NZ Motorcycle Show-13th/14th August 2016

NZ Motorcycle Show-August 2016 - The Ride Forever Motorcycle show will provide a display of all sorts bikes including modern, classic and custom.

We are delighted to announce that the motorcycle section of ACC, are our 2016 sponsors and the show will be called The Ride Forever Motorcycle Show. The show now covers all bikes … Modern, Classic and Custom, both on and off road. The show started life as a Classic bike event for its first two years. In 2015 it expanded to include Custom bikes and now in 2016 we’ve become all inclusive and feature Modern bikes as well.

We also welcome the bike section of the NZ Motor Industry Association to the show and at last count had stands from 15 individual modern marques represented .

The show is at the ASB Showgrounds on the weekend of 13th and 14th August 2016.

Tickets are sold at the door. Prices are the same as last year:

  • $20 Adults
  • $5 Kids (aged 5-13 years)
  • $40 Family Pass (2 Adults, 2 Kids)

The Show is run as a Charity Fund Raising Event on behalf of the Papakura Rotary Club with all profits going towards the support of Community Activities and is the largest bike specific show in New Zealand.

The 2015 show was staged on the weekend of 15th & 16th August at the ASB Showgrounds in Greenlane. 4,000 visitors enjoyed the spectacle (and noise) of 475 bikes, 25 bike clubs and numerous trade stands selling everything from new bikes, through to clothing, accessories, spare parts, services and bike related information. The show contributed $70,000 towards charities in the community.

One of the highlights of the show was the auction of a new Indian Scout. This was generously donated by Indian NZ and prepared as a tribute to Burt Munro. The bike was themed with Burt’s racing colours, 35 race number and “Spirit of Munro” logo on the tank. The auction raised $36,700 for charity. The bike is now in Hays’ Engineering in Invercargill where it will be on display in the future alongside Burt’s original bike.

The show also features the New Zealand Classic Bike of the Year award. This is for a recent restoration of a Classic (currently pre 1993) bike and in 2015 was won by a very rare 1982 McIntosh Suzuki, restored by Dave Morley. In addition to the trophy, the award included a $1,000 cash prize, donated by Motorcycle Trader Magazine.

Further major prizes at the show include Best Bike in Show and Best Club, both adjudicated by professional judges and Peoples’ Choice, voted on by show visitors. These are also $1,000 awards and were sponsored by Star Insurance and the distributors of MotoBatt and Deka batteries.

Entries for Individual Bikes or Clubs is very simple. See the page for “Enter Your Bike” or “Enter Your Club”, fill in the details and we’ll get back to you to confirm. If you’ve got any queries, just send us an email at



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