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Reply To: The Forgotten World Highway – SH43

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Dave Young
  • Town/City: New Plymouth District
  • Bike: KLX150L, R1200GS
  • Rank: 1200cc Rider

This just a quick update on the condition of the gravel section of The Forgotten Highway (SH43). I found the road is generally in good condition but with it being winter now it is very wet so any the exposed clay is slippery particularly on the cambers, also the middle of the road has a few decent sized potholes. A reasonable set of knobbies should keep you out of trouble (my 90/10 Anakee 3 tyres were not the best but did the job). Look out for stock trucks charging along the road as they tend not to slow down or move over for approaching motorcycles.

SH43 gravel section