About us

David Bridge and Laurie Summers – the 2 founding directors of Darbi Accessories (formerly Laurie Summers Accessories).

Steve Bridge, Managing Director of Darbi says: “Darbi is a leading distributor of motorcycle gear and accessories in New Zealand. We’re a Kiwi business and have been around since 1969, when we first imported Yuasa batteries into New Zealand. Today we’re still run by the same family. Everyone who works at Darbi is passionate about motorcycling – just as our retail partners are, you have to be if you’re in the motorcycle business. Why else would you work in the business if you didn’t love motorcycling?

We’re proud of the fact we distribute some of the finest motorcycle gear brands in the world, with names like: SIDI, HJC, BERIK, D.I.D & ACERBIS and many others. But we’re always looking to discover other exciting and innovative new products to offer our customers, which is why we go to the big expo’s and shows in the USA and Europe.

Our warehouses based in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch carry millions of dollars worth of stock, with a huge range of products, which includes, helmets, clothing, protective gear, tyres, chains and various other parts. It’s important to us that we maintain high stock levels because it ensures our customers get what they want, when they want it. After all nobody likes to be kept waiting.

Outstanding customer service is vitally important to us, so we’ve invested in the best systems, processes and training to make things as easy as possible and support our customers. Of course we’re always looking to improve, so if there’s anything we can do to make life easier for our customers, you only need to let us know.

Our new website is a significant investment and is designed to give the end consumer as much information as possible before they visit the retailer. It’s a fantastic source of product knowledge – whether you’re into street, touring or off-road riding you’ll find product reviews and videos to help you make the right choice.

So take a good look at our website and GET MOTOVATED.”

83 Mt Eden Road, Auckland, New Zealand. The original home of Darbi Accessories – then known as Laurie Summers – who were the importers also for Jawa, CZ and then Kawasaki.

Racing sponsorship has changed over the years since this Jawa sponsored rider.

Made in NZ – the Nzeta from the 1960’s.

  • Darbi partners logos
  • Street
  • So you want to look cool and stay cool?
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  • Touring
  • Being prepared for NZ conditions is essential.
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  • Off Road
  • Experience some of the best off road biking in the world.
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