Terms and Conditions
Please take the time to read the following important information
All riders of our motorcycles must be 25 years or over, be comfortable on large engine capacity high horse power motorcycles and have regular motorcycling experience on a similar size and style of motorcycle. NZ Nakeds offer a range of engine capacities from 800 – 1300cc and horse power from 120hp – 220hp.
Each rider must have a full, valid motorcycle licence in their own name from their country of residence or an International Driving Permit (IDP), with a motorcycling endorsement appropriate to the capacity of the motorcycle they will be using. If your licence is not in English, you must obtain a translation approved by the NZ Transport Agency. Contact your local automobile club for further details about obtaining a translation or an IDP.
We highly recommend doing the Visiting Driver Training Programme, this will also help if you are going to hire your own car while you are in New Zealand.
If you pass the tests, get a certificate to prove your skill. You can legally drive in New Zealand for up to 12 months if you have either a current drivers licence from your home country or an International Driving Permit (IDP).
From 1 October 2015 all rental car companies and operators are encouraged to make sure international drivers are adequately prepared for driving in New Zealand and understand the differences to driving in New Zealand. By completing this online assessment (link below) and printing a certificate of completion, signed by you, you can present this to us to show you have taken steps to prepare yourself for driving in New Zealand.
Other useful links
- NewZealand.com – International Driving Licenses and Permits
- NZTA – Driving on NZ Roads
- NZTA – New Residents
Overseas Licence Holders Must Also Produce
- Valid Passport
- Valid Motorcycle Licence
- International Drivers Permit (if required)
You Must Produce When Hiring A Motorcycle
- Valid Motorcycle Licence
- Credit card – Visa, Mastercard, Bankcard & AMEX accepted
Goods And Services Tax
Goods and services tax (GST), is sales tax which is currently 15%. GST is included in all prices.
Deposits And Payments
To confirm a booking we require a 20% deposit of the total hire price.
The deposit is non-refundable and will be deducted from the total price. Confirmation of your booking will be emailed to you. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to your departure date. The bond (see Insurance and Bond section for details) is payable when you pick up the motorcycle.
Any existing medical conditions should be clearly declared on the booking form.
A 3% surcharge will be added to all credit card payments.
Insurance And Bond
We strongly recommend you have personal travel insurance.
Comprehensive insurance covering damage, theft and fire to the motorcycle is included for all motorcycle rentals and tours. A bond equal to the excess amount is required via credit card authorisation prior to hire. The bond is released upon return of the motorcycle and gear and final inspection confirming undamaged condition. Any damage to the motorcycle or gear up to the insurance excess will be charged to your nominated credit card.
Bond / excess payment is NZ$2,500.00
Cancellations And Refunds
Customers can cancel their rental or tour booking at any time. Cancellations must be received by email or phone. If you cancel your booking the following applies:
- Cancellations received more than 60 days prior to the departure date are subject to a cancellation fee of the initial 20% deposit
- Cancellations received between 59-30 days are subject to a fee of 40% of the total rental or tour cost, 30-14 days are subject to a fee of 50% of the total rental or tour costs
- If a cancellation is received less than 14 days prior to departure date the full 100% of the rental or tour cost is payable and no exceptions to the above can be made. You may however provide a substitute person
- NZ Nakeds is not required to give any refunds once your rental or tour has started regardless of the reason for the participant/s being unable to complete the tour. No refunds are payable on any unused accommodation, meals, motorcycle rental, or any part of the tour, which is unused
- In the unlikely event that NZ Nakeds have to cancel a fully guided tour, your monies paid will be refunded in full. We reserve the right to cancel any tour up to three weeks before the start of the tour. In this case we will give you the opportunity of placement in any other tours
Our motorcycles are not permitted off sealed road ways.
Default, Damage And Termination
We have the right to terminate the rental or tour of any hirer and take immediate possession of the motorcycle if the hirer fails to comply with any of the terms of the rental agreement or if the motorcycle is damaged. The termination of the hire shall be without prejudice to the other rights of the owner and the rights of the hirer under the terms and conditions of hire.
Motorcycles are to be ridden in a lawful and respectful manner. NZ Nakeds reserves the right to terminate the hire due to motorcycles being ridden in an unlawful manner.
NZ Nakeds does not assume responsibility for bodily harm or injury, nor for any damage or loss to personal effects. We strongly recommend that you carry comprehensive travel insurance for your entire stay in New Zealand.
We will not be responsible or liable for speeding, parking tickets, or road tolls, weather, acts of god, or any other circumstances beyond our control. We are not responsible or liable for injury to person, damage to property, delay, loss, and illness incurred during their stay in connection with or relating to the supply or omission of air, sea, land transportation services, or of accommodation, meals, facilities, entertainment or other services provided by NZ Nakeds.
Motorcycles And Gear
Our motorcycles are maintained by fully qualified motorcycle technicians. All our riding gear is kept clean and sanitised.
During the hire period NZ Nakeds is not obliged to replace a damaged motorcycle, but will do our best to get you back on the road as soon as possible. If you damage a motorcycle you must report this to us immediately.
During the hire period the hirer is responsible for taking care of the motorcycle including basic maintenance including correct tyre pressures and oil levels. The participant is solely responsible for the ignition keys, and all other accessories and equipment hired. Should any equipment or gear be lost, stolen or damaged the hirer is responsible for the replacement or repair. The bond deposit will be used to cover any outstanding costs.
Passports and visas
The customer or the customer’s travel agent is responsible for all paperwork requiring entry to New Zealand.