Repair and Recovery of Motorbikes

AA launches new dedicated service within M25

01 October 2008

AA motorcycle repair and recovery vans and patrols

AA launches 'Rolls-Royce' recovery service for bikers using new dedicated repair and recovery vans for motorbikes within the M25

The AA has launched a new dedicated service for bikers within the M25 using bespoke, motorcycle-enabled vans that offer a superior repair and recovery capability.

For the first time, the UK's biggest breakdown organisation will have the capability to recover a stricken bike inside the van – cocooning it from the elements in a secure environment.

Simon Fisher, one of the new dedicated motorbike breakdown patrols loads a bike into his van The patrols will be able to tackle most motorbike breakdowns at the roadside, including punctures, and will carry a range of spare parts.

Simon Fisher, one of dedicated AA bike repair and recovery patrols, says: "As keen bikers too, we know what it's like when your bike breaks down – you just want the best possible service to get it repaired or to where it needs to be. That's just what we aim to provide – a 'Rolls Royce' service that really puts your needs first – you know your bike will be in good hands."

There will be five vans operating initially and, depending on their success, the AA will look to roll them out across other areas of the country.

This is part of an ongoing investment by the UK's biggest breakdown organisation to further improve the service it offers members, following the reintroduction of motorbike patrols across six major cities to reduce arrival times. They join a fleet of more than 500 AA patrols who cover central London and inside the M25.

Factfile

  • The AA has invested around £150,000 in the five Vauxhall Movano 2.5 CDTi vans that are equipped with specialist motorbike recovery equipment – custom-made for the AA
  • The vans also include the AA's unique VIxEN diagnostics system and a range of tools, equipment and spares to fix common motorbike breakdowns at the roadside – including punctures
  • If required, a second motorcycle can be recovered on a trailer on the back of the van
  • The patrols are all keen, knowledgeable bikers
  • In times of low demand, patrols will attend minor breakdowns on cars

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01 October 2008