Where to Shop for Motorcycle Gear in NYCDecember 28, 2017 - by Merrill Lee Girardeau
Even in New York City, motorcycle enthusiasts can find quality gear, a tune-up, and a slick new bike if they go to the right places. At two of the following shops, you can even enjoy a cup of coffee while you consult with an expert about your new ride! And if there’s a biker on your gift list, you’ll find all the swag they could ever want.
Where to Buy Motorcycle Gear in NYC: Harley-Davidson of NYC
You already know Harley-Davidson is the first name in motorcycles. The company has built a brand known for hard-core quality, from their bikes to leather jackets to boots to derby covers with skulls on them. With shops in Midtown East and Queens, their new boutique in SoHo is three stories, complete with a motorcycle showroom; biking accessories and tools; clothing for men, women, and children; and a coffee shop selling Balthazar pastries. The staff will gladly educate you on the bikes of your choice, which you can test-drive down Canal if you play your cards right! 374-378 Broadway, 212-233-4369, harley-davidson.com/store
Where to Buy Motorcycle Gear in NYC: Jane Motorcycles
Williamsburg, Brooklyn has also produced a compelling coffee/bike shop in Jane Motorcycles. Selling top-of-the-line motorcycles and a variety of hip, biking-related merch, the space is devoted to bringing serious bikers and curious coffee drinkers together. Ask an employee to help you trick out your ride or consult on a repair. With the coffee and the bike, you’ll be living high-octane for the rest of the day. 396 Wythe Ave, 347-844-9075, janemotorcycles.com
Where to Buy Motorcycle Gear in NYC: Ducati New York
This Soho shop could sell you the bike of your dreams. Ducati, another fine motorcycle manufacturer, has established this showroom so you can find exactly what fits your needs. Their helpful repair shop also gives tune-ups if you run into a problem on your bike. Helmets, jackets, footwear, and other gear are also on sale so you can suit up and ride in style. 155 Ave. of the Americas, 212-989-1414, ducatinyc.com