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Honda takes Red Dot accolades for cars and motorcycles

TOKYO, Japan – Honda has announced that the all-new Honda e electric car and the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade supersport motorcycle have each won a  ‘Red Dot’ product design rating*. The Honda e (above) won”Red Dot: Best of the Best 2020′ in the automobile category and ‘Red Dot 2020’ in the meta category of “Smart Products”. ”Honda… Continue reading Honda takes Red Dot accolades for cars and motorcycles

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Decade of smarter motorcycles will cut crashes

Urbanisation will change motorcycles as we know them Bosch tech will make motorcycles fit for the future Light electric vehicles will reduce complexity and cost MILAN, Italy – Megatrends such as urbanisation and Earth-friendly sustainability are apparently about to fundamentally change mobility and the use of motorcycles. Dirk Hoheisel, a member of the Bosch management… Continue reading Decade of smarter motorcycles will cut crashes

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Honda America gets Wing and CRF updates for 2021

TORRANCE, California – Honda America’s first new-model announcement of 2021 confirms a refreshed member of the Gold Wing family with a number of upgrades intended to deliver more long-distance comfort and convenience. One is a larger ”boot” on the bikes to accommodate two full-face crash helmets. Honda America also announced upgrades to its smallest dual-sport… Continue reading Honda America gets Wing and CRF updates for 2021

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Energica: Going seriously electric on two wheels

Fastest, most technically advanced, superbikes for SANo shifting, race components, and Italian build qualityZero to 100km/h 2.6sec, 240km/h, four riding modes CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Electronia SA, a distributor of electric vehicles, has signed an exclusive deal with Italian superbikemaker Energica to be the South Africa agent for Energica Electric Superbikes. These Superbikes are… Continue reading Energica: Going seriously electric on two wheels

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Truckers to the rescue: Toys for the tots roll in

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – The annual Truckers Charity Convoy, with more than 40 long-haul trucks and heavy-duty rescue vehicles escorted by dozens of motorcycles, rolled into the city’s Killarney International Raceway on October 4. They were loaded with soft toys to be donated to the Cancer Association of South Africa’s campaign for toys for… Continue reading Truckers to the rescue: Toys for the tots roll in

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Delivering training to the bikers who bring your burgers

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Delivery motorcycle crashes, already too frequent in South Africa, are likely to increase in frequency as CoVid-19 continues with more and more riders delivering everything from food to medication to people’s homes. So, how do we prevent delivery-bike crashes?  Eugene Herbert, MD of road-training organisation MasterDrive, says the ease of obtaining… Continue reading Delivering training to the bikers who bring your burgers

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K53 licence guides for nix: Quit taxis, get an income!

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – AutoTrader, South Africa’s most widely read motoring ”marketplace” has compiling a free K53 learner driver’s book in conjunction with Help Guides. ”The aim,” the publication says, ”is to champion wider access to the K53 manual as a crucial step towards greater mobility and, eventually, financial freedom for many.” George Mienie, AutoTrader’s… Continue reading K53 licence guides for nix: Quit taxis, get an income!

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New E-Class on way: Extensive 2020 model facelift coming

STUTTGART, Germany – Mercedes’ E-Class, with more than 14-million units delivered since 1946, is the best-selling model in the automaker’s history – to the extend, the company says, that many regard it as the “heart of the brand”. The most recent changes were made in 2016 when, Mercedes said, it ”took a major step into… Continue reading New E-Class on way: Extensive 2020 model facelift coming

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New Panigale: More tech, easier to ride, ready for the track

BORGO PANIGALE, Italy – Further improved, easier to ride, more intuitive, less tiring, and even faster… just a few promises for 2020 from Ducati, one of the world’s most glamorous motor-cycle builders It’s the Panigale V4 and it’s said to be ready for the track. After being confirmed for the second consecutive year, ”the world’s… Continue reading New Panigale: More tech, easier to ride, ready for the track

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Moto Guzzi is back! Six classic models set to go anywhere

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Moto Guzzi SA line-up and prices confirmed ans of Moto Guzzi – the legendary brand of hand-made motorcycles with their signature transverse-mounted V2 engines will soon be in South Africa. Italian Motorcycle Importers (IMI), the official distributor of Moto Guzzi, will launch seven versions of the Moto Guzzi V7 naked bike… Continue reading Moto Guzzi is back! Six classic models set to go anywhere