My name is David Winters and I live in Sydney, Australia. I’m a keen BMW rider and currently have a 2006 R1200RT SE in the shed. I have toured a fair chunk of Australia on my previous bike an R1150RT, also Great Britain and some of Europe on a hired R1200GS.

I’d love to tour NZ but not keen on throwing thousands at a bike hire place or shipping my bike. I’m interested in a bike swap arrangement, i.e. I come to NZ and ride your bike, you come to Australia and ride mine, not necessarily at the same time.

We can work out something between us where neither party is out of pocket for running expenses, etc. Times, dates and details are open to negotiation.

I work for the Royal Australian Navy providing Marine Engineering advice and know my way around machinery. I am 51 years of age and have held my motor cycle license for 34 years. My bike is in pristine condition, fully loaded and ready to go.

If you’re interested I’m keen to hear from you, just drop me a line at


David Winters