Cruise Into 5 Must-Visit Motorcycle Shops in the Hudson Valley
From family-owned specialty shops to the home of "American Chopper," the Hudson Valley is full of revved up places any motorhead will love.
A close up of two MOTO bikes, as well as a large selections of helmets.
Photo by Antony Katz of MOTO Coffee/Machine
The Hudson Valley is full of winding roads and stellar businesses for all sorts of moto enthusiasts. Whether you’re a diehard for Harley-Davidsons, Indians, or local OCC Choppers, you will find some of the top shops, stops, and routes for choppers, sport bikes, and everything in between.
A Kawasaki KZ700 / Photo by Anthony Katz
357 Warren St, Hudson
What It Offers: MOTO Coffee is a great place for gearheads and coffeeholics alike. The front end serves coffee and food, with a rotating door of seasonal and unique waffles like savory cheddar or decadent red velvet. Past the espresso bar, the back room is full of gear, apparel, and motorcycles. Get your ride serviced, pick up some new parts, or buy a jacket or t-shirt. MOTO is a truly unique experience.
Why You Should Visit: MOTO found an unfilled niche in the Valley and knocked it out of the park. Antony Katz, the owner, is friendly and knowledgeable, and the staff and service team are always around to talk shop, coffee, or whatever else interests you. A wide variety of cheap and tasty menu items by Chef Kate Darling is a welcome reprieve from what most other dealers offer.
The industrial atmosphere is perfect for both sides of the location, creating a streamlined experience with a whole range of services.
A Ducati Scrambler Outside of HVMC / Photo by Corey Alexander
179 North Highland Ave, Ossining
What It Offers: Hudson Valley Motorcycles is a veteran shop that’s been servicing for over 50 years. This local gem offers an expansive variety of brands, including Ducati, Kawasaki, and Suzuki.
It hosts many events, including the monthly Caffeine and Gasoline, a meetup where people can bring their favorite vehicles to drink coffee and get to know each other. At the Track Days events, riders head out to the New York Safety Track to blow off some steam.
Why You Should Visit: HVMC is a family-owned store that puts customers first, developing close relationships with as many of its patrons as possible. It was named Best Ducati Dealer of the Year in North America, a title that only a handful of shops around the world can claim.
The comprehensive events held by the shop help to create a sense of community, making HVMC a great place for anybody trying to break into the world of riding or simply create more connections.
799 Violet Ave, Hyde Park
What It Offers: Zack’s is an authorized Victory motorcycle dealer that services and sells used Harley-Davidsons as well. The shop offers a wide selection of parts and pre-owned bikes. Zack and Rita, co-owners of the place, offer years of experience and knowledge as well as experienced technicians.
Why You Should Visit: Zack’s specializes in American-made cycles, with technicians who are factory-trained to work on Harley-Davidson and Victory motorcycles. This helps them to serve a compact audience of riders and fill a specific need for the biker community in the Valley.
Additionally, the long-running ownership of the location is ideal for bikers who want to communicate with industry experts who have been involved in the same business for decades. Stop in for superior service, specialized work, and quality conversation.
OCC Exterior / Photo by Orange County Choppers
14 Crossroads Ct, Newburgh
What It Offers: Orange County Choppers is an adventure for any motorcycle lover. Larger in scale and scope than most places in the Hudson Valley, it’s a fun time for any biker to see the custom construction of one-of-a-kind motorcycles.
Perfect for a day trip, this location offers tours, food and drinks, and entertainment like live music and escape rooms. Head to OCC to see Paul Teutul Sr. and the gang make motorheads dreams come true.
Why You Should Visit: Orange County Choppers is the set location of the world-famous television series “American Chopper.” The biker-centric show focused around the crew, who designed and created custom motorcycles.
OCC has developed some of the coolest cycles in the world, and a visit to the shop is the only way to see the intense and intricate metalworking and design up close in person. It also has laser tag.
737 Freedom Plains Rd, Poughkeepsie
What It Offers: For over 30 years, Dutchess Recreational Vehicles has worked to bring quality service and vehicles to its Hudson Valley customers. Once a small specialty shop, this large multi-line dealer is a staple of the community. Offering motorcycles, ATVs, Sea-Dos and snowmobiles, DRV has a huge selection of vehicles for all types of riders. It offers a wide range of services as well, from tire repair to inspections, tune-ups, and more.
Why You Should Visit: DRV stands out thanks to its huge line of services and inventory. With over 13 brands available, it has all sorts of vehicles for land and sea, both on and off road. Stop in to work with technicians who have an average of 20 years of experience in the industry.