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    Scott Livingston
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    • Location: Takapuna in Auckland
    • Bike: 2010 DR650
    • Rank: 250cc Rider

    My pick is Darkys Spur Road in Tangoio, Hawkes Bay which is single lane, has steep drop offs and even the odd car wreck at the base of these. This combination did make me stop and think is this what some of the roads in Bolivia would be like.
    Where do you reckon the most dangerous road is in the North Island?

    #14192

    Black Betty
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    • Location: Papamoa
    • Bike: DR650
    • Rank: 800cc Rider

    My money is on SHW2 heading north from Tauranga. It’s a shocker.

    #14195

    ss2fly
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    • Location: Tauranga
    • Bike: KTM 540exc - modified
    • Rank: 250cc Rider

    I second SH2 north of Tauranga to Katikati.
    I’ve sorted out and cleaned up more than my fair share of accidents on this road for work.
    It looks like a nice road and generally is but it seems to bite you in the ass quick smart.
    Lethal piece of road!!

    #14203

    Gremlin
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    • Location: Auckland
    • Bike: 2010 BMW R1200GS Adventure
    • Rank: 1000cc Rider

    Akatawara Rd, sealed, but so narrow that places can’t fit a motorbike and car, and too many drive too quickly…

    #14236

    Jake Maryniak
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    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    Anything in Auckland CBD

    #14261

    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    I would go with the road out to Sutherlands Hut, huge drop offs and only a foot of grass between the track and the drop.

    The most dangerous for me however was Pomerangai Road as I had a head on collision with a car on there when I tracked 2 years ago. Both of us were doing about 50km/h but the corners were so tight we didn’t see each other coming until it was too late and there was nowhere to go.

    #16505

    Martin White
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    • Location: Roaming North & South Islands
    • Bike: R1200GS
    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    For motorcycle riders NZ wide I think for the last few decades it continues to be the Rimutakas – based on volumes of riders/popularity/serious injury/deaths (NZTA)
    I have been wrong before though.

    #17603

    Unhingedlizard
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    Im surprised that ive ridden most of these and the term dangerous is replaceable with most fun. Esp Sutherlands and Pomerangi!

    Not Akatawara Rd. screw that road.

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