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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.

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Used Bikes, MOTs,
Servicing & Parts

In our fully equipped workshop, tyre bay and MOT testing bay, our qualified mechanics can carry out all repairs from a simple puncture through to servicing, race or track day preparation, full engine re-builds, suspension service and upgrades, diagnostic work using the latest equipment and restoration of older bikes.

With stocks of road, off road and scooter tyres we can supply/fit tyres to suit all bikes and scooters. We can offer shot blasting/surface preparation, powder coating, painting, plating, polishing, steel/alloy welding, wheel building and many more services.

Also, we have onsite Ultrasonic Cleaning equipment for carburettors, injectors and brake parts etc.

We stock used bikes, parts, accessories, helmets, boots and clothing and with our vast supplier base can order in anything for any type of rider for any type of bike or scooter.


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Behind-Bars Testimonials

All of our staff ride bikes, both on and off road. With experience of Enduro, Trials, Trail Riding (Green Laning), Track Days, UK and European Touring.

We understand the feeling of freedom that riding brings, we get it.

All of our staff have undertaken Advanced Rider Training with IAM Roadsmart and RoSPA, we are happy to offer advice on any aspect of riding.

We stock parts, accessories, clothing, helmets, boots, tyres and can order anything from all leading manufacturers and suppliers.

Our mechanics are fully IMI qualified and insured with over 45 years experience.

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