Not Your Average Bikes…

…started as a vision of our owner, Jon, who was tired of modern bikes all being very much the same in performance and styling from one year to the next. Gone now are the days of the iconic styled bikes such as the ZXR with its “hoover pipes” and twin headlights, the old Fireblade’s with their “cheese grater” front fairing, or the sweet sounding and smelling 2-stroke bikes of the 70’s and 80’s. He wanted to have something different from the norm. Not necessarily a classic, not necessarily a sports bike or a chopper or rat bike, but just something that was different that was all. He struggled to find any showroom that wasn’t either a sports bike specialist, a classic bike specialist, a main dealer, or perhaps a used Harley specialist. So he started Not Your Average Bikes. All the bikes are personally chosen by Jon and are all bikes he personally would like to own himself, meaning he genuinely does have a passion for the bikes we are selling.

Not necessarily a classic, not necessarily a sports bike or a chopper or rat bike, but just something that was different

In 2017 Not Your Average Bikes moved into their new premises and created a new showroom. Also partnering up with JD Motorcycles to create a new workshop. This then extended to the Rent-A-Bench service which we now offer; something which is unique to the area and which offers you the opportunity to come and use our benches and tools and carry out work on your own bike while knowing help is on hand if needed.

Along with the bike sales, workshop, and Rent-A-Bench service, Not Your Average Bikes also offers secure long and short term storage for your bike(s), whether that be storing your winter/summer bike, your track bike, or your personal bike collection, we have services and tariffs to suit, from basic storage to top of the line temperature and humidity controlled cocoon storage.

a wide selection of unique bikes not found at other dealers, and to provide a first rate level of customer satisfaction

From day one Not Your Average Bikes primary objectives were to provide the customer with a wide selection of unique bikes not found at other dealers, and to provide a first rate level of customer satisfaction. As we are a privately owned business we do not have shareholders demanding certain margins and figures, and we can ensure that all bikes sold are thoroughly gone through in our workshop and any issues found are rectified regardless of margins, profits and spreadsheets. We want you to get a bike that is right, and a bike and service which we ourselves would want to receive when making a large purchase. These objectives are deeply en-grained in to every member of the team at Not Your Average Bikes.

Meet the team

Jon ``Da Boss`` Spencer

Jon ``Da Boss`` Spencer

After passing my test the first bike I bought was a tatty Kawasaki ZXR750. I had always dreamed of owning one having had the poster on my wall as a child. Since then I have had loads of bikes, everything from custom built retro Goldwings, GSXR-1000, ZX6R, KTM Super Duke, a rocket ship ZZR1400, and far too many ZXR750’s, one of which I rebuilt from a box of parts. My mission now is to offer a wide selection of unique bikes not found at other dealers, something different to the usual, something with character; Not Your Average Bikes.
James ``D`` Dewart

James ``D`` Dewart

James is the Chief Mechanic and Manager of our workshop. City & Guilds Level 3 trained, James worked for several bike garages before deciding to venture out on his own as JD Motorcycles. After a year of renting space at Not Your Average Bikes for his workshop, JD Motorcycles has now merged with Not Your Average Bikes of which James is now a Director.

James runs a Honda MSX125 (Grom) as a commuter through summer, and also has an ER6N Turbo that he has built himself and on which he has competed in several hillclimbs and used on trackdays.

Pete ``Papa Smurf`` Dewart

Pete ``Papa Smurf`` Dewart

Pete has a wealth of experience in the engineering field, and a lot of experience working on bikes along side James, his son, helping him in his fledgling hill climbing adventure and helping engineer his turbo ER-6 hill climbing / track bike. An accomplished CAD drawer and metalworker Pete is a massive help when it comes to our own in house engineering projects……. and he is the general father figure of the shop always making sure we are topped up with coffee, tea, and biscuits…. so you need to make sure you are kind to him!
Ian ``the polisher`` O'Donnell

Ian ``the polisher`` O'Donnell

Ian got in to the bike industry straight from leaving school, serving an apprenticeship with Yamaha. After many years of working for main dealers Ian left the industry to become a truck driver (must have done the midlife crisis the wrong way round) and has now got through that dark phase and after doing a couple of retro bike projects at home, has come back in to the bike industry. Ian looks after the showroom bikes not only mechanically but also keeps them shiny and sparkling. We think he has a cleaning fetish if we are honest.
The Apprentice

The Apprentice

TBC
Sasha ``The Pet Pooch``

Sasha ``The Pet Pooch``

Sasha is only a part-timer, and to be honest even when she is here all you tend to hear from her is snoring. She is in charge of security and customer kisses. A much loved member of the team nevertheless……. and all she ever asks for it a stroke, a belly rub, or a biscuit. But dont worry if she has a bark, she is just doing her job as a doorbell, and is just full of love and excitement to see new people and is the softest dog ever.

Showroom

Workshop

Sell your bike

Storage

Rent a bench

Buy bike parts