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Category AM (moped) – minimum age 16

  • Two-wheeled vehicle with a maximum design speed of 45 km/h (28 mph)
  • three- or four-wheeled vehicle with a maximum design speed over 25 km/h (15.5 mph), up to 50 cc and with a power output not exceeding 4 kW.

Category A1 – minimum age 17

  • motorcycles up to 125 cc, with a power output not exceeding 11 kW
  • tricycles with a power output not exceeding 15 kW.

Category A2 – minimum age 19

  • motorcycles with a power output not exceeding 35 kW.

Category A

  • unrestricted motorcycles with a power output over 35 kW (minimum age 24 under direct access, or 21 under progressive access)
  • tricycles with a power output over 15 kW (minimum age 21).
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Bob Minion Ltd

Bob Minion Motorcycles was established in 1925 and has been a family run business since the very beginning. As one of the very first Honda dealers in the Country it is our pleasure to offer the help and expertise we have gained from over five decades of being in the Honda family.


We are based in the centre of Derby, covering the East Midlands, including Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and further afield!


Bob Minion's has continued to expand its range of new and used motorcycles, as well as parts, clothing and accessories, going from strength to strength to bring you the best in motorcycle sales, service and accessories.


We pride ourselves on having a friendly atmosphere, where customers are welcome to pop in at any time, even just for a coffee and a chat!


Our History


In 1925 Bob Minion founded a small shop on Canal Street that sold bicycles, small motorbikes and even cars! As the business grew, so did the premises, and in 1930 it moved to a corner shop on Park Street where it began to specialise in motorbikes.



Bob’s sons; Peter, Lionel and Robert, took over the running of the shop in 1952.


Then in 1960 Bob Minion’s became one of the first Honda main agents in the country and the business changed to sell only new Honda’s along with other makes of second hand bikes. This change helped the business to grow yet further and it went from strength to strength, until eventually bigger premises were needed. In 1964 Bob Minions Ltd moved to their present location on London Road. This enabled them to expand the workshop and have a bigger selection of bikes on display.


Gavin Minion, who had been working at Minions since 1977 (From the age of 16!) took over the running of the business with his brother Mark in the year 2000.


The brothers have made many changes since they took over including a re-fit to bring Bob Minion's into the 21st century and frequent ‘ride outs’ that have become an integral part of the business. The accessories department has also expanded and now has an even bigger selection of the best brands on the market, at competitive prices.



Spares & Accessories

We stock various major brands of clothing and accessories including:

  • Weise
  • Buffalo
  • Prexport
  • Daytona
  • HJC
  • LS2
  • Ugly Fish
  • Gear Gremlin
  • Oxford Products
  • WD-40 Motorbike Range
  • Scottoiler
  • Castrol

And much, much more....

Service & Repairs

Our fully equipped workshop is manned by a dedicated team of Honda Technicians, who are experienced with all makes of motorbikes which ensures you, the customer, can ride away with confidence.

If the unforeseen happens and your bike is accident damaged, Bob Minion can take care of things from start to finish, from collection, quotations and negotiations with insurance companies through to repairs and delivery.

We go out of our way for your peace of mind.

The dedicated team at Bob Minion will do their upmost to ensure your visit to our shop is friendly, relaxing and productive.



  • Bob Minion Ltd
  • 156 -160 London Road
  • Derby
  • Derbyshire
  • DE1 2ST
  • Sales: 01332 342064
  • Servicing: 01332 371137
  • Parts: 01332 371137

Opening Times

Mon: 09:00 - 17.45
Tue: 09.00 - 17.45
Wed: Closed
Thu: 09.00 - 17.45
Fri: 09.00 - 17.45
Sat: 09.00 - 17.00
Sun: Closed

Service Times

Mon: 09.00 - 17.45
Tue: 09.00 - 17.45
Wed: Closed
Thu: 09.00 - 17.45
Fri: 09.00 - 17.45
Sat: 09.00 - 17.00
Sun: Closed