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Top Bike Riders To Go On Trial Over Labour Weekend

Wednesday, 14 October 2020, 12:26 pm | Bikesport NZ

OCTOBER 14, 2020: Porirua's Dylan Ball will be looking for a repeat performance when the 2020 New Zealand Trial Championships are staged in the South Island this coming Labour Weekend. The teenager won the premier division for the first time when ... More >>

The 2020 Huka Honda MX Fest At Taupo

Thursday, 1 October 2020, 11:22 am | Bikesport NZ

 All roads lead to the Bay of Plenty this coming Labour Weekend as the reshuffled 2020-21 New Zealand motocross season kicks into life with the traditional annual MX Fest in Taupo. The popular Huka Honda-sponsored MX Fest event has again ... More >>

Full Throttle On The Flat Will Be Eye-Watering Stuff

Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 4:53 pm | Bikesport NZ

Waikato's Alarn Young (Kawasaki), likely to be among the leading riders this weekend. Photo by Andy McGechan, If you can picture superbike racing on a grass track, then you’ll have no trouble at all imagining what it may look like ... More >>

Motorcycling Community Sadden By Tragic Loss

Monday, 21 September 2020, 12:54 pm | Bikesport NZ

SEPTEMBER 21, 2020: The New Zealand motorcycling community is mourning the tragic loss at the weekend of one of its champions. Otago's Grason Veitch, a multi-time former New Zealand motocross champion, victim of a motor vehicle accident at the ... More >>

"New Normal" Sees KTM Riders Again To The Fore

Monday, 21 September 2020, 10:08 am | Bikesport NZ

SEPTEMBER 21, 2020: The New Zealand motocross scene burst back into life with a "new normal" COVID-19 atmosphere during a rare double-header event at Mercer at the weekend. Auckland's Cobie Bourke (CML KTM Race Team), a top performer in two ... More >>

Governing Body Calls For Halt To Motorcycling Events

Thursday, 13 August 2020, 11:34 am | Bikesport NZ

The governing body for motorcycle sports in New Zealand has called a halt to all but two events, from this weekend forward, in response to the recent heightening of COVID-19 pandemic controls. Motorcycling New Zealand (MNZ) president Noel May ... More >>

Yearbury Takes His Husky To Top Of The Points Table

Monday, 20 July 2020, 10:04 am | Bikesport NZ

JULY 20, 2020: It has been quite a season for Waikato dirt bike racer Dylan Yearbury. In a campaign disrupted by the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, it would be understandable if his focus was slightly blurred and his motivation at a low ebb, but the 25-year-old ... More >>

Motocross Scene Starting To Heat Up Again

Friday, 26 June 2020, 12:42 pm | Bikesport NZ

JUNE 26, 2020: It will now go from a famine to a feast for the New Zealand motorcycling community after news this week that multiple major national events will be resurrected. Restrictions are slowly easing nationwide, following a difficult 10-week period of ... More >>

Suzuki NZ Again Provides Boost To Popular Series

Monday, 15 June 2020, 3:27 pm | Bikesport NZ

JUNE 15, 2020: New Zealand’s biggest stand-alone road-race series has become a global phenomenon and the remarkably-popular motorcycling competition looks set to go again in 2020. With the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic wreaking havoc across the ... More >>

Enduro Championships Mark Re-start For Bike Racing

Monday, 8 June 2020, 12:29 pm | Bikesport NZ

JUNE 8, 2020: The 2020 New Zealand Enduro Championships kick off in the Wairarapa region this weekend and it's again going to take a special individual to claim the top prize. Because the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic ate into the calendar this year, ... More >>

Kiwi Bike Legend Birch Recalls His Most Special Moment

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 11:10 am | Bikesport NZ

MAY 12, 2020: When you have an international sporting career as long and illustrious as New Zealand's Chris Birch, you could understand that it would be hard for him to identify just one special moment. But, with plenty of time to contemplate with ... More >>

Virus Lockdown Forces Early End To NZSBK Championship

Thursday, 9 April 2020, 3:49 pm | Bikesport NZ

It had been a case of "hurry up and wait" for the nation's elite motorcycle riders, but now the waiting is over for these athletes, their sponsors and fans. Three of five rounds of the 2020 New Zealand Superbike Championships (NZSBK) had ... More >>

Whitaker Ready To Go Bush After His "Hibernation"

Monday, 6 April 2020, 11:48 am | Bikesport NZ

There's perhaps nothing worse for a motorcycle champion than being kept locked up indoors. You could easily imagine Wainuiomata's Jake Whitaker getting wild, scratchy and hungry, for bike action at least, during the Coronavirus pandemic lockdown. But ... More >>

Connolly Wraps Up Title With Two Races To Spare

Monday, 16 March 2020, 1:38 pm | Bikesport NZ

MARCH 16, 2020: The only pressure on Bay of Plenty's Brodie Connolly at the weekend was that which he applied to himself. The LMC Husqvarna Racing Team rider from Tauranga showed up at the fourth and final round of the senior New Zealand Motocross Championships ... More >>

Taupo Set For Thrilling Final Motocross Showdown

Tuesday, 10 March 2020, 10:51 am | Bikesport NZ

MARCH 10, 2020: Everything will be all on the line at the fourth and final round of the 2020 New Zealand Motocross Championships in Taupo this weekend. Just five points separate the top two riders in the premier MX1 class and there are only seven ... More >>

Motocross Championships Finale Will Be A Scorcher

Monday, 2 March 2020, 12:41 pm | Bikesport NZ

MARCH 2, 2020: It does not matter one little bit what the weather does to Taupo in two weeks' time, the final round of the 2020 New Zealand Motocross Championships there will be a scorcher regardless. The racers arrived in Hawke's Bay for Sunday's ... More >>

Biddle Determined To Make It Count At Hampton Downs

Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 1:18 pm | Bikesport NZ

  MARCH 26, 2020: Avalon Biddle always knew there would be a target on her back when she lined up at the start of the 2020 road-racing season with the No.1 emblazoned on her 600cc Kawasaki race bike. It's tough when you're the national champion ... More >>

Motocross Championships Continue In Hawke's Bay

Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 3:49 pm | Bikesport NZ

FEBRUARY 25, 2020: The 2020 New Zealand Motocross Championships reached the halfway stage with edge-of-the-seat racing in Rotorua last weekend and there's no let-up in sight. The riders have had virtually no time even to catch their breath before ... More >>

Shake-up For Championship Standings At Rotorua

Monday, 24 February 2020, 2:44 pm | Bikesport NZ

FEBRUARY 24, 2020: An already-fiery 2020 New Zealand Motocross Championships just got even hotter after an intense day of racing at round two of the series near Rotorua at the weekend. The Fox-sponsored series kicked off in Balclutha three weeks ago, ... More >>

Natzke Strengthens His Championship Advantage

Monday, 24 February 2020, 9:54 am | Bikesport NZ

FEBRUARY 24, 2020: Bay of Plenty's Josiah Natzke is creeping relentlessly closer to claiming his first senior 250cc motocross crown. The former New Zealand 125cc motocross champion has been racing overseas for the past few seasons and his homecoming ... More >>