After a huge amount of enquiries to the WSCC – they have finally admitted that motorbikes are in fact completely EXEMPT from ANY penalties or time restrictions when parking in the bay referred to throughout this whole debacle. For how long this has been the case, we don't know. But they have been very happy to ticket bikes the whole way through.

CMW Motorcycles have never been informed of this fact and the signage on the roadside claims ALL vehicles must abide by the parking restrictions. Motorbikes have been ticketed, motorcyclists have been harassed by the wardens AND the council have repeatedly told us to move bikes along - all the while knowingly CHARGING CMW’s for the privilege of parking bikes outside our business for over half an hour during open days and bike meets for customers without informing us that they could park there FOR FREE. 

Maybe this is what Mr Ekinsmyth was alluding to in his email re the removing of  motorcycles but anyone who has read his email might disagree. We feel the reason we have been excluded from his email exchange with Mr Carpenter is because of the repercussions the WSCC will receive should this become public knowledge. SO if you have ever received a ticket or been moved on by a warden while on a bike in The Hornet, I would urge you to step forward and contact the Parking Department at Chichester. We will ourselves be looking for compensation for the harassment we have experienced over the years by traffic wardens and for parking tickets that have been illegally issued. 

CMW Motorcycle customers have only ever parked for half an hour and have abided by the rules that the road signage implies and the traffic wardens have informed us of, to ALL vehicles parking there. Whilst we take further actions directly as a business in relation to the above, I would personally like to say a huge thank you all for your kind and considered support since we posted this yesterday and will make sure to post an update once we know more. Thank you again, Richard 



Yesterday afternoon, CMW Motorcycles were made aware of an email we were not supposed to see.

The email was from a Mr Andy Ekinsmyth - Head of Transport at West Sussex County Council to a Nick Carpenter, the owner of Male Concept Mens Hairdresser in the Hornet who, it appears, are attempting to BAN MOTORCYCLES in the Hornet in Chichester. 

A transcript of the email is as below - but the original is available to read by clicking HERE .

To add context, The Hornet in Chichester has a bay for parking running the length of the street on one side. Short stay half hour only parking for anyone and everyone. First come  - first parked. CMW Motorcycles is based in the Hornet - customers obviously park there when visiting the business but have NEVER parked anywhere other than in front of the business when visiting.

Owners of a few of the other businesses object to the Motorcycles, quite simply because they then are unable to park their own vehicles there instead....which they do, on  regular basis, until moved along. 

We see this as a direct attack on our business - a motorcycle shop - where so many of our customers come to visit us on bikes! As one of the oldest family-run businesses in the town - we have been operating in the same spot for over 60 years and so we are deeply saddened that Mr Ekinsmyth is colluding with one trader to ban all motorcycles from parking on our street. Why should motorcyclists not have the same rights as a car driver? And where does the injustice stop? If they ban motorcycles from The Hornet, right outside a motorcycle traders, will they soon ban motrocycles from the entire town? There is no reference in the email to extend the parking restriction for cars /vans etc or other businesses- only motorcycles. this is clearly further alluded to in its conclusion.

Further, and even more shockingly, Mr Ekinsmyth in his email states clearly that he has secured "staff resource "(at what cost and why?)  and "required funding" (again at what cost and why?) to ultimately "remove the Motorbikes."

This appears to be clear evidence of bias from a paid member of the County Council towards one business in favour of another. This is not fair and just behaviour from a representative of all. We have never met Mr Ekinsmyth. There has been no transparancy of proposed actions/no discussion of intended proposals with a  business likely to be affected, but instead an email sent with clear intention to ensure minimum time for involvment or objection from CMW Motorcycles. This email was forwarded to every other trader in the Hornet except for us. The only reason we were made aware is because of a few kind traders on the street who brought it to our attention.  

So who benefits from Mr Ekinsmyths proposals - clearly the other business  -but surely CMW Motorcycles is also a business there  - with, in fact,  the largest shop frontage and the largest Business Rate therefore being paid.

What has CMW Motorcycles "done" for Mr Ekinsmyth to divert  Council funding towards such a campaign?

Why has Mr Ekinsmyth not used his professional services and expertise equitably for ALL the businesses involved  -and that also includes CMW Motorcycles? 

Motorcyclists should not be punished for parking on two wheels. We would appreciate your support and would ask you to spend just a few minutes writing to us confirming that to


Email from Andy Ekinsmyth

£800.00 worth of free accessories on Moto Guzzi V7 and V9 - Free Genuine Vespa Leather Back back worth over £300 when you buy a new Vespa Primavera 50/125 . Titanium E4 Silencer worth £1500 when you buy a new RSV4. On top of that we are also offering upto 24 months 0% APR finance with a 20% deposit on most new Vespa - Piaggio - Moto Guzzi and Aprilia motorcycles - Subject to status.All these offers end 30th June so hurry up and call Chris on 01243 782544 and make sure you order your new bike and take advantage of these incredible offers.


The Learner Legal Aprilia SX and RX 125 can be ridden by a 17 year old with CBT and priced at just £3,399 on the road call us to see just what amazing value these bikes can be .......

From now until June 30th you can get upto £800.00 worth of genuine Moto Guzzi Accessories completely free when you but any Moto Guzzi V7 Mk3 even the limited edition models or Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer or Bobber. That means not only will you get an iconic classic Italian motorcycle you can make it bespoke by adding £800 worth of genuine Moto Guzzi accessories. Call Chris now on 01243 782544 to find out more .

We have both the V7 Mk3 and V9 Bobber as demonstrators as well as the full range of V7 limited edition models along with the Stone and Special's so you can try the bikes out for yourselves. We also have some special offers on 2017 model Bobber and Roamer. So make sure you come and have a look.

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The 2018 Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber with £800 worth of free accessories 



Due to the new Europe Wide Data Protection laws that come out on the 25th May it has meant we can no longer contact you without your permission. Therefore  no MOT or Service reminders without your permission, nor can we notify you of anything motorcycling related, special offers, safety notifications etc. In the past we have tried not to swamp you with calls and emails, we have responded to enquiries, as you would expect. Your privacy is important to us but if you would like us to continue sending out reminders and any information that we feel might be of interest, please send us on email with your name and contact number to . We will then mark your details to say we can contact you. Then we can carry on as we always have done giving you the information that you need.


Summer has finally arrived so come down to CMW this Saturday 12th May - we will have some amazing 1 day only offers as well as giving you the opportunity to test ride the lates models from Aprilia - Moto Guzzi - Vespa - Piaggio and Royal Enfield ( Subject to status ). We will need your Driving Licence and National Insurance number for a test ride. This is a one day event to get the season going so make sure you mark your diaries and come and visit us this Saturday.

Call Chris or Richard on 01243 782544 for more information.....

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Guess what here at CMW we have the commuters dream choice - No bike licence we have the Piaggio MP3 300cc 3 wheeled scooter can be ridden on a car licence and free £500 of accessories -Want a bit of style don't look further than the iconic Vespa GTS300  and remember you get £300 worth of genuine Vespa accessories and a handlebar to seat lock FREE - Something to think on.  LASTLY this week we will be getting the Piaggio Beverly 300 a large wheeled scooter with 70mph plus performance , great economy a bit of Italian style priced at Just £ 4,399 on the Road and to make the deal that little bit sweeter 0% APR finance over 24 months -suddenly that extra 30 minutes in bed sounds quite realistic - Give Chris a call on 01243 782544 and see how he can improve your sleep !!!!!!

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The 2018 Piaggio Beverly 300 E4 commuting made easy call us now on 01243 782544 


Finally after a bit of a false start a couple of weeks ago, it really is looking like Summer is finally here. Time to dust of the trusty steed charge the battery pump up the tyres and go out and have some fun. Suddenly the roads are full of bikes again - what a lovely sight. This winter seemed to go on forever - rain, rain and a bit more rain. So if you are out and about come in and see us this Saturday and see what is happening at CMW we have all the 2018 models from Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Vespa, Piaggio and of course Royal Enfield ( still waiting for the 650 twins though) Demo bikes galore from the Mighty RSV4 RF to the Vespa GTS300 chalk and cheese maybe but they both put a smile on my face especially when I am passing all the stationary traffic !!!  So come in and say hello and maybe test ride the bike of your dreams......2018 Moto Guzzi V7III Carbon1 1024x681

The 2018 Moto Guzzi Limited Edition V7 Carbon one bike that is sure to get attention where ever it is parked !!!

The £300 of free Vespa Accessories/ Clothing, PLUS a Handlebar to Seat lock worth £139.00 is available on all brand new Vespa GTS/GTV 125 and 300 models.  These bikes make brilliant commuters, not only are they an " Italian Style Icon " they go well, look amazing, slice through traffic, economical to run, comfortable to ride. Now the weather has finally started to perk up it is certainly time to get on two wheels - Give Chris a call on 01243 782544 to find out what other offers we have on new scooters and motorcycles here at CMW......

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The Limited edition " Sei Gorni" Vespa GTV 300 available with free Steering Lock worth £139.00 plus £300 worth of genuine Vespa Accessories


For 2018 Moto Guzzi have produced some Limited Edition V7 Models that look a bit different, first is the "Carbon" finished in matt Black and Carbon Fibre, with its unmissable bright red rocker covers quilted riders seat this bike really does stand out. Joining the Carbon is the V7 " Rough " a scrambler with alloy mudguards knobbly tyres and spoked wheels with its matt grey paint finish it looks the part. The third model in the line up is the "Milano" oozing Italian style alloy mudguards  and side panels chrome pipes and shiny paintwork. Or you could go for the Standard V7 Special or Stone all of these bikes have the same Iconic Italian V twin shaft drive engine and ooze character and riding pleasure. If you want to  ride a bike that makes you smile, makes every mile enjoyable then it is time you came in and had a closer look at Moto Guzzi, or even better have a test ride. One of the oldest names in motorcycling is still going strong and that is because they produce some very special motorcycles. IMG 4313


Order a brand new Tuono Factory before the 30th April or an RSV4 before 30th June and get a free Akrapovic Road legal Titaniumn end can. This offer is limited so call Chris now on 01243 782544. We have bot5h Tuono Factory and RSV4 RF Demo bikes just waiting for you to try them out. That is one sure fire way to get a smile on your face, there is nothing to compare to the incredible Aprilia V4 engine and the RSV4RR starts at just £15,599 on the road, if you want a bit of "Italian Exotica" at a bargain price look no further.

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The Free Titanium Road Legal Silencer that comes with Aprilia V4's this month

Finally it looks like this weekend is going to be a " belter " brilliant sunshine dry roads the perfect weather to get out on your bike. It has been a long time coming - Spring has finally SPRUNG. We have a great range of very tidy used bikes and everything brand newfrom Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Vespa, Piaggio and Royal Enfield. We also have some amazing offers on Aprilia 125's 0% APR finance and on the Piaggio Liberty and Medley 125's - £300 worth of accessories on Vespa GTS125/300 Free Exhaust cans on Aprilia V4's . In fact we have offers on all sorts of new bikes so why not come down and see us this weekend and treat yourself now the sun is shining .....


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After traffic chaos we finally managed to unload numerous Moto Guzzi's Vespa's Piaggio's and finally the learner legal Aprilia SX and RX125's priced at only £3399 on the road with 12 months road tax the SX125 is Super Motard styled and the RX125 a Trail bike with knobbly tyres. Both have the same 4 stroke 6 speed engine, both are styled to turn heads, most importantly they are incredibly well priced, and have 0% APR finance so call Chris on 01243 782544. Initial stock is limited so dont delay......DSCN4634 Small

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Buy a brand new Piaggio Liberty or Medley 125 Scooter and get 24 months 0% APR Credit over 24 months. eg: Brand New Piaggio Liberty on the road with 12 months Road Tax £ 2,749 - Deposit £99 repayable by 24 equal monthly payments of £114.54 total amount payable £2,749 or if you opt for the Piaggio Medley 125 priced at £3,249 on the road with 12 months tax the deposit would still be £99 but the payments increase to £131.25 total payable £3,249 in both cases the APR is 0% Finance is subject to status written quotations available on request. Suddenly a quicker,  more economical and enjoyable journey to work makes a huge amount of sense. Call Chrias on 01243 782544 for more information.

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The Piaggio Medley 125 available with 24 months 0% APR with just a £99 deposit

I have done it again the sun was out yesterday and I had a little spin on both our Tuono Factory and RSV4 RF my goodness are they something special, they have to be the most intoxicating motorcycles made- The sound and feel, the excelllent Ohlins Suspension, incredible stopping power of the Brembo Monoblocs, the down shifter and quick shifter, the way the engines produce the power. They truly are very special bikes. Dont believe just how good they are then I suggest you come and try them -nothing else even comes close.

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The 2018 RSV4RR priced at £15,599 on the road this has to be the best value sports bike available in 2018 !!!