What’s in the Latest Issue?


Honda RC213V-S
It’s essentially a full-blown MotoGP machine for the road, and somehow, we got our hands on one thanks to Carl Cox and the team at Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park!

Royal Enfield 500 ABS
It seems even stalwarts of the old ways, Royal Enfield, aren’t immune to the march of technology. We head across the ditch to check out the new Euro 4 approved ABS 500 models to make sure they’ve still got the character we know and love.

World Launch: Triumph Speed Triple
It’s not due here for a couple more months, but with the chance to ride the brad spanking new Speed Triple just down the road from the Hinkley factory, how could Roland say no?

Harley-Davidson Sport Glide
It’s Harley-Davidson’s latest attempt at the motorcycling equivalent of a Swiss Army Knife, but did they get it right? Mat grabbed it by the handle to find out…

Suzuki DL250 V-Strom
It’s undoubtedly the baby in the venerable V-Strom family, but does the little 250 deserve the legendary moniker?

Indian Scout Bobber
Indian Motorcycle gets in on the Bobber craze with their chopped Scout. Sean take one for the team and grabs the burly looking Indian by the scruff…


Tranzalpine Scooter Safari
It only comes around every two years, and no matter the conditions, these hardy souls cross the Southern Alps on scooters all in the name of charity.

Witchcraft and Unicorn Dust
We delve into the technical mystery that is the regulator rectifier – otherwise known as that damned thing that killed my battery!

Between the Covers
We take a sneaky peek inside the covers of George Lockyear’s latest book.

Metzeler Mania
Paul and Kerry rode south on their Suzuki longtermers to meet up with the Metzeler team in Queenstown, where they put their latest and greatest hoops to a proper Kiwi test.

Brass Monkey
Is -6 degrees cold enough for ya?
We sent Buddha off to the Brass Monkey to freeze his nuts off at this icon of the motorcycling calendar.

Isle of Man TT
The world’s most dangerous race returned for 2018. We recap all the action from the Isle of Man.

Ultimate Winter Escapes
With the riding weather taking a turn for the colder, we start fantasising where else in the world we could be getting our riding fix in during the New Zealand winter.

Still Learning
Yep, we admit he’s done it all ass-backwards, but even Sean admits that he still had plenty to learn while observing a Ride Forever Bronze course in Taupo.

Interview: Carl Coleman
He has one of the most respected family names in the business. We chat with Carl Coleman about the Coleman family’s role in the continually changing NZ motorcycling scene.

Correcting Off Lean
Karel gets into the technical details of why off leaning your bike as you corner is a terrible idea, and explain you can correct it if you find it’s something you tend to do.

Dealer Focus: TSS Red Baron
They fly the flag for the Red Baron in the Wellington region. So what’s the story behind the team at TSS Red Baron?