What’s in the Latest Issue?

BIKES

Kawasaki ZX-10RR
Overseas correspondent Jon Urry pulled some strings to get a go on the new Ninja RR, as well as learning how Kawasaki plan on staying at the pointy end of the pack in WSBK racing.

Triumph Speed Triple RS
The original ‘streetfighter’ bike, Triumph’s Speed Triple packs a lot of punch. Mat had a go on the road and track to see how the new model stacks up.

Yamaha Tracer 900 GT
Snow and ice couldn’t keep the new Yamaha Tracer 900 GT from showing its prowess at the hands of Mat in a cold Queenstown. Suffice to say, he was glad for the adjustable rider modes and heated grips!

BMW G 310 GS
Does the entry-level GS have enough in it to carry the moniker? BRM ventured off the beaten track to find out if the lightweight BMW could prove itself in the hills.

 

 

FEATURES

Event: Intermot 2018
Billed as one of the biggest motorcycle events worldwide, in Intermot Show in Cologne, Germany, saw a lot of new models released by bike manufacturers, showing the industry where things are headed in the not-too-distant future.

Motorcycle Ambulances
With a new fleet of BMW F 800 GT’s, Auckland paramedics can respond to emergencies faster and safer than ever before. Glen Hoult shares why they opted for the bikes, and what they were doing at the recent BMW track day.

Top 5 Bike Upgrades
You’ve just picked up your brand-new bike, in perfect showroom condition. Can it get even better? You bet it can! Scott delves into the top 5 of how to fettle your factory fresh motorcycle.

Battle of the Streets History
With the recent news that Paeroa’s annual street race has been discontinued, we take a look back on the history of the world-famous event and talk with a few people that made it such a success.

Interview: Justin Maunder
Having set up his own business to provide for his track time, 15-year-old Justin Maunder is serious about racing. We caught up with him to find out what makes him tick, and where he wants to go in the future.

 

Authentically Italian
Moto Guzzi NZ’s Brand Manager, Michael Beckhaus, recently took a trip through Tuscany as part of the Moto Guzzi Experience. What could be better than riding Italian bikes around one of the most beautiful regions on the planet? Oh, yeah. Chianti, that’s what!

Straight Wheels
Having your motorcycle wheels aligned correctly is vital to making your bike ride well – and knowing how to do it yourself can save you both strain and money down the road. Scott shows up all how in this month’s tech article.

Mandy Newman-Green
Being a lady in a mostly male-dominated arena can have its advantages and disadvantages. Instead of sitting on the sidelines, Mandy decided that she wanted to have a go herself, on a Pre-89 CBR400RR.

Profile: James Hoogenboezem
“Hoogie” as he is known in the pits, is one of those characters you like being around, especially when it comes to picking up tips and tricks to going faster. This year he’s back onboard a Suzuki GSX-R1000 for the 2019 NZSBK, with an impressive team backing him up.