What’s in the Latest Issue?

BIKES

Harley-Davidson Livewire
Confessed Harley-man Neale Brumby got to try the new electric Livewire, and it left him scratching his head.

BMW F 850 GSA
Pro Rider’s Karel Pavich is no stranger to bikes, which is why we thought we’d let her try out BMW’s new ‘middleweight’ adventurer – the F 850 GSA!

Triumph Speed Triple 1050 S
Scott keenly grabbed the keys to Triumph’s big bruiser, the Speed Triple 1050 S, discovering that you can have both precision and power all in one very cool package!

Keeway 152 Café Racer
It might be the smallest Café Racer we’ve tested, but it still got Paul down to the local coffee shop with a smile on his face.

Dean Harrison’s Kawasaki ZX-10RR
Adam Child got to have a blast on Isle of Man Senior TT winner Dean Harrison’s full-spec race bike – it doesn’t get much better than this!

 

 

FEATURES

Facebook Poll – Music Inside Your Helmet: Yes Or No?
Sometimes it’s nice to beat the boredom of a long ride with some tunes in your lid, so for this month’s Facebook Poll we thought we’d ask how many of you listen to your music while riding.

Jay Lawrence
Adam Child caught up with our good friend Jay Lawrence, literally only an hour after the Wellington-based racer fulfilled a dream – riding a Superbike at the world-famous Isle of Man TT.

Open Road Motorcycle Tours
Mario McMillan joined the team from Open Road Motorcycle Tours to find even more of the stunning scenic roads and breathtaking views that our country has to offer.

H-D Tribute
A stop at NZ’s newest H-D dealership, East Coast H-D, revealed a blacked-out Fat Boy that pays tribute to Kiwi sporting success.

1972-73 Yamaha TX750
Mark Pavletich once again takes us back in motorcycling history, this time discussing the life of the early Yamaha TX750s. From the new counterbalance technology, to ever prevalent overheating and electrical issues, the TX750 certainly divided opinions.

Hellas Rally
Dirt-pro Chris Birch decided to tackle the longest and toughest rally in Europe, the Hellas Rally, onboard a fairly standard KTM 790 Adventure R. Mad? Maybe… but he did do impressively well!

Pirelli Angel GT II
Pirelli’s newest ‘sport-touring’ tyre, the Angel GT II offers a significant improvement across the board from the highly-regarded previous model. We peel back the layers and find out what makes them so good!

Longtermer – Yamaha Niken GT
Paul signed up for a Ride Forever Gold course, utilising the Niken’s extra grip in the unfavourable weather conditions, and getting one step closer to claiming $100 back on his rego costs in the process.

Audio Solutions
There are a myriad of options available for riders that want to be able to listen to music, GPS directions, or even communicate with their fellow riders from inside their helmets, So we thought we’d share a few that we’ve tried and tested.

Better Breathing
In this month’s edition of Tech Talk, Scott discusses air/fuel ratios, and how they are affected by that ‘cool’ aftermarket pipe you just fitted to your bike. And why your bike just doesn’t quite feel the same now…

Tyre Wear Patterns
With the help of suspension guru Dave Moss, Scott talks us through how we can ‘read’ our tyres’ wear patterns, to see how our bike’s suspension is working, and make fine adjustments for better grip and tyre longevity.