For the distinguished learner-rider

Neo-retro styling is key to the appeal of the XSR700.

The XSR700 is supposed to remind us where Yamaha has come from. It deserves to go places.

Wheelie ends in disaster

The rider's wheelie did not end well.

He wanted to show off to his friends, but ended up rolling down the road instead.

Aprilia improve their thunder-bike

Sound isn't the only thing that makes this super-naked bike so absolutely super.

This road test is brought to you by the letters AC and DC, because it's easy to be thunderstruck by the new Aprilia.

Harley Sportster worthy of the name

Unlike the bulky and higher-riding XR1200, Roadster has the minimalist looks Harley buyers crave.

A little pseudo-customisation is just the thing for Harley's latest Roadster.

A sadly typical NZ death

Invercargill schoolboy Charlie Vercoe, 6, died after crashing a quad bike on a farm.

A farm bike death is sudden and excruciating. Dozens of Kiwi kids die every year and the law does nothing to prevent it.

Fancy owning Batman's Batpod?

Anne Hathaway as Catwoman on the Batpod in The Dark Knight Rises.

There aren't too many Batmobiles of any era out there for a fan to own.

'Pride and joy' given away video

Mark Dekker of Napier is gifting his custom BMW racing bike to raise money for charity.

Mark Dekker is gifting his painstakingly-restored custom racing bike to raise money for charity.

Motorbike gathering one to remember video

03092016  News John Bisset /FairfaxNZ.  The 41st annual, Cold Kiwi motorcycle rally held at Horopito near Mt Ruapehu. ...

Rally brings 500 bikes and riders to Central Plateau paddock.

Honda's NC750X lets its hair down

The Honda NC750X - perfect example of when sensible out-trumps sexy.

We ride one of the ''nicest'' motorcycles on the market.

Crouching panther, hidden lambretta

The Lambretta-like lines of this TL200 are clad in coating women evidently can't resist.

What's not to like in the new Italian-sounding, made-in-China, British brand scooter? Well a few things.

Mini but mighty

Simon Davis, 7, left, along with Cooper Johnson, 8, Maxxus Blick, 8, Preston Davis, 5, Hudson Johnson, 5, and Martyn ...

Motors are revving as the Marlborough Motorcycling Club gears up to host a special race for mini motocross fans.

Tweed need ahead of speed

Dapper on a Ducati or top-notch on a Triumph, it's all class during the The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride on September 25.

Gents taking to the road for a trip that rates style ahead of speed.

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'.

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