Michael Martin Image: BMW Motorrad
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Meet Michael Martin: Extreme biking on a Beemer

25 years of exploring on a BMW Michael Martin, fotog extraordinaire Two kinds of desert - forests in between MUNICH, Germany -. Michael Martin has been travelling to the most remote places around the globe for more than 30 years and has become the world’s most renowned desert photographer. For 25 years or those years… Continue reading Meet Michael Martin: Extreme biking on a Beemer

Ducati XDiavel. Image: Ducati UIS/Newspress
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Ducati’s XDiavel raises hell in US bikers’ heaven

Ducati with XDiavel at epic US biking event World debut for Sands-built, XDiavel-based, concept Italian bike style mates with American motorcycling STURGIS, South Dakota - Ducati and its new XDiavel took part in the 76th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally (August 5-14) at Sturgis, South Dakota,, the largest and most outrageous motorcycle rally in the USA.… Continue reading Ducati’s XDiavel raises hell in US bikers’ heaven

ON THE WAY TO A RECORD: Image: Triumph Motorcycles
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Home run for Leppan sets Triumph speed record

BONNEVILLE SALT FLATS, Utah - It's taken 46 years to get there but Triumph Motorcycles has at last improved its own land speed record with a run here by TT rider Guy Martin in an Infor Rocket Streamliner. What is perhaps Triumph's most famous bikes, the Bonnevilles, are named for the now-dry giant salt lake.… Continue reading Home run for Leppan sets Triumph speed record

2016 'Simply Bikes' show at Beaulieu, England. Image: Newspress
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Simply Great: Big bike show booms at Beaulieu

Superbikes, very superbike superbikes and history on show 'Simply Bikes' is just one of a series of 'Simply...' events Mike Hailwood's 1961 TT winner made the most noise LONDON, England - A busy line-up of 663 motorcycles and trikes rode across the England's New Forest to Beaulieu to join the second 'Simply Bikes' rally for… Continue reading Simply Great: Big bike show booms at Beaulieu

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Desert race ride: Winners after ‘test of survival’

From CHARMAINE FORTUNE in Jwaneng, Botswana Every finisher from the tough Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race is a hero and the points earned from the two rounds of the SA National Cross-Country championship for motorcycles and quads will be worth the blisters and pain from almost 1000km in the saddle. The three-day event started… Continue reading Desert race ride: Winners after ‘test of survival’

2016 Honda CB125F Image: Honda Motorcycles
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Honda CB125F: Long-distance biking for learners

Awesome range on its 13-litre tank Great choice for a learner rider 'Trouble-free' transport at basic level HONDA believes an entry-level 125cc motorcycle must multi-faceted - durable, easy to live with and economical - simple and trouble-free transport at its most basic. However, for many new riders, such a machine will be the start of… Continue reading Honda CB125F: Long-distance biking for learners

Kawasaki has announced the end of is W series of four-stroke vertical-twin motorcycles
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Kawasaki retro: End of 50-year era

A half-century masterpiece is no more W800 ‘Final Edition’ - last of the line Limited classic for last year of sales Some 50 years since its launch, Kawasaki has announced the end of is W series of four-stroke vertical-twin motorcycles: the W800 ‘Final Edition’ marks the end of an era. With a limited number available… Continue reading Kawasaki retro: End of 50-year era

2016 BMW GS survival kit
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BMW does its own Swiss Army knife for GS bikes

Going seriously off-road? This is just for you... BMW Motorrad kit can even chop trees DIY repairs promised for faraway places MUNICH, Germany - All motorcycle adventurers are familiar with the potential challenges: a slip-up in the bush can put your bike out of action, even if it is a BMW, and the nearest mechanic… Continue reading BMW does its own Swiss Army knife for GS bikes

2016 Honda NC750X
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2016 Honda NC750X: More tech for SA’s commuting favourite

Comfort and cruising changes to commuter favourite Smother changes from double-cluch transmission Bikemaker claims 400km possible from a tankful Honda South Africa calls its NC750X "the ultimate commuting motorcycle" and its many riders would agree but now the parallel-twin bike's been given a "more adventurous and tough new look", Included are revised front-fork damping, a… Continue reading 2016 Honda NC750X: More tech for SA’s commuting favourite