About Thunder Trike Tours

Kiwi owner/operators Mark and Denise offer a unique tourist experience exploring the Bay of Islands on their V8 Chevrolet Trikes.

Originally from the deep South of NZ, we have always been motorbike and V8 enthusiasts, so now we get to combine the two with these awesome Trikes!

Built in Christchurch New Zealand by James D Trikes and powered by a 5.7L 350 Chevrolet Edelbrock motor, our trikes are the ultimate in power and excitement.

When you go for a ride with the Thunder Trikes you will want to ride for miles. They have been built for comfort and with a low centre of gravity, the bikes have less roll and amazing grip around corners.

NO HELMETS REQUIRED – due to the fact that our trikes are registered as convertible cars and comes complete with full seat belts. You can enjoy the wind in your face and experience the adrenaline!

Fun for all ages!


Looking for something a little different? Fancy giving the kids a real thrill? Good news, Thunder Trike Tours caters for children too!

We believe that age shouldn’t be a barrier to fun and a little excitement, whether your 4 years old or a 104 the we’ll do everything we can to make sure you can enjoy a ride with Thunder Trike Tours.

Please note that in accordance with the law in New Zealand all children under 7 years must have a booster seat.

JamesD Trikes

James D are considered the leaders in the designing and building of V8 Trikes.

From the custom designed wheels and the bucket seats to the sleek look of the handcrafted carbon fibre shell. No expense or time has been spared in exploring all aspects of the C35 trike to ensure its exceptional.

To find out more about the making of our awesome V8 Chev 3 seater Trike please watch this video produced by the great guys at JamesD.

Absolute Highlight of Paihia

“Can’t say enough about how much I loved this ride the thrill and speed and roar of that Motor was amazing. Mark the owner could handle that bike you just knew it was safe. If you are coming to Paihia put this on your bucket list you won’t be disappointed!”

Karen, Invercargill

Thrilling… cheek flapping fun!

“While neither of us are motorcycle people, we had a blast! Mark is a great host,and when he cranked it up to 100km it was awesome… I looked over at my husband and his cheeks were flapping like he was skydiving! Well worth it!”

Jacquie, Christchurch