Mark & Kim's love of motorcycles started back in their teenage years and has not diminished with time. Mark was the on-farm service mechanic working for the Mills family (H.B. Motorcycles) in the early 1980’s and when that business closed, Mark & Kim started Ericksen Services in 1985, servicing all motorcycles, three and four wheelers on Hawkes Bay farms. Many of their friends today have been valued customers from the beginning.
Early 1992 they became Ericksen Honda and acquired the full Honda motorcycle dealership. Mark has continued to provide an on-farm service and have added more staff as their business has grown. At present they have a Staff of nine. In 1998 they outgrew their small building in the Bayview Township locating to temporary premises across the road until their new building was completed in 1999.
The motorcycle business has continued to grow in the Road market and is still very strong in the farming market. Giving good service is an extremely important part of their business. Mark and his workshop staff are all fully qualified mechanics. Mark & Kim’s son Hayden has filled the role of service manager. Their oldest son Matt has finished his Airforce career and is now the Parts and sales manager.
In addition to the Honda motorcycles, Ericksen Honda has grown considerably in the Honda Marine market and they are now in the process of building a new Marine & Motorsport centre next door to their motorcycle dealership. Ericksen Marine has the Fyran, Honwave, Southern Pacific Inflatables, Marco and Mac Boat franchises, which compliments their large range of Honda Outboard Motors they have in stock.
Call in and see the friendly team at Ericksen Honda, Bayview, Napier.