Kawasaki's Z1000 SX gains more power, more comfort and electronic goodies but costs $1000 less.
The K1300R is a BMW tailored towards tandem riding.
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Moto champ is most well-rounded bike in the six-hundred pack.
Larry Moolenaar's 1941 741B Indian wasn't much to look at when he first came across it.
Japanese anime and managa television and film styles are the inspiration behind a stealth-bomber silhouetted motorcycle.
Chris Minnee's three-year project of putting a helicopter turbine engine in a motorcycle is nearing completion.
A weight loss programme has made a great Moto Guzzi motorcycle even better.
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Vespa's GTS 300 is built to rack up the miles.
Yamaha's R6 remains good enough to beat the world on the track and charm road riders in the showroom, even after four years on the market.
Superbike style and handling sets Aprilia's smart wee SR apart.
The first Lotus motorcycle will need a better name than C-01 when it's launched later in the year.
Kawasaki's ZX14R SE is so fast that it can instantly clear the brain of all conscious thought.
This fully dressed Harley has little difficulty staying with more sporting machinery, even on the backroad twisties.
For sheer unadulterated riding pleasure this Austro-Indian single is a little ripper.
A Harley-Davidson has sold at auction for almost 20 times its estimated value - because its previous owner was the pope.
This is the upcoming C-01 motorbike from Lotus that uses plenty of exposed carbon fibre.
Memories are made of this, says Paul Owen of Honda's likeable workaday single.
Aprilia's newcomer rides more like a serious middleweight motorcycle than a scooter.
After two decades on the market, the simple, elegant efficiency of Suzuki's DR650 still charms.
Is there a guarantee for a heavenly ride?
Pierre Woolridge drove his little scooter all the way from Wellington to Waikato for the annual "Blue Smoke and Pedals", 50cc gymkhana.
Kawasaki's Z800 is the bike that new entrants to the segment will have to beat.
Inspired by Burt Munro, a Nelson mum aims to be part of a Kiwi invasion riding Bonneville's salt flats.
Good things happen on threes.
Triumph's retro sports twin is something of an, erm, triumph.
The F800 is BMW's more adventurous all terrain-tourer.
A look ahead at the new motorcycles likely to surface in New Zealand next year.
Radical electric French machine has as much power as a superbike.
A Nebraska man has been reunited with his now-vintage motorcycle stolen nearly 50 years earlier.
Aprilia's new Caponord is an absolutely brilliant bike in all the ways that really matter.
BMW's S1000RR is the most powerful one-litre superbike on the market.
The Tiger Sport 1050 from Triumph is the very meaning of the company name.
The company in charge of Vespa scooters has initiated a crackdown on Chinese imitations.
Harley-Davidson is tempting the learner rider market with a new low-powered bike.
This is one quad you'd always drive with a crash helmet.
Moto Guzzi's Nevada is sufficiently compact to feel right at home on New Zealand roads.
British brand launches motorcycle division with three wild concepts.
Harley-Davidson unveils an all-new small-displacement range, the first from the company in 40 years.
To win races, you start off with the best street superbike of all.
Yamaha's new LAMS bike may look like a sports machine, but it is perfect for tenderfoot riders.
Dave Ransom has started to build the world's only replica of what was known as the Maori motorcycle.
This Vietnamese-built Vespa scooter is packed with value, if a little short on frills.
A potential clutch disengagement problem has prompted a voluntary recall of the some versions of world's favourite American motorcycle.
BMW has taken the wraps of its R nineT motorcycle created to mark "90 years of BMW Motorrad".
Yamaha's V-Max has been around for 29 years and still surprises.
BMW perfects the in-line six-cylinder motorcycle engine.
Better in many ways than its bigger brother, the 848 version of the Streetfighter is one of the better middleweights out there.
It's like deja vu all over again with Honda's new CB1100.
It's been a long time between rides for Jim Harper but his love affair with his 1972 Honda CB750 has been worth the wait.
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Morris Jones is still learning to balance his love of motorcycles and marriage and a 2007 Triumph Bonneville 865 is his last chance.