Kawasaki Versys X300

Die motorfietsmark is ‘n dinamiese omgewing met verskillende mark-verskuiwings en tendense. Soos motorbestuurders se voorkeure beweeg het van sedans na sportnutsvoertuie, het motorfietsryers se keuse grootliks verskuif vanaf sportfietse na sogenaamde avontuur motorfietse. Behalwe vir die groot ooglopende skuiwe, is daar ook onderlinge tendense. Een van die interessantste is die grondswel onder die kleiner motorfietse, […]

Indian Scout Sixty

Article and Photos: Brian Cheyne   It is widely accepted that Harley-Davidson is the oldest American brand of motorcycle. Fact is, that title goes to Indian. Since the start of the 20th century there has been a fierce rivalry between these two companies. Unfortunately, Indian’s production was interrupted a few times due to bad decision […]

KTM’s new Adventure Range breaks new ground. Article and Photos: Johann van Tonder

160 HP in an adventure bike is too much….said NO KTM rider, EVER!   So that’s just what we got when we attended the launch of the new KTM Adventure Range at the Arabella Spa and Lodge in Hermanus. KTM was launching their new adventure models, the 1090 Adventure, 1090 Adventure R, 1290 Super Adventure […]


(In Case of Emergency – Camera Accident Motorbike Surveillance) Article: Johann van Tonder   Photos: Andre van Tonder While Ultimate Drive usually test cars and bikes, sometimes we also get to test some pretty nifty accessories. In this case a “dashcam” called ICE-CAMS PRO, developed specifically to protect motorcyclists in South Africa.

Triumph Explorer XC Dare to be Different

Article & Photos: Brian Cheyne   In the world of adventure motorcycles, the heavyweight category is fiercely competitive. There are some heavy hitters here, and they all share a similar design philosophy. 1200cc shaft driven underpinnings with aggressive styling cues make these bikes growl and stare at each other in a show of force. The […]

LEGO Technic BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

The BMW R 1200 GS Adventure is the first LEGO Technic model to be created in cooperation with a motorcycle manufacturer. “BMW Motorrad approached LEGO Group with the idea of a collaboration because the two companies have much in common: they both successfully combine innovation and tradition in their brands and products, providing unforgettable experiences […]

BMW R nineT Scrambler Article: Brian Cheyne Photos: Johann van Tonder

The Americans probably have a society that chooses their terms based on the opposite of what the rest of the world calls it. The word Scrambler in South African terms means off-road machines with high mudguards and insane suspension travel. The Americans though, uses the term to describe  a motorcycle used in beach and mountain […]

BMW R 1200 GS 2016 Concrete Jungle Dopamine Rush, or? By Dante Gous

It would appear that Carl Wernicke’s (a German physician, anatomist, psychiatrist and neuropathologist) work inspired Arvid Carlsson tremendously. Carlsson, a Swedish Nobel Laureate pharmacologist better known as the father of Dopamine, seemingly influenced the BMW manufacturers with objective precision. The “feel good rush” created by the R1200GS is in many an eye unmatched in the […]

Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special Artikel en Fotos: Johann van Tonder

In 2001 het Harley-Davidson ‘n opwindende nuwe reeks tot hulle motorfiets modelle bygevoeg, die V-Rods. Hierdie nuwe reeks was radikaal verskillend van Harley-Davidson se bestaande reekse. Met ‘n moderne styl en ‘n hoëverrigtingenjin (wat Harley-Davidson saam met Porsche ontwikkel het) het hierdie fiets net een doel voor oë gehad – versnelling! Terwyl sommige van die […]

SYM MAXSYM 600i ABS Symply Super Surprise! Article & Photos: Bryan Cheyne

The running gag in our family when we go out to dinner, is my wife’s way of scanning the entire menu and then always ordering the chicken salad. As a journalist I get to sample the entire menu and not just the chicken salad. Diehard brand loyalists will never get to experience the delectable cuisine […]