History and Fun Stuff
Started in 1986 from Railway arch 1106 in Rochester, Mark identified a gap for a quality repairer and seller of used machines.
In 1988 the business moved to a unit on the Medway City Estate taking on the Kawasaki franchise, adding Aprilia in 1995.
In June 2001 we moved to larger premises at 74-76 Luton road, Chatham. The premises we have were once a public house,(Clarendon inn) and the building dates back to 1862
This represents an increase in space from 1900 sq/ft to 5000 sq/ft + 2000 sq/ft parking.
The property had been empty for 5 years and had fire damage.
To see some early pictures of our new premises see our Image Gallery.(coming soon)
The larger premises has enabled a steady growth in the products we are able to offer together with the space to display them properly.
We are all motorcycle enthusiasts and keen to advise on all aspects of something we see as one of lifes must do's.
We are now main agents for KAWASAKI, ROYAL ENFIELD, SYM, HANWAY, KEEWAY and Independant specialist for Aprilia.
Some details we found on the first occupiers
Clarendon Inn, 76 Luton Road, Chatham
Chatham pub history index
Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Chatham, Kent . The Chatham, Kent listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.
The following entries are in this format:
Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.
1862/J Swan/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1874/Edward Dicks/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1881/James T Bridges/Licensed Victualler/42/Cuxton, Kent/Census ****
1881/Patience H Bridges/Wife/30/Frindsbury, Kent/Census
1881/James G Bridges/Son/10/Strood, Kent/Census
1881/Albert G Bridges/Son/8/Strood, Kent/Census
1881/Emily N Bridges/Daughter/6/Strood, Kent/Census
1881/Harry J Bridges/Son/4/Luton, Kent/Census
1881/Rose E Bridges/Daughter/1/Luton, Kent/Census
1881/Mary Ann Thomas/Adopted Daughter/15/Sheerness, Kent/Census
Mark on an FZ750 in 1986
Brands Hatch - Superstock round
FZ1000 Genisis in 1987
Brands Hatch - Clearways
British production championship round, front tyre is a 130(rear Michelin), The then new 120 width front tyres had yet to arrive.
KR1S at Thruxton in 1991
Barcelona International 24 hour race in 1985 - 4th place on a very modified GPZ750A1