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  • Euro Emission Standards Explained
    by Scott on 12/13/2018 at 9:11 pm

    While there’s not really any vehicle emissions regulations in place in our “clean and green” country, the stringent European emissions rules are important to understand for their impact on what we ride. You’ll often read in these very pages about a bike conforming to Euro 4 – the current crop of regulations bikes need to […]

  • Team Rees Racing – The Rees Collective
    by Scott on 12/13/2018 at 1:26 am

    Damon Rees and Mitch Rees have been hard at work all year, racing both in New Zealand and in Australia, and are keen to continue this effort into 2019. Following their father, Tony Rees’, footsteps, the pair of Whakatane based Honda riders have been fiercely competitive on home soil, and have been making a name […]

    by Scott on 12/12/2018 at 10:59 pm

    The popular annual Suzuki Series kicked off near Taupo on Sunday with all the usual fizz, fanfare and frenetic race action and, despite the star power of the international entries, it was the Kiwi locals who emerged as the early frontrunners. That’s not to say that any of these New Zealand riders can afford to […]

    by Scott on 12/12/2018 at 9:14 pm

    Bay of Plenty’s Brad Groombridge and his Kea Trailers Race Team-mate Seton Head both love the power of their Suzuki dirt bikes, but they each discovered there was a whole new level of bravery required when they made their road-racing debuts at the weekend. More accustomed to racing his Suzuki RM-Z450 or Suzuki RM-Z250 dirt […]

    by Scott on 12/09/2018 at 9:36 pm

    It may have been his first competitive outing on a 1000cc superbike, but Wainuiomata’s Shane Richardson showed at the weekend that he was more than ready for a little extra horsepower. The 23-year-old took a borrowed Kawasaki ZX10R bike to win the first of three rounds of the pre-nationals Suzuki Series at Taupo on Sunday, […]

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