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Guy Willison Biography – Guy Willison Wiki

Guy Willison is a British motorcycle designer and builder. Affectionately known as Skid, Guy is renowned for his television work alongside Henry Cole on The Motorbike Show, Shed and Buried and Find It, Fix It, Flog It.

Guy was the driving force behind Henry Cole’s Gladstone motorcycle range and more recently, set pulses racing with his redesign of the Norton Commando – creating the beautiful Norton Commando 961 Street that enjoyed a limited production run of 50 motorcycles and sold out within a week.

Guy is the founder and owner of 5Four Motorcycles, a motorcycle company creating bespoke motorcycles.

Asked why the name 5Four, Guy told Motor Cycle News: “When I was 18, I moved to London and started despatch riding on my Honda and clocked up 125,000 miles in my first year. It was fantastic, I loved riding a motorcycle all day, every day in all weathers, flat out with no regard for self-preservation. I eventually covered over a million miles in total and the reason I called the company 5Four was because it was my despatch riding call sign.”

Guy Willison Age

Guy Willison was born in October 1962.

Motorcycle career

Guy’s passion for motorcycles started at a young age. He could save his pocket money to buy motorcycle magazines of the day, such as Bike Magazine and Superbike Magazine. He sectioned a motorcycle engine at the age of 11.

“The first project I remember doing was when I was 11 – I sectioned a Honda 50 engine I had obtained from a breaker’s yard using not much more than basic hand tools, a hacksaw blade and hand files,” he told MCN. “I was inspired to do this having seen a sectioned Vincent engine in a museum. When I was about 14, I started making field bikes for myself and my mates out of anything I could blag that was lying around, broken down and unused in friends’ parents’ garages. These ranged from old BSA Bantams to a Motobecane shopping moped. The sense of fun and freedom these gave is a feeling that has stayed with me to this day.”

Guy studied motorcycle engineering at Merton Technical College. He then did various stints in the motorcycle world. He worked as a despatch rider, before setting up his own workshop servicing despatch riders’ bikes in a railway arch in Hammersmith. Guy also worked in a Honda dealership in Ruislip and for a company in Banbury tuning and redesigning the motorcycles they imported from America.

Music Business

Guy had a stint in the music business, after linking up with his lifelong friend Henry Cole and trained as a sound recordist. After a couple of years, he went freelance working in the music industry with a large number of big rock bands.

After many years in the rock and roll business as a freelancer, Guy teamed up with Henry again to create Gladstone Motorcycles.