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Top 5 Roads to Ride This Summer

Ahhh, summer is finally here. The bike is clean, the road is grippy, and the sunshine is endless (at least we hope!). We’ve been...

Inside the SWM Motorcycle Factory doors

So what’s it like on the inside, in a place where bikes are born? We snuck inside the walls of the former Husqvarna facility...

From Racer to L-Plater

It’s a long way from the World Superbike paddock to Pukekohe. But FIM 2016 European Women’s Champion, Avalon Biddle, was recently to be seen...

When The World Is Not Enough

The world’s greatest adventure rider Nick Sanders reveals how to ride further and faster than you ever thought possible… Words: Oscar Kornyei  Photos: Nick Sanders...

BRM Readership Survey 2017

We know you love your monthly issue of BRM, but we’re always keen to find out how we can make your favourite magazine even...

The Gas on Euro Emissions

Euro Emissions Explained While we pride ourselves on our “clean and green” country, the stringent European emissions rules for the vehicles we drive are important...

Draggin Skin – 20 Years of Draggin Jeans

They’re a go-to for many motorcyclists who want the style and flexibility of a regular jean but proven protection against road rash – and...

The 42nd Cold Kiwi was BRRR-illiant!

The annual Cold Kiwi rally is an icon of the Kiwi riding calendar, and for 2017 Mat finally ticked off participating in one of...

How To: Wet ‘N’ Wild River Crossings

With the plethora of Adventure bikes available to us these days, it’s had us thinking long and hard about how we get our bikes...

EICMA 2017 Best in Show

This year’s EICMA extravaganza threw up contrasting contenders for Bike of the Show. Some might suggest Ducati’s Panigale V4 for pure performance; Kawasaki’s Ninja...

Lee Munro on Bonneville and The Spirit of Munro

The Munro name needs no introduction to Kiwi motorcyclists. This year, great nephew of the legendary Burt Munro – Lee – helped mark the...

Psyched on Colour!

What the colour of your motorbike says about you Words: Kerry It is most likely that personal preferences in colour choices are the result of our...

Guest blog: Nicky Hayden and A Reflection on Life

With the sad passing of another motorcycling Grand Prix great, with 13 time GP winner Angel Nieco passing away last week, guest writer Kari...

HONDA CB750 FOUR Cafe Racer: Four the Fun of It

With a lifelong interest in design, it didn’t take long for this Warkworth local to discover he could turn his artistic flair into...

Road Craft: Group Riding Basics

Riding in a group is easy! Or is it? Here we give you the basics on riding in a group to make sure you get to your destination without crashing into the back of your mates.

Brittany Morrow: The Queen of Road Rash

She’s living proof of the importance of wearing motorcycle gear whenever you ride, but there’s more to Brittany Morrow than meets the eye… Words: BRM...

How To Scrub in Your Motorcycle Tyres

Why is it that we  are told to take it easy with our brand new tyres for the first couple of hundred kays?...

Lyndon Poskitt: Dakar Hero

In Issue #145 we met up with global adventure rider and rally racer, Lyndon Poskitt, who was just getting ready to leave New...

Rider Training: ACC Ride Forever Bronze

Kerry spends a day on the Ride Forever Bronze Course in preparation for a summer on two-wheels… Words: Kerry Pics: Paul Well, over a year has...

Motorcycle helmet buyers’ guide

Your helmet is the most crucial piece of safety equipment you’ll buy for riding a motorcycle. Period. Words: Kev With that out of the way, which...

Take Cover! Bike Insurance translated

Not sure what all the paperwork actually means? Here’s the low-down on how to sort your insurance in plain English, from the inside.

Get the head start on helmet standards

Like many well-meaning standards, they are often diluted by someone else’s standard, so which standard is the right one for your helmet? Rather than...

Ethanol fuels – What is it and will it hurt your...

Recently, ‘E’ fuels appear to be making headlines, leaning heavily on the feel-good ‘green’ factor. But are ethanol blends really the enviro-friendly option or...

 Tech Guide: Suspension Jargon

The dark art of suspension translated Words: KSS Photos: Doug Cornes It’s pretty much universally accepted that most of us don’t really know what’s happening...

Stop Right There!

When did you last do some brake maintenance?

The Patriarch

He’s one of the fastest fathers in the country, who’s helping his two sons – Mitch and Damon – become superbike stars. Along with...

In The Blood

The name Rees is synonymous with racing on two wheels. We catch up with the eldest son and his move from dirt to road

The Best There Has Ever Been?

There're not many people who can say they've got to test the legendary Britten..!

Summer Touring Prep

Heading for some touring this summer? Check out these invaluable tips!

Flying Millyard

Fancy a bike with a 5-litre V-twin and a hand change? Well now you can...

NZCM – World Class In New Zealand

If you haven't visited the NZ Classic Motorcycle Museum in Nelson yet, then you're in for a very special treat

Cantilever Suspension

Then and Now - Second-Hand Rose We like to think we live in an enlightened era, with everything around us proof that we have forged on...

Burt Munro Challenge

It was like the weather gods were taking pot-shots at the riders, hurling ice, rain, wind and sunshine in random order throughout the week – but it was still epic!

Life After Rossi

Legendary Grand Prix crew chief Jeremy Burgess speaks about the circumstances behind his sudden departure from the MotoGP paddock and what he’s got planned for 2014 and beyond.

Dive! Dive! Dive!

When the Elf racers showed up at the track with the so-called ‘death of the forks’ thirty-odd years ago, who’d have thought that the...

IOM Classic TT 2014

BRM’s classic scribe, Chris Swallow, shares the trials, tribulations and unscheduled beer breaks that are all part of the ultimate classic race…

The world of LAMS

A Whole New World There has been an injection of youth and enthusiasm into the motorcycling world, but what separates LAMS from the rest of...

On Yer Bike!

There’s a new system in place that can speed up your probation period on L-Plates. Training expert Karel Pavich explains... Words: Pro Rider | Pics:...