Bikes

An American 999cc 'starter bike'

Indian Motorcycle has added a smaller version of its popular Scout - the Scout Sixty, taking direct aim at Harley-Davidson's new Street-series motorcycles and trying to lure newer riders to the sport.

Indian Motorcycle is going down — in size, scale and price.

When the rubber hits the road

A motorcyclist rides through breathtaking scenery between Wanaka and Queenstown.

OPINION: Persuading your spouse or partner that motorcycles aren't dangerous isn't an easy assignment to take on.

Honda triggers second childhood

Honda Grom is really for young people. And, ahem, the young at heart.

This is the most fun-packed 125cc four-stroke road bike ever created.

The Tiger with the bowed back

Bespoke suspension for Low, but standard-mounting Tiger pegs need to be higher.

Short people got no reason to complain when there's Triumph's Tiger XRx Low to ride.

Cartwright's monster motorcycles video

Brian Cartwright and one of the LS1 400hp dirt bikes he has built.

Frankenstein's laboratory might be an apt description for Brian Cartwright's shop. 

BMW speedster now a tourer

It's flawed as a dual-purpose machine, but high-performance, hi-tech feel of S1000 XR will appeal to many.

Turning the S1000 sportsbike into a part-time tourer requires compromise. But how much?

Best new bikes for 2016

Victory Empulse TT: is NZ ready for a sporty bike that relies solely on battery power?

The waiting is hardest part: we look forward to the choice rides of the next year.

The Boy in Black

Harley-Davidson Fat Boy S boasts the larger Screaming Eagle engine.

The newest member of Harley-Davidson's Softail family revels in being low and fat.

Vintage bike show a hit

President of Nelson Classic and Vintage Motorcycle Club Ian Goaten admires a 1965 600cc Scott Flying Squirrel at the Nelson Classic and Vintage Motorcycle Show at Stoke Memorial Hall.

Motorcycle enthusiasts of all ages were revved-up at an annual vintage bike show in Nelson over the weekend.

The man behind McIntosh-Suzuki

The man, the brand: Ken McIntosh complete with Kiwi 'o'.

Ken McIntosh is taking over the classic bike-racing world from a small unit in East Auckland.

The Panigale papers

Bespoke Nitron/KSS shock upgrade adds a touch of bling to the Panigale, and wasn't too expensive ($1800 all up).

The second in a series about making the Ducati 899 Panigale feel right at home in New Zealand.

Harley refines bobbed Dyna

The Harley-Davidson Dyna Fat Bob - one of the quietest bikes to ever inhabit Harley showrooms.

The bad-ass dragbike looks of the Harley-Davidson Dyna Fat Bob will always be a tonic for sore eyes.

What's the new cycleway really like? video

The Parade in Island Bay has been transformed into the new look cycleway.  There has been a lot of backlash to the cycleway, with some calling the new lanes dangerous.

Journalist Amy Jackman rides and drives the half-completed Island Bay cycleway to understand why so many people are upset.

$2 million for bike park

A concept image of the Christchurch Adventure Park.

The Christchurch City Council will spend $2 million on a new adventure park in the Port Hills.

Our best bikes of 2015

The Indian Scout - our motorcycle of the year.

A look at the best rides of 2015 along with the tough call as to what is the best bike of 2015.

Vulcan S is a Harley killer

The Kawasaki Vulcan S -  a Thai-made, Japanese-engineered 650cc parallel-twin powered chopper.

Kawasaki's new LAM-chop is a tasty ride.

Bike test: BMW R1200R

Telescopic front forks a major and welcome change for latest BMW R1200R.

BMW's latest R1200R brings spectacular progress on a familiar engine theme.

Charge her up and go

Sytse Tacoma with the electric motorbike he built, which can reach 100kmh in four seconds.

"They had a big array of all these fluids for the bikes and I've got a charger and a plug, and that's it."

Want a superbike with that coffee?

Kawasaki ZX-7RR was raced by Kiwi legends such as Aaron Slight and Simon Crafar.

An Auckland cafe is one of the few places in the world you can pick up a superbike with your coffee.

Ducati XDiavel voted best-looker

The Ducati XDiavel.

Ducati's XDiavel has been voted the best-looking bike of EICMA 2015.

Bike fans flock to Magpie Madness

Mokai Reihana, Ivan Twaddle and Charlie Solomon-Rehe prepare for extreme lawnmower racing at the Magpie Madness motorcycle rally in Winchester.

A South Canterbury motorcycle rally is celebrating its 21st birthday, but liquor licenses will discourage over-indulgence, an organiser says.

Victory's jolly green giant

The Victory Magnum, resplendent in retina-searing Plasma Lime metallic paint complete with graphics that look hand-applied. It's a livery that really ices those chopped-bagger looks.

The giant Victory Magnum is easy on the eyes and ears as well.

Triumph twins have more gears, grunt

Muscular 1200cc Thruxton model will be the flagship of Triumph's new twin range.

Triumph hopes a new range of twins will give it another claim to fame.

BMW superbike is electric

BMW has released images and minor details of its new eRR electric superbike concept.

BMW shows off all-electric machine based on the S 1000 RR superbike.

Photos: Quad bikers hit the track gallery

Greg Graham from Chch competes in the New Zealand ATV Championships.

Quad bike competitors from across New Zealand hit the track in New Plymouth over the weekend.

Jake's life-long love of bikes gallery

Jake Williams, from Bell Block, is leader of the "Retro Rockers" motorcycle group.

Helen Harvey finds out what makes a retro rocker tick.

Harley history in new Forty-Eight

Timeless: Harley-Davidson's Forty-Eight plays on the company's rich history.

A lack of modernisation is both the most appealing and detracting feature of Harley's modern bobber.

Yamaha R1 pushes your buttons

New Yamaha R1 is packed with electronic aids - but not at the expense of raw thrills.

The Yamaha R1 is virtually impossible to master in a single test-ride.

Man crashes off motocross bike

A biker was flown to Tauranga Hospital via rescue helicopter from Pongakawa.

The man was taking part in a motocross event in Pongakawa.

A dynamic Bonneville variation

The Triumph Thruxton 900 is a bike with "the potential to be as popular with hipsters as beard-grooming products".

Triumph have the Thruxton tooled-up, ready to cash in on the rebooted "cafe racer" trend.

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