The Botany Honda Team

Botany Honda Motorcycles has been in business in East Auckland for a decade.  Our team are a dedicated group of keen motorcyclists who ride, or race both on and off road 😛   Below is a bit more information on our small, but perfectly proportioned team…

Darrell Ladbrooke


Darrell has 20 years experience working in every aspect of the motorcycle industry. While living in South Africa Darrell worked his way up the corporate ladder to Dealer Principal and Sales Manager.

A qualified Mechanic, he now spends his day servicing and maintaining your motorcycles.

John Hanley

Gear & Accessories

John is an all round motorcycle enthusiast and has enjoyed riding and restoring bikes for over 30 years.

His first motorbike was a 1976 Kawasaki KE100 which came as a rolling frame and 5 boxes of bits! Decades later John still has bike projects on the go.

Matthew Ferguson

Motorcycle Sales Consultant

Dunedin born Matthew has lived in Auckland since 2011.

Matthew has a general interest in all types of biking, from motorcycling on road, mountain biking in the local forest or keeping up to date with the race events of the MotoGP

Joshua O'Connor

Workshop Assistant

Josh has been repairing and maintaining his own motorcycles since the age of 13.

Brought up in the far north of New Zealand, Josh moved down to Auckland to gain experience of working on a broader range of motorcycle

Nathan Evans


A keen motocross racer since age 6, Nathan now races his CRF250R to competition level – when he isn’t recovering from knee surgeries!

He commutes to and from work on various demo bikes with the
excuse that he needs to ‘test ride’ as many new models as possible! 

Paul Bergmann

Senior Mechanic

Paul returns to Botany Honda after spending several years overseas working alongside the Factory Honda Teams in World Superbikes and MXGP, where he provided technical support to riders and their mechanics.

An excellent all-round technical & mechanical expert.


Danny Evans

Motorcycle Parts, Power Equipment

Danny (owner) is an all round motorbike enthusiast both on & off road. He takes every opportunity to get out on his road bike and you’ll often find him and his sons competing in motocross & trail ride events around the country.

Any spare time is spent fishing or mountain biking.

Richard McFadden

Motorcycle Sales Manager

Richard has been riding road bikes from the age of 16, surviving some of the evil handling bikes of the 70’s & 80’s!

He is now trying to wear out a Honda CB1300 by clocking up thousands of k’s all over New Zealand.

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