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The best motorcycling stuff you're going to find... free and published every two weeks.

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WHAT WE DO

Kiwi Rider is a broad church, covering the whole gamut of motorcycling life. From track to trail to road, it's all under one roof.

DIRT

Tests of the latest MX, XC, Enduro and Trials machines, as well as coverage of all the New Zealand championships.

ROAD

We test the hottest and newest models in New Zealand to bring you the most trusted and relevant tests of the bikes you'll be riding.

GEAR

Everything you could need to kit yourself out, maintain your bike, or just add some bling to make your bike stand out from the rest.

ADVENTURE

From the gravel roads of NZ to the wild and rugged Mongolian Steppes, read tales from our contributors who're doing it all.

LEARNER RIDERS

Find out how to get into motorcycling, and which bikes will suit your kind of riding from commuting to adventure touring.

WORKSHOP

Our workshop features will help you save money on your motorcycle maintenance and help you keep your bike running sweetly.

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About

Kiwi Rider is New Zealand's only free online motorcycling magazine, bringing the best motorcycling content to readers twice a month.

Kiwi Dirt Rider first hit the shelves in May 1984. It was just what the market wanted, our own NZ-based, full colour, dirt bike magazine. Just three issues later we were asked to cover road bikes too, so in December 1984 Kiwi Motorcycle Rider went on sale and it was a hit with Kiwi motorcyclists. We’ve always followed the times over the years. The format first changed to a fortnightly, A3 size with some colour newsprint, and in 1987 Kiwi Motorcycle Rider was a mixture of paper stocks in A4 size. In 1995 we introduced Bikemart, aimed at promoting bike sales, new and used, it was free from your local dealer. In 1997 Bikemart was incorporated into Kiwi Rider magazine, and this saw some issues with more than 200 pages. It was a struggle to make it every time. Soon after, the Internet began to fully emerge from its academic base. We all enjoyed the marvels it brought to our desktops little knowing that in 20 years it would have changed the face of newspaper and magazine publishing forever. Readers could access the latest information at the click of a mouse.

In 2015 we published the KR Report, our first digital magazine utilising some of the latest technology, with galleries, videos and interactive advertising. The Report focused on grassroots NZ content, along with archive tests and features from KR. We’ve since kept abreast of the rapidly changing market and in 2017, some 33 years after we started, we've made the decision to move from printing to publishing online. The exciting part is Kiwi Rider Online is free. Secondly, you get the same great content we’ve always delivered but it's now more relevant than ever in the rapidly changing digital world. You can view it on your phone, tablet or laptop and you can even download it for offline reading. KR Online brings you the same content you love but also with video of our test bikes, and events from around the country, all in one package. We keep in touch with regular competitions and email updates, to help make KR Online your portal to motorcycling in NZ and beyond. Subscribe to Kiwi Rider using the link above to make sure you never miss a free issue.

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