Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn!

Summer may be over but it’s given us some great memories! It was good to meet some lovely customers and help with their new motorcycle choices, here’s wishing them a fantastic time on the road. Some of the most popular buys were the KTM 1290 Adventure R, 790 Adventure R and the 125 Duke.

Throughout August and into September there have been many eager riders undergoing motorcycle training at our dedicated centre, with some fantastic results. Across CBT, Mod 1 and Mod 2 riders emerged triumphant.

Autumn itself has got off to a busy start. The Dave Barkshire 2-Man Enduro Championship Round 4 was hosted by Sudbury MCC at Pebmarsh and Round 5 took place at Kenton courtesy of Stowmarket MCC. Back at the Motorcycle Centre our Open Evening complete with BBQ, demo rides and training info, proved a popular event, so thank you to all who came.

As we go through autumn we hope to meet many more of you keen riders, whether it’s to purchase a new machine, some motorcycle gear, or to give your trusted ride a service. Remember we’re dealers for KTM and Mutt Motorcycles, giving you the best in choice. Hope to see you soon.

Friday, 6 September 2019


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Friday 13th September 2019
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Friday, 12 April 2019

Prepare For An Adventure

We’re a quarter of the way through the year already and it’s all systems go at our Hit The Dirt Track, Motorcycle Training Facility and Motorcycle Centre.

We’ve recently introduced a new track layout at our popular enduro practice track at Swaffham, offering a new challenge for all you keen riders. There were a few setbacks in March when Storm Gareth took its toll, resulting in a big pump out operation, and the kids’ track closed for the forestry commission survey, but we’re hoping for lots of great weekends ahead. Fancy winning a year’s free riding at Hit The Dirt? Then just like and share our Dave Barkshire Motorcycles Facebook page and find and follow us on Instagram to be entered in our prize draw! You have until 24th May to enter, so what are you waiting for?

The new KTM Adventure R has hit the showrooms, with Dave braving the snowy wilds of Wales to attend the dealers’ launch. Back at our Motorcycle Centre, he was thrilled to hand over one of these prized machines to a happy customer who rode it back up to Scotland, with a trip to Spain next on the agenda. What a great bike this is, powerful and agile, yet offering a super smooth ride.

If it’s motorcycle accessories you’re after, then the Dave Barkshire Motorcycle Centre is still the place to home! Fancy a bit of retro as you ride? Then the new Simpson Bandit motorcycle helmet is worth a look. Pop in to our Rackheath showroom to see all that we have to offer.
Father and son, David and Joe enjoy success at our training facility

Our Motorcycle Training Centre has been busy and we love to hear feedback from some of our happy riders. Ollie enthused, “Brilliant training and genuinely very fun to learn with Pete. I feel like I learnt a lot more here than with any other riding school I've used in the past. Great bikes and great times! Thanks Pete.”  Whilst Luke commented, “Brilliant service and training to complete my CBT, Mod 1 and Mod 2 test. An enjoyable experience!!” 

Thanks guys. Look forward to meeting a lot more budding riders during the rest of the year.

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Dave Barkshire Motorcycles
On Motocross – Enduro 2019 KTM Model Range
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Monday, 17 December 2018

Winter Offer

Dave Barkshire Motorcycles

On Motocross – Enduro 2019 KTM Model Range
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Friday, 14 December 2018

Brace Your Elves!

Santa Dave takes very good care of his elves, which is why he’s very sad to learn that one of his elves has been misbehaving!

Dave ensures that his elves work in good conditions that comply with elf and safety regulations, that they make use of the National Elf Service when ill and he plays some of their favourite tunes, such as “All By My Elf” or an Elfis Presley classic whilst they work. He does everything to boost their elf esteem!

But despite all of this one mischievous little elf has been trying to sabotage a big surprise that Santa Dave is looking forward to revealing next week. The little imp has been trying to uncover top-secret information ahead of the big reveal, in an effort to spoil the surprise for everyone. What a sELFish thing to do!

Don’t let this little elf ruin the fun, but do watch this space for more news from Santa Dave.

Friday, 7 December 2018

What A Day!

Sunday 18th November saw great Enduro championship action come to Thetford Forest.

You may have been there to see the thrilling Muntjac event organised by Diss MCC, which was the last round of the ACU Eastern Enduro Championship 2018. For those of you who weren't however, it was a tough course, with penalties making a big difference to the final result. Although Jason Morland started the day in the lead, it was Luke Parker who ended the day in victory! Read more at (photo of the event by Anthony Ridge from ACU Eastern report)

If this event has given you an appetite for Enduro, then get involved by visiting our Thetford Forest based Hit The Dirt Track, which offers great challenges (and warming refreshments) Hope to see you there!

Muntjac's Back
On 18th November you'll be able to enjoy Diss MCC's Muntjac Enduro in Thetford Forest, as the final round of the ACU Eastern championship.

This is a popular 20 mile course in a great woodland setting, providing some interesting challenges. Diss MCC has been running such events since it reformed after World War II. From grass track in the 1950s to motocross (originally called scramble) in the sixties, the club continues to run great enduro and motocross events.

To offer preparation time at our forest track, we're open the weekend of November 10th and 11th (pausing for remembrance reflection on the Sunday).

And on the subject of muntjac, these plucky little deer reside in Thetford Forest, in addition to red and roe deer. Remember off-road riding is only allowed at designated areas of the forest, including Hit The Dirt, to help protect these species and the environment.

Hope to see you at the Hit The Dirt Track soon!