About Us

JC Motorcycles est. 1975 or thereabouts

A brief history..

JC Motorcycles was officially registered in October 1975 at 367 Stockfield Road, Yardley, south Birmingham by the original owners John and Colin; hence JC Motorcycles. Although I seem to remember that the shop was opened before that time on an ad hoc basis due to John and Collins  work commitments. Mostly the shop was open on Saturdays and Sunday mornings. Current owner of JC’s, Robbie Brown, was one of their first customers and became their ‘Saturday lad’ whether they wanted him or not!

In the early 70’s British bikes were still being used as daily work horses and like a lot of other bike shops in the area they mostly traded in used British bike spares and quality second hand machines, before taking on their first franchise as agents for Jawa CZ and Tomos mopeds.

During the boom of the late seventies and early 80’s they purchased 365 Stockfield Road and expanded the premises to create the shop that exists today.

In the mid-eighties they became Kawasaki main agents, a strong relationship that lasted for eighteen years or so. In the nineties they also took on the Piaggio group franchise which included Piaggio, Gilera and Vespa. This also gave access to the Aprilia brand which allowed them to offer an even broader range of products to their customers.

Being very customer focused JC Motorcycles have always had an enviable reputation for good quality workmanship and fair dealing. Traits their customers value to this day. Many of our customers have been with us for a great number of years and have become valued friends. A testament in itself.

New Management in 2010

After 35 years at the helm, John and Collin decided to hang up their overalls and the ownership of JCs passed to Robbie Brown (Big Rob). A product of three generations of motorcyclists his Grandfathers 1954 Triumph Thunderbird resides in the showroom. Brought up on good old British iron his first proper road bike was a Triumph Tiger Cub.