Monday, 18 June 2018

Many Thanks

A big thank you to all of you who came to our 35 year celebration day on Saturday! We all had a great time and hope you did too.

We're pleased to announce that the event made over £500 for Children's Acute Transport Service (CATS), which gives intensive care support on the road to sick children. A great service that we're glad to help.

It was good to see so many turn out to enjoy the demo rides, raffles and tasty BBQ. Marion remarked, "Well done David and your team. I had a really nice afternoon... food was amazing!" Whilst Martin commented, "Nice to see a good turn out".

A mention must go to Alex for all his hard work in bringing the day together and to Aaron and James for their ongoing support.

Thanks to all of you, not just for sharing in Saturday's celebration, but for your friendship and custom over the last 35 years - long may it continue!

Monday, 28 May 2018

You're invited to the big event of the year!

Help us to celebrate 35 years in the business on 9th June from 9.30am to 5.00pm at the Dave Barkshire Motorcycle Centre, Rackheath Industrial Estate NR13 6LH.

Hark back to the time when a loaf of bread cost just 35p, by enjoying our delicious BBQ at 1983 prices.

We have goodie bags, we have refreshments, we have demo rides (prior booking required) and we have great anniversary savings. There’ll also be competitions throughout the day with chances to win a FREE CBT, Enduro kit and much more!

Our spectacular range of motorcycles will leave you dazzled and delighted – check out our full KTM Street Bike Range.

Hang out with the Dave Barkshire Crew and get insider information from some great bike boffins. Rub shoulder with some of the industry’s leading representatives – KTM, Santander, Tri Motive, Dunlop and Maxxis.

Not only will you have a great day, but you’ll feel good knowing that all proceeds will be donated to charity.

It's just too good to miss!

Contact: / 01603 722800

Thursday, 11 January 2018

What A Year!

Well, 2017 turned out to be a very busy and eventful year for the Dave Barkshire Motorcycle Centre, our Motorcycle Training facility and the popular Hit The Dirt Practice track.

Our Rackheath Motorcycle Showroom underwent a major revamp with impressive results, and we were pleased to celebrate its completion with many of you back in November. You may have seen the event promoted on Facebook by Dave’s alter egos ‘Disco Dave’ and ‘Ringmaster Dave’. Be sure to keep abreast of our Facebook page for all our latest news and bike offers. Thank you to all of you who came along and helped to make our Open Night Spectacular a great success. We hope to see much more of you in 2018!

Over the year, a large number of successful riders passed through our purpose-built, Salhouse based Motorcycle Training facility, with passes achieved at all levels. The year ended with mod 2 passes from Fay and Martin, whilst 2018 has started with passes by Amanda, Tom and Joe. We offer training courses suitable for all abilities, so make this the year you achieve your motorcycling goals.


At the Hit The Dirt practice track in Swaffham, we were pleased to introduce a new refreshment area for 2017, serving hot and cold food and drinks. This has proved very popular, keeping riders fuelled up to enjoy our great forest tracks. If you’ve not tried our fantastic Enduro track, be sure to put it on your to-do list for 2018. Fans of Enduro may also have enjoyed the action of the Dave Barkshire 2-Man Enduro championship, which produced lots of excitement during its four rounds organised by Sudbury, Diss and Woodbridge Motorcycle Clubs.

We’re looking forward to lots more fun and action in 2018, so be sure to keep up with all our latest news and offers to be involved!

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Tonight's The Night!

We gotta feeling, that tonight's gonna be a good night,
That tonight's gonna be a good night,
That tonight's gonna be a good, good night!
We gotta feeling, that you're gonna like the new bike
The KTM Duke is just right,
Yes, it's gonna be a good, good night!
Tonight's the night, let's big it up
Free food and drink, let's eat it up
Come along, and meet us all
Come along, you'll have a ball!
Be sure to join us between 5.30pm and 9.00pm tonight for bikes, BBQ and banter!

Monday, 27 November 2017

You can reach us by railway

You can reach us by railway
You can reach us by motorway
Run, walk, bus or even hike
And yes you can reach us by motorbike
We don't care how you get here

Just get here if you can!

Come to our showroom spectacular at The Dave Barkshire Motorcycle Centre, Rackheath, Norwich, Thursday 30th November, 5.30 – 9.00pm

Monday, 11 September 2017

Autumn And Action!

Autumn’s here again, but we hope you all had a great summer of motorcycling. Maybe some of you went on major road trips and made use of the handy tips that we ran on our Facebook page (

Heading through September, we’re now looking forward to round 4 of the Dave Barkshire 2-Man Enduro Championship to be held at Tye Farm on Sunday 24th September, courtesy of Sudbury MCC. Come along and enjoy the action!

We continue to have a fine crop of successful riders at the Dave Barkshire Motorcycle Training Centre, including Toby who achieved great passes in his Mod 1 and Mod 2 in the space of a week! Chris also managed a similar feat with clean sheets in both modules! If you’re thinking of taking up motorcycle training, visit to read more.
We’ve continued to make improvements to the Dave Barkshire Motorcycle Centre at Rackheath, where we offer a great range of new and used bikes, accessories and a motorbike servicing facility. Our knowledgeable team can help make the right choice of bike for you and ensure that it’s kept in A1 condition.

Finally we do endeavour to keep our Hit The Dirt track open weekends weather permitting. To help you plan your visit we do post information of closures on our dedicated Facebook page We’re proud of our practice track that can be enjoyed by all the family. As Marc Griffin told us, even his 5-year old loves using the kid’s track, so why not make it a great family day out?

Thursday, 4 May 2017

What A Round!

On Sunday 30th April round 2 of the Dave Barkshire Motorcycles Two Man Enduro Championship took place at Iken, courtesy of Woodbridge Motorcycle Club who set up a beauty of a course.

The competition hotted up with an action-packed day. In the Championship Class round one winners Jamie & Rick Roper took an early lead from runners up Brendon Mayers and Sam Mitchell, with Lewis Bond and Ben Cole also vying for position. All teams finished at 45 laps, but Mayers and Mitchell emerged victorious.

The tough competition proved a challenge for the Barkshire brothers with Alex and teammate Danny Wright coming 4th in the Expert Class for the second time running, and Aaron in partnership with Kyle Betts finishing 5th (also for second time running) in the Clubman Class.

To read a full report and view pictures courtesy of Anthony Ridge visit

There’s now quite a wait for Round 3 of the championship, which is due to be held on Sunday 13th August at Wattisfield Hall, to be arranged by Alex and Aaron’s home club, Diss MCC.

Got a taste for Enduro? Then visit our great off-road practice track, Hit The Dirt, in Thetford Forest