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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 >>

'Go Well, Go Shell' For Kawasaki Race Team

Thursday, 20 February 2020, 5:13 pm | Bikesport NZ

FEBRUARY 20, 2020: The famous refrain "Go Well, Go Shell" could perhaps never be more appropriate than right now, particularly for a race team that's already rocketing along like greased lightning. One of the most go-ahead and high-profile ... More >>

Legends Garage A Honey-pot In Hive Of Motofest Activity

Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 1:16 pm | Bikesport NZ

FEBRUARY 19, 2020: Old and new, rare and mainstream, shiny and ... well, even shinier ... along with champions of the past, present and future too. They are all heading to the third annual Mike Pero MotoFest at Hampton Downs on the weekend of March 7-8, ... More >>

Motocross Fireworks Set To Reignite In Rotorua

Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 2:21 pm | Bikesport NZ

FEBRUARY 18, 2020: The battle lines have been drawn after a thrilling opening round to this year's New Zealand Motocross Championships in the South Island. But those lines may have to be re-drawn when the four-round FOX-sponsored series resumes with ... More >>

Defending Champ knows he'll have his work cut out

Monday, 10 February 2020, 11:26 am | Bikesport NZ

They say it's harder to defend a title than it is to win it in the first place. And that may well be the case for Raglan's Jason Dickey when he begins his New Zealand Cross-country Championship title defence in the Rangitikei region this weekend. The ... More >>


Tuesday, 4 February 2020, 9:59 am | Bikesport NZ

MOTOFEST Revving up for classic bikes GP MotoFest is just around the corner and, as final preparations are made, the rumblings of anticipation are starting to nudge the top of the rev-limiters. Ready to mark its third anniversary at Hampton Downs ... More >>

Trans-Tasman Clash Added Spice to Woodville MX

Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 11:40 am | Bikesport NZ

JANUARY 28, 2020: The 49th annual New Zealand Motocross Grand Prix at Woodville had extra spice this year with Trans-Tasman rivalry adding some "nice niggle". More >>

Momentum starts to build for Honda's Wyatt Chase

Monday, 27 January 2020, 11:32 am | Bikesport NZ

JANUARY 27, 2020: If it's true that you're only as good as your last race, then Bay of Plenty's Wyatt Chase in very good indeed. The 20-year-old from Taupo made his mark on the weekend’s 59th annual Honda-sponsored New Zealand Motocross Grand Prix ... More >>