PAUL OWEN - The Press
Triumph's now pint-sized Thunderbird is completely at home in the country after which it is named.
The MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster takes abbreviated streetbike design to a new extreme.
If there's a prize for Chopper of the Year, Yamaha's XVS1300 Stryker deserves to win it.
Honda's NC750X is rebel that actually has a cause.
Simplicity rules with the time machine that is Royal Enfield's classic single.
A great British brand creates American style from a parallel motorcycling universe.
More than 65,000 motorcycles recalled overseas after brake issues.
Pondering the Italian 800 triple, Paul Owen asks the unanswerable question.
That trusty quad should command respect from its users if it is to be operated safely.
Sam Ekenasio's mini motorbike was built with plenty of elbow grease and a good dollop of motor oil.
Honda's biggest VFR is brilliantly bi-polar and the most flickable shaftie on the market.
Warwick Tapper will soon set out to travel 10,400 kilometres though Australian desert to cross it off his bucket list.
Indians are once again on the sales warpath in New Zealand.
Instead of "potato, potato, potato", think fighter jet on an aircraft carrier for the sound of Harley-Davidson's electric prototype.
Yamaha swings into target an American icon with a fine entry-level cruiser that doesn't even have its name on it.
It won't impress with its appearance or engine performance, but the Yamaha AG200 is one practical machine.
A pleasing pastiche from a much lamented era, this is an Indian cafe racer that delivers a spicy ride.
The G650GS is a genuine BMW, albeit one with an engine made under contract by Loncin, in China.
The MV Agusta F4 is the Faberge egg of the sportsbike sector, thanks to the way it reflects the inspired brilliance of its late designer.
Kawasaki's new Z1000 appears ready to bolt and looks like it eats children.
Forget the looks, Suzuki's new Strom is very attractive through affordability and function.
The Kawasaki W800 opens a welcome window on an illustrious past.
Yamaha's single-cylinder desert-racer is a competent ADV.
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.
PAUL OWEN - Stuff
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.
PAUL OWEN - The Dominion Post
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.