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  • TR20 RACE REPORT – NT1000
    by Scott on 08/13/2018 at 10:16 pm

      Dillon and Jo from TR20 Racing have sent through their latest race report from the National Trophy 1000 Championship, at the Marco Simoncelli Misano World Circuit, Italy. With a new engine arriving at the workshop only nine days before the event, an 1100cc with more power to push the Tuono, Dillon, Jo, and the […]

    by Scott on 08/13/2018 at 1:48 am

      It doesn’t get any more real than this: former 500cc World Champion Wayne Gardner is coming to New Zealand for an exclusive meet and greet with fans at Hampton Downs! As part of his biographical movie release “Wayne”, Gardner will be at the track to hang out with fans, sign autographs, and talk motorcycles – […]

  • MV Agusta unveils 2019 Moto2 GP Bike
    by Scott on 07/31/2018 at 10:57 pm

      MV Agusta have united with Forward Racing Team to build a Moto2 GP bike, after 42 years without an MV in the World Championship. The Italian manufacturer still has the most world titles to it’s credit, even after such a long absence from top level racing. The Moto2 project is a completely new bike, […]

  • Harley-Davidson Drops New Model Bombshell
    by Mat on 07/30/2018 at 9:30 pm

    Harley-Davidson has been promising new 100 models in the next 10 years for a couple of years now, but until now the new models to be announced have – for the most part – not been major departures from what we expect from the Milwaukee based manufacturer. Starting from August 2019, that all changes when […]

  • How Quickshifters Work
    by Sean on 07/23/2018 at 5:02 am

    The Ups and Downs of Quickshifters – Just how to they work? You’ve definitely heard about them, and maybe your bike even has one, but do you really understand the witchcraft behind the quickshifter? We take a closer look…   As an avid reader of Bike Rider Magazine, you’ve probably come across the term ‘quick […]

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, 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.