Bikes

Junior is best of breed

Ducati Panigale 899: In its element. L-Twin Dukes never go out of fashion.

Ducati's 899 Panigale has wrested the top sportsbike sales title from Honda and it deserves to.

World's fastest-selling Indian

One size fits all: Unlike its larger siblings, the Indian Scout can be ridden by anyone over five-feet tall.

After making its NZ market debut at the recent Burt Munro love-fest in Invercargill, the new 1133cc Scout is well on the road to becoming the world's fastest-selling Indian.

Inside the world of stunt motocross riders video

LEVI SHERWOOD: "The biggest part of riding is mental. Fitness and strength, which plays a lot in other sports, isn't needed as much in freestyle."

Their tricks are amazing, but the risks are huge: inside the minds of our champion stunt motocross riders.

New Harley has Street cred

Harley-Davidson Street: So important they named a thoroughfare after it

Harley-Davidson has unveiled its new Street 500, the brand's first learner legal motorcycle since the 1970s, designed to introduce new and returning riders to serious motorcycling.

Monster fun

Less is more: Compact dimensions and higher profile wheels and tyres and a smaller, sweeter engine make the 821 a better choice than the 1200.

You don't have to ride the all-out 1200 to enjoy the best of the Monster family.

The Burt effect spreads

Johnny Moore, from Christchurch, and his 2014 Indian Chief in Invercargill for the Burt Munro Challenge.

The Burt Munro Challenge has injected its annual dose of atmosphere and dollars into Southland.

Cracker 'saki

ZX-10R: Once the most intimidating sportsbike on the market, the latest 'Ten' is a far easier bike to ride, as well as a lot quicker and more refined.

Kawasaki's ZX-10R is still crazy-fun after 30 years.

The thinking person's sportsbike

Honda CBR650F

If you take occasional track days out of the sports riding equation, how much performance do you really need?

Devilish new Duke

Better looks: The Diavel’s revised seat, radiator covers, handlebars, numberplate carrier, and exhaust system work well visually.

Twin-sparks help stoke the Ducati Diavel's efficiency and refinement.

LAMS triple is no joke video

Learner 660: Engaging new Triumph triple doesn't look sheepish, even in white.

It is quite possibly the most satisfying bike of the LAMS flock with a price that'll make its Ducati Monster 659 rival appear over-priced.

Singular appeal

Memories are made of this: You don't know what you've lost 'til it's gone.

Yamaha's retro-single is full of cheap kicks.

AMG-MV Agusta deal

MV Augusta and Mercedes-Benz will work together to reach more customers.

MV Agusta and AMG performance arm to work together in marketing partnership.

Hallelujah Honda too

RESTRAINED LOOKS: Hard to believe these sharpened, but still plain, undemonstrative clothes clad one of the best and most advanced bikes of all.

The great VFR hits the road to redemption with its first real makeover.

Kawasaki's Taiwanese love-child

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Kymco's trans-national scooter is a well-made commuter alternative.

Excited to reach speed limit

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When Jake Williams is given the opportunity to discuss chopper-style motorcycles he could talk the tyre off a rim.

Record price for fake?

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Despite doubts over its authenticity, the last remaining Easy Rider chopper has sold for a reported world record price.

Aprilia's primal ride

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It's effectively the Italian bikemaker's entry point superbike, but it's way better than that.

Budget learner-leader

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Here's one Learner Approved Motorcycle that still talks the torque.

Looks can be deceiving

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The MV Agusta Rivale's styling is a something of a trompe d'oeil.

A chance to be 'Easy Rider'

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Peter Fonda's Captain America chopper from Easy Rider has come to symbolise the counterculture of the 1960s. Now it's for sale.

A steeper learning curve

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The new XJ6-N is a not-so-gentle little LAMS bike.