Bike and gear
Buying a bike and choosing the right gear are big investments. Find out what to consider to make the right choices.
Buying a bike
Choose the right bike
There are more options than ever when it comes to buying a bike. How do you work out what’s right for you?
Choosing a LAMS approved bike
The choice of bikes you can ride on a learner licence is wider than ever. Here’s some advice on navigating the choices.
Buying a new bike
Buying a new bike is a big expense. Here’s what to take into consideration.
Buying a used bike
Buying used rather than new comes with more risks. But with the right approach they can all be minimised.
Basic protective gear is a must, for every ride. The keys are abrasion resistance and impact resistance, then comfort and weather protection. Here’s a guide to the essentials.
Looking after your gear
Money spent on good gear is never wasted, but you’ve got to look after it. Care for your gear and it will continue to look after you.
Understanding safety standards
When choosing motorcycle clothing and helmets make sure everything conforms to accepted safety standards.
Choosing the right gear
Your helmet is the most important bit of kit you wear. So, ensuring you choose the right helmet is essential.
A jacket is a big gear choice riders make. Getting it right boils down to protection levels and the type of riding you’ll be doing.
Choosing pants or a one-piece
Information about choosing between a one-piece and a two-piece, and the different materials.
Choosing impact protection
You have several options when choosing armour for impact protection. There are different standards, levels, and materials.
You use your hands to break a fall. Choosing the right gloves comes down to the riding you do.
The most common parts of the body to be impacted in a motorcycle crash are the legs and feet, so protecting them is a priority.
Transporting your bike
If you’ve bought a bike elsewhere in the country, or need to relocate one for some other reason, here are your options.
Ever walked back to your bike to find it’s not there? Avoid that awful sinking feeling with some smart security.
Insurance may not be compulsory in New Zealand but it has many benefits. You’ll be covered not just for accidents but for theft and certain types of damage too.