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Company History

SOS Motorcycle Recovery is a specialist in the roadside repair, recovery and transport of motorcycles.

We work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

We are the largest transporter of built motorcycles in the UK.

Our current Managing Director, Gary Bravo, founded the company in 1992. Gary's background was in the courier industry, and he saw that in London there was an unanswered market need; a specialist service for motorcyclists aimed at getting them going as quickly as possible.

Gary started up with just a couple of vans manned by two motorcycle mechanics, manning the control room himself. The first customers were courier companies, delighted that there was now a motorcycle roadside repair service available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Bike shops and motorcycle hire shops then started using the company for their own customers, and we were able to add more staff and vehicles.

The customer base then changed, with the big breakdown agencies appointing SOS, and motorcycle companies such as BMW UK, Piaggio and Aprilia using the company. In 1998 the company headquarters moved from an industrial unit to Riverside House in North London, and in 2003 our Head Office moved again, to Grantham in Lincolnshire, creating a brand new control room , using the very latest in technological advances to enable SOS to offer the best service possible to its customers.

As the customer base has expanded, so has the area that SOS covers. We are now offering cover throughout England. We will go further a field, but ferries incur extra charges, as does European travel. We are happy to quote for such jobs on an individual basis.

As of July 2008 we are in the process of opening our first European service, based on the east coast of Spain.

SOS is an agent for Green Flag, Britannia Rescue, InterPartner Assistance, Axa Insurance, Call Assist, Europ Assistance and Mondial to name just a few. Our customers also include British Gas, Camden Council, the BBC, BMW UK, Piaggio, Triumph UK and Aprilia as well as many other national companies and also small local bike shops and scooter centres. We also work for NCI - check their website at Anyone who has broken down or who needs a motorcycle recovered can use our services.

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