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New Scottish dealer?
Started at 08:43pm on the 2nd February, 2018 by KC1961
KC1961 Subject: New Scottish dealer?
Just been on Royal Enfield UK site and done a "locate nearest dealer" thing. Typed in "Edinburgh" and up came a dealer in Armadale, West Lothian. However, I was unable to find anything else about this dealer when googling them. Anybody heard anything?
Posted: 08:43pm 2nd February, 2018
Jamesy Subject: New Scottish dealer?
What was the dealers name?Remember from the 1990s a motorcycle dealer in Armadale.I think that was a Kawasaki dealership now gone.
Posted: 08:13pm 3rd February, 2018
Haggis Subject: New Scottish dealer?
A V Bikes is the only name that I can find that links to that address. No website, no phone number. Very strange.
Posted: 09:00pm 3rd February, 2018
Alan R Subject: New Scottish dealer?
Hi Guys--------have just followed your lead and according to that drop-down menu in Gloucestershire Watsonian Squire are still a Royal Enfield agent !!...........and there's no agent here in Shropshire...( ).... Make of that what you will..
Posted: 07:26pm 6th February, 2018
KC1961 Subject: New Scottish dealer?
The building that is shown on the Google map on the RE UK dealers guide is a closed down Indian restaurant. When that business shut down the local rumour/story was that the building was going to be used as a bike shop. That was maybe 2 years ago. It would be good if we did get a new RE dealer around here.
Posted: 09:06pm 6th February, 2018
Jamesy Subject: New Scottish dealer?
I can think of one dealer in Scotland where I don't think you can get any more than about half a dozen bikes in there.Another also in Scotland who at one point only ever had one bullet 500 on show.I get the impression RE would be happy to share floor space with the local co op.
Posted: 08:49am 7th February, 2018
papasmurf Subject: New Scottish dealer?
Watsonian Squire still sell Royal Enfields:-
Posted: 10:38am 7th February, 2018
KC1961 Subject: New Scottish dealer?
The Armadale dealer has now been removed from the dealer map. You have to wonder how a dealer that never existed made it on there in the first place! Jamesy, the last dealer I remember in Armadale was a Ernie Page, early 80s, Suzuki.
Posted: 11:42am 7th February, 2018
Jamesy Subject: New Scottish dealer?
KC1961 That might have been the one as my memory isn't the best in old age.I used to pop in if I was working in the area and always remember a big green Kawasaki ninja alwaysthere.Was there any other dealers Bathgate apart in that area?
Posted: 10:41am 8th February, 2018
KC1961 Subject: New Scottish dealer?
Jamesy, early 80s would have been way before green ninjas. Jim Allan was in Bathgate and is still there, Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha at different times. C & J Wilson, Uphall were Kawasaki dealers until they closed down about 7 years ago.
Posted: 11:54am 8th February, 2018
Harryb Subject: New Scottish dealer?
Hi, I just found out that Ian Murrays at Bilsten Glen, Edinburgh which was the local RE dealer, had a fire and went into liquidation in December. That's where I recently bought a C5 enfield and expected it to be serviced. Eclipse motorcycles at Tranent used to deal in REs and service them but it was some years since I used them and I think they might now specialise in Scooters. I would like to know if there is a place near Edinburgh for RE.
Posted: 04:29pm 8th February, 2018
Jamesy Subject: New Scottish dealer?
KC .1961 it very well could have been Wilson's in Uphall I was thinking about.Harryb.Eclipse in Tranent is where I bought my RE 350 last November.Nice bunch of guys who now are dealers for scooters.They occasionally sell bikes on behalf of RE owners who originally purchased enfields of them.Ian Murray is a bit of a shock as that leaves either AMR in Renfrew or Sandy Bloy in Perth as your nearest dealers.Surely another dealership will open back up in Edinburgh.
Posted: 05:13pm 8th February, 2018
Alan R Subject: New Scottish dealer?
Hi Guys------During the late 1960's I was an ERA Apprentice with the RN based at HMS Caledonia, Rosyth.......Do any of you chaps "North 'o the Border" remember Alexander's motorcycle shop in Edinburgh ??....
Posted: 11:38pm 8th February, 2018
Jamesy Subject: New Scottish dealer?
There was an Alexander's in Semple Street City centre who were a Ford car dealer and also sold Motorcycles.Graham Chatham was another car dealer who sold motorcycles at that time.
Posted: 08:36am 9th February, 2018

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