Martin, founder and managing director of Ecosse Motorcycles, has worked in the motorcycle industry since 1983 when he joined Honda (UK) as a sales administrator. He progressed through the ranks, ending up as a race team co-ordinator, looking after such famous riders as Carl Fogarty, Steve Hislop and Joey Dunlop. He left Honda in 1991 to join Yamaha UK where he spent 12 years, ending up as Divisional Manager in charge of sales and marketing. A few years as managing director for Piaggio (UK) looking after some iconic European brands such as Vespa, Piaggio, Gilera, Derbi, and Aprilia. In 2005 Martin decided time was right to locate to Scotlands east coast and create what is now, Ecosse Motorcycles. Martin is also chairman of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association and is passionate about the UK motorcycling industry and everything that it entails.
Favourite Bike – 1998 Yamaha R1
Dream Bike – 1988 Honda RC30
Started working as a Chassis tech for John Reynolds in 1995, in 97 moved to Kawasaki WSB team as an engine builder. The year 2000 saw Simon at Castrol Honda WSB team again as an engine builder until 2003 when he became a self-employed engine builder and tuner until 2013. A short stint in the Oil industry later and Simon joined Ecosse in 2017.