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Steve Farrell  says:

Second major dealer closes in weeks

A second major bike dealer has closed weeks after the country’s biggest went into administration. V&J Superbikes unexpectedly closed its two branches in Taunton and Bridgewater, Somerset, on February 17. A sign on the Bridgewater branch said the closure would last five days but both branches have remained shut. Other dealers in the area said worried customers had been arriving at the closed premises. ...

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  • Posted 3 years ago (23 February 2012 11:32)

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Jul 08

Posts: 165

Carlosoul says:

Dont worry everyone...

the bankers in the city will still get their raises later this year.   Every cloud hey

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Nov 05

Posts: 7

bankers get the bonus?

How is linked to the news of a store going in administration?

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Jun 09

Posts: 195

Pads1982 says:


Like a lot of honda dealerships are closing, B&M went last year near me, no suprise as their customer services were not up with the best.   Seems the range and pricing is the issue.  VFR 800 at nearly 10k! I mean come on its a 10 year old design they must of payed of the production line years ago. 

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Feb 12

Posts: 15

Somersetblue says:


Carlosoul, you leave by bonus alone. Last years bought me my GTR1400 this years is being saved for the new Explorer 1200.

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Oct 10

Posts: 10

redcatchris says:


We're in financial crisis brought on in no small part by the greediness and stupidity of bankers who continue to receive enormous pay packets for failure (see latest RBS headlines). This crisis means people have less money to spend on luxuries or hobbies and will make do with their older bike or ropey set of leathers for the time being. Hence the people suffering most are the majority of us that go to work, pay taxes, and try to pay our way - like the people who worked at V&J, or George White. Good luck to them all in finding new work.

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Feb 12

Posts: 15

Somersetblue says:

V&J Superbikes

Seriously though, these were my local dealers & their service levels were not great - I bought the GTR from a dealer in London because friends had told me that staff at V&J were very attentive until you signed on the dotted line but once they'd got your deposit they lost interest.

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Nov 10

Posts: 296

COZ69 says:

yes BANKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Put your index finger off each hand in your mouth and touch your back teeth and say bankers, and like magic you will find out there real names

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Jan 12

Posts: 8

jqworle says:

lucky miss

Had my bike due an mot and 7500 service on the 18th feb, rode down there to find it all closed up, but mightily relieved i didn't drop my bike off the night before or it would still be there.


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Aug 02

Posts: 554

Supermarket dealers

Very sad for the staff here as per George White's, i feel the time that the huge hyper stores ruled are over, i prefer to use a good local, family store, smaller, more attentive to customer service, you may pay more for your bike but in the long run you get a better overall service, pile them high and sell at a discount is ok but they are running on zero profit on a new bike meaning they have to cut services somehow. 

Support your local store, build a relationship with them and your biking is better for it.

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Feb 12

Posts: 6

rushforthk says:

Bikes are fun - tell a youngster

Dealers now. Next will be the dealers pulling out of the UK market. Not enough youngsters filling the void. We need less legislation are more manufacturers courting new riders. Youngsters need to know how much fun bikes can be.

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