Open a Motorcycle Gear Store

Opening a motorcycle gear store, whether online or offline, has both its advantages and disadvantages. However, you can be sure that this is a profitable industry with a ready market that would surely patronize your products.

Opening a motorcycle gear store is surely one of the dreams of a motorcycle enthusiast. Actually, regardless if you are a motorcycle enthusiast or not, this business could be good for you because there is a constant demand when it comes to different motorcycle gears and other accessories.

If you can open a motorcycle gear store in your area, you will have the chance to offer your products and cater to the need of a growing market.

Of course, you can open a motorcycle gear store in two different ways. First, you can open an actual store and second, you can instead have a website where you will sell motorcycle gears and accessories online. Now there are advantages and disadvantages for both options. For some entrepreneurs, they prefer having a physical store since they get the chance to mingle and know their clients personally. For them, that is an important factor that the online stores can never give. That way, they can establish a relationship of trust and be guaranteed about having return customers in the near future.

On the other hand, there are also others who favor having an online motorcycle gear store. First and foremost, they think this is a much better idea because expenses can be kept at a minimum, especially during the early months of the business. The immediate concern however, when you go the online route is that you should be familiar with the shipping prices and the fees that go along with it. For sure, you will have the advantage of reaching a wider market since even clients from far countries would be able to order from your selection. What’s important here for you is to maintain a reputable image especially in terms of delivery turnover time. After all, what most clients complain about are delayed deliveries of the items they ordered. In addition, some customers are also disappointed when websites charge them too expensively for the shipping fees.

What type of store you put up would largely depend upon you and your business partners, if any. Of course, such decisions should only be made after doing a careful research. Now when it comes to the actual products you will sell at your motorcycle gear store, you should stock it with a wide array of items that too so that customers will have good reasons to frequently come back. At the same time, you should also constantly update your selections and include new releases for motorcycle jackets, helmets, motorcycle boots, and many other similar products.

Research is also another important with regards to what you should sell in your store. Check out the latest trends and what products and brands are hot among motorcycle enthusiasts and you will instantly be able to make informed decisions about that. Get to know your buyers too and try to take notice about which items from your store are normally in demand. As you consider and gather the facts, you can be assured long term success for your motorcycle gear business.

44 Comments

  • kelvin tj harris said on June 13, 2010
    I would like information on this. I would like to open a store in Macon Ga
  • Freddie Arias said on August 9, 2010
    I would like more info. on opening a Motorcycle Gear Store in Miami, Florida, USA
  • BRADLEY AKINS said on September 19, 2010
    HI am in powell river B.C canada and want to open a harley store on marine ave my phone number is 604.413,1582 and have 30.000 harley lovers
  • Saf said on November 2, 2011
    I'm from London, I would like more help/info for online. Also would like info where i can get myself recognized. What should i be doing to get customers? I would like to supply but what are the steps? Please help
  • Mike said on February 14, 2012
    Planning on opening a motorcycle parts and accessories store in the Sacramento area in northern California. Need all the advice I can get, it is not easy to gather information such as what margins you can expect to get from manufacturers and distributors in order to anticipate what kind of income might be realized. Contacted the Motorcycle Industry Council for info but they said they're for manufacturers and distributors so any resources aimed at retailers would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  • samang, Dasom said on February 24, 2012
    Hi every one, My Name , Samang. I have small business in Cambodia. but right they are many people over the world they come to cambodia. so I would like to open motor store sale .but i don't have partner . I have plan and experience .but don't have budget. If someone interest we do together and export all motor over the world.
  • Telena Hice said on August 22, 2012
    My family would like more information on opening a accessory and parts. Store in Cleveland TN. Please email me.
  • William Douglas said on November 12, 2012
    I would like more info on starting a motorcycle gear store in Decatur or Huntsville Alabama
  • shadeeka said on February 6, 2013
    I would love to speak with someone about more information in opening a retail store in somerset county nj
  • Joshua Fogle said on April 8, 2013
    My wife and myself are considering opening a parts, accessories and maintenance shop in the Martinsburg, WV area and could use and information you could offer. Thanks!
  • brett said on April 11, 2013
    I operate a dirtbike photography website based south of Sydney Australia and would like to expand into selling motocross gear online, any information on where to start and how to get the best prices from suppliers would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  • Eme said on April 20, 2013
    Planning to open sport bike gear in malaysia. Dont have any clue what should i buy. Hope u can guide me. Need info. Thank u so much. Really appreciate it
  • Steven said on April 23, 2013
    I'm going to opening a motorcycle parts, apparel, and accessories store in Fort Lauderdale, FL. I'm going to be down the street from a motorcycle dealer, is this a good thing or a bad thing? One thing to keep in mind is that I'm going to carry brands that they don't have in store. Thank you!
  • Steven said on April 23, 2013
    I also would like to know what the markup is on gear, parts, and accessories. I really would appreciate it. Thanks!
  • Varun said on April 29, 2013
    Hi All, I am planning to open a motorcycle parts, apparel, and accessories store in India-New Delhi. Anyone wants to be in touch. I am in Singapore and a partner in India. Plz send e-mail - varunmailbox@gmail.com
  • shelby mayo said on July 19, 2013
    Can u send me more info on how to get started on opening the shop
  • Greg baker said on August 14, 2013
    I have been riding for 30 years, since 1994 I have been riding for Kawasaki motors Corp. doing demo ride events, motorcycles are a large part of my life and I want to have a place where I know I can continue being a part of the motorcycle industry. I don't have any experience in running a retail store, but I know what motorcycle people like. If you have any advice or info that might help me I could sure use it, thank you !
  • Todd said on September 13, 2013
    Southwest Washington. My wife and I are interested in opening up a full service motorcycle shop including service, merchandise, vintage clothing/accessories and sales.
  • JR said on October 6, 2013
    Me and my friend is thinking of opening a motorcycle gear shop, and we were wondering how much it would cost for the initial investment? Possibly, including an online shop. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
  • Hamed said on November 16, 2013
    Hi, my name is hamed and i am a motorbike apparel (outerwear) manufacturer if you have any questions let me know if i could help. we have an office in New jersey. with the production unit in Pakistan. 9084455763
  • scott said on January 7, 2014
    I was interested in starting either online or hard store in southern nh
  • Nieto said on March 24, 2014
    I would like to receive more information on this. I would like to start it up in Greenville S.C, 29617. I want to mainly operate online but also have some to sell out of my home. Please help me with the information I need. Thank you.
  • Sean Paul said on April 22, 2014
    Looking for more info on starting a biker apparal shop in brockport, NY.
  • Lee Perry said on May 7, 2014
    Please send me info on opening gear store
  • Larry said on July 1, 2014
    I would like more info please
  • Brian said on November 13, 2014
    I am interested in opening a gear/apparel store in Chatham Ontario Canada. Can you send me some info please.
  • Michelle said on November 20, 2014
    we are the wholesales of motorcycle accessories from China. We have all kind of motorcycle parts. Our product are high-quality, low-price. If you want to start a motorcycle accessories shop, May be i could help. If you want to ask some question you can contact me-xsmith1001@gmail.com
  • Pooja Hemdev said on December 19, 2014
    Hi, can you please provide as much help as you can on starting a motorcycling store? such as financial considerations etc.
  • Brent Boswell said on January 1, 2015
    I would like more information on opening my own store or online store up . Thanks
  • Collette Bakko said on March 12, 2015
    I would like to open a motorcycle gear store in Sandy Utah
  • Kerrie Southgate said on March 23, 2015
    I would like information on opening a motorcycle gear store in Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand
  • James Freeman said on March 29, 2015
    Broken Arrow, OK USA. Please send info.
  • loretta said on April 29, 2015
    somerset ky usa i would like more info on the cost and places to start an online and in store any info will be appreciated can you do an online with out any start up cost or low start up cost
  • kasey doss said on July 20, 2015
    el dorado ar 71730. i am opening a biker accessory and apparel shop in the above city and state or near to or by but i have none of the procedural information in which would provide me the legal steps in forming the perfect business plan in order to obtain the monetary ability to succeed.
  • Justin said on July 25, 2015
    I'm considering opening a gear and accessory store near Thornton, CO because there isn't one for about 15 miles unless its a dealership. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
  • Paul said on August 1, 2015
    Considering a motorcycle accessory store in Kearney, NE and would like more info
  • Kelly said on August 13, 2015
    Has anybody ever respond to any of your comments?
  • Adil said on October 10, 2015
    Hi we are manufacturer and distributor of motorbike apparels.we have office in perth Australia.if anyone want to start business and looking for supplier we can help you out thanks.contact +(61)423911630
  • Dwayne said on January 4, 2016
    Spartanburg south Carolina. Looking for more information on how to open a motorcycle apparel store.
  • Marc said on January 11, 2016
    Hello I'm looking into starting up a unique motorcycle accessories & parts store in NSW Australia. I need some advice on how you go about sourcing to buy quality products for your shop from top quality manufacturing company. Do you just contact the manufacturer or is there someone I can contact with my requirements who will source it for me. And who do I go to for shop fit out & logo design. Thanks for any help it's much appreciated.
  • Bob said on January 23, 2016
    Dwayne, if you are looking for inventory, I am closing my store due to health reasons. If you are interested in purchasing my entire store inventory and fixtures email me,
  • Dwayne said on May 24, 2016
    I don't have your email bob. Mine is deealado1969@yahoo.com
  • Patrick Walker said on September 24, 2018
    Looking to start a retail and accessories for all types of motorcycle owners to choose what they would like to buy. I'm needing information.
  • Graham Coleman said on April 18, 2019
    Hi all, Me and my wife would like to open a online Motorcycle shop and would like to know how to get started and what the markup is on gear, parts, and accessories. I really would appreciate any information you can offer. Thanks

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