Click here to see a short video or two of some of the bikes we have fixed and ridden.
Also a preview of our surveillance drone, built and flown by mechanic Mark, available for personal snooping by arrangement
www.dutchbargebooks.co.ukSprite Motorcycles was established in the early 1990’s, I took over 8 years ago. Oddly enough Sprite Motorcycles has always been run by men called Dave, I am Dave No 3.
I have been riding and repairing bikes for over 45 years (darn I'm getting old) and in the past I competed in trials, hill climbing and road racing. These days I like to get away touring to the mountains of Spain and France when I can find the opportunity, I also managed a flying visit to the Nurburgring, which I wholeheartedly recommend to anyone with an ounce of spirit in them! Last year I managed a visit to WSB at Donnington and this year I am going to cram in a quick tour of Wales followed by a boys weekend at the Goodwood festival of speed.
I can supply spares for all modern bikes, but my heart is really in those built before 2000 or so - that is before fuel injectors and engine management systems took the fun out of mechanic-ing!
I cut my teeth on British machinery , take a look at my Ariel sidecar outfit using the link above left, so repairing and servicing old bikes is still a pleasure to me.
As our sign says "we buy sell ride and restore interesting bikes", that about sums it up.
David is also an experienced barge skipper on both inland and seagoing vessels. He publishes several specialist books on the subject.