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  • 2017 Royal Enfield Himalayan
    by Mat on 10/19/2017 at 7:00 pm

    With Royal Enfield’s first foray into the adventure market hitting dealer’s floors in April this year, Paul headed out to see if the Himalayan lives up to its name… Words: Paul Pics: Kerry Okay, so the surfing town of Raglan is a long way from India where the Himalayan was designed and manufactured, but with […]

  • Ducati unveils 2018 Monster 821
    by Mat on 10/16/2017 at 8:27 pm

    Ducati have unveiled their new Monster 821, a bike that celebrates 25 years of the iconic Ducati naked line, but also brings it bang up to date with the latest tech. […]

  • Marquez Celebrates 100 Career Podiums
    by Mat on 10/16/2017 at 7:51 pm

    It may have been Andrea Dovizioso’s day at Motegi over the weekend, with the Italian triumphing over the wet weather, but close in behind was Marc Marquez who took his 100th career podium and maintained his grip on the championship. With the Japanese Grand Prix facing wet weather all weekend, the race was no exception […]

  • Leon Carmier Joins Red Bull Honda Racing in WSBK
    by Mat on 10/12/2017 at 11:45 pm

    Honda Motor Europe and the Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team have announced the signing of Leon Camier, who will join the squad for the 2018 FIM Superbike World Championship. The 31-year-old Brit will be riding the WorldSBK-spec version of the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 throughout the upcoming season. British Superbike champion in 2009, Camier joined […]

  • Draggin Next Gen Jeans
    by Mat on 10/11/2017 at 2:28 am

    There’s nothing like a good pair of riding jeans. Not only are you protected from road rash should you come off, but you can also go incognito during the daily grind without advertising the fact that you’re a motorcyclist. Always handy considering most elevator conversations I’ve had about motorcycling have started with someone looking at […]

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