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Bike Rider Magazine | Issue 125 | November 2014
First Kiwi Test: EBR 1190RX
Euro Comparo: BMW S 1000 RR and Aprilia RSV4-R APRC ABS
NZ Test:Yamaha Stryker
NZ Test: Honda CB650F
NZ Test: Kawasaki J300
NZ Test: Yamaha MT-07 LAMS
NZ Test: Yamaha SR400
Marlboro Series: From the Golden Years
Classics: IOM on a 'Macchi
Temporary New Zealanders: The myths busted
Kiwis Abroad: WIL Sports explained
Exclusive interviews, touring, custom bikes, commuters and the low-down on motorcycling here and abroad. All this and more, including all the regular goodies.
Bike Rider TV
MV Agusta F307:2Kevin tests the hottest little 675 to come off the legendary mv production line
Barry Sheene Trans-Tasman Challenge 201210:27We headed to hampton downs to the nz round of the barry sheene trans-tasman challence 2012 for some classic racing action.
Kawasaki Ninja 650R04:56Paul tests the new, ultra-versatile 650 twin from kawasaki, complete with great looks and spades of fun.
Kawasaki Drag Day 201201:0
Countersteering03:33Another in our series of tips for beginners - countersteering explained.
Triumph Speedmaster 80004:49Kevin gets acquainted with triumph's speedmaster 800 a bike that belies a little of it's traditional looks.
Honda NC70004:39We had a tiny window of opportunity in the wintry weather to get out and film the new nc700s and nc700x from honda, hence the change from our usual test style, but here's what we thought of the brilliant commuter from the winged marque. music by dan-o from danosongs.com
CBR250R03:54Kevin reviews our long-term test unit, honda's learner-friendly little sis' of the cbr family.
Motomart, Wellington03:32We visited motomart, in wellington and todd and dave showed us around their honda/bmw/ducati dealership.
Bike Setup02:42For those new to motorcycling, a few tips on making your motorcycle fit you, instead of the other way around.
Choosing the right bike03:3Some important tips from kevin for those new to road biking on choosing the right bike for your needs.
Kawasaki ZX-14R06:30We hand the big green monster over to paul, to see how frightening it is.
Nick Cole04:54Nick cole tells us about how and why he races, his bike and his upcoming race season.
2012 Yamaha R105:10After the traction-controlled, matte black, gytr equipped yzf-r1 turned up in the office kevin suddenly disappeared...
Nuda 900R03:32Paul reviews the first road bike from husqvarna in 30 years, the nuda 900r - the 'r' version boasting better suspension and brakes.
CRC Speedshow 201225:11While we were at the 2012 crc speedshow, we caught up with some of the exhibiting motorcycle distributors and stars of the show. song: the secret weapon artist: tempo 38 hit your head music
Long Way Around12:37Paul and kevin set off on an adventure, also starring honda's vfr1200x and yamaha's super ténéré.
How to adjust big piston forks05:59Robert taylor explains how to properly go about adjusting big piston forks.
Nick Coles ZX-10Rs05:43Kevin got to have a play aboard three zx-10r's - one standard, and two belonging to nick cole (nz superbike championship contender), his track day/practice bike and his fully spec'd superbike.
CBR600RR05:42Paul takes the baby 'blade for a blast, and finds it's still pretty sharp.
Triumph Explorer04:53Triumph's new big-bore adventure bike is here, and provides some serious competition for that other european titan in the class.
ZX-6R04:29Kev goes out for a blast on kawasaki's middleweight marvel and finds the nimble ninja is on top of it's game.
Aprilia Tuono04:19Kev checks out the 2012 aprilia tuono v4r aprc, a naked version of the stunning rsv4 and finds the beast hasn't really been tamed much...
Suspension Dyno08:34Robert taylor from kiwi suspension solutions is here to show you what a suspension dyno is, and explain how this tool can be of benefit to suspension workshops
Honda Crosstourer06:28Kev tests the honda crosstourer vfr1200x a softer touring motorcycle than shares the powerplant of the vfr1200f, but is designed for a slightly more leisurely ride.
Vacuum Bleeding Suspension Units04:0Robert taylor of kiwi suspension solutions is here to explain the advantages of vacuum bleeding shock absorbers and other suspension units.
Triumph Speed Triple R review05:25Kevin's a big fan of the speed triple, so when he went to test the latest 'r' model, it took him a while to come back to the office with it...
Kawasaki Drag Day 201201:0
Spyder Homecoming 201216:31The 2012 spyder homecoming, this year based out of wellington nz. featuring the museum hotel, wellington's synonymous weather, the southward car museum, several can-am owners, awards presented by richard shaw and the comedic talents of clayton carrick-leslie. music by: partners in rhyme dan-o - ww ..
The Britten06:23Adam child from mcn got hold of us and asked nicely if he were to come down to new zealand, could we please help him get a ride on what must be the finest, most historical motorcycle in the country... ...the championship-winning, single remaining rideable britten v1000. after the laughter subsided, ..
3 hot MV F4s08:16We got a call from an individual with quite a collection of mv agusta rarities, asking if we would like to test them back-to-back on a racetrack... ...well he did ask nicely, so...
Suzuki Inazuma03:50Kevin reviews a new full-size, learner-friendly 250cc street bike from suzuki. perfect for full-size learners or budget-conscious commuters.
Honda F6B review04:28Kevin boldly goes aboard the new f6b from honda, a flat out six with integrated bags, and finds it... ...fascinating!
ABS Hayabusa04:27We got the new abs-equipped 2013 hayabusa first, so paul takes a philosophical look at the latest version of suzuki's 1300cc hyperbike.
CF Moto 650NK04:26We did a bit of a double-take when we saw the cf moto 650nk for the first time, but took it for a test and found out more about the bike the chinese have released to take on the western market.
2014 Aprilia Caponord05:17Fraser checks out the rsv-inspired adventure bike from aprilia
2014 Suzuki V-Strom 100003:22Paul checks out the latest litre-class adventure machine from suzuki, the 2014 v-strom 1000
Yamaha MT-09 review03:32Kev checks out the new triple streetfighter from yamaha
Harley Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Ltd05:57Paul checks out the flagship tourer from harley-davidson
BRT2013 Episode 316:5Broxy tests the 2014 kawasaki kx250f and 450f, kevin heads out on the moto guzzi v7 stone and paul hits the trails on four wheels, in the form of the polaris rzr570. thanks to tempo 38, devils elbow and hit your head music for their musical contributions.
KTM Superduke R03:54Paul checks out one of the craziest road bikes on the market, the ktm superduke r
MV Agusta Dragster 80004:49Something different and rather sexy from the italian manufacturer. is it a sports bike or a sports cruiser? kev spends some time with the mv agusta dragster to find out...
Yamaha MT-0702:37Dave mckenna demonstrates just how trick the new lams legal yamaha mt-07 is, with a display to the journos on the australasian launch. oh, and did we mention it was pouring with rain..! impressive stuff!
BMW S1000RR v Aprilia RSV4 APRC07:35Two of the latest superbikes tested head-to-head on the road and track.