A motorcyclist caught speeding more than 200km/h on the Tauranga Eastern Link is yet to be found by police.

Tauranga police Sergeant Wayne Hunter said the motorcyclist was clocked at 207km/h on a police radar yesterday but the rider could have reached higher speeds.

The motorcyclist was originally seen riding at 160km/h on the highway about 3.15 pm, he said.

Police pursued the biker but the chase was quickly abandoned because of the high speed and the danger of the pursuit, he said.

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Police believe they know who the motorcyclist is but are yet to locate him.

The incident comes as another motorcyclist was caught travelling more than 200km/h in the Waikato.

Last night Waikato police posted on their Facebook page a photo of their radar clocking 232km/h.

A message with the photo said: "Motorcyclist. In shorts. Suspended learner licence.

"Trying to outrun police on a very fast machine. He failed. He realises that now."

Senior Sergeant Stephen Ambler, the officer in charge of Highway Patrol for the Waikato District, said the 21-year-old man had been arrested.

He was riding in an 80km/h area when he was clocked doing 232km/h about 2pm-2.30pm yesterday afternoon - 152km/h over the speed limit.