Hello I am Dave Thomas the owner of Motorcycle Inspection & Service (M.I.S) and I have been working on and involved in Honda bikes for over 45 years.
At 15 I started my motorcycle career as an apprentice working for at the time the largest Honda dealer in the South, Harry Gill Motors; who were based in Gosport in Hampshire where I was born and grew up.
During my 4 years as a City and Guild apprentice I won Honda’s apprentice of the year twice. On qualifying as a fully trained motorcycle mechanic I was offered a job at Honda’s head office in Power Road in Chiswick.
There I worked for several years running courses for Honda on new models such as The Gold Wing and CBX 1000. I was also one of the first mechanics in the country to be qualified on the CX 500 & 650 Turbo which at the time both ground breaking machines.
I also had a role preparing the engines and bikes for Honda Race Corporation (HRC) which took many World titles.
My passion with Honda has continued and I founded in 2000 MIS as a specialist Honda motorcycle service. I wanted to offer something unique and different.
I now have set up in a large workshop and decided to dedicate the business to Classic Honda’s.
I pride myself on being a keen motorcyclist myself and therefore understands the needs of others and what a passion classic bikes are. I have a large collection of Classic Honda’s myself which have all been restored to the highest standard.