Kawasaki is back in Tauranga

Kawasaki New Zealand is proud to announce the return of Kawasaki to the Tauranga area. General Manager Mike Cotter says “After an absence of the Kawasaki brand in the area we are excited to return to Tauranga”, “we remained patient to partner with a well established and reputable dealer and we are looking forward to working with Makz Gear to provide Kawasaki customers with the best possible service and support.” Makz Gear officially opens it’s door on their new premises on the 15 February at 52 Second Ave, Tauranga.

Read the official release from Makz Gear below:


Founded in 2000 and brought by Serge in 2017 with KTM motorcycles and has been building up to this since and taking on Kawasaki and Suzuki motorcycles in 2020.

Makz Gear supports local events such as the Otamarakau School fundraiser trail ride and the Tauranga motorcycle club along with riders over the years such as Mason Phillips, Ben Townley, Madoc Dixon, Flynn Watts, Jayden Wyber (+ many more) and Jeff Scott Electrical Race Team.

We are all excited to be bringing Kawasaki back to Tauranga and to our customers!


Serge (Director & Mechanic) with over 35 years’ experience and having owned motorcycle shops since 1986 in both France and the Réunion Island, a small French speaking island off the coast of Madagascar (the country not the movie lol) in the Indian ocean. He enjoys off road and road riding.

Colin (Manager & Mechanic) having 20 plus years working and riding both road and off road, Colin is an experienced Vet MX rider and usual can be seen competing at the Tauranga motorcycle club rounds.

Danny (Mechanic) 6 year’s experience with working on motorcycles and jet skis. He also loves racing motocross and most Sundays be found at an MX track around the region and often on the podium too.

Aaron (Sales, Parts & Accessories) With 14 years experience with Kawasaki parts having come from a multi franchise dealership last year. Aaron rides everything on 2 wheels including road riding, road racing (Ninja 650 ProTwin) , trail riding and adventure riding.