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The benefits of keeping mobile clearly evident as octogenarian picks up latest motor cycle from SW motorcycling specialists

Bransons Motorcycles

When 85 year old Dick Comer collected the very latest incarnation of Honda's classic Super Cub from Bransons Motorcycles in Yeovil earlier this month, it was clear he epitomised the very spirit of Soichiro Honda’s aim of keeping people mobile – a maxim stated when the very first Super Cub C100 was introduced in 1958, Honda’s 10th year of existence.

Dick, a well-known retired local motor trader, has been a keen motorcyclist since the age of 14 and competed successfully in Motorcycle Trials into his early seventies. He has owned numerous different makes and models over the years. Paul Branson from Bransons Motorcycles said, "Dick has been a customer of ours since we first opened the business back in 1979. We're now in our 40th year and I'd like to wish him all the best and many more years of happy motorcycling".

The very first Super Cub C100 was introduced in 1958. Designed by Soichiro Honda, its stated aim was straightforward: ‘to provide the joy of playing a useful part in people’s lives’.
Nearly 60 years later, in 2017, the 100 millionth Super Cub was built, making it the most popular motor vehicle the world has ever seen. Along the way the Super Cub’s simple attributes of style, reliability, frugality and sheer usability have never gone out of fashion; it has quietly achieved exactly what Soichiro wanted: to get people mobile and keep them mobile.

Started by Paul Branson in 1979, Bransons has been successfully supplying motorcycles to customers all over the South West for 40 years from premises in Yeovil, Somerset.
Picture caption: L- R Paul Branson hands over the Super Cub C100 to Dick Comer.

For further information on Bransons, please go to: www.bransonsmotorcycles.co.uk .
Further information from Paul Branson, T/: 01935 474998 or E/: pbranson@hotmail.com

Note to Editors:

Bransons Motorcycles employs over 20 people and offers a wide selection of new and used bikes and regularly features in the top ten in the national RiDE reader survey.
Bransons represents Honda, Yamaha and Kawasaki who collectively account for around 40% of new motorcycle sales in the UK.
Started by Paul Branson in 1979, Bransons has been successfully supplying new Honda and used motorcycles to customers all over the South West for over 40 years from premises in Yeovil, Somerset. The Yamaha showroom was opened in Yeovil in 2008 and the Kawasaki outlet in March 2010, achieving Kawasaki "Elite" dealer status in 2011.
A Rider Training School opened three years ago and offers CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) Mod 1, Mod 2 and Direct Access. An instructor and a training room is available seven days a week and Bransons supplies the helmets and protective clothing and ensures the rider has the latest model of bike to use.
The business stocks over 300 new and used bikes (selling over 900 in 2018) across all makes, all expertly prepared by factory trained technicians to be amongst the best examples of their kind. The three showrooms stock a large selection of parts, accessories, helmets and clothing, including brands such as Oxford Products, Arai, Furygan, Revit, Shark, RST, Halvarssons, Shoei and Nolan, with a clothing specialist on hand to offer help and advice. Bransons also offers nationwide delivery on all its bikes from just £99.

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Release Date: 31st January 2019

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