Roaming Guzzi's low-tech world

Latest V9 Roamer proves you can achieve high appeal with a relatively low level of technology.

Moto Guzzi's new V9 Roamer is retro-by-necessity - and all the more appealing for that.

BMW's self-balancing motorcycle video

BMW's Motorrad Vision Next 100.

BMW has introduced its vision of the future of motorcycling and it stays upright even when standing still.

X-rated bike born for USA

Muscular looks with superbike-mimicking perfomance: XDiavel most powerful cruiser motorcycle on the market.

It's appropriate to test-ride the new Ducati XDiavel in an oasis of real-time hedonism.

The cafe racers of Cologne

BMW R nineT range has two new models: the Racer (pictured) and the Pure.

If the future is supposed to look futuristic, no-one told the retro-loving bike makers of Cologne.

How proper cycleways get built video

Wellington mayor Celia Wade-Brown found out the hard way in Island Bay just how difficult it can be to get it right when ...

Road to NZ's brave new cycling world will have plenty of bumps, so how can we catch up to Europe?

Triumph T120 talks torque

This the 'Black' edition of the T120. A brighter, more colourful and less Gothic version is also available.

The latest 1200cc Bonneville retro-themed bike is a great stress reliever, Paul Owen writes.

Comfy Ducati steals show

Ducati Supersport S boasts Ohlins suspension and forged wheels.

There was an Italian takeover of Cologne's international bike show, writes Paul Owen.

Craziest way to pray, ever video

Praying on a moving bike is not recommended.

WATCH: Do not try this. Chances are you will meet your maker sooner rather than later.

A 54km, 200-corner wheelie video

Dougie Lampkin wheelies

Man battles high winds to wheelie his way around the entire famed 54km of the Isle of Man course.

Bikies enjoy mystery rally video

Jason Jones records George Stephen's mileage before leaving Port Loop Rd in Timaru for a mystery tour around South ...

South Canterbury was invaded by bikies this weekend, for a mystery tour as part of an annual rally.

Cheapest scooter in the West

A well-dressed Scomadi TL125 with accessory racks and windscreen fitted.

It's British-designed, Italian-sounding, Chinese-made and a whole lot of fun.

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.

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