E C Bate began in 1895 as a cycle shop. A long heritage in the Kent motorcycle industry began in the 1950’s selling Raleigh and BSA, by the 60’s NSU and the first Honda motorcycles which had just begun to appear. The 70’s bought Puch, Triumph, Norton and Suzuki & Yamaha’s from Japan, by the 80’s following the demise of the British bike industry we were agents for Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha.  2010 saw Suzuki reorganise their network and along with many other loyal dealers we parted company in 2011 after 40 years as a Suzuki dealer.  In more recent years as the 125 market has grown we have added Sinnis Bikes. In 2013 we parted with Yamaha after more than 40 years, the same year we welcomed back Royal Enfield and in 2014/15 we will be introducing new models from Benelli and Keeway and returning to cycle sales albeit now with electric assistance.

In 2016 we see the return of Rieju motorcycle from Spain.


So, today we are a franchised Royal Enfield, Benelli, Kymco, Rieju, Keeway & Sinnis motorcycle & scooter and Electric Bikes from Raleigh, Haibike, Batribike to name a few, and with 40+ years experience we are an independent Suzuki & Yamaha parts and service centre.


Our showrooms are at the rear of the old bicycle shop in “Bate’s Yard”.


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Bate's Yard, r/o 52 West Hill, Dartford, Kent. DA1 2EU  Sales:01322 220748 - Parts:01322 275993 - Service:01322 275993