“WHEELS WITHIN WHEELS”

WHEELS WITHIN WHEELS”

A last minute but very welcome addition has been announced for the West Motorcycle Show at Westpoint Centre in Exeter, to be held on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th August.

Martin Conquest, a specialist trike builder for wheelchair bound riders, will be displaying one of its beautifully engineered machines alongside The National Association for Bikers with a Disability (NABD) in the main exhibition hall.

At its heart, this unique machine is powered by the engine from a BMW R1150R motorcycle and offers the convenience of a “wheel in, lock down and ride off” approach to motorcycling adventures for riders with a disability. So impressed was he with the concept that Sir John Williams, Principal of the Williams Formula 1 Team, supported the company with initial funding. Since then Martin Conquest has grown and now work closely with a number of organisations including NABD and the Spinal Injuries Association.

Motorcyclists have a wide range of interests and needs and The Conquest high-performance tricycle adds another dimension to the extensive range of sports bikes and touring bikes, mini moto’s and scooters, off-road scramblers and classic bikes that will grace the Annual South West Motorcycle Show.

MARTIN CONQUEST WINS AWARD

MARTIN CONQUEST WINS AWARD AT INTERNATIONAL MOTORCYCLE SHOW 

A Conquest 1150 was exhibited at the International Motorcycle & Scooter Show at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham from 27 March to 6 April. Over 160,000 people attended the Show.

As well has having a vehicle on display we also included another one of our vehicles in the ‘ride-out’ fleet and several prospective customers were able to drive The Conquest at the Show as a result.

On the opening day of the Show we were delighted to learn that we had received the award for the best Shell Scheme judged by the motoring correspondent from The Sun,  Richard Jason.

MARTIN CONQUEST APPOINTS SENIOR MANUFACTURING AND SALES EXECUTIVES

MARTIN CONQUEST APPOINTS SENIOR MANUFACTURING AND SALES EXECUTIVES

Martin Conquest Limited (Martin Conquest) is delighted to announce the appointment of two senior executives to its management team. This step is part of the company’s strategy to move into full production in the next two months to enable its first 50 Conquest 1150 vehicles to be delivered to customers in Spring 2016.

Graeme McFarlane is appointed to the post of General Manager, Manufacturing. In this role Graeme will have full responsibility for ensuring that production and quality targets are met and for managing the company’s supply chain. Graeme comes to Martin Conquest with extensive production experience, within the automotive sector, gained through working with Lear and Royal Ordnance.

Charlie Mitchell is appointed to the post of Sales & Marketing Manager. In this role Charlie will be responsible for meeting the company’s UK sales targets, including managing the network of regional sales agents who are currently being recruited. Charlie’s extensive experience in the motorcycle sector includes owning and running dealerships. Charlie also has significant knowledge of the needs of disabled motorcyclists gained through several years of selling motorcycles to members of the disabled community.

At the same time the company is also pleased to announce that it is exhibiting the Conquest for the first time at the London Motorcycle Show at Alexander Palace very soon.

The Conquest is the UK’s first high performance tricycle that can be driven from a wheelchair and is manufactured in Hyde, East Manchester, by Martin Conquest Ltd

MARTIN CONQUEST NEWSLETTER

MARTIN CONQUEST NEWSLETTER – FEBRUARY 2016

The Conquest at the Houses of Parliament, Westminster.

Left to Right, Alan Martin (Designer.) Anne Mcguire MP Parliamentary Undersecretary (Disabled people.) James Purnell MP (Minister for Creative Industries and Tourism.) Charles Cunningham (Chairman Martin Conquest.) Carl Brunning (Martin Conquest).

Manufacture of the Conquest demonstration fleet has been successfully completed. Our first production vehicles will be ready for delivery at the end of April. Due to customer demand we will concentrating future production on the Conquest 1150 model. Orders for April delivery are now fully committed, we are currently taking orders for May delivery. Book your test drive now to secure your order, having experienced the unrivalled freedom and adrenalin rush provided by The Conquest. Contact Charlie Mitchan on info@martinconquest.com or on 0161 3510334.

We are initially concentrating all of our efforts on establishing the vehicle in the UK market. It is our intention to supply foreign markets, including Europe North America, the rest of Europe, Australia, South Africa and the Far East. Our intention is to fulfill export sales will commence in early 2016. If, in the meantime, overseas customers wishing to purchase The Conquest may take delivery in the UK.

As part of our UK sales efforts we are recruiting a number of Sales Agents to cover various regions. We will be announcing appointments in the near future, but we are still keen to talk to suitably experienced and motivated individuals regarding joining our UK sales team. Contact Charlie Mitchell on charlie@martinconquest.com or on 0161 3510324 for further details.

Courtesy of the Beyond Tomorrow programme on Australia’s Channel 7 we now have video footage on our website. Catch it now on www.martinconquest.com. Those of you in North America will be able to see the full five minute feature on The Conquest on the Discovery Science channel in the USA on Wednesday 22nd March.

Those you living in the North East of England may already have had the opportunity to see television coverage of The Conquest. The local BBC Look North programme showed a piece on the vehicle on 17 February. The item include a strong endorsement for The Conquest from Trevor Baylis, the well know inventor and entrepreneur who is responsible for the clockwork radio and many other successful products.

The Conquest was exhibited and demonstrated at the London Motorcycle Show at Alexander Palace from 28th January to 5th February. Thousands of people were able to view the vehicle and chat to the Martin Conquest team. Pictures from the event can be seen on www.martinconquest.com.

On 28th February The Conquest team were invited to demonstrate the vehicle at The Houses of Parliament in London. During this visit the vehicle was demonstrated to Anne McGuire, Minister for the Disabled and James Purnell, Minister for Creative Industries and Tourism. During the same visit the opportunity was also taken to demonstrate the vehicle to the senior Directors of the UK Motability charity and to discuss further with them the process for including The Conquest on the Motability Scheme. Pictures of The Conquest in the Star Chamber inside The Palace of Westminster can be seen on www.martinconquest.com/gallery.asp.

Forthcoming events where The Conquest will be exhibited and demonstrated are listed www.martinconquest.com and include: –

5-6th April Scottish Mobility Roadshow
The Royal Highland Centre Ingliston, Edinburgh

16,17th April Thruxton Superbikes
Thruxton Race Track, Andover

1st-7th May Paralympic World Cup
Manchester

12th-14th May NADB Rally
Astle Park, Chelford, Cheshire

8th-10th June Mobility Roadshow
Kemble Airfield, Swindon