Road, dirt, farm bikes! Servicing, WOF & Parts for most makes of motorcycle

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0, 2, 4 or 6 wheels!

Our service and repair workshop has seen some incredible machines over the years, from 50cc kids bikes and 1800cc trikes to wood chippers and a 6 wheel amphibious argo! All manner of engines and all brands make their way through our service department. We have 4 mechanics and it’s not unusual to see a combination of sports bikes, kids dirt bikes, quads and a lawnmower or two on their benches, in any one day!

Amphibious Argo

Just. one. last. nut. to do up!

This time of year we see a lot of quad and dirt/farm bikes, whether they are used for roaming around lifestyle blocks, conquering hills or following cattle, they all need an annual service and safety check, minimum.

We run a pick up and delivery service within 30km of the shop, so you don’t need to arrange time off to get your bike or ATV to and from the workshop. Most of the time we collect from a barn or garden, unearth the hidden key and are on our way without disrupting the owner’s day.

If you are handy with the tools, and like to work on your own vehicle, we can get tyres and parts for most makes and models. We can also source ATV accessories like; gun rack, windscreen, cargo box, trailer, spray units etc.

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Being a Honda dealership we can supply any of the 2 or 4 wheel bikes, including the multi-purpose Pioneer SxS (side by side) all wheel drive unit, which seats up to 5.  If you would like more information, phone or email us for a brochure.

If on the other hand you’re looking for a used quad for the bach or your lifestyle block, give us a call as we often get them traded in, or we can find a specific used unit through our dealer network.

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Call (09) 274 2727 or email to book your 2, 4 (or 6! ) wheeler in for repair or service.

Botany Honda Motorcycles & Power Equipment
9 Trugood Drive, East Tamaki

OMG – Petrol $2.20 Per litre!

How far can you get on $40 worth of petrol?

An average learner legal (LAMS) bike holds between 13 and 17 litres of fuel – that amount will take you 300 to 400 kms!   If you’re commuting to and from work by car, there’s a safe bet you are spending double that for half the distance!

If you haven’t given much thought to commuting by motorcycle before, now is the perfect time.

“We’ve had a lot of enquiries about small capacity motorcycles lately” says Danny
“One guy came in recently saying he sits in a line of traffic that crawls past our dealership on the way home from work every day, often thinking about calling in. He finally decided to park up and come inside to talk to us about commuting by motorcycle.”

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$40 of petrol will take you 300-400km by motorcycle

“Not only is it more economical to run a motorcycle, especially if you commute alone, it’s quicker too – commuter bikes are light and easy to manoeuvre through traffic. They are also easy to park – most parking buildings have allocated areas for motorcycles and a lot of the time the parking is free”.

Now that the evenings are getting lighter and there is the smallest hint of spring, it’s a good time to call in and have a look at the big range of bikes available to new riders.

From 150cc scooters , cruisers through to 250cc and 500cc adventure bikes (so you can have fun on unsealed roads too), then there’s the 300cc to 500cc urban street and sport bikes, and 650cc sports bikes – yes, all learner approved. We have a selection of new and used models.

Call in and speak to one of the team at Botany Honda Motorcycles for advice on how to get your licence.  You could soon be on your way to saving hundreds of dollars on fuel expenses every month.


Botany Honda Motorcycles; 9 Trugood Drive, East Tamaki, Auckland
Ph: (09) 274 2727 //  //  Facebook

Have A Go – Road Motorcycling

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At Botany Honda we are always encouraging people to get on two wheels with local demo days and sponsored trail rides. Our most recent event was a free ‘Have-a-Go’ at road riding.

This event was for people who hadn’t been on a motorcycle or scooter before to have a go in a safe environment. Everything was provided; bikes, helmets, gloves and 3 fabulous professional instructors from Passmasters.

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A crowd of budding riders attended the event where a large area to the side of the Botany Honda building was sectioned off.  It was great to see so many different people having a go – in fact the age range spanned 3 generations.

On lookers enjoyed a hot drink and free sausage sizzle (ooo yeah, food AND motorcycles), while waiting for their turn and chatting to the guys about what’s involved in getting a licence, what kind of motorcycle most suited their needs, plus advice on appropriate riding apparel, finance and insurance options.

Following the event we’ve had several people contact us expressing an interest to attend the next one – so we plan to run this again on Saturday 22nd September 2018. Spaces are limited so if you’d like to reserve a slot, email

With petrol prices due to hit an all time high, it’s a good time to start commuting by motorcycle. Botany Honda have a great range of learner legal bikes (LAMS) and scooters in stock – new and used.

If you’d like more information on road motorcycling, give one of the team at Botany Honda a call (09) 274 2727.  Or if you’d like to take a course – contact one of the fab instructors at Botany Honda can even hire you a bike for the day.

9 Trugood Drive, East Tamaki, (09) 274 2727  // 

Cruise into summer

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We all like to get away from it all during summer. But sitting in a hot car, sizzling in an inevitable traffic jam certainly isn’t our idea of an escape from the rat race. There’s no better way to experience a Kiwi summer than on two wheels…

Making the right choice when it comes to what to ride isn’t always straight forward, so our team are on hand to help.

It really comes down to individual preference and the experience of the rider – If your style is more laid back, then a Shadow 150, CMX500 Rebel (both learner legal) or the sleek VT1300X Fury could be for you. These bikes are all cruiser style.

If you’re planning on going further afield with a pillion, then something like the VFR1200 Crosstourer would be more suitable – a very comfortable ride with big padded seats (very important for the pillion!) and heated grips.

If a brand new motorcycle is just a little too much for the wallet to handle, we can arrange finance or advise on used models. Either way, you can test ride most models to ensure you get the bike that is right for you.

If you want to get your licence but don’t know where to start, you can hire a LAMS (learner approved) bike from us for the day to take a course or test. We can even lend you the safety gear to wear.

For advice, sales, servicing or a free motorcycle safety check, visit or call 09 274 2727.

Botany Honda Motorcycles & Power Equipment, 9 Trugood Dr, East Tamaki, Auckland (09) 274 2727



Scooters are becoming more and more popular – a great way to commute, get to and from uni or pop to the shops. Easy to park too – they slip in to the smallest of parking spaces.

No surprise the demand for scooters has grown in NZ – they are cheap to buy, cheap to maintain and economical to run, especially now petrol is so stupidly expensive. Some, like the Honda Giorno 50, you can ride on your car licence. Others are mostly LAMS approved (learner legal) so just need a learner licence. Find out what’s involved in getting a learner licence.

If you’re just getting started, you’ll need protective riding gear too.

Get completely kitted out Top-2-Toe with a Scooter Combo. This hard wearing gear is all Alpinestars – so it’ll last you years:

  • Helmet
  • Jacket
  • Pants
  • Gloves
  • Boots

ALL for only $749
Ladies & gents styles. Options available

Enquire by phone (09) 274 2727  or email: