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published 30/11/2003 | Night_Rider
Member since : 26/12/2001
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Excellent
Pro Excusive products to MPS
Cons Priority order for next day delivery is expensive.
very helpful
Range of products
Value for Money
Speed of delivery

"You filthy dirty biker, I suggest you Muc-Off"

Catalogue

Catalogue

Compared to many other motorcycle spares and accessories catalogues MPS offers far more in the way of products and service. The company was established in 1979 to offer the cheapest possible yet high quality products to other motorcyclists. Based in Newton Abbot they still offer a fast service and value for money 24 years later. Many of the products offered are exclusive to MPS only.

Catalogue Layout

The catalogue sections products like clothing, exhausts etc into alphabetical order from the front to the back of the catalogue. Products within each section are also listed alphabetically to make finding a product easy and simple. With 164 pages and over 20,000 products to look at you are bound to find a product that suits both you needs and your pocket. Detailed descriptions of the items along with colour photos on many items guarantee you know what you are reading about

A simple clock logo next to an item shows the fitting time required on certain products such as chains and exhausts. Presuming you are to fit the product yourself an approximate fitting time is given. If a fitting time of 2 hours is given you can almost guarantee the product can be fitted by anyone with a little knowledge. Over 2 hours will require somebody with more ability. Easily identifiable logos include supersaver and exclusive appear throughout the entire catalogue.

The products

A few items I have bought in the last few years are

Muc-off Bike Cleaner. This is one of the company's bestseller products and is priced at a reasonable £6.50 for a 1-litre bottle. Muc-off is a product that removes grime and grease, does not stain the plastic and is very easy to use. I just spray it on and then rinse it off again after just one minute. If you read the review this far I think you will agree the title is very fitting although it was not my idea so I take no credit for it.

Throw over soft, leather luggage that expands to the size of hard luggage. I eventually invested in some hard luggage panniers earlier this year, but the throw over bags wore well for a few years despite being used for motorcycle rallies on a regular basis. I actually ruined them by taking them off the bike and placing them next to a very hot exhaust. The price you would expect to pay for a good set of throw over luggage is £90.00-£100.00.

My most recent purchase is a Full-Face motorcycle helmet. I had seen this ROOF helmet advertised in our local motorcycle shops Riders, Bransons and V&J at an average price of £285.00 so thought it was a bargain when I found MPS catalogue selling them for just £199.00. Although this may sound expensive to some people I do ride my motorcycles on a daily basis so for safety sake I consider it a good investment for a few years at least.

How do you order?

By Post

All you have to do is simply fill in and send the form along with your cheque/postal order or credit card number in the freepost envelope that is supplied with the catalogue. If the envelope is missing or lost the free post address is listed throughout the catalogue. At the back of the catalogue there are two order forms which are very basic and a new order form will arrive with you product

By Phone
I tend to telephone my order and even if I have no part number the knowledgeable staff can normally pin point the part or item I require after asking a few questions. With over 20,000 products this is impressive. . Call the hotline during office hours 8.00a.m.-6.00p.m. on Monday. 8.00a.m-5.30pm Tuesday to Friday.

By Fax
Simply fax through the completed order form with your credit card details.

Online service via the web site is available 24 hours a day. The web site is three years old. The great feature about the web site is the ability to ask technical questions about the products once you register with them. www.thefastone.co.uk

Delivery

Normal delivery is £3.99 and for an extra £2.00 giving a total of £5.99 you can have your good delivered between 6pm-9pm. I do not mind paying the extra cost to ensure I am here when the goods arrive. Most of my neighbours work full time and getting parcels delivered is difficult as there is often nobody at home to sign for the goods. For small items you will have your parcel delivered by first class using the Post Office. For larger orders MPS use the 24-hour delivery service of Parcelforce.
An evening delivery service is available for an extra small charge.

For a princely charge of £10 you can get priority service which guarantee to deliver the following day if the order has been placed before 1pm. MPS deliver worldwide and you can get more in depth details of other delivery options by phoning the company on 01626 835835
Returns are free as long as you phone for a returns note to send the goods back. All goods being returned must be faulty or incorrectly supplied in the first place. If you wish to return items that do not fall in this bracket you must fund the returns yourself.

The Service

A telephone call will be made to notify you if you delivery is delayed.
The staff is friendly and knowledgeable about the products.
The biggest mail order range in the UK
A free news leaflet mailed direct to you
Gift vouchers that are available from MPS in £5.00 or £10.00 increments are a suitable gift for any motorcycle enthusiasts in your circle of family or friends.

All products sold by MPS are fully guaranteed against faulty manufacturing.
They offer a no quibble money back guarantee as long as the goods are returned in a new condition and within 14 days.

If an item matches your order and the product you ordered is out of stock, MPS may make a substitute for a different make but will always give a full refund if you prefer to wait for genuine brand products. I have used this company for at least ten years now and have always been impressed with the customer service, quality of the goods and the professionalism of this company.

Cheers for the read.

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Comments on this review

  • Witchy-Poo published 17/06/2008
    Good stuff
  • tayloa22 published 28/09/2007
    I often use this company myself and i have always been very happy with them.
  • MumCC published 13/08/2007
    A great review.
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