Archive for February, 2016

Motorcycle Paradise featured on Motorcyclist life

Motorcycle Paradise has been featured in the Motorcyclist Life Best Motorcycle Blogs. Some nice blogs listed there, I lost half a day reading and have bookmarked some for future. I do wish bloggers would provide links to their rides or major articles rather than merely an archive. It’s very hard […]

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Yamaha MT-09 Tracer test

I had the pleasure of being able to ride a near new 2015 Yamaha MT-09 Tracer around New Zealand for 9 days so it seems fitting I put a few words to paper metaphorically. Ergonomics seemed to work well for me (I am 6’ tall) Seat to peg distance was […]

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New Zealand North Island – De Novo

My last visit to NZ was a bit wet so I set off to revisit one of the best places to ride a motorcycle. Last year I had been thinking I should try return to New Zealand and ride the lower north and upper south islands. I then forgot all […]

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Sport touring tyre comparison

A brief (and unscientific) comparison of popular sport touring tires fitted to a Yamaha FJR1300. I have tried four different sport touring type tyres on my Yamaha FJR1300. Metzeler Z8 which (somewhat oddly) came on the bike when new. Bridgestone BT023, the non GT variation of what is usually fitted […]

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