Born in June 1980 5-WAYS Motorcycles opened its doors to establish Hull's first 100% Yamaha Motorcycle dealership. Owned by Husband and wife team Frank and Lesley Robinson the original premises were located on Askew Avenue just off the well known "Fiveways" roundabout in Hull.
Success was built on the ethos of supplying motorcycles and scooters with fantastic savings, but with the service of a friendly family-owned company. The Eighties saw volume sales for both Yamaha and 5-WAYS with models like the now legendary FS1E and RD ranges.
The 1990's started with the exciting development of new premises for 5-WAYS on Walton Street in Hull, based on the original site of "Blakeys Motorcycles" where scooters and motorcycles had been sold since the early 1940's. Frank designed and quite literally built the 5000sqft showrooms and workshops.
Opened in late June 1990 Fiveways Motorcycle Centre set new standards in motorcycle retailing with their purpose built Hull showrooms and the motorcycling press declared the premises "The Best in the North of England"
5-WAYS continue to trade from these premises, but now offer an incredible choice of motorcycles and scooters from six of the Worlds leading brands.
The Walton Street store boasts an extensive Clothing and Accessories department stocking brands from some of the worlds leading manufacturers including RST, Dainese, Halvarssons, AGV, Shoei, Alpinestars, Oxford, Remus, Akrapovic, Yoshimura, and many more.
Frank's first love was motorcycles. He collected and renovated classics, rode bikes and attended bike meets all over the world. He first visited the Isle of Man TT at the age of 16 and he continued to attend for over 50 years. He truly loved the island and it became a place very close to his heart. Frank had a very keen eye for detail and only the best was good enough.
Tragically on Friday 3rd June 2016, Frank was involved in an accident on the Isle of Man and passed away. Frank was 5-WAYS founder and Managing Director, devoted husband to Mum Lesley, Dad to Gareth, Tim and sister Holly, and doting grandpa to his seven loving grandchildren.
Frank will never be forgotten and the store continues today with the same beliefs he started it with. We still have that keen eye for detail and we always do our upmost to make every customer feel appreciated and happy.
Grosvenor Hotel, Douglas Promenade 1965 Derbyhaven, Castletown, Isle of Man 2016
Frank and Lesley originally opened 5-Ways in 1980 and have been well-respected figures in the motorcycle industry for over 35 years. Frank was a true professional in every sense of the word and always had time for customers new and old.
Name & Registered Office:
FIVEWAYS MOTORCYCLE CENTRE LIMITED
Registered Address: Walton House, Walton Street, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU3 6JB, United Kingdom
Company No. 3958906
Registered in England and Wales