The Evolution of Japanese Motorcycles Exhibit

Starts: Fri, 1st Jan 2021 at 10.00 AM
Ends: Sun, 28th Feb 2021 at 5.00 PM
Classic Motorcycle Mecca

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The Evolution of Japanese Motorcycles Exhibit

They were the bikes that changed the game: don’t miss your chance to see our limited-time-only celebration of the mid-century motorbikes that took the world by storm. Our latest display, The Evolution of Japanese Motorcycles, boasts almost 70 neo-classic motorcycles ranging from the 1960s through to the gruntiest of modern machines.

Featuring household names like Honda as well as lesser-known cult favourites like Hodaka, the Burt Munro Challenge 2021 is the perfect time to check out this stunning tribute to game-changing innovation and engineering.

  • Find a staggering display of Japanese motorcycles from the mid-20th century to today, this exhibit showcases the machines that set a new standard in technology, innovation and speed.
  • Find big boys like Honda and Yamaha through to cult favourites like Hodaka, you won’t want to miss this stellar lineup.
  • Once it’s gone, it’s gone: with bikes generously on loan to Classic Motorcycle Mecca, as well as a few from our own burgeoning collection of classic Japanese motorcycles, this display is set to close on 28 February 2021.


Included as part of museum entry.  

Adult $35pp
Child $20pp
Family $85

2 Adults & 2x Kids under 14. Under 5's are free.

Exhibit Tickets

Exhibit Highlights

  • The famed Honda CB750.
  • A Kawasaki S1 that is believed to be one of the only ones left on New Zealand soil.
  • A 1979 Suzuki GS1000E.
  • A 2008 Honda TRX700XX.
  • A Bimota Kawasaki Tesi H2 - the result of the 2019 announcement that saw the Italian and Japanese manufacturers combine, to plenty of fanfare, to create a powerhouse dubbed 'the ultimate monster on two wheels'.