After a lot of speculation and great expectation among the biker fraternity, the covers finally came off the showroom windows as Garden Route Motorcycles opened its doors for business. A host of specials awaited as eager bikers walked through the doors on opening morning. The original opening had to be postponed due to the national lockdown, but if anything it worked in the shop’s favour making avid bikers even more eager to get back into the saddle.
Owner Paul Manolas has been in the motorcycle industry for 40 years, nine of which as a technician in a Honda and Yamaha dealership in Bloemfontein. Eight years following that involved importing, sales and distribution of motorcycles and the remainder he spent as owner of the Honda dealership in Bloemfontein (Honda Wing Central).
Garden Route Motorcycles and Honda Wing Central are in the privileged position to share expertise, availability of spares, accessories and pre-owned motorcycles – as both businesses are very much considered to be one business operating in two locations.
The showroom is packed with a wide range of accessories from helmets, rider gear and boots, to tyres and bike accessories. The workshop has two service bays, behind glass, so you can see how they are working on your pride and joy or you can relax at the coffee and biltong bar. It is an upmarket business and a worthy addition to the products and services on offer to the Southern Cape Biker community.