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OVERSEAS STARS SURE TO GAIN SUZUKI SERIES MOMENTUM

The popular annual Suzuki Series kicked off near Taupo on Sunday with all the usual fizz, fanfare and frenetic race action and, despite the...

DIRT BIKE TEAM-MATES TACKLE ROAD-RACING SCENE

Bay of Plenty's Brad Groombridge and his Kea Trailers Race Team-mate Seton Head both love the power of their Suzuki dirt bikes, but they...

KAWASAKI’S RICHARDSON TAKES F1 GLORY AT SERIES OPENER

It may have been his first competitive outing on a 1000cc superbike, but Wainuiomata’s Shane Richardson showed at the weekend that he was more...

S.M.I.D.S.Y – ROAD CRAFT

In well populated urban areas, the risks of being involved in an accident increase exponentially when you're on a motorcycle, simply because of one...

2019 Triumph Speed Twin

All-new for 2019, the 1200cc Triumph Speed Twin reintroduces a legendary name back into motorcycling, looking to set a new category benchmark for how...

GROUP RIDING – ROAD CRAFT

It never ceases to amaze, how simple decisions on the road can make or break a ride. For the second part of our 'Road...

FLAT TIMES – ROAD CRAFT

We're almost back into summer again, which invariably means more of you will be pulling your bikes out of the dusty garage and getting...

Honda MotoGP Bike – Road Legal!

With only two of Honda’s road-going MotoGP replica bikes making their way to New Zealand, having the opportunity to cut a few laps around...

Ladies Only Himalayan Tour | Taking on the Heavenly Himalaya

Riding up the Himalayas on a Royal Enfield Bullet is on the ‘bucket-list' for many riders. But it's not often that a tour like...

How Quickshifters Work

The Ups and Downs of Quickshifters - Just how to they work? You’ve definitely heard about them, and maybe your bike even has one, but...

Husqvarna’s Grand Old TT Master

When it comes to iconic Isle of Man TT brands, Husqvarna aren't one of the marques that immediately come to mind. But the Swedish...

Pirelli Diablo Corsa II Review

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

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.

What do we need to do?

All we hear at the moment is the bleating from Auckland Mayor, Phil Goff about how he’s not got the money to fix the...

Cooling Vests: Beat the Riding Heat

Despite the fact we're now looking back at summer over our shoulders, recently, we’ve been out riding in 32 degree temperatures in full kit...

Doing It Tough: The Shane Richardson Story

On a recent Kawasaki launch at Pukekohe, Paul caught up with one of the nicest (not to mention fastest) racers in the paddock, Shane...

World Supersport Comparo – Suzuki v Kawasaki

With the rare opportunity to have not ridden one, but two different manufacturers World Supersport spec machines during the 2017 European season, Kiwi racer...

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!