We are delighted to welcome Jon Sandalls to the team who joins us as After Sales Manager.
Jon brings a wealth of experience to the role and combines technical know-how with after sales management experience. Jon has been brought on board as part of our renovation of parts, service and workshop operations and with his knowledge and experience we are confident he will be an important addition to the team. Welcome, Jon!
Here’s a pic of Jon in his race team days with a young Mr Hamilton.
Yamaha are celebrating the countdown to summer with a special event to showcase our popular Sport Touring range.
We will be opening our doors on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May for our Sport Touring Demo weekend.
The weekend-long event offers the chance to test ride the new 2019 Tracer 700, as well as the popular Tracer 900 and super-practical FJR1300 models.
As the first national dealer event featuring the new NIKEN, there’s a chance for you to try one of theses revolutionary machines, which have been lauded for their stability and front-end grip by the UK’s motorcycling press.
And we are giving away a FREE personal powerbank to all riders who take a test ride on a Sport Touring model during the event.*
Dean Hemmings, Director of The Motorbike Shop, recently took part in the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100. Upon completing the ride and in Dean’s own words, ‘if anyone wants a cheap bike, I’m selling mine!’.
Despite Dean’s less than positive, yet comedic view on his future career in road cycling, we here at The Motorbike Shop have huge respect for his incredible achievement. Dean spent a great deal of time and energy training for the almost impossible feat of succeeding in this challenge. And succeed he did.
The money he has so far raised is all for charity and, specifically, the Samson Centre for MS. In his own words, here is why both the charity and the ride are of such importance to him…
”Some of you may know, I like a challenge…..this one may be a step too far, but I’m in training and it’s for a [...]
Yamaha’s Sport Scooter range gets even stronger for 2017 with the arrival of the new X-MAX 300. Featuring iconic TMAX inspired styling and equipped with LED headlights as well as LED position and taillights – this dynamic new sport scooter arrives in dealer showrooms in March 2017.
Its powerful new 300cc engine has been developed to give you increased acceleration and top speed compared to the current 250cc model. And Yamaha’s advanced Blue Core technology helps to make this one of the most fuel efficient engines in its class.
Motorcycle-style double clamp front forks and the new chassis give class leading handling to the new X-MAX 300 model, as well as comfort to ensure weekday functionality with weekend fun.
Equipped with a Traction Control System, huge underseat storage for 2 full-face helmets (and more) and a Smart Key keyless ignition, this premium sport scooter reinforces Yamaha’s position as the leading brand in the sport [...]
With over 160,000 units sold in Europe – and having won the World Supersport Championship 3 times in the last 7 years – the YZF-R6 is on the record as being one of the most popular and extreme supersport bikes that Yamaha have ever built. Light, agile and fast, this iconic 600cc model is the number one choice with today’s go-getting thrill seekers who are looking to progress quickly through the supersport ranks.
To underline the company’s total commitment to the supersport segment – which remains a key ingredient in Yamaha’s sporty, race bred DNA – the leading Japanese manufacturer will introduce a radically styled new YZF-R6 for 2017, that has been created using some of the latest YZF-R1 derived chassis technology together with cutting edge electronics.
With newly developed low-drag bodywork and an aggressive look that bears [...]
The Dark Side of Japan never sleeps. Hidden by the infinite darkness, a dynamic force has evolved. With both of its eyes wide open, this seminal Hyper Naked is destined to see beyond the Dark Side of Japan. Featuring menacing new twin-eye LED headlights and a dynamic new style, as well as an A&S clutch and advanced electronics, the new MT-09 is ready to uphold the MT family’s honour.
Yamaha’s Sport Heritage models have truly captured the imagination of those riders who appreciate characterful motorcycles that combine authentic heritage with modern technology and timeless style.
Each one of these motorcycles has been developed using our ‘Faster Sons’ philosophy, in which we create exciting and individually styled bikes that pay homage to classic designs from our past while giving you modern performance and riding experience.
For 2016 Yamaha are set to expand their highly successful Sport Heritage segment with the arrival of new SCR950, a stylish and purposeful looking V-twin that captures the timeless spirit of the iconic street scrambler.
Back in the 1960s the street scrambler was the bike of choice for those riders who wanted a simple, stylish and rugged motorcycle that could rip it up around the city as well as handle weekend blasts into [...]
Excellent and very helpful service from Andy, Ricky and Kevin.
Description of bike condition was very accurate and any concerns about buying without seeing the bike due to distances involved was... quickly put to rest by this team.
Delivery was super quick and superb.
Thank you all for a great deal.
I would certainly recommend you to all of my friends.read more
Really helpful & a great shop. These guys make some big sales, but were nevertheless really helpful quickly sourcing a small inexpensive bike part that I was left stranded without. Thanks Sam and... Jacques in particular for all your help.read more
Excellent customer service from Sam Curry. Very helpful over the phone and in person. He helped me order replacement bike mirrors which arrived the next day and they were fitted quickly for free.... Brilliant knowledge of bikes and products and very friendly. I will definitely return here for future bike issues!read more
Outstanding service and was a pleasure to deal with Jack in sales to secure my first "big" bike. I'm totally in love with it and felt everything was explained well and clearly, with some great... options and benefits provided for a reasonable price. Felt that they are happy to answer any and all questions, glad I made the trip over from Reading!read more
Special thanks to Jacques today for taking the time and going out of his way to make sure I was satisfied - you don't get that everywhere. Rest of the team (Andy and Sam) were lovely to deal with... too
I've been to terrible shops, and I've been to excellent ones, this one is definitely up there and really can't go wrong with them, whether its the sales side or the service side.read more
I bought my Harley from The Motor Bike shop just over 7 years ago. Still have and love it have no intention of selling it.
But I remember dealing with the owner Dean .
Really nice guy and happy to go... the extra mile.read more
Having recently bought a bike from The Motorbike Shop, I can honestly say that Jack, Andy and the team were absolutely brilliant. They were extremely friendly, very consultative and happy to help out... on any little thing I had. I found the service amazing, and could not recommend them highly enough. Great job guys, I’ll be sure to tell everyone about you guys.read more
I just want to say that I had the best experience with the Motorbike shop. Andy White who looked after me from start to finish provided the best service to myself and my partner. we were made to feel... at ease, and Andy was so knowledgeable. what is even better is that we bought my new bike, gear and CBT all in one(it was that easy). I will definitely be back when I go for my full licence and will recommend this place to anyone who is looking at getting into motorbikes. The staff are amazing! I just need to get my girlfriend on the road now =).read more
Fantastic experience... Picked up my MT10 this week and the staff are friendly, approachable, understanding and fun. It's a relaxed and positive experience buying here. So much so my friend went in... the next day and purchased a Monster they had in store. I highly recommend the staff and shop. Special thanks to Jack for an easy, smooth and great deal.read more
'The Motorbike Shop ' was a great place to find when i moved to the area. The customer service is excellent. The sales team are friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming. It was easy to set up test rides... to help with decisions. The best bit for me, as a keen home mechanic, is the parts, accessories and workshop team. It is possible to find cheaper hourly rates but the workshop price point offers excellent value for money because I have saved a huge amount over time by being able to tap into the vast experience and support of the Workshop Manager Trevor. The drop in chats and help is greatly appreciated and Sam, who is always enthusiastic, is on hand to help track down parts. Great service and follow up. I wouldn't consider taking my Yamaha anywhere else.read more
Outstanding motorbike showroom, with a full, well thought out range of bikes. The service is second to none, with very friendly and knowledgeable salespeople who instantly put you at ease, which I... found encouraging, not having ridden for quite a few years prior to my purchase. With a very comprehensive gear and clothing section bolted onto the side of the shop, everything you could possibly want is under one roof. read more
This is my first time using The Motorbike Shop and I found Trevor and Sam in the Service Dept., very friendly and helpful. I didn't purchase my new motorbike from them but, they did my first service... at a competitive price. They assisted me with purchasing extras for the bike, again, with a good price. Thanks very much for fitting the upgrades and no doubt, will be back very soon.read more