Demo fleet confirms spring is on the way

Spring is on the way and that means we’re gearing up to launch our fleet of demo bikes.

This year we’ll have even more motorbikes available for test rides with manufacturers ramping up production to overcome lack of stock caused by the Covid pandemic.

Many of our demo bikes will be wearing 23 registration plates and will be available from 1 March so we’re also hoping for some good weather.

We already have a wide range of KTMs, part of an 11-strong fleet, ready for the road including:

Still to come from KTM are a 390 Duke, 790 Adventure and new 890 SMT Supermoto Touring, the latter completing the line-up in late June or early July.


Kawasaki will be represented with the following demo bikes:


Our Suzuki demo bikes will initially include:

We hope the new parallel-twin Suzuki GSX-8S will be on the fleet in May, followed soon after by the V-Strom DL800DE.


Dave Willis, Orwell director and co-owner, said: “We’ve not done too many demo bikes for the last two years because of limited stock so it was all about supplying customers.

“Fewer motorbikes were available for demo fleets because of the demand to fulfill customer orders. Now there’s more stock around this year we’re putting more motorbikes on our demo fleet.

“It’s good to have a larger number of motorbikes for people to test because they like to ride before they buy and I don’t blame them. Now we can give them even more choice.”