About Rogers Motorcycles

Rogers Motorcycles has been a Yamaha dealership in Invercargill since 1962. Founded by Jack Rogers in 1958, the business is currently owned by Kevin and Ann McDonald who took over at the helm in 2003.

Rogers Motorcycles supports the farming and agricultural community in Southland, supplying a wide range of new Yamaha farming ATVs, ROVs and AG bikes.

Our inventory also features a large range of new Yamaha road, dirt, and kids’ bikes, while our second-hand range includes various brands across the farming, road and off-road sectors.

At Rogers Motorcycles, you'll get outstanding service, excellent value for money and an honest, straight-up approach.

Let's face it - experience counts. Kevin has an extensive background in engineering and motorcycles, while our workshop and parts staff boast unrivalled skills across all facets of the motorcycle industry. And at the heart of it all is a shared passion for competitive racing in a variety of disciplines. 

Based in the agricultural heartland of the deep south, the farming sector continues to be a major part of everyday business at Rogers Motorcycles. We’re proud of our long history helping our local farming community and loyal customers any way we can. Whether dairy, sheep or beef, we understand the pressures of modern farming.

Great customer service is testament to the knowledge of our friendly staff - some of which have notched up over 35 years in the industry. When it comes to workshop servicing, repairs, and parts, our team is incredibly experienced on all motorbike makes and models. For us, professional satisfaction stems from going the extra mile to exceed your expectations. 

Kevin and Ann McDonald - Owners

Kevin and Ann McDonald - Owners

A qualified engineer, Kevin brings a lifelong passion for motorcycle racing to Rogers Motorcycles. When he's not out dropping off new units or chatting to customers, you'll find him having fun at full throttle indulging in his love of racing speedway sidecars and road bikes. With an involvement in the sport now spanning over 35 years, he's witnessed first-hand the technological evolution which has taken place in motorcycles, although he still appreciates a classic.

Proud Southlanders (albeit an adopted one given Ann's Scottish twang!) the pair are focused on supporting the agricultural community and respect the role the sector plays in driving New Zealand's economy and helping families put food on the table.

Down-to-earth and genuine, Kevin and Ann's dedicated work ethic is reflected in their business approach. They’re strong believers in providing great customer service and good value for money and relish the chance to go the extra mile for their customers.

An extensive background in administration equips Ann well for her role as Office Manager. While always embracing the challenge of running their own business, she enjoyed the flexibility it allowed her when raising the couple's children. Since Sarah and Chris have flown the nest, the business commands even more of her attention. Luckily modern technology enables Ann to visit family overseas while still keeping her finger on the pulse at work. Not one to shy away from the thrill of riding, Ann enjoys spending time on social motorbike rides with family and friends.

Stu Kennedy - Workshop Foreman

Stu Kennedy - Workshop Foreman

A stalwart of the Rogers Motorcycles crew since 1981, motorbikes have always featured in Stu's life. While his knowledge extends across all makes and models, he specialises in Harley Davidson and European machines.

Since embarking on his career as an apprentice mechanic in 1974, Stu thrives on the challenge of sorting out a problem motorbike.

On the racing scene, Stu is a long-serving member of the New Zealand Sidecar Association. Outside of work you’ll find him fixing up a motorcycle or out riding. He currently has a 1000cc V-Twin Yamaha and an XJR 1300 Yamaha ... both with sidecars of course.

Tim Page - Mechanic

Tim Page - Mechanic

Tim joined the Rogers Motorcycles team in 2007. Always one to enjoy tinkering with engines, he opted to do the pre-trade automotive course at SIT. Beginning his career in the industry, Tim completed his apprenticeship here at Rogers.

Known for his high standards, Tim’s always happy to help customers with any enquires and enjoys the variety of work each day brings.

He finds it rewarding to learn new skills and techniques which he can put into practice by helping customers.

On the weekends you’ll find Tim playing football, working on his cars or spending time with family.

Lynn Kennedy - Mechanic

Lynn Kennedy - Mechanic

A fully-qualified motorcycle mechanic, Lynn earned his trade after completing his apprenticeship at Rogers. In 2019 he celebrated a milestone 10 years as part of the team.

A natural problem solver, the wide variety of bikes which come through the door keeps Lynn challenged.

Away from the workshop, you'll likely find Lynn reading books, listening to music, playing video games or out riding his Yamaha Scorpio 225.

Kenneth Villarosa - Mechanic

Kenneth Villarosa - Mechanic

Arriving in the south after several years spent as a motorcycle mechanic for Honda in Dubai, Kenneth's international experience has proved an asset since he started work at Rogers in 2010. 

Motivated by customer satisfaction and ensuring jobs are completed in a timely manner, Kenneth enjoys the vast range of work.

While he hasn’t done a lot of riding here in New Zealand, Kenneth racked up plenty of adventures exploring the desert dunes in Dubai.

His outside interests include photography and an impressive diecast collection.

Brad Hamlin - Mechanic

Brad Hamlin - Mechanic

Completing his apprenticeship in 2016, Brad has continued to hone his skills since joining the team at Rogers the following year. The learning environment on offer has enabled him to gain valuable experience.

With a knack for fixing things others struggle with, Brad always aims to work hard and have a positive attitude. He particularly likes to tackle the electrical side of motorcycle repairs.

Since joining the property market with his fiancé Bianca, Brad's weekends are usually spent working on the house, on a motorbike, building computers or socialising with family and friends.

Shane Livingstone - Parts & Accessories

Shane Livingstone - Parts & Accessories

Two decades spent dealing in motorcycle parts has equipped Shane with ample experience to meet the needs of our customer base.

Starting at Rogers Motorcycles in 2004, Shane hails from a background in motorcycle parts and heavy equipment parts sales.

A keen motorcyclist since 1975, Shane raced competitively from 1980 to 2013 in motocross, enduro, hare scrambles, hill climbs, standing quarter miles and flying quarter miles.

Making the switch from being a customer to the other side of the counter allows  Shane to tap into considerable knowledge of parts, apparel, suppliers and distributors for his role.

His number one priority is being able to supply customers with the right parts and educate them in the correct care and maintenance for their machines so they can get the most out of them.

While Shane's retired from racing, a lot of his spare time involves adventure bike riding with friends as well as travelling and dining out with his wife. He enjoys competitive shooting and hunting and spending time with his sons.

Peter Ramage - Sales, Parts & Accessories

Peter Ramage - Sales, Parts & Accessories

Fixing up motorcycles as a hobby since 1972, Peter has gained ample knowledge when it comes to parts. He specialises in finding the unusual and sourcing quality products.

Years of experience in the industry ensures Peter can help customers find exactly what they need to get the best out of their ride.

He's raced competitively in both road and off-road - on two and three wheels.

On the weekends you’ll find Peter working on his collection of motorbikes or spending time with his partner, family and friends.

Sarah Aitken - Administration

Sarah Aitken - Administration

Tasked with keeping things ticking over, Sarah's substantial adminstrative skillset has proved invaluable since she began working for Rogers in 2016.

From booking in bikes for service to accounts, Sarah plays a key role in liaising with customers while helping the business run smoothly.

The part-time nature of her job provides a great work-life balance, enabling Sarah to spend quality time on her five-acre block at Tisbury which she shares with dogs, goats, chickens and a horse.  A member of the Southland Dog Training Club, Sarah helps run classes in agility and obedience. 

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