Great Southern Motorcycles
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Meet the Team

Here at Great Southern Motorcycles, we pride ourselves on providing an excellent standard of service throughout our business. Whether your bike just needs an oil change, or maybe it's time to upgrade to a new one, or perhaps browse through our extensive range of clothing & accessories - there will always be a friendly staff member to help with any questions and requirements.

DEALER PRINCIPAL - Mick Ball

Mick Ball has a genuine passion for motorcycles and has been in the industry for 26 years. Starting at the age of 5 with a Honda XR 75 Mick's interest in bikes grew rapidly. Racing Motorcross through his teenage years he then turned to Road racing production bikes until his curiosity had him swinging off a sidecar competing in the West Australian Road Racing Championships. A Motorcycle Mechanical apprenticeship soon followed at Bikeworld in Belmont where Mick learnt his trade on Harley-Davidson, Ducati's and Suzuki bikes. His desire for more technical knowledge lead him to work for George Forward Motorcycle Engineering where he discovered frame straightening, all aspects of Suspension Servicing and Engine Reconditioning.

The travel bug then saw Mick travel around Australia for 6 years working in bike shops as he broadened his experience on all brands, including working with the Jack Daniel's Nitro Harley drag racing team out of Brisbane. In 1998 Mick and his wife to be Sharelle moved to Albany WA to purchase Great Southern Motorcycles. They have since built Great Southern Motorcycles into one of WA's most respected motorcycle businesses. When Mick's not racing his V-Rod Destroyer he'll probably be out with Sharelle and their kids Jessica and Jacob on their Heritage Softail fitted with a sidecar for the family. Mick also enjoys fishing and shooting and spending time with family and friends.


General Manager - Sharelle Ball

Sharelle grew up in Brisbane surrounded by motorcycles and engines from her father and brothers. She met Mick in 1998 and was working in Admin roles at the time. She moved with Mick when he bought Great Southern Motorcycles. In 2001 Sharelle came on board and started working in the business in whichever department needed her.

It was only natural that Mick’s passion for motorcycles would rub off on Sharelle and she now loves them and can’t imagine life without some form of 2 wheels. Sharelle commits herself to Great customer service and spreads her time between the business and raising her and Mick’s two children. She now has to fight her son if she wants to have a ride on the motorbikes as she has yet to get her license.

Having collected years of knowledge about all aspects of the business she’s certainly your go-to person for any queries. So don’t forget to say hello to her next time you’re in.


ACCOUNTANT/OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR-Vanessa Oosthuizen

Please meet Vanessa our Accountant and office administrator. Vanessa is a qualified accountant with years of experience in all types of accounting and auditing.Vanessa enjoys spending her weekends relaxing with family,friends with her husband Deon and their two children.


SPARE PARTS AND ACCESSORIES MANAGER- Brian Gibbons

Motorcycle enthusiast Brian ( Gibbo ) Gibbons has recently completed a life long dream to move to the Great Southern.Having spent many years in the parts supply business, Brian is your go to solution person for spare parts and accessories. When he's not riding his Softail Breakout, he's often out enjoying quality time with family 4wdriving and fishing.


PARTS & ACCESSORIES - Ian Smith

Ian Smith is our spare parts and accessories guru, an Albanyite born and bred Ian was bitten by the 2 wheel bug during his early teen years and has been involved with motorcycles in one way shape or form ever since. He bought his first Harley in the early eighties and with this bike captured Best Shovel at the inaugural Albany Motorcycle Show and the South West Street Custom Bike Show in the mid-nineties. Ian's other interests are fishing and he tries to get to Exmouth with his boat at least once a year (but not always successful). Photography is a hobby he shares with his lovely wife Leonie.


MOTORCYCLE TECHNICIAN- Richard Evans

Richard has been a motorcycle enthusiast since he was about 14. Richard is an active HOG member and the happy owner of an VERY loud Fat Bob with a 120R engine fitted. He also has a CVO Streetglide in his collection

Richard has been at Great Southern Motorcycles for six and a half years and has extensively trained at the Harley Davidson Technical Training Centre in Sydney.

There is not much Richard doesn't know about motorcycles. So when you bring your bike into Great Southern Motorcycles be assured it's in the best hands.


MOTOR CYCLE TECHNICIAN - Travis Hill

Travis has come on board as our Apprentice motorcycle technician. Travis is already a Harley-Davidson enthusiast and purchased his first bike late last year, a 2008 Dyna Wide Glide. He sure is keeping the family tradition alive as his dad has also owned many Harley for as long as Travis can remember.


MOTORCYCLE TECHNICIAN - Joel Daw

Joel had a passion for motorcycles and mechanic's from a young age. His father was a mechanic for the Australian Airforce so mechanic's run in the family. Joel currently own's and rides a Kawasaki GPZ500 and a KTM 530, his dream bike is a Ducati Panagale 1299S. When he's not working on or riding motorbikes Joel enjoys spending time with his close family and girlfriend.