A man who lost control of his motorbike and crashed yesterday has died in hospital.

The 55-year-old lost control and hit a bank when he was travelling on a state highway with a group of motorcyclists in the Coromandel Peninsula.

The man was riding a BMW motorcycle on State Highway 25A about 2km from Puketui Rd.

He crashed at about 3.30pm and was flown to Waikato hospital in a critical condition.


However, Waikato Police today announced the man died at about 10pm last night.

Police were investigating how the crash happened.