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Fundraiser Event Had Racing Of The Highest Order

Monday, 27 June 2022, 7:34 am | Bikesport NZ

JUNE 26, 2022: Teams racing of the highest order lit up the track at Taupo on Saturday as the popular annual Battle of the Teams motocross produced some scintillating match-ups. The Battle of the Teams fundraiser motocross attracted six-rider teams from all parts ... More >>

Huge Weekend Of Motocross Racing Coming Up At Taupo

Monday, 20 June 2022, 5:43 pm | Bikesport NZ

All roads lead to the Bay of Plenty this coming weekend, where the start gates will drop at the Battle of the Teams motocross fundraiser event. The much-admired event has again attracted most of the nation's major riders, with Saturday's action dedicated ... More >>

Forestland Xc Series Set To Kick Off On Saturday

Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 2:29 pm | Bikesport NZ

The first round of three in the 2022 Forestland Cross-country Series happens this weekend, with high-revving excitement practically guaranteed. It's not a new series, but rather a tried-and-true and extremely popular competition that has merely undergone ... More >>

Rapid-fire NZ Enduro Champs Were A Thrill A Minute

Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 5:31 am | Bikesport NZ

JUNE 13, 2022: It was red-hot and rapid-fire at the same time ... the three-round 2022 New Zealand Enduro Championships series took just eight days to complete, but still there was so much packed into it.  It started with a double-header, ... More >>

Husqvarna Rider Yearbury Makes It Two Titles In A Row

Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 12:24 am | Bikesport NZ

Cambridge rider Dylan Yearbury (Husqvarna TE300), who this season celebrated winning back-to-back national enduro titles. Photo by Andy McGechan, Husqvarna rider Dylan Yearbury has been the man to beat for two seasons now and that was underlined ... More >>

NZ Elite Readying Themselves For Assault On France

Wednesday, 8 June 2022, 5:09 pm | Bikesport NZ

Howick's Liam Draper, currently racing the Grand National Cross-country Championships in the United States, will travel to France to join Team New Zealand. Photo by Andy McGechan, D-Day is fast approaching for New Zealand's expeditionary ... More >>

Enduro Champs A Stern Test Of Man And Machine

Tuesday, 7 June 2022, 5:33 pm | Bikesport NZ

Cambridge rider Dylan Yearbury (Husqvarna TE300), well on target to defend his New Zealand Enduro Championships crown this season. Photo by Andy McGechan, They say it’s not over until it’s over and, although recipients for some of the ... More >>

Last Throw Of The Dice For Cross-Country Title Hopefuls

Thursday, 12 May 2022, 9:57 am | Bikesport NZ

There's just one round remaining, but still plenty to fight for at the fourth and final round of the 2022 New Zealand Cross-country Championships at Porangahau this weekend. The main two titles are already safely tucked away, but there's plenty of ... More >>

No Sign Of Any Easter Bunnies In Hawke's Bay

Tuesday, 19 April 2022, 3:40 pm | Bikesport NZ

APRIL 19, 2022: The second and third rounds of four in this season's New Zealand's Cross-country Championships over the long Easter Weekend were both thrilling and disappointing in equal doses. They were thrilling because off-road motorcycle racing ... More >>

Both Major Nz Road-racing Series Joining Forces

Monday, 18 April 2022, 7:30 pm | Bikesport NZ

Motorcycle road-racing in New Zealand has been given a massive boost as the nation's two premier competitions join forces to create a revamped and revitalised new-look season for 2022-23. The hugely-popular Suzuki International Series and the New Zealand ... More >>

Busy Easter Weekend Ahead For Off-road Racing Heroes

Tuesday, 12 April 2022, 1:33 pm | Bikesport NZ

APRIL 12, 2022: A frantic and fatiguing weekend lies in wait for New Zealand's motorcycle cross-country racing elite over the Easter break. It's been two months since the Yamaha-sponsored 2022 New Zealand Cross-country Championships kicked into gear near ... More >>

Kiwi Elite Could Be Among The More-fancied Teams

Monday, 11 April 2022, 6:03 pm | Bikesport NZ

Christchurch's Hamish Macdonald, junior world enduro champion in 2020 and youth world enduro champion in 2019, one of the riders who will spearhead the NZ effort in France later this year. Photo by Andy McGechan, New Zealand will ... More >>

NZ GP Roadracing Titles Will Be Centre Of Attention

Thursday, 7 April 2022, 5:33 pm | Bikesport NZ

Rangiora-based Kiwi international road-racing hero Avalon Biddle, sure to be among the front-runners at Christchurch's Mike Pero Motorsport Park, Ruapuna on April 17. Photo by Andy McGechan, The motorcycling community is bouncing back ... More >>

2022 New Zealand Cross-country Championships: Scott And Hannon Rule The Day At Opening Round

Monday, 28 February 2022, 5:33 pm | Bikesport NZ

There were fresh faces on the top of both the junior and senior podiums at round one of the 2022 New Zealand Cross-country Championships near Marton at the weekend. A larger-than-normal turnout of riders ensured it was always going to be a frantic ... More >>

Kawasaki's Natzke In Top Form As USA Adventure Beckons

Monday, 21 February 2022, 7:31 am | Bikesport NZ

Mount Maunganui's Josiah Natzke (Bridgestone Kawasaki Racing Team KX250F), ready to embark on United States title bid. Photo by Andy McGechan, With opportunities to ride typically closed off by COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, the ... More >>

KTM Rider Harwood Still NZ's Pre-eminent MX Racer

Monday, 21 February 2022, 7:30 am | Bikesport NZ

West Auckland's Hamish Harwood (CML Racing Team KTM SFX450), unbeaten in the premier MX1 class at the Waikato Motocross Championships on Saturday. Photo by Andy McGechan, West Auckland rider Hamish Harwood has the No.1 emblazoned on the ... More >>

2022 New Zealand Superbike Champs Cancelled

Thursday, 27 January 2022, 4:35 pm | Bikesport NZ

JANUARY 27, 2022: Sports fans in New Zealand are now starting to see the Covid-19 pandemic casualties mount up. The 2022 New Zealand Superbike Championships have now been wiped from the calendar, this sad news coming just one day after the sport’s ... More >>

2022 New Zealand Motocross Champs Cancelled

Wednesday, 26 January 2022, 2:52 pm | Bikesport NZ

 Sad news for Kiwi dirt bike racers – the annual New Zealand Motocross Championships will now not go ahead as planned in 2022 as the Covid-19 pandemic takes another scalp. With the Covid-19 pandemic causing all sorts of problems worldwide, ... More >>

Whanganui Preparing Already For 2022 'Resurrection'

Friday, 24 December 2021, 2:51 am | Bikesport NZ

England's Richard Cooper (Suzuki GSX-R1000) celebrates winning the coveted Robert Holden Memorial feature race and the series overall at Whanganui's Cemetery Circuit on Boxing Day in 2019. Photo by Andy McGechan, It took a global virus ... More >>

Leading By Example For Women In Motorcycling

Monday, 8 November 2021, 4:20 pm | Bikesport NZ

NOVEMBER 8, 2021: Motorcycling events wouldn’t happen without women like Canterbury’s Jo Ffitch being involved says Motorcycling New Zealand’s (MNZ) Women’s Commission. "The major role women undertake to ensure motorcycling events can take place ... More >>