Friendliness goes a long way

So at the start of the summer last year I decided to finally take my motorbike test. I had ridden various motorbikes in my youth, but I never got around to passing my test. I searched online for a local training course and discovered Stowmarket motorcycle academy. They were based about a mile from where I live. They are located within my local motorcycle dealers, Mototechniks.

The academy staff were fantastic and got me through my test first time. However it’s. Mototechniks that I want to talk about.

When I first walked into the showroom I was a little nervous. I wanted to buy a 125cc bike and the necessary clothing, but it has been years since I had last ridden a bike so I was completely out of touch with what was available. As soon as I stepped I side I was greeted with a friendly hello. I was able to walk around the showroom freely without being hassled. After a couple of minutes I was offered a coffee.

I was completely at ease and soon started chatting with Neil the salesman. He gave me good advice and sorted out a fantastic deal on a brand new Yamaha MT125. He also helped me choose the gloves, jacket and trousers etc that I would need.

I had to wait about a month before I could pick up my bike because at that point I hadn’t passed my CBT (compulsory basic training). I did however go back to the shop a few times to buy some more things in preparation. Every time I was greeted with a friendly welcome and the offer of a coffee.

As mentioned in a previous blog, I bought my first (proper) bike from these guys the day I passed my test. This time it was Simon that sorted everything out. He couldn’t have been more helpful. Martin in the workshop even fitted an aftermarket exhaust system while I waited.

Over the last few months I have built up a friendship with everyone that works there. Simon and Luke are extremely knowledgeable and are always happy to help with any concerns I have with my bike or its maintenance.

Nick and Dean in the parts department are always on hand to source any parts or accessories.

If you need anything motorbike related, I cannot recommend these guys highly enough. Thank you all.

About catmann1973

Hi, I’m Martin. 47 years old, living in Suffolk. I have three amazing grown up children. I have the best family and friends in the world. I am a football fan, love going to the gym and I am a motorcycle pilot. I’ve had mental health problems all of my life. This site is about my past, present and future. I’m hoping to make it easier for people to be able to speak freely about mental health. It can affect anyone at anytime.
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