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    Josef Burgey
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    Hello OldBeer,
    thank you for your tips.
    Which route would you recommend from Napier to Wellington.
    Would the 52 over Masterton OK, or should I choose another route?
    Thank you for your help.
    Greetings, Joseph

    #19358

    OldBeer
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    • Location: Auckland
    • Bike: DL650, DRZ250, 1992 Africa Twin! (Temporarily)
    • Rank: 650cc Rider

    Hi Joseph
    I haven’t ridden that road on a bike yet but it’s on my list to do. I believe it’s a very good route. So yes, go on SH 52.

    #19359

    JamesGale
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    • Location: Napier
    • Bike: BMW F650GS (2002)
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    I’ve traveled SH52 hundreds of time (car and bike). It’s a nice ride. Just be ready for the twisty stuff on the Rimutaka Hill.

    #19360

    OldBeer
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    • Location: Auckland
    • Bike: DL650, DRZ250, 1992 Africa Twin! (Temporarily)
    • Rank: 650cc Rider

    Thanks James!

    #19362

    JamesGale
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    • Location: Napier
    • Bike: BMW F650GS (2002)
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    SH52 has actually been renamed to SH2. (That’ll help depending on how old your maps are).
    I usually take SH50 out of Napier, which then joins with SH2. There are a few nice distractions along the way.
    You could cross over to the west coast. There are some nice coastal views, but the new Kapiti Expressway is a bit boring to ride.

    #19708

    Xenia Sägesser
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    • Location: RTW Trip
    • Bike: XT660R
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Hey everyone

    We are a couple from Switzerland, who are riding our two Yamaha XT660 (I ride an R version and my boyfriend the Ténéré) towards New Zealand at the moment. At the moment we are in India and will ship our bikes by the end of the year to your beautiful country. On the 21st of January we will fly into Auckland and have around 3 month to travel around before we head to Australia.

    It would be great to catch up with some of you guys while we are on the road and we might have one or two questions about some good offroad tracks

    In case you would like to check out what we did so far you can do so here:
    http://www.xtadventures.ch
    http://www.facebook.com/xtadventures
    http://www.instagram.com/xtadventures
    http://www.youtube.com/c/xtadventures – we make a video about every country we visited so far (well a little behind now haha)

    Cheers from North India
    Xenia & Tinu

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    OldBeer
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    • Location: Auckland
    • Bike: DL650, DRZ250, 1992 Africa Twin! (Temporarily)
    • Rank: 650cc Rider

    Hi Xenia

    Look forward to catching up when you get here, there are lots of nice back roads and quite a few tracks that you can get lost in. Plenty to see and do in both islands.

    Let us know when you have your dates for arriving in NZ and we can arrange to meet.

    Cheers

    #19718

    Xenia Sägesser
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    • Location: RTW Trip
    • Bike: XT660R
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Hey OldBeer 🙂
    Thanks a lot! We are looking forward to explore the two islands. We arrive on the 21st of January in Auckland and will head to the South Islamd as soon as our bikes arrrive 🙂
    Cheers

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