All things moto

Motorcycle Shops and Resources in & around San Francisco

Support local motorcycle businesses!

You can scratch your head looking at a web page full of gear or just go try it on and get professional assistance on the spot. We guarantee you will end up getting stuff that fits better and you will make better overall decisions. Plus you will feel great about contributing to our local economy.

Tokyo Moto Top notch service plus used bike and gear sales. Nine thumbs up from Monkey Moto School!

Moto Lucia “Motorcycle Care And Repair.” Owner Lucy Carrera, is a top notch mechanic and long-time member of the local motorcycle community. She has taken over the space on Shotwell St. vacated by the retired Dubbelju Motorcycle Rentals.  Female owned and operated!

SF Moto & Scooter Lots of great new and used motorcycles plus gear and parts. San Francisco’s official Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Zero & scooter dealership and service center.

Scuderia Motorcycles Great gear selection, fancy Italian bikes plus Vespas. Friendly, knowledgeable staff.

Moto Java Used bikes and repairs. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Right next to the Dainese Store.

Dainese Store San Francisco Big bright showroom filled with well-made, stylish Italian motorcycle gear. Look good being armored up on your rides! Right next to Moto Java.

SF Scooter Center  30+ years of reputable scooter sales and service in San Francisco.

Eagle Rider San Francisco You can rent a motorcycle before you buy.

Skin On Skins Everything leather! Leather repair, accessories and clothing. Belts, gorgeous bags, badass bracelets, wallets, card holders and more. Onder is THE man in SF when it comes to leatherwork. Old school craftsmanship at it’s finest.

Moto Tire Guy The name says it all. You need tires? Wade and Turk are your guys. They will mount and balance your new rubber, set psi to your pref and answer all of your questions. They know tires!  –R.I.P. our good pal and former owner, Robbie. Sorely missed.

Munroe Motors Ducatis and Triumphs. Vroom vroom!!  Good folks, excellent service and apparel.

Cycle Gear Parts and gear. Open 7 days a week and til 7pm most nights after the other guys close.

Dave’s Cycle Transport Motorcycle towing. Quick response times, always friendly, very affordable towing in SF and beyond.

Rich Oliver’s Mystery School Dirtbike flat track camps. You want to start riding off road or improve your sliding skills? You need to attend the Mystery School. You really can’t find better or more fun training than this and it is well worth the 3.5 hour trip from San Francisco out to Auberry, CA. Trust us.

Moto Guild  Learn to fix your own bike! Now on Treasure Island.

TicketBustTicketSnipers Get out of paying your ticket with a Trial By Declaration!

Dirtbike Camp Learn to ride dirt! Bikes and gear included. A ton of fun. Kids welcome.

Motorcycle Insurance Reviews Good resource for finding insurance.


DMV License Resources

In a nutshell you need to do two things to get your motorcycle endorsement in CA: First, pass a written test for your permit, and second, (within a year) pass your riding test at the DMV for your full M1 license. (If you are under 21 years old you are required to attend a state-affiliate Basic Rider Course but you can still take classes with Monkey Moto School!)

DMV Checklists
Motorcycle Handbook
Sample tests

Video of the actual California skills test at the DMV:


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