Buyers' advice, convertibles, Mercedes-Benz, Motoring News, new models, vehicle technology

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

Buyers' advice, Ducati, motorcycles, Motoring News, new models

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

Buyers' advice, moto guzzi, motorcycles, Motoring News, new models

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

Buyers' advice, moto guzzi, motorcycles, motorcycling, new models

Moto Guzzi’s SA line-up and prices – climb aboard!

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Fans of Moto Guzzi – the Igtalian brand of hand-made motorcycles with their signature transverse-mounted V2 engines – will soon be back in South Africa. Italian Motorcycle Importers (IMI), official distributor of Moto Guzzi in South Africa, will launch seven distinct versions of the legendary Moto Guzzi V7 ”naked” bike and… Continue reading Moto Guzzi’s SA line-up and prices – climb aboard!

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Coming back to SA: Guzzi and Aprilia for Jozi showrooms

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Moto Guzzi and Aprilia are coming back to South Africa thanks, The Corner was told, to an agreement with Piaggio, the global owner of the brands. And under the aegis of Vespa SA and South African Italian Motorcycle Importers (IMI). The agreement, we were told, will see IMI become the sole distributor… Continue reading Coming back to SA: Guzzi and Aprilia for Jozi showrooms

4x4, Motoring News, motorsport, off-road racing, toyota

Hip-hip, Gazoo! SA-built Hilux takes all 10 stages of Silk Way

First on Stage 10 for Al Attiyah/Baumel Fourth victory in 2019 for Al Attiyah/Baumel First driver to win Dakar and Silk Way in same year JIAYUGUAN, CHINA – Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Nasser Al Attiyah and navigator Mathieu Baumel brought their South African-built Toyota Hilux home in first place on Stage 10 of the 2019… Continue reading Hip-hip, Gazoo! SA-built Hilux takes all 10 stages of Silk Way

Buyers' advice, electric bikes, Har;ley-Davidson, motorcycles, motorcycling, Motoring News

Electric Harleys: Two years’ free ‘fuel’ for American Easy Riders

RESTON, Virginia – Electrify America has signed an agreement with Harley-Davidson to provide owners of its first all-electric motorcycle, The Harley-Davidson® LiveWire™ with the per minute equivalent of 500kW hours of complimentary charging over two years through Electrify America rechargestations nationwide. LiveWire motorcycle customers who buy a bike assembled through August 2019 to end July… Continue reading Electric Harleys: Two years’ free ‘fuel’ for American Easy Riders

motorcycles, motorcycling, Motoring News, road safety

Bikers, lissen upp: Five top tips to help you survive your ride

LONDON, England – A British road-safety and breakdown organisation is keen to reduce motorcycle casualties during the northern summer (though that covers South African riders who can pretty much ride year-round). Central, according to GEM, riders should focus on improving their road skills and knowing their limits. Equally, the safety crew wants other road users to… Continue reading Bikers, lissen upp: Five top tips to help you survive your ride

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Book review (of sorts): ‘A Cat to Kill For’

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – At times we here at Carman’s Corner get tired of editing feature about cars and motorcycles and motorsport so… here’s a punt for a book. About cars… A Cat to Kill For Gavin Campbell runs a small and struggling classic car dealership in the historic village of Watkins Glen, New… Continue reading Book review (of sorts): ‘A Cat to Kill For’

Buyers' advice, motorcycles, motorcycling, Motoring News, tyres

Bridgestone launches improved bike radials – front and rear

BRIDGESTONE has launched one front and five rear Battlax Hypersport S22 radial sport tyres for street use. They’re already being distributed in North America and will reach other markets during February 2019. The range follows the S21 – original equipment on a number of sport motorcycles – and has been a popular replacement choice for… Continue reading Bridgestone launches improved bike radials – front and rear