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Bournemouth Bikes has closed

Bournemouth Bikes, which was relaunched eight months ago, in April 2018, has closed and its assets are to be auctioned off. Online bidding is open until 19 December. 

The small-bike showroom was selling Mutt, Sinnis and Bullit, plus SWM and Mash, whose UK distributor, HQB, closed in November. It is not clear whether the two developments were linked.

The dealership was based on the West Howe Industrial Estate.

Bournemouth Bikes was previously Motorcycle Trade-Ins, an independent motorcycle dealer and workshop that had served the Dorset community since 1997. It changed hands and was rebranded in 2016.

At the time, new owner Mike Lawrence and the team announced they planned to expand the business. Its website said: “Lawrence and the team at 17 & 18 Elliott Road are expanding the business to include a new 4000sq.ft showroom. Unit 16 Elliott Road will house the entire stock of used bikes with room to walk around them, sit on them and have a cup of freshly-roasted coffee whilst you decide which one is going to be yours for the new season.

“Unit 17 will be the showroom for the full range of Sinnis Motorcycles.

“At unit 18, the workshop is getting a makeover this season too with a new reception area to be built with a computerised booking-in system and state-of-the-art workshop software.”

Viewing for the auction is by appointment only: [email protected]



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