About Us

DARL Services are based in Innerleithen, and we’re handily placed to provide motorcycle MOT Testing, Servicing & Repairs for the Scottish Borders, Edinburgh, Midlothian, South Lanarkshire and East Lothian, but we have many customers from much further afield as well.

We’re the place to go for modern motorcycle MOT testing.

We can Service and Repair all makes of classic and modern motorbikes, including Aprilia, BMW, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki, Yamaha and Triumph.

What’s more we’re specialists in Ducati, Moto Guzzi and Laverda too.

Our Facilities

We have very modern test facilities including a Rolling Road for accurate brake testing (including those bikes fitted with ABS) and a ‘Laser Headlight Beam Tester’ (one of the first in Scotland) which allows us to check even modern bikes fitted with LED headlights.

Our Service facilities enable us, if required, to rectify any MOT failures quickly and hassle-free – on site.

Duncan Lawrie

Duncan, the owner of DARL Services, is an experienced MOT tester and motorcycle mechanic and is able to work on any type of machinery, classic or modern.

He has specialist knowledge of Moto Guzzi, Ducati and Laverda and also owns a number of classic bikes himself – and several not-so-classic ones too, such as the Ducati Panigale superbike.

Duncan is always happy to pass on advice and his experience.


  • Ducati
  • Moto Guzzi
  • Triumph
  • Laverda
  • Suzuki
  • Yamaha
  • Honda
  • BMW
  • Kawasaki
  • and more…

Our workload


Useful Links

International Laverda Owners Club

The ILOC was founded in the UK in 1974, and current membership now exceeds 650. We welcome everyone – riders, restorers, dealers, enthusiasts or collectors, all you need is an interest in Laverda motorcycles.

The MV Agusta Club of Great Britain

Exists for enthusiasts of the Marque. In addition the club provides technical advice and resources for owners of modern MVs, as well as maintaining support for the small capacity 50’s, 60’s machines and 70’s Sports and Americas models.

The Moto Guzzi Club GB

Welcomes owners and enthusiasts of the Italian Moto Guzzi marque, and their family members. Established 1976 by a small band of just 40 enthusiasts. Now the Club covers the whole of the UK and Ireland, and has almost 3,000 members.

UK GSer Club

UK based motorcycling community, created by BMW GS enthusiasts for the benefit of likeminded individuals to enjoy BMW GS motorcycles. If you are new to the world of GS then, this is your ‘one stop shop’ for a wealth of information – help & advice on all aspects of GS ownership.

Isle of Man TT

The World’s greatest road race.

North West 200

Historic Motorcycle Road Race and Ireland’s largest outdoor sporting event, attracting crowds in excess of 100,000 as well as the biggest names in the sport. Taking place annually in May, the International North West 200 circuit runs between the towns of Portrush, Portstewart and Coleraine – an area of outstanding natural beauty and home to the world famous Giant’s Causeway.