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APRIL 2013 $10 INCL GST

■ TESTED HARLEY-DAVIDSON ROAD KING KTM 350 EXC-F

SINCE 1984

ADVENTURE READY HUSQVARNA TR650 TERRA TRIUMPH SPEEDMASTER

SUZUKI BANDIT ALSO IN THIS ISSUE: COMPETITION: PAEROA BATTLE OF THE STREETS // MX & ENDURO CHAMPS UPDATE // ADVENTURE: TRANS AMERICA TRAIL


Contents

road features

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TEST: SUZUKI BANDIT The name’s the same but Suzuki’s latest liquid-cooled Bandit is a very different bike to the air-cooled original.

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TEST: TRIUMPH SPEEDMASTER Triumph’s Speedmaster is one of the country’s best selling factory customs. KR Editor Ross MacKay reckons he knows why.

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TEST: HARLEYDAVIDSON ROAD KING Like a good wine HarleyDavidson’s Road King gets better with age.

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TEST: HUSQVRANA TR650 TERRA Husqvarna’s new TR650 Terra could well have been made for New Zealand’s unique Adventure Ride conditions. Guest tester Mike Webb explains why.

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DAN’S DIARY: Langlitz Leathers Langlitz Leathers has been proudly making motorcycle jackets, pants and accessories since 1947. On his recent trip to the United States KR columnist-at-large Dan Dwyer paid a visit to the company’s world-famous Portland, Oregon factory/ shop.

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dirt features

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ADVENTURE: RUSSIA BY BIKE To London the long way pt 4 . Deep in Central Asia our intrepid Kiwi travellers experience some soaring highs and the odd plunging low...

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ADVENTURE: Trans America Trail The lure of the Trans America Trail was strong. But time off work was a factor so Kiwi adventurer Chris Stephens came up with a cunning plan…

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ADVENTURE: OFFLIMITS WAIOURU RIDE Already famous for their trail rides, the Offlimits crew have just put on their first multi-day adventure ride.

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TEST: KTM 350 EXC-F First came the 2-stroke 300 EXC. Now KTM has added a second weapon to its MiddleEarth arsenal, the 4-stroke 350 EXC-F.

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Dirt competition Andy McGechan reports form the New Zealand Motocross and Enduro championships.

Crowds flocked to Hampton Downs in early February for the new-look Triumph-backed Classic Festival.

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Regulars road 11 road news

KTM CEO Pierer buys Husqvarna, Haldane’s closes, Updated Moto-Guzzi V7, Paeroa and MotoGP.

49 Road products

First word Ross MacKay

See it, want it, must have it.

52 Riding tips

With Philip McDaid. Fit for the ride.

53 moroney

Pipe dreams.

55 NASH

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Four hours of frantic speed.

Classics The famous Fanny-B.

99 GASTROM RIDER Kohu Road Creamery. 61

Tech Talk Points vs CDI. Ignition systems used to get a bad rap. These days we hardly give them a thought.

regulars dirt 83 Dirt news

New AJP dirt bike marque, Cooper re-signs with Suzuki Australia, Duncan to race in the US and Mohaka ride.

99 Long Termer Battery charging cable. 101 dirt products

See it, want it, must have it.

104 Chris Birch

New baby, new bach!

105 Ben Townley

I’ve been thinking.

105 Josh Coppins

Good feedback.

108 MX with Courtney 109 Looking back

Five, ten and 20 years ago.

110 bike Mart

Bikes for sale and up-coming events.

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Be safe, be seen

Speaking strictly personally here I’m no great fan of Facebook or Twitter. I use both but find that neither really suits my needs. Both, obviously, have their place, however. No more so than recently when Fairfax NZ news reporter Maryanne Twentyman did what reporters have been doing for eons – went looking for an angle on what I’d imagine was a slow news day. The subject was motorcycle accidents, the angle that so-called ‘born-again bikers’ were proving more crash-prone than their younger counterparts and in her story Maryanne quoted long-time Waikato region riding instructor Ward Fisher. Nothing wrong with that, Ward’s a good bloke with years of experiencetraining riders young and old. BORN-AGAIN BIKERS Problem was Ward did what I’m sure most of us (I know I’ve done it) have done when we’ve been asked our opinion on motorcycle accidents, he referred to ‘statistics’ which apparently showed that (and I quote directly from the story which can be found at www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/8322005/Born-again-bikesproving-crash-prone) ‘middle-aged born-again riders’, many returning after more than 20 years away from motorbikes, were indeed finding themselves in strife on the roads.’ And this is where it got interesting. ‘Not so,” replied reader Simon Gotlieb via Twitter and re-published as a Reader Report by Fairfax NZ. Though quick to acknowledge that with a recent increase in the number of motorcycles on our roads there has been a commensurate increase in the ‘absolute’ number of motorcycle related accidents, Gotlieb neatly debunked the widely accepted notion that this is somehow the fault of ‘born-again bikers.’ And he wasn’t just opening his mouth and flapping his lips like so many who

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use reader reply opportunities on news websites these days). Rather he used Lincoln University professor Charles Lamb’s ground-breaking 2010 paper, ‘Casual Factors in Multiple Accidents Involving Motorcycles: An Analysis of New Zealand 2008 Accident Data’ which you can read here (http://grt club.blogtown.co.nz/ files/2010/05/Causal-Factors-in-MVMAs-V5-HAND-OUT-19-May-2010. pdf) In it Professor Lamb shows that though the average age of motorcyclists in New Zealand has risen from 22 in 1980 to 33 in 2005, a study in 2007 showed that the average age of motorcyclists involved in multiple vehicle accidents here is 37 with a mode of just 21 – as Gotlieb says, ‘hardly a candidate for the ‘bornagain’ biker tag’. Yes I know poring through an academic report is not something many of us would want to do on a sunny summer afternoon, but there’s no doubt about it, the paper makes compelling - and in this case definitive - reading. BE SAFE, BE SEEN According to it, for instance, 75% of all accidents in the US involving motorcycles involve another vehicle in a ‘fail to yield’ situation. And studies there and in Europe have found that in between 50 and 67% of these cases it was the other person (i.e. not the rider of the motorcycle) who was at fault. Another study in 2008 also noted that ‘in 70% of the MVMS (multiple vehicle motorcycle accidents) where the other driver was clearly at fault, they were unaware of the presence of the motorcycle.’ So there you go. Like Ward, I was of the opinion that ‘born-again-bikers’ were more accident -prone than first-timers. Perhaps they are. But as Professor Lamb’s report suggests, that might be the sidebar, not the main story! ■

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Products / ROAD

BS Gel Battery Range Arlen Ness Road Boot $299

Distributor: Darbi Accessories From Arlen Ness comes a well-priced leather road boot lined with Sofilmtex®, a waterproof and breathable membrane to keep your feet dry but allow perspiration to escape. The boot has a ¾ zip with Velcro closure at the top, gear change & shin plates, and reflective Interlite on the heel for night time visibility. Available in black in sizes 41 to 49.

from $49

Stylemartin boots From $205 Distributor: Eurobike Wholesale Ltd After a long break the iconic brand of Stylmartin is back with an excellent selection of new boots. Stylmartin has always had a reputation for comfort, style and safety and continue that with this new range. Designed and made in Europe, these boots have all the features you have come to know and love. Check out the full range at www.eurobike.co.nz

Distributor: Nationwide Accessories 
 The new ‘Gel by BS’ Batteries product range is the latest step in the evolution of lead-acid battery technology.
That new technology fits very well to the latest generation of powerful bikes, equipped with number of electronic devices, which require reliable starting power in all weather conditions. Suitable for all motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and PWCs.

Kryptonite Evolution series 4 Disc Lock $119

Dunlop D404 Distributor: Forbes & Davies Ltd

From $179

Macna Tech Wash $24.50/300ml

Distributor: Darbi Accessories Macna’s Tech Wash has been especially formulated to take care of and restore the breathability of your breathable waterproof clothing. Perfect for hand or machine-washing and yes the container comes with a measuring cap.

Dunlop has taken the legendary Harley Davidson tread pattern and used it to bring you the D404. Designed to cope with the heaviest loads, the clever tread pattern ensures the rolling noise is kept to a minimum whilst delivering an outstanding balance of mileage, grip and straight-line stability whether it be wet or dry. Cruise into your nearest Dunlop stockist for more information.

Metzeler Feelfree Distributor: Forbes & Davies Ltd

From $149 The Feelfree is the latest generation sport-touring tyre for high performance scooters offering high speed stability and outstanding handling in wet and dry conditions thanks to a compound and tread pattern which give excellent ride comfort, long mileage, and even wear. Available from Metzeler stockists in a range of popular fitments.

Distributor: Nationwide Accessories This disc lock features a 14mm hardened Max-Performance steel shackle which resists both cutting and leverage attacks. It’s double deadbolt locking mechanism has extensive holding power thanks to a reinforced anti-drill/anti-pull protection system while a sliding dust cover protects and extends cylinder life. Comes complete with three keys – one lighted with high intensity bulb & replaceable battery.

Macna Waterproof Spray $22.50

Distributor: Darbi Accessories Macna waterproof spray is to be used in combination with Macna Tech Wash. Once the garment has been washed and dried, the spray can be applied to revive the waterproof properties of your leather or textile garment. Easy 200ml spray on application.

SENA SMH10R headset Single Pack: $379

Forma Majestic Boot Distributor: Forbes & Davies Ltd

$249

Skark Speed-R $599

Oxford X1 Micro Tank Bag $69.95 Distributor: Northern Accessories The X1 is Oxford’s smallest ever tank bag, offering just enough space for your ride-out essentials: phone, wallet, visor cleaner, earplugs, etc.

Distributor: Northern Accessories Utilizing all Shark’s expertise in safety, innovation and function the new Speed -R is a helmet specifically designed to meet the specific demands of riders of unfaired motorcycles. The Speed-R features the latest long-fibre technology construction, a variable-density optical class 1 visor completer with antiscratch and new renewable anti fog coating, and Shark’s Easyfit system for comfortable use with glasses

The Majestic from Forma is a new CEapproved boot featuring a leather upper, shin and ankle protections, Velcro and zip closure, and Forma’s Drytex tubular waterproof and breathable lining to keep your feet dry. The Forma Majestic comes in Euro sizes 40 to 42, and is available now from Forma stockists and leading motorcycle boot retailers.

Distributor: Nationwide Accessories The SMH10R is a Bluetooth 3.0 stereo headset with long-range Bluetooth intercom designed specifically for motorcycle riders. With the SMH10R you can call hands-free on your Bluetooth mobile phone, listen to stereo music or voice instructions of GPS navigations by Bluetooth wirelessly, and have intercom conversations in full duplex with other riders.

Oxford RT15 Luggage System $169 each. Distributor: Northern Accessories A unique idea from Oxford allows you to keep adding to your luggage system by purchasing the same item with multi uses, plus you can easily take it from bike to bike. You can even stack them on top of each other very securely. KIWI RIDER

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Ventus Range Bora Pack

AGV Bali Copter Helmet

$199.99

Distributor: Dold Industries Ventus is the name of the new range of semi-hard motorcycle luggage from Ventura Bike-Pack Systems. The Mistral was the first model in the new line and the Bora is the second. Named after the wind that blows into the Adriatic Sea, the Bora has moulded semi-hard panels for the base and the front like the Mistral and features a ‘clamshell’ design making it very easy to pack and un-pack. Constructed using PVC-laminated 1680 Denier ballistic fabric and quality water-resistant zips the Bora has double sliders on the main opening with generously sized pull tags for easy access. There are also slash pockets on both sides. Like the tried and tested ‘Aero’ range this new Ventus range of packs can be zipped together in various configurations. Two Bora packs can be zipped together giving you 62 litres of capacity. Or, if you prefer, a Bora and Mistral zipped together gives you 78 litres of storage. This ability to mix and match really does make the system very flexible as to how it can be used.

$199

Distributor: Nationwide Accessories AGV’s Bali Copter Helmet is build round an HIR-TH (High Resistant ThermoPlastic Resin) outer shell available in three sizes with comes complete with removable and washable inner padding and a scratch-proof polycarbonate visor. Fastening is by strap with micrometric adjustment, sizes are XS/54-XL/62

Ventus Sport-Pack 111 RRP 99.90

Muc-Off Split Second Detailer Wax $17 Distributor: Forbes & Davies

This is a quick & easy-to-use spray-on wax which creates a stunning high gloss ‘wet look’ shine. Use either while the vehicle is still wet (post wash) as a spray on wax or as a detailer to remove light contaminants in between washes.

$779 - $899

Distributor: Northern Accessories The Schuberth full-face S2 helmet comes complete with integrated sun visor and an innovative new ventilation system which pleasantly cools the entire head thanks to a distinctive spoiler on the back which produces enough down pressure to suck heated air from the helmet. The SC also features the world’s first integrated antenna for improved Bluetooth® and radio reception meaning it is ready for the next generation of Schuberth Rider Communication Systems ($579rrp.) The S2 is available in Gloss Black and Gloss White ($799) and Lines White/Grey pictured for $899 .

Bagster Sprint Saddlebags $259

Distributor: Forbes & Davies Ltd Bagster Sprint saddlebags have a dynamic design adapted to sport bikes, roadsters or bikes with high exhaust pipes. Inside the bags there are elastic straps, ensuring the contents stay in place whatever the use and they come complete with a removable rain cover. Bagster also make a clever Muffler Pad (available separately) that attaches to the bottom of the saddlebags to prevent heat damage to the bags.

The Road Guide 2013

Ventura Bike-Pack Systems

Distributor: Northern Accessories Yes the latest version of the world famous Road Guide has hit the streets for 2013. This year’s 140 pages are jampacked with all the latest products from Shark, Ixon, Schuberth, TCX, Oxford, Yoshimura, THH, Michelin, Kenda and Bel-Ray. Check it out yourself by picking up a copy at your local Road Guide stockist (see the half page store directory ad in this issue, or jump to www.roadguide.co.nz and request a hard copy).

Neo Combat Glove Distributor: Forbes & Davies Ltd

$124

Keiti Bar Ends

Schuberth S2

The Combat is a leather road sport or track day glove featuring a reinforced kangaroo hide palm, knuckle armour, a perforated back of hand for summer comfort, double-stitching in critical areas and a Velcro adjustable wrist and cuff in sizes S to 4XL.

Distributor: Dold Industries The P1310 Sport-Pack III is the third in the new range of Ventus packs. Like the Mistral and Bora, the Sport-Pack III incorporates semi-hard moulded panels for the base and the lid and additional stiffening in the sides. Attaching and removing the Sport-Pack II is quick and easy with the Ventura sport rack.
Designed to be used with the Sport-Rack, the Sport-Pack 111 has a moulded lid and base with reinforced sides. With a 10 litre capacity, the pack is perfect for carrying wet weather gear, spare gloves etc. Approximate dimensions are 160 x 320 x 220mm and a carry handle and detachable shoulder straps are supplied as standard. www. dold.co.nz

Pirelli Sport Demon

Distributor: Dold Industries Ltd If you need to be able to carry your gear without disturbance to your riding or a hassle to yourself, fit one of these systems and you will never experience either. All Ventura Bike-Pack Systems are Custom-Made to fit your bike. It’s as simple as that. The Ventura Bike-Pack System is now available for: Suzuki GSX-R1000 K9-L3 (09-13). Kawasaki Ninja 250R (08-12) Ninja 250R F1 (2012). KTM 690 Duke (12-13). www.dold.co.nz

from $125

Distributor: Nationwide Accessories Pirelli’s Sport Demon is a sporty tyre for medium powered sport-touring bikes which offers precise handling and stable behaviour in all riding conditions thanks to the multiple radius rear tyre contour and optimized mechanical grip (wet and dry) with no compromise on mileage.

$24.95

Distributor: Nationwide Accessories Keiti Bar Ends can enhance the look and functionality of your motorcycle, keeping your ride looking fresh. They are CNC machined and anodised in aluminium and suit steel or alloy handle bars. Colours are blue, black, red, silver and yellow.

TCX X-Desert $649

Distributor: Northern Accessories This is a rugged all-purpose road or offroad boot perfect for the adventurous rider. Features include full-grain leather upper, Gore-Tex lining, three adjustable aluminium buckles and Enduro sole and it is available in EU sizes 38-48. ■ KIWI RIDER

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Acerbis MotoBrand Jersey

661 Core Saver

Distributor: Darbi Accessories This Italian-designed Acerbis Motobrand jersey has a V-neck front with stretch-fabric inserts and edge piping for additional comfort and the collar is made from sweat absorbing material. A great looking jersey at a reasonable price. Available in blue or black

Distributor: Northern Accessories The 661 Core Saver is a Neck Bracecompatible ventilated, injectionmoulded thermoplastic roost deflector with fully articulated spine coverage and a compression fit which aids in blood flow and muscle recovery and ventilated moisture wicking construction. It is available in white or black in sizes S/M & L/XL.

Usually $239 (Special Dirt Guide price $159)

$39.50

Products / DIRT

DT-1 Oil Filter $49.95

Distributor: Nationwide Accessories This is a high quality washable and re-usable stainless filter which outperforms paper filters. Constructed using micronic cloth and stainless steel the filter keeps a consistent flow rate at extreme temperatures and is compatible with synthetic as well as conventional oils.

The DIRT GUIDE 2013 Distributor: Northern Accessories Yes the latest version of the world famous DIRT GUIDE has hit the streets for 2013. This year’s 164 pages are jammed packed with all the latest products from Troy Lee Designs, AXO, TCX, DRC, Zeta, Renthal, 661, Ariete, Yoshimura, THH, Michelin, Kenda and Bel-Ray. Everything you need to have added fun on the dirt. Pick up a copy at your local stockist (see the half page store directory ad in this issue, or jump to www.dirtguide.co.nz and request a hard copy).

Maxima SC1 Clear Coat $21

Acerbis MotoBrand Pants $149

Distributor: Darbi Accessories The pants to go the Motobrand jersey are made from 600D Polyester reinforced with 500D Nylon and with abrasion-resistant Kevlar in the knee area. Ergonomic pre-curved construction means they offer the perfect mix of fit and mobility with plenty of room for body armour and knee braces. Hard wearing pants, attractively styling at a great price. Available in blue or black.

Distributor: Forbes & Davies Ltd High-gloss SC1 Clear Coat is great for bringing your bike back to new after a thorough clean. SC1 coats plastic, fiberglass and painted surfaces and is excellent for use on dirt bike and ATV fenders to prevent mud and dirt from adhering to plastic. SC1 dries completely and is water resistant, leaving a long lasting lustre without attracting dirt and dust. Available from Maxima stockists.

661 Rogue Roost Deflector

Usually $139 (Special Dirt Guide price $99.95) Distributor: Northern Accessories The 661 Rogue Roost Deflector offers lightweight ABS chest coverage thanks to a Neck Brace-compatible, ventilated bio-foam chassis with adjustable shoulder and side straps. It is available in two sizes S/M & L/XL in either black or black/white.

Maxima Chain Care Kit with Syn Guard $49

Shot Travel Bag $305

IPONE Katana 100% Synthetic (4 Stroke) $29/1L, $109/4L.

Distributor: Nationwide Accessories This is a 100% synthetic lubricant specially developed for hi-tech, highperformance dirt bikes which retains its viscosity for longer in the harshest of off-road conditions. It has high temperature resistance and is available in two grades, 10W50 and 10W60.

Dunlop Geomax MX71 (Medium-Hard) From $75

Distributor: Forbes & Davies Ltd The all-new medium-hard terrain Geomax MX71 from Dunlop brings cutting-edge technology to the dirt with directional tread patterns front and rear for optimal performance under braking and acceleration. Ideal for summer riding, the new Geomax MX71 is available now from authorised Dunlop stockists in a wide range of sizes.

Distributor: Nationwide Accessories The Shot Travel Bag is a high quality trolley-style holdall which offers convenient storage and transportation of all your off-road gear. The body is constructed in resistant polyester 600D and PVC with a large main compartment and a trick-lock system for safe keeping. The bag is 38cm wide, 75cm high and 33cm deep for a capacity of 90 litres.

Distributor: Forbes & Davies Ltd Extend chain and sprocket life with this new three-pack Chain Care Kit from Maxima. Start with Clean-Up to remove grease and oil from your chain and sprockets, allowing the effective degreaser to work in before hosing off. Follow this with MPPL, a multi-purpose lubricant that displaces moisture and provides an excellent barrier against rust and corrosion. Finally lube the chain with the award-winning Synthetic Chain Guard that penetrates critical inner pins and rollers, lubricating and protecting them from friction, shock load and high temperatures.

Forma Cape Horn $399

Distributor: Forbes & Davies Ltd These new CE approved touring/ adventure boots from Forma tick the right boxes for all day comfort and protection. Features include full-grain, oil-treated leather upper, shin and ankle armour, reinforced side panels, Drytex waterproof lining, and double Velcro and buckle closure. Available in sizes 42 to 48 from Forma stockist and leading motorcycle boot retailers.

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Muc-Off Duo Pack $35

Distributor: Forbes & Davies Ltd Muc-Off’s Duo Pack contains MucOff Bike Cleaner which cuts through dirt, oil and grime leaving your bike sparkling clean, and Muc-Off Bike Spray which protects, preserves and freshens it. Muc-Off Bike Spray has a high oil content so is a prefect ‘all over’ after-wash corrosion inhibitor, driving out moisture and leaving a sparkling non-sticky protective layer on frame, plastics, rubber and paintwork.

THH TX-23

$199 plus a FREE EVS Neck Brace (worth $129) while stocks last.

Acerbis Tri-Fit Handguard

Distributor: Northern Accessories Those cool dudes at the DIRT GUIDE are offering a FREE EVS neck brace with every THH TX23 helmet sold for just $199 while stocks last. The TX23 is a composite ABS helmet which features opening and closing top vents plus vent channels in the shell to help remove moisture and heat and close, a washable removable liner, removable mouthpiece and D-Ring fastening. It meets DOT/ECE standards and is available in sizes XS-XXL

Distributor: Darbi Accessories The innovative new multi-functional Acerbis Tri-Fit handguard kit allows three different configurations; closed wrap for full wrap-around protection, MX Open for use as a flag-style roost guard, and ATV for quads or adventure-touring bikes which have large controls that hinder the mounting of traditional handguards. Made in Italy and available in orange, white, blue, black, yellow, red

$ 169

Shot Race II Goggles with Roll-Off system Distributor: Nationwide Accessories


$159 (Race II Goggles only $79) Shot Race II Goggles feature a semirigid frame for optimal comfort fit, hypoallergenic comfort foam, an anti-fog and anti-scratch clear (and iridium) polycarbonate lens, tear-off supports and a wide silicon printed strap. The Roll Off film cartridge provides 25-35 clear views and you get two rolls with each system.

Endurance Handguard $POA

Acerbis Active Helmet $299

Shot Contest Goggles $39

Distributor: Nationwide Accessories These goggles have perimeter ventilation which helps prevent condensation and fogging, a non-slip silicone on strap to eliminate slipping against helmet, a flexible frame and super-soft face foam. Colours are red, blue, yellow, transparent clear, transparent blue, transparent red and safari.

Nemeses NM649 Glove From $36

Distributor: Forbes & Davies Ltd The Nemeses range of MX apparel represents quality at an affordable price. The NM649 Glove features an air mesh and embossed neoprene back with rubber protection, durable abrasion – resistant micro-fabric on the palms, and Velcro wrist closure. Available in red, alloy, blue, green and orange.

Distributor: Darbi Accessories Now available in black or white, this European CE-approved helmet is ideal for use for adventure riding, motard racing or on a sports quad.  An integrated sun visor allows you to ride in any light conditions without having to change visors while air vents on the chin ensure good ventilation and a removable and washable lining keeps the insides fresh and clean.

WFO Alloy Gear Levers

From $42 Distributor: Forbes & Davies These alloy gear levers from WFO use forged alloy construction for the main shaft and have a CNC-milled billet alloy folding tip. They are super strong, lightweight, well-priced and suit a wide range of late model off road bikes. See your local dirt dealer for further details.

Shot Optimal Goggles with Roll-Off system

$129 (Race II Goggles only $39) Distributor: Nationwide Accessories
 Shot Optimal goggles have a semi rigid black frame for optimal comfort fit, hypo-allergenic comfort foam, an anti-fog polycarbonate lens, tear-off supports and a wide silicon helmet strap. The Roll-Off film cartridge provides 25-35 clear views and you get two rolls of film.

Distributor: Darbi Accessories This new, black aluminium Endurance handguard was developed with the needs of the extreme rider in mind. Claimed to be the strongest handguard on the market it is designed to deflect brush, trees, roost, and other riders. Works best on 7/8”, 1 1/8”, and twin wall handlebars, colour options are orange or black and comes with a mounting kit.

DT-1 Air Filter $29

Distributor: Nationwide Accessories DT-1 air filter is manufactured with the highest quality bonded dual-layer foam available, delivering maximum airflow while maintaining critical engine protection. DT-1 air filters have an exclusive super-seal base which eliminates the need for grease and are available standard or pre-oiled, the later using the highest quality flame-resistant bio-degradable filter oil. For available fitments see your local motorcycle store.

661 Flight Boots

Usually $599 (Special Dirt Guide price $399) Distributor: Northern Accessories 661 Flight boots are tough, comfortable and durable thanks to a Dur-Tac compound sole with steel shank and integrated toe cap, a composite reinforced heel-plate, nylon strap and aluminium buckle ratchet system and sealed rubber gator top. They are available in black or white in sizes 6-13. ■ KIWI RIDER 103


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Honda Matamata Phil’s Motorcycle Centre

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07 889 6550 07 889 1007 07 889 7686

Moto City

07 927 1340

Ericksen Honda Pro Cycles Ltd

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Energy Honda JMS Racing New Plymouth M/C Centre Northwest Motorcycles Ltd

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Another brilliant excuse for a ride We have NZ’s most accurate wheel balancer – the CEMB K22.

This fixed shaft balancer allows the wheel to turn freely on its bearings, exactly reproducing the conditions of use. This means we can achieve the highest possible accuracy. Used by all the top factories.

Free coffee at Bryces Cafe while you wait.

We sell Pirelli, Bridgestone, Shinko and Metzler tyres. We service road, dirt and farm bikes: engine rebuilds, WOF, wheel balancing, parts and accessories. Cheapest hourly rates – only $50 + gst!

FiEtEN Motor SErviCES 1421 owairaka valley rd Wharepapa South. Call Frank or Stu on 07 8722 560. open: Mon-Fri 8:30-5. Sat* 9-12. * Call to book

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ARRIVE, RELAX, UNWIND at the Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn Situated on the Southern Scenic Route in the heart of Fiordland with 58 lake view rooms / Café, bistro and bar / 15 minutes to Te Anau / Bottlestore. Five smart reasons to stay with us: • Motorbike storage • Spectacular two hour ride to Milford Sound • Gateway to Doubtful Sound • Most beautiful lake in NZ • Awesome country pub 68 Cathedral Drive, Manapouri Freephone 0800 896 262 reservations@manapouri.com • www.manapouri.com


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Northern Gravel Adventure Riders NZ is proud to present:

2013 Adventure ride cAlendAr 16/17 March taumarunui to national Park. visit private stations. 29/30 March Easter 3 day easter Weekend explore taranaki – the nAKi overland way. 20 April SurF & turF at AWHitu. 04 May South Head/Kaipara. One day adventure ride. 23/24 November taupo to Aratiatia. Big bike friendly weekend.

visit nGArnZ website www.northerngraveladventureridersnz.com or contact steelmaiden1250@hotmail.com or phone 021 036 7234

Let us find the best quote for you.

Trail ride SEriES 2012/13

• Named rider discount • Roadside assistance • Multi-bike cover • Apparel cover

PROCEEDS TO COMMuniTy vEnTuRES

Barnes Jenkins Insurance Brokers are well established and respected “independent” Sunday 24th March: Waikaretu Beach Signposted from Mercer and Rangiriri Bridges. Starts at Waikaretu Hall. Rolling to suppliers of Insurance steep farm land and bush. West Coast beach and sand dunes. Old style lead trail ride to Motorcyclists. with awesome views. Sand Dunes and a run down a private west coast beach. No services Barnes Jenkins Insurance Brokers are well established Kids Loop, Will not return to base for lunch - fuel and lunch truck provided. We will source the right “independent” suppliers of Insurance and respected Sunday 7th April: Naike cover forservices you fromtoleading Motorcyclists. We will source the right cover Signposted from Rangiriri and Huntly Bridges. Starts Naike. Rolling to steep farm land insurers and plantation forestry. Separate Kids Loop. for you including from leading insurers including Star Insurance, Star Insurance, NAC, Protecta NAC, & Swann Insurance. One call is all it takes. • Named rider discount THE TRAILS The tracks are all located within WHAT YOU WILL NEED Helmets are compulProtecta & Swann ¾ of an hours drive from Pukekohe and general- sory. Boots (no sneakers), sensible clothing. A discount Roadside ly consist of gentle to rolling to steep farmland well prepared motorcycle, spare fuel, a good Letrider usassistance find the best Insurance. One call is••Named with picturesque views. All rides 30—40kms tyre and a good attitude. all it takes. • Roadside quote for you. assistance loop and open at 9.45am and close at 2.45pm • Multi-bike cover COST Adults: $30. Under 16 $20. Family

WHEN & WHErE

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(except Waikaretu Beach Run). BBQ and consession (2 adults & up to 3 kids living at the refreshments available for sale during the day. same address) $70. WHO CAN RIDE Anyone with a 2 or 4 wheel KIDS LOOPS - Approx 1 to 1.5 kms long. For off road motorcycle or ATV. No pillions, UTVs or young children and novice riders who are not buggies. No children under 7 on main loop. confident on the main loop. Under 16s must be accompanied by a riding SIgN ON from 8.30am, no briefing. Ride will adult on the main loop. start approx 9.45am PLEASE BE EARLY More InforMatIon Ph 09 237 3095 scott@mrmotorcycles.co.nz www.mrmotorcycles.co.nz 112 KIWI RIDER

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Events Calendar / April 2013 ADVENTURE RIDES Britton Adventures: March: 12-15, Yamaha East Cape Trail, Gisborne, fully guided ride March: 28-31, Northern Exposure Adventure Trail April: 6-7, Yamaha Mohaka Adventure Trail April 20-21, Yamaha Mangaweka Adventure Ride May: 9-29, Venture into Vietnam. Two or three week options. 30 June – 19 July 2013 Into outer mongolia adventure tour: Motorbike, dune buggy and 4x4 options. Adventure guaranteed! See Mongolia while it is still the ‘Road Less Travelled’. Visit Britton Adventures website – www. adventurerides.co.nz or phone Mike 07 8556132 or 0212849047 or email mike@ adventurerides.co.nz Northern Gravel Adventure Riders NZ: 3 March – Sizzling Summer Riverhead Adventure Ride 16/17 March – Turangi/Taupo Private Lands Safari Adventure Ride 29 March (Easter Weekend)

– Naki Overland – 3 day Adventure Weekend Check out www.northerngraveladventureridersnz. com or ph Sue 0210367234 or email steelmaiden1250@ hotmail.com for more details

Sept 15 Points MX Rnd 6 Oct 20 Points MX Rnd 7 Nov 17 MX & Prizegiving Dec 28/29 Summercross – 28th for minis, juniors, women. 29th for Seniors Enquiries: email admin@ bopmcc.co.nz

MARCH – 18/23, Southern Man, 6 hard days in high country, over 1200 kms, $2695, contact Robbie Crickett 0011 64 3 448 9582 or mobile 001164274354267 or email robbie@highcountry.co.nz or visit www. highcountry.co.nz

MARCH – 22, ‘Back on the Peat’, MX Tournament, hosted by Hauraki Plains College.

ENDURO KTM Extreme Enduro Series 30/31 March – Round 4, No Way in Hell Extreme Enduro, Oparau. Check out www.silverbullet.co.nz for details

MOTOCROSS: BOPMCC MX Calendar for 2013: March 17 MX April 14 Points MX Rnd 1 May 19 Points MX Rnd 2 June 16 Points MX Rnd 3 July 21 Points MX Rnd 4 Aug 18 Points MX Rnd 5

RUNS, RALLIES, RIDES & TOURS

Attention all Aprilia Riders: Wanted to form a small & relaxing club for touring, racing & club meetings every week. Contact: Vincent 021 682 823 or aprilia_NZ@ hotmail.com MARCH – 16, Coast 2 Coast Charity Ride Karioitahi Beach to Whitianga, registration from 8.30 to 9.30, entry fee $25. Finish Mercury Bay Club, Whitianga. Raising funds for St John Ambulances. Check www. coast2coast.rotary.org.nz for more details. – 17, The Iron Horse bike ride, leaving Whangarei 10am, contact Nick Padfield 0211883424 or email

Taking the bike on an overseas tour, or buying or selling overseas? Want someone who knows bikes and knows how they should be handled?

nickpadfield@xtra.co.nz – 30, Rally/Poker Run, start from Greymouth RSA. Raising money for NZ Hospice and Widows Sons Masonic M/C Club. Prizes for best makes of bikes, and best poker hand, BBQ and children’s’ area, bring the whole family. Entry free$15, or on day, $25. Contact Jackie Adams 0211907741 or jackietara@hotmail.com, or www.greyrsa.com

STREET RACING MARCH – 30, Methven Mountain Thunder at Methven, contact Rachel Moore 0274519117 or email info@ mountainthunder.co.nz or visit www.mountainthunder.co.nz

TRAIL RIDES

“The Kawasaki Sandpit”, Woodhill Forest, Rimmers Rd entrance, SH16, Helensville. The ultimate offroad motorcycle playground. Come & ride, we are open Wednesday to Sunday 9-5pm with a late night on Thursday. Ph: 09 420 8879 or for more information go to www. thesandpit.co.nz

Then call us-we have years of experience and good reviews from riders touring USA, Australia, Canada, Europe & UK. We can arrange freighting, all customs facilities, holding of crates and shipment of bikes and goods purchased on tour back to New Zealand. We have offices & customs teams throughout USA, Australia, Europe and agencies in Canada and UK. Two years ago we had a family tragedy and had to get back to New Zealand immediately. We were in the back blocks of Colorado. One phone call to Mainfreight in LA and they just sorted everything out. They picked our bikes up from Colorado, sorted out all of the details and shipped the bikes home to us... Bridget Jakicevich Contact Jeff Larsen Email; jeff.larsen@mainfreight.com Tel: +64 4 816 5255 or 0274 493008

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Motorcycle Communications: • Bike To Bike Systems • Bluetooth Intercoms • Music Headsets • Rider Pillion Intercoms Bluetooth Rider 2 rider Up to 1000m (optimal) 7 Hrs talk time 2 units supplied ipod not included $250 for for two two units $199 units

P.H.S. Ltd Communication Specialists

1172 Arawa St, Rotorua, New Zealand. Ph: +64 7 3488 850 Fax: +64 7 3486 555 • Cell: 021 985 958 • Email: pinfold@xtra.co.nz www.amalgamate2000.com/sales/motorcycle_communications.htm

Metric nuts bolts & washers Dome head cap screw (e.g. fairing fastener kits)

Hex bolts

Hex cap screws (e.g. engine cases)

Hi-tensile steel with bright zinc coating Hi-tensile anodised alloy (4 colours) Engine bolts, frame bolts, fairing and screen screws.  In fact every type of fastener for motorcycles. The right type and finish. From 4mm to 10mm diameter, up to 100mm long. For full details of types and sizes, e-mail eurobike@xtra.co.nz

Hex nylon nuts

Available individually or in kits. From $150 to $290

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Distributed by Eurobike Wholesale.


Events Calendar / april 2013 Honda Kids Camps 29-31 March Lake Rotoiti 17-20 April Masterton Register for Whangamata and Gore by 12 December. Go to www. poweradventures.co.nz or call Greg 0274454429 KTM Summer Trail Ride Series 10 March. 21 April. Day Rides – Start 9am. All rides in Riverhead Forest. Not quad suitable. Enquiries: Tjebbe 09 480 9408 or Bill 09 479 5319 Mr Motorcycles Trail Ride series 24 March, Waikaretu Beach 7 April, Naike Enquiries: 09 237 3095 or Craig 0274581544 or Scott 0275767050 or email scott@ mrmotorcycles.co.nz Spectro Family Trail Ride Series 17 March at Frys, 4409 Kaipara Coast Highway. Proceeds go to schools in area. Tracks between 14-18 kms. Kids loops and minis. Sign on 8.30. Briefing at each sign on. Food available thro local school PTA for fund raising. Contact Warkworth M/cs

on 09 4258535. Ride line 02102324901, or txt “Add” to 021869318 to be added to txt alerts for the events. Adults $35, youth $15 (14 yrs and under), Mini $5, Family $80 (2 adults and 2 youths) Suzuki Trailride Dates 3 Mar. Lees Valley 17 Mar. Mt Torlesse, Springfield 7 Apr. Totara Valley, Pleasant Point 21 Apr. Hurunui Gorge, Harwarden 5 May. Beautiful Valley, Geraldine 19 May. Greta Valley email: trailrides@xtra.co.nz or ring Grenville 0272911239

TRAINING DAYS Ride Right Ride Safe Training days at Whenuapai Air Base, Brighams Creek Road, Whenuapai third Sunday of every month except February and December. Suitable for initial or refresher training. Cost $60. Download registration form www.rrrs.org.nz or contact Finn Nielsen 09 625 5533 or 0274846326 or Lars 09 442 5679 or 021361312.

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Custom sports trikes Created individually

by MS Coombes Limited Based on the Suzuki Boulevard M109R We can trike any bike Kitsets available to any stage DVD available 344 St Asaph St Christchurch. Ph: 03 3667463 Fax: 03 3667462 Email: mscoombesltd@clear.net.nz Web: www.mscoombes.co.nz Web: www.customsportstrike.co.nz KIWI RIDER 115


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wREcKIng Honda CR125, 1986-2001, (MP) CRF230, 2006, (MP) CT90, (MP) CT200, Auto 1984 (MP) QR50, (MP) TRX300, 4X4, 1988-99, (R & MP) TRX400, 4x4, 1996 (MP & R) TRX500, 2005-07, (R) XL400, (MP) XR200, 1980-04, (MP) Yamaha AG100, 1973-07, (MP & R) DT125LC, 1983 (MP) IT175, 1978-83 (MP) PW80, 1984, (NP)

TT250R, 2001, (MP) WR200, 1991, (NM) XT200, 1982-85, (MP) XT400, 1985 (MP) YFM200, (R & MP) YFM350, 1988-96, (R & MP) YFM400, 4x4, 1995, (MP) YZ80, 1979 &88, (MP) YZ250, 1989-96, (MP) YZ426F 2001 (MP) Suzuki CI-50J Carna, 1987, (MP) DR125, 1981-87, (MP) DRZ125, 2005, (R) DRZ400, 2001-03, (MP) ER250, 1979-90, (MP)

LT160, (MP) LT250 4X4 1987-05, (MP & R) LTF400 Eiger, 2002-06, (MP) RM80, 1985, (MP) RMX250, 1989-95, (MP) SJ50, 2002 (R) TF185 (MP) Kawasaki KDX125, 1991, (MP) KDX250, 1991, (MP) KLF220, 1999, (MP) KLF400 4X4, 1993 (MP) KLX250, 1993-2000, (MP) KV250, (MP) KX60, (MP) KX250, 1986-96, (MP)

Kazuma/Marshin ATV110 Oryx Mammoth & Cheetah MH200 Cheetah (MP) ZD200 Cheetah, (MP) ZD90 Mammoth, (MP) GAS GAS EC200, 2002, (MP) FSE400, 2002 (MP) EC300, 2002 (MP) Water Craft JS300 Jet Ski, 1989, (MP) JS550 Jet Ski, 88-90, (MP & R) (R) Running motor (NM) No motor (MP) Motor in parts

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GPZ1100 – wrecking only

YZ2502T 2008 – wrecking only

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• Cylinder Resleeving • Cylinder Reboring • Shock Rebuilds • All Head Work • Crank & Engine Rebuilds for all jet skis • Gear Dogs Build Up & Undercutting 196 Taupo Quay, Wanganui, New Zealand Phone: (06) 348 9516 Fax: (06) 348 9517 Email: bossengservices@xtra.co.nz

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RESULTS

Calendar / april 2013 RiderSkills Motorcycle Training 7 days a week, for new or back to biking, and confidence building, including advanced roadcraft. Ph Phil McDaid on 0800245387 or visit www.riderskills.co.nz Monthly rides from Hyosung Motorcycles at 72 Barrys Pt Road, Takapuna. Ph RiderSkills M/C Training on 0800 245387. All abilities welcome. Professionally run by RiderSkills M/C Training, instructors available on the ride for assistance. Check www. hyosungmotorcycles.co.nz. Pro Rider Motorcycle Rider Training Improve your road riding skills with Karel Pavich, from learners to experienced. Track days and Training days available. Book online at www.prorider.co.nz or ring 0508776643 or 0276998089

TRIALS MARCH – 3, Hamilton MC Club, at Bombers property. Sign on 9.30, starts 10.30, entry on day $15 seniors, $5 juniors, no MNZ licence required. Check out www.hamiltonmcc.org.nz or ph Peter Osborne 07 854 3638 – 3, Classic Trials Group, Christchurch, at Mt Grey Rd, sign on 9am, starts 10am, entry on day $15 seniors, no MNZ licence required. Check www.custgp. com or ph dick 03 3832800 – 9/10, South Island Moto-Trials Champs, Kaituna Valley, contact Derek Scott, 03 354 4243 or www.pioneertrials.co.nz – 10, Ixion MC Club, Wellington, at Ian Muir’s property. Sign on 9.30, starts 10.30, entry on day $10 seniors, $5 juniors, MNZ licence required. Check out www.ixion.org.nz or ph Carl 04 972 2540 – 17, BOP Club Moto Trial no. 1 at Grayling’s property, Oropi, sign on 9.30, starts 10.30, entry on day $10 seniors, $5 juniors, MNZ licence rquired. Check www.hbmc.org.nz or ph Paul 07 5735365 – 17, Manawatu Club, P North, Club MotoTrail at Boultons proeprty, Ashhurst, sign on 9.30, starts 10.30, entry on day $15 seniors, $10 juniors, MNZ licence required. Check out www.momcc.co.nz or ph Kevin 06 3268666 – 23/24, Hamilton Trials Group, NI Moto Trials Champs Rd 3 & 4, venue TBC, sign on 9.30, briefing 10am, starts 10.30. Enter on line, thro MNZ website, MNZ licence required. Check www. hamiltonmcc.org.nz – 24, Pioneer MC Club, Christchurch, Summer Series no. 3 at Mt Benger, Hurunui. Sign on 9.30, starts 10.30, entry on day $15. No MNZ licence required. contact Alan 03 328 9912

CLUB SECRETARIES: If you want your event listed here FREE please fax the details to KR EVENTS, (09) 416-5308 or email admin@kiwirider.co.nz Always check with organiser for cancellations.

2013 New Zealand

Motocross National Champs (after 2 of 4 rounds)

Next Rounds: Round 3 Pukekohe 10 March: Round 4 Taupo 31 March MX1 Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 MX2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24

Name Cody Cooper Billy MacKenzie Todd Waters Kirk Gibbs Daryl Hurley Justin McDonald Nick Saunders Brad Groombridge Jesse Donnelly Jared Guthrie Damien King Mason Wilkie Michael Phillips James Ainsworth Campbell Bailey Royden White Bjarne Frederiksen Ben Townley Sam Pottinger Mitch Rees Charles Koudys

No. 3 211 47 5 912 201 9 7 933 44 78 818 105 83 797 273 151 1 181 19 481

Bike Suzuki Yamaha KTM KTM Suzuki Honda Kawasaki Honda Kawasaki Kawasaki Honda Yamaha Honda Honda Yamaha KTM Honda Honda Honda Honda Honda

Total 139 119 109 102 93 83 76 69 67 64 55 54 50 43 38 34 26 25 23 8 1

R1 25 16 22 10 18 8 14 15 12 13 11 9 20 6 7 4 5 0 2 0 0

R2 25 20 22 16 18 13 12 15 11 9 10 8 14 7 5 6 0 0 3 0 0

R3 22 25 20 18 14 13 10 15 11 0 12 9 16 3 6 8 0 0 5 0 0

Rnd 1 67 58 45 58 43 49 40 24 33 42 22 28 0 27 20 16 21 25 13 8 1

R1 22 16 20 18 12 15 14 11 10 13 0 7 0 9 5 4 6 25 3 8 1

R2 25 20 0 22 16 18 14 0 13 15 11 12 0 10 8 7 9 0 6 0 0

R3 20 22 25 18 15 16 12 13 10 14 11 9 0 8 7 5 6 0 4 0 0

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BIKE BUSTERS

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Bikes wanted

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Contact Wayne Parry, 382 Te Puroa Road, Ngaruawahia Phone: (07) 824 9585 or 0800 846 2020 Fax: (07) 824 7745 Email: wayne@bikebusters.co.nz

62a barrys point rd, auckland ph/Fax 489 7987

actionbikewreckers@clear.net.nz • www.actionbikewreckers.co.nz

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21 Kenrick St, Te Aroha PH 07 884 8810

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& Restoration WIRE WHEELS Repair We SpecialiSe in ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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Hamco Industries 410 Green Rd, R.D. 6, Palmerston North. Ph Craig on 06 324 8345 or 027 231 7864

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Ph 09 832 0153

‘Zorsts’ tuneable Sports Silencers and Replica Silencers in stainless & vintage & off-road Harris pipes licenced manufacturuers

0220 645418

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Private Bag 55004, Christchurch. Phone/Fax 03 315 7988

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October 2013

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Engine Specialties Ltd 96 Hillside Road, Glenfield 0627 engspec@clear.net.nz Phone: (09) 489 4806

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Three sizes, any colour/s you want, made from PVC. from around $800-$1,700 incl poles, pegs, carry bag, ropes, delivery & gst. We can brand your tent.

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NZ’s only full time trials shop

(Behind the Westgate Mega Centre)

Darrin Wilsons Hotsuits, 107 Ikanui Road, Hastings. Ph 06 876 2710 email hotsuits@xtra.co.nz

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► Latest alloy-engine ► Royal Enfield models ► Daily/Weekly Hire

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Royal Enfield New Zealand Ltd. 40 Paremoremo Road, Lucas Heights, Auckland 0632 Tel: 09 415 8453, Mob: 022 041 8457, Fax: 09 415 8454 Email: Trevor@royalenfield.co.nz

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Leather bike jackets & pants 257 Onehunga Mall Rd Auckland PH 09 636 5296

for all your motorcycle needs

Moving to new premises at 4/6 Westgate Drive

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www.motorcyclegear.co.nz Online & Retail sales

Triumph and Boulevard custom builts a speciality

Custom Chambers

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Royal Enfield, the original BritishBritish-style single, is still going strong. Now with a new allall-alloy maintenancemaintenance-free motor that is as modern as tomorrow but with all the classic style of the 1950s.

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Email: Trevor@ royalenfield.co.nz A test ride is but a telephone call away: 09 415 8453 / 022 041 8457 Email: Trevor@royalenfield.co.nz or royal.enfield.nz@gmail.com Website: www.royalenfield.co.nz

☛ Spokes for most bikes ☛ Custom-made to suit ☛ Stainless or galvinised ☛ Rims – Alloy ☛ Chrome or stainless ☛ Drilled to suit ☛ All wheel repairs

Royal Enfield New Zealand Ltd. 40 Paremoremo Road, Lucas Heights, Auckland 0632 Royal Enfield New Tel: 09 415 8453, Mob: 022 041 8457, Fax: 09 415 8454 Zealand Ltd. Email: Trevor@royalenfield.co.nz

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New F800GS 2013 ABS, Heated Grips, $22037 Ride Away

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KTM 690 Supermotard Prestige 1 NZ owner, Back Rack, 14000km $9990

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New Z800 Carries on the Z family legend, Black/ White. $18,495 Ride Away

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April 2013 Kiwi Rider