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Somerset Classic Motorcycles 01823 762261


01823 762261


      Four  magical  decades;  They  say  life  begins  at  40.  We’re  not  so  sure  because  there  has  been  a  lot  of  life  to  enjoy  in  the  forty  years  spanning  the  period  of  bikes  we  love  here  at  SCM,  namely  the  70s,  80s,  90s  and  00s.  The  average  number  of  years  riding  experience  of  SCM  people  is  also  40  years  (though  some  of  us  are  not  wearing  as  well  as  the  bikes  we  love!).  So  what  attracts  us  to  the  bikes  we  stock?  Well,  like  most  bikers,  we  just  love  seeing  classic  bikes  in  great  condition  out  on  the  road.  Of  course,  there  is  no  definition  of  ‘classic’  is  there?  To  us,  a  classic  bike  is  one  which  is  desirable  and  a  pleasure  to  see  still  around,  whether  exotic  or  not.  Put  simply,  you  know  a  classic  when  you  see  it.  Some  of  those  are  now  becoming  unaffordable  to  most  of  us  so  part  of  what  we  do  is  search  out  what  we  firmly  believe  will  be  future  classics  as  well  as  current  ones.  This  is  why  we  don’t  confine  ourselves  to  one  particular  period.  However,  we  do  confine  ourselves  to  low  mileage  well  cared  for  examples  which  we  carefully  check  and  prepare.  Which  brings  us  to  the  question  of  how  we  know  a  bike  is  both  low  mileage  and  cared  for.

 Mileages  and  Conditions

 One  of  the  first  things  which  makes  a  bike  desirable  is  a  low  mileage.  Bikes  can  be  cleaned,  repaired,  restored  and  looked  after  but  a  high  mileage  is  still  a  high  mileage  and  that  affects  it  forever.  As  many  of  our  customers  are  buying  bikes  to  keep  for the  longer  term,  we  only  sell  low  mileage  examples.  Of  course,  there  are  no  guarantees  about  the  accuracy  of  mileages  and  we  can’t  hand  on  heart  say  that  any  mileage  is  100%  accurate  any  more  than  any  other  seller  of  bikes  can.  However,  we  can  share  with  you  just  how  much  trouble  we  take  to  check  the  accuracy  of  mileages.  Naturally  we  check  the  MOT  histories  and  the  mileage  at  each  annual  testing.  We  check  the  paperwork,  service  histories  and  we  can  usually  speak  to  the  owner  of  the  bike  before  we  buy  it  (many  have  been  with  the  same  owner  for  many  years).  Nice  owners  tend  to  have  nice  bikes  in  our  experience.    

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