The NZTA is to implement the use of mandatory ABS on new motorcycles from April next year. There are exclusions and allowances, e.g “Trial and Enduro motorcycles primarily used off-road or at motor cross events” and “motorcycles designed for agricultural use.” Guess the old DR/DRZ fits in that bracket hey? 🙂
Wow, I suspect that will be the final nail in the coffin for many bikes in NZ unless the manufacturers announce updated versions between now and then, the DR650 and DRZ-400 particularly.
We already know the KLR650 is going, NZ and Australia are basically the only countries still selling out the remaining stock.