Motorcycles

Fox hoping to kick-start career

Fox hoping to kick-start career

Blake Fox is used to making leaps and bounds on his moto trials bike, now he is poised to make some in his career.

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Courtney Duncan stars in Australia

Courtney Duncan stars in Australia

New Zealand's Courtney Duncan has just returned from another successful hit and run raid across the Tasman.

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Coppins comes home to ride for Yamaha

Coppins comes home to ride for Yamaha

New Zealand's Josh Coppins is ready to turn his career onto a new path next season.

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Two thumpers in one from KTM

Two thumpers in one from KTM

 Big four-stroke single-cylinder dual-purpose motorcycles can be a compromise between road and dirt, but PETER MACKENZIE rides a thumper that covers all terrain better - by using two different dedicated sets of wheels.

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Suzuki DR650SE: Singular riding benefits

Suzuki DR650SE: Singular riding benefits

Four-stroke single-cylinder dual-purpose motorcycles may not match the power of bikes with multi-pot motors of the same displacement, but Peter Mackenzie reckons these thumpers deliver a good bang for your hard-earned bucks.

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R1: Yamaha's twin-personality litre bike

R1: Yamaha's twin-personality litre bike

PETER MACKENZIE rides Yamaha's latest contender in the litre bike market, the cross-plane crankshaft 2009 YZF R1.

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Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra Classic: Rockin' down the road on H-D's trike

Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra Classic: Rockin' down the road on H-D's trike

Three wheels ride like nothing else. Not like a motorcycle, not like a car. Peter Mackenzie rides the Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra Classic.

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Kawasaki's ZX10R a sharp performer

Kawasaki's ZX10R a sharp performer

The 1000cc sportsbike market is highly competitive, with four Japanese manufacturers making bikes that seem pretty alike on paper. Peter Mackenzie samples Kawasaki's ZX10R to see if anything makes it distinctive.

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Yamaha Scorpio impresses with basic appeal

Yamaha Scorpio impresses with basic appeal

It may not impress at first sight, but the appeal of the Yamaha Scorpio runs deep. Jacqui Madelin explains why.

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Coast to coast rally

Coast to coast rally

More than 40 motorcycles left from outside Motorcycle Replacements premises in Dunedin just after 7am on a recent Saturday to make a day journey right across the South Island.

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