About Us

First European

First European are proud to be the official sales and servicing agents of MV Agusta, Benelli, Royal Enfield, Norton and SWM motorcycles.

We are a passionate and skilled team, dedicated to providing the best possible service to all of our customers. So whether you want a full custom build or a routine service, give the team a call on 03 366 2201.




Andy Burchall

Andy has raced both cars and bikes, which started with the purchase of his first bike (in parts) at the age of 15. Since then, Andy has had far too many cars and bikes to list. To this day, Andy's still totally addicted and worships the God of Speed.

Teresa Burchall

Teresa holds both full car and bike licences. She enjoys exploring New Zealand's great scenery when time allows, although at present seems to spend most of her time in the office doing all the detail jobs that everyone else hates to do! When she does manage to escape, Teresa can often be found riding around the bays on a Royal Enfield (one of her favourite bikes).

Gabe Tasker

Gabe joined us to strengthen our admin team, but has quickly gotten to grips with all aspects of the shop and a a trained barista is a great help to Teresa when it comes to keeping our Throttlestop customers happy. Gabe has recently acquired her motorcycle licence and is now looking forward to taking part in some of our shop rides.

Dan Herman

Daniel is part of our motorcycle sales team. He currently rides a Triumph Speed Triple and has a CG125 cafe racer and a CB750 project cafe racer. Dan enjoys the social side of his job i.e. catching up with customers on our shop rides. Give Dan a call for any bike or parts info you may need.

Richard Burchall

Heads up our Service Department and is the main man when it comes to our custom builds, Rick is deeply passionate about all things car and bike related and currently owns a 1976 Jaguar XJ6 and a MV Agusta 1078RR to name just two of his toys. Catch up with Rick for some bike chat on one of our shop rides or simply give him a call to book your bike in to the workshop.

Uther Henderson

Is our technician apprentice Uther currently ride a Triumph Street Triple 675 and is currently working with Rick on a number of our custom build projects. With a keen interest in European motorcycles and an eye for detail, Uther enjoys liaising with customers to get their bike feeling the way they like like it whether that be a simple indicator bracket or a detailed project brief.