About Shirlaws Motorcycles

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About us

Shirlaws have been a family run motorcycle dealer since 1928, so we understand what motorcyclists are looking for. Whether it be advice, Bike purchase or right through to kitting you out we are here to help. Visit us in store where on the lower floor you'll find bikes, clothing and accessories and servicing on the upper floor. We are a main franchise dealer for Kawasaki, Triumph, Suzuki and always have a vast selection of quality pre-owned machines.

Shirlaws Motorcycles run by bikers for bikers since 1928 it’s in our blood

Our History

Shirlaws History
Shirlaws History
  • 1928- Leslie B Shirlaw establishes Shirlaws Garage dealing in used cars, Bikes and spares/Repairs
  • 1939- Outbreak of 2nd world war
  • 1946- Shirlaws branch out to selling ex war dept. cars and bikes
  • 1950’s- Leslie G Shirlaw joins his Father in the Family business still selling used bikes, supplying new bikes and spare parts
  • 1960’s- Shirlaws move to Princes Street for a more central location in Aberdeen
  • 1970’s- Company name changed to Shirlaws and Shirlaws become main franchise dealer’s for Suzuki, Yamaha, Triumph, Norton, Ducati, Harley, Laverda, Moto-Guzzi, Vespa. The business now run by Leslie G Shirlaw and his wife Barbra. During the 70’s Roy and Pat Shirlaw join the company following in their fathers footsteps.
  • 1980’s- Shirlaws move to the iconic building on the green right in the centre of Aberdeen where the business grew and clothing dept. was added. 1985 See’s Roy and Pat take over the business. Honda franchise added
  • 1990’s-Shirlaws move to our current home Crown Street and see the re-birth of Triumph motorcycles being one of the first dealers to sign up in the UK. The 90’s see Aprilia, Ducati, Suzuki, Triumph and Yamaha in the shop along with a huge selection of clothing. During this time Shirlaws win an Isle of Man TT with Iain Duffus and a British Championship with Brian Morrison
  • 2000’s- Kawasaki franchise taken on by Roy and in 2007 see’s Craig and Dawn Shirlaw follow in the Family tradition with Craig in Sales and Dawn in administration.
  • 2015- Sees Shirlaws as they are today with Scotland’s largest selection of New Kawasaki, Triumph and used Motorcycles along with the North of Scotland’s largest clothing dept. Craig and Dawn are now taking a more active role in the day to day running of Shirlaws, whilst Roy still oversees the business.

Name & Registered Office:

Registered Address:  92 Crown Street, Aberdeen, AB11 6HJ
Company No. SC134694
Registered in England and Wales