Hello I am Paul Clarke, proud owner and founder of Moonraker Motorcycles Ltd.
Below is a quick summary of who we are and where we have come from.
Formed on August 1st 1985 Moonraker Motorcycles has grown in the past thirty seven years from humble beginnings in my Mum's garden shed to the largest Royal Enfield dealer as well as specialist commuter, Scooter / Super Scooter, Small to Medium sized Motorcycle and Moped dealership in East Anglia.
I had four years in a shed in my Mums back garden. Until back in November 1989 I signed a lease and took over what was then Bob Gotts Motorcycles it was on Drayton Road. I then nurtured Moonraker the company over the next seven years, working all hours until expansion led to me being able to buy out and take over the large showrooms and workshops of what was then Slaughter Motorcycles of Norwich. That was on 1st January 1996 and it is still to date Moonraker Motorcycles location 125-129 Oak Street Norwich NR33BP.
Back in 1985 it was just me, Paul. Now in 2022 we have myself as well as Shane, who works alongside me in Sales and Showroom. With Isaac on the Service desk booking in and following up customers needs. We are all keen bikers, who have the love of Motorcycles in our every waking hour. Everything we do involves Motorcycles and Scooters in some way. All of us at Moonraker Motorcycles, working together brings a vast experience and knowledge to the Moonraker showroom and stores.
Shane: Vehicle, clothing and accessories sales as well as store Management.
Isaac: Stores, clothing and accessories sales as well as workshop administrator.
Aaron: Technician, workshop controller. He is a fully trained Royal Enfield, Zontes, Benelli, Keeway technician with a vast Royal Enfield knowledge, as well as being certified to undertake MOT testing of all makes of Motorcycles. Aaron joined the Moonraker team in 2016 and comes from a full career in the Motor trade both Car and Motorcycle.
Then Myself, Paul: Managing Director and Motorcycle owner from the age of 11. I am afraid my Curriculum vitae is rather boring and reads only Moonraker Motorcycles for past thirty seven years plus some, only ever really working for myself. However I can do all of the above and more, with lots and lots of experience a knowledge of the industry to share with my staff and customers.
We are the front of shop with the Sales of Motorcycles / Scooters / Helmets / Jackets/ Gloves as well as the day to day running of the shop, booking you in for service and MOT, or just advise whatever your Motorcycling needs might be.
Then we have the ever helpful emergency Van driver as well as Lorry un-loader and gofer, Charlie! With Tom the assistant trainee working just two days a week where ever needed in or around the store.
And number one forever working away in the back ground sorting out all the admin is my brick of a Wife and fellow Director Karen. She runs our accounts as well as working in Sales and Shop supporting us all from time to time. All my team bar Tom work full-time and are all fully trained, highly competent and reassuringly approachable.
We have well over 100 new Motorcycles and Scooters in stock, if you cant see it does mean we have not got it! We also can have up to 35 used Motorcycles and Scooters For Sale online or in-store at any one time.
(Due to recent high Used stock demands, sadly finding clean pre-loved and that is what we insist on has been hard so used stocks might be depleted at this time)
We are proud to sell Royal Enfield, Benelli, Zontes, Keeway Motorcycles and Sym Scooters as well as fully Electric Scooters of these top brands. Stoking quality clothing from Oxford products and safety helmets from HJC and MT so low cost to high end with fair prices for all riders both Male and Female from the 16 year old novice to the mature commuter who has just sold the car and is now starting out on two wheels, as well as the more experienced Motorcycle riders. We also stock spare parts both genuine and pattern as well as service parts for all brands we sell as well as others we don't.
We are as accommodating to the customer who desires 'just' one pair of gloves to the customer who seeks the whole package (i.e. the actual vehicle, CBT training, Road Insurance, helmet and clothing...and the finance to pay for it all.
We all take great pride in our work at Moonraker Motorcycles and are proud to be known as a 'One Stop Shop' for both product, stock , Training and information. The levels of service are second to none and our enthusiasm shines through.
Please feel free to come in and see the high quality of our working environment. I am as you can see very proud of our standards and achievements
Thank you for reading this.