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Iconic Woodville Event To Launch Motocross Champs

Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 10:15 am | Bikesport NZ

JANUARY 20, 2021: It's already the premier motocross event on the Kiwi calendar, but now the famous New Zealand Motocross Grand Prix at Woodville will have even more significance. The 60th anniversary of this iconic event is set for just over a week's ... More >>

Annual Classic Celebration A Trip Down Memory Lane

Tuesday, 19 January 2021, 4:52 pm | Bikesport NZ

Hastings rider Gian Louie (Yamaha 1000), sure to be a contender after winning the NZCMRR F1 class last year and the Post Classic class in the just-completed Suzuki International Series. Photo by Andy McGechan, It's that time of year ... More >>

Feiry NZ Superbike Champs Reach The Halfway Stage

Sunday, 17 January 2021, 6:46 pm | Bikesport NZ

Invercargill's Cormac Buchanan (bike No.28), the leading rider in two separate classes after racing near Timaru at the weekend. Photo by Andy McGechan, The points tables do nothing to indicate the closeness of racing in this season's ... More >>

It's A Back-to-back South Island Blockbuster

Tuesday, 12 January 2021, 8:40 pm | Bikesport NZ

Timaru's Harry Parker (Yamaha R3), hoping to turn his home track advantage into valuable points this weekend. Photo by Andy McGechan, It's one down and three to go in this year's chase for motorcycle road-racing honours and the action ... More >>

Superbike Champs Open With A Canterbury Thriller

Monday, 11 January 2021, 5:56 am | Bikesport NZ

Whakatane's Mitch Rees (Honda CBR1000), leading rider in the premier Superbike class after racing in Christchurch at the weekend. Photo by Andy McGechan, It was a typical summer scorcher in Canterbury at the weekend as the 2021 New Zealand ... More >>

Yamaha Comes To The Party For Dirt Bike Racers

Wednesday, 6 January 2021, 4:16 pm | Bikesport NZ

Taikorea's Paul Whibley (Yamaha), a likely front-runner when the 2021 national cross-country series kicks off near Marton next month. Photo by Andy McGechan, New Zealand's cross-country motorcycle racing elite will be chomping at the bit to ... More >>

Superbike Champs Kick Off In Canterbury This Weekend

Tuesday, 5 January 2021, 2:12 pm | Bikesport NZ

JANUARY 5, 2021: The 2021 New Zealand Superbike Championships (NZSBK) kick off in Christchurch this weekend and so will begin the battle to find the nation's best motorcycle road racers across half a dozen separate bike categories. Christchurch's ... More >>

Whanganui Riders Box Well Above Their Weight

Wednesday, 30 December 2020, 3:27 pm | Bikesport NZ

DECEMBER 30, 2020: Whanganui boxes well above its weight in terms of motorcycling talent. The evidence for this is clear when giving the results of the just-completed Suzuki International Series a closer scan. For a city with a population of only about ... More >>

Kawasaki's Natzke Unbeaten At Annual Summercross

Monday, 28 December 2020, 12:43 pm | Bikesport NZ

DECEMBER 28, 2020: A bolt of lightning might have been the only way to stop Waikato rider Josiah Natzke in his tracks at the weekend. It's almost certain that only a freak of nature could have slowed down the national MX2 (250cc class) No.2 from Hamilton ... More >>

Honda Team A Dominant Force As Series Wraps Up

Sunday, 27 December 2020, 2:05 pm | Bikesport NZ

Whakatane brothers Damon Rees (left) and Mitch Rees relax in the pit zone between races at Whanganui's Cemetery Circuit event on Boxing Day. Photo by Andy McGechan, It couldn't have gone much better than this for the men from Honda ... More >>

Honda Summercross Is Set To Explode

Monday, 21 December 2020, 9:39 am | Bikesport NZ

Mount Maunganui’s Cody Cooper (Honda CRF450), the favourite to win at Summercross this season. Photo by Andy McGechan, It's summer time again and time too for the start of the new motocross season to get twisted full throttle, so that ... More >>

Suzuki International Series Blasts Off In Style

Monday, 7 December 2020, 8:23 am | Bikesport NZ

Richard Markham-Barrett, from Nikau Valley, near Paraparaumu, sensationally leading in two separate classes after the series opener in Taupo on Sunday. He is first equal in the Formula Three class and leads alone in the Senior Bears class for non-Japanese ... More >>

Husqvarna Rider Yearbury Extends His Winning Run

Sunday, 29 November 2020, 3:54 pm | Bikesport NZ

Cambridge’s Dylan Yearbury (Husqvarna TE300i), who celebrated yet another major win at the weekend. Photo by Andy McGechan,  It has be a quite magnificent season of motorcycle racing for Waikato's Dylan Yearbury. The 25-year-old ... More >>

Dirt Bike Series Winds Up With A Double-header

Wednesday, 11 November 2020, 1:09 pm | Bikesport NZ

NOVEMBER 11, 2019: This year's edition of the New Zealand Extreme Off-Road Championship series will go down to the wire in the South Island this weekend. The four-round Yamaha-sponsored competition has been a colossal see-saw battle, offering something ... More >>

Mini Bikes But Maxi Talent On Show At Nationals

Monday, 2 November 2020, 5:30 pm | Bikesport NZ

NOVEMBER 2, 2020: The bikes may have been mini-sized, but the talent on show at the 2020 New Zealand Mini Motocross Nationals at Marakau, north of Auckland, at the weekend was massive. Run by the North Harbour Mini Motocross Club and sponsored by ... More >>

Kiwi Hero Duncan Makes It Two World Titles In A Row

Monday, 2 November 2020, 4:35 pm | Bikesport NZ

Otago's Courtney Duncan (Kawasaki KX250F), who celebrated a successful defence of her world championship title at the weekend. Photo courtesy DRT Kawasaki. It certainly wasn't easy and the racing went right down to the wire, but New Zealand's Courtney ... More >>

Extreme Off-road Series Arrives In The Bay

Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 11:40 am | Bikesport NZ

OCTOBER 28, 2020: The Yamaha New Zealand Extreme Off-Road Championship series reaches the point of no return in Hawke's Bay this weekend, with time running out for riders hoping to bid for a top spot. Wainuiomata's defending champion Jake Whitaker, a record ... More >>

Competing At Trial Champs A Massive Balancing Act

Tuesday, 27 October 2020, 1:06 pm | Bikesport NZ

OCTOBER 27, 2020: Porirua's Dylan Ball has done it again, but it was never easy for the talented teenager, pushed all the way by a wily old veteran in the 2020 New Zealand Trial Championships in Canterbury over Labour Weekend. Ball won the premier ... More >>

Birch Shows World Class In Winning Extreme Enduro

Tuesday, 27 October 2020, 12:58 pm | Bikesport NZ

OCTOBER 27, 2020: You just know it is probably going to be a last-man-standing scenario when riders line up to tackle any extreme enduro event. The Husqvarna Hard Adventure Enduro, staged each Labour Weekend in forestry land near Tokoroa, is loosely modelled ... More >>

Quad Bike Racing At Its Best In Timaru

Tuesday, 27 October 2020, 5:57 am | Bikesport NZ

Stratford's Camo Keegan (Honda TRX450R), successful in defending his premier grade title at the weekend. Photo by Andy McGechan, The cream of the crop descended on Timaru at the weekend for the 2020 edition of the New Zealand ATV championships ... More >>