A1 motorcycles has been in business for almost twenty five years. It was founded in 1986 by John and Helen Buskes and Jeff and Janet Thyne.
In 1994 Jeff and Janet were bought out by Steve and Karen Brouggy who stayed with the business until 1997 at which point Steve and Karen left to concentrate on their Superbike school. In 1998 the scooter shop was opened in Ringwood (later to merge with a1 motorcycles in Ringwood) whilst in 1999 a1's Brighton store was established. The Brighton store was then chosen to be an authorised Suzuki dealer and has become a sales leader in the marque. Now with 19 staff, two showrooms and two service centers, a1 is well placed to grow into the 21st century.
With an emphasis on friendly service and staff who are committed motorcyclists, John Buskes and the entire a1 crew have a reputation for going that extra yard to help their customers. Whether it's the purchase of a motorcycle or scooter, finding the right helmet, jacket or boots, all staff are keen to assist. And, unlike some motorcycle dealers we aren't reluctant to give test rides either. We know that the only way you can truly decide on a motorcycle or scooter is by riding it, not by reading a brochure. So our motto is "who wants a ride?".
A1 motorcycles are authorised agents for Aprilia, Benelli, Husqvarna, Moto Guzzi, Sachs motorcycles and scooters. Our Brighton showroom is also an authorised Suzuki dealer, makers of the number one selling road bikes in Australia.
Apart from Suzuki and exotic Italian machinery we also stock a large range of quality pre-owned motorcycles and scooters to suit those on limited budgets, looking for a bargain or seeking something unusual. We are always on the lookout for new stock and are keen to give you a fair price for your unwanted motorcycle or scooter too. We can also take your details down and find a motorcycle that would be just right for you!
Outside the dealership John Buskes is directly involved in the industry as chairman of the Motorcycle Industry Division of theVictorian Automotive Chamber of Commerce (VACC) where he is active in promoting motorcycling at an industry and government level. He is also in his seventh year as a member of the executive board of the VACC.
With the acceptance of scooters, rising fuel prices, traffic congestion, limited parking and the fun that motorcycles and scooters have to offer, a1 will be there for every facet of your riding pleasure.