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The idea for Youles Motorcycles was born on the 25th of May, 1985. I remember the day exactly – it was the day after I left school. In between lessons I had been trading from home in used motorbike spares and had spotted the opportunity to build a business out of what was basically a hobby. I started small, renting a unit in Friendship Mill near Burnley and quickly found that the business was growing and I needed to move to larger premises in Accrington. Within a few years I had expanded with the MZ franchise, developed a successful used bike business, added the Piaggio scooter franchise and opened our first showrooms on Bury New Road in Salford in 2000.
In 2004 the Triumph dealership for Lancashire became available and after searching for a promising location to operate from, I found the Pendle Street showrooms in Blackburn. The premises were second hand car showrooms at the time, in need of complete modernisation and after ten very busy weeks we turned them into flagship ‘Triumph World’ showrooms. We installed a bike service facility at the rear and transferred over the Piaggio scooter business. The modernised showrooms opened in July 2005 and we have now established a successful Triumph and Piaggio dealership. Our Manchester scooter shop also benefited from a re-fit early in 2007. In June 2011, we moved forward again in Manchester when we opened a brand new Youles Showroom on Bury New Road, Manchester with a Triumph World showroom and a Piaggio authorised dealership.
I run the business with my wife Louise and we have a ‘hands on’ style. We have a team of 16 people working with us and apart from a love of bikes we all have one thing on common – we are committed to giving good service to our customers.
We like to create a friendly environment in the showrooms and I organise a variety of activities for fellow bikers through the year. We do like to have some fun along the way and have a reputation for doing things a bit differently – see the photo left of Louise and I at our Open Evening to see what I mean.
We plan to continue to invest in the business and we always have over 250 assorted Triumph, Piaggio and used bikes in stock.
If you like what you see on the website, please come and see our showrooms. We will make you very welcome.