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.