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Honda XL750 TransAlp – Snap test

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The release of the TransAlp marks Honda’s much anticipated re-entry into the middleweight adventure segment and a return of the TransAlp nameplate after a decade long pause. The field is more competitive than ever, but the Honda looks up to the challenge.  Following the trend for the middleweight adventure class, the new TransAlp’s powerplant is a parallel-twinengine with a 270 degree crank, displacing 755 cc. It produces...

Ucook Citrus Chickpea & Halloumi Couscous – Review

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We tested one of Ucook’s enticing DIY meals to find out if it tastes as good as it looks in the picture. And whether Masterchef-level skills are required to prepare it. What is Ucook? Ucook is a subscription service that delivers meal kits to customers’ homes once a week.  The service gives subscribers a smorgasbord of options. For example, you can choose the number of meals you’d like each day, from...

New Vivo Y100 performs without breaking the budget

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The Y100, the newest model in the Vivo Y series, promises excellent performance at a reasonable cost. Vivo’s unique colour-changing design, ultra-slim construction, and high-resolution 50 megapixel (MP) autofocus (AF) camera are just a few of the features that set the Y100 apart from a bunch of phones in its price range. Design, robustness, and visual appeal The Vivo Y100 has a...

BMW unveils the all-new R 1300 GS Adventure

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BMW Motorrad has unveiled the highly anticipated BMW R 1300 GS Adventure, a motorcycle that promises to set new standards in the world of adventure and touring bikes. Like the BMW R 1300 GS over the R 1250 GS, the new R 1300 GS Adventure represents a comprehensive redesign. It features an all-new engine, chassis, bodywork, and storage concept.  According to Christof Lischka, Head...

GWM P-Series LTD – Snap test

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GWM says it’s aiming the P-Series LTD Double Cab 4×4 at commuters, families, and adventure seekers. Also that it is value for money wrapped in a convenient and well-thought-out package. That sounds nice, but is there truth to the crowd-pleasing marketing speak? We drove it to find out. What makes it unique? The LTD, which ranks above the LS and LT...

Acer Chromebook Plus 515 – Snap review

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Should you trade in your old Microsoft Windows laptop for this Acer Plus 515 that runs Google’s operating system? Notebooks or laptops powered by Google’s ChromeOS are known as Chromebooks, and are (usually) simpler, cheaper, more optimised devices than traditional Windows laptops. The Acer Chromebook Plus 515 is one such device that may not have the raw power of something in...

Samsung Galaxy A55 – Snap review

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The Samsung’s Galaxy A55 is like a ‘lite’ version of a the Galaxy S range, and costs less than half of its big brother’s asking price. The mid-range smartphone market has heated up in recent years, with mid-tier devices delivering serious bang for their buck. Best in mid-range segment Samsung’s Galaxy A55 tops this segment, and delivers some of the Galaxy S...

Bugatti unveils 445 km/h, R73 million Tourbillon

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Twenty years after Bugatti shocked the world with the 736 kW Veyron and later the 1 103 kW Chiron, the automaker’s Tourbillon ushers in a new era of performance and craftsmanship. The Tourbillon (“whirlwind” in English) is named after a complex and beautiful watchmaking invention and reflects Bugatti’s French heritage and mechanical timelessness, according to the brand. One engine, three motors This...

Hispano Suiza unveils Carmen Sagrera in celebration of 120th birthday

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Hispano Suiza introduces the Carmen Sagrera, the latest addition to its electric hypercar lineup, marking the brand’s 120th anniversary with a blend of heritage and cutting-edge technology.  At the Sagrera unveiling, Sergio Martínez Campos, CEO of Hispano Suiza, emphasised the significance of the car in consolidating the Carmen range, launched in 2019. He noted the company’s plans to conquer key markets,...

Five things to know about the Kia Sonet’s 2024 update

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Introduced in 2021, the Sonet has become one of Kia’s best sellers here in Mzansi. This year, the Sonet range gets significant updates to help it remain competitive. 1. Exterior design The 2024 Sonet gets a refreshed look following Kia’s “Opposites United” design philosophy. It’s a design language that seems opaque – watch this video and see if you can make sense of...