Nothing feels quite like a vintage motorcycle. The beautiful two-wheeled machine weighs only a few hundred pounds and is the easiest and purest methods of going from one point to another. It is also our livelihood. We completely agree that when riding a motorcycle:
"You’re completely in contact with it all. You’re in the scene, not just watching it anymore, and the sense of presence is overwhelming.”
- Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig
And the feelings are magnified when riding a vintage bike.
Without the digital throttles, traction controls and countless gizmos to bother you, the bike riding experience is enhanced manifold.
You can feel the screaming motor between your legs and there is nothing to hinder you from enjoying the bike ride completely.
Consequently, that’s why we love rebuilding vintage bikes, because there simply aren’t enough cruising around! Here are a few more reasons we enjoy providing vintage motorcycle repairs, restoration and rebuilding services:
1. Let's Face It, Vintage Bikes Are Cool!
Restoring a vintage motorcycle is like saving a piece of history. People walk up to vintage motorcycles to find out more. They strike up conversations and aren’t afraid of expressing their appreciation for a restoration job done well.
Whether you are looking for the Peter Fonda ‘Easy Rider’ effect, or would rather have the Tom Cruise in Top Gun impact, ain’t nothing better than a vintage motorcycle to have you feeling that cool!
2. Motorcycles Restorations Are a Major Source of Pride
Seeing a motorcycle leave our workshop is often times a pretty huge part of the compensation. After all, it probably arrived on the back of a truck and it’s leaving on its own two wheels, restored to former glory, looking and driving like it’s brand new. The exuberant sound of a crisp throttle, revved to perfection, is great every time we hear it! That sound pleases us as much as it pleases the motorcycle’s owner.
3. There's So Much Potential To Build On
Most people ignore the vintage bikes in their garage thinking they won’t get much out of it. However, with a vintage motorcycle restoration job done right, it is in fact possible to make that vintage bike do what it was meant to do. Once we are through with it, you will able to take an actual tour on that vintage steel Sport Tourer.
If you want to ride that vintage bike, the way it has been done for hundreds of years, bring it to us. Our restoration specialists will guide you on the best course of action to get it feeling and riding like it’s brand new again. You can call us at (908) 996-5337 to get started with motorcycle restoration services!