MV makes middleweight magic

The MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800.

MV Agusta's Turismo Veloce 800 is a sports-tourer with a keen appetite for corners.

From scrap to masterpiece video

Gordon Forshaw, left, and Pete Rickerby say building a classic motorbike from scrap metal was "challenging but rewarding".

Two mates from Marlborough, one with Multiple Sclerosis and the other Parkinson's Disease, have rebuilt a classic motorbike from scrap metal.

Aprilia's new adventure

Aprilia's new Caponord Rally comes with plenty of kit attached.

The new 1200 Rally version of Aprilia's Caponord is a highly capable adventure-touring bike.

Six-cog Guzzi worth celebrating

Some traditions die hard, like blued pipes and Guzzi's unique engine format, while underneath lurk six useful gearbox ratios.

Crack open the chianti because Moto Guzzi has finally fitted a modern six-speed gearbox to its charming old chugger.

Honda's Crossrunner redressed video

Honda's VFR800X Crossrunner. Is this faux ADV the real deal?

Honda’s other VFR800, the X model or Crossrunner, gets a makeover for 2015. Is this faux ADV the real deal?

Old hog makes $674,800 video


Rusty, dusty, unrestored 90-year-old Harley-Davidson with dented wheels and flat tyres sells for NZ$674,800 in Melbourne.

Where rust is a must video


Rare motorbike has been in storage for years but it's "barn-find" condition only adds to it's charm - and value.

Saved by the TomTom

Showing the way and slowing you down if it spots a camera.

While TomTom’s Rider will show you where to go and how to get there, as we’d expect, it’s also good for protecting your licence.

Ducati feeds its Monster

The 2015 Ducati Monster 1200 R.

Ducati reveals its fastest, most powerful naked bike at Frankfurt motor show

'S' is for superlative

The BMW S1000RR's visual execution hasn't quite kept pace with its engineering progress with the new bodywork still looking a tad piecemeal.

Words can't describe the latest S1000RR from BMW.

Motorcycle-car unleashed

The growing popularity of ''autocycles'' such as the Invader has opened a gray area of federal law in the US.

Sandy Hall's white trike has no doors, two seats inches above the road and can hit 257 kmh.

Proof of Life after LAMS

Test bike had an attractive silver and violet paint job that looks better than it sounds.

It's the bike you move to when you've honed your skills on the LAMS version.

Triumph shows Triple benefits

The Speed Triple might be an old-school streetbike by current standards, but it doesn't look like a ten-year old, nor behave like one.

Triumph's Speed Triple is still a treat, but you pay more for it.

Cancer survivor wins gruelling motorcycle event

Glen Magson, winner of the Moonshine Run Extreme Harescramble.

Glen Magson is not one to boast but he is rather proud of his recent achievement.

Huge price tag on custom bike gallery

The G2 P51 Combat Fighter, "Black Flag" variant.

It looks like a Lego fan designed it and it doesn't come cheap.

Yamaha's bantamweight champ

The R3 is visually convincing as a sports bike of any dimension, with beefier forks and a generally muscular look.

The Yamaha R3 proves that the ‘less is more’ thing applies to motorcycles of all denominations.

Rock star economy chased

Single disc works reasonably well, though can be noisy in use.

The idea of designing a motorcycle primarily for fuel economy may seem a bit loco. Aren't motorcycles inherently thrifty anyway?

Best of both worlds

The author tells us that the latest Ducati Multistrada S is his lotto bike. Some compliment.

Audi’s VVT tech enlivens the Ducati Multistrada.

Polaris electric beats Harley

The Empulse TT electric street bike.

The maker of Indian and Victory motorcycles introduces an electric street bike that puts the company ahead of Harley-Davidson in a new category.

Aprilia commuter enters Suzuki country

Slick-looking Chinese-made Aprilia is better than the commuter segment's best-seller.

If you want a new motorcycle for less than $3000 in NZ, you’re going to have to accept the fact that it will be made in the world’s most populous nation.

Big waves surfed on a motorbike video

Robbie Maddison surfs on his motorbike in his new video - Pipe Dreams.

Australian stuntman becomes the first person to surf a wave on a motorbike.

Bigger-bang for this Ducati

A slight revamp of the fairing and bodywork has not improved the Panigale's looks even if it is more aerodynamically sound.

The latest Panigale is just 100cc up on its predecessor, but is an infinitely better machine.

MV Agusta's nicest ride

MV's well-known triple has been refettled to become most things to most riders.

The Italian motorcycle-maker’s latest triple comes with the best manners in MV’s three-cylinder history.

Fifty-fifty scooter shoot-out

Vespa's 50s consist of the Primavera (left) and the Sprint (right).

Peugeot’s inexpensive Kisbee 50 takes on the similarly-sized but slightly posher Vespa and acquits itself well.

Hoverbikes a reality in five years?

Robert Baltrusch demonstrates the flight capability of the one-third scale model of the SURVICE Engineering's Hoverbike.

In just a few years soldiers will fly Hoverbikes over treacherous terrain while consumers could glide around their backyards.

Unorthodox bike re-build

Mark and James Currie with the 1948 BSA C10 that they have put their own spin on for the Grand National Rod and Custom Show at the Speedshow in Auckland.

Classic bike enthusiasts may cringe when they see what James Currie delivers at Grand National Rod and Custom Show.

Two-wheeled pieces of art


A look at British 350 and 500 single cylinder bikes from a time before Japanese multi-cylinder machines arrived on the scene.

Pimping up the 899 Panigale

Ducati Panigale Paul Owen style, with  an additional $2069 spent on a radiator guard, solid billet alloy footpegs and racing levers, purpose-built tail-pack and a tail-tidy that shortens the elongated numberplate and rear indicator supports of the stock machine.

Ticking the personalising boxes on a new motorcycle’s spec sheet is not easy.

Riding his AJS forever gallery

This 1955 AJS 350cc competition trial bike goes up to speeds of 110kmh.

Neil Manchester plans to keep his fully restored 1955 16MCS AJS competition trial model motorcycle until he dies.

Sporting Sprint true to Vespa’s style

Among older Vespas the Sprint may be a tad smaller, but it's the most masculine looking  scooter in the line-up.

Better looks and additional security improve the Sprint 150.

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