Battistinis shuts up Bournemouth shop

...but custom motorcycle maker continues online

Posted: 18 July 2012
by Ben Cope

Grayson Perry, a prize-winning ...artist

BATTISTINIS Custom Cycles, the makers of £100,000-plus motorcycles is to close its shop in Bournemouth and focus on online sales.

Founded in 1990, Battistinis made a name for itself by building custom motorcycles costing upward of £80,000 - their most famous creation being a pink motorcycle for Turner prize-winning artist Grayson Perry.

The shop also featured a tattoo parlour, which boasted being the only tattoo parlour in a motorcycle workshop in the world. Battistinis has seven staff in Bournemouth but also has distribution centres in Los Angeles, USA and Rome, Italy.

Owner, Cllr Mark Battistini, said the firm now plans to concentrate on its core business; making and distributing specialist parts. It will only make one or two bikes a year in the higher £80,000 to £120,000 bracket.

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Good bloody riddance .

Posted: 18/07/2012 at 11:10

Thanks 'Paul Mitchell 3'. I have worked for Battistinis for eight years and still do but your fantastic support for the closure of the shop is very much welcomed. Out of intrest did you ever visit the shop??? as im totally up for freedom of speach but just wandered out of intrest why you say 'Good bloody riddance'...

Many thanks in advance,

Posted: 18/07/2012 at 20:29

Shame to see any motorcycle related business close.
Best of luck to all involved.

Posted: 19/07/2012 at 06:15

Sorry to hear about the shop closing Anthony. Must hook up with you and James next time I'm down...

Posted: 19/07/2012 at 08:44

Shame, i used to pop in for coffee and bacon sandwhich, look at the fantastic bikes. I am sportsbike rider but still feel all bikes are great. i used to get my Corbin seats from them

good luck to you all,

Posted: 19/07/2012 at 22:15

Sorry to here that you have closed. Best of luck with your online operation.
Best of luck
Paul Hart

Posted: 13/08/2012 at 16:36

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