About Us & Contact

About Us & Contact
About Us & Contact
About Us & Contact

Servicing the East Coast, Newcastle, and neighbouring towns of Cessnock, the Chris Watson Motorcycle customer base is nationwide. We pride ourselves on giving all our customers the very best pricing backed up by superb and friendly customer service.
Not only do we sell and service reliable Yamaha brands but aslo Honda, Suzuki & Husqvana road and off road bikes. We also stock a large selection of new and used farm quads and Rhinos for our rural communities in the Hunter Valley, Singleton and Central Coast areas.
Our Parts and Accessories Department is manned by one of the most experienced Yamaha parts people in the country and there’s not much our parts department won’t have or be able to get in for you. We also represent many top brands and if we don’t have your brand of choice in store, we’ll do our utmost to get it.

Please come in or contact us before you go anywhere else (02) 49912566 - sales@chriswatsonmotorcycles.com.au

 

About Chris Watson

Chris Watson etched his name in Australian Motorcycling folk lore by becoming the most decorated Dirt Track racer the country has ever seen. He burst onto the mini bike scene in the mid 70s and his star burned brightly until the early 2000s

Watson's strengths were definitely courage and determination and anyone who raced Chris Watson knew they had been in a race. Whist his dirt track exploits are unrivaled, it was his forays into other racing disciplines that truly showed he was a great all round motorcyclist.

His transition from dirt tracker to speedway rider was a seamless one that saw him match it with some of the world's best riders - world champions included.

A track record breaking performance at the Newcastle Speedway in the late 80s and a top five placing in the Australian Speedway Championship at Mildura were just two of the highlights - as well as numerous appearances for Australia in international Test matches.

His ability in both motocross and enduro was also exceptional and while appearances in competition were very rare he was always near the pointy end. Internationally it was a baptism of fire for Watson, who was a victim of some terrible luck while competing in the world championship in 1992. His run that year came to an end when a clutch malfunction stopped his bike during a Longtrack Championship semi final in Germany,

A year later he put that right by winning the World Championship semi final in Norway. However, business commitments, and the impending birth of his first child meant he was unable to fly to Germany for the final.

Whilst the record books suggest he was never ranked in the world's top ten, many fine judges including six times World Champion Ivan Mauger, believe otherwise. Watson's riding ability ran parallel with seeming immunity from injury, but in 1996 he came very close to losing his life after an horrific crash at Kempsey saw him suffer severe internal injuries as well as a broken upper leg.

Chris returned to racing after a two year absence and whilst he was still better than most of the opposition, he was not the Chris Watson of old.

His racing days ended with an invitation from Ivan Mauger to contest a round of the World Longtrack Championship in 2005 - in which he performed admirably. A fitting end to a great career.

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279 Maitland Road
Cessnock, NSW, 2325

Telephone: 02 4991 2566
Email: admin@chriswatsonmotorcycles.com.au

Trading Hours

Monday to Friday : 8.30am - 5.00pm
Saturday : 8.30am - 12.30pm
Sunday : Closed

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Chris Watson Motorcycles Yamaha

279 Maitland Road
Cessnock, NSW, 2325

Telephone: (02) 4991 2566
Email: admin@chriswatsonmotor...

Trading Hours

Monday to Friday : 8.30am - 5.00pm
Saturday : 8.30am - 12.30pm
Sunday : Closed

 (02) 4991 2566

About Us

Servicing the East Coast, Newcastle, and neighbouring towns of Cessnock, the Chris Watson Motorcycle customer base is nationwide. We pride ourselves on giving all our customers the very best pricing backed up by superb and friendly customer service.
Not only do we sell and service reliable Yamaha brands but aslo Honda, Suzuki & Husqvana road and off road bikes. We also stock a large selection of new and used farm quads and Rhinos for our rural communities in the Hunter Valley, Singleton and Central Coast areas.
Our Parts and Accessories Department is manned by one of the most experienced

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