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The iconic SR400, 35 years heritage
35 years heritage. Built to customize.
Anyone who was old enough to ride a motorcycle in the 1970s will remember the fanfare that greeted the launch of the original Yamaha SR models. Inspired by the dual purpose XT500 which was launched a few years earlier, the single cylinder SR400 and SR500 were announced in 1978, and went on to become some of Yamaha’s most popular and enduring models.
With their relaxed torque output, slim and agile chassis design and classic styling, the Japanese-market SR400 and European-market SR500 became firm favourites with enthusiasts who were looking for a simple machine that captured the very spirit of sports motorcycling. In many European countries including Germany, Austria and Belgium, groups of SR500 owners formed enthusiasts’ clubs, many of which still run to this day. [...]
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Yamaha introduce the XVS1300 Custom
Radically styled 1304cc V-twin
The handsome new Yamaha XVS1300 Custom is a new breed of cruiser that combines a classic raked-out ‘chopper’ style chassis with a gutsy liquid-cooled V-twin engine to create something very special. Attention to detail on the XVS1300 Custom is outstanding, with features such as the steel fenders, 21-inch front wheel and cooling fins accentuating its timeless good looks and reinforcing its authentic appeal.
ENGINE High-torque V-twin engineAt the heart of this beautifully crafted new cruiser there’s a 1304cc liquid-cooled 60-degree SOHC V-twin engine that blends classic cruiser looks with modern technology. Big V-twins are all about torque, and the XVS1300 Custom excels in this area. With 4 valves per cylinder combined with a 9.5:1 compression ratio and performance-oriented camshaft designs, this 1304cc engine pushes out a pulsating [...]
The annual Motor Cycle News awards celebrate all that’s best in motorcycling and the 2013 Awards were presented last night by MCN editor Andy Calton.
Yamaha machines scooped two of the most coveted awards of the evening with the FJR1300 being voted Best Tourer and the all new XV950 declared as Best Custom.
Unfortunately the new MT-09 just missed the cut-off date for judging this years awards as MCN had not tested the bike before the judging date – so who knows it might have been and even bigger haul of trophies if it had been included!
We are proud to confirm that we are a main stockist of the R&G product range. We stock a full range of crash protection for Yamaha motorcycles & numerous other manufactures. This includes products like:
Paddock stand bobbins & cotton reels.
Bar End Sliders
Why not come & see for yourself! Just visit our Parts & Service Department situated in our showroom.
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On Monday 6th of Febuary Nick Sanders, the most experienced solo motorcycle adventurer in the world, visited us as part of his dealer tour – The Incredible Ride.
Many thanks to all who attended! We had a really good time hosting the event and we hope you enjoyed yourselves. We hope to host more events similar to this in the future and would be happy for all who attended the Nick Sanders evening to come again. Please keep an eye on our news page and also your emails as we will be informing you of any more exciting events.
Here is some feedback we have received…
Just to say thanks for a great evening,
Nick is mad but also very entertaining, and a great biker
The Yard Built programme is ready to take on 2017 in style with another year of stunning custom work lined up. The New Year kicks off by returning to the USA for the second custom build of the all-new Yamaha SCR950 machine. Yamaha has enjoyed some amazing collaborations already in America with numerous leading custom builders, including icons such as Greg Hageman of Hageman Cycles, Californian Roland Sands’ and his multiple Yard Built creations, including the XSR900 “Faster Sons”, and the SCR950 “Chequered Scrambler” from California-based builder Go Takamine of Brat Style. “After seeing the SCR950 for the first time, I knew that it would be a really cool bike to customize,” said Palhegyi. “But there have been a lot of scrambler builds lately, and we wanted to do something [...]
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