Fed up of sitting in Sydney traffic? Then a motorbike can help you weave your way through the traffic jams and onto your destination. Fortunately, Sydney is home to some great motorcycle dealers that offer everything from entry-level low-powered motorcycles, all the way through to some of the best custom motorbikes you can get your hands on.
But just as you wouldn’t go to just any car dealership, you wouldn’t want to walk into any motorbike shop. This is exactly why we’ve curated a list of the very best shops for all things two-wheeled in and around Sydney city. Not only have we included the best shops to buy yourself a new two-wheeler, but also the shops you need to know to buy parts and accessories.
Unit 13/25 Gibbes Street, Chatswood, 2067
If you already own a motorbike and are in need of some suave new gear, Rider Collective stocks one of the coolest ranges or motorcycle clothing around. With the urban rider being very much an inspiration, expect to find tough, rugged jackets that are just as much a stylish everyday piece as they are protective, along with some of the sweetest-looking motorbike helmets from brands such as Biltwell and Bell.
There aren’t any motorbikes on sale here, unfortunately, but if you’re all about looking good on a bike you already own, there’s nowhere better to shop.
The Hell Team
11/78 Reserve Road, Artarmon, 2064
If you like to get muddy and experience an adrenaline rush when on two-wheels, chances are trials biking is your thing. Fortunately, The Hell Team specialise in such a discipline, stocking motorbikes, parts and accessories from the world’s finest manufacturers.
Riders of all experience levels are catered for, and for all ages, with staff standing by to assist you with any query you may have. An on-site workshop will look after all your motorcycle servicing needs, and it’s always worth checking in for a constantly rotating range of pre-owned motorbikes too.
The Hell Team Trials Store isn’t a retail front, however, so they recommend phoning ahead to arrange an appointment to speak to the expert staff.
Lloyd Penn Motorcycles
34 Punch Street, Artarmon, 2064
Own a Japanese-brand motorbike? Lloyd Penn is the only service centre in Sydney worth knowing about. Founded by owner Lloyd Penn in 1990, initially working on all makes of motorbike, hovercraft and jetski, the shop now specialises in Honda, Kawasaki, Yamaha and Suzuki motorbikes.
The team may be small at just four-strong, but all are experienced and knowledgable, so no job is too big. Extra services include pink slip registrations and work for insurance claims, and they even stock a good range of spare parts and tyres.
Sol Invictus Motorcycle Co.
92 McEvoy St, Alexandria 2015
If you’re in the market for a new motorbike, then forget the international brands. Instead, support local and check out Sol Invictus. The Australian-owned brand has been building motorbikes since 2013, with all of them being hand-finished at the shop in Camperdown, Sydney. All motorbikes across all ranges – which includes café racer and scrambler – are LAMS (Learner) approved, and can even be customised to your heart’s content to make your motorbike truly unique to you.
Deus ex Machina Motorcycles
102-104 Parramatta Road, Camperdown, 2050
No, it’s not just a motorbike-themed clothing brand, but Deus ex Machina is self-proclaimed culture…with roots in motorcycles. The company burst onto the scene in Australia in 2006, initially with a range of customised motorbikes, and has gone on to become a brand with a cult following and motorbike stores all around the world. The motorbike shop in Camperdown is worth a visit, even if you’re not totally sold on the idea of a new two-wheeled toy.
Not only does it stock a range of ultra-cool motorbikes, but you can find an extensive range of Deus ex Machina clothing – along with other brands including Belstaff, Jack Purcell and Uppercut – and an in-store cafe slinging everything from Poke bowls to pies.
Gasoline Motor Co.
1047 Bourke Street, Waterloo, 2017
Custom motorbikes are the order of the day at Gasoline Motor Co, nestled in Waterloo. The team has been building custom-made motorbikes for motorheads for over 10 years and so are more than capable of building you the bike you really want, rather than something you need to compromise on. If you’re not quite sure what it is you’re after, then you can browse Gasoline’s extensive range of pre-owned or brand new motorbikes kept in the shop, that are ready and waiting to be driven off into the sunset.
Motorcycle Empire Sydney
8 Crystal Street, Petersham, 2049
Motorcycle Empire by name, motorcycle empire by nature. This motorbike store, located in Petersham, is a one-stop-shop for motorbike and scooter sales and repairs. The staff are knowledgeable both when it comes to recommending the perfect bike for your needs, as well as knowing how to fix any issues that arise, along with routine servicing. Most major brands are stocked, but the team says if they don’t have it in stock, then there’s a very good chance they can source it for you.
Customer service is second-to-none and prices are some of the most competitive in the area, so if you have a love for all things two-wheeled but haven’t yet visited, we highly recommend you do so soon.
7 Mitchell Street, Marrickville, 2204
Mutt Motorcycles is a UK-based custom motorbike marque that has now set up a motorbike shop in Sydney. The founders of the company have a long history of building bespoke custom vintage motorbikes, but the idea for Mutt, was to create a range of small CC motorbikes to be accessible to a wider audience but to also look vintage in their aesthetic.
The current range of motorcycles for sale is seven-strong (with some models coming in a variety of finishes), all of which are manufactured in Birmingham, UK, before being hand-finished in Sydney. All are competitively priced, too, with not a single bike costing more than $8,000 before OTR costs. Mutt could well be the most affordable entry-point into the world of classical-looking motorbikes around.
Sydney City Motorcycles
1a Epping Road, Lane Cove, 2066; 78 Captain Cook Drive, Caringbah, 2229; 14 Blaxland Road, Campbelltown, 2560
Sydney City Motorcycles was founded in 1992 with a small motorbike shop in Redfern, but in the nearly 30 years since, has grown to now have three showrooms around the city, all of which offer first-class service. Sydney City Motorcycles deals predominantly with Japanese brands (it started as a sole dealer of Kawasaki) and the Campbelltown motorbike store has an on-site fully-fledged workshop for taking care of all your servicing needs.
The company’s store in Lane Cove is where you’ll want to go for all Honda-related queries and purchases, while the showroom in Caringbah has a solid range of Yamaha, Kawasaki and Suzuki bikes all for your browsing pleasure.
South Coast Customs
Unit 1/82-84 Captain Cook Drive, Caringbah, 2229
A short walk from Sydney City Motorcycles in Caringbah will bring you to South Coast Customs, a motorcycle shop dedicated to all things Harley Davidson. Not only can the team take care of all servicing requirements, pink slips and tyres, but as their name suggests, can suggest ways of customising your Harley to make it a unique road burner.
With 25 years of experience in customising Harley Davidson bikes, South Coast Customs will certainly have some inventive ways of changing the look and feel of your prized possession, and any consultation you have is completely free of charge.
Factory H/61 Waratah Street, Kirrawee, 2232
Paul’s Motorcycles, located in the heart of the Sutherland Shire is the shop to go for used motorbikes and friendly service. Owner Paul is a complete motorbike fanatic and only wants to see people ride out on motorbikes that are well-suited for their needs. The used motorcycles in stock are given a thorough going-over before being made available to buy, so you can rest assured you won’t be buying a complete dud.
Paul’s is also a fully-qualified repair centre that caters for most major motorbike brands. Moreover, if you have a bike you’re looking to sell, Paul’s will happily take it off your hands.
Motorbike Shops Sydney FAQ
Where can I park a motorcycle in Sydney?
You can park your motorcycle in any designated parking area throughout Sydney, including on-road parking and paid-for car parks. Motorbikes usually get a discounted rate over cars, too.
How dangerous is riding a motorcycle?
Because you're completely exposed, riding a motorcycle is more dangerous than driving a car. To improve your overall protection, you'll want to invest in a high-quality motorcycle helmet and protective clothing in case of a crash or if you fall off.