NEWSLETTER – DECEMBER 2023
Thank you to everyone who has visited our showroom and supported us throughout 2023.
2023 has been a very busy and exciting year for us and here is an overview with some of our highlights.
Kawasaki was as popular as ever with the Ninja 1000 SX and Z900 RS SE being the stand out models. They offered some good promotions which included accessories and boost up support.
We had a very interesting Kawasaki Dealer Demo Day in July. One we will never forget – keys anyone!?! The event eventually took place in August and was well received with a good number of test rides. We have heard Kawasaki plan on continuing this into 2024, so we will keep you updated.
The ZX-4RR was launched in the Autumn, and there was much excitement of the launch of this inline 4 and we had a great evening showcasing the bike.
Models to look forward to in 2024 will be the Eliminator 500, Z 7 Hybrid, EV range and the limited edition Anniversary Models.
The Hunter 350 and Super Meteor arrived at our showroom this year. The Hunter 350 was well received with the Dapper Grey being the most popular choice.
We participated in the Royal Enfield One Ride Event with a great turnout despite the weather not being on our side. Special thanks to Ade and Martin for their support with this. We are hoping to carry out more again next year.
New models for 2024 include the Himalayan 450, Shotgun 650 and Bullet 350, with the Himalayan expected late February, just in time for the March 24 registration.
New arrivals into our showroom this year were the VStrom 800 DE and RE, along with a welcome return to the scooter market, with the relaunch of the Address and Burgman 125. The GSX-8S was also a new addition. Suzuki offered the most competitive finance offers. Offering an APR of 2.9% on selected models which is continuing into the New Year, along with £500 off the GSX-R125 and GSX-S125.
There is a huge excitement about the all new GSX-S1000 GX and GSX-8R. Both expected in our showrooms early 2024, with demonstrators being made available.
Our biggest selling bike this year has been the V100 Mandello S, which has seen a lot of new customer’s attracted to the brand. It was also the bike which received the most test rides throughout the year. The Tuareg still proved popular along with the RS660 Extrema.
2024 will see the introduction of the highly anticipated Stelvio, which is expected late March. We are sure many of you will be looking forward to test ride this bike. Aprilia have announced the RS457 for 2024, which is expected late Spring. Pricing is yet to be confirmed, but we shall let you know as soon as we have this information.
Our Aftersales Department was very busy this year. Work has been very varied from normal annual services to a re-build on a race bike ZX-6R. This is a 2017 model and we are replacing all of the bearings, swinging arm and frame ready for the start of the new race season. We have also been involved in several roller conversions on Moto Guzzi 1200 motors.
At the start of 2023 we offered a promotion on Akrapovic end cans for V4s which included race mapping. Another introduction has been the new Oxford Pro Heated Grips. They have an integrated control switch and we are continuing this promotion into the New Year at £250 fitted.
After being a long term customer, we welcomed Ceri into our Service and Parts Department. She is a great addition to our team.
Shark introduced the I3, which is the first helmet with integrated brake lights. They are currently on display in our showroom and start from £249.99.
New for 2023 has been the introduction of Suzuki Activated Warranty. Once the manufacturer’s warranty has lapsed, as long as your bike receives a service in line with the service schedule, you will receive an additional 12 months warranty, up to the bike being 7 years old.
Once again thank you for your support and also many thanks to all of our team for their hardwork throughout the year. We shall be closed from Sunday 24 December 2023 and reopen Tuesday 2 January 2024.
WE WISH YOU A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A SAFE AND HAPPY NEW YEAR – SEE YOU NEXT YEAR.