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NEW Yamaha MT-09

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Yamaha MT-09 is a whole new concept in sport bike design. With a compact new chassis and high-torque compact and lightweight 850cc 3-cylinder engine, this new generation performance machine is designed for riders who appreciate character and soul.

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2014-3KTM continues to set the benchmark in the development of offroad motorcycles with the presentation its Model Year 2014 range. A stand-out example of the company’s dedication to ongoing research and development is the star attraction in the Enduro range, the brand new 250 EXC-F, featuring a completely new engine based on the very successful 350 EXC-F.

The Austrian manufacturer has 50 percent of the Enduro market share but its dedication to R&D was evident right across the new models as it continues to deliver the best in terms of performance, ride-ability and reliability. The star attraction 250 EXC-F also features many improvements over last year’s model, including an all new high tech race proven engine.

2014-4Cutting-edge developments in Enduro and Motocross bikes were presented to 70 journalists from 19 countries, including from as far afield as Australia, Japan, Israel and Malaysia on the Italian island of Sardinia, location for the much-awaited 2013 International Six days Enduro. And as KTM and its factory riders continue to dominate many of the world’s most prestigious motocross competitions, the presence of Tony Cairoli, Ken de Dycker, Jeffrey Herlings and Jordi Tixier of the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team added to the media interest.


Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC ABS wins "Motociclismo"

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The Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC ABS recently won the comparative test for 1000 cc supersport bikes conducted by Italian magazine Motociclismo.

This success adds to the victories achieved last season when the Aprilia RSV4 Factory won all the comparisons conducted by the most authoritative publications in the sector in every corner of the globe, on different tracks, with different riders and tyres. "It's difficult not to fall in love with this bike" was the final word from Motociclismo. The comments from the riders who took turns astride the RSV4 were just as positive.

"It has a stratospheric chassis. It's exceptional going into turns", "Incredible! It lets you accelerate where you wouldn't even dream of doing so with others", "An incredibly fine tuned electronics package" were just some of the statements made by the testers at the end of the day.

Read more: Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC ABS wins "Motociclismo" 

Africa Bike Week

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Harley-Davidson Africa Bike Week 2013 attracted over 80 000 motorcycle enthusiasts

(29 April 2013) Africa Bike Week, the largest free motorcycle rally in Africa, took place from Friday 26 April to 29 April in Margate KwaZulu Natal attracting over 80 000 enthusiasts and visitors. Harley-Davidson also celebrated 110 years of rich history and as part of this iconic milestone William J. “Bill” Davidson, Vice President of the official Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee joined the celebrations.

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An epic conservation project that entails a 10,000km motorcycle adventure around Southern Africa”

The Rock ’n Ride 4 Rhino Project, planned for April to September 2013, epitomises the freedom, adventure and fun of the human spirit via motorcycling and the raw energy of rock ‘n roll, whilst stimulating a national culture of conservation.

The purpose is to raise R20-million to help fund the extensive equipment, manpower, resources and communication channels required to effectively combat the poaching scourge that it threatening our wildlife and our planet.



yamaha mio news

The Yamaha Mio scooter is now available from Yamaha dealers nationwide at the incredible price of R8995-00!

Yamaha’s new Mio shatters old-fashioned ideas with a new take on uber cool, affordable personal transport for the youth market. Offering exceptional reassuring levels of stability, the Mio makes no sacrifice when it comes to manoeuvrability. Finished with modern, urban designs, this is a scooter that, despite its affordable price, is something you’ll want to be seen on.


Yammy V8

v8 engineWe’ve recently been informed that you might be able to buy one of these incredible engines, right here in SA.

Some mad scientist/engineer, from the UK, we believe, has taken two Yamaha Fazer 1000 engines and produced this masterpiece.

Can you imagine how hard it would be to produce a V8 from two 1,000cc bike engines, and then make it work? Obviously some monster downdraft thingies have been installed to dump in tons of fuel and therefore make lots of horsepower.

The outcome is a claimed 380hp @ 14,000pm. Unfortunately it seems this motor ends up sitting inside a car’s frame rails. But can you imagine putting this lump into a motorbike, where it really belongs, and having the best sounding engine, ever?

If you want one for any reason try for more information. 

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With the FREERIDE E, KTM already has a off-road motorcycle that can be used freely in the outdoors and that has opened up a completely new outlook on motorcycle sports in open nature as it produces no exhaust emissions and is nearly silent. With the “E-SPEED”, the sports bike manufacturer now introduces a concept vehicle based on the same battery and powertrain concept to offer a comparable solution for urban areas.

Stefan Pierer (KTM CEO): “We at KTM are completely convinced of electric mobility as a perfect complement to conventional powertrains. In the long term, the electric drive will come out on top for short distances – particularly in areas which are highly sensitive from an environmental perspective, like open nature and densely populated metropolitan areas! Vehicles like the ‘E-SPEED’ and FREERIDE E can help powered two-wheelers win back more acceptance in society. Not just because of their environmental credits, but because they are easy to use, quick, and simply great fun.”

True to his motto that each and every component of a KTM must have both an aesthetic and a structural function, the chassis and bodywork of the “E-SPEED” have turned out uncluttered and iconic with a true premium look!

Technically the “E-SPEED” takes advantage of the extensive know-how gathered in the development department in Mattighofen. The prototype which is 11kW and 36Nm strong and reaches a speed up to 85km/h, among other things, trusts in a state of the art hybrid steel trellis light metal frame and WP suspension elements.

The “E-SPEED” is powered by a liquid-cooled, permanent-magnet synchronous motor with 36Nm of maximum torque and a permanent power of 11kW to drive the rear wheel via a belt drive. Electricity is stored in a package of cutting-edge lithium-ion batteries with a capacity of 4.36kWh that is fully charged within two hours on a regular 220V socket.

The KTM “E-SPEED” does indeed have sporting ambitions, as witnessed by the concept’s chassis and styling – thanks to completely unique technical solutions and the inimitable lines drawn by KTM’s very own designer, Gerald Kiska.


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Martin 2At the Isle of Man TT, scheduled to be held from 25 May to 7 June, Metzeler will be represented by Guy Martin, Josh Brookes, Gary Johnson, Dean Harrison and James Hillier.
For this legendary event and to celebrate an occasion as important as 150 years of history with bikers from all over the world, the German brand has also arranged to have an exclusive village built - the Metzeler Village – close to the centre of Douglas, just a few metres from the race track and at the heart of all the TT action.
BrookesThe Metzeler Village will be open for 7 nights from 1 to 8 June, throughout the entire Tourist Trophy race week.
The Metzeler Village will be equipped with new tents arranged into three two-person pods on the National Sports Centre rugby field, the most exclusive sporting centre on the Isle of Man which is located close to the centre of Douglas, just a few metres from Quarter Bridge Corner, one of the most famous corners on the TT circuit, and just a few minutes from the Douglas seafront where the main entertainment activities organised by Metzeler will be located.
JohnsonAll bikers who come to the island riding on Metzelers during this period will be able to stay free of charge in the Metzeler Village after booking on-line at the following link on the Metzeler website: (while beds are available).
At the end of the race event, Friday 7 June, in celebration of its 150th anniversary Metzeler will be organising the rocking event of the 2013 TT season, the Metzeler 150th Ultimate Party at the prestigious Villa Marina Royal Hall on the Douglas seafront. 
HarrisonIt will be a unique party with an incredible AC/DC tribute band, DC/AC and DJ set rock afterwards.
At the end of the Tourist Trophy, Saturday 8 June, the Southern 100 Post TT Races will be held which, for the period 2013-2014 will have Metzeler as the title sponsor. The competition, held for the first time in 1991, is laid out on a 6.8 kilometre street track and Metzeler rider Dean Harrison will be participating.
Starting from 2013 and for the next 3 years, Metzeler will also be title sponsor of the “fastest road race in the world”, the Ulster Grand Prix in Northern Ireland, scheduled from 12 to 17 August. hillierDuring the week the event attracts an average of 50,000 spectators to
watch the riders fly around an 11.9 kilometre track at an average speed of 223 kph.
The Metzeler colours will be held high at this event by Guy Martin, Gary Johnson, Dean Harrison and James Hillier.
For more information on Metzeler road racing 2013 and to book with the Metzeler Village
go to our website at
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