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Motorcycling news for Dunedin, Otago, and Southland. Check in here for the latest happenings in the world of motorcycling in the lower South Island.

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21 Apr 2023
Distinguished Gentleman's Ride
Dunedin is officially taking part in the world's largest and most stylish charitable motorcycle event on Sunday, May 21st, 2023. Join hundreds of thousands of dapper gentlefolk riding stunning motorcycles on the same day around the world for men's health. The goal for 2023 is to raise awareness and $6m USD for prostate cancer research and men’s mental health on behalf …
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19 Apr 2023
Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 ~ 1st ride review from BRM
Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650   With BRM getting the only NZ invite to the world launch of the highly anticipated Royal Enfield Super Meteor, Paul headed to India to sample the latest model to incorporate the 650cc parallel-twin – while dodging cows, trucks and even camels! Royal Enfield’s first Super Meteor was a 700cc twin that hit the streets in 1952 It …
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21 Dec 2022
Royal Enfield Hunter 350
HUNTER 350 ARRIVING IN NEW ZEALAND FROM RRP $7,590 INC. GST- Contact us at MCR today to get your order in, or call 034770366 The Hunter 350 has set numerous milestones for Royal Enfield. Achieving over 75,000 bookings across India. More importantly, there are more than 40,000 proud Royal Enfield Hunter 350 owners   Royal Enfield has received great feedback from the global unveil …
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7 Dec 2022
MCR Xmas Hours
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23 Nov 2022
The new Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 Cruising at its Purest
● Royal Enfield’s eagerly anticipated thoroughbred highway cruiser showcased at EICMA 2022 | Takes Royal Enfield’s 121-year-old heritage of producing exquisitely designed motorcycles perfectly suited to long-distance riding to a new level ● Based on the highly acclaimed 650 twin engine that’s been optimised for cruising with a new chassis developed for comfort and an effortless glide down long highways ● …
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12 Oct 2022
Have you met Dorje?
Dorje is originally from Tibet but now calls NZ home with his wife Patricia. He bought his Royal Enfield in November 2020 and has clocked up 50,000km. Nothing like a trip to Mount Cook from Dunedin for lunch. He just absolutely LOVES riding his bike.  Dorje has heaps of different "bling bits" on his Interceptor and is more than happy …
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11 Oct 2022
Dunedin Bucket Racing
Season dates to pencil in October 30th November 13th tbc December 18th tbc March 26th tbc April 30th tbc May 21st tbc
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10 Oct 2022
Pics from the OMCC have a go day
A few images from the OMCC Have A Go day in the weekend. Thanks lIam for sharing your photos. A good day was had by all, and we're pretty sure there will be some lobsters around today. Thanks to the OMCC club, medics, flagies, and officials - we all appreciate the work that goes in to hosting these evets.
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21 Sep 2022
Cole Scammell Racing update
As you may have seen our racing season started off well. Our first event was at Christchurch for test and tune on Sunday. The bike ran perfectly and I couldn’t fault it however it was over powering a cold and Un prepped track. This made for a constant and frustrating battle for traction all day my fastest run was …
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27 Jul 2022
Are you a Duck or a Chicken
Some riders loathe riding in the wet and will do anything to avoid it. But it can be a great riding experience, offering a challenge and a valuable way to hone your skills. Are you a duck or a chicken? Ducks love the wet, chickens not so much. So if you want to be a fully-fledged duck, what do you …
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26 May 2022
Royal Enfield Himalayan SCRAM 411
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24 Mar 2022
We're Hiring!
Parts Specialist / Sales Superstar
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17 Mar 2022
Royal Enfield Unveils the Scram 411 ADV Crossover
Introducing the Scram 411 Royal Enfield's first ADV crossover. The new Scram 411 is an engaging, accessible and capable street scrambler, with the heart of an adventure motorcycle. Built on the proven LS-410 engine platform and the Harris Performance chassis, the Scram 411 combines spirited agility on urban streets, with competent rough-roading capabilities. Focused and purposeful changes in the riding …
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1 Mar 2022
ROYAL ENFIELD NATIONAL TEST RIDE DAY MCR and Royal Enfield New Zealand would like to invite you to the Royal Enfield National Test Ride Day for 2022 on Saturday the 12th of March. You will be given the opportunity to experience the Royal Enfield range on an easy going ride. Choose from our range of motorcycles including the all-new Classic 350, Meteor 350 cruiser, adventure-ready Himalayan, Continental GT …
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8 Dec 2021
MCR Xmas Hours
Xmas Hours Friday 24 December   9am-3pm Saturday 25 December closed Sunday 26 December closed Monday 27 December closed Tuesday 28 December closed Wednesday 29 December 9am-3pm Thursday 30 December 9am-3pm Friday 31 December 9am-3pm Saturday 1 January closed Sunday 2 January closed Monday 3 January closed Tuesday 4 January closed From Wednesday 5 January, Usual Hours Resume ~ Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, Sat 9am-1pm, Sunday Closed The team at mcr thank you for your business and wish you a safe and …
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16 Sep 2021
60th anniversary models revealed
YMNZ are pleased to reveal stunning new models from the R Family sporting an iconic colour scheme that celebrates 60 years of competition in World Grand Prix events. The legendary red and white livery – complete with unique speed block pattern and yellow race plate motif – evokes the halcyon days of road racing when two-strokes ruled the roost. An …
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10 Sep 2021
Royal Enfield One Ride Dunedin
JOIN THE RIDE One Ride is set to go for 2021! Royal Enfield owners & riders who are able to, you are invited to join Royal Enfield dealers and owners on September 26th 2021 to participate in this famous global ride event.  One Ride will be a distance of less than 200km.As you set out with the MCR team and other Royal Enfield owners you …
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6 Sep 2021
OPEN at Level 2 from 8am Wed 8 Sept
MCR COVID19 Update 4.30 pm Monday 6 Sept 2021 From Wednesday 8 Sept 8.30am and during Level 2, MCR will be open to customers, this includes our workshop and showroom for all of your motorycyle and gear needs.  Ph 034770366,, or order online at The safety and well-being of all our customers and staff is our top priority. We will be …
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1 Sep 2021
MCR COVID19 Update 4.30 pm Monday 30/8/2021
MCR COVID19 Update 4.30 pm Monday 30/8/2021 From Wednesday 8.30am and during Level 3, MCR will be open, but not quite as normal. Contact-less * Parts & Accessories * Motorcycle Sales * Service & Repairs * FREE Local Pick Up & Delivery Please call, email or message us to find the contact-less option that suits you, as our showroom will be closed for browsing during Level …
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1 Sep 2021
Welcome to the Royal Enfield Family
Welcome, Netty!   Royal Enfield New Zealand is pleased & excited to welcome Annette Eldridge to the Royal Enfield family! Netty was first introduced to riding when she was a young girl by her father. She would ride around on her pee wee 80 in rural Victoria where she grew up. As well as being an active motorcyclist (check out @adventuresofnetty on Insta) …
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5 Aug 2021
A letter From Cole Scammell Racing
Hello MCR  We would like to thank you very much for your support/sponsorship for the 2020/2021 race season.  Your support help us towards a very successful race season, we have traveled more than 15,000km in our last season  Here are some of my achievements from the  2020/2021 race season  - Christchurch club round 2nd place  -Christchurch club round 1st place  -First National round Christchurch 1st …
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13 May 2021
Introducing Tommy Thöring's custom Royal Enfield Himalayan, '#38'
With the Royal Enfield Himalayan gaining serious popularity with custom bike builders around the globe, it's proving to be one of the best bikes of choice to express creativity. Built by Tommy Thöring, who builds under the name of 'Schlachtwerks', 'he describes his 2020 Himalayan as a 'Classic Enduro', but he just calls it #38, as it's the 38th custom …
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23 Apr 2021
Cole Scammell Racing Update
13 April 2021 We have had a very busy weekend, on Friday I attended Phill Garrets motorcycling New Zealand land speed record attempt we will do a post about this as soon as we receive the rest of the footage from this event. Then after the speed event on the Saturday I converted the bike from a land speed setup back …
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5 Apr 2021
An Update from Regan
Here is an update from Regan Bray (one of MCR's Sponsored riders) after the completion of his second season... Nice work Regan!! Over summer I competed in my second season of the New Zealand Superbike Championship. Round 1 was held at Ruapuna in Christchurch. I felt really confident on the bike with my new YSS set up and was surprising …
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25 Feb 2021
MCR Calendar photo submissions now open
We’ve decided to do another calendar (July 2021 to June 2022) So now is the time to start submitting your pics. Email them to us at
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21 Feb 2021
METEOR 350 - From $7490, enquire today
METEOR 350 - From $7490, enquire today Cruise Easy – Cruising, that holy grail where the rider becomes one with the machine, the terrain and somehow becomes free from the act of riding, primed to soak in the surroundings. The Meteor represents that eternal essence of riding, the spirit of the cruise; with classic contours & timeless design cues, it …
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19 Feb 2021
Free Ride Forever Course with every new Yamaha sold until April 2021
Have you been thinking about a new Yamaha road bike? Now is the time to do it! MCR and Yamaha have teamed up with Ride Forever to offer a FREE Ride Forever course with every new Yamaha road bike sold between now and the 30th April 2021.
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1 Oct 2020
Ride the Tricity 300 on a car licence
The Long awaited 2021 All NEW Tricity 300 has arrived at MCR. RIDE THIS BEAUTY ON A CAR LICENCE!! ABS Brakes Centre Stand EFI Traction Control Transmission Details: CVT Auto Condition:  Yamaha takes Urban Mobility to the next level with the all-new Tricity 300. Its economical BLUE CORE 300cc engine gives you plenty of power for riding longer distances on the …
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21 Jul 2020
Cole Scammell - MCR sponsored rider
Cole Scammell is one of our MCR sponsored riders, we receieved the below email from Cole (and his team manager, Tash) its great to get these updates. "I would like to say thank you for your support of Cole Scammell Racing for the 2019/2020 race season. I would also like to let you know about my successful and busy season, I …
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3 Jul 2020
winter Newsletter
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1 Jul 2020
The evolution of the BIKE diagnostics has arrived at MCR
MCR has invested in the latest diagnostic technology to help us get the best out of your bike. We have upgraded to the latest NAVIGATOR TXB Evolution diagnostic tool. This is a new tool that has been designed and developed specifically for the BIKE diagnosis. It’s hardware features make it compatible with all the current protocols for most bikes and is packed with …
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17 Jun 2020
Royal Enfield Roadside Assist
Royal Enfield Roadside Assist Here is another reason to buy a Royal Enfield from MCR.   All New Royal Enfield motorcycles sold by MCR , are eligible for roadside assistance for the life of their warranty period  Classic, Bullet and Himalayan: 2 Years, 650 Twins: 3 Years.    Roadside Assist is provided via AA Roadservice Cover with AA Dealer Care and covers the vehicle, not …
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16 Jun 2020
MCR Training Days - what are they?
MCR in association with Two Wheels Unlimited run several training days per year.  We run these with 2 trainers at the Levels Race track in Timaru. An ideal day to get to know your bike and gain riding confidence in a safe environment. Using a closed circuit allows riders to practice different skills on the same set of corners repeatedly, …
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21 Apr 2020
OPEN AT LEVEL 3 - FROM TUESDAY 28 APRIL What does Level 3 mean for MCR? While Covid-19 Level 4 meant we had to close ☹, Level 3 means we can open! 😊 even though it will be in a different way to normal. The MCR workshop will be open under level 3 and available for all the usual things, service, repair work, WOF etc …
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26 Mar 2020
28 Day Online Motorcycle Rally
28 Day Online Motorcycle Rally Helping Motorcyclists stay sane for 28 days! Brought to you by MCR Dunedin, NZ Keep an eye on our facebook page for daily activities, contribute with your photos and stories. If there is demand, we will create an online rally badge when we are on the other side - just email us if you are keen to …
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17 Feb 2020
How To Wash A Motorcycle Jacket
How To Wash A Motorcycle Jacket What do you do when your favourite motorcycle jacket gets too dirty or takes on a smell of its own? Gear gets dirty—bugs and grime gunk up the exterior, while your sweat funks up the linings. A moist cloth is great for spot cleaning—and the only safe way to clean leather motorcycle jackets—but when it's time for …
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22 Nov 2019
MCR giving you an electric choice
At MCR we’re all about giving our customers choice – and now you can choose to ride electric. We have recently taken on the Super Soco brand of Electric Bikes. These machines not only look great, but get down to business too! Electric motorcycles are everywhere in China, and they're not viewed as toys for adrenaline junkies. They're viewed as cost …
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4 Nov 2019
Making dreams come true
Below is an email we received from a customer - brings a smile to your face when you can be a part of making dreams come true! "Rick and Rachel, I am technologically challenged, so thought I could at least e-mail you my experience at MCR. I am still working a way to get the facebook thing sorted so I …
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8 Oct 2019
MCR sponsoring another rider - Cole Scammell
Cole has been a long time customer of MCR and a DRS member since 2017. We have been watching him over the last few years and recently offered him the opportinity to become a member of the MCR sponsored riding team. While Cole doesn't ride a Yamaha (there's still time) the MCR brand likes to encourage and assist those …
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23 Sep 2019
Training Day 22 September 2019
Training Day 22 September 2019 We had a great day for our MCR and Two Wheels Training day in Timaru.  As always, there were plenty of different styles of bikes, from the learner approved bike, right through to the litre sports bike, cruisers and everything in between. There is an album in our gallery of some of the photos taken of the …
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19 Sep 2019
How to choose the right helmet
Choosing the best motorbike helmet style We’ll take a look at the five different types of helmets and their pros and cons, plus how to choose based on what you’ll use it for. As your helmet is going to help protect you from head injuries, it’s important you know about each type. All helmets in New Zealand must conform to one or …
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17 Sep 2019
When should you replace your motorcycle helmet?
The general rule is to replace your motorcycle helmet every five years, you need to treat a helmet with respect and care and store it in a cool, dry place. The outside shell – plastic, fibreglass or carbon fibre – is pretty tough, but keep it away from petroleum-based products such as fuel, cleaners and paint. It’s the interior foam that …
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3 Sep 2019
September is Motorcycle Awareness Month
Motorcycle Awareness Month is back for 2019! September is Motorcycle Awareness Month (MAM) and signals the start of the motorcycling season. Over half of all motorcyclists start to get their bikes out of the garage and onto the roads after a winter break. September is an important time to deliver key messages to both riders and drivers, about what they can …
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30 Jul 2019
Its our 15th Birthday!!
MCR has been delivering smiles for 15 years, and we're going to celebrate for a month - but you get the presents! We have loads of stuff planned over the next month so make sure you keep an eye on our website and Facebook pages for updates. Below are just a few... Every day for 15 days, starting 23 August we will …
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22 Jul 2019
Women Riders World Relay - Christchurch to Invercargill 10 Sept
The time has come to invite you to the most exciting gathering of women bikers to hit NZ as part of the Women Riders World Relay. Will you be there? 4 days, 2000kms, 100s of women bikers from the far north to the deep south. Laughs and fun guaranteed. We want our sisters from the east and west to …
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2 Jul 2019
MOTORCYCLE REGO CASHBACK PROGRAMME From 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2021, we’re running a pilot where we’ll offer experienced riders, who are eligible, $200 cashback on their annual motorcycle registration. We’ll pay this cashback in two $100 instalments over the two years. Applications open on 1 July 2019. If you’re eligible, you can apply for your first $100 instalment when …
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18 Jun 2019
With Winter upon us, and the Team at MCR are now operating Winter Hours Monday - Friday 8.30am-5.00pm Saturday 9am-1pm Sunday - Closed Our usual hours will resume again in Spring :)
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10 Jun 2019
MCR Now Accepts Genoapay
We are now accepting Genoapay! Step 1: apply for a Genoapay account and get approved for up to $1000 in just a few minutes. Step 2: buy the things you love today and pay for them over time! Step 3: pay with weekly repayments over 10 weeks! Apply now by visiting
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24 May 2019
Jesse Dobias off to China
MCR are very proud to let the world know that one of our sponsored riders, Jesse Dobias, is off to join fellow NZ boy Andrew Jackson to ride his Yamaha for a living overseas! Excited is an understatement!!  Jesse has promised he will keep in touch with updates and pics of his adventures in China  
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23 May 2019
Craig's ER6 Customisation
A few months back Craig wanted a new bike, unfortunately, his legs dictated he couldnt" have what he really wanted (they were just too short) but he was committted to something a bit different. So we took his exising ride, an ER6 that worked, but needed some customising to make "his" A several hours discussing what he wanted the end …
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21 May 2019
Garage Tour 2019
Last weekend we held our 2nd Garage tour. We were lucky enough to get into some incredible "man sheds" and want to say a huge thank you to those who allowed us into their incredible spaces, alongside their amazing toys. There was more than a fair bit of garage envy by the end of the day.  If you're keen to …
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7 May 2019
Highland Park Conquered!!
The MCR team and around 32 of our customers made up more than half of 60 Motorcyclists being priveledged enough to spend the day riding on Highland Park last Friday at the Yamaha Track Experience Day.  The day started with some significant fog, which gave us time to walk the track and spend some time inside getting some valuable training advice …
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12 Apr 2019
Tricity on tour
We  recently sold a Tricity to a customer - to say he loves it is an understatement. He has taken it to places you wouldnt think it would go - but it did!. Pete sent us the below after a trip accross Danseys Pass on his Tricity. Hi Rick & team, The Tricity was great on Danseys! . . . once …
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27 Mar 2019
Yamaha Track Experience Day - Highland Motorsport Park, Cromwell
Now is a great time to own a Yamaha !! This could be you, on your Yamaha Road Bike. Be one of the few motorcyclists who have ridden at Highland Park in Cromwell. Friday 3 May 2019. Want to find out how you can be part of the Yamaha Track Experience Day at this amazing track? Call or message us and …
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18 Mar 2019
MNZ Licence update - now valid for 12 months from date of purchase
Updated info from MNZ 28/02/2019 The new licencing season will open from Monday 10th June and the Office will be using a new system - this means that come 10th June, MNZ Licences will be valid for 12 months from the date of purchase, not from June-June. Your current licence still expires on 30th June, but you can now choose …
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12 Mar 2019
Tenere 700 Launch date announced
We are taking your pre-orders NOW !!  The much anticipated new adventure ready Yamaha Ténéré 700 is set for a release date of December 2019 with RRP set at a value packed $16,999 inc GST + ORC. These will be hot property and we envisage stocks will be limited so to make sure you secure yours contact us to get …
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6 Mar 2019
MCR Sponsoring Up and coming racer in 300 cup
REGAN BRAY -MCR would like to introduce you to Regan Bray.  Regan has some big goals, and we are proud to be helping him in his racing career. Regan currently races a 400 in the post classic race scene, but to get him ticking off his list on the way to his penultimate goal he is now going to be …
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26 Feb 2019
MCR Congratulates 2 of our customers on placing at the Burt Munro
MCR Congratulates 2 of our customers on placing at the Burt Munro, Cole Scamell with a first place in the Comp Bike at the Drags, and Gary Burrows first place, Post Classic Pre-95 in the Street Race. Well done guys! We had a few of the MCR team at the Paul Nixon memorial the week before the Burt too. Justin Middlemiss …
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27 Jan 2019
Paul Nixon Memorial Endurance Race
Wow - what a weekend! The MCR race team had a great day out in Invercargill at the Southland Motorcycle Club's Paul Nixon Memorial Endurance Race. We experienced a few classic race bike issues, with fuel pumps and oil seals (bugger!!) but luckily, we had the trusty R6 track bike as a back-up. There were 2 Paul Nixon races, lap times …
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12 Jan 2019
Check out photos from the MCR Great Escape
After ten years the Coast to Coast had done its dash, so this year we did something different. We had our very first Great Escape. This year was a mystery destination and after around a 600km ride (both road and off-road) we ended up at the Otematata Hotel where we had a great meal followed by a few 'Fantas' and prizegiving …
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