A man has died after losing control of his motorcycle in New Plymouth.

The crash happened about 9pm yesterday and the rider was taken to hospital in a serious condition.

He died from his injuries.

The Serious Crash Unit is investigating the crash.


The man's name would not be released until his family were notified, police said.

Central District police reminded drivers to maintain awareness of road conditions, especially in wet conditions.

A small amount of rain can cause dusty roads to get very slippery, police said.