Behind Bars Your One-Stop shop for everything motorcycling 01926 855541

Behind Bars Your One-Stop shop for everything motorcycling

About Us

Behind Bars grew into a business out of frustration, after over 30 years of riding off-road motorcycles, an interest helped by a trials-riding father, competing in motocross (schoolboy scrambling as it was when I started) and then enduro, trials and trail riding. It became increasingly difficult to find local shops where I could go to buy kit suitable for a more mature rider who did not necessarily want the latest MX gear or widgit from the USA.

With a background in sales and many years in the motor trade including working for a Yamaha dealer back in the late 70´s and early 80´s we set out to cater for Trail, Trials, Enduro, Supermoto and MX riders, only supplying products that we would use ourselves and most of the time had used.

Having traded for a couple of years from outbuildings at home we moved into our first retail and workshop premises in 2003. After about 5 years we moved to larger premises in Kenilworth, Warwickshire and with more workshop space we are able to cater for all makes of road and off-road bikes and scooters including classic and vintage. We are now working more and more on road and adventure bikes, but still cater for the off-road customers.


What our customers say about us

“Good quality clothing and gives a blue light discount. Very helpful staff, not pushing the sale; offering good advice.”

Craig L - Google

“Great guys great knowledge.will be bringing my bike here in future for any thing it needs”

Caley Drysdale - Google

“Lovely bloke the boss, very helpful, impressed by the quality of the gear on sale.”

Richard B Sayers - Google

“Excellent for your motorbike needs from people who know what they are doing around bikes. The above was my review from approx. 4 years ago. Last week, though, I had my bike in for its 48k service, which is a "biggie." Immediately after picking the bike up I was off to Wales and Wow!!! - it was like having a new bike again. Andy and team had worked some magical alchemy and the effect was amazing. (And wonderful.) A brilliant job. Thank you. They had also sorted one of those most difficult of things; an intermittent electrical glitch that stopped the fan cutting in. It's working perfectly now. I totally and unreservedly recommend Behind Bars.”

Mark "Barky Lunt - Google

“Great service from Behind Bars. Fork seals needed replacing, booked in next day. Kept me informed and collected same day. Back on the road.”

Martin Agar - Google

“Absolutely fantastic crew of guys. Went above and beyond to help me out, as I was in a bit of a pickle, fixed my seat lock to make sure I was safe. Never used them before( will definitely be using again). Arranged mot within 1hr 1/2 of ringing . What can I say , honest, helpful, professional mechanics Cheers Andy etc Mo”

Maureen Mehigan - Google

“First visit today for an MOT & service on my Ducati. Super friendly, expertly knowledgable and an all round pleasurable experience. Only one issue - now they'll never be able to get rid of me! Cheers guys”

David Forster - Google

“Great service, efficient and fair price, highly recommended”

Jodie Porteous - Google

“I'm very fussy where i take my bike for service etc. but the guys here never fail to impress me, not just with good, honest advice and service. But with quality workmanship, affordability and a 'no pressure sell'. A cuppa tea and a giggle with them is just a bonus! :-)”

Dave Shakespear - Google

“Great garage experience Good informative”

Majjid Shabir - Google

“Excellent service and reasonable prices. I get all the work for my bikes done here, I do a lot of miles so I'm a regular customer and I've had nothing but good things to say. The owner is the training officer for the local Institute of Advanced Motorists motorcycle group so he knows a lot about all things to do with biking, pleasant chap to chat to as well.”

Lyndon Troy - Google

“Great service as always, friendly and helpful staff, a must for all your two wheel need”

Neal Gault - Google

“Behind Bars top notch, would recommend them to all bikers, friendly knowledgeable and no fuss.”

Lee Chantler - Google

“Great garage and shop. Experienced, straight talking staff. Definitely recommend.”

Jake Canner - Google

“Andy was friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating when I was looking for motorcycle clothing. Great service. Quality products. Highly recommend. Another biker recommended them to me for servicing too. While I haven't had my bike serviced here yet, I would be happy to use Behind Bars in future.”

Julie Sparkles - Google

“Great bunch of lads, very helpful, knowledgeable and the prices are bang on. Had a issues before and called to say what the problem was, Andy the owner just told me to bring it straight down we'll sort it, without an appointment, problem solved 20 mins later!!! Wouldn't take my bike anywhere else!”

Dj Vy - Google

“Excellent service everytime and the kettles always on!!”

Ian Collard - Google

“Great service as always, friendly and helpful staff, a must for all your two wheel needs.”

Neil Gault - Google

“Always a friendly welcome from Andy and team. A real motorcyclist's motorcycle shop & workshop. No pressure and sound advice on anything - visit for an MOT, new tyres, bike repair, accessories. 100% commitment to the customer.”

Ian Chapman - FaceBook

“Friendly and helpful. Spot on getting my carburettor right. Thank you”

Simon Grayson - FaceBook

“Good people at behind-bars. I will recommend to anyone”

Jose Lopez - FaceBook

“Had my tyres fitted today... great price and really friendly staff…”

Munjit Singh Rai - FaceBook

“Definitely recommend - Friendly and welcoming CS, well priced, quality items with a variety to have a look at.”

Rob West - FaceBook

“Always nice to have someone work on your bike as if it were their own. Well priced and good attention to detail!”

Damian Settle - FaceBook

“Took my multistrada in for new fork seals. Great price and fantastic servicepretentious and very easy.”

Samuel Bates - FaceBook

“Great service and price on a pair of new tyres fitted to my BMW GS”

Darryl Fletcher - FaceBook

“Got a new tyre fitted here. Friendly staff, fitted it in 15 mins. Good stock of other service bits too (also picked up an oil filter). Of the shops I have used in the area so far this is my favourite. Cheers!”

Ben Alexander - Google