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    by Scott on 02/20/2019 at 8:59 pm

    15 bikes out of 19 of the Superbike field will be equipped with Brembo brakes: here are the trends of the braking systems for the 2019 season Brembo, world leader in the production of high-performance braking systems for motorbikes, continues as the major stopping partner for the Superbike World Championship. 15 of the top competitors, […]

  • BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team looking forward to the 2019 opener in Australia.
    by Scott on 02/20/2019 at 8:07 pm

    • Team and riders Tom Sykes and Markus Reiterberger kick off the 2019 WorldSBK season after two further days of testing at Phillip Island. • Marc Bongers: “We are very proud of the collaboration within the team”. • Team presentation on Friday evening at Phillip Island. After months of preparation, things are getting serious: next […]

    by Scott on 02/20/2019 at 2:46 am

    Manawatu’s Levi Sherwood may still be sidelined with injury, but that simply means there will be more time for fans to press the flesh with their hero at this year’s Mike Pero MotoFest. The two-day spectacular at Hampton Downs, just north of Huntly, on March 2-3 will feature all things related to motorbikes and, even […]

  • Style Ducati exhibition opens in Saint Petersburg
    by Scott on 02/17/2019 at 10:27 pm

    Curtain up for the first exhibition in Russia dedicated to the origin and evolution of Ducati’s unmistakable style This will feature sixteen of the most mythical Ducati motorbikes, together with sketches, design concepts, images and videos The Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art in Saint Petersburg will be home to this high impact Ducati exhibition from […]

  • Camping By Bike
    by Scott on 02/15/2019 at 2:30 am

    It’s almost the weekend, which at this time of the year means it’s almost time to go riding! Being stuck in the office isn’t much fun, compared to being out on two wheels, luckily we get to do that a bit too… In this weeks Friday boredom buster, we’ve dredged up a great article from […]

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.

EBR – Rises Again

Liquid Asset Partners announce EBR production has recommenced as of March 1. With the first bikes expected to roll off the production line in about two weeks, in time for a launch party, production is only including the EBR1190RX and SX models, presumably starting with incomplete bikes that stalled when the company shut down. While

WSBK Opening Round

  WSBK Fires Up Phillip Island hosted the opening round and all the pre-season hype lived up to expectations – and then some. With Jonathan Rea’s winning margin in Race 1 a mere 0.063 seconds and a gaggle of riders all showing they are right on the pace, 2016 has started with a bang and