What’s in the Latest Issue?

BIKES

Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory
When a brand that makes Superbikes moves away from world-class racing, sometimes it’s worth paying attention to. The new RSV4’s motor is too big for WSBK, but by no means any less thrilling for it.

MV Agusta Dragstar/Brutale 800 RR
Paul skipped across the ditch to have a crack at Phillip Island on the 140hp 800cc triples, discovering that looks are most definitely deceiving.

Moto Guzzi V85 TT
Our international correspondent Simon Hargreaves got his mitts on the new V85 TT, Moto Guzzi’s new all-terrain two-wheeler. We think he liked it, maybe even a little too much…

BMW S 1000 RR
The new BMW S Thou looks entirely different, feels entirely different, and goes, well, you get the point. Jeff Ware got to fang one around Estoril for a bit. The rest of us are jealous.

Yamaha YZF-R3
Looking every bit as sharp as its bigger brothers, the new R3 swings for the fence while keeping its composure well intact. New riders should pay attention!

FEATURES

Facebook Poll – Full Face vs Open Face Helmets
We asked our followers to tell us their helmet preferences, with interesting results.

Event – NZSBK Wrap Up
Andy has been keeping busy following our highest echelon of racing all over the countryside. So who better than McG to explain the grand finale in Taupo?

Kingseat Scooter GP
A kilometre long track cut through the bush, a dozen or so scooters, and a bunch of mates – a great way to spend a Saturday!

2019 TT2000
Dave churns through 2650 kilometres of the South Island’s countryside in less than 48 hours. Mad? Yes. Fun? Absolutely!

Interview – Peter Hickman
We caught up with Hicky to discuss his surprising new ride with the Norton Racing team, as well as what he thought of our fair country.

World Association of Triumph Owners Clubs
Every year the World Association of Triumph Owners Clubs travel to a different country for their annual rally. This year it was New Zealand’s turn!

Classic – Laverda 750 SF
Gordon Campbell follows the history of this rather special 1971 Laverda, tracing its roots all the way back through several ownerships to its current condition.

Michelin Man
As the biggest tyre manufacturer in the world, Michelin know a thing or two about keeping bikes pointed in the right direction. We caught up with Ross Shields, the Commercial Director of Michelin Asia, for his thoughts on Kiwi trends.

Gastromrider – Huia Food Store
Looking for somewhere to ride for a bite? David Wyatt goes exploring for the best spots.

Training – Ride Forever Silver
Ongoing rider training is never a bad move, as Scott proves when he took an opportunity to attend a Silver course, put on by the team at Passmasters Rider Training.

Tech – Camshafts
Scott talks us through the ups and downs of camshafts, and how they affect the characteristics of a motor.

Event – Polished Riders
The Polished Rockers Bike Show in Upper Hutt brought out a very cool selection of vintage and classic bikes, as well as a smattering of newer machines. Mark Holman describes the vast contrast in bikes in attendance.