Destination dealer: Italia Moto

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Whether you are looking for beautiful hand built Italian exotica or a Japanese pocket rocket or even a custom cruiser you need to check these guys out. Just one visit to Italia Moto/The Other Bike Shop and you’ll realise what the difference at this dealership is: it’s passion! Every member of staff is a biker and this enthusiasm spills over into every aspect of the shop. This is not just a job to them, motorcycles are their life! 

And it doesn’t matter what you need, whether it’s a new bike, used bike or just a T-shirt you’ll be treated like a real person not just another customer. A spokesman said: “We always strive for repeat business – it’s not just about selling someone a bike on the day, we want to sell them all their bikes and clothing and servicing forever!”

This is reflected in the shop’s overall mantra of “if we wouldn’t ride it, wear it, or buy it ourselves we won’t sell it – whether it’s a 20 grand bike or a 20 quid pair of gloves!”

The highly trained and approachable team of technicians have over 60 years’ worth of experience between them and are always on hand for all your servicing or technical needs.

The clothing and accessories department is just about to undergo a huge expansion which should be completed before Christmas. You can choose from a wide range of official Ducati and Kawasaki merchandise as well as class leading brands such as RST, AGV, Arlen Ness and Berik.

Italia Moto was formed in 1989 and recently celebrated its 21st birthday. The dealership has a lifelong tie with Ducati, so the wealth of experience is huge. The Other Bike Shop – or Tob’s – was formed a little later in 1998 initially selling Japanese part-ex bikes from Italia as well as Peugeot scooters. In 2007 they took on the Kawasaki franchise.

In February 2009 both shops came under one roof when at last they managed to secure the premises they’d been after for 15 years! They now enjoy spacious showrooms on the edge of Lincoln city centre with excellent parking and accessibility.

As if the friendly welcoming staff, beautifully presented stock and free refreshments weren’t enough to ensure a visit, there is the fact that Lincoln is surrounded by some of Britain’s best loved biking roads, attracting bikers from far and wide. So the next time you’re in the area just call in.

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