Motorcycle Road Tests

First impressions of the groundbreaking Harley-Davidson Project Livewire Electric Bike

First impressions of the groundbreaking Harley-Davidson Project Livewire Electric Bike

THE idea of electric-powered bikes isn’t new. Over the last few years, plenty of big names and players have taken steps towards harnessing what is regarded as the fuel of the future, with some even going to the extent of racing electric-powered prototypes in the infamous Isle of Man TT races. In short, the technology works, and […]

Cool Revival – Ducati Scrambler Test Ride

Cool Revival – Ducati Scrambler Test Ride

  IN 1962, Ducati reached the pinnacle of its popularity at the time when the Italian brand launched its original Scrambler model. What was initially spawned as a US-only novelty model quickly became a hit the world over, solidifying the Scrambler’s place in the heart and minds of many until its production ceased in 1975. Little did […]

The all-new MT-07 is a riot to ride

The all-new MT-07 is a riot to ride

                    Yamaha are on a model offensive to reclaim lost ground in the sport bike market. The first salvo consisted of the MT-09, which received rave reviews and has now been spun off to include an adventure model (MT-09 Tracer) and a motard (MT-09 Street Rally). […]

A class above ( Ducati 899 Panigale )

A class above ( Ducati 899 Panigale )

MIDDLEWEIGHT supersports bikes have been part of the Ducati range since the first 748, designed to appeal to macho sportsbike riders who want to buy into the Ducati brand without saddling themselves with the price tag of the larger version. Feast your eyes on the 899 Panigale, with its 898cc, […]

Taming the beast (Honda GL1800 Gold Wing F6B ‘Bagger’)

Taming the beast (Honda GL1800 Gold Wing F6B ‘Bagger’)

HONDA’S Gold Wing cruiser range oozes quality. From the inner fairing, pebble-dashed with buttons, to the integrated slim-lined panniers flanking the rear, Honda’s awkwardly named GL1800 Gold Wing F6B ‘Bagger’ is built to last. Nor would it look out of place parked next to the Batmobile and I wonder if […]

The essence of performance ( 2014 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP )

The essence of performance ( 2014 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP )

THIS IS the all-singing, all-dancing special that hardcore Fireblade fans have been semi-patiently waiting for; built to bring some tangible World Superbike expertise to the road. However, look through the specs and the SP lacks the things that are now synonymous with track-focused bikes like this. There’s no traction control, […]

HOW TO LOOOK GOOD NAKED ( Kawasaki Z1000 )

HOW TO LOOOK GOOD NAKED ( Kawasaki Z1000 )

WHILE some bike manufactures are playing it safe and concentrating on recovering from the credit crunch, Kawasaki is being brave, it’s standing alone as the only Japanese company to present four new models for 2010. The Z1000 is without doubt, the most important one. The previous version was like a […]