We are Lancashire's largest Motorcycle dealers, with our Blackburn showroom including on road and off road franchises from some of the biggest names around and a team of friendly, enthusiastic and expert staff. We also have a dyno room, 6 bay workshop, offer motorcycle training and even have an on site cafe!
10,000sq foot showroom
On Road franchises including Aprilia, KTM, Moto Guzzi, Peugeot
Off Road Franchises including Honda, KTM, Kawasaki, Yamaha
Full range of Polaris ATV leisure and utility vehicles
Huge Parts department
4,000sq foot clothing department
Large helmets section including 250 on display
6 bay workshop
Rocket Fuel Cafe
All built up over 25 years!
10,000sq ft showroom
4,000sq ft clothing department
6 bay workshop
Large helmets showroom
Over 250 in stock
Fitting advice always available
Multi Franchise showroom
Aprilia, KTM, Peugeot, Honda, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Polaris
6 Bay Workshop
Huge Parts Department
Where it all began
Rockets’ love affair with all things 2 wheeled dates back to the 1980’s , when , along with operating a petrol station on Livesey Branch Road, we started selling 2nd hand scooters , motorcycles and cars too. There were even imported VW Beatles and camper vans from Mexico at one stage, not to mention Christmas Trees over festive periods !
We realised over the years that our true passion was bikes and that was where we wanted to be.
In 1997 we got a brand new showroom attached to the petrol station . With floors excessively polished we welcomed our 1st Aprilia rep, who was coming to see us about starting an Aprilia scooter franchise. After a few ifs and buts, ums and r’s we eventually got what we wanted and became the North West’s largest sole Aprilia dealership. Rockets Aprilia Centre was born !
The success with Aprilia led on to taking on the Kawasaki franchise in 2002.
We had always been independent and were constantly looking to improve and better ourselves. With two big names in the motorcycling world under our roof , the service area, parts, accessories and clothing departments were taking off too . That’s when we thought to ourselves, we better get a bigger shop!
The all new Rocket Centre.
At the turn of the millennium , we had started looking for ideal sites in the area, and when a plot on a brand new motor retail park , just off the M65 motorway became available, we decided Trident Park was going to be the new home of ‘The All New Rocket Centre’.
It took 3 years of planning, designing and building to get the new showroom ready, and it was in May 2004 that we moved into our new home. There was a lot of sentiment, leaving Livesey Service Station and Rockets Aprilia Centre, but we have never looked back since. We took the opportunity to add more franchises , and linked up with some of the biggest names in motorcycle clothing , such as Alpinestar, Arai, RST and Dainese. We created a parts department which carries stock for all the brands we represent as well as aftermarket parts. And just to complete the line up we acquired a long established ATV and Quad bike business called Ten Fore and brought ATV’s and Quads on board too.
Our 1st Open Day was 11th July 2004, panicking nobody would turn up we were quickly bombarded with around 5½ - 6 thousand people from all around the country and this was when we felt the rocket had launched!
The Rocket Centre Open Day has now become a regular annual event , and each year we continue to attract thousands of visitors.
Rocket Centre is now home to some of the biggest brands in the motorcycle world. All housed under one roof in one of the largest multi franchised motorcycle showrooms in the country.
We feel we have the right premises, products, and the right people to satisfy all of your needs in the motorcycle industry. We like to think we are a one stop shop for all motorcycling needs.
Rocket Centre Limited, Registered Office: 3 Trident Park, Trident Way, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 3NU.
Registration No. 4459758