BRM Bike Tests

Yamaha Launch Tracer 900 GT in NZ

Yamaha Motor New Zealand has launched the new Tracer 900 GT in Queenstown, with the new model increasing on the pedigree of the Tracer...

2018 Yamaha MT-07 HO Review

Having just launched the next level MT-09, Yamaha wasted no time unveiling the 2018 MT-07. Happily, we had Roland in place to report on...
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VIDEO | BMW G 310 GS

Mat swings a leg over BMW Motorrad's new G 310 GS to find out just how much of the vaunted GS lifestyle you really get for your $9,495.

Triumph Speedmaster | Class Act

Another triumph from the so aptly-named brand. The eagerly anticipated Bonneville Bobber Black arrived this month and brought with it a friend – the...

Ducati Scrambler 1100 Special | Scrambled, not fried

Evolution works in a complicated way at Ducati – especially in the joyful corner of the Bologna factory where Scramblers are built, writes Roland Brown.
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Suzuki DL250 V-Strom | Quick Review

Mat takes a quick look at Suzuki's entry into the compact adventure market, the 2018 DL250 V-Strom.
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Harley-Davidson Sport Glide | Quick Review

Mat takes a look at Harley-Davidson's latest member of the Softail family, the versatile 2018 Sport Glide.
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Tested: 2018 Benelli Leoncino

Benelli is coming back strong with a new range of models into the New Zealand market for 2018, and leading the charge is the Leoncino, the baby lion of the Benelli family.

Tested: 2018 Benelli TRK 502

Anyone remember Victor Remington? The man who liked the razor so much, he bought the company? After Sean’s first 48 hours with the Benelli...

Tested: 2018 Royal Enfield Rumbler

Royal Enfield takes another step away from its traditional Bullet range once again with the Rumbler 350. So, what makes this little 350cc cruiser something rather special? We sent Mat to find out…
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2018 Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom Quick Review

With the BRM longterm DL1000 V-Strom currently being used for a South Island Tour, Paul takes you through some of the features of the V-Strom...

Pirelli Diablo Corsa II Review

Paul headed to South Africa for the launch of the new Diablo Corsa II tyre from Pirelli.

Benelli Leoncino roars onto the NZ landscape

Hot on the heels of the TRK 502 adventure tourer (read about that in this month's BRM!) is the Leoncino, Benelli’s take on the...

Bridgestone Adventure A41 Review

Where better to test the latest adventure tyre from Bridgestone than the roads and trails traversing the wilds of Morocco. Paul headed to the desert to sample the new rubber.

Michelin Road 5 Review

After four years of development, Michelin have replace their accomplished Pilot Road 4 with the new Road 5. Paul checked them out in Spain

Kawasaki Z900RS and Ninja 400 Launched

Kawasaki has launched the hotly anticipated Z900RS along with the new and highly improved addition to the Ninja family, the Ninja 400. Were they...

BMW R nineT Racer

Putting the R in Racer Words: Mat Pics: Kerry Hopping on the BMW R nineT Racer on the side of SH25, the first thing that went...

Kiwi Company Ubco goes road legal

UBCO – the two-wheeled transport transformer Words: Sean Pics: Ubco UBCO is a brand some may not have heard of, but that is likely to change,...

2018 Ducati Monster 821

Monster Mania Ducati claims that their new Monster 821 is the most balanced Monster to date. With a claim like that, we just had to...

2018 BMW K1600B

Roland Brown gets behind the massive fairing of BMW's latest 6-cylinder mile-muncher – the K1600B

Triumph Street Triple 765 RS

Will an increase in capacity, some new technology and top shelf suspension do enough to make the new Street Triple RS worthy of the...

20th Century Spirit Custom Board-Tracker

It may look like a 100-year old barn find, but Chris Gordon’s Board-Tracker was crafted right here in NZ in the 21st Century. Words and...

HONDA CRF250L RALLY VS KAWASAKI VERSYS-X300

 PINT SIZED FUN With the summer touring months well and truly here, these two pint-sized dual-purpose bikes prove you don’t need 1000ccs of grunt to...

Yamaha OW01 – Post Classic Racer 

Designed to win a World Superbike Championship, ridden by Superman and currently the bike to beat in the NZ Post Classic Championship, Paul visited...

All New Harley-Davidson Sports Glide On The Way

Harley-Davidson has already moved to expand the already expansive Softail lineup with the all-new Sport Gide, a bike which the Milwaukee giant expects to...

BMW HP4 RACE

Based on the supremely good S1000RR, the BMW HP4 Race takes everything that the S1000RR is, and cranks it up beyond 11. Words: Roland Brown...
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2018 BMW G 310 R

Earlier this year BMW quietly discontinued their long-lived, and much loved, G 650 GS which left them without a learner bike in our market. Thankfully, hot on its heels was this, the G 310 R, which is a much more approachable learner machine in more ways than one.

2017 Honda CRF250L Rally

After developing a minor obsession with rally spec machinery after an interview with rally racer Lyndon Poskitt, to say Mat was fizzing at the...

2017 Royal Enfield Himalayan

With Royal Enfield’s first foray into the adventure market hitting dealer’s floors in April this year, Paul headed out to see if the Himalayan...

2016 Triumph Scrambler

Ahem, I was here first… Of the new generation of bikes displaying the Scrambler name on their papers, it was the Triumph Bonneville based...

Shed Built Madness – The Madboxer

A Subaru WRX powered motorbike built in a Hawkes Bay Shed? Please, tell us more!

2017 BMW R1200GS Rallye and Exclusive Review

Roland checks out two versions of BMW’s legendary GS and discovers the changes have diversified the flat-twin adventure bike more than ever before. Words: Roland...

Harley-Davidson 2018 Softails – American Muscle

With the announcement that Harley-Davidson are looking to gain an additional 2million customers while launching 100 new models in the next 10 years, the legendary – and usually quite reserved – American motorcycle manufacturer has certainly set themselves an ambitious target.

2017 Yamaha NMAX: Small Capacity Fun

When he made the move down from Auckland to Paeroa, Mat thought he’d be missing out on the fun of flogging about on a...

BLACK DOUGLAS STERLING

It may look like something from the turn of the 20th century, but the Black Douglas Sterling is anything but a fragile antique,...

2017 Kawasaki KLR650 Review: A Tuatara on Two Wheels!

How does a bike survive 30 years in the marketplace with few major changes? We jumped on the 2017 Kawasaki KLR650 to find out what makes it so special…

2017 Yamaha Tracer 700: Going the Distance

With a new touring model joining the incredible Yamaha MT-07 line-up, learner riding has never looked so good.

2017 Harley-Davidson Street Rod: Street Roddin’

Harley have brought the Street Rod name back from the grave, but as Mat found out during a trip to Singapore, it’s a...

2017 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory: Factory Fresh

Fifteen years later, the café high in the Italian hills is different and so is the naked Aprilia that I’ve just parked outside, its...

2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke R: The Beast 2.0

With more power, aggressive styling and a razor-sharp chassis, the Super Duke R is going to need a serious case of self-restraint not...

Ducati Supersport First Ride Review

Ducati have just launched the all-new Supersport in Sydney, with the bike now filling what was a glaring gap in the Ducati lineup, but...

2016 KTM Duke 200:  Mini Moto

As the smallest of the Duke range, you could be forgiven for thinking the 200 would lack the charisma of the bigger capacity...

First Impressions: 2017 SWM Superdual

It’s taken a couple of years of development, but SWM’s Superdual adventure motorcycle is finally about to be released in New Zealand. Words: Mat Pics:...

2016 Honda Africa Twin Review: She’s a Beauty

As a former national trails and enduro champion, Greg Power is no slouch on any bike, which is why he was the perfect candidate...

HARLEY-DAVIDSON STREET ROD LAUNCHED IN SINGAPORE

Harley have launched the new Street Rod in Singapore today, but does it live up to the name? Words: Mat First things first, this Street Rod...

Triumph Bonneville Bobber first impressions

Triumph Motorcycles New Zealand has officially launched the Bonneville Bobber in New Zealand, and boy does it leave a good first impression. As with all...

Twins Test: KTM RC390 and Duke 390

KTM always do things differently, so when they penned their LAMS-legal Indian-built 390 series, they left the ‘ready to race’ theme going. Words and photos...

2016 SWM RS650R review

The name may not be familiar to many road riders, being as it was a dirt bike brand a couple of decades back but...

2016 Ducati Scrambler Sixty2

Learner Launch: Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 Ducati are targeting the cool young (or young at heart) demographic with an offering that they hope will spark a new...

2016 Harley-Davidson CVO Breakout review

What does CVO stand for? That would be “Custom Vehicle Operations”, which explains why Harley-Davidson threw the entire book of bling-ified goodness at the...