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Learn about The Motorbike Shop

The Motorbike Shop is the South’s leading Premier Yamaha Dealer. 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 Santander Finance.

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Meet The Motorbike Shop Team

Dean Hemmings
Owner

Noelle Meredith
Accounts/Office Manager

Ian Rampton
Sales Manager

Jon Sandalls
After Sales Manager

Andy White
Sales Executive

Jacques Verwey
Sales/After Sales

Sam Curry
After Sales Advisor

Chris Tizzard
Technician

Ben Edmunds
Technician

Trevor Vass
Technician

Kevin Tydeman
Driver

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.

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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.

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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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