The UK Government announced on Saturday evening plans for a new four-week lockdown in England, again forcing non-essential retail including bike showrooms which re-opened on June 1st, to temporarily close on Thursday 5th November until Wednesday 2nd December, as part of the national effort to decrease COVID-19 case numbers.
Our workshop and parts department are allowed to remain open as an essential service and we will be managing availability throughout November based on customer demand, but if your bike is showing any warning lights and requires a fault to be diagnosed, or if you are concerned about your bike for any reason, our teams will be able to accommodate your needs and if you have a current booking there is no need to cancel.
If you will be visiting Leeds Harley-Davidson, please watch the first video to see the process. Or, if you are visiting Gateshead Harley-Davidson please watch the second video. You can contact the dealerships using the following phone numbers, Leeds: 0113 245 2499, Gateshead: 0191 562 3466.
At Leeds and Gateshead Harley-Davidson, after many weeks of meticulous planning during April and May, we have been safely greeting customers and colleagues back to our dealerships throughout the summer and have delivered many new and used bikes to our valued customers in a COVID-Secure manner.
In what I believe to be a sensible approach, the Government is however, allowing non-essential retail to operate click and collect or home delivery services. At Leeds and Gateshead Harley-Davidson, we have offered these services since re-opening and our current expectation, therefore, is that we will be able to continue to handover bikes to customers throughout November, in a COVID-Secure way and take new enquiries via our home-based sales teams and through the new Buy Online feature on our website, opusharley-davidson.com.
This service allows our customers to reserve a used bike for £99, guarantee their part-exchange valuation and apply for finance online from the comfort of their home. Once an order has been placed, one of our team will then be in touch to answer any questions and organise handover.
It is clear that the country faces another challenging period and that we must all work together to beat the virus, however as a business, we have learned a great deal since March 23rd and I am confident that we are able to continue to support our customers, keep everyone safe and whilst it definitely isn’t “business as usual” you can rely upon on us to be there for you when needed.
Sohail Khan -MD
S.K Motorcycles Ltd (trading as Harley-Davidson Gateshead & Harley-Davidson Leeds) are directly authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Our Firm Reference Number is FRN821369. Finance is available subject to status. S K Motorcycles Limited is authorised as a CREDIT BROKER and NOT A LENDER. This means we work with a number of carefully selected credit providers who may be able to offer you finance for your purchase, we may receive a fee for arranging credit.
Harley-Davidson Gateshead, Eslington Park, Ellison Rd, Gateshead NE8 2QU, Harley-Davidson Leeds, Unit 1, Wellington Road Industrial Estate, Wellington Rd, Leeds LS12 2UA