about gh motorcycles

GH Motorcycles Today - 30 years in business!

Established in 1984, GH Motorcycles is one of the UKs leading Off-Road motorcycle dealers.

The business was started over 30 yrs ago, by the current managing director, Gavin Hockey after finishing his schoolboy motocross career. The budding new business initially focused on the small bike learner market and expanded over the years to specialise in off-road motorcycles.

Today we offer the latest in Motocross and Enduro models from world recognised quality brands, including three of the top franchises in the country HUSQVARNA, YAMAHA, SUZUKI along with top name clothing brands like FOX , SHIFT, LEATT.  In addition our Colchester Town Centre location means we are conveniently located to continue to serve the small bike market and we are a main dealer for Peugeot Scooters.

Keen to encourage the young up and coming motocross stars of tomorrow, we have a good range of junior off road bikes like the awesome Yamaha PW50, the Suzuki DR-Z70 and the Husqvarna TC85,  ideal for the budding motocross rider.

We also stock a wide choice of used  motocross and enduro bikes including Husqvarna, Yamaha, Suzuki, KTM, Honda and Kawasaki, all of which come with a 30 day engine warranty whether its motocross or enduro . We are Suzuki ATV dealers and cater for the farming market and also the very popular kids LT-Z50 and LT-Z90.

Our expert knowledge of our products and the off road motorcycle scene combined with excellent customer service means we can pride ourselves on building our loyal and growing customer base with the proof of the pudding in our repeat business.

We pride ourselves with our next day guaranteed parts delivery service, our fully stocked parts department with genuine spares from; Husqvarna, Husaberg, Suzuki, Yamaha and Peugeot. We can offer a 10% loyalty discount on all parts purchased for new bikes purchased from us.

Our customers can also shop in our well stocked clothing and accessories department, with products from world famous brands such as Fox, Shift, Acerbis, Putoline, 100%, Leatt, Pod knee braces, EVS protection, Michelin Tyres, Renthal, Matrix, to name but a few, making GH Motorcycles your one stop shop for your off-road motorcycle needs.

Husqvarna Motorcycle showroom at GH Motorcycles
Husqvarna Motorcycles showroom at GH Motorcycles
Yamaha off-road showroom at GH Motorcycles
Yamaha off-road showroom at GH Motorcycles

 

In The Very Very Beginning!

This is The Shed! Gavin having a chat with younger brother Chris.

This was where it all started back in the early eighties – at Hunters Chase, Ardleigh in a small out-building. Gavin started repairing mopeds and bikes, such as Yamaha FS1Es, AP50s and SS50s for the local people using his knowledge & experience he gained through racing Moto-x from 1979 through to 1984. Soon afterwards he moved the Business to Barrack Street, Colchester where he started to establish GH Motorcycles to where it is today.

In the beginning...!

GH Motorcycles trading from the Van, at a schoolboy event

Gavin started racing Motocross at Latchingdon in 1979. After cutting his teeth on old Honda C90s & Yamaha TY80s, then came the race bike, a Kawasaki KX80 B1. Racing through the schoolboy ranks, as Gavin approached school leaving age he started selling bikes from home and trading on Sundays from a Mercedes van. Then later from a small shop in Barrack Street Colchester, Essex and specialising in 125cc and under and off road bikes. We adapted to market trends over the years but now find ourselves 30 years later back at the Heart of the Off Road world and enjoying every minute of it !!

GH Motorcycles - Giving back to the sport!

GH Motorcycles sponsors numerous events and championship series around the eastern centre area. Most namely the 2016 GH Motorcycles Husqvarna Eastern Centre Solo Enduro Championship series, Evening Summer Motocross series and more!

Frost on the ground before the start of Rd 1 of the Eastern Centre Solo Enduro Championships.
Frost on the ground before the start of Rd 1 of the Eastern Centre Solo Enduro Championships.
Riders queue up to start with GH Motorcycles Suzuki and Yamaha banners side by side.
Riders queue up to start with GH Motorcycles Suzuki and Yamaha banners side by side.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We also sponsor a handful of riders throughout schoolboy MX, Motocross and Enduro. Find out who’s on the team here!

In partnership with G&B Finch on our race team we work closely with G&B Finch to ensure a professional and successful race team is represented at all local meetings.


 

Gavin Hockey Off Road

Gavin Hockey, the company’s Managing Director, still competes in enduro & motocross on a regular basis, although he now employs the talents of younger riders for his OFF-ROAD race team! Gavin has competed at British Championship level for Enduro, winning a number of titles, also competing in a the Rally Intercontinental from Spain to Dakar – so he is truly qualified to understand and meet your OFF-ROAD requirements. GH Motorcycles will continue to support you, whether you race through the season or simply ride for fun.
We look foward to seeing you in the showroom or at the races!