group in the segment of zero-emissions, two wheels, mobility. The kick-scooter…

New two-wheels peril: Bikers’ tips to avoid hijacking

Hijacking doesn’t happen only to cars and trucks Be alert – and ready to ride away Pillion riders aren’t always as they seem JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – An alert has been issued by a motorcycling group about an increase in hijackings in the Kempton Park area, east of central Johannesburg. Road safety group MasterDrive told Carman’s…

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…

How biking commuters could save SA R465bn a year

Happy bikers save three working days a year Bike commuters are happier than box-pilots Huge savings possible by two-wheel commuting   LONDON, England – What would happen to traffic congestion, parking problems and the stress levels of drivers if only 10% of commuters switched to a motorcycle or scooter? The UK will try to get…

Ducati bullet-bikes added to Italian Carabinieri arsenal

Ducati ‘Stradas ride in for G7 talks security Former 1200 tourers ‘fitted for weaponry ‘Corps can now rely on the pinnacle of two-wheelers’ TAORMINA, Italy – Ducati’s Multistrada 1200 S and Multistrada 1200 Enduro have now officially joined Italy’s Carabinieri Corps’ fleet with their debut at the 2017 G7 summit here over May 26/27. The…

New super Suzuki GSX for 2017 Kyalami Bikes Show

First viewings since global launch Take bikes on track test rides New GSX has more power, drive modes JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Suzuki’s GSX-R1000A will have its first public viewing and be available for track test rides at the 2017 South African Bike Festival at Kylami from May 26-28. The machine will be on display in…