When Shenandoah Honda closed their doors in September 2013 it was a sad day. I had been a customer of theirs since I bought a new Honda CBR F4i back in 2003.
For the next 18 months, I visited numerous other motorcycle dealerships trying to find a new shop to call “home” but none of them felt right. I eventually got to the point where I started ordering my parts and accessories online from places like Revzilla, Motorcycle Superstore and Partzilla.
In January I started to hear rumors that a “new” Shenandoah Honda may be opening. This spring the clouds parted, the sun shined down and the doors opened at Ride on Moto.
Ride on Moto is the newest motorcycle dealership in Winchester, Virginia. Located at 4110 Valley Pike, it’s the only authorized KTM dealer in the area.
John Ross, former owner of Shenandoah Honda, is the president of Ride on Moto. During my first visit he took me on a tour of the entire building. It’s a super-nice facility. I could tell John was excited to finally get the place open…and so was I!
While it was great to see John, it was just as great to see Lance “The Parts Man” Collins back behind the counter of a motorcycle dealership (where he belongs). Lance has been working behind a parts counter for the last 13 years and in my opinion there is no one in the business better than him. The entire staff at Ride on Moto is friendly and knowledgeable.
While they specialize in repair of KTM and Honda, they offer full service on all makes and models of motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs, mopeds and scooters. They also offer complete suspension service, high performance engine modifications, and custom fabrication. You can also get your next set of tires or a few gallons of race fuel from Ride on Moto.
The showroom floor may not be huge, it is very nice and well-stocked.
The stock has changed quite a bit since the picture was taken.
Lance and I pranked my girlfriend into thinking I bought a new RC390 so if you saw the post on their Facebook Page just know that I didn’t actually buy the bike…yet. I’m actually a big fan of the 390 and think (with some heavier springs for my weight) would make one helluva fun machine for back roads and state routes.
Ride on Moto is well-stocked with apparel, accessories, helmets, fluids and much, much more. Check out some more of the photos below and then be sure to check out the place for yourself.