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Eagle Wing spreads its talons

Italmoto SA has expanded its range of Chinese-built Eagle Wing scooters and motorcycles with the addition of several four-stroke machines.

12 September 2008 | Bikes

Ranger RZR will go anywhere

This is the Polaris Ranger RZR, the fastest-accelerating and only fully off-road-capable side-by-side quad on the South African market, according to its maker.

2 October 2007 | Bikes

Helio electric - silent in suburbia

There's something very appealing about humming along almost silently on an electric vehicle, emitting nothing but eco-friendly PC-ness - but are they up to the rough-and-tumble of city traffic?

13 August 2007 | Bikes

Vuka Scuta - it's built for SA

The Vuka Scuta XS125 comes from China but is assembled in South Africa and the local importers have specced it for South African conditions and South African riders.

13 June 2007 | Bikes

Can-Am Renegade has muscles on its muscles

Working quads are intended to be as simple as possible to drive while the operator gets on with the day's work - it was only a matter of time before someone applied all that technology to a sports chassis.

2 March 2007 | Bikes

RST Electrik - neither hair nor hide

Until recently most motorcycle riding suits were made of leather; it's tough, flexible and resistant to abrasion. But today bikewear suppliers offer clothing in leather, fabric - or both.

5 March 2006 | Bikes

New Bombardier workhorse all about muscle

The first shipment of Bombardier's new Outlander 800 utility quads has just arrived in South Africa and DAVE ABRAHAMS was invited to ride the first one uncrated in Cape Town.

1 February 2006 | Bikes

RST Vento jacket - it's real cool

An innovative British bikewear manufacturer has made a serious attempt to design a garment that keeps you cool while protecting you from the consequences of your own and other road users' stupidity.

2 January 2006 | Bikes

Husqvarna SM510R - for control freaks

Husqvarna's SM510R is a supermotard in the simplest sense of the word, with the bare minimum of concessions to legality. DAVE ABRAHAMS found out precisely what it's for.

20 December 2005 | Bikes