Police have named the 48-year-old Katikati motorcyclist killed in a crash near Whiritoa on Friday.
He is Daryl Wayne Bryenton of Katikati.
Daryl was riding from Athenree to Whangamata when the motorcycle he was riding and a Toyota Surf collided about 5km from Whiritoa just before 2pm on Friday.
Daryl died at the scene.
Waikato District Road Policing Manager, Inspector Leo Tooman says the crash is still under investigation by the Serious Crash Unit.
"However initial indications are Mr Bryenton died after he failed to negotiate a left hand bend on State Highway 25 and his motorcycle crossed the centreline into the path of an oncoming Toyota Surf 5km north of Whiritoa."
This latest death is the 22nd fatality on Waikato roads this year, compared to 34 for the same period in 2011.
"While our road toll is 12 less than last year’s any road death is a tragedy and something we all need to work on to avoid."
Daryl is leaves behind wife Cherie and son Hamish, daughter Maisey and son Lochlan, and step children, Nathan, Anthony, Linda and Caralyn and seven grandchildren.
Daryl is the son of Bruce and Janice.
Daryl will be at home, 17 Clive Road, Katikati, and a service to celebrate his life will be held at St. Peters Community Centre, Beach Road, Katikati, on Friday August 17 at 2pm, to be followed by private cremation.
Donations can be made to Katikati St. John Ambulance, PO.Box 301 Katikati, or may be left at the service.
Communications to "The Bryenton family" C/- P.O.Box 108 Waihi 3641. Waihi Funeral Services Ltd.