One of the brands in the W&W Cycles brand portfolio. Conceived in the spirit of Robert Owens Bates, who all but invented the motorcycle aftermarket. Being a service provider, he started Bates Motor Scooter Service in 1939, he caught on to the concept that customization of bikes with selected custom parts can be a healthy business idea. Up to this very day vintage Bates parts are prized possessions. Because they still have that twist that makes accessories truly remarkable. Being soundly made, many of them have survived the times. That‘s why we‘ll be calling quality "stuff for ever" like that from now on: Bates.