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 in 1939 he caught on to the concept that the customization of motorcycles with selected 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.