When Honda of Salisbury closed its doors and moved south in 2006, Shaun Learnihan couldn't bear to think of his customers being left high and dry. Within eight weeks of leaving, Shaun, director of SJSMotorcycles, opened the new premises at Whittle Road, Churchfields to continue to offer high quality, totally customer-orientated service to the whole biking community.
Hayball's have been in the 2 wheel business since 1925, starting off trading from Salisbury's historic market place. In the 1960s Hayballs extended its business to include powered two wheelers sellingLambretta scooters. Growing in size the cycle side initially moved out into a new shop just round the corner leaving the Motorcycles in Winchester Street. However, this side of the business continued to quickly expand with the addition of Yamaha and had soon outgrown the shop.
Established in 1987, we now sell new and used Motorcycles and Scooters, Clothing, Parts and accessories for most makes and models of bikes. We also offer full Workshop facilities. Along with this, weare one of Bournemouth's main Motorcycle and Scooter MOT testing centres, carrying out MOT tests on all sizes of Motorcycles, Scooters, Mopeds and Sidecar outfits(sorry, not quads).
We stock over 20 new and used motorcycles and 1000's of custom cruiser accessories. We are stockists of Highway Hawk, Kuryakyn, Vance and Hines, Ledrie, Mustang and many more top brands. Over the past15 years we have sold over 5000 custom cruiser motorcycles to customers worldwide, and customised, restored and valeted many more. This site is built specifically for owners of Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Triumph, and Yamaha custom, cruiser, and classic motorcycles.
Wasp Motorcycles began its story in the early 1960's. During the day, Rob (Charles)Rhind-tutt was serving his apprenticeship making aircraft instruments at Boscombe Down in Wiltshire. In his sparetime, Rob raced a sidecar outfit in the Southern Centre grasstrack club with his passenger Philip Coles. At that time the bikes raced were mainly modified road machines. Around 1962, Rob made his own frame and sidecar, specifically designed for grasstrack racing. And so it began.
We have installed a completely new MOT bay to meet the latest VOSA standards, which is now operational and available for bookings. We are continuing with the Successful Peugeot Scooter dealershipoffering New Bike sales along with full approved service and Warranty work.
MOTORBIKING was established in 1981 by Peter Hannifan who has been riding motorcycles since 1968. Pete, who now takes the pillion seat (giving occasional directions), was joined in 1989 by Guy Monk,also a keen motorcyclist, who now manages the business, assisted by Paul Thomas who joined us in 2005 and to date we have sold over 20,000 new and nearly-new large capacity motorcycles in Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire. We have also delivered bikes all over Britain.
Coming from an agricultural background and being lucky enough to grow up on a farm, bikes have always been part of mine and my families life. I obviously did not damage or scar her as she is now too akeen motorcyclist, and has taken part in drag racing and enjoys the TT races.
Following the completion of a Motor Engineering apprenticeship in 1982, I continued to attend design and engineering evening classes, finally attending the University of the West of England inBristol, working toward an Engineering degree. During this time I was employed with a specialist Pre war Rolls Royce restoration and parts manufacturing company.
Parsons motorcycles was started over forty five years ago by Gerald Parsons who sold and repaired British motorcycles. He also found time to compete in trials and time trials. With business moving on,along came the Japanese motorcycles in the seventies. Into the business came Gerald's sons Eric and John, taking on repairs and MOTs while Jane took on the role of secretary. As the business expanded, in came Eric's son Justin and nephew Jeremy into the workshop.