Bikes

Scrambler revival party grows

Toaster tank, floating headlight, retro front suspension, and minimal seat in brown suede: tasty details.

The RnineT Scrambler will sell on looks alone. But there's substance to go with the style.

Why is ACC so mean to motorcyclists?

Accident-prone children and their parents are the real threat to the pockets of taxpayers, Johnny Moore says.

Ease off motorcyclists ACC and focus on the real accident threat - parents. Johnny Moore writes.

Watch: Biker films hit and run video

The biker escapes being run over by an oncoming car.

A car drives away after causing an accident, but there is a happy ending to this.

Speed camera loophole

The AA says all fixed speed cameras should be able to take photos of vehicles travelling away from them.

How some motorbikes manage to get away with speeding, when cars don't.

Around the world on two wheels video

Lorraine Lindsay of Nelson has her sights set on a journey to a formerly forbidden Tibetan kingdom for her next ...

A Nelson woman is still going full throttle on her "ageless, classless" motorcycle odyssey.

Breakdowns provide bike spark

Electric motorcycle designer Henry Harvey with his R142 road bike,

Frustrated by his motorbike breaking down, Henry Harvey pulled his 1987 Honda VFR400 to bits and went electric.

Axe falls on Victory Motorcycles

The ride is over for Victory.

Brand has lost money in 3 of the past 5 years after sales of the heavyweight motorcycles peaked in 2012.

Bikers' tax under attack

The $25 levy is paid when motorcycles, scooter or mopeds are licenced.

Only a fraction of the millions raised has been spent on safety, as was intended.

Nelson motorcycle enthusiasts turn out for show

Carlo Pricolo of Nelson checks the vintage bikes on display at the annual Nelson Classic and Vintage Motorcycle Show at ...

British, American and Japanese classic and vintage motorcycles were among those on show.

Southlander builds V8 motorbike

Brian Cartwright and his Barbarian V8 Softail motorbike.

Brian Cartwright built his $60,000 Barbarian V8 Softail motorbike in two and a half months.

Royal Enfield time traveller

Royal Enfields have looked this way for the past 80-odd years, but the powertrain did get its a big update back in 2009.

Sit back, relax and enjoy this bike's retro-charm.

Bob the Guzzi image-builder

Matt paint, huge front tyre, black mufflers, abbreviated seat and mudguards, and flatter bars: hence the Bobber name.

This Bobber is not really a bobber. But it's still really cool.

Best bikes of 2016

Honda CBR500R is a learner-bike that continues to impress long after you've got your licence.

It's been a big year of two-wheeling. But which bikes really stood out?

Safer Ninja steps up

New for 2016 is the optional Kawasaki Racing Team livery of the test bike: worth the extra $500 we reckon.

Engineering evolution and some loud paint further increase the Ninja's appeal.

Rude, rugged and retro

The Russian-made Ural Sahara sidecar motorcycle. Despite their antique look, the newer Urals feature Brembo disc brakes ...

Russian-made Ural Sahara looks like a beautifully preserved sidecar motorcycle, a barn find pulled from some remote Siberian grain silo.

Spotlight on superlight sportsbikes

World MotoGP champion 2006 with Ducati, Casey Stoner, unveiled Superleggera with CEO Claudio Domenicali.

Superbikes are about to step into a new lightweight era judging by two recent unveilings.

Don't worry about this Honda's age

The CBR600RR has the same hunky MotoGP-inspired looks, and there's an even better looking black-and-white version ...

Reports of the imminent demise of the Honda CBR600RR have been exaggerated.

Northwestern cycleway celebrated

Three-year-old Alex Sosna had a great time at the opening of the cycleway.

Northwestern Cycleway is proving popular.

Burt Munro Challenge impresses Martin

British motorcycle racing star Guy Martin and his partner Sharon Comiskey say Burt Munro is perfect as it is.

British motorcycle racing legend has been left impressed by the Burt Munro Challenge.

Crashes at motorcycle race

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Wild weather during an annual motorcycle race resulted in some equally wild crashes.

Life in the fast lane

Motorcycle enthusiast Geoffrey Milne poses with one of his two motorbikes, his Victory Jackpot number 99 of 100 Cory ...

They roll into town in their leathers, on vintage and modern motorcycles, it is the weekend on every motorcyclist's agenda.

Crash, bash, stolen

Back Beach is a popular spot on the ouskirts of New Plymouth, near Port Taranaki.

A day at the beach was ruined, when there was a bike crash, an assault and a theft within a few seconds.

Motorcyle Mecca - Invercargill wins

The lower floor of the Classic Motorcycle Mecca, Invercargill.

Motorcycle lover's dream project, a museum of 300 rare bikes, could be a game changer for Invercargill.

The forward focus of a life lived fast video

Levi Sherwood in his workshop that doubles as his home.

Levi Sherwood talks about the busy business of dirtbikes.

Debating cycling licences

Paul Taylor was biking to work when he received a $150 fine for not stopping at a stop sign near Rolleston School in ...

Majority of Neighbourly voters believe cyclists should be required to have a licence.

Highway to hell

Brittany Morrow will warn motorcyclists about the dangers of not gearing up.

 Bikers in Marlborough will get a stark warning about the dangers of not wearing protetive gear from a woman who was "skinned alive".

BMW reveals exclusive bike video

BMW's HP4 Race prototype.

Limited edition run planned for BMW's hand-built high-end carbon-fibre framed motorcycle.

Free your inner chimp

Motochimp is a compact and cool new electric motorbike.

The jury is out on whether people will go ape over the electric two-wheeled Motochimp.

Motorbike rider takes the plunge

Dillon Telford rides 'the widowmaker' again at Mugello during his test day for KRT Racing in Italy.

Dillon Telford will become the first Kiwi in 15 years to ride superbikes in Europe.

Five best bikes you've never heard of

Horex VR6 Cafe Racer is dripping with expensive carbon fibre.

Want a motorcycle that truly stands out? Consider these five.

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