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Purple Helmet Motorbikes

Serving UK & Europe

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




2012 Ducati Monster 696 just 8,700 miles


2009 honda transalp


1999 kawasaki
zx-6r only 3,500 miles & 1 owner!


yamaha r1 5vy marlboro race replica...lush!


7,800 MILES


2013 MOTO GUZZI V7 "STONE"  11,600 MILES



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"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

Paul Hewitson  5 Jan 2018

Jamie Wilkins 9 July 2017

Charlie Young 4 July 2017

"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."

"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!"

"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."

"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


Andy Ridge 30 Jan 2017

"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"

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


opening/viewing times

Mon - Fri: 9am - 6pm
Sat: 10am - 6pm
Sun: By Appointment


Contact me

Milton Keynes United Kingdom MK7

0800 772 0989




0800 772 0989


Milton Keynes United Kingdom MK7