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REGULARS ROAD

TEST: SUZUKI GSX-R600 – 20

Road news................................11

Suzuki chose Darwin’s far-off Hidden Valley motor

Moroney.................................... 49 Screen gems

racing circuit for the Down Under launch of its new GSX-R600/750 models. BikeMart man Todd Sutherland has the story. TEST: TRIUMPH AMERICA – 27 The cruiser-style America is not only one of New Zealand’s most popular Bonneville models, it’s also one of the bestselling Triumphs per se. KR editor Ross MacKay attempts to explain why. TEST: HONDA CBR250R – 33 After years of adding cylinders in search of revs and thus horsepower Honda has gone back to square one to create what could well be its best ever 250cc road bike. RIDDEN: DUCATI HYPERMOTARD – 39 Ducati’s Hypermotard 1100 EVO SP has got to be one

BRONZ.......................................... 52 Dumbing down our roads...........52 CLASSICS..................................... 55 Honda CB1100R GASTROM RIDER........................ 59 Next Door, Mt Eden RIDING TIPS................................. 60 Risk management

ROAD PRODUCTS.......................71 See it, want it, must have it

available. Or so former Dirt Editor Ollie Sharp reckons after

Dirt news..................................81

riding fellow dirt digger Shayne King’s example.

DIRT PRODUCTS ......................101

FEATURE: BOULEVARD RALLY – 42

Dirt Competition..................107 Need it, want it, must have it

FEATURE: HIGH KM HYOSUNG – 62 If you are thinking that 134K sounds like a lot for any motorcycle, you’d be correct. But we are not talking about dollars. Rather, it’s the kilometres that have rolled under the wheels of one man’s Hyosung GT250. ROAD COMP: INSIDE SWC – 66 Aprilia has worked very hard to improve on its 2010 Superbike World Championship winner and has again produced the fastest bike in the field. But blunders by seasoned champion Max Biaggi have blighted their early chances of success, as Michael Esdaile reports…

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road competition................. 66 Inside SWC

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saddled up an M109R so that he could file this report.

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NASH..............................................51 The more petrol you use

of meanest, trickest, funnest two-wheelers currently

This year’s Boulevard Rally was another cracker. Big Dave

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CHRIS BIRCH...............................113 Rocks, rocks & more rocks BT..................................................114 Catch-up time Coppins......................................115 The ‘X’ factor HANDY ANDY.............................117 ‘Winners don’t quit…’ cOURTNEY DUNCAN................129 Junior MX

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LOOKING BACK.........................130 It was five, ten and fifteen years ago today! Bike Mart.................................131

TEST: ENDURO COMPARO – 88 A clan gathering at Oparau for the No Way In Hell extreme enduro provided KR tester Brenton May with the opportunity to ride six different medium capacity enduro/ cross-country bikes. Here’s how he found ‘em! DIRT COMPETITION: JNR MX CHAMPS – 107 Riders from the South Island claimed the lion’s share of the titles and trophies at this year’s Leatt/Fox brigade NZ Jnr MX Champs. Andy McGechan has the story. ADVENTURE: CLARENCE RIVER.– 118 The Clarence Reserve (inland from Kaikoura) provides one of New Zealand’s most majestic – not to mention challenging – Adventure Riding experiences. ADVENTURE: INLAND KAIKOUR

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)

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1 RST 1-Piece Waterproof Suit $99 Distributor: Nationwide Accessories

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The RST Waterproof suit is a great value for money approach to the problem of what to carry in the backpack on days when the weather is unsettled. The fit is generous enough to fit over leather or textile suits or jackets and jeans without race humps. 3M Scotchlite reflective panels on the arms, back and legs mean added safety when those dark nights approach. Fluorescent yellow version for those requiring high visibility. Sizes: SM/40-3XL/50 in fluorescent yellow, black/silver.

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2 RST Paragon 2 Textile Jacket $349 Distributor: Nationwide Accessories

600D Polyester ‘Maxtex’ and 1680D Ballistic Nylon outer shell / Texland ‘Humax Z’ waterproof and breathable membrane / Detachable quilted lining / RST ‘Contour’ plus CE approved back protector and shoulder, elbow and knee armour / Removable zipped face mask / Adjustable waistband and arm adjusters / Front storm flap with waterproof zip / Scotchlite panels and piping / Max zips used throughout including full 360 connection / Two Large front pockets and one rear / Zipped intake and exhaust vents. Sizes: SM-3XL in fluorescent yellow.

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3 HJC FG15 HELMET $499 Distributor: Darbi Accessories

New 2011 graphics for our popular mid range helmet. It is made from fiberglass composite weave for extra strength. HJC have used their wind tunnel laboratory to design it aerodynamically. The liner is removable and washable. Comes standard with Pinlock prepared visor for fog free vision. Ventilation keeps you cool in the summer. MICHELIN COMMANDER Distributor: Northern Accessories 4

The Commander combines classic good looks and highway comfort for your Harley Davidson, Yamaha Star, Kawasaki Vulcan, Honda Shadow, Suzuki Intruder or other cruiser. Michelin understand that cruiser riders are as individualistic as their bikes so they developed the Commander to suit this independent attitude. Commanders perform well on New Zealand roads and in all weather conditions. They offer sensational grip on wet or dry pavement, thanks to rubber compounds using the latest generation of Michelin synthetic polymers. Confidence-inspiring handling results from Kevlar belts under the rear tread that stabilise the contact patch, along with rayon carcass plies for exceptional ride comfort. Impressive durability from specific front

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7 and rear rubber. Compounds that were developed for long tread life. 5 THH T70 Shorty $60 Distributor: Northern Accessories

A no nonsense helmet to keep the cops happy but give the rider the maximum in freedom. Features include: ABS shell; lightweight; AS1698 approved and Double D retention system with end strap clip. Available in gloss black in sizes M to 2XL. 6 Airoh Speed Fire $199 Distributor: Forbes & Davies

Think you can’t get an Italian made full face helmet for under $200? Well, have a look at this. These entry level helmets defy their price tag with those familiar quality Airoh features including removable washable liner and cheek pads, lightweight polycarbonate shell, anti-scratch visor,

adjustable intake vents, and micrometric retention system. If you’re after a helmet with ECE22.05 safety, great fit and finish, that won’t break the bank, then check out the Speed Fire. 7 Muc-Off Race Kit $65 Distributor: Forbes & Davies

Wash, protect and shine with Muc-Off’s Race Kit. The kit contains a 1L bottle of Bike Cleaner, along with a large microcell sponge and detailing brush to easily remove all that hard-to-shift dirt and grime. With the cleaning out of the way, the 500ml can of Bike Spray will preserve, protect and freshen your bike, driving out moisture and leaving a sparkling non-sticky protective layer on surfaces. Keep your pride and joy in showroom condition this winter, and grab one of these cleaning kits from your nearest Muc-Off stockist today! KIWI RIDER 73


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SPIDI VOYAGER H2 JACKET $795 Distributed by Eurobike Wholesale

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Want to be seen while riding? Spidi introduce the Voyager H2 H2Out jacket made from CE En471 certified high visibility material. Featuring H2Out waterproof, breathable membrane, removable insulation liner, CE Force Tech protection with the option to add a back or chest protector, Ergofit fitting system, four waterproof pockets. Be safe. Be seen! Also available in black. www. eurobike.co.nz 2 SPIDI VENTURE JACKET $795 Distributed by Eurobike Wholesale

A three layer jacket incorporating the best Spidi has to offer. External shell: Tenax Polymide with Tenax Flex stretch areas. CE Force Tech protection with the optional to add a back or chest protector. Numerous dynamic vents, reflex areas for night riding, 5 pockets. Second layer: A light H2Out removable jacket. Third layer: Insulating liner with aluminium inserts for extra warmth. Available in grey and anthracite, the venture also comes in a ladies version. www.eurobike.co.nz 3 NWA Winter Leather Gloves $59 Distributor: Nationwide Accessories

Made out of 100% leather / Polyester lining at back / Rubber padding at knuckles for protection / Extra leather palm at front. Sizes: XS – 4XL Colour: Black

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NWA Winter Cordura Gloves $49 Distributor: Nationwide Accessories 4

Made out of polyester fabric with extra leather palm, hipora liner, 70gm Thinsulate \ Leather stretch at knuckles / Polyester lining \ Adjustable Velcro strap at front. Sizes: XS – 4XL. Colour: Black. Forma Freccia Dry Boots From $399 Distributor: Forbes & Davies

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The all-new Freccia Dry sport road boot features a microfibre outer, ankle support system, injection moulded plastic protections, air ventilation pockets, soft polymer padding, and has the Forma Drytex waterproof and breathable lining – making these a great year-round riding boot. Available in Euro sizes 42 to 48 in black. For more details head to your local Forma stockist. Genuine Innovations “Sport” Pump $39 Distributor: Forbes & Davies 6

Correct tyre inflation is critical to handling, stability and tyre wear. To get the right pressures you need to check your tyres before heading out on your ride i.e. while they are cold. With its ergonomic durable composite handle, reinforced composite barrel and base, larger barrel diameter to

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achieve higher volume quickly and a lower gauge mounted system for easy, accurate reading, the light weight “Sport” foot pump is a handy addition to any garage or shed, providing simple pressure checks and tyre inflation. 7 Metzeler ME880 Marathon From $185 Distributor: Forbes & Davies

The ME880 Marathon range of tyres is specifically designed to meet the needs of heavyweight cruisers, custom bikes, and long distance tourers. The machine-specific carcass construction of the ME880 provides exceptional riding comfort and stability, even under heavy loads. An optimised tread pattern design with offset central grooves, gives extended mileage, and combined with the high Silica compound offers improved grip in all riding conditions. The ME880’s tyre contour has been engineered so when fitted as a matched set, delivers predictable,

progressive and more nimble handling behaviour. The ME880 Marathon is available in both radial and bias ply fitments, in black sidewall, narrow white sidewall, and wide white sidewall. With the biggest range of sizes on the market, there’s sure to be a set for your cruiser or tourer. 8 Oxford Bone Dry Winter Gloves $60 Distributor: Northern Accessories

A tough layer of Oxford Aquaprotex material provides outstanding knuckle protection. Hard wearing leather palm means superior grip and durability. Elasticated adjustable wrist section stops water running down your arms and into your Oxford BoneDry gloves. Visor wipe system, clear rain drops from your visor instantly using the unique suede section. Tough outer layer, waterproof middle layer and soft comfortable inner layer. Sizes from XS to 2XL. KIWI RIDER 75


These are second generation graphics for HJC’s headline grabbing R-PHA-10. With Ben Spies racing in it in MotoGP this helmet has been lauded for its lightness and aerodynamic stability. This is the result of the PIM construction – a pre-impregnated fiberglass weave that increases the strength of the helmet while making it lighter. Wind tunnel development has refined the helmet in all conditions and the interior has an anti bacterial removable lining to keep you cool.

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2 HJC FS-11 Air Pump HELMET $549 plain, $599 graphics. Distributor: Darbi Accessories

HJC’s new Air Pump System provides a custom fit by surrounding the head and cheek with a form-fitting air chamber. Inflating the chamber causes the helmet to form to the exact shape of the head and face. The system meets high specifications, offering better safety, improved comfort, and a noise reduction at high speed, without disturbing the helmet ventilation. The one-touch integrated sun visor system eliminates the need for sunglasses or tinted visors and the Pinlock system gives you a fog-free environment. Made from advanced fibreglass composite weave to increase strength and impact resistance.  The Silver Cool plus lining wicks away the sweat and is removable and washable. Comes in black and two graphic options.

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THH T380 Open Face $70 Distributor: Northern Accessories

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The THH T380 features include a forehead peak visor with a thick rubbed edge bead, adjustable forehead venting, multiple shell sizes available for better fit, lightweight thermoplastic alloy shell and DOT approved. Complete with optional peak. Available in matt and gloss black in sizes XS to 2XL. 4 Dunlop Sportmax Q2 From $279 Distributor: Forbes & Davies

The Sportmax Q2 draws upon Dunlop’s most sophisticated technology and construction advances, gleaned from their worldwide race programme. The Sportmax Q2 features Dunlop’s Intuitive Response Profile (IRP) – a radical new tyre profile that provides amazingly linear steering and puts down a bigger footprint allowing greater lean angles and higher corner speeds. Add Dunlop’s advanced Multi-Tread (MT) technology and you have a street tyre that combines the benefits of a tough, longwearing center compound for increased mileage with a special lateral grip compound on each shoulder for superior cornering traction. These key race-tested advancements add up to a vastly superior street-going tyre that is equally at home on the track.

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With the race proven, technologically advanced formula of Maxima, there is simply no better choice for High Performance and Protection. Case in point is their 100% synthetic Maxum4 Extra engine oil. By using today’s most advanced additive systems and high-performance synthetic ester based stocks, Maxima have engineered what they believe to be the finest 4-stroke motorcycle specific oil available on the market today. The very latest shear stable polymer systems have been used to assure viscosity stability and virtually eliminate transmission “shear-down” of the oil. Other benefits include smoother gear shifting, extended drain intervals, and improved fuel economy. Maxum4 Extra comes in 1L and 3.8L pack. 6 Oxford Bone Dry Over Jacket and trousers Jacket: $80. Pants $60. Distributor: Northern Accessories

Oxford BoneDry gets it name from using top notch waterproof materials which are

joined using taped seams. They are fully lined to ensure that they are easy to pull over motorcycle clothing. The materials are tough yet lightweight, making them easy to fold up small and store under the seat. The grey styling panels work with the reflective piping to make the rider more visible. Sizes: S to 2XL. 7 NEO Drift Jacket $345 Distributor: Forbes & Davies

Part of NEO’s next generation textile jacket range, the Drift combines classic styling with the latest materials. Features Cordura 600D with 1680D Nylon Matt construction plus leather reinforced shoulders, chest and arms. Waterproof and breathable, the Drift has a removable thermal lining, CE elbow and shoulder protectors, Dual Storm Flaps on YKK zippers, Air Vent System, velcro cuff closure, sleeve tension control, adjustable waist belt, plenty of pockets, and 3M Scotchlite reflective piping. Available in traditional black in a wide range of sizes from S up to 7XL. KR KIWI RIDER 77


1 SHOT Contact Rush Pants $169 Distributor: Nationwide Accessories

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Anatomic cut for maximum mobility / Polyester 600 D offering comfort and resistance / Pre-formed knee with expansion panel / Inner knee reinforced in Kevlar BALLISTIC / High wear area reinforced with KODRA 500 D / Lower back structure for increased support / Rear, crotch and knee area in stretch Spandex for maximum mobility / Sublimation printing won’t fade / Micrometric adjustable fastener / TPR finished SHOT patches. Colours: black/gold, white/red, white/blue. Sizes: 28-38.

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2 SHOT Contact Rush Jersey $64 Distributor: Nationwide Accessories

Anatomic design for maximum mobility / Sublimation printing / 180 gr micro-mesh polyester material / Short cuff design / Neck features TPR logo signature. Colours: black/gold, white/red, white/blue. Sizes: SM/08 – 2XL/12 3 SHOT Contact Rush Gloves $49 Distributor: Nationwide Accessories

Nylon super-mesh and neoprene construction / Anatomic palm design in Clarino / Lycra finger gussets / Thumb designs with expansion panels / Lycra finger inserts / Soft rubber reinforced pads in palm and thumb / Velcro adjustable wrist closure / Sublimated spandex for detailed finish / Silicone finger tips for better / TPR finished patches. Colours: black/gold, white/red, white/blue. Sizes: SM/08 – 2XL/12.

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Bel-Ray HVI Racing Suspension Fluid $40/L Distributor: Northern Accessories 4

Bel-Ray® HVI Racing Suspension Fluid is formulated specifically for use in gas pressurized shocks. Formula fortified with Extreme Pressure additives to reduce component wear in all highly loaded racing applications. This high Viscosity Index oil provides all racing shocks with precise and consistent viscosity control while ensuring maximum wear protection. For use in shocks only. SAE Grades: 3W, 5W, 10W MICHELIN STARCROSS MS3 Distributor: Northern Accessories

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Favoured by MXGP riders on softer terrain, the Starcross MS3 won the MX2 World Championship four years running and is perfect for local New Zealand conditions. MS (Medium/Soft) is an excellent choice for loamy conditions with excellent hook up and handling. A preferred choice of many top MXers due to its stability in the corners and sure-footed braking characteristics. Excellent mud clearing capabilities give positive drive and traction out of the

curves under power. The Starcross MS3 delivers the best traction of all Michelin tyres on loose dirt, thanks to its widely spaced knobs. The front Starcross MS3 excels in steering precision and braking performance. Available in all popular sizes including junior. 6 Muc-Off Bike Spray $20/500ml Distributor: Forbes & Davies

Protect your bike with Muc-Off Bike Spray’s incredible water dispersing action! Bike Spray has a high oil content so it’s a perfect after-clean corrosion inhibitor which can also penetrate seized parts. It drives out moisture and leaves a sparkling non-sticky protective layer on frame, drive chain, metal parts, plastics, rubber and paint. It also contains PTFE which helps to prevent dirt adhesion between washes

and reduce future maintenance time. Bike Spray protects, preserves and freshens your bike! 7 Dunlop D606 From $175 Distributor: Forbes & Davies

The D606 has been designed to be streetlegal, but with an emphasis on aggressive off-road riding and great durability. A full depth tread pattern designed for rigorous off-road use yields excellent traction on a range of surfaces, while at the same time the D606’s compound is engineered for good durability and grip on the tarmac. This tyre is perfect for those who do the odd road section on their trail bikes, but don’t won’t to sacrifice traction once they get to their preferred dirt trails. For full size range and pricing, see your Dunlop stockist. KIWI RIDER 101


CZ 520 RD Slotted Cleaning Chain $78 Contact www.motoxparts. co.nz or 09 4822100

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It is about time we had a chain that can help keep itself clean, we have had sprockets with cleaning grooves for years but not a chain, now we do thanks to CZ chains.This CZ 520 RD Professional chain is a very special design which uses an oval-shaped plate with a hole in the middle especially designed for muddy or sandy terrain. The cleaning holes are designed for removal from the area of the sprocket tooth and minimizes wear on the sprocket teeth and will also help the sprocket teeth from breaking if something gets between them in rough riding conditions. CZ ranks among the best chain manufacturers in the world supplying Europe’s largest OEM motorcycle manufacturers – BMW, Beta, KTM, Husqvarna – and used by MX world title racers Ben Townley, Steve Ramon, Grant Langston, Tyla Rattray, Factory KTM MX and enduro teams.

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ARTRAX Mudtrax ATV Tyre Distributor: Nationwide Accessories

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The Artrax Mudtrax is a super tough 4 ply rated ATV/Quad tyre. It features aggressive tread configuration to maximize both steering grip and drive traction.

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3 HJC CL-MX HELMET $159 Distributor: Darbi Accessories

The CLMX is constructed of a lightweight thermoplastic alloy shell. It comes with removable and washable Bio-Ceramic Nylex interior. The large eye port and peak design gives maximum visibility. The chin strap is double D-Ring retention. Comes in sizes XS to 2XL. The 2011 graphic is called Loca and is available in pink, red, blue, yellow, green, silver. 4 THH TX-24 Helmet $159 Distributor: Northern Accessories

The TX24 offers outstanding quality and design at a value that everyone can afford. This Composite ABS model offers a great amount of protection and style plus fantastic graphic choices. Features: 10 external vents; vent channels in the shell help remove moisture and heat and the top vents open and close; fully removable liner; D-Ring fastening; removable mouthpiece for easy cleaning; comfort liner offers superior fit and moisture control. Meets DOT/ECE standards. Sizes XS-XXL. Available in four cool graphics (Temptress pictured). Originally $199 in The Dirt Guide, Kiwi Rider special price now just $159. 5 FM Motopro 3 $164 Distributor: Forbes & Davies

The Motopro 3 features a new poly­ carbonate injected shell, designed

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Introducing the RS-4 Exhaust Systems for the 2010 Honda CRF250R with fuel injection. Our engineers developed the CRF250R exhaust using experience gained developing the system for the CRF450R exhaust and it works brilliantly. The RS-4 is a pentagonal shaped muffler that features a carbon fibre cone end cap, two staged

stepped baffle and striking good looks. The RS-4 muffler features a new front cap design that functions as a polyresonant chamber. This design makes for a quieter muffler with improved mid to top end power. Full stainless systems for both the 250 and 450 are available at $999rrp and slip ons at $779rrp. Match it up with a Yoshimura Peripheral Interface Module (PIM) for your Honda at $689rrp. 7 Maxima Formula K2 $44/L Distributor: Forbes & Davies

Formula K2 is a 100% synthetic, polyol ester based high-performance pre-mix 2-cycle lubricant. High film strength provides superior protection for pistons, cylinder walls, cranks and bearings. Advanced additive system eliminates ring sticking, reduces carbon build-up, prevents rust and oxidation and minimises power valve maintenance. Suitable for all forms of competition and safe to use with pump or race fuels. KIWI RIDER 103


Pirelli Scorpion MX Mid Soft 32 Mud Distributor: Nationwide Accessories 1

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The Scorpion MX Mid-Soft 32 Mud is Pirelli’s innovation for Professional MX applications. With its alternated paddle-like central knobs the Mud represents a great alternative to the Soft 410, when the terrain meets the target characteristics.

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2 Pit Posse 15 in 1 Tool $22 www.motoxparts.co.nz or 09 4822100

Don’t get stuck out on a ride without this one tool to get you going and keep you going. No more bulky tools the 15 in 1 tool will do most jobs on the fly whether you have a broken lever to change, loose gear lever, loose bolts, broken or loose helmet peak. Comes with a carry pouch that loops around a belt, handlebars etc. Tools include straight drive, philips drive, allen keys, open spanner or 8, 10, 12mm sockets. This tool has all that is needed for most fixes. 3 Motoxparts Top End Rebuild Kits From $110 www. motoxparts.co.nz or 09 4822100

Motoxparts complete top end engine kits are offered for nearly every popular application in the dirt bike market. These kits contain everything you need to complete your top end rebuild the right way, the first time. Choose from forged or standard replacement piston kits with a complete top end gasket set to suit your model. Motoxparts easy one stop engine shop no waiting around for different parts to show up from different suppliers get the right parts all at once so you get you ride going faster all at the right price, in stock now for KTM, Yamaha, Suzuki, Honda and Kawasaki. 4 Bel-Ray Blue Tac Chain Lube $17/175 ml, $24/400 ml can Distributor: Northern Accessories

Bel-Ray Blue Tac Chain Lube is the ultimate chain lubricant for all street, off-road 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. 5 Bel-Ray Foam Filter Cleaner and Degreaser $18/400 ml can Distributor: Northern Accessories

Bel-Ray Foam Filter Cleaner & Degreaser is specially designed for cleaning foam air filters. Removes oil and dirt from the filter while also preventing deterioration of the foam cells — maximizing filter life. Bel-Ray Foam Filter Cleaner & Degreaser can also be used as an engine and general purpose degreaser and is phosphate free.

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The Forma GT Boot is a finely crafted boot designed for everyday use through to adventure touring. Constructed from leather, features include a waterproof Drytex tubular lining, anti-slip rubber sole, and shin and ankle TPU moulded plastic protection. The GT is a true ‘do anything’ boot that’s well suited to a range of Kiwi riding styles. Get down to your local Forma boot stockist and try a pair on. Available in Euro sizes 41 to 47. 7 Metzeler MC4 From $109. Distributor: Forbes & Davies

The MC4 is designed for use in soft to medium terrains, but also gives excellent durability on hard packed surfaces. The spacing and depth of the knobs on the rears provide superb traction for greater

acceleration out of corners, while the knob depth on the fronts punches through soft to intermediate terrains. Available in 21” fronts and 18” and 19” rears, the MC4 is an ideal tyre for the softer terrain conditions that come with winter rains. See your Metzeler stockist for the full size range and pricing. 8 Ultimate Stuff Tri-Flex Knee Guard $172 Distributor: Forbes & Davies

These CE Approved Tri-Flex Knee Guards, from Italian body armour specialist Ultimate Stuff, provide superior protection and comfort to the wearer with a high impact polypropylene shell, ergonomical flex system, adjustable double velcro closure, and internal thermowelded polythylene fabric with ventilated mesh, all in an ergonomic anatomical design. A trick piece of kit. KR KIWI RIDER 105


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ADVENTURE RIDES JUNE

- 19, Changed from 12th, NEW! Auckland Gravel Adventure Riders Club, want to learn skills or just hone those skills and gain confidence? Join us, a group of like minded people with these goals in mind. We will start out small, but look to build each month. Will be a mix of gravel and seal, and also a mix of experienced and novice riders (the novice will be paired up with experienced where possible). Bikes will need to be road registered. Aim to meet one Sunday per month, at Starbucks, Westgate, at 9.30am. Weather permitting. Will be moved to 26th if too wet on 19th. To register your interest, or to check whether going ahead due to weather, or for more ride details email: steelmaiden1250@hotmail.com

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OCTOBER

- 21, Auckland Gravel Adventure Riders Club, want to learn skills or just hone those skills and gain confidence? Join us, a group of like minded people with these goals in mind. We will start out small, but look to build each month. Will be a mix of gravel and seal, and also a mix of experienced and novice riders (the novice will be paired up with experienced where possible). Bikes will need to be road registered. Aim to meet one Sunday per month, at Starbucks, Westgate, at 9.30am. Weather permitting. Will be moved to 28th if too wet on 21st. To register your interest, or to check whether going ahead due to weather, or for more ride details email steelmaiden1250@hotmail.com

- 16, Auckland Gravel Adventure Riders Club, want to learn skills or just hone those skills and gain confidence? Join us, a group of like minded people with these goals in mind. We will start out small, but look to build each month. Will be a mix of gravel and seal, and also a mix of experienced and novice riders (the novice will be paired up with experienced where possible). Bikes will need to be road registered. Aim to meet one Sunday per month, at Starbucks, Westgate, at 9.30am. Weather permitting. Will be moved to 23rd if too wet on 16th. To register your interest, or to check whether going ahead due to weather, or for more ride details email steelmaiden1250@hotmail.com

JULY

SEPTEMBER

- 10, Auckland Gravel Adventure Riders Club, want to learn skills or just hone those skills and gain confidence? Join us, a group of like minded people with these goals in mind. We will start out small, but look to build each month. Will be a mix of gravel and seal, and also a mix of experienced and novice riders (the novice will be paired up with experienced where possible). Bikes will need to be road registered. Aim to meet one Sunday per month, at Starbucks, Westgate, at 9.30am. Weather permitting. Will be moved to 24th if too wet on 10th. To register your interest, or to check whether going ahead

- 11, Auckland Gravel Adventure Riders Club, want to learn skills or just hone those skills and gain confidence? Join us, a group of like minded people with these goals in mind. We will start out small, but look to build each month. Will be a mix of gravel and seal, and also a mix of experienced and novice riders (the novice will be paired up with experienced where possible). Bikes will need to be road registered. Aim to meet one Sunday per month, at Starbucks, Westgate, at 9.30am. Weather permitting. Will be moved to 18th if too wet on 11th. To register your interest, or to check whether going ahead

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- 25/27, Far South East Adventure Tour, High Country Trail NZ, suited to big dual purpose bikes. Start in Alexandra, event assembly is on Fri 24th. Following day ride to Balclutha, then to Gore on 2nd day, then to Alex on day 3. Tour cost $1195. Pillion $750. Includes route sheets, meals and accommodation, sweep crew, luggage transport and back up vehicle. Also available either one day or two day tour extensions which cost $400 per day, for bikes with bigger knobblies. Check out www.highcountry. co.nz, or ph 03 448 9582 or 0274354267 or email robbie@highcountry.co.nz

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- 11/12, Buckets Final Round 8 (2010/2011), at Mt Wellington Kart track, contact John Connor 0274988883 or at itswj@xtra. co.nz JULY

- 30/31, Buckets Round 1 (2011/2012), at Mt Wellington Kart track, contact John Connor 0274988883 or at itswj@xtra. co.nz AUGUST

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- 17/18, Buckets Round 3, at Mt Wellington Kart track, contact John Connor 0274988883 or at itswj@xtra.co.nz OCTOBER

- 8/9, Buckets Round 4, at Mt Wellington Kart track, contact John Connor 0274988883 or at itswj@xtra.co.nz NOVEMBER

- 19/20, Buckets 2 Hour, at Mt Wellington Kart track, contact John Connor 0274988883 or at itswj@xtra.co.nz

MARCH 2012

- 4/12, RNMC 2nd Icon Tiki Tour, inclusive start in Russell, end in Bluff. Riders must get photo taken with daily flag at as many of the 60 selected NZ icons as possible. Prize is the RNMC Hardass Trophy for the most icons, most miles and most bonus points on the way. Visit RNMC website or phone 021639743 or contact the Club at Box 3219, Fitzroy, New Plymouth.

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- 17/18, Bucket Fun Day, at Mt Wellington Kart track, contact John Connor 0274988883 or at itswj@xtra.co.nz

RALLIES, RUNS & RIDES 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 OCTOBER

- 18, Blood Run, contact Bronz at bronzauckland@hotmail.com for details - 28, Rusty Nuts M/C (to precede 25th grand challenge) 900km ride, entry details visit RNMC website, or phone 021639743 or contact the Club at Box 3219, Fitzroy, New Plymouth. - 29/30, Rusty Nuts M/C 25th Grand Challenge 1000 mile 24 hour ride, entry and details from RNMC website or phone

OCTOBER

- 22/7 November, Tour through Northern Thailand, golden Triangle area, return flights $1720, tour price $4000pp. Tour price includes: 14 nights accommodation on a twin share basis, and hotel transfers. Accommodation is 4 stars except for two nights. All breakfasts and lunches whilst on m/c tour, plus welcome and farewell dinners. M/c hire, fuel and any mechanical problems resolved, bike ins (subject to $250 xs, paid in advance) and refunded in full when bike returned without damage. Luggage/back up vehicle. Kiwi Tour guide, local Thai guide and mechanic. Single room supplement is $500 for those who want their own room at all hotels. Pillion pricing is $3,500 plus airfares. For more details and itinerary, email Glenn Bowditch at glenn@boyds.co.nz or phone 07 8381209 or 0274795998

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Events

TRACK DAYS JUNE

- 12, Hampton Downs Ride Days, your bike or ours. Hire bikes available K8 GSX-R600s. Also riding gear hire. Tyre sales/changing service. Mechanical service. 4 groups from beginners to racers. California Superbike School Coach to assist first timers. For more info or to book visit www.hamptondownsridedays.co.nz or ring 09 412 6266 JULY

- 10, Hampton Downs Ride Days, your bike or ours. Hire bikes available K8 GSX-R600s. Also riding gear hire. Tyre sales/changing service. Mechanical service. 4 groups from beginners to racers. California Superbike School Coach to assist first timers. For more info or to book visit www.hamptondownsridedays.co.nz or ring 09 412 6266 AUGUST

- 5, Hampton Downs Ride Days, your bike or ours. Hire bikes available K8 GSX-R600s. Also riding gear hire. Tyre sales/changing service. Mechanical service. 4 groups from beginners to racers. California Superbike School Coach to assist first timers. For more info or to book visit www.hamptondownsridedays.co.nz or ring 09 412 6266 - 26, MotoTT Trackday, Taupo. Non competitive environment for you to improve your bike handling and riding skills. Go as fast or slow as you like. Experts through to track-

day first timers and novice riders all catered for. Pre registration is required and early booking recommended. Email ride@motott. co.nz or visit www.motott.co.nz - 28, Hampton Downs Ride Days, your bike or ours. Hire bikes available K8 GSX-R600s. Also riding gear hire. Tyre sales/changing service. Mechanical service. 4 groups from beginners to racers. California Superbike School Coach to assist first timers. For more info or to book visit www.hamptondownsridedays.co.nz or ring 09 412 6266 SEPTEMBER

- 5, Hampton Downs Ride Days, your bike or ours. Hire bikes available K8 GSX-R600s. Also riding gear hire. Tyre sales/changing service. Mechanical service. 4 groups from beginners to racers. California Superbike School Coach to assist first timers. For more info or to book visit www.hamptondownsridedays.co.nz or ring 09 412 6266 - 17, Hampton Downs Ride Days, your bike or ours. Hire bikes available K8 GSX-R600s. Also riding gear hire. Tyre sales/changing service. Mechanical service. 4 groups from beginners to racers. California Superbike School Coach to assist first timers. For more info or to book visit www.hamptondownsridedays.co.nz or ring 09 412 6266 - 23, MotoTT Trackday, Taupo. Non competitivie environment for you to improve your bike handling and riding skills. Go as fast or slow as you like. Experts through to track-

day first timers and novice riders all catered for. Pre registration is required and early booking recommended. Email ride@motott. co.nz or visit www.motott.co.nz OCTOBER

- 9, Hampton Downs Ride Days, your bike or ours. Hire bikes available K8 GSX-R600s. Also riding gear hire. Tyre sales/changing service. Mechanical service. 4 groups from beginners to racers. California Superbike School Coach to assist first timers. For more info or to book visit www.hamptondownsridedays.co.nz or ring 09 412 6266 - 24, Hampton Downs Ride Days, your bike or ours. Hire bikes available K8 GSX-R600s. Also riding gear hire. Tyre sales/changing service. Mechanical service. 4 groups from beginners to racers. California Superbike School Coach to assist first timers. For more info or to book visit www.hamptondownsridedays.co.nz or ring 09 412 6266 - 28, MotoTT Trackday, Taupo. Non competitivie environment for you to improve your bike handling and riding skills. Go as fast or slow as you like. Experts through to trackday first timers and novice riders all catered for. Pre registration is required and early booking recommended. Email ride@motott. co.nz or visit www.motott.co.nz NOVEMBER

- 7, Hampton Downs Ride Days, your bike or ours. Hire bikes available K8 GSX-R600s. Also riding gear hire. Tyre sales/changing

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Events service. Mechanical service. 4 groups from beginners to racers. California Superbike School Coach to assist first timers. For more info or to book visit www.hamptondownsridedays.co.nz or ring 09 412 6266 - 27, Hampton Downs Ride Days, your bike or ours. Hire bikes available K8 GSX-R600s. Also riding gear hire. Tyre sales/changing service. Mechanical service. 4 groups from beginners to racers. California Superbike School Coach to assist first timers. For more info or to book visit www.hamptondownsridedays.co.nz or ring 09 412 6266 DECEMBER

- 3, Hampton Downs Ride Days, your bike or ours. Hire bikes available K8 GSX-R600s. Also riding gear hire. Tyre sales/changing service. Mechanical service. 4 groups from beginners to racers. California Superbike School Coach to assist first timers. For more info or to book visit www.hamptondownsridedays.co.nz or ring 09 412 6266 - 12, Hampton Downs Ride Days, your bike or ours. Hire bikes available K8 GSX-R600s. Also riding gear hire. Tyre sales/changing service. Mechanical service. 4 groups from beginners to racers. California Superbike School Coach to assist first timers. For more info or to book visit www.hamptondownsridedays.co.nz or ring 09 412 6266

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 JUNE

- 11/12, Suzuki Berm Buster 2 Day, via Epic Events Ltd, at Wainui Forest, premium forestry winter trail riding, contact Nick on 021983766 or email nick@epicevents.co.nz - 11, Quad only trial ride at Maramarua Forest, normal gravel road speed loop, lots of off shoots, steep and wet for 4x4 quads and some smooth and fast for sports quads. Bring your side by side for some fun too. Signposted as usual from Kopuku Road at SH2 nr Maramarua Golf Club. Starts 9.30, tracks close at 3pm. For more info go to www.poweradventures.co.nz or ring 0274454429 - 18, 4 Hour, motorcycle race, with Epic Events, at Tauhara Forest, contact Nick on 021983766 or email nick@epicevents.co.nz JULY

- 16/17, Suzuki Trail Blazer 2 Day, via Epic Events Ltd, Tahorakuri Forest, premium forestry winter trail riding, contact Nick on 021983766 or email nick@epicevents.co.nz - 23, Quad only trial ride at Maramarua Forest, normal gravel road speed loop, lots of off shoots, steep and wet for 4x4 quads and some smooth and fast for sports quads. Bring your side by side for some fun too.

Signposted as usual from Kopuku Road at SH2 nr Maramarua Golf Club. Starts 9.30, tracks close at 3pm. For more info go to www.poweradventures.co.nz or ring 0274454429 AUGUST

- 13/14, Suzuki Berm Buster 2 Day, via Epic Events Ltd, Wainui forest, premium forestry winter trail riding, contact Nick on 021983766 or email nick@epicevents.co.nz - 20, Leatt Four Hour, via Epic Events Ltd, premium forestry winter trail riding, contact Nick on 021983766 or email nick@ epicevents.co.nz SEPTEMBER

- 10/11, Trail Blazer 2 day trail ride, via Epic Events Ltd, at Tahorakuri Forest, premium forestry winter trail riding, contact Nick on 021983766 or email nick@epicevents.co.nz OCTOBER

- 8/9, Desert Storm 2 day trail ride, via Epic Events Ltd, at Ohakune, premium forestry winter trail riding, contact Nick on 021983766 or email nick@epicevents.co.nz NOVEMBER

- 5/6, Berm Buster 2 day trail ride, via Epic Events Ltd, at Wainui Forest, premium forestry winter trail riding, contact Nick on 021983766 or email nick@epicevents.co.nz JANUARY 2012

- 23/27, Yamaha Tour of Duty, Event 2, Trail/ Enduro, 5 day trail tour, need to be fit and experienced trail and enduro rider, road

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

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SPIES • EdwardS • ELIaS • LUTHI Tour price includes: • Return airfares from Auckland or Christchurch • Four day minibus transfers • Four nights accommodation in top-class houses just a few minutes drive from the circuit and a five minute walk from the beach • Insurance and security taxes • Four nights entertainment Kiwi Rider style Spaces are limited, so book NOW to avoid disappointment. For more information or to request a booking form, contact motogp@trackfun.co.nz

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Events legal machine necessary. From Central Otago and Maniatoto regions through to Otematata, through Brass Monkey country, finally descending into Alexandra. Tour cost: $1995, all ride days, meals and accommodation. Fuel provided, guides, luggage transport and back up vehicle. Limited to 15 customers. Check out www.highcountry.co. nz, or ph 03 448 9582 or 0274354267 or email robbie@highcountry.co.nz MARCH

- 19/24, Yamaha Southern Man Trail Tour, Event 4, this is a 5 or 6 day trail tour with the 6th day being optional. Assembly and welcome on 18th in Alexandra. As for Tour of Duty in January, but 6th day takes riders far to the south west of Otago into the Wakatipu area including the Pisa Range and the Snow Farm. Only for fit and experienced riders on road legal trail or enduro bikes. Cost: $1995 or $2495 for 6 day option. 6th day includes a barge trip on Lake Wakatipu. Limited to 15 customers. Check out www.highcountry.co.nz, or ph 03 448 9582 or 0274354267 or email robbie@highcountry.co.nz

TRAINING DAYS Scooter Training at Auckland Kart Track, Avondale, sessions coming up over the next few months, $99 per person for a whole days training, lunch and the loan of a scooter and gear if you don’t have your own.

Contact dione@triumphnz.co.nz for details or see www.euroscooter.co.nz

ing skills, learn more about their bikes’ capabilities and be able to immediately transfer this to the road. This is a practical Ride Right Ride Safe training days at upskilling course with a max of 30 riders Whenuapai Air Base, Brighams Creek Road, and plenty of practice time on the track, Whenuapai third Sunday of every month plus some valuable one on one time with the except February and December. Suitable for coaches. You may be eligible for ACC or initial or refresher training. Cost $50. insurance rebates. Cost is $195 for the full Download registration form www.rrrs.org.nz day and spaces are limited so visit www.proor contact Finn Nielsen 09 625 5533 or rider.co.nz or call (free) 0508ProRider or 0274846326. 2011 dates: Jun, 17 Jul, 21 0276998089 Aug, 18 Sep, 16 Oct, 20 Nov 26/08/2011 - Pukekohe Racetrack, Auckland (Road riders, bike control skills) RiderSkills Motorcycle Training Monthly rides, from Hyosung Motorcycles at 72 Barrys Pt 02/09/2011 - Taupo Motorsport Park (Road Road, Takapuna. Ph RiderSkills M/C riders, bike control skills) Training on 0800 245387. All abilities wel- 03/09/2011 - Taupo Motorsport Park (Road come. Professionally run by RiderSkills M/C riders, hazard avoidance skills) Training, instructors available on the ride 09/09/2011 - Pukekohe Racetrack, Auckland for assistance. Check www.hyosungmotorcy(Cruiser bikes, bike control skills) cles.co.nz. 11/09/2011 - Manfeild Raceway, Fielding (Road riders, bike control skills) California Superbike School (check out www. californiasuperbikeschool.co.nz - or contact 17/09/2011 - Waikato - Gravel/offroad terrain (Adventure riders, adventure bikes only) Darren at 09 412 6266.) Location: Hampton Downs Race Track. All levels are 18/09/2011 - Waikato - Gravel/offroad terrain available on every date: level 1 - level 4. (Adventure riders, adventure bikes only) 08/10/2011 - Manfeild Raceway, Fielding Pro Rider Motorcycle Rider Training (Cruiser bikes, bike control skills) Instruction Lessons - Upskill your road ridLots more courses later in the year PLUS ing techniques in the safe, hazard free envitrail riding courses to come. Visit www.prorronment of a racetrack with Karel Pavich ider.co.nz and the Pro Rider team. Suited to ALL levels of riding experience from learners to experienced, everyone will step up their rid-

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