Motul SA Announces New Distribution Partnership with Bikewise
Motul, the famous oil, spray and automotive lubricant brand, will be distributed by Bikewise from 1 June after many years dealing with motorcycle accessories company AMP. Bikewise is owned by KMSA, the same company that imports and distributes Kawasaki and Sym. Motul will be joining the likes of Pirelli tyres, Arai and Zeus helmets, DID chains, DNA filters and SBS brake pads in the Bikewise portfolio.
“We’re excited to have this opportunity to partner with Motul SA and make their quality products more accessible to more South African motorcycle owners,” commented Chris Speight – Managing Director of KMSA. “We’re proud to be Motul’s chosen distributor of motorcycle products. We look forward to being of service to wholesalers and retailers everywhere,” he added. “We have always wanted an oil and lubricant range to add to our line-up of impressive, high-quality products and becoming an official Motul distributor is the perfect way to achieve this.”
Mercia Jansen, Motul SA Area Manager for Southern and Eastern Africa, echoed these sentiments, saying that “In Bikewise, Motul has found a motorcycle distribution partner who shares our values and commitment to quality in all areas. They have a 26-year legacy of outstanding service in the market and we have no doubt they will deliver the service and support our customers expect.”
Motul is a French brand that has been operating since 1853. They are most famous for introducing the first semi-synthetic automotive oil in 1966 that offered ten-times the lubricating power of other oils at the time and then topped that claim in 1971 by becoming the first manufacturer to produce a fully-synthetic oil. Currently, they are partnering with teams in MotoGP, World Superbikes, World Endurance Racing, enduro, motocross, supercross, trials and seemingly every other type of motorcycle competition.
Bikewise stock dealers of any type or brands all over the country, and according to Motul, the transition between the distributors on 1 June will be seamless, meaning current Motul customers buying from dealers won’t notice the difference, except that Motul could be even more readily available.