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Ride On - September

By Mario

Kia ora,
Welcome to the latest edition of the Ride On newsletter, coinciding with Motorcycle Awareness Month. There's been a lot going on for MAM, including some really interesting articles from well-known names that we touch on below. We also have stories on a sticky motorcycle stunt in the next bond instalment, a worrying diagnosis for The Doctor and a new motorcycle born out of Ferrari passion! Enjoy!

Motorcycle stunts all the rage in movies

Daniel Craig on a Motorcycle

We reported back in August on the massive faux pas during filming for Mission: Impossible, with a motorcycle stunt setting off a five-appliance fire that delayed filming. Now it appears the also-delayed James Bond movie No Time To Die incorporates an epic motorcycle stunt that relied on 8,400 gallons of Coca-Cola to pull off safely. Yes, really…

See the trailer and read the story at Cinemablend

The Doctor comes down with Covid

Valentino Rossi

 

Testing positive for Covid-19, Valentino Rossi pulled the plug on both MotoGP rounds at Aragon this month. Although not in close contention for the championship, it will be a blow for the seven-time MotoGP champ. At 41 years old this season was already shaping up as a last hurrah for The Doctor. Losing points and fitness at this stage of the competition, it’s not hard to imagine Rossi bowing out, which would be a shame for his legion of fans around the world

ESPN reports on Rossi's condition

Be in to win $1,000 of motorcycle gear!

Motorcycle Awareness Month yellow helmet

Sign up for and complete a Ride Forever course in October and you automatically go in the draw to win $1,000 worth of motorcycle gear as part of Motorcycle Awareness Month! Spring is a great time to sharpen your skills before the summer riding season, so make the most of this great offer and be in to win.

Book now

Greg Murphy, Avalon Biddle, and Mike Pero share their riding secrets

Greg Murphy - MAM ambassador

Talking of Motorcycle Awareness Month, some legends of New Zealand’s motorcycling and motor-sport scenes have very generously shared some of their riding tips and advice. Check out what Murph, Avalon and Mike have to say..

The two-stroke is back, at a price

Langen two-stroke motorcycle

Born from what its makers describe as ‘an extra-curricular passion project by members of the Ferrari research and development department’, the Langen is a new two-stroke motorcycle by British firm Langen. The headline figures for the lightweight (114kg) 250cc machine include 75 horsepower and 33 pounds-feet of torque, while ECU-controlled oil injection and other clever technologies are employed to keep the motor’s environmental nose clean. Launched at a ‘Salon Privé’ event at Blenheim Palace, Langen promised the first 100 UK-homologated bikes would go on sale mid-2021 at a starting price of £28,000, or around NZ$54,000. Gulp.

Check out the lines and details in full

Don't forget that $1,000 prize draw

Remember, if you sign up for and complete a Ride Forever course before the end of October you’ll automatically go in the draw to win $1,000-worth of riding gear as part of Motorcycle Awareness Month. So get into it! Stay safe and we’ll catch you next time.