Three Cross Motorcycles has been appointed as the exclusive UK distributor for Rieju Motos with effect from today as part of a strategic decision by the Spanish manufacturer to expand its presence in the British market.
Until now, Rieju’s range of 50cc and 125cc bikes had been supplied to dealers through a wholly-owned subsidiary. The new arrangement with Three Cross, which has imported Peugeot Scooters into the UK since 1994, is said to create “significant economies of scale, giving Rieju dealers and customers access to well-established aftersales support services, covering parts, warranty and technical advice”.
“Rieju is a natural fit for 3X Motorcycles”, says Richard Davies, managing director at 3X. ”We’ve specialised in importing European motorcycle brands since the 1980s and Rieju’s range of 50cc and 125cc bikes sits perfectly alongside Peugeot’s popular scooters, providing dealers and their customers with an exciting selection of lightweight transport solutions from the Continent.”
Founded in 1934, Rieju is best known in the UK for its RS3 sports bike and the supermoto styled Marathon & Trophy, all offered with Euro 4 compliant 50cc and 125cc liquid cooled engines, produced by Yamaha’s Motori Minarelli engine plant in Italy.
For more information, telephone 01202 810100 or visit www.riejumoto.com
More in the forthcoming issue of BDN.
Pictured are Rieju’s Jamie Masterman and Richard Davies