Personal Service, Top Bikes
Expect an exceptional service. Expect prompt, clear communication when you book, and a meticulously-presented motorcycle when you arrive. And a lot of biker-friendly chat in between! Our motorcycles are for sealed road riding, so you are assured of reliability.
Payment - A 20% deposit will secure your vehicle, simply email us or book online, provide some details and we'll do the rest. The balance is due 30 days before your rental. Pay by credit card or bank wire transfer. You must be over 21 and own a valid and full motorcycle licence from your own country, or an International Licence.
Rental Prices Include:-
Motorcycle hire including Side and Top luggage
Side pannier inner bags, especially designed by SPMT
Comprehensive Travel Info Pre-Arrival
Full Motorcycle Insurance
Safety & Road Code Briefing
Full motorcycle controls instruction
24/7 Recovery Service including AA Roadside Assist
Travel maps, useful tips, and advice on best routes
All government sales taxes (GST)
Free Transfers to/from our Christchurch base
Free tea & coffee
Free secure storage facility for empty bags, vehicles etc
Free shower facilities
Motorcycle Pick-up or Drop-off
Our Head Office and Main Base is located near Christchurch, your gateway to the glorious Southern Alps, offering arguably the best motorcycling in the world. So if you fly into Christchurch we will pick you up from the airport or hotel, and talk about your trip over a 'cuppa' before you depart. Being south island specialists, most of our rentals and tours start from Christchurch, but it is possible to start/finish at other locations around New Zealand, let us know your plans.
Safety is of paramount importance in our business, so it's important to know that you've chosen a reputable company with compliant, trustworthy machines for hire, and that's us for sure. Before you depart we'll go through the NZ Road Rules with you , show you a safety video, answer any questions, and of course there's the usual Rental Agreement to sign. We'll help you familiarise yourself with the vehicle until you are totally confident. How do you know you're going to be safe in a country you don't know, and on a bike that's not your own. No problem, hire from a Qualmark New Zealand Government Accredited company who do not allow their bikes to ride on gravel tracks or off-road, and who have genuine good reviews on TripAdvisor.
Hours of Business and Rental Period
Your Rental is based on a 24-hour period. For example (eg 11am to 11am). We're on call for assistance 24/7. Motorcycle Pick up and Drop-off hours are usually between 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday, weekends by arrangement. We're a family business so we can be flexible and look forward to working with you on your requirements. If you're flying long distance please get a good night's sleep before you pick up your bike. We can book you in to some great lodgings, just ask.
We have tried to keep these to a minimum:-
Re-location 'One-way' Fees
There is a minimun hire of 7 Days for any relocation and a charge of NZD 495.00
Long Distance Fee
High Season is December to March inclusive, the weather during this time is very reliable, Riding New Zealand is simply superb. Our Low Season is April through to November inclusive when you can take advantage of great rates, but please be aware that during June, July and August there is a risk of some mountain pass closures due to snowfall.
For just NZD5 per day you can hire from a large range of quality Full-face helmets, Open-face helmets, waterproof Jackets, waterproof Pants, Gloves, and Boots. For NZD10 per day you can hire GPS, Comms, Go-pros etc. Just tell us what you need if you are unable or don't want to bring your own Gear.
Contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let us organise motorcycle hire in conjunction with your car or camper van hire. Or Hire a vehicle from our preferred and recommended partners Avis, Budget and the THL Camper group. Simply click on the buttons below, they'll take you straight to their booking site.