What’s in the Latest Issue?


World Launch: Yamaha MT-09 SP
Yamaha injects something special into its triple cylinder contender, the MT-09.

Tested: Kawasaki ZX-10R
A landspeed record attempt is delayed, but Paul’s got a few opinions on the Super Zed anyway.

Tested: BMW R nineT Urban G/S
With Paris-Dakar looks, is BMW’s Urban G/S deserving of the GS moniker?

World Launch: Ducati Panigale V4
Twice the number of cylinders equals twice the panache with Ducati’s new hero.

Reader’s Ride: Honda Africa Twin
Building a better bush and bitumen basher.

Tested: Suzuki GSX150F
Baby Gixxer puts a smile on Mat’s dial.

Tested: MV Agusta Brutale 800
Paul swings a leg over one beautiful Brute of a bike!

Tested: Harley-Davidson Street Rod
What is the Street Rod’s place in the market? If you ask us, it is as The Converter of riders to the Bar and Shied.


Feature: Bridgestone Battlax T31
Kit up a Kwaka with Bridgestone’s best and the verdict is?

Event: Leadfoot Festival
It might be focused on those with lead feet, but the bike contingent was strong at this year’s Leadfoot Festival at Hahei.

Racing: Sam Love
Living the dream – from Tauranga tracks to Scandinavian circuits, Love found a way.

Event: Burt Munro Challenge
Southland didn’t disappoint when it turned on the February sun for the 12th Burt Munro Challenge!

Event: Pukekohe Classic
Preserving the past as two-wheelers take to the track at Pukekohe

Feature: Joining the Club
Paul joins up with the local chapter of the Ulysses Club and finds an experience that transcends the club’s motto of ‘growing old disgracefully’.

Travel: BMW Eurotrip
There’s no better way to experience Europe than atop BMW’s legendary R 1200 GS, as Dave Britten finds out.

Feature: Camping by Bike
Some might call it the good life, but what’s the reality of getting out there and making your bike your home? We take a look at the basics.

Feature: Smiles per Gallon
Mat and Sean downsize for a weekend ride with a twin ‘n go… err twist, with the Moped NZ MC.

Feature: Michelin Pilot Road 5 Tyre Test
Paul braves the monsoons to introduce Michelin’s latest mile munchers.

Road Craft: Birdstrike!
Be wary of our feathered friends, for aircraft aren’t the only travellers who can come afowl of them in an unexpected encounter.