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Healtech Quickshifter Review

  A few months ago I had the idea to look into Quickshifters for my motorbike, and upon further investigation I narrowed my decision down to the unit made by Healtech, in Hungary. Being that my bike is carburetted, I was limited in options, but I think I’ve made the …

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Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 Review

  Two Wheels Tuesday this week brings you the brand spanking new 2018 Husqvarna Vitpilen 401, it has now officially landed in New Zealand, and we have been lucky enough to get one in person to have a close look and snap some photos for you guys!     The …

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Haval H9 – Review

In this episode of The Open Road, Nick Drives the Haval H9 – just landed from China. Engine – Turbo 4 cyclinder 16 valve double VVT direct injection Max power – 180kw @ 5500rpm Max Torque – 350 Nm @ 1800-4500rpm Transmission – ZF – 8AT w/ paddle shift Weight …

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2018 Holden Commodore – First Impression and Review – The Open Road

Nick was sent on an Adventure by Holden New Zealand to drive the new Commodore to Queenstown from Dunedin Here’s the findings Pricing LT 2.0l Turbo Petrol – 2WD – Liftback $45,990 RS-V 3.6l V6 AWD $58,990 VXR 3.6l V6 AWD $67,990 More pricing options available via Holden A post …

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Lexus LC500 – The Open Road – Review and Test Drive

On this episode of The Open Road Nick drive the Lexus LC500 from Matakana to Auckland. Tech Specs Engine: 5.0l V8 Power: 471 HP L/100km: avg 10.4 ( average varies through modes) Price as tested: $220,000 ( with glass roof) A few after thoughts. There is only so much we …

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R-Rated – 2017 Honda Civic Type R Review – The Open Road

In this episode of The Open Road Nick Drives the 2017 Honda Civic Type R – This is not your Nana’s Civic. A post shared by The Empire Media Group (@theempire_nz) on Feb 14, 2018 at 11:25pm PST Price as tested – $59,900 + ORC Special thanks to -Honda New …

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Ducati Panigale V4 – First Look

  So the big news in the motorcycle world this week is the unveiling of the Ducati Panigale V4, with a 1103cc Desmosedici V4 (yes, you guessed it!) motor, derived from MotoGP technology.     Replacing the outgoing 1299 V-twin Panigale, the new model has slightly tweaked fairings and frame, …

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Tesla Model S P100D – Review – The Open Road

Best Day at Work EVER In this episode of The Open Road, Nick drive the Tesla Model S P100D spec, This was a very hard video to make, There is so much more information to cover these and we will do more videos, this is mostly a first look and …

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SEAT Leon Cupra 300 – The Open Road

In this Episode of The Open Road, Nick’s driving the brand new, almost realeased offically SEAT leon Cupra, just come into NZ under VAG it should add an interesting dynamic to the Euro Hot Hatch market, Enjoy the film! The guys at SEAT tell me the correct pronunciation is ” …

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Holden Colorado Z71 – Review

Hey Team this video is a little different, since this truck is so similar to the Trailblazer we reviewed recently, I thought it might be helpful to compare a lot of the features to some of the competitions trucks we’ve driven already. Let us know if you enjoy the comparisons! …

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