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ULEZ is nearly here…..

Posted by Alex Stewart on 7th January 2019

Motorcycle and scooter riders in London need to ready themselves as the ULEZ (Ultra Low Emission Zone) will launch in just 3 months time on April 8th, riders of older bikes in London’s central congestion zone will thereon face a 24 hour charge of £12.50 per day. If the charge is not paid, they will […]




General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is here….and so is our new Privacy Policy

Posted by Alex Stewart on 25th May 2018

Welcome to the Privacy Notice of Motobox UK Ltd. Please take the time to read this Privacy Notice as it is important for you to know how we collect and use your personal information. By “personal information” we mean all information that relates to a living individual and either identifies, or may be used to […]




Goodbye Puncture, Hello Bike-Seal

Posted by Alex Stewart on 17th July 2017

‘There’s a nail in the tyre…..’ this was a phrase that I always dreaded! Sods Law invariably meant that the motorbike with the nail in the tyre was due out on hire, a panicked rush would ensue to get the tyre either safely repaired or replaced before the customer arrived. However, due to a recent visit […]




Motorcycle SOR (Sale or Return) Brokerage Service

Posted by Alex Stewart on 5th May 2017

ARE YOU LOOKING TO SELL YOUR MOTORBIKE? Motobox UK offer a SOR (Sale Or Return) service where we simply agree a percentage of the agreed sale price or a fixed fee to sell your motorcycle. So, if you’re annoyed by time wasters, wary of the many scammers a bike ad can attract, do not like […]




We’ve Moved to Kent (The Garden of England)

Posted by Alex Stewart on 30th March 2017

Our time based in a barn on the Ashdown Forest has sadly come to an end due to the landlord finally getting planning permission to build on the land after many years trying….but every cloud (and all that) we have relocated to a fantastic showroom in Hildenborough, Kent. Hildenborough is a great location for us […]




Learner 125cc Motorcycle Hire

Posted by Alex Stewart on 8th January 2017

Whether the increased popularity of motorcycling is due to the buoyant retro/hipster scene with celebrities now keen to champion motorcycling such a David Beckham, Michael Fassbender, Pink, Ryan Gosling, Justin Timberlake, Amanda Mealing etc etc or people are finally realising that powered two wheelers are a viable alternative to ever increasing commuter costs and ending […]




A Christmas Gift Idea

Posted by Alex Stewart on 10th November 2016

There are a myriad of gift vouchers available to give as a Birthday or Christmas present but not many will create a lasting memory. A Gift Voucher from Motobox UK allows you to give the person in your life with a motorcycle licence a fantastic experience on one of our bikes. We can supply all […]




Time to Draw Breath….Roll on 2017

Posted by Alex Stewart on 8th November 2016

It has been a busy motorcycle rental season for us at Motobox UK and I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge THANK YOU to all our customers!! We have had great fun delivering and collecting both customers and hire motorbikes all over the south of England and welcoming people to our […]




Bike Shed London 2016 – 28th & 29th May

Posted by Alex Stewart on 26th May 2016

It’s that time of year again when the best bike show of the year is back hosted by Bike Shed Motorcycle Club at London’s stunning Tobacco Dock about ten minutes walk from Tower Bridge. They show around 150 custom motorcycles from the new wave custom scene, plus art, photography, quality gear and apparel, set in great […]




Musings from a Summer Tour

Posted by Alex Stewart on 25th August 2015

So, a guy I’m pleased to call a friend has been riding around France, Italy and Switzerland this summer on his fantastic Ducati Diavel writing daily updates to us back in Blighty wishing we were there. He has kindly agreed that I can share a few of his daily musings, some on the people and […]




New Contact Details

Posted by Alex Stewart on 5th May 2015

With our move complete both our address and telephone number have changed, please make a note of these and use going forward from today…….thank you: Neaves Park Barn Jib Jacks Hill (B2026) Hartfield TN7 4HA Telephone: 07788 274007




We’re Moving!

Posted by Alex Stewart on 1st May 2015

After a successful year based near the famous motor racing circuit of Brands Hatch, Motobox UK are moving to the country. Our new headquaters will be on the edge of the Ashdown Forest just outside the village of Hartfield, the area is well known as the setting for A.A Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh where locations in the […]




For Sale Triumph Daytona 675, 2009 Model

Posted by Alex Stewart on 6th March 2015

I bought this bike just before Christmas as I was feeling flush and wanted a bike that I could personally use on road but mainly as a track bike for the 2015 season. However, SWMBO has unfortunately decided that a number of home improvements need doing this Spring so to keep the marital harmony intact […]




Solo or Group?

Posted by Alex Stewart on 17th February 2015

This winter seems to be dragging more than usual but light and warmth is (hopefully) not that far away. I posted on Twitter (@motoboxuk) that Spring 2015 starts on Friday 20th March….that’s 31 days away…roll on I say. For me riding is an escape, the dark winter months can interupt this…..pulling on my helmet takes […]




Less bhp can (sometimes) mean more smiles

Posted by Alex Stewart on 26th January 2015

The days are still short and the temperature well, its cold… in fact this week it is tyre shredding cold but if you are anything like me, and the other few hardy souls I ride with, if it’s the weekend and the forecast is anything but torrential rain, snow or hail we will be in […]