Here in South Africa we seem to be obsessed with large capacity and very expensive motorcycles. Nothing else seems desirable in our two-wheeled world, regarding smaller capacity machines that is. The general opinion is that they’re all just for the daily and tedious commute to work and back, or to deliver tasty convenient foods (read lazy bast’), to your doorstep. Well to all you ‘disbelievers’ you’re looking up the wrong showroom if you think a quarter-mill’-Rand motorcycle is the only answer to two-wheeled entertainment, and then some.
If you think of the name Husqvarna the chances are you’re going to think of off-road and moto-cross bikes, right? They’ve been around, or so it seems, forever with these types of motorbikes aimed at dirt riding fun and competition events. I think Steve McQueen owned one in the late 60s/70s, or his brother did, or perhaps even his mother, either way Husqvarna is certainly a household name in the world of motorcycling.
The Panigale V4 is the new bench mark in the superbike class and replaces the iconic 1299 at the top of the Ducati supersport range. For Ducati to move away from its traditional V-twin layout to a V4 is monumental, but I'm pleased to announce the Italian firm has hit the nail on the head!
We all know and adore the fabulous MotoGP circus and the stunning and striking motorcycles involved. But which one is the best looking or, more importantly, the most recognisable? Obviously we’ll all probably disagree here, depending on your specific brand loyalty, but this is my article so I’m going to choose! For me it has to be the Suzuki with its resplendent blue livery and huge lettering stamped down the sides.