The Taverner families love of motorcycles started early with Paul Taverner on his BSA Chopper or Norton Commando where he terrorised the streets of his home town of Bathurst and only a few years later went on to open his first bike shop ‘Street Bike.’ The reputation of the Taverner name followed from there to what it is today – being known locally and throughout Queensland for being outstanding, trustworthy and one of the best in the business.
Paul’s son Joe was also bitten by the motorcycle bug early and he now holds over 20 years’ experience of his own. After receiving an OP 1 he enrolled in university to study an engineering degree but the lure of the motorcycle industry called to him and he left uni to go on to complete his apprenticeship instead. He was drag racing and building bikes night and day, picking up the tricks of the trade while working by his father’s side before he had even begun his formal study. Over the last 47 years countless motorcycles have been built, raced, repaired and serviced all by the Taverner men and have continued to be a part of many trophy winning performances and custom motorcycles along the way. Combined, the two of them now hold over 60 years’ experience in the trade and that, along with our invaluable support team, is what has made our business an industry leader that is continually producing reliable, top quality work and cutting-edge performance machines year in, year out.
Our large network of parts suppliers worldwide and local paint, finishing and machinery partners make any major custom, restoration build or just a minor service job a cost effective and time efficient process for our loyal customer base. We supply and use only the best and in return we have been rewarded with loyal clientele that have followed the Taverner name throughout the many years we have been providing our services. Trust in us like so many others do and we guarantee you’ll leave our business satisfied and go on to become another loyal customer.
Our fantastic Team
The team here at our new mechanics and dealership consists of our expert and head mechanic Joe Taverner, previously of Taverner Motorcycles. Keeping it in the family we have Joe's father (and the man behind the Taverner name) Paul, who lends his 45+ years of knowledge to the rest of the team as well as Clem, our ambitious and very talented 3rd year apprenctice. This makes up the workshop side of the team but we have a dedicated team of sales consultants ready to help you find the motorcycle of your dreams!