S&D Become Bell Crash Helmet Dealer for 2021

We are delighted to announce that we are now a Bell Helmet supplier.

We can offer the full range of helmets from the Culture Classic Bullitt through to the Race Star Flex DLX & everything in between. If you’re interested in a specific model, come in for a free sizing & if it’s not something we have in stock we can order your specific size and model normally for next day delivery. Visit our shop here.


Born in the 1950’s California hot rod and racing scene, Bell founder Roy Richter built an entire industry anticipating the unmet needs of those with a speed-hungry disposition. People wanted to drive fast … he corralled all the go-fast parts he could find into the world’s first speed shop. They wanted to race … he built them race cars. And when the need-for-speed started to reveal some grim realities, Roy did something about that too and Bell Helmets was born.

Roy Richter spent his life removing the limits of what was possible — and his unlimited spirit has been Bell’s guiding light for nearly 60 years, earning the admiration, trust and loyalty of generations of champions. Throughout those years nearly every advance on the list of helmet “firsts” were built under Bell’s auspices. That drive to anticipate and create continues, as much a part of Bell’s ethos today as it was back in Roy’s day.

Whether for auto racing, motorcycling or bicycling, Bell is synonymous with instilling confidence and enabling awesomeness. Established 1954, proven ever since.


Bell exists to inspire and enable the next generation of boundary breakers. It is built from auto racing, motorcycle and bicycle culture. We don’t just make helmets; we make possibilities. Born in a garage. Fueled by grease and will. Guided by pure intent to encourage the world to live, ride, drive and thrive. Hand-in-hand with the world’s best drivers and riders, Bell continues to enable the world’s best to be their best … as it always has.


What’s important to our customers is what’s important to us. Places to ride and compete, substance over fashion, performance over pose. We seek to celebrate utility, keeping it authentic and sharing the resulting energy. In this way we not only serve the core, but democratically spread the love and expand the sports and activities we ourselves are so passionate about.


Anything Bell is designed to fulfil a specific set of needs — without frosting. The Bell aesthetic is uniquely appealing in its purpose-built utility in the same way a race car or fighter jet is designed with every aspect of its function in mind. That they are beautiful in their ultimate aesthetic is secondary. In the end we are creating an essential performance tool. We build it to use it.

NEW AJS '71 Desert Scrambler

AJS ’71 Desert Scrambler

We are extremely excited to share these photos of the latest addition to the AJS Heritage Range. This 125cc scrambler is equipped with the high-level exhaust AJS fans have been crying out for, with some additional modifications to improve off-road handling, such as:

  •  Repositioned footrests
  • Redesigned, strong rear brake pedal
  • High level stainless steel, wrapped exhaust with 3 heat shields
  • Slimmer fuel tank, more comfortable for standing position
  • Super strong, black anodised, aluminium-alloy Unison wheel rims

The ’71 Desert Scrambler comes from the same factory as the rest of the Heritage range, however this model uses the Mikuni EFI system. Other features include:

  • LED Headlight
  • Small LED indicators
  • Rubber tank grips as standard
  • AJS branded, rounded dual seat for improved comfort
  • ‘Blacked out’ effect with black rear shocks, handlebars & side panels
  • High-level exhaust which is wrapped and protected with 3 heat shields
  • Handy tool box behind the left of the seat
  • Decorative rear master cylinder guard

Why the ’71 Desert Scrambler? Well, AJS like to reflect on their history in their Heritage Range, especially when choosing a name and the story behind the ’71 Desert Scrambler is a sure conversation starter. In 1971, AJS rider & competition manager, Mike Jackson, contested in the Barstow to Las Vegas race, which saw 3200 competitors race over the Mojhave Desert, finishing in an impressive 14th place on the AJS Stormer!

AJS have an exciting range of affordable mopeds, scooters and motorcycles for riders with a provisional licence and CBT, AM, A1, A2 & A category motorcycle licences.

For more information on price and availability feel free to call, email or DM us on social media.

Close Brothers Motor Finance @ S&D Motorcycles

We are please to announce that we can now offer low rate finance on both new and used Motorcycles*  in partnership with Close Brothers Motor Finance.
With finance available from as little as £1000 you could be on the road in no time.
We decided to chose Close Brothers as our finance partner as there reputation for quality, service and reliability was second too none, further more they specialise in the motorcycle sector rather than just a general finance company. With many of there support team ridding motorcycles it instilled us with confidence that we where working with the best company to offer you our customers the best and most suitable products for your needs.  Please view the link which explains the ethos behind Close Brothers Motor finance https://www.closemotorfinance.co.uk/why-finance
We are looking forward to a very successful partnership which we hope will offer our customers more choice and options when looking to purchase a vehicle and or accessories.
we are also working closely with Close Brothers Retail finance to beable to offer our customers low rate finance on clothing and accessorises so please keep an eye out for updates in the near future regarding this.

*Finance is subject to status and eligibility, for further information please contact us at S&D motorcycles.

AJS Motorcycles @ S&D Motorcycles

We are pleased to announce that we are now able to offer the AJS Motorcycle range as a main dealer.

About AJS Motorcycles (From there site https://www.ajsmotorcycles.co.uk/)
“If you search the internet for AJS motorcycles you will see a whole spectrum of motorcycles from the last one hundred years or so. That’s great, but what does it mean today? how old is the company in its current form? what is the mission for AJS? How does AJS relate to its customers?
AJS was re-started by the late Fluff Brown in September 1974. Fluff, who was previously the off road competition manager at Norton Villiers, bought out the ailing company and the entire stock of AJS Stormer scrambles parts.
Fluff continued the parts supply for the AJS Stormer and produced affordable FB-AJS Moto X machines for the clubman racer, and 250cc trail bikes.
Fluff’s eldest son Nick Brown, joined the company in 1987 and was soon looking at the array of small, affordable motorcycles built in China. One of the first children’s Chinese built off road bikes available in the UK was the Jianshe Coyote-80. It was first imported and distributed through a dealer network by AJS in 1998. This well-built little machine was an outstanding success and proved very robust and reliable.
At AJS Motorcycles we only employ the best manufacturing plants to build our motorcycles. That means not only the best manufacturing quality, but the best support and the best spare parts backup.
Our mission is to bring to the market exciting and unique motorcycles and scooters that offer exceptional value and quality, backed up with a warranty and spare parts service of excellence.
Customer feedback is important to us, we encourage our customers to share their experiences with us and to engage with us on social media. In this way we believe we can develop our products better and meet the demands of our customers into the future.
All current AJS motorcycles are European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approved to meet European safety standards and emission levels. We use testing houses such as  SNCH, TUV, RDW and IDIADA for approval.
At AJS we know only too well how important it is to back-up a complex product such as a motorcycle. We have a dedicated team of, knowledgeable staff who provide customer support and arrange the distribution of spare parts.
We are long time members of the Motorcycle Industry Association and adhere to the MCIA Code of Conduct.
Motorcycles are a way of life for the AJS team. Even on days off, our staff members are involved with motorcycles, riding, racing and maintaining them. So you can see, we can truly relate to our customer’s concerns and needs.
Trust in AJS to serve you best.”

We are able to offer the complete range off AJS machines from there 50cc scooters up to there 400cc Cruisers (Available later in the year) please feel free to call us or look on our new bikes page (https://sanddmotorcyclesltd.co.uk/new-bike-sales/) for any information.

Team S&D Motorcycles

Different Types of Motorcycle Helmets

The helmet is the most basic and essential among different motorcycle safety gears. And that is only fair when you consider that your head is one of the most fragile parts of your body, a strong skull notwithstanding. A quick look at deaths due to motorcycle accidents will tell you that close to a quarter of deaths is because of head injuries. But while it is easy enough to understand the necessity of a helmet, choosing an appropriate lid is not. There are various types of motorcycle helmets in the market and each serves a different purpose.


The infographic below offers a succinct motorcycle helmet style guide that you can refer to when purchasing a new helmet. Each helmet style has its own pros and cons. For instance, full-face motorcycle helmets offer the highest level of protection. But this comes at a cost as these helmets are quite heavy. Riders who mostly commute on their motorcycle or scooter within the city might prefer a helmet that sits lighter on their head. If that describes what you are looking for, pick either one among half-face or three-quarter motorcycle helmets.    


There are also helmets that are purpose-built for certain kinds of riding. So, if you are an off-road junkie, an off-road helmet is perfect. But if you go off-road only occasionally and stick to tarmac more often than not, dual-sport helmets are ideal. Fans of convenience also flock towards modular motorcycle helmets. Also known as a flip-up motorcycle helmet, this helmet offers a retractable jaw section that lets you convert your full-face helmet into a three-quarter one in a jiffy. Regardless of what you choose, make sure you put your money on a good brand that adheres to accepted helmet safety standards like DOT, SNELL, SHARP and ECE.


If you are looking for a place to browse motorcycle helmets from quality brands in Essex, do get in touch with us. S&D Motorcycles is a one-stop destination in Essex for all things related to motorcycles. Apart from helmets, we retail a wide range of motorcycle clothing in Essex. You can also get your bike serviced at our motorcycle repair shop or deck it out with some of the best motorcycle accessories in Essex from our stables.



Buying a Motorcycle Jacket? Get the best one that suits you as a rider


Riding a motorcycle is a passion of many people, however it is common place to find riders not wearing a motorcycle jacket, often forgetting that safety is a concern, sometime choosing a fashion item over a safety option, wearing a motorcycle jacket is the most important item of riding gear after a motorcycle helmet. safely notwithstanding the jacket can be a very versatile tool in your riding kit.

Though accidents don’t come announced, being sensible and wearing the appropriate riding kit can potentially save us from serious injuries.

Apart from a helmet and other wearables, buying motorcycle jackets is one of the wisest things that people can do to safeguard themselves from the potentially fatal consequences of an accident if at all it occurs. So, why not choose the best motorcycles jacket for you, the rider.

Here is a checklist that will help you better understand what you are looking at before buying a motorcycle jacket helping you the rider get the best biking experience. Read on


1) The jacket material matters

When you are buying a motorcycle jacket, the first thing to look out for  out for is the material that the jacket is made from. The most common and regarded as the strongest is the traditional leather jacket, however as technology improves you the rider has a great choice of technical materials to choose from; Cordura Nylon is the most common textile material however it is often mixed with different liners to aid in keeping you either warm or cool and importantly waterproofing for example: Gore-Tex®, Sinaqua® or Thinsulate®. Other popular materials in recent years have been denim with either Kevlar® or Covec® linings for protection.


2) But one according to your biking habits

So you ride a sports bike, the likelihood is you aren’t going to want a full off road style jacket or a traditional cruiser jacket.  So choosing a jacket according to your riding habit is something you must look out for while buying one. You can often opt for a jacket and trouser combination to fit your riding  in the best way.


3) The colour and age of the jacket are also important

Older motorcycle clothing is like a nice pair old of slippers a comfortable friend. However is this old friend going to protect you in the event of an accident…possibly not in the way you would like it too. A new modern jacket in whatever style has too meet certain safety standards. As of January 2019 all new clothing will be CE certified to better help you the customer understand the level of protection offered by the kit you are looking to purchase. Colour is also a factor in making a purchase of your new jacket with more people steering towards brighter colours in the attempt to be seen by other road users there is a vase array to choose from.  Here art S&D motorcycle clothing Essex, You can find the best jackets in a myriad of styles and colour combination to suit your taste and requirements


4) Materials and safety standards

As the whole purpose of buying a motorcycle jacket is primarily for safety purposes looking for it while on the hunt to buy a jacket should be carefully considered. You should take into account the type of bike you ride, are you a fair weather rider or an all season trooper. Your not going to want a full one piece leather race suit to ride your Harley or Maxi scooter, likewise a pair of kevlar jeans and denim jacket might not be suitable for your race bike or commuter rider. With the range of materials available falling into three main categories Leather, Textile and Denim with then a massive range of styles from racer, tourer, adventure, commuter and cruiser with the every popular scooter rider now being well provisioned.  It would be our advice to look for CE approved clothing and also clothing which has armour fitted or can have armour fitted giving a greater degree of safety.  All new 2019 riding kit should be CE approved and marked with the appropriate label to what standard it has achieved.

5) Armour protectors

It is common place to have armour protectors integrated into the jackets shoulders and elbows and on some a back protector.  Some of the more casual range of motorcycle jackets dont have protectors fitted but do have pockets that will allow you to upgrade them. Armour protectors have various levels of quality and standards it is highly recommended that CE approved armour is used and that it is either level 1 or 2 (2 being the higher spec) Some jackets are fitted with foam insert instead of a back protector these are not a protector and should be replaced with one that conforms to the CE standard.  Also, you should check out for “CE approved” jackets which signify that the jacket has met safety tested criteria and has been give a rating as to  the level of protection that the jacket offers (Eg AAA, AA, A rating with the AAA being the strongest in test)


6) Comfort and Fit are essential to

When buying a motorcycle jacket, you must not overlook the fact that a good fitting, comfortable jacket is also essential to a pleasurable riding experience.  The last thing you want is to have ill fitting or tight clothing that distracts you from the rather important task of riding your bike.


And, to conclude

At S&D motorcycles purchasing your new Motorcycle Jacket is made easy with a full range of styles and sizes available for both men and women, all our products comply or exceed current CE requirements. Our experts in the clothing department can aid you in finding the perfect setup for you riding style and tastes.

10 Areas of Your Body that Need Protection When Riding a Motorcycle

Riding a motorcycle is an experience that is second to none. You are sitting on a fast machine and moving at a rapid pace while your body is perilously close to the tarmac. While no doubt thrilling, this also introduces a fair element of risk and physical harm to motorcycle riding. The antidote to that is motorcycle armour. The best motorcycle armour reduces the risk of injury and death dramatically. Here we look at ten areas of your body that should be protected when astride a motorcycle.


1) Elbows & Knees

When you lean into a corner with your bike, your elbows and knees extend outwards and come really close to the pavement or tarmac. Even during an impact or when you tumble, these two joints take a real beating. If you’d like your elbows and knees to remain safe when riding a motorcycle, protecting them with armour them is a must. Make sure the riding apparel you buy has specially reinforced zones for elbows and knees. If you feel the apparel is not thick enough, invest in a set of discrete elbow and knee armours and wear them under the apparel. This ensures you skid a greater distance before the tarmac tears through to your skin.


2) The Chest

Unlike your back or neck, which need to be protected from bending, your chest needs to be shielded from the force of a direct impact. The armour for the chest area should reflect this requirement instead of making your torso look like that of Adonis. The best motorcycle protective gear for the chest has enough padding underneath to distribute and dissipate the force of an impact. Your choices when it comes to chest armours and protectors are wide-ranging. Regardless of what you choose, make sure it has a hard shell and adequate padding to distribute and absorb the force of impact respectively.


3) The Neck

Did you know that the collarbone is the bone that’s broken most often in motorcycle accidents? Also known as the clavicle, the bone takes most of the impact when you push your arm out during a fall or when your shoulder rams into a car, street sign or tree. It’s in the latter scenario that a neck collar proves useful; it saves your clavicle from breaking because of direct impact. Of late, a lot of efforts are being made to improve protection for the clavicle/neck system. BMW and KTM are even collaborating to find a way to stabilise the cervical spine, which is often cited as the weakest link in the chain between a good helmet and a sturdy armoured jacket.


4) The Hands

Your fingers are fragile. Even a small crash is enough to snap a finger or two. Thankfully, gloves offering excellent finger protection are available across a wide price range. The safety net offered by a good pair of gloves extends beyond the fingers and includes the palm area, knuckles, scaphoid, and if you opt for full-gauntlet gloves, even the wrist. Many of today’s higher-end gloves sport a leather and Kevlar construction that is reinforced with carbon-fibre in areas that are susceptible to abrasion during a fall. While protection is necessary, it’s important to pick a glove that sits light and allows free extension and movement of your hand.


5) The Legs

We’ve all seen (either in real life or on video) how a motorcycle rider goes airborne after a high-speed crash, their limbs flailing and snapping upon impact. Armour technology has come a long way from the time an exoskeleton was used for the lower body, which resulted in severe injuries because of rider ejection and torso pitch. Modern-day motorcycle armour for the lower body is made of abrasion-resistant material like thick leather, polyester or even Kevlar. And as with chest protectors, armour for the lower body should be capable of distributing and absorbing the force of an impact.


6) The Feet

Nothing can divide a group of passionate motorcycle riders like the debate over armours. There are scores of riders who argue for Kevlar over leather as the ideal riding apparel material and vice versa. But if there is one aspect that unifies opinions, it’s the motorcycle boot. Here high-grade plastic is a clear winner over leather. Boots made from good quality composite or plastic shells slide across the tarmac while keeping your feet safe and comfortable within a softer liner. Motorcycle boots also tend to be less flexible and supple when compared to armours like gloves and jackets. But that is not an issue since their primary responsibility is to keep your ankles and feet safe. To sum it up, high-grade plastic and composites are the way to go as far as motorcycling boots are concerned.


7) The Hips

In the order of bones that break most often in motorcycle accidents, the hip follows the pelvis and the collarbone. That is because whenever your lower body is hit by an impact, the force gets channelled to your pelvis. Furthermore, a rider involved in a motorcycle accident tends to skid, roll or bounce along the surface on their hind parts. This makes motorcycle hip armour an absolute must. So, buy a riding pant that features either hip armour inserts or spaces where you can insert your own hip padding.


8) The Torso

A jacket to protect various parts of the torso is the quintessential piece of motorcycle riding armour owned by every rider. From simple denim jackets with leather patches on the elbow to chunky leather ones with molecular CE armour inserts at vital places, the choice is huge. However, it’s the latter kind that we recommend. Thick leather offers good resistance to abrasion while molecular armour is excellent at absorbing the forces of impact. Normally, molecular armour is soft and supple only to turn rigid when slapped with pressure during a crash.


9) The Back

Most of the body areas we’ve talked about till now are capable of healing after a crash, with the appropriate medical attention of course. The spinal cord, however, is not that fortunate. For motorcycle riders, the thoracic region (the area stretching from the upper back to the lower rib cage) is the most injury-prone part of the spine in crashes. The ideal torso armour should offer protection for the thoracic and cervical regions of your spine and generous amounts of rigidity to the back. As previously mentioned, your back needs to be protected from bending too much, which means soft armour won’t cut it. The more rigid the protector, the better it is for your back.


10) The Head

The case for good-quality helmets does not need to be made anymore. You must wear one when on a motorcycle. Of all the fragile parts of your body, none is more so than your brain. Statistics show that almost 40% of the deaths from motorcycle crashes are due to head injuries. And whether you buy motorcycle helmets online or offline, remember to pick a high-quality helmet that adheres to safety standards like ECE, SHARP or SNELL.


So there you have it, ten critical areas of your body that must have protection when you are riding a motorcycle. Once you protect these areas with the right armour, your motorcycle riding experience improves by leaps and bounds. How? Well, doesn’t your mind perform better when it knows it’s safe!


If you are looking for motorcycle clothing in Essex that protects your body in the ways mentioned above and is CE rated to boot, take a look at our collection of motorcycle riding apparel. S&D Motorcycles is based out of Essex and offers motorcycle repair services in addition to retailing motorcycle accessories and motorcycle helmets from renowned brands.

4 Things to Know When Buying a Motorcycle Jacket

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Modern motorcycle jackets have come a long way from their yesteryear counterparts. From simple leather jackets to Kevlar ones, the variety of riding jackets at a motorcyclist’s disposal is huge. Whether buying your first motorcycle jacket or replacing your trusty old one that has seen many a mile (and hopefully none a fall), there are scores of options you can choose from. That said, as you go about hunting for the best motorcycle jacket for the money, here are three things you ought to know.

The Jacket Should Complement Your Riding Style

Are you a track junkie? Or do you love exploring unpaved routes and trails? Or do you instead prefer cruising through the countryside?
The question is pertinent because the riding jacket you should pick depends on your riding style and preferences. Track riders are better off with a one-piece suit that hugs the skin tight and doesn’t flap at high speeds. But in the other two scenarios, a separate riding jacket and pant is more suitable. The combination is far more flexible and in case you prefer to wear denims on your rides, a standalone jacket trumps a one-piece suit any day. Furthermore, jackets are more comfortable compared to one-piece suits and offer more storage space as well.

Know Your Jacket Material

Motorcycle jackets are made of different materials. While leather is the best when it comes to protection, textile jackets are quite good too and have carved out a significant niche for themselves in the riding apparel market. But for a leather jacket to offer quality protection, its leather should at least be 1.2 to 1.4 millimetres thick. Any thinner, and the jacket’s ability to protect you from abrasions during a fall goes down considerably.
Textile jackets made of synthetic fibres like nylon are popular and tend to sport abrasion resistant materials like Armacor, Dynatec, Kevlar, and Cordura. In addition to offering brilliant abrasion resistance, these materials also excel at breathability, cold protection, and waterproofness. These qualities make textile the perfect material for all-weather riding jackets. They are adept at both keeping you cool in the sweltering summer and insulating you from the biting cold of winter.
There are also manufacturers that make jackets using a mix of textile and leather materials. These jackets feature leather at the most susceptible areas of your torso like the shoulders, the upper back, and the top and bottom parts of the arm. Textile is used in the rest of the areas to enable better ventilation.
If you are a casual weekend rider or tourer, go for a nylon or polyester jacket as it offers unmatched comfort. If you are a sportier rider and do not mind sacrificing a little bit of comfort in the quest for greater safety, go with a leather jacket eyes-closed. And for a best of both worlds choice, a leather-textile jacket is perfect.

The Most Important Aspect of Your Jacket – Its Armour

This is the most important part of choosing a good motorcycle riding jacket. It should have certified and integrated armour at all the right places. That includes your back, arms, and chest. Look for a jacket that has ‘CE’ approved armour. CE1 and CE2 are standards that any piece of riding armour is graded on. Though CE1 armour costs lower than CE2 armour, the latter offers a higher degree of protection. If budget is a constraint, you can opt for a jacket with CE1 armour and later upgrade to CE2 armour. Most riding jackets allow this and the armour swap takes no more than a couple of minutes and doesn’t require the jacket to be altered either.
Regardless of which grade of armour you opt for, make sure its protective padding is elastic and large enough to dissipate the energy of an impact efficiently. The armour’s fit should not hamper your range of free movement and yet offer adequate crash protection. Lastly, the jacket’s elbow protection should safeguard your ulna at all costs.

Why is the Fit so Important?

Your riding jacket has to fit you in a snug yet comfortable manner. Comfortable because it should allow you to perform your full range of motion, which is necessary when you are riding a motorcycle. When trying on a jacket, check if the jacket fits you well while standing and sitting. Also stretch your arms out and rotate them in a full circle to see if you are able to move without hindrance. You can also bend your arms at the elbows as well as try twisting your torso from one side to the other to check if there is any resistance from the jacket. Motorcycle clothing is usually sold separately for men and women. And while a few can be labelled as unisex, sizing usually differs from manufacturer to manufacturer.
While there is no arguing that a motorcycle jacket makes you look good, that alas is only its secondary function. Top-grade protection, function, and comfort are its primary responsibilities. The answer to the question of how to buy a motorcycle jacket as such lies in giving due credence to those factors above everything else. If you’re looking for a seller of motorcycle clothing Essex’s riders have trusted over the years, S&D Motorcycles is the place to go. In addition to motorcycle clothing, we also offer motorcycle helmets online.

New Ultra Low Emission Zone For London Coming April 2019

Are you prepared or aware of the new Ultra Low Emission Zone coming into force on the 8th April 2019??

An Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) is being introduced to Central London in April 2019 – and the motorbike, scooter and moped communities are already talking about it.

Transport for London (TFL) says air pollution is one of the most significant challenges the city faces, and it’s affecting the population’s health. Studies have shown that transport is among the biggest source of emissions.

The capital already has a Low Emission Zone (LEZ) in force to try and tackle the problem. It means heavy vehicles, vans and minibuses that don’t fall within certain emission standards must pay a daily charge of up to £200 to drive through the city.

And the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is keen to take this a step further in an attempt to improve the air quality – and has brought forwards the official start date of the ULEZ scheme. It is set to replace the current T-Charge and will be in addition to the current Congestion Charge and the LEZ requirements.

So if you’re a motorcyclist in the city, here is some points you’ll need to be aware of.


The ULEZ will apply to motorcycles, scooters and mopeds.


Motorcycles, Scooters, Moped’s, Trike’s and Quad’s (L category) will have to meet Euro 3 standards to enter the ULEZ.

Owners are being advised to double check the make and model of their bikes – because there will be a charge to ride through the capital if it doesn’t meet the required standards.


If your bike doesn’t meet Euro 3 standards, there will be a £12.50 charge per day.


It is possible to enter the vehicle registration details in this online tool to check. But generally speaking, the charge will apply for motorcycles, mopeds, motorised tricycles and quads registered before 1st July 2007.

And if you do ride through the ULEZ, you’ll be fined £130. This will be reduced to £65 if paid in 14 days – and will be in addition to other Low Emission Zone or Congestion Charge penalties as well.


The ULEZ will apply around the clock within the Congestion Charge Zone area.


It will operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week within the same area of the current Congestion Charge Zone.

It will come into force on 8th April 2019.


For those who live within the ULEZ will be granted a 100% discount for a limited time to allow time to change their vehicle so it meets the appropriate standards.

Currently historic vehicles are also exempt from the scheme.


Further information about the London ULEZ is available on the TFL website.

New Mobile Contact number

We have a new contact mobile number which is 07840 046440, this will be integrated into the website very soon

New Winter Gloves from Oxford Now in Stock

In Stock now, New for 2018 the Vancouver & Montreal winter Gloves.
Also in stock for the open face riders the new Assault mask, perfect for keeping the elements out while looking cool.
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Bull-It® Clothing

With the expansion of our shop we are now able to provide a more comprehensive range of Bull-It® Clothing. WIth its unique use of Covec® yarns and impact protection, Bull-It® have created a range of jeans and jackets stronger than leather. These hugely popular products have just gotten better with their new expanded range of SR6,Voloce and Stealth jeans and jackets.

Available in 3 styles Slim, Straight and Easy fit, with a huge range of waist sizes from 30 inches to 54 inches and 3 leg length options, Short 30 inches, Regular 32 inches, Long 34 inches in men’s fit, this is matched with an unrivaled ladies range with waist sizes from 04UK to 22UK. and 4 leg length options Short 29 inches, Regular 31 inches and Long 33 inches and extra-long 35 inches. (Jean style dependant).

Here at S&D we believe these to be the best protective denim products on the market, while also remaining great value for money. Style,protection and a great price….what more can you ask for….


New and improved Shop and Workshop

S&D motorcycles are pleased to announce the opening of our newly extended and refurbished shop and clothing department. Hosting a range of products from the market leading clothing and helmet manufactures including Arai, RST, Alpinestars, Bull-it, Oxford, Muc-Off and HJC. We are also very pleased to be able to offer a dedicated ladies clothing department
We have also extended the main workshop giving our technicians a fantastic clean and clutter free workspace.

Winter Is Coming

1st of November!!! how did that happen……
With the fact that we are now coming into winter, here at S&D we will once again be offering a free of Charge Winter Health check for your Bike or Scooter. Just phone or email us to book in a time slot that suits you.

MIDSUMMER SPECIAL!! Continental tyre deal.

MIDSUMMER SPECIAL!! Continental tyre deal, choose from either Continental’s very popular ContiMotion sports touring tyre or there excellent SportAttack hypersports tyre. available in a range of popular sizes for only £199.99 supplied and fitted.
Limited time only.

ContiMotion Sizes:
110/70 ZR17 M/C 54W TL (F)
120/60 ZR17 M/C (55W) TL (F)
120/70 ZR17 M/C (58W) TL (F)
140/70 ZR17 M/C 66W TL (R)
150/60 ZR17 M/C 66W TL (R)
150/70 ZR17 M/C 69W TL (R)
160/60 ZR17 M/C (69W) TL (R)
170/60 ZR17 M/C (72W) TL (R)
180/55 ZR17 M/C (73W) TL (R)
190/50 ZR17 M/C (73W) TL (R)
130/70 ZR16 M/C (61W) TL (F)**
120/70 ZR17 M/C (58W) TL (F)
180/55 ZR17 M/C (73W) TL (R)
190/50 ZR17 M/C (73W) TL (R)
190/55 ZR17 M/C (75W) TL (R)
**130/70 ZR16 front with any rear combination £229.99 supplied and fitted.