History of Inglis Cycle Center Motorcycle dealership
The Inglis family link to motorcycling and motorcycles goes back almost to the beginning of the sport itself.
In the early 1900's, George William Foster, Mike, Gord and Lori's great grandfather established G.W.Foster Co.Ltd in London, England.
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Not only did Mr. Foster supply bicycles and bicycle parts, he also manufactured on the premises, the MAXIM motorcycle which his catalogue described as: " a well constructed Motor Cycle, fitted with 3 and 1/2 h.p. T.D.C. Engine, Adjustable Pulley,Bosch Magneto, B and B Carburetor with H.B.Control, Brass Tank, Lubricating Oil Pump, Dunlop V Belt, Brampton Motor saddle, Wide Mudguards with Registered Side Wings, Ideal Front Spring Fork, Dunlop Heavy Studded Tires on Plated Rims, Two Powerful Rim Brakes. Machines enameled in Best Black and Lined, or Dark Green and Gold Lined." All for £28-10 shillings!
In 1968, Alan moved the family to Wilmington, Delaware and later opened a motorcycle accessory store catering to the racing fraternity. It was there that Alan's sons, Mike and Gord, first began their interest in motorcycling and took up racing at local dirt-tracks and later road racing in both the U.S. and Canada. Mike and Gord both subsequently gave up racing because of the demands of the family business. However, they still maintain a fond interest in all types of motorcycle racing and are active in support and sponsorship in the London area.
In 1978 Alan and his family returned to Canada and settled in London, Ontario, where he subsequently opened Inglis Cycle Center on Osler St selling Yamaha motorcycles. A short time later, a second store was established on McGregor Avenue. In 1985, both stores were amalgamated at the present location on McCormick Blvd. What started out as a single line Yamaha dealership has now grown into a seven line dealership; Yamaha, Suzuki, Victory, Kawasaki, Triumph, Ducati and Polaris.
Gord, Mike and Lori Inglis continue the family tradition of providing first class sales and service to the motorcycle community. In 2000, Alan and David Inglis, sons of Mike and Gord, began working part time at the business thus beginning the fifth generation of involvement that started almost 100 years ago.
A message from Mike,Gord and Lori at Inglis Cycle Center
"Our family passion for motorcycling is now entering its fifth generation. It's our hope that we will see other families gain as much fun from the sport (whether it be on the street, trail or track)as our family has. We look forward to passing on our knowledge and expertise to our customers and friends for many years to come"