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Category: Motorcycle

Tiger Hero 1 Motorcycle

21 February 2024

Feral Feline

Triumph NZ has thrown us the key to a brand new Tiger 1200 Rally Pro to do with as we wish. So, we headed straight for the South Island. WORDS & PHOTOS: Ben Wilkins. Most bike tests here in New Zealand involve picking up the review bike from the importer, keeping it for a couple of weeks to try...

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David Hero Motorcycle

21 February 2024

Why I Ride - David McDonald

Business Manager David McDonald from Christchurch tells us how riding is now a family affair after giving up motorbikes to raise his children. What do you ride?. "I ride an 2021 Indian Challenger Dark Horse. I love the size and freedom that comes with a large motorbike. The enjoyment of hitting the ...

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Logan Hero Motorcycle

21 February 2024

Why I Ride - Logan Olausen

Graphic Designer Logan Olausen from Golden Bay tells us how a TV show planted the seed, but it was a trip to Vietnam that started his love affair with adventure riding. WORDS: Tara Papworth  PHOTOS: Supplied. When did you get into riding?. “I grew up in Auckland and rode 125cc dirt bikes with my...

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Cover3 Automotive

17 November 2023

Freeth McIntosh Suzukis

Built by hand in Auckland and raced by the late Rodger Freeth, Ken McIntosh’s Suzuki racers took on the best in the world, and won the prestigious Bathurst 500 multiple times. WORDS: Ben Wilkins PHOTOS: Geoff Osborne, John Nisbett. This year saw the final NZCMCR event at Pukekohe, and one New Z...

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17 November 2023

"The best cruiser I’ve ridden... bar none".

WORDS: Jock McLauchlan PHOTOS: Geoff Osborne. I know that’s a big statement, but it’s true. Royal Enfield’s Super Meteor 650 is the best cruiser motorcycle I have ever ridden. It is genuinely top fun to ride; a bike that puts a smile on your face for the least obvious reasons… and none of ...

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17 November 2023

Harley-Davidson Confirms LAMS Class Return

We’ve been wondering for a while if Harley-Davidson’s new small-capacity motorcycles built in partnership with Chinese giant Qianjiang Motor (QJ) would find their way to New Zealand, and finally, we have an answer. Harley-Davidson will return to the LAMS class with the new X350 and X500 offici...

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22 August 2023

Yamaha Goes Electric

Everyone’s jumping on the electric bandwagon, and while we don’t think e-motorcycles aren’t quite there yet, we’re definitely fans of e-mountain bikes. Pop into your local Yamaha dealership and you’ll notice Yamaha MTBs lining up alongside the dirt bikes. We took the brand’s YDX Moro-07...

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16 August 2023

Cult Leader

A new bike, a new motor, Suzuki’s GSX-8S is here. Ben Wilkins drew the long straw to test it at the Oceania launch in Aussie. It’s been a while between drinks for Suzuki. New models in general, and new engines specifically, have been few and far between in the last decade. Then along come two ...

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