BRM Bike Tests

Ducati V4 Streetfighter, Pikes Peak

Freshly announced overnight last night, Ducati have released news that they are taking a prototype V4 Streetfighter to the Broadmoor Pikes Peak...

Ducati wins first place at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este with...

An original Hypermotard 950 wins the 'Concept Bikes: New Design and Prototypes by Manufacturers and Independents' category at Villa d'EsteThe concept bike...

Ducati Diavel 1260 at the International Motor Show 2019 in Geneva

New Diavel 1260 to be displayed on the Audi stand from 7 to 17 MarchPersonality, sports performance and agility thanks to the...

Harley-Davidson® Electra Glide® Standard

Harley-Davidson® Electra Glide® Standard Delivers An Elemental Touring Experience Powered By The Milwaukee-Eight® Engine Powered by the muscular Milwaukee-Eight® 107...

Yamaha Niken review

Two days riding the incredible roads around the South Island on Yamaha's new three-wheel machine showed that this could well be the...

Classic MV Agusta’s to Steal Show

Privately owned, it is possibly the largest classic MV Agusta motorcycles’ collection in the world, and it will be up for auction...

Production of the Diavel 1260 begins in Bologna

The first Ducati Diavel 1260 rolls of the production line at Borgo Panigale The Borgo Panigale plant has begun producing the new Diavel 1260. The...

New Yamaha YZF-R3 for 2019

Revealed in October 2018 - the year marking the 20th anniversary of the legendary YZF-R1 - the radical new YZF-R3 truly embodies Yamaha's 'no...

2019 Triumph Speed Twin

All-new for 2019, the 1200cc Triumph Speed Twin reintroduces a legendary name back into motorcycling, looking to set a new category benchmark for how...

Royal Enfield 650 Twin Prices Released

We recently saw the live NZ unveiling of Royal Enfield's new pair of 650 Twins, the Interceptor and the Continental GT, at the 2018...

Yamaha Niken review – Three-wheeled MT-09

Does an extra wheel make this the safest motorcycle yet? Paul headed to Queenstown to find out.

Honda MotoGP Bike – Road Legal!

With only two of Honda’s road-going MotoGP replica bikes making their way to New Zealand, having the opportunity to cut a few laps around...

First Ride Impression | Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT...

Royal Enfield are venturing into the unknown with two new models they’re hoping will bring more riders to the brand and more people into...

Yamaha Launch Tracer 900 GT in NZ

Yamaha Motor New Zealand has launched the new Tracer 900 GT in Queenstown, with the new model increasing on the pedigree of the Tracer...

2018 Yamaha MT-07 HO Review

Having just launched the next level MT-09, Yamaha wasted no time unveiling the 2018 MT-07. Happily, we had Roland in place to report on...
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VIDEO | BMW G 310 GS

Mat swings a leg over BMW Motorrad's new G 310 GS to find out just how much of the vaunted GS lifestyle you really get for your $9,495.

Triumph Speedmaster | Class Act

Another triumph from the so aptly-named brand. The eagerly anticipated Bonneville Bobber Black arrived this month and brought with it a friend – the...

Ducati Scrambler 1100 Special | Scrambled, not fried

Evolution works in a complicated way at Ducati – especially in the joyful corner of the Bologna factory where Scramblers are built, writes Roland Brown.
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Suzuki DL250 V-Strom | Quick Review

Mat takes a quick look at Suzuki's entry into the compact adventure market, the 2018 DL250 V-Strom.
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Harley-Davidson Sport Glide | Quick Review

Mat takes a look at Harley-Davidson's latest member of the Softail family, the versatile 2018 Sport Glide.
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Tested: 2018 Benelli Leoncino

Benelli is coming back strong with a new range of models into the New Zealand market for 2018, and leading the charge is the Leoncino, the baby lion of the Benelli family.

Tested: 2018 Benelli TRK 502

Anyone remember Victor Remington? The man who liked the razor so much, he bought the company? After Sean’s first 48 hours with the Benelli...

Tested: 2018 Royal Enfield Rumbler

Royal Enfield takes another step away from its traditional Bullet range once again with the Rumbler 350. So, what makes this little 350cc cruiser something rather special? We sent Mat to find out…
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2018 Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom Quick Review

With the BRM longterm DL1000 V-Strom currently being used for a South Island Tour, Paul takes you through some of the features of the V-Strom...

Pirelli Diablo Corsa II Review

Paul headed to South Africa for the launch of the new Diablo Corsa II tyre from Pirelli.

Benelli Leoncino roars onto the NZ landscape

Hot on the heels of the TRK 502 adventure tourer (read about that in this month's BRM!) is the Leoncino, Benelli’s take on the...

Bridgestone Adventure A41 Review

Where better to test the latest adventure tyre from Bridgestone than the roads and trails traversing the wilds of Morocco. Paul headed to the desert to sample the new rubber.

Michelin Road 5 Review

After four years of development, Michelin have replace their accomplished Pilot Road 4 with the new Road 5. Paul checked them out in Spain

Kawasaki Z900RS and Ninja 400 Launched

Kawasaki has launched the hotly anticipated Z900RS along with the new and highly improved addition to the Ninja family, the Ninja 400. Were they...

BMW R nineT Racer

Putting the R in Racer Words: Mat Pics: Kerry Hopping on the BMW R nineT Racer on the side of SH25, the first thing that went...

Kiwi Company Ubco goes road legal

UBCO – the two-wheeled transport transformer Words: Sean Pics: Ubco UBCO is a brand some may not have heard of, but that is likely to change,...

2018 Ducati Monster 821

Monster Mania Ducati claims that their new Monster 821 is the most balanced Monster to date. With a claim like that, we just had to...

2018 BMW K1600B

Roland Brown gets behind the massive fairing of BMW's latest 6-cylinder mile-muncher – the K1600B

Triumph Street Triple 765 RS

Will an increase in capacity, some new technology and top shelf suspension do enough to make the new Street Triple RS worthy of the...

20th Century Spirit Custom Board-Tracker

It may look like a 100-year old barn find, but Chris Gordon’s Board-Tracker was crafted right here in NZ in the 21st Century. Words and...

HONDA CRF250L RALLY VS KAWASAKI VERSYS-X300

 PINT SIZED FUN With the summer touring months well and truly here, these two pint-sized dual-purpose bikes prove you don’t need 1000ccs of grunt to...

Yamaha OW01 – Post Classic Racer 

Designed to win a World Superbike Championship, ridden by Superman and currently the bike to beat in the NZ Post Classic Championship, Paul visited...

All New Harley-Davidson Sports Glide On The Way

Harley-Davidson has already moved to expand the already expansive Softail lineup with the all-new Sport Gide, a bike which the Milwaukee giant expects to...

BMW HP4 RACE

Based on the supremely good S1000RR, the BMW HP4 Race takes everything that the S1000RR is, and cranks it up beyond 11. Words: Roland Brown...
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2018 BMW G 310 R

Earlier this year BMW quietly discontinued their long-lived, and much loved, G 650 GS which left them without a learner bike in our market. Thankfully, hot on its heels was this, the G 310 R, which is a much more approachable learner machine in more ways than one.

2017 Honda CRF250L Rally

After developing a minor obsession with rally spec machinery after an interview with rally racer Lyndon Poskitt, to say Mat was fizzing at the...

2017 Royal Enfield Himalayan

With Royal Enfield’s first foray into the adventure market hitting dealer’s floors in April this year, Paul headed out to see if the Himalayan...

2016 Triumph Scrambler

Ahem, I was here first… Of the new generation of bikes displaying the Scrambler name on their papers, it was the Triumph Bonneville based...

Shed Built Madness – The Madboxer

A Subaru WRX powered motorbike built in a Hawkes Bay Shed? Please, tell us more!

2017 BMW R1200GS Rallye and Exclusive Review

Roland checks out two versions of BMW’s legendary GS and discovers the changes have diversified the flat-twin adventure bike more than ever before. Words: Roland...

Harley-Davidson 2018 Softails – American Muscle

With the announcement that Harley-Davidson are looking to gain an additional 2million customers while launching 100 new models in the next 10 years, the legendary – and usually quite reserved – American motorcycle manufacturer has certainly set themselves an ambitious target.

2017 Yamaha NMAX: Small Capacity Fun

When he made the move down from Auckland to Paeroa, Mat thought he’d be missing out on the fun of flogging about on a...

BLACK DOUGLAS STERLING

It may look like something from the turn of the 20th century, but the Black Douglas Sterling is anything but a fragile antique,...

2017 Kawasaki KLR650 Review: A Tuatara on Two Wheels!

How does a bike survive 30 years in the marketplace with few major changes? We jumped on the 2017 Kawasaki KLR650 to find out what makes it so special…

2017 Yamaha Tracer 700: Going the Distance

With a new touring model joining the incredible Yamaha MT-07 line-up, learner riding has never looked so good.