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Learn about The Motorbike Shop

The Motorbike Shop are the South’s leading Premier Yamaha Dealer. We are a privately owned business based in Hampshire, offering the highest levels of service and expertise, whether you are looking to purchase a new Yamaha, a used motorcycle, or to service and maintain your current motorcycle.
The Motorbike Shop showcase a large selection of the latest new Yamaha models, plus an extensive choice of top quality used motorcycles. We also keep a great range of Yamaha demonstrator models and if you bring your bike in with you, we can value it for part exchange and work out a deal that suits you.

We also offer competitive finance from a variety of providers, including regular Yamaha backed promotions through Black Horse Finance.

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Meet The Motorbike Shop Team

Dean Hemmings
Owner

Ricky Lowther
General Manager

Andy White
Junior Sales Executive

Jacques Verwey
Senior Sales Exec

Trevor Vass
After Sales Supervisor

Jack Stevenson
Sales exec

Natalia Seweryn
Sales exec

Noelle Meredith
Office Manager

Sam Curry
Parts & Service Advisor

Kevin Tydeman
Driver

Kostas Kantelmidis
Senior Technician

Ben Boocock
Technician

Dean Hemmings

What’s your story?

I previously worked at Motorcycle City for 20+ years, in every department!

What is your favourite motorcycle?

I can’t pick just one! My favourite three are the Yamaha YZFR1 60th anniversary, XSR900 and WR450 dirt bike…at the moment.

How long have you been in the industry?

I have been in the industry for 35 years.

What do you like to do in your free time?

My track day bucket list…all the famous European circuits plus fishing and shooting.

Jacques Verwey

What’s your story?
I’m South African & previously worked in adventure tourism in SA.

What is your favourite motorcycle?
Yamaha XT500.

How long have you been in the industry?
I’ve been in the bike trade for 9 years, having worked with both BMW and Yamaha. I also spent a little time on the dark side selling Honda cars.

What do you like to do in your free time?
Astro-photography (weather permitting) & BBQ (non-weather permitting)

Noelle Meredith

What’s your story?
I used to work in Aerospace and after that the mobile phone industry.

What is your favourite motorcycle?
Yamaha XSR700 & definitely in Garage Metal!

How long have you been in the industry?
I have worked in the industry for 9 years now.

What do you like to do in your free time?
Walking my Ridgeback (you may see him in the showroom on occasion) and I love to ski every year.

Jack Stevenson

What’s your story?

Born and raised in Kingston upon Thames and moved to Ash 3 years ago.

What is your favourite motorcycle?

Honda CBR600RR

How long have you been in the industry?

New to the industry – I’m like a kid in a toy shop!

What do you like to do in your free time?

Spending time with my family and riding motorbikes.

Natalia Seweryn

What’s your story?

I was born in Poland and lived there until I was 17, then moved to UK and have been living here for 8 years. This is what I call home.

What is your favourite motorcycle?

My favourite motorcycle is…my motorcycle, KTM RC8 (aka Pumpkin)

How long have you been in the industry?

I started working in the industry last year in October 2016. So I am still a newbie.

What do you like to do in your free time?

In my free time I like to write on my blog but of course if the weather is good you will only see me on two wheels.

Ricky Lowther

What’s your story?

I was born and raised in Guildford, Surrey but I now live in London. I sandwiched these two homes with a 6 month stint in Latin America which was an incredible experience. After university, I went into the motor trade and have been in it ever since, working in both the motorcycle and the car industry.

What is your favourite motorcycle?

For a Yamaha, the beautiful XSR900 in garage metal. Otherwise, Honda SP2 which I will now never be able to afford!

How long have you been in the industry?

I have been in the motorcycle trade for around 10 years with 3 years in the car industry in between.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I like to run and have completed the London Marathon a couple of times. I’m also booked to run it again next year. Otherwise, my favourite two things are food and travel, ideally in some kind of combination!

Trevor Vass

What’s your story?

Born and bred in Farnborough.

What is your favourite motorcycle?

I used to work at a Ducati dealer and loved riding the 996 SPS. My favourite Yamaha is the XSR700 with the Akra high level pipe.

How long have you been in the industry?

I have been in the motorcycle trade for 27 years. I have been a technician for 26 of those and have recently moved into aftersales.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I enjoy spending time with my family, riding my mountain bike, watching motocross and playing table tennis. I’ve recently bought my 5 year old son an electric trials bike and love watching him learn to ride it.

Sam Curry

What’s your story?

I was born in Surrey but I have lived in Hampshire all my life. I’ve work in a number of jobs but I always wanted to work in the motorcycle industry and here I am!

What is your favourite motorcycle?

The bike I own! 2017 Yamaha MT-09. So far I have had it just under a year and I love it. Fantastic bike!

How long have you been in the industry?

I have been working with bikes for 3 years now.

What do you like to do in your free time?

If it’s dry, I’ll be on my MT-09. I enjoy rock climbing. Travelling when I can and when I haven’t spent all my money on bike parts! Soon with more training, I hope to take short breaks to travel to some of the best climbing spots. I plan to ride to most of them.
Follow me on Instagram to see what I’m up to @__sam_curry__

Kevin Tydeman

What’s your story?

I live locally in Yately and I have been in the area for many years.

What is your favourite motorcycle?

I love the look of the new Yamaha MT10 tourer!

How long have you been in the industry?

More years than I can count!

What do you like to do in your free time?

I enjoy traveling to incredible places around the world. I also enjoy playing darts and spending time with my grandchildren.

Kostas Kantelmidhs

What’s your story?

I was born and lived in Athens my whole life, until a recent move to the UK. My mother birthed me on a Honda motorcycle!

What is your favourite motorcycle?

Honda 954 Blade!

How long have you been in the industry?

I have worked in the motorcycle industry for 28 years.

What do you like to do in your free time?

Customising bikes, playing bowling and of course spending time with my family.

Ben Boocock

What’s your story?

I was born and raised in emsworth, where i currently live with my partner, son and menagerie of animals.

What is your favourite motorcycle?

I don’t have one favourite bike as such, but I own a tzr 125 which was my first bike and currently lives in the house with me.

How long have you been in the industry?

I have always had a keen interest in bikes, and I have worked as a technician and MOT tester for several years. This being my first time in a main dealership.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I have recently became a first time father so in the little spare time I have. I enjoy obviously spending time with my family, fixing my old land rover, off roading and shooting the odd rascally rabbit.

Andy White

What’s your story?

I grew up in Reading and have always wanted to work in the Motorcycle industry, i’ve finally got my chance.

What is your favourite motorcycle?

Yamaha MT-10 in Tech Black but i’d love another 350LC

How long have you been in the industry?

Brand new to the industry and loving it, it’s like being a kid in a sweet shop

What do you like to do in your free time?

I like to spend time with my teenage daughter shame she doesn’t feel the same! Watching MotoGP and of course, riding motorbikes!

The Motorbike Shop’s History

The Motorbike Shop was launched in 2007 by Dean Hemmings, formally of Motorcycle City, Riossi and Infinity Motorcycles. Dean’s vision was to start The Motorbike Shop as a dealership who provide motorcyclists with competitively priced new Yamaha motorcycles, the best quality used motorcycles, servicing and parts, whilst also giving the best possible customer service with expert knowledge and advice.

Dean has over 30 years experience in the industry and has honed his skills predominantly on the sourcing of quality used motorcycles. Other members of the team include two sales executives whose collective experience is in excess of over 20 years and a parts and service department with technicians who have experience working with all the top manufacturers.

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