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MCN Biking Britain survey: Top 10 bike dealer workshops

From the votes of 12,000 readers, here are your top 10 dealers ranked by their workshop service.

1. CJ Ball & Son, Norwich
Contact: or 01603-307500
This Honda dealership has a Master Honda Technician in their workshop – he’s only one of six in the UK to ever receive the award. All of the technicians are factory trained, they’re able to fit Datatool and Honda alarm systems, have a tyre change facility and are an insurance approved contractor.
MCN Biking Britain Survey results
Workshop rating: 83%
2. Miles Kingsport, Hull
Contact: or 01482-323529
All the Miles Kingsport technicians are factory-trained by the Honda Institute to their exacting standards. As well as being a serving department, they are also licensed to carry out MOT’s, Meta alarm fittings, Honda recalls and Honda HDS Health Checks. They can collect and deliver bikes and have a courtesy bike option.
MCN Biking Britain Survey results
Workshop rating: 79%
3. Rocket Centre, Blackburn
Contact: or 01254-297810
The Rocket Centre has a state of the art six-bay workshop, fully equipped with the latest diagnostic equipment and specialist tools. Factory-trained technicians have diplomas from many manufacturers including Honda, Suzuki, Aprilia, Yamaha, BMW, Triumph, KTM and Kawasaki. Loan bikes are available when booked in advance.
MCN Biking Britain Survey results
Workshop rating: 79%
4. Orwell Motorcycles Ltd, Ipswich
Contact: or 01473-257401
Orwell has invested in a state-of-the-art workshop which has been fitted out by Castrol. A major part of the workshop is dedicated to providing a comprehensive tyre service. For those who don't want to travel, collection and delivery by van can be arranged for a nominal cost from surrounding locations.
MCN Biking Britain Survey results
Workshop rating: 78%
5. P & H Motorcycles, Crawley
Contact: or 01293-413300
P & H has a dedicated team of service technicians who are all factory trained on each of the brands of motorcycle stocked at the dealer. Each staff member attends regular ‘Model Update’ courses to keep them fully up to date with current service bulletins and any important recall information.
MCN Biking Britain Survey results
Workshop rating: 76%
6. Thunder Road Motorcycles, Bridgend
Contact: or 01656-661131
Thunder Road currently has a servicing deal on for the winter. From now until the end of February 2010 you can get your four-stroke motorcycle serviced for just £99, and two-strokes are £50. And you can add on an MoT for £19.99 as part of the deal. You can get a Health Check on the bike for £10, and receive a free breakfast, too.
MCN Biking Britain Survey results
Workshop rating: 74%
7. GT Motorcycles, Plymouth
Contact: or 01752-480250
GT Motorcycles has a team of skilled, factory trained, technicians operating in a comprehensively equipped workshop. They offer motorcycle recovery during working hours and the initial assessment is free, subject to work being carried out. GT Motorcycles is a multi-franchise dealer meaning they have experience with all brands of bikes.
MCN Biking Britain Survey results
Workshop rating: 73%
8. Bridge Motorcycles, Exeter
Contact: or 01392-260200
Bridge have award winning technicians who will work on your bike using state of the art diagnostic technology and manufacturer approved parts. They are also a fully recognised and approved MoT centre and also have a servicing reception department who keep you updated with the progress of the bike.
MCN Biking Britain Survey results
Workshop rating: 73%
9. Laguna Motorcycles, Maidstone
Contact: or 01622-681765
The Laguna workshop covers some 2000sq feet and has a total of eight bays, one of which is fully equipped to carry out MoTs. The workshop technicians have an all round knowledge of most makes of motorcycles and they have received in depth training in Suzuki, Kawasaki, Triumph, KTM, Yamaha, Ducati, Vespa and Piaggio. They have an approved Dynojet Tuning Centre, too.
MCN Biking Britain Survey results
Workshop rating: 70%
10. M & S Motorcycles, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Contact: or 0191-261-0121
The M & S service departments factory trained technicians have a wealth of experience within the trade and with various franchises throughout their time, including Ducati, KTM, Triumph, Suzuki, Honda and Yamaha. They’re approved as a Datatool fitter and insurance repairer.
MCN Biking Britain Survey results
Workshop rating: 69%

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