Te Waipounamu Motorcycle Tours
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Rental Motorcycles in New Zealand since 1987

Hire a BMW, Triumph or Suzuki Motorcycle from Te Waipounamu Motorcycle Tours Ltd, you’re renting more than one of the best touring models available, more than a superbly maintained piece of engineering - you’re hiring a holiday of a lifetime. Our fleet of over 100 rental motorbikes are immaculately presented with the best tyres for our twisty roads, a full range of accessories are available.

  • New Zealand is not just about the destination but about the journey - home of The Worlds Greatest Motorcycle Rides. Ask about our personalised guided or self guided motorbike deluxe or adventure tours.
  • Hire just a bike and make up your own route - New Zealand has great twisty roads, stunning scenery, friendly people - simply the best motorcycle holiday or tour - guaranteed!
  • New Zealand is a country full of spectacular scenery - here you are able to see just about everything the world has to offer in just one country, this is what makes NZ so unique. There is not another country in the world as breathtaking and seemingly designed just for motorcycle tours!

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Deluxe Fully Guided Tours

Touring with us is not about any strict regimentation or rules you have to comply with. This is your holiday and it is up to us to help you have the best one possible!

From the first evening introductory dinner to the moment we say goodbye we have your best interests at heart. The motorcycles are there at the hotel waiting for you. Our guides will advise you on all aspects of New Zealand culture, road rules, the best places to eat locally, and are there to ride with or assist you if needed.

 

Self-Guided Tours

A perfect compromise between independent rental and a guided tour.  Take advantage of our 20 plus years in the business!

Using itineraries that have been fine tuned over this period of time with matching accommodation in wonderful locations. Yes we can also customise a self guided tour specifically for you or modify one of ours to fit your travel plans. Ask us!

Upcoming Tours

  • Fred Rau's Tour of the Mountain Kings February
  • Fred Rau's Tour of the Mountain Kings March
  • Golden Week New Zealand Tour
  • 3 Week Maori Discovery Tour
  • 2 Week Deluxe Self Guided
  • 3 Week Deluxe Self Guided
  • Fred Rau's Tour of the Mountain Kings February

    Fred Rau's Tour of the Mountain Kings February

    Personally Guided by Fred Rau.
    12th February - 25th February 2018
    Auckland - Christchurch

    2 weeks of fabulous riding! Breathe taking scenery around and over magnificent mountains and awesome passes. Feel the freedom of riding on roads with little to no traffic in your way and experience the thrill of the NZ alpine regions. Excellent accommodation all the way, the finest diet shattering fare, and the friendliest country to ride in makes this tour the stuff dreams are made of.

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  • Fred Rau's Tour of the Mountain Kings March

    Fred Rau's Tour of the Mountain Kings March

    Personally Guided by Fred Rau.
    5th March - 18th March 2018
    Christchurch - Auckland

    2 weeks of fabulous riding! Breathe taking scenery around and over magnificent mountains and awesome passes. Feel the freedom of riding on roads with little to no traffic in your way and experience the thrill of the NZ alpine regions. Excellent accommodation all the way, the finest diet shattering fare, and the friendliest country to ride in makes this tour the stuff dreams are made of.

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  • Golden Week New Zealand Tour

    Golden Week New Zealand Tour

    29th April – 6th May 2018
    Auckland - Christchurch

    Feel the freedom of riding on roads with little to no traffic in your way and experience the thrill of the NZ coastal and alpine regions. Excellent accommodation all the way, and the friendliest country to ride in makes this tour the stuff dreams are made of.

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  • 3 Week Maori Discovery Tour

    3 Week Maori Discovery Tour

    Valid 1 May 2017 – 30 April 2018

    A fantastic New Zealand holiday you won't forget!

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  • 2 Week Deluxe Self Guided

    2 Week Deluxe Self Guided

    1st May 2017 - 30th April 2018

    A superb motorcycle tour that show cases the highlights of New Zealands South Island!

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  • 3 Week Deluxe Self Guided

    3 Week Deluxe Self Guided

    1st May 2017 – 30th April 2018

    20 nights, Includes 3 nights farm stay, 4 dinners, 3 breakfasts, Maori Concert Evening, interisland ferry, Milford Sound Cruise, stay at Larnach Castle, superior accommodation, airport transfers.

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honda vlx600 shadow

Honda VLX600 Shadow

With Screen & Hard Side Luggage included.  Please note - No top box available.

 

Number of days:PeakShoulder
15 to 21$139.00$119.00
6 to 14$149.00$129.00
2 to 5$169.00$145.00

Bond: $2,500.00 or $500.00*

*Add $20 per day to the hire rate for this bond rate to apply. Minimum hire 7 days to be eligible.
Includes Tax, Insurance & Unlimited Kilometres (4+ days only)

Engine Type: 583cc liquid-cooled 52o V-twin
Bore and Stroke: 75mm x 66mm
Compression Ratio: 9.2:1
Valve Train: SOHC; three valves per cylinder
Carburetion: Single 34mm diaphragm-type constant-velocity
Ignition: CD with electronic advance, two spark plugs per cylinder
Transmission: Wide-ratio four-speed
Final Drive: O-ring- sealed chain
Suspension: Front: 39mm fork; 5.7 inches travel
Rear: Single shock with seven-position spring preload adjustability; 3.5 inches travel
Brakes: Front: Single disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear: Drum
Tires: Front: 100/90-19; Rear: 170/80-15
Wheelbase: 63.0 inches
Rake (Caster Angle): 35o
Trail: 161mm (6.3 inches)
Seat Height: 25.6 inches
Dry Weight: 452 pounds (VT600C) / 458 pounds (VT600CD)
Fuel Capacity: 2.9 gallons, including 0.9-gallon reserve
Colors: VT600CD: Light Pearl Blue Metallic, Candy Dark Red; VT600C: Black

Cruiser fans looking for classic styling, an incredibly low seat height and a readily affordable price can find it all in the Shadow VLX and VLX Deluxe.

 

First introduced in 1988 and produced until 2007 the Shadow VLX 600 is a great all around entry level bike boasting big bike features, a low seat height, innovative symmetric cosmetics and flowing lines that all motorycle cruisers came to emulate. This comfortable and easy to ride midsized cruiser is not too big and not too small making it a great choice for beginners and experieinced riders. Perfect for the city with lots of acceleration and zip but still capable of freeway riding despite its smaller sized V- twin engine.

The VLX 600 has proven to be incredibly reliable but better yet fully customizable making it a revolutionary member of the Honda Shadow line of motorcycles. The VLX 600 has seen a handful of changes over the years some big, some small. As seen listed above, there have been three model designations used o er the VLX's lifetime but  primarily there is the Standard VLX and the VLX Deluxe model. Specific years marked the changes to each generation of the VLX 600 including the switch from dual 34mm carburetors to a single 34mm carburetor in 1999. In the United States all VLX models differ from the other Honda Shadow line in that it utilizes a 4 speed transmission and a hidden single shock "soft-tail" style rear suspension. European VLX models have a 5 speed transmission but theu have the same top gear as the U.S. model 4 speed so not much was gained from the 5 gears, the additional gear was created by splitting one of the middle gears into two, most likely 3rd gear. Asian models are referred to as the “Steed” and offer a VLS with a Springer front end.

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Gallery - Motorcycles - Honda VLX600

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