Bike Rider

Bike Rider Magazine New Zealand's Best Road Bike Magazine

  • BRM’s Longterm V-Strom 1000 Gets A Scottoiler xSystem
    by Scott on 10/16/2018 at 3:58 am

    Scottoiler have been the go-to for riders wanting to extend their chain life for ages, but until now, actually fitting one was a little tricky if you weren’t of the hands-on persuasion. With the new xSystem, you no longer need to be clued up on vacuum hoses or electronic wizardry to install it, with Scottoiler […]

  • Haslam finally clinches elusive Bennetts British Superbike title
    by Scott on 10/15/2018 at 2:44 am

    Leon Haslam celebrated his first Bennetts British Superbike Championship title victory at Brands Hatch this afternoon, crossing the line in a safe sixth place to have the edge over Jake Dixon into tomorrow’s two races. It was Glenn Irwin though who was victorious for the first time this season for Be Wiser Ducati, becoming the sixth […]

  • 2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R
    by Scott on 10/14/2018 at 10:44 pm

    One of the most popular supersport bikes has finally received an update; the green beast 636cc powered Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R. Featuring new aerodynamic bodywork complete with LED headlights and tail-lights, and an aggressive and angular tail-section, the new Ninja also receives a host of rider-aid upgrades. Standard features for 2019 include KTRC traction control, Intelligent […]

  • New Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro
    by Scott on 10/14/2018 at 8:33 pm

    Over the weekend, Ducati lifted the covers off it’s new Multistrada Enduro, powered by a new 1262cc Testastretta DVT (Desmodromic Variable Timing) engine, along with major chassis and electronics upgrades. Identifiable by an all-new colour scheme, the new Euro-4 compliant motor develops outstanding pulling power – with 85% of maximum torque available below 3500rpm, and […]

  • Yamaha Unveils Radically Updated YZF-R3
    by Mat on 10/11/2018 at 10:19 pm

    Yamaha has unveiled the new 2019 YZF-R3, and the Supersport 300 class machine has undergone a radical makeover from the original offering. The 2019 R3 gets a whole new look courtesy of a new fairing which Yamaha says has been inspired by the MotoGP YZR-M1 (though we also see Aprilia RSV4…) and brings the smallest […]

MNZ and MA Reach Out Across The Ditch

  THE BONDS GROW STRONGER   CAPTION: Motorcycling New Zealand president Glen Williams (left) with Motorcycling Australia’s general manager Peter Doyle.   MARCH 30, 2016: The spirit of co-operation between Motorcycling New Zealand and trans-Tasman neighbours Motorcycling Australia continues to grow. Motorcycling New Zealand (MNZ) president Glen Williams managed to catch up with Motorcycling Australia

MotoGP – Round 1 (don’t look if you didn’t watch it live)

MotoGP News photos: Yamaha-Racing So, who would have thought? It seems the tension between Valentino Rossi and team-not-so-much-mate Jorge Lorenzo is still very much in the air. Even in the final test, there were gestures flying and comments hurled about deliberate attempts to spoil. Lorenzo then went on to dominate the Qatar season opening race.

MotoGP 2016 gets underway

MotoGP Season Opens 2016 will be an interesting season. With the introduction of 17-inch tyres and Michelin as the new tyre supplier, there was always going to be a learning curve as the teams adapt. With the addition of revised fuel allowances, a control ECU and a few rule tweaks to avoid a couple of

Iron Run

Thunder Run Spectacle // Show & Shine // Demo Rides // Live Music // Delicious Food & Drink // Art & Craft Market Sydney, Australia – 29 February 2016 – Motorcycle riders from around New Zealand will be rolling into Paihia in the Bay of Islands this 11 and 12 March for the annual Harley-Davidson

Sport’s Governing Bodies Working More Closely Together

Words and photo: Andy McGechan, www.BikesportNZ.com If it’s true that two heads are better than one, then surely if two national governing bodies join forces, the benefits can be massive. Motorcycling New Zealand and Motorcycling Australia are currently enjoying a new spirit of co-operation, the likes of which has only rarely been seen before to

That’s a Wrap… NZSBK Final

Frost Keeps his cool Photo: Sloan Frost with his folks In the Superbikes, Sloan Frost knew that the title was his to lose but Scott Moir was king of the holeshot all weekend and made Frost work for the first two wins but with the TT to go, Frost had the series in the bag.