Passion drives custom bike specialist
Motorcycle customisation, repair, and service outﬁt Full Throttle Motorcycles is servicing an increasing market all around New Zealand with a focus on providing an exceptional customer experience as well as top quality, high value work.
Full Throttle Motorcycles managing director Darryl de Boer has been in the automotive industry all his working life, starting his career as a qualiﬁed car mechanic before following his passion into a qualiﬁcation in motorcycle mechanics.
He started his company four years ago, initially working out of a small double lock-up before building up the business and moving into a workshop in Graceﬁeld, Lower Hutt.
He says he started the business because of his pure passion for motorbikes.
As the only independent motorcycle customisation business in the Wellington region, he says there was clearly a gap in the market for a company which could turn an off-the-lot motorcycle into a one of a kind, speciﬁcally suitable and tailored for each customers’ unique purposes and requirements.
To make business viable, Darryl combined the intricate and often expensive customisation aspect with the full range of service and repair work, and as such completes a wide variety of projects on all types of motorcycles from cruisers to commuters.
Full Throttle Motorcycles is able to offer a service far advanced of the big name outﬁ ts, with direct access to suppliers of motorcycle products from overseas.
“There are a lot of products coming out now which I didn’t think would ever make their way to New Zealand,” Darryl says.
“Now the younger generation is really getting into motorcycles and that has boosted the market to get these products to New Zealand. I do a lot of research on all the new and different products and I’ll go out of my way to source a product for my customers.”
As a young business owner, Darryl can relate to the requirements of his older customers as well as the younger ones.
Full Throttle Motorcycles is eliminating the fear of online ordering and forking out a large amount of money to an unknown entity, and provides customers with peace of mind as Darryl sources his products directly from international suppliers.
The motorcycling community is a close one, particularly in the Wellington region, and Darryl knows that his reputation will precede him wherever he goes.
“Our reputation is 100% important, and we place a huge emphasis on customer service to ensure our customers get not only a great looking and well riding bike, but also a fantastic experience where we’ve gone the extra mile to help solve their issues.”
Darryl keeps in touch with the national motor cycling community and showcases his business by regularly appearing at all kinds of shows and events across the country stunt riding on his HarleyDavidson.
As demand increases and the uniqueness of Full Throttle Motorcycles’ range of services becomes well known around New Zealand, the company is now pairing with motorcycle transport specialist Biketranz to complete customisations, performance upgrades, repairs, and servicing to motorcycles outside of the Wellington region.