It all started with Renard GT
in 1938 Entrepreneur John Laan founded a motorized bicycle factory in the capital city of Estonia, Tallinn, and called it Renard Cycles. The first Renards were pipe-frame motorized bicycles, equipped with a 98cc Sachs engine. Unfortunately, during the Second World War, the factory got destroyed and only memories remained.
In 2008, we started a new company that envisioned reviving the Renard factory, restoring the national motorcycle industry, and starting producing high-quality hand-built motorcycles. Our first attempt was very ambitious – a carbon monocoque-based power cruiser with an Italian heart: a longitudinally mounted Big Bore V2 engine. We called this marriage The Renard Grand Tourer.
During the next years we participated in many shows and exhibitions. On the technical side we passed full type approval process and made our baby street legal with Euro3 homologation tag. A limited series of Renard GT bikes were made during the period of 2012-2016.
The DNA of the Renard Grand Tourer was engineering intelligence – an ultra-light composite unibody, longitudinally mounted V2 engine and components that represent the cutting edge of the motorcycle industry.
We do what we love
Since 2014 we’ve been producing tailor-made motorcycles in our workshop in Tallinn. Although usually working with BMWs, we have also made many different styles and marks of over the years including Harleys, Hondas, Guzzis and so on. Bike Exif has defined us as the workshop whose quality is always world class.
Our Renard building isn’t just the garage, also housing our clothing shop and a BBQ restaurant. It’s almost like a little all-in-one family with a specific lifestyle. Renard has been slowly developing into a little club of people around us who love motorcycles and share all the same interests, style and philosophy.
The owner of Renard is Andres Uibomäe who’s in the garage everyday building and designing the bikes. Garage boss is Jaan Süld, the incredible builder mechanic extraordinaire. Clothing and media side is held by William Sarevet and our big brains behind the scene is Raul Rässa. Andres has a masters degree in industrial design and was the head of a commercial design company for a long time but finally the bike building-bug got the best of him.
Get in touch with us
If you want to know more about us, then know that you’re always welcome here at Renard Speed Shop!
Feel free to contact us and maybe we can even build your dream ride.