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Motorcycle Shops and Resources in San Francisco

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

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

Moto Java Used bikes and repairs. Friendly & helpful staff.

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

O’Hanlon Motorcycles High integrity, high quality motorcycle service. Always done right. Never any b.s.

Skin On Skins Everything leather! Motorcycle accessories and clothing, belts, bags, bracelets, costumes and repairs. Onder is THE man in SF when it comes to leatherwork. Tell him Monkey Moto sent you.

Moto Tire Guy The name says it all. You need tires? Wade is your man. He’ll answer all of your questions and even some you didn’t ask. He knows that much about tires!  –R.I.P. our friend Robbie.

Cycle Gear Parts and gear. Open 7 days a week.

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

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

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

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

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

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 practical test at the DMV: