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INSIDE - BURT MUNRO CHALLENGE, CEMETERY CIRCUIT, SUMMERCROSS

FEBRUARY 2013 $10 INCL GST

■ TESTED

BMW R 1200 R ZERO S ELECTRIC SUZUKI RM-Z250 GAS GAS XC 300

NEW HUSKY TC 449 WHY KIWIS ARE GOING TO LOVE THIS BIKE! ALSO IN THIS ISSUE:

LAUNCH REPORT:  BMW’s BIG-BORE SCOOTERS ADVENTURE:  LONDON THE LONG WAY PT 2  VIETNAM BY BIKE  20TH ANNIVERSARY FAR NORTH RIDE

SINCE 1984

MISSILE GRADE WE RIDE & RATE KAWASAKI’S LATEST 200+HP ZX-14R


Contents

road features

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TEST: KAWASAKI ZX-14R Kawasaki’s latest ZX-14R is like Arnold Schwarzenegger in a suit – slick and smooth on the surface but all rippling muscle underneath.

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TEST: 12 ZX-14R vs ’97 ZZR1100 Kawasaki has been building sleek, fast sports-tourers for decades. Which is why when he was offered one of the new ZX-14Rs to ride we asked Racing Dave to find out if boutique bike rental specialist Nigel Howard had anything old and/or interesting he could compare it with…

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TEST: BMW R 1200 R In its latest – and possibly finest – form, BMW’s R 1200 R seamlessly combines the best of the old with that of the new.

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LAUNCH REPORT: BMW C600 SPORT/C650GT BMW joins the ranks of ‘big scooter’ manufacturers this year with two all-new models.

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TEST: ZERO S

Plenty of companies have talked about building electric motorcycles. Zero is the only one to put one into production.

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BURT MUNRO CHALLENGE Like the man himself, the annual Burt Munro Challenge seems to get better with age.

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FIRST RIDE: HUSQVARNA TR 650 We managed to get our hands on one of Husqvarna’s new TR 650 Terra models just before Christmas. Here’s tester Rodney O’Connor’s first impressions.

February 2013

dirt features

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Adventure: RUSSIA BY BIKE Last month young Kiwi adventurer Rob Gray outlined how he and four friends prepared for their epic cross-Russia ride. This month he chronicles the first leg of that journey.

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Adventure: North Vietnam Last time we heard from Grant Purdie it was after he completed a ride in Borneo. This time he and his mates venture to North Vietnam.

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Adventure: 20 years of Far North fun The Far North was one of New Zealand’s first organized Adventure Rides. And 20 years on it remains one of the best.

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2012 Red Bull Romaniacs It’s a case of ‘like father, like son’ for Tokoroa’s Jesse Clarke, who last year became the youngest ever rider to complete the Red Bull Romaniacs extreme enduro!

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TEST: Husqvarna’s TC449 MX Husqvarna’s TC449 MXer is different. But that, reckon testers BT and Sam, is not necessarily a bad thing.

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TEST: Suzuki’s RMZ250 On-going refinement is making Suzuki’s RM-Z250 a better bike with every upgrade.

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TEST: GAS GAS XC300 Last month Steve Cardno introduced our latest long-termer, a Gas Gas XC300. This month Jock McLauchlan and Chris Birch put it to the test. KIWI RIDER

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Regulars road 11 road news

Including Triumph Classic Festival and the Tri Series at Wanganui.

46 Riding tips

First word Ross MacKay

With Philip McDaid. Ready for the journey.

47 moroney

What? It’s February already? Not quite but if you check the cover it does, indeed, say February on it – despite the fact that you either bought this issue or it was delivered to you by the postman, in January. That’s one of the publishing game’s time-honoured traditions ... one which when I tried to explain it to an exasperated reader just before Christmas, didn’t make much sense!

Power to the people

49 nash

Bugger the Manawatu

Classics

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Yamaha TZ 250 & 350

53 GASTROM RIDER The Billfish Café 55 Tech Talk Give me a brake! 59 Road products

See it, want it, must have it

regulars dirt 87 Dirt news

Including X-fighters expands in ‘13, all go for ’13 Yamaha adventure and coverage of the Awakaponga supercross.

105 dirt products

See it, want it, must have it

112 Chris Birch

Good to be home

113 KR Kids

Part two of our kids’ bike buyers guide.

115 Looking back

Five, ten and fifteen years ago

116 bike Mart

Bikes for sale and up-coming events

Contributions: Kiwi Rider welcomes editorial contributions from its readers. If you would like to write something up for KR e-mail a précis to the Editor at editor@kiwirider.co.nz. Electronic transmission of words (Microsoft word.doc) and pictures (hi-res jpgs) preferred. Advertising: Got a hot product or service and want some real bang for your advertising buck? KR offers a complete in-house advertising design and production service. To find out more talk to Pete (pete@kiwirider. co.nz) or Todd (todd@kiwirider.co.nz) Published BY: McStannic Publishing Ltd Postal Address: P.O. Box 299, Kumeu,

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KIWI RIDER

A snapshot of time and place

LIKE FASHION What it reflects though, is the ‘now’ of the game we are working/living in. And, don’t laugh, I’m not talking about websites or even Facebook, I’m talking about a magazine. Magazines are the ultimate ‘snapshot of time.’ Like fashion, they don’t have a particularly long shelf life (after all, there’s always another one coming along) but when you’re reading a current issue you know that you’ve got your finger on the pulse. Take this issue. Events-wise we’ve got coverage of both the Cemetery Circuit street racing meeting at Wanganui on Boxing Day and the Summercross motocross at Awakaponga in the Bay of Plenty from just before New Years. We’ve also got a ‘first ride’ impression of Husqvarna’s new TR650 Terra (the on/off-road version) and a full test report on the new Gas Gas XC300. As well as a whole host of other stories, tests and opinion pieces which anchor us to this particular time (the end of 2012 and beginning of 2013) and place (New Zealand).

Auckland Courier Address: 127 Moire Rd, West Harbour, Auckland. Phone: 09 416 5307 Fax: 09 416 5308 PUBLISHER: Pete McPhee Office: 09 416 5307 Email: pete@kiwirider.co.nz sales and Marketing Pete McPhee Office: 09 416 5307 or 0274 748 675 Email: pete@kiwirider.co.nz. Bike Mart Advertising: Todd Suther­land: 021 709 989. Executive Editor: Ross MacKay editor@kiwirider.co.nz. Design/LAYOUT: design@ kiwirider.co.nz or set.up@clear.net.nz. Cover design: Debbie Williams. Photographer: Geoff Osborne Ph 415 2555 ospics1@xtra.co.nz. REGULAR CONTRIBUTORS: Roger Moroney,

The ability of the mag to do this is brought home each and every month by the Looking Back column which Roger Moroney collates. For instance, it’s 10 years ago this month (Feb) that legendary British rider Sammy Miller was special guest at the annual Classic Fest, and 15 since Max Corkill, his partner Gaynor Martin and his beloved riding companion Rastus that cat were

“As well as a whole host of other stories, tests and opinion pieces which anchor us to this particular time (the end of 2012 and beginning of 2013) and place (New Zealand)’

killed in a tragic (and totally needless) road accident. Good news or bad, we’ve been providing monthly snapshots of the local and (where there’s a Kiwi involved) international motorcycle scene since 1984. Some things, technology in particular, have changed in absolutely quantum terms in that time. Others – like the plain, simple pleasure of digging the bike out of the shed and going for a ride – haven’t And it’s with that thought that I will leave you as I start thinking about what’s in the next issue as I put the finishing touches to this one…. ■

Andy McGechan, Mike Nash, Ben Townley, Josh Coppins, Michael Esdaile, Big Dave, Racing Dave and Dave Wyatt. on-line Editor: David Cohen Proofreading: Linda Glasswell Printers: PMP Maxum Distribution: Gordon & Gotch Ltd, McStannic Publishing Ltd. Opinions: Opinions expressed in Kiwi Rider are not necessarily those of the editor or publisher. While every effort is made to ensure accuracy, the publishers accept no liability for any error or omissions contained herein. Copyright: This magazine is copyright in its entirety. Material may not be printed without the written permission of the publishers.ISSN 1177-0023


Products / ROAD

NEO Targa Boots $149

Pirelli Night Dragon

Distributor: Forbes & Davies Ltd These new Targa boots from NEO represent excellent value for the budget conscious. The boot outer is constructed from Lorica, with reinforcements in the shin and ankle areas and a Reissa liner to keep your feet dry. Euro sizes range from 39 to 48, so there’s bound to be a size that fits you. A great looking and wellmade boot, you’ll find the new Targa at your local motorcycle apparel specialist.

Shark Openline Flip Front

Distributor: Nationwide Accessories 
 The Night Dragon’s shape and larger dimension provides increased durability and traction while the structure provides optimum pressure distribution and unmatched riding comfort and the tread pattern maximises the contact patch for fast warm up, quickly giving the rider confidence of stability and traction.

$359

Distributor: Northern Accessories Check out this amazing flip-front helmet from Shark. The Openline represents a true price breakthrough with a quality European flip front helmet with sun shield. Features include the integrated sunshield, Pinlock-ready 2.2mm ‘Total vision’ shield with double treatment, fully removable and washable inside paddings. Average weight size M: 1550g. Available in Prime Black or White.

Interphone Bluetooth® F5s-F5 Remote Control

Ventura Bike-Stand $253-$267

Manufacturer: Dold Industries Ltd When was the last time you wanted to check your oil or lube your chain but your bike had no centre stand? Or you tried to put your bike on a paddock stand to do this simple job (almost impossible on your own)?
The VENTURA Bike-Stand solves these problems and has many more uses. We make the VENTURA Bike-Stand in two sizes. 16, 17, 18 inch wheels, and 19, 20, 21 inch wheels. Whether you are riding a sports bike, tourer, Harley or motocross bike we’ve probably got a system that will suit you. www.dold. co.nz

$199

Distributor: Northern Accessories To provide maximum riding safety, the Interphone Remote Control F (compatible with the Interphone F5S-F5) has an innovative Bluetooth® remote control that mounts easily on any handlebar with a diameter of 20 to 32 mm. Thanks to its convenient joystick, you can easily access all Interphone F5S-F5 functions in complete safety, without taking your hands off the handlebar. The Remoee Control F is covered with an innovative soft-touch film, and the joystick is especially easy to use. This small powerhouse of technology, safety and functionality can easily be operated with any type of glove.

Ugly Fish RS404 Rocket sunglasses $99

Distributor: Forbes & Davies Designed with the slimmer face in mind, the all-new Rocket (RS404) boasts small flexible arms so it slides smoothly into tight helmets. The Rocket features a detachable foam insert, an adjustable elastic strap with t-clip for a more secure fit and a shatterproof, anti-fog coated polycarbonate lens. Available in gloss black frame with smoke or blue lens, and matt black frame with smoke or silver lens. See your local Ugly Fish stockist.

FFM Tourpro II

Special price, just $99 Distributor: Forbes & Davies Ltd A one off container load of FFM’s proven Tourpro II has just arrived in New Zealand, and is now available for a very limited time for just $99 RRP. There’s also a good range of spare visors available – clear, tint and silver, so no problems finding a replacement visor should you need one. Colours are Gloss Black, White and Matt Black, sizes XS to XXL. Grab one today, before they’re all gone.

Interphone Double Audio Bluetooth® Transmitter $89.90

Distributor: Northern Accessories BTSplitter is a Bluetooth® stereo transmitter that transmits music from your player, PC or other device wirelessly to your Bluetooth® stereo receiver. It is the perfect product for sharing music between a motorcycle rider and passenger wearing an Interphone F4S-F4 of F5S-F5 and has a built-in battery meaning it can be used for around nine hours after a full charge.

Bel-Ray Blue Tac Chain Lube

$16.95/175ml. $23.95/400ml. Distributor: Northern Accessories Bel-Ray® Blue Tac is the ultimate chain lubricant for all street, offroad and racing motorcycle chain applications including ‘O’ and ‘X’ ring units. Uniquely designed to resist fling-off even in high speed applications while providing outstanding chain and sprocket life by reducing wear. Contains anti-rust agents to protect chains even in wet conditions. Available in 175 or 400ml areosol cans.

Bagster Spider Tail Bag $259

Distributor: Forbes & Davies Contoured to fit perfectly to the look of your bike, Bagster’s Spider rear seat bag secures to the passenger seat of your motorbike via the universal mounting kit. With its expandable volume (up to 23L) the Spider has plenty of storage space and can easily accomodate a helmet. Available now where all good motorcycle luggage is sold. KIWI RIDER

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CBE Battery Charger Charger $149 lead $36.14

Dold Industries Ltd Don’t get caught this summer. The CBE fully automatic battery charger is the smartest out there. It is compact, versatile, excellent value for money and truly ‘smart.’ If you are looking to care for your automotive batteries in the most efficient way possible, look no further than this little baby. www.dold.co.nz

Carat Motard Wheels RRP $1,525 set

Distributor: Eurobike Wholesale New from Carat are these Italianmade sets of Motard wheels to suit Honda CRF, Yamaha YZF, Kawasaki KXF, Suzuki RM-Z, KTM EXC etc. These wheels bolt straight in using the original axles, spaces, discs, and sprockets and feature Takasago Excel rims, Carat forged hubs and six gauge spokes. Sizes are front 350 x 17, rear 500 x 17. Check them out at www. eurobike.co.nz

Ixon Copper Rock Mens Leather Jacket $499

Distributor: Northern Accessories This quality Ixon jacket is crafted out of 100% cow leather and comes complete with a removable winter lining, zipped vents on chest, snap on collar, cuffs, and bottom plus two external zipped pockets and two internal pockets. Size S – 4XL.

Sidi Road Technical Sox $30

Muc-Off Bug & Tar Remover $17

Distributor: Forbes & Davies Ltd Muc-Off Bug & Tar Remover is specifically formulated to remove bugs and tar quickly and safely from your bodywork. It’s also ideal for removing tree sap. It’s safe to use on paintwork, plastics, windscreens, wing mirrors and alloy wheels. With bugs aplenty and hot tarmac, this stuff is a must for summer. For more details on the Muc-Off Bike and Rider Care range, visit your local Muc-Off dealer.

Ixon Taiga Mens Textile Parka $399

Distributor: Northern Accessories The Taiga is a warm and functional parka which has a waterproof and breathable Drymesh insert, a fully removable Thermo-alu winter lining, big zipped vents front and rear, two zipped hand pockets, four internal pockets and one mobile pocket.

Distributor: Darbi Accessories These socks are made in Italy from Nostatex pure silver fabric which is antibacterial – it is effective against body odour – and is a good regulator of heat, increasing the circulation of the blood to oxygenate the cells and keeping the whole foot the same temperature. Good static dispersal and anti-stress effect also combats leg tiredness. Size: S/M (Eur 38 – 42) L/XL (Eur 43 – 46) Colour: Black/ Grey/White/Red Black/Grey/White/ Red

KBC VR Laguna II Helmet $199

Distributor: Nationwide Accessories This helmet has an advanced blend, thermal resin polycarbonate shell, ‘Perfect-Seal’ ratchet system, ‘onetouch’ shield release system, duallayer EPS with integrated ventilation channels, removable/washable liners and is ECE/DOT approved. Colours: White/Blue, White/Red, White/Black, White/Green. Sizes: SM/56 – XL/62

Dunlop D408F / D407 tyres From $249

Keiti Bobbin Bolts $19

Distributor: Nationwide Accessories Just the ticket for your road bike. Anodised alloy bobbin bolts. Available in 6mm, 8mm and 10mm. Colour: Blue, Black, Red, Silver, Yellow.

Distributor: Forbes & Davies Engineered in partnership with Harley-Davidson for select Softail and FL Touring bikes, the D408F is the front tyre which goes with the D407 rear. Combined the two tyres deliver strong, secure handling in all conditions allowing you to enjoy that uniquely relaxed Harley state of mind. Available in black sidewall, narrow white sidewall, and wide whitewall. See your authorised Dunlop road stockist for more details.

SENA SMH5-FM

Single $249 Dual $449 Distributor: Nationwide Accessories The SMH5-FM is a Bluetooth 3.0 stereo headset with Bluetooth intercom and built-in FM tuner designed specifically for motorcycles. With the SMH5-FM, you can call handsfree on your Bluetooth mobile phone, listen to stereo music or voice instructions of GPS navigations by Bluetooth wirelessly, and have two-way intercom conversations in full duplex with a passenger or other motorcycle riders. The openface helmet kit contains a boom microphone and the full-face helmet kit contains a wired microphone.

Kryptonite – New York Fahgettaboutit $199

Distributor: Nationwide Accessories This is a serious 18mm hardened MAX-Performance steel shackle which resists bolt cutters and leverage attacks and features double deadbolt locking for extensive holding power, a protective vinyl coating, sliding dustcover and three stainless steel keys – one complete with high intensity LED bulb & replaceable battery. KIWI RIDER

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NEO Sprint 2 Gloves $92

Distributor: Forbes & Davies This is a vented summer sport glove featuring leather and kevlar reinforced cordura, hard knuckle armour, reinforced palm, padding on the back of fingers and wrist, double stitching on critical areas, and adjustable velcro wrist closure. Available in black in sizes S to 4XL.

Ventura Bike-Pack System RST Ventilator III Textile Jacket $349

Distributor: Nationwide Accessories The Ventilator III provides the perfect combination for both summer and winter riding. Wear the fully armoured outer on its own if the heat is on, or add the inner HUMAX-Z lining to create a windproof/waterproof pairing if the weather turns. Then there’s the quilted lining to add to provide all the warmth an all year jacket requires. Sizes: 38 – 54 in black

From $179

IPONE Renovator Spray

Distributor: Forbes & Davies The X-ply Lasertec range features the latest in raw materials and compound technology applied to a legendary tread pattern design for superior safety and performance. See your Metzeler stockist for more details on the extensive size range and pricing.

Distributor: Nationwide Accessories This product makes dirty plastic, rubber and imitation leather look like new. Simply wash the machine and spray on the antistatic film to give a brilliant gloss. Ideal for all-terrain, cross, enduro, quad and other bikes.

Metzeler Lasertec tyres

750ml $25

Manufacturer: Dold Industries Ltd The Ventura Bike-Pack System is a great functional luggage rack and pack system that custom fits to your bike and can accept all the gear you will need. Easy to install, with lots of options, you can make it work for you as a single rider or with a pillion on board. Latest models available; TRIUMPH Bonneville 800 (01-06) Bonneville 865 (07-12) Thruxton 900 (04-12) Scrambler 900 (06-12)Triumph Bonneville America 800 (01-05) America 865 (06-12) Speedmaster 800 (02-04) Speedmaster 865 (05-12). DUCATI Monster 796, 696, 659 All Models (08-12) Monster 1100 (2009). SUZUKI GSX –R 600 L1-L2, GSX-R 750 L1-L2 (11-12). SUZUKI GSR 750 L1-L2 (11-12). KAWASAKI KLX 250S (LX250T) (08-12) Kawasaki Ninja 300 (EX300A) (2013) (pictured). BMW F650GS (08-12 F800GS (08-13). n

roadtec z8 interact™ wins motorcycle news

“tyre of the year” Following up on their “Best in test” result earlier in 2012, respected UK magazine Motorcycle News have now awarded the Roadtec Z8 Interact M/O their “Tyre of the Year”. Add this to the Motorrad Test Centre “Best Sport Touring Tyre in the wet” result and you can see why MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves said of the Roadtec Z8 Interact M/O: “It’s head and shoulders above other tyres in this most important genre”. Unlike the awards for Best Motorcycle in each type of market segment, the Best Tyre category offers just one overall winner, making this Sports Touring tyre’s accolade even more impressive. For more details on the award winning Roadtec Z8 Interact, visit your local Metzeler stockist. www.forbesanddavies.co.nz

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Products / DIRT

MX Pro KTM Folding Brake Lever $65

Log onto www.motoxparts.co.nz or 09 4822100 KTM rear brake lever pedals from MX Pro are made from one-piece forged 6061 colour aluminium, have a spring loaded flex-tip with sharp stainless steel studs and come complete with a Brake Snake, reducing the risk to you of getting something caught between the frame rail and brake pedal.

Genuine Innovations CO2 Puncture Repair Kit SIDI MX Technical Sox $30

Distributor: Darbi Accessories These socks are made in Italy from Nostatex pure silver fabric which is antibacterial – it is effective against body odour – and is a good regulator of heat, increasing the circulation of the blood to oxygenate the cells and keeping the whole foot the same temperature. Good static dispersal and anti-stress effect also combats leg tiredness. Size: S/M (Eur 38 – 42) L/XL (Eur 43 – 46) Colour: white/ grey/black/red white/grey/black/red.

Now from $39

Distributor: Forbes & Davies Genuine Innovations are world leaders in CO2 inflation and puncture repair kits. The Basic Kit is perfect for off-road and contains an easy to use Micro Flate CO2 inflator, three 16 gram threaded CO2 cartridges, tyre reamer tool, five plug sticks, tube and tyre patch assortment, and glue, all in a handy nylon zippered storage bag.

SIDI Lightweight Technical Sox $19.50

Shot Flexor Impact Jersey $59

Distributor: Nationwide Accessories Check out the features of this Shot riding jersey – anatomic design for maximum mobility, sublimation printing, vented panels and a short cuff. Sizes: SM-2XL. Colours: Black/Yellow/Green, White/Black, White/Blue, White/Red/ Blue, White/Red, White/Gold.

Shot Flexor Impact Pants $199

Distributor: Nationwide Accessories These riding pants are constructed from resistant Polyester 600 D with a pre-formed knee design and stretch Spandex in the crotch and rear knee and panels for optimal lightness and maximum mobility and sublimation printing to keep the graphics colourfast.
Sizes: 30-40. Colours: Black/ Yellow/Green, White/Black, White/Blue, White/Red/Blue, White/Red, White/ Gold.

661 Comp Pressure Suit

Usually $239rrp, just ask at your Dirt Guide Stockist and pay $159. Distributor: Northern Accessories These competition pressure suits feature lightweight ventilated EVA foam impact protection, articulating CE-certified Spine protection, plastic shoulder and elbow caps and adjustable straps. The compression fit aids in blood flow and muscle recovery while enhancing core cooling with its open weave stretch fabric construction.

661 Comp Boots Metzeler Karoo T From $159

Distributor: Forbes & Davies This new Karoo T is an on/off-road tyre which has been designed for high performance dual-sport bikes, with a slightly more road focus than the standard Karoo, while still being more aggressive than Metzeler’s Tourance range. The secret is in the larger size and reduced height of the knobs meaning better traction and improved high speed resistance and mileage. (See Geoff Osborne’s Product Evaluation elsewhere this issue).

Shot Flexor Impact Gloves $49

Distributor: Nationwide Accessories These gloves are based on a pre-formed anatomic design and constructed from Vented 3d Mesh, Spandex and Liteprene. They have a perforated suede palm with silicon printing for optimal grip and control and vented spandex finger gussets, Velcro adjustable wrist closure and soft rubber reinforced pads between palm and thumb. Sizes: SM-3XL. Colours: Black/ Yellow/Green, White/Black, White/Blue, White/Red/Blue, White/Red, White/ Gold

Made in Italy from Coolmax to keep your feet cooler for longer. Size: S/M (Eur 40 – 43) L/XL (Eur 44 – 46). Colours: Black/White.

Usually $395rrp, just ask at your Dirt Guide Stockist and pay $229. Distributor: Northern Accessories These boots feature a replaceable sole with steel shank, a durable, composite-reinforced heel plate, a sealed boot top with rubber gator offering a secure fit with strap and buckle ratchet system. Available in black or white.

Forma Adventure Boot From $410

Distributor: Forbes & Davies The dual-sport Forma Adventure is a supple full grain leather boot and has a Drytex waterproof lining, shin and ankle TPU moulded protectors, plastic gear pad protection, adjustable Velcro closure, replaceable and adjustable buckles, and an anti-slip rubber sole. These boots offer superb protection without sacrificing all-day comfort and flexibility. The Adventure Boot is available in Black or Brown in Euro sizing 41 to 47. See your Forma stockist for more details. KIWI RIDER 105


FFM MX630 S-Moto $199

HJC RPHAX helmet $599

AXO SOCKS

Std $29.95 Long $39.95 Distributor: Northern Accessories Check out these new AXO socks. This month we have featured four different designs with plenty more in store. Not just for dirt riding they make ideal presents plus they are a great idea if you live in a cold place just to wear around the house. Two choices of extra-long this year too!

Distributor: Darbi Accessories The RPHAX is HJC’s new super-light off-road helmet. With a shell (available in three sizes) which incorporates three different materials – carbon fibre, Aramid and fiberglass – to create a unique woven blend that is both remarkably strong and light (from 1100 gms). There are nine intake vents, six exhaust vents and a double layer liner for unmatched airflow to keep you cool.
The interior is made from removable and washable COOL4EVER™: a lightweight, moisture wicking, odour free and anti-bacterial soft feel material with Ginkgo extract which cools down faster than other fabrics.
Available in Airaid MC1 (red) and Silverbolt in blue or black.

Troy Lee Designs 13 Cyclops Jersey $59.95

Distributor: Northern Accessories Wear a Troy Lee Designs GP jersey with pride knowing that it has a new and improved nine panel construction race fit, is made of lightweight 100% breathable polyester with durable construction, has a ribbed stretch V-neck collar for comfort and an angled cuff design for greater roost protection and less material bunching.

Distributor: Forbes & Davies The MX630 S-Moto has been designed for Adventure and Supermoto riders – offering a quality helmet that defies its sub two hundred dollar price tag. Shell construction is Multi Poly Tech (MPT), while inside there is removable washable Coolmax® lining. Venting is taken care of via adjustable chinbar ventilation and quad rear exhaust vents. The visor features an anti-scratch coating, and replacement tinted visors are also available to buy. Meeting ECE22.05 assures premium safety for the MX630 S-Moto. Available in sizes XS to XXL in solid White, Titanium and Satin Black colours. Try one on at your local FFM stockist – you’re sure to be impressed by more than the price tag alone.

Troy Lee Designs 13 Cyclops Pants $179

Distributor: Northern Accessories These Troy Lee Design pants are constructed from a combination of lightweight 600 denier polyester for durability, have a cowhide leather inner knee patch for grip and heat resistance and two-way Spandex in the knee, calf, crotch and rear yoke provide added flexibility.

Dunlop D605 From $145

Shot Goggle Box/Carry Case $59

Distributor: Nationwide Accessories Keep your valuable goggles in tiptop condition with a Shot Goggle Box. Able to fit up to six pairs it has a thermo-compressed shell with a soft fabric inner lining and soft pouches to pack lens and tear offs (accessories not included).

Distributor: Forbes & Davies The Dunlop D605 is designed for 50/50 usage of road/off-road, making it an ideal choice for adventure riders and those who use their trail bike for commuting duties with the occasional off-road ride thrown in. Falling between Dunlop’s more road focused D607 and the more aggressive offroad D606, the D605 offers good road grip and wear, while coping well with dirt and gravel use. Available in a range of sizes to suit most small to mid-capacity trail bikes.

HJC FOSS MC5 (silver) $399

Distributor: Darbi Accessories This helmet has a fibreglass/Spectra/ Kevlar shell available in two sizes and boasts a one-touch buckle for easy helmet release, two-stage compression anti-fog visor closure system, and three adjustable front vents systems. There is also a removable breath guard and chin curtain to reduce visor fogging. Approved: Safety standard ECE22.05. Weight: 1450g. Sizes: XS to 2XL.

Pirelli Scorpion MX MidHard 554 from $97

Distributor: Nationwide Accessories Pirelli’s Scorpion MX mid-hard 554 has a tread pattern optimised for maximum grip on intermediate surfaces like grass or dry stone and on medium-hard terrain like compact dirt and stones. Special features include a dedicated compound for outstanding grip while sliding and a knob layout optimised for tear resistance. KIWI RIDER 107


Maxima Syn-Guard Chain Lube From $15

Muc-Off Silicon Shine AGV MTX Helmet $299

Distributor: Nationwide Accessories Description: AGV’s MTX off-road helmet features a painted HIR-TH (high resistant thermoplastic) resin shell, an IVS (Integrated Ventilation System), a removable and washable lining and double-D strap. Sizes: SM – 2XL in White/Blue/Red

$19

Distributor: Forbes & Davies Muc-Off Silicon Shine is a superior detailer, light lubricant and protectant in one convenient and easy to use spray. It is completely safe to use on paint, chrome, all metal parts, carbon fibre and all other composites and not only repels water but dries completely, leaving a protective, nonsticky and ultra-shiny layer. Available in 500ml can from your local Muc-Off stockist.

Distributor: Forbes & Davies Maxima Chain Guard is an advanced chain lubricant specifically formulated for today’s on and off road, high performance motorcycle chains. It contains special additives to prevent ‘fling-off’ and protect against rust & corrosion. Chain Guard is O-ring safe and makes an excellent lubricant for all motorcycle control cables. Grab a can in either 8oz or 20oz from your local Maxima stockist.

Maxima Racing Fork Fluid $32

Distributor: Forbes & Davies Maxima Racing Fork Fluid is designed to drastically reduce stiction and meet all front suspension needs on both standard & cartridge systems. This viscosity index over 190+ assures constant fork action over a wide temperature range and also contains seal conditioners and shear stable polymers for long life.

Sockmasters Thi Hi Moto Socks $42 .57

Shot Optimal Protection Belt

$79 (adult) $39 (kids)

Distributor: Nationwide Accessories These Optimal protection belts are crafted in vented Nylon and feature a dual-elastic fastening system.
Sizes: SM – LG in black or white

Pirelli MT 90 Distributor: Nationwide Accessories Accept any challenge with Pirelli’s MT 90 which has a tread pattern with big central knobs for straight riding stability and general V-shape orientation for high grip in traction and braking. Good wet/dry grip thanks to new silica-tread compound, offering both mileage and regular tread wear performance.

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ENDURO KTM Extreme Enduro Series Check out www.silver-bullet.co.nz for details 9 February - Round 3, Te Puke Endurocross, Te Puke A&P Show 30/31 March - Round 4, No Way in Hell Extreme Enduro, Oparau

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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 JANUARY - 11/13, BRONZ Wonder (2nd) Rally, at Waiau, North Caterbury. R18. Live music,food stalls etc. Prepaid $25, $30 at the gate. Entries to P O Box 7462, Sydenham, Christchurch 5240 - 19, Peninsula Poker Run, all bikes and classic cars, registration at Mercury Bay Bowling Club, Whitianga, by 12.30pm, entry $20. Contact Dave 0272798276. Camping available. FEBRUARY - 1/2, BRONZ Vincent County Rally, at

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Sign-on from 8am. Track opens 9am. Last rider thru the gate 2.30pm. Where: Jubilee Road, Marua, Whangarei, Signposted from SH1 Hikurangi turnoff and SH1 Opuawhanga/Whananaki North turn-off Cost (includes lunch): $30 Adult. $20 Junior (16 and under). $10 Kids’ Mini Track. ~ 30km + loop. Farmland / bush tracks. ~ Quad bike friendly. No pillion passengers. ~ Hot food and cold drinks available. Scott & Suzanne Johnson (09) 433-7210 marua.trail.ride@gmail.com Come along and enjoy the day.

Ph 09 377 25 25. 102 Newton Rd, Ruru St, Eden Eden17 Terrace, Auckland 1010 Terrace, Auckland www.gogogear.co.nzPh 09 377 25 25 Wholesale inquiries welcome

info@scooteremotion.co.nz

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

Panel screws Nylon washers

Distributed by Eurobike Wholesale.

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Another brilliant excuse for a ride

Visit Fiordland & Lake Manapouri

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!

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.

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

98-09 K1200GT, RS, R1150, K1300GT

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

$275

1198, 1098/848, 748/998, 750S, 800SS 1998-2010 ZX9, ZZR11/12, ZX6R, 12R, ZX636 02-05, ZX14, GPX, Hayabusa ZX10R RF900/6/4, GS1200, SV650/1000, Katana, GSX750 F Sprint ST, RS, T595, T955, Trophy, Thruxton, 675 R1 98-08, R6, YZF1000, FJR1300, MT-01, FJ1200

Risers from $275

Custom sports trikes Created individually

Clip-ons from $385

Adjustable rear sets from $650

Crash protection from $199

F1E MotorcyclE Works 35 te Puroa rd Ngaruawahia (3km from sH1) Ph 07 824 9433 Steve 027 543Vickery 3960 Steve@rapidartnz.com • www.rapidartnz.com 2/59 Street, Te Rapa, Hamilton 124 KIWI RIDER

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


BIKES FOR SALE

Suspension & Tuning • Maintenance & Servicing • Engine Rebuilds • Race Preparation • Full or part restorations • Suspension upgrades • Ducati trained – belt or bevel • All bikes welcome

New bikes Yamaha YZ125 2012 . . . . . . . SAVE $750 now $9999 Yamaha WR450F 2012 . . . . . . SAVE $700 now $14999 Yamaha YZ450F New . . . . .SAVE $1000 now $12799 Yamaha WR450F 2010 . . . . .SAVE $2700 now $11999 Yamaha WR250F 2010 . . . . .SAVE $2000 now $11499 Yamaha YZ250F 2012 . . . . . .SAVE $1000 now $12299 Yamaha YFM450 FA 2012 demo . . . . . . . . . . . . $14299 Yamaha YFM700 Grizzly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $17299 Yamaha YXR700 Rhino . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $24549 Yamaha YZ85 new . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . from $6439 Yamaha TTR110 new . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4289 Yamaha YFM90R . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4079 Yamaha AG100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4299 Yamaha AG200 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6349 Yamaha YFM450 4x4 Grizzly . . . . . . . . . . . from $14999 Yamaha YFM350 Grizzly . . . . . . . . . . . . . from $10199 Yamaha YFM550 Grizzly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $16990 Yamaha TTR125 new SW . . . . . . . . . . . . . from $5299 Yamaha PW80 new . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2349

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KLF185, 1986, (MP) KLF300, 1986-2005, (MP) KLX110, 2007, (MP) KLX650, 1993, (MP) KVF650, 2002, RED, (NM) KX125, 1984-2001, (MP) Kazuma/Marshin ATV110 Oryx Mammoth & Cheetah MH200 Cheetah, (MP) ZD200 Cheetah, (MP) ZD90 Mammoth, (MP) SUZUKI DF125, 1982-87, (MP) DR200, 1985-2005, (MP) DRZ250, Djebel, 1996

Free pick up & drop off in Auckland region

• Cylinder Resleeving • Cylinder Reboring • Shock Rebuilds • All Head Work • Crank & Engine Rebuilds for all jet skis • Gear Dogs Build Up & Undercutting

XT225, (MP) XT550, 1983, (MP) YFM225, 1989, (NM & R) YFM350, 4X4, 87-98, (R & MP) YFM400FA, 2000-02, (MP) YZ80BW, 1993, (NM) YZ250F, 2001-06, (MP) Z450F, 2003, (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.

Mob 0274 540 073 a/h 06 278 5938 baileymotorcycles@xtra.co.nz

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EnginEEring SErvicES

DS80, (MP) LT50, (MP) LT185, 1983, (MP) LTF250 4X4, 87-2005, (MP & R) LTF400 Eiger, 2002-06, (MP) RM80, 1985, (MP) RMX250, 1989-95, (MP) SJ50, 2002, (R) TF185, (MP) YAMAHA AG175, 1975-95, (MP) DT175, 1977-95, (MP) IT200, 1984-85, (MP) TT225, 1986, (MP) TT350, 1987-90, (MP) WR250, 1991, (MP)

309 South Rd, haweRa Ph 06 278 4726

Phone Aden on 0274 133 144 or (09) 817 5626

Boss

Yamaha PW50 new . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1939 Yamaha TTR50E new . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2199 Yamaha TTR230 new . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . from $6999 GasGas EC300 2012 . E/start SAVE $960 now $11990 GasGas EC200 new 2009 . . . SAVE $3000 now $8495 used bikes Yamaha AG100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1795 YamahaYFM400FA 4x4 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3695 Yamaha WR450F 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7895 Yamaha YZ250F 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8995 Yamaha YZ125 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8495 Yamaha YZ450F 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4995 Yamaha AG200 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1250 GasGas FSE400 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2595 Honda CRF450X 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3995 Kawasaki KX85 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1995 Kawasaki KLF300B 4x2 1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1395 Suzuki LTF400 4x2 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3495 Suzuki DRZ400 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4595

Dismantling Motorcycles for over 25 years

Yamaha 250 Virago – wrecking only

GPZ1100 – wrecking only

GSX250F – wrecking only

JR50 – wrecking only

ALSO WRECKING: RM 80 • GN250 GSXF250 • LTF300 03 • LT50 • JR50 • XR200 • AN125 • LTA500 92 • YFM250 Timberwolf • 250 Viargo • FZR2502KR 90 • KLM125 2000 • GPZ1100 • YFM450 Kodiak • GSX250F • GSX-R750 04 • VS 700 intruder • Polaris 420 Magnum • Polaris 500 • Suzuki AN125 • 91 ZZR400 • Yamaha MT01 • Kawasaki ZZR1100 • TRX350 05 • 1986 GSXR750 • 1988 Suzuki GSX-R1100 • 1997 Honda XR70 • TRX 500 auto • CG110 • Suzuki DRZ125 • 01 YZ125 Suzuki LS • 650 Savage 2005 • Honda XR250 1992 • CR25095 • CR80 02

196 Taupo Quay, Wanganui, New Zealand Phone: (06) 348 9516 Fax: (06) 348 9517 Email: bossengservices@xtra.co.nz KIWI RIDER 125


BIKE BUSTERS

Action/Atomic Bike Wreckers

MOTORCYCLE WRECKERS

USED PARTS FOR FARM and ROAD 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

seCOnd hand parts WOFs Cable repairs

Bikes wanted

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

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

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

Cars and bikes Vintage/Classic/Modern Competition Wheels Rim Drilling Custom Made Spokes Wheel building & Truing Complete Wheel Restoration

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

ECONOHONDA

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Honda Motorcycle Spares Our Speciality – NZ’s largest selection of new and used parts MALCOLM KIRKBY

21 Kenrick St, Te Aroha PH 07 884 8810

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Fax 07 884 8890 parts@econohonda.com www.econohonda.co.nz

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SERVICES

Sound, looks and performance from the original

Motorcycle Exhaust

Your ad could be here!!! Services ads from a trifling $45 Contact Todd 416 5307

Specialists

For Motards, Sportsbikes, Race bikes, Buckets, Scooters ANYTHING

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

0220 645418

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

www.MotorcycleExhausts.co.nz ReboRing, Head woRk Honing, ReSleeving

alloy welding • Cylinder head reconstruction & porting engine Specialties ltd 96 Hillside Road, Glenfield 0627 engspec@clear.net.nz Phone: (09) 489 4806

PiT TenTS

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.

0800 P i t T e n t s .com 7 4 8

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www.motorcyclegear.co.nz online & ReTail SaleS for all your motorcycle needs

6 8 7.

Moving to new premises at 4/6 westgate drive

53 Grove Road, Blenheim. Ph 03 579 2500 Mob 027 230 3151 montesa@trialsnz.co.nz www.trialsnz.com

(Behind the Westgate Mega Centre)

Phone Sam 09 818 4287 opening Sale & baRby october 27th 9am

Agents for GasGas Husqvarna Scorpa Montesa Aeon Cam-Am

NZ’s only full time trials shop

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

sidecars NZ off road suspension service and tuning. Race Tech Service Centre. Race Tech gold valves, springs & parts. Hi performance Synergy Seals.

Ph 09 832 0153

greg@proride.co.nz www.proride.co.nz

We supply and service Sidecars, Trailers and Ural sidecar motorcycles 52 Chelmsford street RD 1, Katikati. Call for details: 07 549 4438 Fax 07 5494431 • E:mail redtriangle@eol.co.nz • www.sidecarsnz.com

MOTORCYCLE disManTLERs

Motorcycle Exhausts

Triumph and Boulevard custom builts a speciality Buckets n bits www.bucketsnbits.co.nz

WHEEL & sPOKE sERViCEs ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛

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

Ph Tom Morriss 021 313 136 • 09 576 0312 thomas@nznet.gen.nz www.wheelandspoke.co.nz

Agents for Scorpion, Arrow

Custom Chambers

30A Kerwyn Ave, East Tamaki. Ph 09 2741155 www.customchambers.co.nz

$ Cash Paid $

Leather bike jackets & pants 257 Onehunga Mall rd auckland ph 09 636 5296

BUY

ph 09 636 5296

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