Abell Yamaha Qld
The firm first opened around 1983 in Wentworth Ave, Sydney, a few doors up from Sydney Motorcycle Wreckers, and moved across the road into premises previously occupied by P. & R. Williams at 74 Wentworth Avenue. They opened another store in Parramatta in the building Brian Collins built. The Suzuki dealer entered receivership around July 2014 and Wentworth Ave, which was the hub of motorcycling in Sydney for many decades, had lost its last but one motorcycle shop. Only MCAS, an accessory store, remained.
Al Paterson Vic. (1960s-70s)
Alan Lambert Motorcycles Victoria
Boundary Rd, Mordialloc
Suzuki and Bultaco dealer, early 1970s.
Allparts NSW & Vic.
"The Motorcycle Wreckers"
66 Wentworth Ave, Sydney (1950s)
423 Elizabeth St. Melbourne (1950s)
67 Cambridge St Collingwood, Vic. (1950s)
Regent St, Sydney. (1960 & 70s)
Allsop Motorcycles Vic. (1960s-70s)
Annand and Thompson Qld
A. P. North Pty. Ltd.
62-66 Wentworth Ave Sydney. Matchless (1953)
Arqin Motorcycles Pty Ltd
Unit 1/ 6 Church Rd Moorebank NSW Australia 2170
Web: www.arqinmotorcycles.com (404)
Established in 2007 as a scooter importer.
Arthur Trudgitt Sydney, 1953
604-6 Parramatta Road, Croydon
The Speedway Rider Agent
Auto Cycle Service Qld
Fairfield then Moorooka
B & D Motorcycles Qld.
Baglee and Weston
The Crescent, Fairfield
Alf Baglee was a well-known motorcycle racer. Jim Airey did his apprenticeship with them, it is believed.
Progressive Young Firm.
Baglee and Weston Enlarge
Accessories and Showrooms
Two local lads who have gone some considerable distance along the road to success since opening a motor cycle and bicycle shop after the war are Messrs. Alf Baglee and Cyril Weston. Cyril manages their Cabramatta shop. whilst Alf is in control of the shop and workshops at Fairfield, where the likeable young Mick Sneddon is in charge of the accessories department. This department has been enlarged considerably and remodelled, and their spare parts section is one of the largest in the Western Suburbs, if not the largest. The entire shop, which once housed the repair department, is all given over to accessories and a showroom for motor cycle and bicycles.
The Biz (Fairfield, NSW) Thu 15 Nov 1951
Baileys Honda Vic.
Frankston, also sold Italjet in the 1970s. His son Andrew Bailey raced Vintage MX in Queensland.
a.k.a. Brisbane Kawasaki
Benders Vic. (1960s-70s)
Bert Kingston Qld
Bert Flood Vic. (1960s-70s)
Box Hill, Melbourne. Bultaco, KTM, SWM
Bennett & Wood Sydney
27-29 Campbell St, Sydney. (1953)
Brian Collins Sydney
Major player in the trade for decades. Brian Collins began as a Bridgestone dealer before taking on Yamaha. Their Parramatta shop was later occupied by Action Motorcycles.
Brisbane Suzuki Centre Qld
Ross Street, Newstead
Brisk Sales Qld
Bryant Suzuki Victoria
Beach St Frankston. The owner, Terry Bryant, founded Top Gear Motorcycles which was later sold to Martin Orchard.
Burling and Simmons Sydney
40 Parramatta Rd, Auburn. (1953)
Triumph dealer, later Harley-Davidson and Benelli in the early 70s.
Carlyle & Co.
919 Hay Stéeet. Perth, W.A. Royal Enfield. (1953)
Circular Head Motorcycles Tasmania
Honda dealership. (2012)
Clarry Jones Motorcycles S.A. 1986
709 Port Road, Woodville
Clem Nunn Motorcycles WA
Albany Highway Kenwick Perth, 1974 to 2011.
Coles Motors Vic. (1960s-70s)
Darryl Reeks Qld
Darwin Motorcycle Wreckers S.A. 1986
131 Stuart Highway, Parap
Davies Bros. Sydney.
680 Canterbury Rd, Belmore NSW (1953)
Agents for AJS, Velocette, BSA, Sunbeam, Ariel, Waratah and Vincent.
Disney Motors. Victoria.
410 Elizabeth St. Melbourne. Vincent Dealer, 1953.
Doug Bryants Yamaha ACT
Eglington & Clarke Adelaide, c.1914
39A Rudle Street, Kent Town 1912; 93-97 Pulteney Street 1914.
Eglinton Motorcycles S.A. 1986
61 Port Rd. Kadina Honda Kawasaki
Elliot's Motor Cycles Adelaide 1922
Gawler Place, Pirie St. Harley-Davidson dealer.
Eric Moore Ltd
42 Campbell St, Sydney. Ariel dealers. (1937)
80 Wentworth Ave, Sydney. Royal Enfield. (1953)
Eurocycle S.A. 1986
296 Port Rd., Hindmarsh
Moto Guzzi, Moto Morini, Ducati
Fagerstrom BikeWorks Sydney 1986
342 Parramatta Rd, Petersham
Established by Peter Fagerstrom, a talented tuner who built a Moto Guzzi not unlike the Dr John machine. It crashed at Bathurst and the rider, Mick Lendrum, was quite badly injured. Story has it that the bike came to rest upright, supported by the tank which had become separated. Mick later managed Sydney Motorcycle Wreckers for a decade or so before moving to the Southern Highlands where he managed Staintune Exhausts.
Firth Bros Melbourne
Finlay Bros. Melbourne.
F. Morrow Bega NSW c.1911
Frank Musset Vic. (1960s-70s)
374 Auburn Street Goulburn NSW. (1953)
Fraser Motorcycles NSW
Norm Fraser was an early exponent of Bultaco and Ducati with stores in Maitland Rd Mayfield and Broadmeadow Newcastle in the 1960s. The head office is now in Concord, Sydney, with branches in Wollongong, Newcastle and Melbourne.
Fraser's Imports Pty Ltd S.A. 1986
68-72 Gibson Street, Bowden
Motor Cycle Specialists
Distributors of Quality Products From Around the World
Gard Bros 1905~1925 (S.A.)
Gary Adams Vic. (1960s-70s)
Gary O'Brien Vic. (1960s-70s)
Gateway Yamaha Qld.
Geo. Bolton & Co.
Pirie Street Adelaide, S.A. Royal Enfield. (1953)
Geoff Bowling Motorcycles
Burnie Tasmania (1970s?)
G.P. Motorcycles S.A. 1986
179 Main South Road, Morphett Vale
Hendersons Sydney. 1911
40-42 Park St. Advertised Carbine Cycles (the Sydney brand, rather than the Melbourne one, presumably) and Zenith-Gradua motors.
Harry Hinton Sydney (1953)
325 Chapel Road, Bankstown.
Harry was a well-known motorcycle racer.
Hawkesbury Honda Richmond NSW
Owned by Paul Giles, later by his son son Shawn, who then sold it to Sean Turl who moved it to Windsor.
Hazell and Moore 36-38 Campbell St, Sydney, and Hunter St. West, Newcastle.
418 Forest Road, Bexley, Sydney NSW
Agent for B.S.A., James, Acme, Ariel, Royal Enfield.
Jacobs Badcock Motorcycles S.A. 1986
300 Port Road, Hindmarsh
*Large Range Of Secondhand Bikes
*Repairs To All Makes
*Wrecking All Popular Makes.
Jim Airey, Fairfield, Sydney
Previously Baglee & Weston, cycle and motorcycle dealers.
Jim Eade sold Laverda in the 70s. The premises was occupied by Classic Allparts around 2015 before they moved to rural NSW.
John Sample Group, Sydney
Moto Guzzi and Aprilia importers and distributors 2000 to 2020. johnsamplegroup.com
J.N Taylor S.A.
Indian and B.S.A. dealers Grenfell Street Adelaide. 1915-1931, probably other years.
John Burrows Vic. (1960s-70s)
Greeves, Dot, OSSA
C.B. Kellow, established 1889. 154 Swanston St, Melbourne. 1903. 855 Lonsdale St Melbourne 1904.
Advertised Humber, Werner and Kellow motor cycles.
Ken George Yamaha
Victoria Park WA. Imported Morini Corsaro and 49cc Corsarinos in the 1970s.
Kevlin Yamaha N.T. 1986
26 Elder St, Alice Springs N.T.
(Kev & Lin Pauling)
La Guzzi Sydney
Victoria Road, Balmain c.1983
Andreas Seefeld opened his workshop in the early 1980s where he built some quite spectacular Moto Guzzi KCS specials and a BMW R90S MX outfit. He also built a similar Guzzi-powered machine which was owned by Mick Lendrum when manager of SMW. Andreas rode a Guzzi combination from Germany to Australia.
Len Wild Sydney
598a Parramatta Road, Petersham
Repairs and spares.
Lenroc Limited S.A.
131 Flinders Street, Adelaide (1927-1935, probably earlier and later years)
Lloyd Campbell Honda
Burnie Tasmania (1970s?)
Lloyd Chapman Ducati WA imported 350cc Morinis
Lyall O'Brien Vic. (1960s-70s)
Maplestone Motors Vic. 1923
318 Elizabeth St Melbourne. Agents for Beardmore Precision.
Markwell Bros. Qld.
5 Victoria Place, South Brisbane. Matchless & Vincent (1953)
Benalla, Victoria 1911
NOTICE OF REMOVAL
MASSEY CYCLE & MOTOR DEPOT
Removed to NUNN STREET,
Next door to 44 Standard Office.
A SPLENDID RANGE of MACHINES On hand.
New Machines from £8 10s to £20.
8TOVE ENAMELLING. Workmanship guaranteed, with 12 years' practioal experience.
A TRIAL SOLICITED.
Note the Address.
Benalla Standard (Vic.) Tue 3 Oct 1911 (Trove)
284 Adelaide Street. Brisbane. Royal Enfield. (1953)
Maxim Motorcycles Sydney
575 Parramatta Rd., Leichhardt c.1978
McCrae & Pascoe Melbourne
McCulloch Suzuki W.A.
Vic Park Perth
Mick Hone Motorcycles, Melbourne.
Milledge Bros. Melbourne
44 Campbell St, Sydney.
Royal Enfield dealers, 1937
Mollers Motorcycles Qld.
Nambour Kawasaki. Probably the one on the hill on the highway south side of town. Later became Pro Moto at Maroochydore.
Moorooka Yamaha Qld
Morgan & Wacker Brisbane
Advertised as "the world's oldest Harley-Davidson dealer outside the USA", by 2019 the Brisbane firm had been trading for 115 years.
Mr. J. E. Morley, Victoria Buildings, Grenfell street, Adelaide, imported Hobart Bird motorcycles. 1911
Wiley Park, Sydney. 1950s
Norm's son Carl Askew became an international speedway rider, and later was well known in the trade.
Northcott Blacktown NSW, Suzuki dealer.
473-475 Pitt Street Sydney
W.F. Omodie was probably the longest established motorcycle dealer in the Sydney CBD.
Palmer and Goodsell NSW, 1953
Corner Foveaux and Belmore Steets, Sydney.
P. & R. Williams Pty. Ltd.
74-78 Wentworth Ave., Sydney.
Panther dealers, 1937
Peter Stevens Melbourne
Venerable Melbourne establishment.
https://www.mcnews.com.au/peter-stevens-managing-director-paul-chiodo/ (Feb 2020)
N.B. They had premises in Warrigal Rd Moorabbin which was destroyed by fire in the late 70's - it didn't seem to slow them down very much.
Pete's Pitstop Qld.
Yandina in late 70's. (Perhaps not officially a motorcycle shop)
Pitmans Motorcycles S.A. (1960s-70s)
Pratt & Osbourne Vic. (1960s-70s)
Ranco Yamaha S.A. 1986
1750 Main North Road, Salisbury Plains.
Redfern Motorcycles was the first Harley dealer in Australia. They sold the Harley franchise to Burling & Simmons (Burlo's, or Burglars and Stealers) The owner of Redfern Motocycles was often seen riding a Harley-Davidson (or possibly Indian) combination. One of the machines in his small collection was a flat twin HD.
Reynolds Yamaha S.A. 1986
19 Sturt St. Mount Gambier. Proprietor: Trevor Reynolds
Rising Sun Queensland Honda (2012)
R & M Motorcycles
Honda Northern Territory (2012)
Ron Angel Richmond, Melbourne. Imported Ducati 750SS and GT, also Morini. 1970s.
Ropart Honda Qld
Ryan and Honey NSW.
4 Hunt Street, Sydney
(Corner of Hunt Street and Wentworth Avenue)
Ryans of Parramatta NSW.
Paddy Ryan was a household name in motorcycling for decades. He began business in 1939 at Ryan and Honey in the Wentworth Ave area. His impressive collection of vintage motorcycles included a Quirk's Mona and a 1912 Triumph.
Russell, Walsh and Hitchcock, of 263 Cardigan Street, Carlton. Manufacturer of Aussi-Also motorcycles, 1919-1920.
Smith's Motor Works NSW
Burwood St. Newcastle. 1920s
65 Hunter St. West, Newcastle. 1930s
Smith Sons and Rees NSW
30 Wentworth Ave, Sydney. Vincent dealer, 1953.
Sport & Road Vic. (1960s-70s)
Sport and Road
Burnie Tasmania, Yamaha dealer (1970s?)
Springs Motors NSW
Blaxland Road Eastwood, Sydney. Bridgestone dealer, later Yamaha.
Stacker Motorcycles Vic.
Heidelberg West, Melbourne
Located in Malvern and run by John Burrows and Keith Stacker in the 1960s. Run by Paul Stacker in 2010
Stewarts Motor Cycles Pty. Ltd. Victoria
326 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne. Royal Enfield. (1953)
Stoney Creek Motorcycles NSW
Bexley, Sydney. Sold Morini c.1978-80
"Sports" Motorcycle Depot Victoria
Tuttle's Buildings, High Street Shepparton. New Imperial dealers, 1925.
Suncoast Yamaha Qld.
Superb Cycles Sydney
Church St Parramatta, opposite the Rivoli dance hall. AJS dealer in the 1950s.
Suzuki South S.A. 1986
1070 South Rd., Edwardstown
Sven Kallin Motor Co.
140 Gawler Place Adelaide. Vincent Dealer, 1953.
Sydney Motorcycle Wreckers
Established in the mid 1970s by speedway star Bob Levy as Liverpool Motorcycle Wreckers, the Sydney branch opened in Goulburn Street in 1980 before moving to 69 Wentworth Ave in 1981. They moved to Tom Byrnes former workshop at Euston St Alexandria in 1998, and ceased trading around 2015.
Taffy Williams Yamaha NSW
Yass Road, Queanbeyan.
Tatiara Motorcycles S.A. 1986
102 Woolshed St, Bordertown. Yamaha, Honda
Taylor Cycle & Motorcycle Co. NSW
633 Hunter Street West, Newcastle. Royal Enfield. (1953)
Tom Byrne NSW
A BMW dealer for decades, originally based at 34 Wentworth Ave they moved to St Peters towards the end of the 1990s. Their large modern showrooms displayed BMW, Triumph and Aprilia. Closed in 2004. The business was taken over by Procycle of Hornsby. Short History of Tom Byrne Motorcycles
Toorak Village Motorcycles Vic. (1960s-70s)
Top Rider Motorcycles NSW
Previously named Ryde Motorcycles. Located intersection of Lane Cove and Blaxland Roads Top Ryde. (owner died by his own hand in the 1980s)
Turner Bros Melbourne
Vivian Lewis Ltd (S.A.)
Lewis Cycle Works, Adelaide from 1901 to 1927.
174-180 Gawler Place, Adelaide, (1913) 168-180 Gawler Place (1922)
Branches — Balaklava, Broken Hill, Clare, Kadina, Mount Gambier, Port Pirie, Unley.
Manufacturer of Lewis Motorcycles
West Coast Honda Motorcycles
Western Australia (2012)
Westralian Motorcycles. WA
855 Hay Street. Perth. Vincent Dealer. (1953)
W.H. Leech Cycle Works NSW 1904
11 Armstrong Street, Ballarat.
Williams Brothers NSW
255-259 Elizabeth St, Sydney. Douglas Agents (1925)
Wooden's Motor Trading Co.
Bayliss Street, Wagga, N.S.W. Royal Enfield. (1953)
W. Tyler S.A.
Flinders St Adelaide. 1906