What’s in the Latest Issue?


KTM 790 Duke
The Scalpel finally arrives in BRM HQ. Doctors Paul and Mat don their surgical gear and hit the road to find out how sharp KTM’s newest Duke really is.

Moto Guzzi V7 III Carbon
The latest limited-edition bike from Lake Como rolls into town with plenty of the good stuff. But how many will be making their way here in total?

Husqvarna Vitpilen 401
MV’s newly updated sports-tourer is now available with a fully automatic clutch system, making it even easier to pilot around town and through the twisties. Or you can have it with a conventional clutch and ‘box. We ride both to see which we’d prefer

Yamaha Niken
Half car, half bike, is three the perfect number? Yamaha’s newest creation looks like a handful, but maybe they’re onto something over at Team Blue…

BMW R 1200 GS and GS Adventure
BMW have posed a big question by making the event bigger GS Adventure: Is it a necessary expense over the GS? We grab both and head off into the wilderness to figure out what the German engineers were thinking.

Husqvarna Svartpilen 401
Scott grabs the keys to Husqvarna’s entry into the LAMS café racer class to find out how well the little ‘White Arrow’ can fly.

Suzuki V-Strom 650
The venerable V-Strom 650 gets the once over by Sean to see how it stacks up.

Engina Indian Cafe Racer
It started life as a vintage style cruiser, so just how the heck did it end up looking this good?



Metzeler Karoo Street
There’s an even harder way to put Metzeler’s new hoops to the test, fly to Sardinia and take aim for the nearest volcano! Euro-spondant Simon Bowen was the man who was up for the job.

Africa Grin
From African sunsets to some of the best adventure riding this side of the equator, our tame adventurer heads out to tackle South Africa, and there’s only one steed for the job, right?

Industry Outsider: Mike Wilkens
He’s been around the bike industry for a very long time, so what’s it like to be looking from the outside in? We catch up with former Kawasaki NZ boss, Mike Wilkens.

Scott Gear
The name Scott Sports conjures up images of people in either ski masks or upon dirt bikes, but there is a whole different side to the company than action sports. We take a look at how Scott are pushing into the road market in New Zealand.

Classic Bikes: The Superbikes of ’78
They’ve been fighting it out in the top classes for forty years. Roland winds back the clock to 1978 when Suzuki, Honda, Kawasaki, and Yamaha all had litrebikes gunning for supremacy for the first time.

Sprockets n’ Chains
If your bike runs with a chain, it is the weakest link in your driveline. So, what are the warning signs it needs replacement and just how do you do it? We take a closer look.

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Training: Target Fixation
It’s an easy trap to fall into while riding. So how do we avoid target fixation?

Dealer Focus: Red Baron Auckland
They’re part of the world’s largest network of independent dealers and have a long and happy history servicing the Auckland region’s motorcycling needs.