Russ who worked for both his grandfather and father, firstly in the workshops becoming a highly qualified and globally respected technician and M.O.T tester. Later management skills were needed, as shop sales became the priority but, on many occasions, Russell can still be found in the workshop getting his hands dirty and keeping up on the latest technology.
Continuing to educate his staff by passing on his knowledge. After taking the helm of the business at the age of 23 he soon found that quality and the personal approach was something he enjoyed. His decision to get involved with the Benelli and MV Agusta brands was a bold move at the time but sticking with them has proven to be successfulfor Bennett’s while other dealers continue to come and go Russ and the team keep pressing on doing what they do best. He has provided Technical Assistance and training for the UK MV Agusta dealer network and continues to work closely on technical improvements for the brand. Russ has a great experience in riding bikes from an early age, not only the Superbikes he used to race but all different machines from moped to grand tourer.Now he keeps fit doing MotoXwith some of the team. His goal is to try and ride every bike that leaves the shop, so it is up to his high standards before it arrives with the customer.
- He enjoys family life, Moto GP, Cycling and Skiing which he is also a fully qualified instructor and race coach.
- Current bike - Honda CRF250 (and a shop full to try every day!)
- Best bike – MV F3800 a true fun all round sports bike
- Worst bike – Lexmoto (made from imitation Lego)