Starting a Motorcycle Repair Service

  • Price: £5.99
  • Published: August 2017
  • Type: Business Opportunity Profile
  • Format: PDF
  • Qualifications and skills
  • Key market issues and trends
  • Trading, commercial and legal issues
  • Legislation
  • Further information

Motorcycle repair services carry out routine servicing and repairs on private and commercially used motorcycles, including scooters and mopeds. Commercial customers include motorcycle training schools and motorcycle hire services, courier services, the police, the NHS and other public sector organisations.

Typical services include mechanical and electrical fault diagnosis and repair, wheel replacement, parts replacement, accident repair, MOT testing, general servicing and winter vehicle checks. Some repair services also provide modification, tuning and other customisation work or specialise in particular types or models of motorcycle.

Some repair services supply a range of protective clothing and other motorcycle accessories, which is covered separately in MBP313, Motorcycle Accessories Shop.

This profile provides information about starting up and running an independent motorcycle repair service. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support.

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