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Purple Helmet Motorbikes

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My business

Hi, I have set up Purple Helmet Motorbikes or PHM for short, as an extension of my hobby over many years of buying, trying..... wanting a change and thus - selling, motorbikes (and sports cars). I have always been fanatical about cleaning (these days referred to as detailing!) and enjoy bringing anything I own up to as near as new condition as possible. Consequently anything I sell will be in superb condition. I try to only buy what I like both to look at and to ride and in excellent condition with low mileage full service history and low ownership if at all possible. I also only buy from people I like and give me confidence they have cherished their motorbike and perhaps more importantly are "mechanically sympathetic" like myself, i.e... no revving the hell out of the engine from cold start, no tyres that look like Valentino Rossi has been racing against Marc Marquez on it, no road rash and definitely with no "bling". And of course regular servicing. I am a sole trader whose other interest was owning a FLORIST shop - recently handed on! (yep - I know, a very common "my other job is"...not!) and I can deliver within a 100 mile radius at a reasonable cost. So all in all I aim to have SUPERB motorbikes, be really genuine, helpful and sincere, and enjoy the world of motorbiking before I am too old.

below are bikes currently for sale & recently sold

My philosophy is simple:       Truth & Time = Trust

I normally only have 3-4 bikes available at any one time and try to be very selective so no-one wastes their time coming to look.  Viewings are by appointment so please call me FREE on 0800 772 0989 or email me: purplehelmetmotorbikes@gmail.com
Thanks for looking :D

Black Water


Sell your pride & joy the painless way with Sale or Return (S.O.R.)


If your motorcycle fits in with what I sell (excellent examples with full history), I would be very interested in selling yours,



I’m proud of my enviable reputation for offering for sale, beautifully detailed & presented low mileage desirable motorbikes.


Properly photographed, marketed professionally with a short clear video means I can command the best possible price for your bike.


A few of the benefits to you by using Purple Helmet Motorbikes S.O.R.   


   + I will detail and present your bike properly!


   + As an amateur photographer I take high quality, high impact images including close up angles maximising the marketing of your           bike


   + Established in January 2017 I now have access to my “little black book” of collectors with deep pockets looking for something a bit           special


   + With lots of positive feedback I now sell a lot of first class bikes to remote parts of the UK without the buyer even seeing them, you           can’t buy reputation but you can sell well on the back of a hard earned good one!


   + Listed on my very popular & ever growing Facebook page with all its fellow enthusiasts following me and my blogs


   + All enquiries for your bike taken personally by me and vetted thoroughly sorting the “wheat from the chaff”


   + Experienced pricing advice, a fixed fee for selling which is taken from the sale proceeds of your bike, and then same day prompt               payment to you.


   + Apart from marketing on my website, Facebook & “Car and Classic” by far the biggest UK platform is eBay which as a trusted                classified trader with a high 100% feedback gives me a global market


   + Take away all the time, hassle, evening/weekend calls, showing potential customers the bike & negotiating whilst you get on with           your already busy life.


      Contact me on 0800 772 0989 or 07718 389339 or email





So how does this work?

Well the whole process is designed to make it as simple as possible for the owner. Firstly, you send me the details of your motorbike (form below).  If we come to an agreement then I can arrange collection or take delivery of your bike and away we go.


Is the bike secured safely?

Yes it is in my personal  storage facility and I have insurance cover up to a value of £15,000 per bike.


So why would customers buy a motorbike from me rather than yourself?


I have built up a reputation over 4 years of selling the best examples. Customers know all bikes are properly presented, fully checked over and accurately described. I can deliver bikes. I advertise in all the right places, so your bike gets the worldwide exposure it deserves.


What if you can’t sell the motorbike for what we have agreed?


In the unlikely event of this happening you are free to collect the bike & all I would ask is to cover the cost of my detailing hours.


How much does it cost?


£750 (no VAT) which I believe on average, the price is enhanced by just through proper presentation & marketing.

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"I've just Purchased a Ducati 1198 from Tim, a truly stunning bike, In immaculate condition 😊

What an easy transaction even with COVID restriction, looked at it Saturday delivered Monday evening in the snow. Tim couldn’t have been anymore helpful throughout the entire transaction.

A really nice guy, easy to chat to, answered all my questions. Not that I shall be on the market for another bike for some time now, but if I were then I’d be knocking on Tim’s door to see what he had available first 😊

Thanks for all your help Tim, it really has been appreciated, and I’ll keep in touch mate."

                                                                                           Jason Harvey Feb 2021

"Well what can I say? An unbelievably smooth, reassuring and hassle free way to buy a motorbike. I bought a 1991 ZXR750 J1 and to say that I'm delighted with the new bike is a huge understatement. Due to Covid restrictions in Ireland, I had bought the bike without viewing it in person and then had it shipped over to me.

Its condition was exactly as described and when I took delivery it was ready to ride, fully serviced and a full petrol tank.

Without any hesitation, I would highly recommend going to PH motorbikes. Tim is an absolute gent and a pleasure to deal with. He provided constant communications the entire time and was always on hand to answer any questions promptly. Take the worry out of buying and deal with PH motorbikes for top drawer customer service. It felt like buying a bike from a good friend. I would gladly be a repeat customer and from now on I will be watching his new stock arrivals with keen interest, Brexit or not!!Absolutely chuffed to bits. Sláinte!"

Patrick O'Toole November 2020

"Well where do I start. 
I started looking for bikes and I came across an Aprilia RSV4 my friend showed me at Purple helmet motorbikes. I was in talks with Tim but I didn't quite have the money for it and didn't want to leave a deposit just in case I couldn't get the money in time. Cut a long story short I came back and I missed out just. So Tim didn't just say 'Sorry it's sold'. He took my R1 off my hands for really good money and started his search for a bike for me, he wouldn't stop the search until he found one and today was the day he collected it for me and delivered it. I'm so happy with it, not a mark on it and it's gorgeous 😍.

I've never met such a genuine guy that's true to his word, I will always deal with purple helmet motorbikes from now on. I won't go anywhere else! 
Keep up the good work Tim 👍"

Ben Tildesley 25th Jan 2019

"Hubby came across the bike of his dreams for sale on ebay in absolutely fabulous condition. It was too good to be true so he got in there quick and bagged himself a lovely bike for his 70th birthday. Tim of Purple Helmet Motorbikes is the most genuine guy you could find and trust to buy a bike from. He is really passionate about his bikes and knows his stuff. Would definitely recommend him - he’s a real gentleman too!"

Maggie Holmes 18th Jan 2019

"The Carlsberg of Bike Dealers! Tim is probably the nicest, honest and most helpful person I've ever bought a bike from. Bike was exactly (if not better) than described. Whole deal was done very professionally from start to finish, even including riding the bike I was interested in, up to me, so he could view my p/ex at the same time! And then delivering bike and taking p/ex away.
Next time (Although I plan on keeping this one for a long while) I'm looking for a good used bike, I know where I'll start my search.
Would totally 110% recommend Purple Helmet Motorbikes, if you are looking for a great condition, low mileage bike at realistic prices.


Brendan Keenan 30 Aug 2018

"Many Thanks to Tim - who made buying my new bike such an easy experience - top marks - even delivered it from Milton Keynes to London - Can't thank you again Tim - Really nice bloke who knows about his bikes and will never bullshit you - absolute pleasure!!"

Colin Cowdrey 16 Feb 2018

"Really great guy delivered my bike through the heavy rain 60 miles
Which shows his confidence in his bikes
Really good chat 
Hope to do business again at some point

Highly recommended


Paul Hewitson  5 Jan 2018

"What can I say? Tim is excellent, he knows his stuff and really does have a passion and enthusiasm for connecting people with their future bike. There's no pressure or hard sales tactics like you get at some dealerships, just two people talking about bikes in a friendly way. I'm a newbie to biking but felt confident with buying from Tim. I would highly recommend you give him a shout, he might even be able to source that bike you can't quite find! When the time comes I'll be getting back in touch. Cheers mate."

Jamie Wilkins 9 July 2017

"5 star service. I took Tim to go and purchase my motorbike, he looked it over for me and rode it back. He is very knowledgeable and professional and i would definitely recommend to anyone who is looking for someone to advise with a motorbike purchase and also to courier it home. I have also booked in with Tim to get my bike detailed as he is excellent at doing so, 100% would recommend to anyone. Thanks again Tim for the great service!"

Charlie Young 4 July 2017

"Never one to post a review or take the time to do one.. However from the very start, how genuine and honest Tim was. No messing about from start to finish. The bike sold itself but the service from Tim was great. Anyone looking for a trouble free sale or to buy a new toy. You won't go wrong with Tim."

"I've got my gorgeous Suzuki TU250 and couldn't be happier! It's in fantastic condition, and Tim has been a pleasure to deal with, and very intent on keeping me safe on the road! Many Thanks Tim x"

Andy Ridge 30 Jan 2017

Louise Wray

"Bought a beautiful and immaculate zx6r 636 off tim... very honest write up and very clear pictures. What you see is what you get answered everything honestly and openly, very genuine nice guy and was an absolute pleasure to deal with him... buy with confidence and peace of mind."

Lee Chester 3 October 2017

"Just brought a zx6r off Tim . Was immaculate as described . Very helpful , bike was ridden 80 mile to my house for a reasonable price. Bike is worth every penny and couldnt be more happier . Many thanks would recommend to anyone ."

Zayk Johnston 29 July 2017


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Milton Keynes United Kingdom MK7

0800 772 0989   or 07718 389339