Bikes

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'.

Some bikes won't make the cut

Note the new 'evap' canister added to the side of front cylinder of the Hypermotard's engine.

Like it or not, new motorcycles are going to get quite a bit cleaner and greener over the next six months.

The Ducati with a drift function

Casey Stoner tries out Ducati's 1299 Panigale S Anniversario.

Ducati celebrates its 90th anniversary with commemorative Panigale.

Yamaha enhances its triple-treater

Neo-retro styling is key to XSR900's appeal, even if the proportions are a little odd.

The new XSR900 is all about the look. But there are also worthwhile improvements to the MT-09 it's based on.

Gold 'Wing'ing it across the USA

Mark Thompson with the Honda Gold Wing he bought to ride across the USA, stopping off to see the sights and wildlife ...

Kiwi Mark Thompson started his 40-000-kilometre journey on a mountainbike before upgrading to something gruntier.

Motorcycle collection on the move

Bill Richardson Transport World transporter and driver Geoff Snow with a bike previously owned by Graeme Crosby.

The first of 300 rare motorcycles have arrived in Invercargill from Nelson.

Ninja now a cleaner, sharper ride

New Kawasaki ZX-10R Ninja is meaner but also (surprisingly) greener.

Changes to the Ninja keep both racers and rulemakers happy.

Suzuki 'dungheap' a winner

18062016 John Bisset/FairfaxNZ. SCH me and my bike  Shaun Chiles with his 1986 Suzuki GN250

Shaun Chiles could not be prouder of his Suzuki GN 250.

Fieldays star now an electric farm hack

Ubco costs $8k and provides 100km of off-tarmac riding on a charge. Road-legal version is on the way.

It's been on show for three years, but now the Ubco plug-in bike is going all over Kiwi farms.

A skull-crazy Suzuki video

Wayne Randall with his 2009 Suzuki Hayabusa that he has had airburushed with skulls.

Wayne Randall's love of skulls is reflected in his customised Suzuki Hayabusa.

Swiss army knife on two wheels

BMW R1200RS: serious bike plus weather protection (and cool hard luggage) equals sports tourer.

The BMW R1200RS is a do-it-all sports tourer.

Why electric motorbikes are flat in NZ

KTM Freeride E is popular in Europe thanks to increased off-road riding area access.

The inconvenient truth about electric motorcycles is that they are still too expensive for Kiwi buyers.

How to make an airbag for your head

The two top Star models have magnetic cheek-pads, for faster and safer removal following track crashes.

Pioneering helmet maker makes another leap forward in rider protection.

Make my Guzzi Cali the Eldo

Eldorado is a handsome bike, providing you appreciate the retro-style.

Moto Guzzi's revival of the classic Eldorado can be appreciated from both in and out of the saddle.

BMW's gorgeous hommage bike

The BMW R 5 Hommage.

It is such a shame this BMW motorcycle is a one-off.

NZ's top-selling bike goes nude

Take away the fairing, add more upright handlebars to the Yamaha R3 and you have the MT-03.

A streetbike version of the best-selling Yamaha R3 has got to be a winner.

Uneasy riders: Seized machines squashed video

A bulldozer crushes seized motorcycles in New York.

NYPD crush a pile of motorcycles sending message to "nitwits and knuckleheads".

Rider Julz doing it for the kids

Julz Lee and club mascot Buddy the bear ride their motorcycle to help children's charities.

Riders are getting on their bike to help raise money for children in need.

Riders will be heard

Riders Julz Lee, left, Pat Kilduff and Darryn Lee think motorcyclists' safety should be looked into more seriously by ...

Motorcyclists want the Government to take their safety seriously and ban wire median barriers on New Zealand roads.

An ideal ride to recovery

Light weight, compact dimensions and quality are key to this Vespa LX150.

This is one scooter that's small, perfectly formed and very therapeutic.

New Eagles about to land

The Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber and V9 Roamer are effectively the first two chips struck from this new version of the ...

New Moto Guzzi models illustrate that the brand can no longer be described as "the Italian Patient".

NZ bikers protest 'cheese-cutters'

Julz Lee, left, Pat Kilduff and Darryn Lee think motorcyclists' safety should be looked at more seriously by the Government.

NZ motorcyclists are rallying to highlight the dangers of median barriers that can cut a rider to pieces.

Prince's bike a 'Purple Rain' icon

Prince aboard his beloved Honda on the cover of his 1984 album, Purple Rain.

Prince Rogers Nelson, the Grammy-winning pop star who died April 21, loved music - and motorcycles.

Graeme Crosby reviving old racers

Crosby has the right contacts in Japan to build something special, like this Kawasaki KZ1000 'streetfighter'.

A Kiwi motorcycle-racing icon is now bringing classic bikes back to life.

Electric bike is sneaky, silent fun

Zero, the California-made electric motorcycle, has finally come of age. With increases in range and improvements in ...

Zero's off-road bike serves up plenty of pleasant surprises.

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