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2017 Honda CRF250L Rally

After developing a minor obsession with rally raid bikes following this year’s Dakar, to say Mat was fizzing at the chance to ride Honda’s cool new CRF250 Rally is a bit of an understatement Words: Mat Pics: Paul and Kerry It’s pretty…

Honda CRF450RX vs Yamaha YZ450FX

When two of the biggest Japanese players entered into the big bore cross country arena, it produced arguably two of the best machines in the class. But which tops the list? We headed to the tracks and trails of Pirini to see if we could find…
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NEW KTM FREERIDE E-XC BREAKS COVER

KTM have pulled the covers off the new Freeride E-XC, with a host of improvements to the bike giving riders even more performance and battery life. The 2018 Freeride E-XC is powered by a state-of-the-art electric motor which makes  18 kW of…
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2017 Honda CRF250R

2017 Honda CRF250R – Singular Philosophy With spy pictures showing what might be coming next year for the red lites bike, we hooked up a test of the 2017 CRF250R to see if the current model is past its use by date.  Words: Mark Pics:…
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2017 Beta RR 350

The 2017 Beta RR 350 – More Than Enough In a world where bigger is 'better', Beta have come along to stamp out the age-old mantra and carve out a piece of the off-road market for itself in the form of the RR350. Words: Chris Pics: Paul   Yeah,…

Husqvarna Steps into the Future

Husqvarna Motorcycles recently launched the all-new, fuel-injected TE 250i and TE 300i machines – with the new models featuring what Husqvarna call "unprecedented advantages in terms of performance, rideability, fuel consumption and ease…

2018 Honda CRF250R Revealed

Just as was expected after images of Honda test rider Takeshi Katsuya riding a strange mishmash of a bike leaked online, Honda have dropped a new CRF250R on us, complete with DOHC POWER! Honda's next generation CRF250R is on its way with…

2017 Honda CRF450RX

Throwing its weight, with full force, into the ring for 2017, the Honda Motor Corporation are set to challenge all and sundry for the Cross Country title with the all-new Honda CRF450RX. Welcome to the jungle Words: Chris Power Pics:…
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2018 Suzuki RM-Z250 On the Way

The updated for 2018 Suzuki RM-Z250 is on the way, with the first bikes set to land in Aotearoa in the coming weeks. For the coming year the RM-Z250 has received a minor update to bring it up to par with the stunning new looks of the…
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2018 Suzuki RM-Z450 Revealed

Suzuki have pulled the wraps off the all-new RM-Z450, and all we can say is WOW! Not only does the 2018 RM-Z have an absolutely killer new look, there are some serious changes under the shrouds and new blue additions to the bodywork. The…

2017 Yamaha YZ450F

We took a skid on the 2017 Yamaha YZ450F... here's what we thought!

Die Nummer Eins

What kind of moto does it take to win the National 125cc title? Ben Broad found the perfect combination to take the title...