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Bethel motorcycle shop its own destination

Dirk Perrefort, Updated 9:34 pm, Friday, June 20, 2014
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Jim Hamlin, 52, of Stormville, N.Y., owner of Hamlin Cycles, 44 Grassy Plain Rd. in Bethel, Conn., is photographed in his shop Friday, June 20, 2014. Photo: Carol Kaliff


In less than two months, Hamlin Cycles on Grassy Plain Street is already becoming a destination for members of the motorcycle community. That’s because owner Jim Hamlin has been in the business selling and outfitting motorcycles for more than two decades. During that time, Hamlin, who specializes in several motorcycle brands including Triumph and Moto Guzzi, developed a growing customer base that will drive from Buffalo and beyond for his services

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Featured in Republican American

Bethel shop bucks recent trends

By Bud Wilkinson Republican-American, Monday, May 12, 2014 11:05 AM EDT

Hamlin Cycles featured in Republican American

One new motorcycle dealership in Connecticut does not make a trend, but after several years of witnessing dealers vanish, it’s certainly pleasing to be able to write about the opening of Hamlin Cycles.

Jim Hamlin’s store at 44 Grassy Plain St. (Route 53) in Bethel began welcoming riders last Saturday and expects to begin selling Triumph motorcycles within a month, once a franchise application gets approved.

Hamlin Cycles’ debut ends a string of closures within the past five years that includes Willow’s Motorsports in Cheshire, Canton Cycles in Winsted, Midtown Kawasaki in Rocky Hill, Fritz’s Bridgeport Harley-Davidson in Stratford and Branchville Motors in Ridgefield.

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