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First bike sold & collected at our Maidstone store

POSTED: 04/05/2023

First bike sale at our new Triumph store

Adam collects his new Rocket 3 GT

We are very pleased to have welcomed some very lovely customers to our brand new Laguna Triumph store in Maidstone throughout April. 

A special moment that we wanted to share with you is when our very first customer, Adam, came to collect his new bike from our beautiful new showroom. Scroll down to see Adam enjoying a truly special day, when he collected his Triumph Rocket 3 GT, and find out about his biking story...

The first bike bought and collected at Laguna Triumph in Maidstone

PHOTO CREDIT: Matthew Doyle

The magic moment...

VIDEO CREDIT: Matthew Doyle

The first bike bought and collected at Laguna Triumph in Maidstone
The first bike bought and collected at Laguna Triumph in Maidstone
The first bike bought and collected at Laguna Triumph in Maidstone

PHOTO CREDIT: Matthew Doyle

The first bike bought and collected at Laguna Triumph in Maidstone

Scroll down to find out more about Adam's motorcycle journey onto two wheels.

Check out more from photographer, Matthew Doyle...

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The first bike bought and collected at Laguna Triumph in Maidstone

Adam's Motorcycle Journey...

When did you begin riding?

"I started riding at the age of 16. I scraped a few pounds together to buy a crashed and damaged AR50, which I bought for £50. I spent some time getting it back on the road and upgraded it to an 83cc with a Big Bore kit and a 6-speed gearbox! I then moved on to an imported FZR 400, after buying it as a box of bits. I reassembled it once I'd passed my restricted licence test at the age of 19. But unfortunately, I had quite a big accident - I mounted a pavement and crashed into a tree. It smashed my helmet open and shook my confidence, so I decided to quit biking. However a few years later, a friend wanted to get into biking. I advised him against it, but he decided to pursue it anyway - so I offered to help find him find a bike and get him set up with all the protective gear. Our bike hunt led us around the country and we eventually found him a GP100. He asked if I would test drive it to see if it was ok, so I took it down the road - with the thought of my last bike outing at the front of my mind. To my surprise, I came back from the test ride and said: “Well that’s it then, I need to get back on a bike!” There really is no feeling like riding a motorbike. The bike needed a little work, which I agreed to help with, and another friend, Stuart, let us use his garage to fix up the little GP100. It was at this point my biking journey really began again. Stuart had crashed his Suzuki Bandit 1200 in the past, which I then decided to turn into a Streetfighter. From tinkering with this little GP100 came a new love of biking for me. I went from the Streetfighter Bandit to an SV, to my first Triumph; A Sprint ST. I then bought a huge adventure bike, which was a bit too big for me and what I needed. However sadly, in May of 2021, our house flooded and there was a shortfall between the insurance and what was needed to finish putting the house back together, so I had to sell the bike to raise the money to fix the house. During this time I inherited other bikes that came to me in pieces, which I managed to get up and running during the months at home at the peak of the pandemic. So once the house was finished, I decided it was time to start looking at bikes again...!"

Why did you choose the Rocket 3 GT?

"As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to have one. I didn't know whether to buy the GT or the R, so with some help from Laguna Sales Advisor, Marc Suckling, I discovered the difference between the two models to distinguish between what I needed and what I didn't. I decided to order the Rocket 3 GT with black wheels, removed the backrest, and I also added some extra bits and pieces. I absolutely love it! I've made myself a GT that looks mostly like an R, but with comfort of a GT. I have all the parts to have an R one year and a GT the next!"

How would you summarise this bike in three words?

"Incredible, just incredible!"

Do you have any road trips planned on your new Rocket?

"None yet, but it won't be long!"

The first bike bought and collected at Laguna Triumph in Maidstone

Safe and happy riding, Adam!

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