Bikes

Barry Sheene's RG500 restored video

Suzuki restores Barry Sheene 1976 world championship-winning XR14

Barry Sheene's 41-year-old world championship-winning Suzuki has undergone a ground-up restoration in the UK.

Ton-up Triumph a green and pleasant ride

Good luck with spotting the new T100 from the existing T120; the best way is to count the number of front disc brakes.

A gentle ride back to the 1960s on a machine that looks like it has stepped straight out of The Who's mods-versus-rockers classic rock opera, Quadrophenia.

Bike racer turns safety champ

Karel Pavich demonstrates the style that won her the 2006 New Zealand 250cc road-racing championship.

There's a lot more to riding a bike than there is to driving a car and riding for 45 years doesn't make you a good rider.

Unreal wheelie stunts video

Unreal wheelie stunts in Miami.

Check out this young man as he performs some jaw-dropping wheelies on the streets of Miami.

Road King now Special

Lowered stance, blackout of all the shiny bits and the ditching of the windshield identify the special Road King.

 A Harley-Davidson classic has been refreshed to appeal more to today's cool kids.

Motorcyclist lands on top of car video

The rider lands safely on the back of the car.

In a bizarre crash caught on camera this motorcyclist is lucky to walk away uninjured.

Aprilia's bargain bike of the century

Shiver designed in the mid-noughties, but it's aged gracefully; petal brake discs and added belly pan are new.

 The Shiver 750 might just be the best-value bike you can buy right now.

A 'wheelie' long world record video

Masaru Abe maintained a speed of 40 kmh.

Taking over 13 hours and lasting 500km, the world record for a continuous wheelie has been smashed.

Kawasaki bike experiment video

Josh Condon (left) and Chris Cantle of the The Drive with the three Kawasakis that were tested to find the best fit for ...

A bike guy and a rookie rider check out three different Kawasakis to find out which one is just right.

VW eyes Ducati sale

The Volkswagen group may sell off Ducati to pay for its diesel emissions fallout.

VW is considering a sale of Ducati as it streamlines ops to help fund an overhaul following its emissions scandal.

2017's most important bike?

Lowered BonnevilleT120 creates Bobber. Single seat, triangulated swingarm and monoshock give 'hardtail' look.

Sorry hipsters, but Triumph shows you can have custom looks with mainstream ease-of-use.

Iconic N-Zeta scooter may return

A smaller older petrol-powered Cezeta 501.

Want to scoot into a NZ business opportunity?

City councillor collects classics

Dale Williams with one of the 11 bikes he collects and keeps in his garage.

Vintage bikes are a passion for Dale Williams - just don't ask him how many he has.

Keep a cool head on a motorcycle

Entrepreneur Steve Feher, who has patented the world's first practical air conditioned motorcycle helmet, poses with a ...

The days of a rider's head overheating inside a motorcycle helmet maybe over.

Riding first-class on the ultimate Harley

The look of the bike that used to be called Electra Glide hasn't changed for 50 years, but there are big changes beneath ...

We ride the ultimate American touring bike.

Learner bike still a bullet

The Tracer 700 lapped up the winding Putty Road like it was born for it, feeling more flick-able than most ...

There probably isn't a better bagger on the market for cross-town riding missions.

Harley heads in new directions

The new Road King Special might look like its had a visit to a California chop shop, but it steers with more enthusiasm ...

Harley-Davidson is on a roll - 1000-plus riders can't be wrong.

1920s Harley reborn

Kip Marks sourced the sidecar independently from his original purchase.

Kip Marks originally found a 1920 Harley Davidson in pieces in 1998. Now it's ready to hit the road.

Five fine lightweight tourers

Frontal shot shows the Honda's best angle; like most bikes here, the CB500XA favours function over form.

Keeping the kilograms to a minimum can be a huge advantage when touring.

V7 Stornello an anti-global Guzzi

White and red livery channels 1972 Stornello 125, helps make Guzzi authentic. As does designed-in-1977 frame.

Moto Guzzi's new scrambler is all about authenticity, reports Paul Owen.

Triumph's better way to race to the cafe

Beefy engine, robust suspension/brakes and clean design improve Thruxton twin over previous 865cc version.

International demand kept Thruxton R numbers low in NZ last year. But it's worth the wait.

Classic bikes on display video

The 1982 Honda Motocompo, right, used to fit in the boot of your Honda City to be pulled out for a quicker commute in a ...

Largest public collection of classic Japanese motorcycles in the country rolls into Christchurch.

The trouble at Tesla

Pressure is on the Model 3 electric cars to succeed.

Dozens of executives gone, complaints over working conditions, and the pressure on Model 3 to succeed.

March Hare motorcycle madness kicks off

March Hare Rally treasurer Elaine Smith checks Paul Verzandvoort into the rally on Friday morning.

March Hare Rally labelled one of the best motorcycle rallies in the Southern Hemisphere, rally president says.

Speed Triple more rideable than before

It might look similar to the last Street Triple R, but there are 104 changes, including new bodywork.

Triumph's latest Speed Triple has bowed out of the power war. But not the battle for riders' choice.

Campaigner calls for ABS brakes

Allan Kirk, of New Zealand Motorcycle Consultants, says motorcycles should have ABS brakes installed, such as on this ...

Former Superbike star not convinced ABS brakes would be a gamechanger in NZ.

Harley-Davidson swaps out chrome for black

The 2017 Harley-Davidson Road King Special.

Harley-Davidson has gone to black with the 2017 Road King Special.

Donated bikes stolen from school

The shed at Pomare Primary School in Taita, Lower Hutt, was broken into early this year. The barred door was pulled on ...

A locked door and a padlocked gate didn't stop thieves from taking ten bikes from a Lower Hutt school

Should kids ride on footpaths? video

NZTA has recommended a law change to allow children under 12 to cycle on footpaths - but that's not pleasing everyone.

Major backing for a mum's petition to allow kids and parents to cycle on the footpath.

Harley-Davidson gift excites video

The Harley-Davidson Dyna that has been modified by motorsport icon Dan Gurney and gifted to Goodwood's Lord March.

Motorsport legend sends a surprise gift to the founder of the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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