About City Honda Manawatu

Our Story

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The History of City Honda Manawatu

Originally founded in 2008 by Chrissie and Kevin Carian, City Honda Manawatu has grown into one of New Zealand’s leading motorcycle and outdoor power equipment destination stores. In February 2017, the Carian’s sold the business to three local shop owners who joined force to run City Honda Manawatu: Scott Newton (of Scott Newton Motorcycles, Shannon), Bevan Bisset (of Bisset Honda, Pahiatua) and Ingrid de Graaf (of Bisset Honda, Pahiatua).

As a company, we are now proud to be a part of a family of three locally owned and operated Honda Dealerships. City Honda Manawatu is joined alongside City Honda Horowhenua in Levin, and Bisset Honda Pahiatua.


Above: A taste of moments in history from 2008 to today at City Honda Manawatu.



Lead by Strong Values

The way in which we do business is guided and shaped by some of the most innovative and credible companies in the world. We’ve adopted and refined our business philosophy to ensure our customers can rely on City Honda Manawatu every time.



Built from the Ground Up

We are only as good as the team that turns up each day. Our diverse team of focused technicians, outdoor power equipment specialists, parts and accessories gurus, sales team and office staff is what makes City Honda Manawatu the company it is.



A social taste of what we’re about

Here is a taste of City Honda Manawatu. A destination and team dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in motorcycle riding and outdoor power equipment. Check us out on Instagram @cityhonda or leave us a comment on Facebook here.


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Backing our Community

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Community Involvement

We’re proud to be in behind many great community groups, events and causes. Helping out the locals who back us is essential to the success of City Honda Manawatu, and an integral part of why we’re in business. We’ve got the backs of many local schools, our farming community, riding community and worthwhile causes.



Sponsored Riders

We’re excited by the fantastic group of people that ride under the City Honda flag. Our current sponsored riders include James ‘Robo’ Robinson, Toby Winiata, Hannah Powell, Mark Perry, Zac McKean and Locky McKean, Jesse Donnelly, Courtney Clapham and Georgia Marshall.


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Working Together

We are proud to work in partnership with many companies and organisations that help lift our level of service for our customers. Two of these key partners include City Honda Horowhenua in Levin, and Bisset Honda in Pahiatua.

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City Honda Horowhenua: Shannon to Levin

Formally Scott Newton Motorcycles, in February 2017 the business transformed into City Honda Horowhenua, alongside City Honda Manawatu and Bisset Honda in Pahiatua. They proudly serve the beautiful Horowhenua community. Selling both new & used farm bikes and servicing all brands.

They are also proud to be Horowhenua’s only StihlShop. Leading the way in outdoor power equipment and covering all your servicing needs. With brands such as Walker, Masport, Hustler and Honda Outdoor Power they are the leaders in exceptional power equipment in the region.


Above: Originally Scott Newton Motorcycles in Shannon, City Honda Horowhenua has progressed into it’s new location in Levin.



Bisset Honda: Our friends over the hill

Here is an excerpt from their facebook page:

“Bisset Honda would like to thank our customers for nominating us for the Southern Tararua Business Awards category Farm Business/Rural Service. We were the proud category winners for 2016 and are humbled to again be nominated for 2018.

Here at Bisset Honda we have strived to provide the Tararua District for the past 10 years with excellence in customer service in the Motorcycle and Outdoor Power Equipment industry. Our main philosophy is to provide the best possible customer service each and every time a customer does business with us. We value our customers greatly and no matter how big or small the request may be, we will strive to fulfill every customers need to their complete satisfaction and to the highest standard. We genuinely enjoy providing the very best of service and going that extra mile. We have a tremendous community spirit and love to give back to our community, being involved in many events and sponsorship from Mens and Ladies nights, Adult Learners Week, Sheep Dog Trials to name a few.

With 19 staff on board and a combined total of over 150 years experience between our technicians and their numerous qualifications, awards and prizes our Bisset Team are well equipped to handle any motorcycle, Quad, SXS or Outdoor Power Equipment, either in our workshop or on-farm. We take every opportunity to up-skill our workers to provide the very best in knowledge for the very best quality of work.”


Above: Bisset Honda sits as the Tararua’s strongest motorcycle and outdoor power equipment destination.



Backed by Strong Partnerships

We are proud to stand alongside a range of regional, national and international partners. Working with a variety of experts in their fields helps us deliver our customers, clients and communities better products and services.

In particular, the collaborative efforts between City Honda Manawatu, City Honda Horowhehnua and Bisset Honda have already produced many benefits, and the partnership will be an exciting one to watch moving forward. To enquire about partnering with us, get in touch.