Owner and Director
Still living life at full throttle, Simon originally started his business under his father’s house in about 1973 he then bought his current property in 1975 that had a condemned house attached which Simon lived in for almost 10 years holding down 2 jobs a bread round in the early hours of the morning an apprenticeship during the day then building his first shed in his spare time (lol) along with help of his father and buddies from the SRMC that was the beginning of Richardson’s Motorcycles and Wreckers as know back then.
Simons first bike was a 650 BSA which he bought when 15 years old he rode that to school stashing his bike in the bush after arriving as he had no licence.
In 1980 Simon Mortgaged all that he owned to finance his first buying trip to the United States to buy Harley-Davidsons he was 20 years old and never travelled further than Melbourne. What an eye opener for him arriving in LA, seen a newspaper on a chair at the airport went straight to the Motorcycle for sale column noticed that t
Merilyn has a wide variety of skills, leaving college in Year 11 for a nursing career, then working in Hospitality, at Silver Service Restaurants running bars and later part-owner of a hotel (the California Hotel). Merilyn has been employed full time at Richardson’s Harley-Davidson® since 1996 and part-time prior to this, as well as nursing for Family Based Care. She has completed over 50 P.A.C.E. courses, been to Harley-Davidson® University in Sydney, and attended the Harley-Davidson® Worldwide Model Release in America each year for 10 years. This enables Merilyn to keep up to date with all areas of the Dealership, as Harley® host seminars for Service Department, Sales, Parts & Accessories, Chrome Consulting, and Motor Clothes, as well as a three day Harley-Davidson® Show, which includes all licensed products and Genuine Harley-Davidson® stock.
General Manager/ Bike Sales Manager
Chris joined the team at RH-D® in 2007 and commenced in the role of Service Manager. In October 2008 he was appointed to the position of Bike Sales Manager. With a great understanding of the Harley-Davidson® range of motorcycles and attention to providing great customer service, Chris has a proven track record. In 2010 Chris was appointed General Manager of RH-D®. Chris’s current ride is a 2008 Screamin Eagle’ Softail Springer.. His passion and knowledge of the brand and motorcycling in general ensures that all customers gets great service and advice.
Marketing & Events
My name is Lindelle; I’ve been a part of the business here at Richardson's Harley-Davidson® for over 10 years, starting out working causally in merchandise on the weekends and moving into the role full time after I completed a Bachelor of Business (Hons) majoring in marketing. I have been involved in many parts of the business, and now manages the merchandise department in Launceston as well as Marketing and Promotions for Harley® stores, TMW and the Iron Horse. I have now added Manager at the House of Motorcycles to the mix as well. I enjoy orgainsing all the events at the stores and our big charity fundraiser the Give Me 5 for Kids Bike Raffle. My favourite motorcycle in the current Harley-Davidson® line-up is the Fat Bob. If you are popping in, bring a cupcake and say hi :)
General Merchandise Manager
Mandy worked as a seamstress for 33 years, then retail at a clothing store for 2 years. Mandy then took the opportunity to start at Richardson’s Harley-Davidson® in May 2015 in merchandise sales.
I'm still doing clothing alterations, and have been a pillion passenger on my husbands bikes since 1986! We bought our first Harley® a 2009 Heritage Softail, and joined the H.O.G Chapter where I became a Lady of Harley®. That’s when riding our Harley® on the mainland trip and rallies with our friends started.
While at Richardson’s Harley-Davidson® one day I spotted a girl on a silver VROD and thought "I can be like her!" So 23rd January 2013 on a Suzuki Intruder I got my L’s, but it didn’t take long before I traded it for a 2002 silver VROD on the 18th July 2013.
Working at Richardson’s Harley-Davidson® is giving me the opportunity to test other Harley® motorcycles, meet people that enjoy life like I do, and inspire women to become riders! Life is too short.
Nathan is the Service Manager in our Launceston store. He also has a great knowledge of parts as he has been around Harley® motorcycles since he was a kid, his father has always had Harley-Davidson® motorcycles.
Nathan enjoys working on cars and bikes in his spare time. Nathan rides a 2008 Street Bob he also has a 1974 Iron Head Sportster that he has built from the ground up.
Nathan worked for several years in the powder coating industry before joining the team at Richardson’s Harley-Davidson®.
Nathan has been with us for four years now, and has a great passion for motorcycles.
Parts & Accessories
Having purchased a 2019 XL883N IRON, his first Harley-Davidson motorcycle got Josh to thinking he would like to have a career in the motorcycle industry and has now moved on to a ’22 FXLRST. Josh joined the team in early 2020 and commenced a traineeship in Automotive Sales. Josh has a passion for motorcycles having previously owned a Kawasaki Ninja 300 & Suzuki 250 Intruder. Josh, has a desire to be successful and is always happy to assist everyone, he is a team player. Josh enjoys getting out with other staff members in his free time riding around the fantastic Tasmanian twistys on his Low Rider. Going through the process of kitting out his own bike he is also gaining some excellent mechanical knowledge on the brand which is assisting in his parts roles.
Parts & Accessories
Hello, I'm Stuart, and my journey with motorcycles has been a lifelong adventure that began long before I could even ride. Some of my earliest memories involve the exhilarating feeling of cruising on two wheels with my dad, tucked safely in his sidecar. Those moments ignited a passion for motorcycles that has only grown stronger over the years.
Off the asphalt, my world revolves around my partner and our young family. Family is at the heart of everything I do, and I cherish every moment spent with them. When I'm not creating memories with my loved ones or hitting the open road, you'll often find me in the kitchen. Stuart started with us in mid-2023.
Technician Team Leader
Max has always had an interest in motorcycles from a young age. He has nearly 30 years’ experience as a qualified motorcycle technician. During that time, he spent over 15 years working on Harley-Davidson® motorcycles in our dealership and returned to Richardson’s Harley-Davidson® in 2014 because he missed working on these iconic bikes. He has previously owned a 1973 Iron Head Sportster and is currently riding a 2004 Ultra which has been stripped down and customised.
Malcolm started riding motorcycles at the age of 12. He left school at 16 to start working at Imperial Motorcycles, which restored and fixed old English and American motorcycles. Malcolm, while spending most of his time in parts and accessories, would also go into the workshop fixing bikes. The first motorcycle he brought was an old Triumph speed twin 500cc. His first new bike purchase was a 1987 Superglide. Malcolm left the shop in 1996 and moved from New Zealand to the Gold Coast, Australia where he picked up work in a workshop which fixed and customised Harley-Davidson® motorcycles. He has also done a couple of years making 1 ½” to 2” bars at Burleigh Bars. He moved to Tasmania where he had a child and spent a few years diamond drilling at various mines around Australia. He has now returned to his love of working on and around Harley Davidson®. Malcolm is looking forward to working on your Motorcycle in the RH-D® Service Department.
Locky has always had an interest in everything mechanical. His passion for off-road bikes commenced at a very young age so it was a no-brainer that working in a motorcycle dealership would tick all the boxes.
He commenced at Richardson’s in March 2023 as a General Hand assisting the technical department with the flow of new bikes into the Dealership. Once he had been with the dealership for a couple of months, he knew that he wanted to pursue a trade as a Motorcycle Technician.
He commenced his apprenticeship with the dealership in June 2023 and since then has commenced his TAFE training and is learning from our existing qualified motorcycle technicians. Locky is getting his learner motorcycle soon so he will be out on the open road.
His dream bike is a new 2023 FXBRS Softail breakout with the 117 Milwaukee eight motor. He thinks and we agree that this is one cool-looking bike.
Finance & Insurance
Bron has 5 years’ experience in the Finance Industry with a banking and mortgage broking background.
Prior to that Bron managed a Hotel on the East Coast of Tasmania whilst searching for a seachange. Launceston was always home, so bron returned back to Launceston with a career change in Finance.
She has a passion for Finance and loves helping making peoples dreams a reality. “It’s a great feeling seeing someone purchase their first dream Harley and knowing we have helped make that dream possible”
Bron doesn’t have a Harley (yet!), but loves the brand and the culture Harley represents
Come and see Bron for all your Finance and Insurance needs on and off road.
Wayne joined the Richardson’s Harley-Davidson family after a long stint in the hospitality industry as Finance and Administration Manager of a local hotel chain.
He’s worked in Business Administration for the past 30years where he has gained a broad experience base, working in Retail, Manufacturing, Hospitality and Government Enterprises. As a qualified accountant and business manager he brings a wealth of knowledge to the Richardson’s Group of companies.
With a strong understanding of the hospitality industry he will be able to support the management team in the Iron Horse Bar & Grill as well as bring a new perspective to Richardson’s Harley-Davidson and House of Motorcycles.
Wayne says that while his first role working in the motorcycle industry will bring new and exciting challenges, he is looking forward to meeting both old and new customers of the business.
Erica has been a part of our Administration/Accounts department for all the Richardson’s Harley-Davidson® group of companies since 2015. She came from a different office background of manufacturing, and was keen for a new challenge and though Richardson’s sounded like a fun place to work in. Apart from riding as a pillion on Toy Runs and attending numerous Tas Rally’s, Erica hasn’t had much experience with motorcycles but she takes a keen interest in all the bikes and is fascinated by the history in our Museum. She loves the H-D® clothing range and her favourite event is Power Surge day.
Andrea is an accountant with twenty plus years accounting and administration experience making her a valuable addition to RHD’s accounting and administration team.
Although Andrea was familiar with the Harley brand she is new to the motor bike industry and says she is fascinated by the range and variety of our Harley Davidson merchandise not to mention our spare parts range. As a travel lover, she enjoys chatting to our visitors in the customer lounge and hearing about their travels.
Andrea also recommends the Iron Horse Bar and Grill’s fish and chips!
Motorcycle Delivery Driver
Micky has been working with Richardson’s Harley-Davidson and the House of Motorcycles since early 2022 coming from multiple different industries including the transport industry and the pharmaceutical industry. He started in the business as a yard supervisor before moving into our truck/ van driver position.
He has had a passion for Motorbikes since he was 16 and bought his first road bike of Simon when he was 17 from the old out-the-back store. He now owns several bikes including a Softail Standard, a Postie Bike, and a Yamaha Scooter. In his spare time, you can find him with motorbikes, cars or water skiing.