What’s in the Latest Issue?


World Launch – Ducati Multistrada 1260
International correspondent Simon Hargreaves hopped on the new bigger and stouter ‘Strada in Italy, to see exactly what difference 60cc could make in its home country.

World Launch – Triumph Street Twin & Street Scrambler
For 2019, the successful Triumph Twins get more power, more revs, and more developed internals, all coming together to make the bike more enjoyable to ride.

Yamaha Niken
Paul finally threw a leg over the beast that is Yamaha’s all-new three-wheeled bike, discovering in the process it may not be as bad as everyone imagines!

Kawasaki Ninja 400
What better way to break in a new bike, than at the track? Scott ventured down to Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park to get a feel for the baby Ninja and find out why it is continually selling so well.

Harley-Davidson FXDR 114 
Harley-Davidson have been on a rampage lately with their new model releases, breaking into more new segments now than ever before. So, it is fitting that they let us take their newest ‘muscle’ bike for a ride.

1974 Kawasaki Z1-A
Superbikes of nowadays are a completely different breed than those of 40-odd years ago. Roland takes a look back at one of the bikes that rewrote the book regarding two-wheeled performance.




2018 Ride Forever NZ Motorcycle Show
The annual collection of new and old bikes at ASB Showgrounds in Greenlane, Auckland, is the biggest in the country. We’ve been every year and thoroughly enjoyed it again for 2018.

Always Ahead
Would you be surprised to learn that the company making LS2 helmets is the biggest manufacturer of lids in the world? With a launch of their new range taking place in Portugal, we had to check them out!

Training – Lean On The Brake
Trail braking is an often misunderstood term, but it could potentially save you from harm if you learn how to use it effectively. Scott teaches us all how we can improve our cornering technique.

Defining Your Style
Are you a fan of the cruiser, or do you like riding nakeds? Let’s work out what style of bike ticks all the boxes for you!

Travel – Los Andes Expedition
Dave Campion shares his experiences from spending 25 days and 4500 kilometres travelling through South America; the stunning scenery and the amazing culture only make up a small part of the adventure!


Event – 2018 Mike Pero Southern Classic
Some of the best racing in the country doesn’t come from the fastest machines. Instead, it comes from the lovingly restored and rare classics, where the riders have as much character at the machines they pilot.

Interview – Kevin Williams
Before his arrival in NZ for the Shiny Side Up festivals, we spoke with Kevin about his new book “The Science Of Being Seen”.

Readers Ride – Dual Duties
Joe Moreton’s Husqvarna 701 kicks off our new segment, where you can send in the story and photos of your bike for the world to see!

Event – Suzuki Adventure Safari
Paul recently took his long-termer, the venerable V-Strom 1000, our for a 300lkm hike with the team from Suzuki, of which about 150km was spent off-road, alongside all manner of other Suzuki’s – a great time out!

Tech – Spark Plug Secrets
In this month’s tech article, we go old-school with spark plugs, and the secrets they can tell you about your motor’s health.

Interview – Damon Rees
Following the example set by father Tony, Whakatane’s Damon Rees is on a mission – racing both here and in Australia. We caught up with him at Round 1 of the Suzuki Series to find out how he manages it all.

Pro Rider – Why Do We Ride
Howard examines why motorcyclists are so passionate about our chosen pasttime.