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  • WIN The Ultimate KTM Rally Experience
    by Mat on 06/18/2018 at 1:49 am

    Ever wanted to ride in a real rally event like Chris Birch, but never had the backing of a manufacturer to get you there? Well, that could all change thanks to KTM! The Ultimate Race is a special opportunity KTM are offering to participants of the 2018 KTM Adventure Rallye worldwide, to race at the […]

  • Indian Confirms Production FTR 1200
    by Mat on 06/18/2018 at 12:13 am

    If you thought Indian Motorcycle were resting on their development laurels, think again, as the company has finally put months of public speculation to rest with the announcement that a road going FTR 1200 – inspired by Indian’s long history in flat track racing – will be going into production. While a formal release date […]

  • Lorenzo Goes Two in a Row
    by Mat on 06/17/2018 at 11:09 pm

    Two weeks after his victory at Mugello, Jorge Lorenzo has made it two in a row by winning the Catalan GP at the Montmeló circuit. The rider from Mallorca, who started from pole, moved into the lead of the race on lap 2 when he passed Honda’s Marc Marquez, and then firmly held onto that position […]

  • Jonathan Rea re-signs with Kawasaki
    by Mat on 06/11/2018 at 11:33 pm

    JONATHAN REA AND KRT JOIN FORCES AGAIN Jonathan Rea has signed a new contract with Kawasaki to remain in the WorldSBK championship as an official KRT rider for two more years. This is an agreement that seals the commitment of both the three-time World Champion and the most successful WorldSBK manufacturer of recent years to each other – and […]

  • BRM’s Longterm V-Strom gets Denali Upgrades
    by Mat on 06/10/2018 at 10:46 pm

    If there is a weak point to the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 from factory, it is its weak lights and horn. That’s all changed for our longterm DL1000X however, with the addition of a couple of products from American company – Denali. […]

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.