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Comic hero customised Harleys gallery

Captain America: Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special - Freedom.

Kiwi dealers among those who have created 27 Marvel-inspired custom bikes to celebrate Captain America's 75th birthday.

Yamaha's MT 'daddy' fails DNA test

MT-10 handles like an upright R1 sportsbike: similar weight distribution, short wheelbase and sporty geometry.

The MT-name says streetbike, but this new Yamaha is more like a naked sportsbike.

Harley-Davidson unveils new motor

Harley-Davidson's new Milwaukee-Eight engine.

Harley-Davidson is to introduced an all-new engine, the Milwaukee-Eight, named for the city where the company was born.

Keanu Reeves will build you a motorcycle

Avid motorcycle fan and actor Keanu Reeves takes part in the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Don't mistake Keanu Reeves for some nice-guy motorcycle dilettante.

Ducati shows off customised XDiavel

Ducati's XDiavel by Roland Sands at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

A one-off customised Ducati xDiavel has wowed those attending the largest motorcycle rally in the USA.

Motorised bikes to dodge ban

Sam Volk and Peter Ralton were convicted for riding modified bicycles similar to this while disqualified from driving.

Disqualified drivers thought motorised pushbikes were a "loophole around the law".

Killer driver appeals 'excessive' sentence

Jieling Xaio was jailed for 17 months in February after pleading guilty to dangerous driving causing death.

A Chinese driver's lawyer claims she was just inexperienced - not dangerous - in a crash that killed a motoryclist in Hawke's Bay.

An $80,000 local chopper

Paul Bassett spent hundreds of hours and tens of thousands of dollars finishing off his custom bike, based on a 1973 ...

Like motorbikes? Have a spare $80,000?

Three's great company on trike

Parking one Rewaco trike attracts attention. Two is certain to draw a crowd.

 A brace of three-wheelers make a strong case for touring by trike.

Epic journey video

Ulysses Club national president Mike Dew, left, with Marlborough branch co-ordinator Kelvin Watson.

Marlborough Ulysses Club celebrates milestone 25th birthday in true motorcycling style.

World speed record bid on again

The Triumph Rocket III Streamliner.

Isle of Man star Guy Martin aims to beak 605kmh benchmark.

A Triumph with almost everything

The new XCa version is a Triumph Tiger 800 with every box ticked.

You can go anywhere with the new Tiger XCa because it's got the lot.

Small is beautiful in Bonneville

It's neo-retro for sure, but this Triumph Bonneville is also essentially all-new.

The latest Street Twin would make Steve McQueen smile.

Coppins sets sights on world vets gallery

Josh Coppins jumping one of the table top jumps during the Nelson Motocross Championships held at MotoXpark in Wakefield.

Coaching may be his focus these days but former Grand Prix star Josh Coppins hasn't lost his speed on the bike.

Rise of the e-asy riders video

E-mountainbikes are growing in popularity, especially among older riders who appreciate the assistance up hills.

Motorised e-mountainbikes can be found on a trail near you, but are the purists prepared?

Aprilia's RSV4 now an easier, faster ride

Race Pack gives you fully kitted out RSV4 - but costs $32k-plus.

Aspiring racers will get plenty of thrills from the flagship RSV4 RR.

That's no pushbike - cops

Serious crash investigators on the scene of a fatal motorised bicycle accident near Motueka in 2014.

Disqualified drivers think they've found a loophole by riding motorised bicycles. Police say they should think again.

Aprilia's alpha-scooter still leads the pack

Aprilia SRV 850 is the world's largest and fastest scooter. Hold on tight at the traffic lights.

The SRV 850 brings a whole new meaning to ''quick commute'.

Some bikes won't make the cut

Note the new 'evap' canister added to the side of front cylinder of the Hypermotard's engine.

Like it or not, new motorcycles are going to get quite a bit cleaner and greener over the next six months.

The Ducati with a drift function

Casey Stoner tries out Ducati's 1299 Panigale S Anniversario.

Ducati celebrates its 90th anniversary with commemorative Panigale.

Yamaha enhances its triple-treater

Neo-retro styling is key to XSR900's appeal, even if the proportions are a little odd.

The new XSR900 is all about the look. But there are also worthwhile improvements to the MT-09 it's based on.

Gold 'Wing'ing it across the USA

Mark Thompson with the Honda Gold Wing he bought to ride across the USA, stopping off to see the sights and wildlife ...

Kiwi Mark Thompson started his 40-000-kilometre journey on a mountainbike before upgrading to something gruntier.

Motorcycle collection on the move

Bill Richardson Transport World transporter and driver Geoff Snow with a bike previously owned by Graeme Crosby.

The first of 300 rare motorcycles have arrived in Invercargill from Nelson.

Ninja now a cleaner, sharper ride

New Kawasaki ZX-10R Ninja is meaner but also (surprisingly) greener.

Changes to the Ninja keep both racers and rulemakers happy.

Suzuki 'dungheap' a winner

18062016 John Bisset/FairfaxNZ. SCH me and my bike  Shaun Chiles with his 1986 Suzuki GN250

Shaun Chiles could not be prouder of his Suzuki GN 250.

Fieldays star now an electric farm hack

Ubco costs $8k and provides 100km of off-tarmac riding on a charge. Road-legal version is on the way.

It's been on show for three years, but now the Ubco plug-in bike is going all over Kiwi farms.

A skull-crazy Suzuki video

Wayne Randall with his 2009 Suzuki Hayabusa that he has had airburushed with skulls.

Wayne Randall's love of skulls is reflected in his customised Suzuki Hayabusa.

Swiss army knife on two wheels

BMW R1200RS: serious bike plus weather protection (and cool hard luggage) equals sports tourer.

The BMW R1200RS is a do-it-all sports tourer.

Why electric motorbikes are flat in NZ

KTM Freeride E is popular in Europe thanks to increased off-road riding area access.

The inconvenient truth about electric motorcycles is that they are still too expensive for Kiwi buyers.

How to make an airbag for your head

The two top Star models have magnetic cheek-pads, for faster and safer removal following track crashes.

Pioneering helmet maker makes another leap forward in rider protection.

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