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.
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 a long-established motorcycle firm at 74 Wentworth Avenue. They opened another store in Parramatta in the building Brian Collins built. The Suzuki dealer entered receivership around July 2014. amd 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.
Burling and Simmons was a BSA and Harley-Davidson dealer in Parramatta Road Arncliffe, Sydney. They sold Benelli in the early 70s.
Bennett & Barkell
Bennett & Wood
36-38 Campbell St, Sydney, and Hunter St. West, Newcastle.
42 Campbell St, Sydney.
Ariel dealers, 1937
44 Campbell St, Sydney.
Royal Enfield dealers, 1937
74-78 Wentworth Ave., Sydney.
Panther dealers, 1937
Elizabeth St Melbourne
Top Rider Motorcycles (owner died by his own hand in 1980s); previously named Ryde Motorcycles, probably. Located intersection of Lane Cove and Blaxland Roads Top Ryde.
Lester Morris worked at Omodies and later at Ryde Motor Cycles. He used to describe modified bikes as "hotter than a stove bolt" and said to the buyer of a BSA Goldstar that it used a 44 gallon drum for a carby slide. ~ forum.ozvmx.com
Bert Flood, Box Hill, Melbourne.
Jim Airey, Fairfield, Sydney
Previously Baglee & Weston, cycle dealers.
Northcott at Blacktown NSW, Suzuki dealer.
Ryans, Parramatta. Paddy Ryan was a household name in motorcycling for decades. He began business in 1939 at Ryan and Honey, in the Golburn St/Wentworth Ave area. His impressive collection of vintage motorcycles included a Quirk's Mona and a 1912 Triumph.
Superb Cycles, Church St Parramatta, opposite the Rivoli dance hall. AJS dealer in the 1950s.
Brian Collins Their original shop became Action Motorcycles Parramatta.
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 an HD (or poss Indian) combination. One of the machines in his small collection was a flat twin HD.
Morgan & Wacker
Advertised as "the world's oldest Harley-Davidson dealer outside the USA", by 2019 the Brisbane firm had been trading for 115 years.
Venerable Melbourne establishent.
https://www.mcnews.com.au/peter-stevens-managing-director-paul-chiodo/ (Feb 2020)
Jim Eade sold Laverda in the 70s. The premises was occupied by Classic Allparts around 2015 before they moved to rural NSW.
Mick Hone Motorcycles
Address: 299 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Established in the 1930s.