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  • Michelin Road 5 Review
    by Paul on 02/23/2018 at 8:27 am

    After four years of development, Michelin have replace their accomplished Pilot Road 4 with the new Road 5. Paul checked them out in Spain […]

  • Harley-Davidson Grows Sportster Line With Two New Models
    by Mat on 02/21/2018 at 10:17 pm

    Continuing with their promise of 100 new models in the next 10 years, Harley-Davidson has announced two new additions to the Sportster line for 2018. Harley-Davidson aren’t letting off the throttle on their promise to introduce 100 new models by 2027, with two new bikes joining the Sportster family this year. The bikes – both […]

  • Lightning LS218 Crowned World’s Fastest Bike
    by Sean on 02/21/2018 at 8:47 pm

    Forget thunderbolts, check out the Lightning LS218! The Lightning LS218 is officially the world’s fastest production motorcycle, and the bad news – for petrol-heads anyway – is the fact that this is no conventional bike. It’s completely electric with one moving part in the liquid-cooled 380-volt motor. There’s no traction or wheelie control on this […]

  • Ducati Scrambler 1100 Production Begins
    by Mat on 02/18/2018 at 10:47 pm

    The production of the Ducati Scrambler 1100 has begun in Borgo Panigale The first Ducati Scrambler 1100 has rolled off the Borgio Panigale Ducati production line, with the new King of the Scrambler sub-brand set to arrive at European dealers starting from mid-March. The Ducati Scrambler 1100 adds a new dimension to Ducati’s Land of Joy […]

  • MotoGP Hall of Famer at Mike Pero Motofest
    by BRM on 02/18/2018 at 8:15 pm

    MOTOGP HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE AT MIKE PERO MOTOFEST American road-racing legend Randy Mamola, the star attraction of the Mike Pero MotoFest at Hampton Downs on March 3-4, will be inducted to the Hall of Fame soon after this New Zealand motorcycling extravaganza. Mamola’s name was among an illustrious list of greats recently confirmed to […]

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