IRELAND’S PREMIER MOTORCYCLE RENTAL COMPANY
Welcome to Phillip McCallen Motorcycle Rentals. We are Ireland’s premier motorcycle Rental Company with the largest range of quality, well maintained, low mileage motorcycles cared for by our top class technicians. We can rent you a motorcycle from 125cc to 1300cc and our extensive range covers modern classics, touring bikes, sports bikes, street bikes and crusiers. Naturally we can kit you out from head to toe with helmets, waterproof jackets and trousers, boots and gloves. We can also provide you with the latest Garmin Zumo motorcycle sat nav units, all programmed with destinations we feel may be of interest to visit.
When Phillip McCallen decided to hang up his leathers for good after 17 years as one of most gifted and successful racers in these islands with a long string of victories to his name, it was a natural step to opening his own motorcycle dealership. That was back in 2001 and his first showroom was in Lurgan, Co Armagh, not far from his home town of Tandragee. Today he has one of the most modern show rooms and workshop in the UK and represents three marques, Triumph, Kawasaki and KTM.
Phillip was in business for only a year when he took on the Triumph franchise and has built it up to the point where he is in the top ten of dealerships representing the Hinckley factory in Leicestershire. But getting to this stage has entailed lots of hard work, work that he was not afraid to put in when he was racing — 11 TT victories, five wins from six starts at the NW 200, five wins on one day at the Ulster Grand Prix, numerous British Supersport wins and, if that were not enough, competed in the old Formula One series, the Thunderbike series and the Macau Grand Prix.
It was not long before bike enthusiasts from all over Northern Ireland the Republic of Ireland province started to visit Phillip McCallen Motorcycles at his Lurgan based business and he quickly established a reputation for making time to having a friendly word with each customer and, equally importantly, being the man to buy a new or pre-owned bike from. He and his staff really know how to package a good deal.
No surprise, then, that Kawasaki came under the McCallen umbrella in 2005 to be followed by the Austrian-built KTM machines three years later. But the business’s growth also posed a problem for Phillip – it had outgrown its first home. He looked around for new premises and in the Spring of 2009 he moved lock stock and crankshaft to purpose built 12,000 sq ft premises at the Portman Business Park on the outskirts of Lisburn, a location easily reached from both sides of the border.
He cut his business teeth with the now defunct Motorcyle City chain in Britain, first as a sponsored racer and then as general manager in after sales. He soon learnt that if a customer had a problem, it had to be dealt with immediately, a philosophy he has carried over to his business today. He views every customer as of equal value, from the rider who wants a new tax disc holder to the customer who wants to buy a Triumph Rocket III, or Kawasaki’s mile-munching tourer, the GTR1400 or KTM’s 1190 Adventure, a motorcycle designed to take you around the world.
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