We here at P3 believe it is important to know who you are entrusting your pride and joy to and that it’s in safe and talented hands, and so we invite you both into our business and our lives.
Jonathan Owens: Director
Born competitive and driven to succeed Jonathan has been involved with bikes since age 10, building his first bike bought from pocket money then funding his first race bike after fixing every bike in the neighbourhood at age 14, that being a Honda RS125 GP 1987 “wish I kept that” which subsequently blew up several times due to living the trail and error period, then came a more competitive 1998 RS125Gp competing for four years at club level, at 18 moved to 600’s with a Honda CBR600RR for two years, costs then caused a move to CB500 cup championships putting the focus on the rider and ability to give the little wobbly bikes the grim death, coming away from racing in 2015 after being a championship contender, lap record holder (no matter how long held) and becoming a regarded rider.
Sticking with the bike side of life Jonathan used Motocross as fitness training and would be regularly found at Preston docks, Base Motor park or leisure lakes getting covered in mud during the off season. Enduro riding, touring and casual road riding are also enjoyed “nothing like getting across into Europe and stumbling your way through different countries”.
Credentials also include being a fully qualified Mechanical Engineer, VOSA tester, Dynojet Trained technician, TEXA trained diagnostician, IMI level 3 motorcycle, NVQ Level 3 service and repair, 11 years in the industry and many custom award winning motorcycle builds.
Apart form the engine powered bikes Jonathan is an avid cyclist both mountain biking and road cycling and passes the time with challenges in any form including an extensive house build complete with home automation all done by himself, just likes tech things.
- Honda CBR900RR
- Honda VFR800 Vtech
- Honda VFR800
- Honda VFR750
- Triumph Daytona 675
- Honda CB500
Paul Bibby: Director
“A passion and love for what we do” Paul devotes himself to be honest and reliable always willing to push through barriers to achieve his goals. Spending his youth working alongside other riders supporting up and comers both on and off the track and interested in all forms of racing even being involved with a bit of car racing himself. Most evenings and weekends where spent in the shed shaping his knowledge hands on, tinkering with a few of his own projects including a classic Honda C70 full nut and bolt restoration worthy of any collection.
Road riding is where Paul gets his kicks and enjoys getting out and about to bike meets up and down the country, so if you see him about please talk to him he is always looking for new friends.
His credentials span 6 years in the industry from parts and sales with Hien Gericke, to dynojet tuning centre operator, with full qualifications in motorcycle maintenance and repair level 3 and a Dynojet approved technician.
A healthy competitive attitude is also demonstrated outside of motorcycling as Paul is heavily involved with martial arts and serious fitness training, maybe not one to pick on for his funny hats.
- Honda CBF 600 Hornet
- Suzuki GSXR750
- Honda CBR600F
- Honda C70