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Category: Motorcycle

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1 November 2022

Classics - Vroom

In the year 2000 the Auckland Museum staged an exhibition to celebrate a hundred years of motorcycling in this country called VROOM. Now a further 22-years on it’s interesting to look at some of the bikes that were featured in that exhibition. There were eighty bikes in all. It was inspired by ...

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1 November 2022

Thunder & Lightening

More accessible than Aprilia’s screaming Tuono1100, the Tuono 660 offers some of that thunder, and a little lightening in a fun package. I was fortunate enough to ride Aprilia's new RS660 late last year and had a terrific time putting it through its paces at Hampton Downs racetrack, on one of th...

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20 September 2022

Metzeler’s New Hoops

With updated Karoo 4 and Tourance Next 2 tyres, we sent Boris out to play in the dirt and on the Putty Road. There are three things crucial to a motorcyclist’s ongoing happiness – lawyers, oil, and tyres. A man should never skimp on any of them. Always hire the best lawyer, always use the best...

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20 September 2022

DALE WYLIE 1949-2022

By Michael Esdaile. Former New Zealand champion Dale Wylie died at his home in Christchurch on March 21, after a long illness. He had an perable brain tumour. Dale Wylie was a man of many talents. In his youth he raced as passenger on a speedway sidecar and made a decent enough impression in road...

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KTM 1 Motorcycle

20 September 2022

SX-Y Thing!

I’m feeling thankful. Blissful times have returned to KR HQ. We’ve had a 250 two-stroke in to test, for the first time since, well, forever. The bike in question is KTM’s 250 SX - without the F bit. A good old-fashioned motocross two-stroke; a real MX bike. Some of you older riders will alre...

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Tar 01 Motorcycle

4 August 2022

Tar Baby

Now wearing a set of 17-inch wheels rather than flat track-oriented rubber, Indian’s FTR1200S is a sportier choice for the road. It’s over a couple of years now since we first tested the Indian FTR1200. That first model was impressive with a raucous engine that . was a thrill-a-minute. It wa...

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Cover2 Motorcycle

3 August 2022

Go Fast … Turn Left

Flat Track racing dates way back, with a long history in the US, although in New Zealand it’s pretty new. Going fast on cheap dirt bikes has never been as much fun. Chris Power explains how to have a go.  Flat Track racing is making quite the resurgence in NZ, both in the North and South Island...

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Riders+Rest+Ruakaka Motorcycle

3 August 2022

Riders’ Rest

Ramble to Ruakaka & beyond…. Carolyn and Kel Rood designed their house in 2020 to provide original tailored accommodation for motorcyclists on an adventure. And helping with that adventure. . Kel, an experienced boatmaster who helms the Whangarei harbour tugboat, has been a rider for 50 ye...

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