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Leadfoot Festival footage

A good friend of The Empire, Sharn, took her motorcycle to the Leadfoot Festival this year, she got some pretty cool footage that I thought would be good to share for you guys to enjoy! Her bike is a year 2000 Honda NSR125 frame, with 1975 Suzuki GP100 motor (bottom …

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Your first Track Bike!

  So, now you’ve been to the racetrack a couple of times, you’ve been bitten hard by the track “bug”, and you’ve decided that you want to keep your Road Bike nice and shiny and not risk dropping it at the track… Enter the dedicated Track Bike!     Basically, …

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Old vs New Motorcycles

  We’ve seen some amazing developments in the motorcycle world these last few years, with electronics taking things to a whole new level. But I wonder, how much is really necessary for a pure riding experience? Do you simply want to go as fast as humanly possible, or can you …

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Cemetary Circuit and HD Moto Trackday

  This last week has been epic, filled with motorbikes! I travelled down to Wanganui for the Boxing Day racing at “Cemetery Circuit”, then back home for a trackday at Hampton Downs on my own bike. Such an awesome week!     My Uncle Steve was part of a team …

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HD Moto Track Test – Open Road: Extra

Hey guys! Here’s my first official piece for The Open Road; if all goes according to plan we’ll have a lot more motorcycle stuff to bring you soon! You’ve seen my bike on The Empire a few times now, we’ve finally got all the bugs sorted out and headed to …

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Motorcycles on Holiday!

  With everything slowing down now for the Christmas / New Years break, I thought I’d take the time to show my appreciation for all the support you guys have given us over the last 12 months. We wouldn’t be anywhere near as awesome without you guys pushing us to …

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Motorcycle Helmets 101

  Let me preface this with a couple of questions… How much do you value your head? Okay, so how much value would you put into a helmet to protect your head? Would you be comfortable on a bike capable of 200km/h with a ‘cheap’ helmet? I know I wouldn’t! …

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Motorbike Trackdays 101

  Most riders (including myself) have a huge sense of trepidation when they’re first told about “Track Days”, where they can take their road bike to a proper race track and let loose. And with good reason too: the speeds are a lot higher than on the legal confines of …

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HSV 2018 Reveal

Teaser HSV Managing Director Tim Jackson on HSV 2018

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Automania 2017

  Yesterday I was invited to display my bike on the “Motomania” stand at the Automania 2017 car show, held at the North Shore Events Centre in Auckland. There were lots of cool cars and bikes on show, so I thought I’d put together a quick slideshow video for you …

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