Bikes

Northwestern cycleway celebrated

Three-year-old Alex Sosna had a great time at the opening of the cycleway.

Northwestern Cycleway is proving popular.

Burt Munro Challenge impresses Martin

British motorcycle racing star Guy Martin and his partner Sharon Comiskey say Burt Munro is perfect as it is.

British motorcycle racing legend has been left impressed by the Burt Munro Challenge.

Crashes at motorcycle race

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Wild weather during an annual motorcycle race resulted in some equally wild crashes.

Life in the fast lane

Motorcycle enthusiast Geoffrey Milne poses with one of his two motorbikes, his Victory Jackpot number 99 of 100 Cory ...

They roll into town in their leathers, on vintage and modern motorcycles, it is the weekend on every motorcyclist's agenda.

Crash, bash, stolen

Back Beach is a popular spot on the ouskirts of New Plymouth, near Port Taranaki.

A day at the beach was ruined, when there was a bike crash, an assault and a theft within a few seconds.

Motorcyle Mecca - Invercargill wins

The lower floor of the Classic Motorcycle Mecca, Invercargill.

Motorcycle lover's dream project, a museum of 300 rare bikes, could be a game changer for Invercargill.

The forward focus of a life lived fast video

Levi Sherwood in his workshop that doubles as his home.

Levi Sherwood talks about the busy business of dirtbikes.

Debating cycling licences

Paul Taylor was biking to work when he received a $150 fine for not stopping at a stop sign near Rolleston School in ...

Majority of Neighbourly voters believe cyclists should be required to have a licence.

Highway to hell

Brittany Morrow will warn motorcyclists about the dangers of not gearing up.

 Bikers in Marlborough will get a stark warning about the dangers of not wearing protetive gear from a woman who was "skinned alive".

BMW reveals exclusive bike video

BMW's HP4 Race prototype.

Limited edition run planned for BMW's hand-built high-end carbon-fibre framed motorcycle.

Free your inner chimp

Motochimp is a compact and cool new electric motorbike.

The jury is out on whether people will go ape over the electric two-wheeled Motochimp.

Motorbike rider takes the plunge

Dillon Telford rides 'the widowmaker' again at Mugello during his test day for KRT Racing in Italy.

Dillon Telford will become the first Kiwi in 15 years to ride superbikes in Europe.

Five best bikes you've never heard of

Horex VR6 Cafe Racer is dripping with expensive carbon fibre.

Want a motorcycle that truly stands out? Consider these five.

More ram for CBR500R LAMS

New bodywork, racier-looking exhaust and a new rear subframe threaten to add an extra 'R' to the CBR500R.

 You shouldn't judge a book by its cover. But a nice cover is still important, if the CBR500R is anything to go by.

Men and the art of motorcycle maintenance

A collection of rare and interesting Indian motorcycles will be on show as part of the Smash Palace Bike Show this weekend.

Motorcycle enthusiasts talk about their love of life lived on two wheels.

Still the king of super-nakeds?

S 1000R might look like the double-RR sportsbike turned streetfighter, but there are lots of mechanical differences.

The S 1000R is a great bike that can feel a little cold. So let's warm it up.

Is this the anti-Ducati?

Not the prettiest, fastest, or most exciting Ducati, the Hyperstrada 939 packages fun and practicality like few bikes.

To some, the Hyperstrada represents an image problem for Ducati.

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.

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