Wheelie game Wheelie King 3D

Wheelie game as cops attack real wheelie

A new computer wheelie game encouraging riders to perform long wheelies comes as a Kiwi rider has caused outrage after posting YouTube footage of him performing a claimed world-first wheelie across the 1km span of Auckland’s Harbour Bridge on a Harley. The video is now no longer available. However, it showed the mystery Harley rider …

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2017 KTM NZ Rallye film

Full-length KTM Adventure Rallye on film

If you’ve got nearly an hour to spare and want to watch some great adventure riding in the scenic New Zealand South Island, settle in for the second annual KTM NZ Adventure Rallye film. The 112 riders who took part in the rally included some Aussies and Americans who rode through the stunning Southern Alps …

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Win Harley jacket, watch at store opening tough times

Win Harley jacket, watch at store opening

The second Harley-Davidson dealership in Auckland, New Zealand, is opening with a party and a Harley jacket and watch to give away. North Auckland Harley-Davidson will open on Saturday (May 13, 2017) with a barbecue and drinks and proceeds going to the Pink Ribbon charity, NZ Breast Cancer Foundation. The electric Project Livewire motorcycle will …

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Nirvana around every corner on a Harley

Nirvana around every corner on a Harley

There is nirvana around every corner in New Zealand. That’s my verdict after riding the long way on Harley-Davidson motorcycles from Dunedin to Invercargill in New Zealand’s South Island. We’re part of a media and VIP ride to the Iron Run rally in Queenstown being organised by Harley-Davidson Australia and New Zealand through their Kiwi dealer network. The …

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Harley-Davidson Road King in New Zealand

Best advice for riding in New Zealand

The best word of advice I’ve received about riding in New Zealand is that if it’s wet on one coast, it doesn’t take long to ride across to the other side of the island and bask in sunshine! I received that sage advice in 2015 while on the ferry from the North to South Island. …

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Iron Run Queenstown New Zealand

Iron Run rally gears up to rock

The inaugural Iron Run rally in Queenstown next month is expected to be a rocking success. Rally spokesman Chris Elles says the March 20-21 event is sitting at well over 1600 confirmed registrations. “So it’s already looking to be the biggest ever Harley-Davidson event in New Zealand with a brand new open event format and …

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New Zealand Peeps

You meet the nicest people in New Zealand

I have returned to Australia after a two-week motorcycle tour through New Zealand with new opinions of Kiwis and their gorgeous country. What a friendly bunch they are. They are the most welcoming nationality I have encountered … Apart from the cranky lady at the Auckland transport information desk who told me upon our midnight arrival …

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New Zealand

New Zealand: Good, bad & the ugly

As we cruise back into Auckland at the end of our two-week Hobbit Odyssey to return the trusty Harley Road King, we think back on the best and worst of summer riding in New Zealand. The Good: 1 Scenery. There really are no boring parts; at least we didn’t see any. And it changes quickly …

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Mt Ruapehu crescendo

Hobbit Odyssey Day 14: Crescendo

When the co-founder of New Zealand’s oldest motorcycle tour company recommends a road as one of his favourites you know you are in for a crescendo to finish your Kiwi tour. Day 14 of our Hobbit Odyssey motorcycle tour of the North and South islands on a Harley-Davidson Road King starts in beachside Wanganui. They …

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transport stage

Hobbit Odyssey Day 13: Transport stage

Even when we are just expecting a transport stage in our two-week Hobbit Odyssey, New Zealand surprises us. Day 13 of our tour starts with breakfast in our home stay in Hanmer Springs with over 300km to the Picton Ferry then another 200km from Wellington to Wanganui. It’s a long day by Kiwi standards as …

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