The Honda Dealer I bought both my Hornets from is worth a mention:
CASTLE MOTORCYCLES of Castleford, West Yorkshire.
The head honch Mark Kelly couldn't have been more helpful when I bought
my first Hornet back on December 31st 1998. I got first class treatment
and a long test ride too. Nothing was too much trouble.
Give the lads a call on 01977 553523.
Dave Allen from Brighton would like to endorse Littlehampton
Motorcycles of Beach Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex.
In his own words Dave says:
"I'D LIKE TO ENDORSE LITTLEHAMPTON MOTORCYCLES. AFTER PURCHASING MY
CB600 FW IN MARCH 99 FROM THE ABOVE DEALER I COULD NOT HAVE RECEIVED
MORE PROFESSIONAL AND CURTIOUS TREATMENT ALSO WHEN MY HORNET WAS DUE
ITS FIRST SERVICE , I DIDN‚T HAVE TO ASK FOR A BIKE ON LOAN ... A NEARLY
NEW CBR600FX WAS OFFERED .... IN SUMMARY ALL NEW MACHINES ARE VERY KEENLY
PRICED AND THE AFTER SALES IS SECOND TO NONE ..... DAVE ALLEN (HORNET
Simon King dropped me a line to tell me about the folk down at
The Bike Shop, 68-72 Tamworth Road, Long Eaton, Nottingham. That's where
he got his beloved Hornet from and says:
"The lads who own the shop Kurt and Adrian were very helpful and did
me a great deal on my hornet. £3995 including all the extras (mac course
etc) They even threw in a solalarm as well. I know that the price has
dropped again but this was at a time where other dealers were still
charging £4495. Adrian even has a yellow hornet himself, so they deserve
a mention. Keep up the good work and spread the hornet gospel, (2 more
of my mates are getting one now) Cheers."
J Pope e-mailed me to tell us all about a top bunch of people
at Ormskirk Motorcycle centre.
He says: "I would just like to say that Ormskirk motorcycle centre in
22 Wigan Rd. Ormskirk, Lancashire, UK - have given me service second
to none and have bent over backwards to get me the bike I wanted and
faster than I imagined posible, when others told me I would have to
wait for weeks, and that the bike was in short supply. The staff were
excellent and the prices are good too.
I TRAVELED 130 MILES TO GET THE RIGHT DEAL AND IT WAS WORTH IT!"
Paul Gething sings the praises of North London Motorcycles (NLM),
where he bought his yellow hornet from.
He says: "They gave me a great deal on my new Hornet. I would recommend
NLM to anyone who wants good honest and friendly advice from people
who know what they are talking about.
North London Motorcycles are based in Barnet - 12 Western Parade, Gt
North Road, Barnet, EN5 1AD. Give them a try."
Sean Lacey blows Twiggers Motorcycles trumpet...
He says: "Twiggers motorcycles in Loughborough gave me a great deal
on my s reg hornet, they got their price down to £3895 on the road with
all the add on's. I' ve just had a datatool veto alarm fitted and a
scottoiler, which they fitted to my bike in a matter of hours. They
try their best to accomadate you when you are pressed for time, and
will always give you quality service no matter what your biking needs
are. i'd give Twiggers a ring even if i did'nt own a Honda motorcycle
because they are a trust worthy bunch of top blokes. "
James Williams or Sir-James as the bike shop nicknamed him
would like to recommend Lloyd Cooper Motorcycles based in Watford and
James says: "Although the two towns are probably the grottiest you could
hope to find and the mechanics certainly the cheekiest - Lloyd Cooper
Motorcycles, and in Particular Jim Heal, are a top lot and extremely helpful.
Friendly prices may even be negotiated if the Hornet's Nest site and Sir-James
are mentioned to Jim (If he's in a good mood mind !!).
In 2000 they were voted number one Independent dealer in the Ride 'Rider
In December 2000 they were crowned MCN Dealer of the Millennium.
All in all an awesome place to check out !!"
Their number is 01923 221125.
Their web address is www.lloyd-cooper.com
Stuart Tyrell sings the praises of Abingdon Motorcycles In Abingdon,
He says: "They continue to impress and delight me with the great service
and the friendly and easy-going way that they serve all their customers.
If you want a test ride just go and ask .. it's never a problem. If
you have a question and in the unlikely event that the very knowledgeable
staff can't answer it immediately, they will find out for you. If you
need an accessory or part for your Honda and if they don't have it in
stock they will generally get for you next day. When your bike goes
in for a service you will be offered a free courtesy bike while yours
is being attended to. And these are not some old hacks, I was given
a 3 month old VFR800i when my Hornet was serviced!
Their prices are very fair, the standard of workmanship is brilliant
and the attitude of all their staff is a refreshing change from that
of the staff of some of the other local dealerships.
I really can't recommend them enough!"
Dave Bowyer thinks he's found the world's greatest dealer!...
Kent Motorcycles in Kent, the location for Swarm 2000 last year.
Dave says "Hade at Kent Motorcycles is the most deserving dealer I can
All his staff at both shops give total commitment to their customers."
252 Northdown Road
Kent. Ct9 2px
And Hades Other shop
Dover Road (A2)
Tel 01227 832601
Dan Tyler got a cracking deal and just had to sing the praises
of Hartgate Motorcycles in Mitcham
Dan says "I bought my V reg Yellow beauty from Hartgate mortorcycles
in Mitcham London they are a proper honda dealer and I got what I think
was a blinding deal.
I bought it brand new on the first day of v-reg (whatever that was at
the time) for just £3925 including VAT on the road etc that must be
worth a mention isn't it? It was a totally proper deal - all the warranty
and everything and no grey import rubbish!"
Jeremy Winder gives the thumbs up to Dobles Motorcycles...
Jeremy says "I bought my Hornet last month from Dobles Motorcycles in
Coulsdon and the guys down there could not have been more helpful.
The salesman, Gary Edgehill, clearly knew his bikes and let me take
the bike out on test for as long as I wanted. When I got back he was
seeing somebody else and so was okay with me doing the deal over the
phone the following day. Dobles were terrific, always keeping me appraised
of the status of delivery of my pride and joy and bending over backwards
to sort out all my requirements. Their after sales service is top notch
and they will always try to sort out any little problems that you have
as quickly as possible. These guys are a top Honda dealer, with a very
competitive price list and a realisation that customer service needs
to be top notch, (I get a replacement bike while they service mine if
I want it). I would definately recommend them to anybody in the Croydon
area for either new or used Hondas, or sales after care."
Richard Dickinson holds a torch for Motorcycle Action in Acton,
Richard Says: "The man to speak to is Keith, genuine good bloke. I went
in there once when a bit bored and ended up chating to him for an hour
and a half. They fitted a Remus Grand Prix race can in under an hour,
I just walked in and they put it on!! No need to order or anything.
He's lent me CBRs to test ride with absolutely no notice. Really good
service too. I dropped the bike in for new pads and was lent a courtesy
bike, they straightened out my bent brake pedal for free when I dropped
mine. I've called them from the M4 once as well when my bike lost power
and they solved the problem over the phone, no hassle, give you plenty
of time. I'll be taking the bike in for a new tyre and service as well
shortly. I don't mind paying a bit more as the service is so good. He's
even talked me out of buying a bike once before!!"