Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Best Motorcycle Product Vendors 2008

Hall of Fame

These are vendors from whom I've purchased at least a few items (
many items in some cases) over a period of at least a couple of years, and who consistently offer top-notch products, customer service, technical knowledge and easy transactions. They set the standard to which other vendors should aspire. I recommend them without hesitation.

RiderWearHouse: Aerostich products & many other useful and unique items; the primary supplier to the serious sport-tourer, commuter or adventure-rider; publisher of the legendary catalog. (Years on list: 3)

NewEnough: Gear, clothing, & hard parts; offers closeouts and many other items at heavy discounts. (Years on list: 3)

Cycle Gadgets: Tons of cool gadgets & accessories -- farkletastic! (Years on list: 3)

Ron Ayres Motorsports: Big 4 OEM parts; online microfiche; discount prices; amazingly quick shipment. (Years on list: 3)

Southwest Moto Tires: Online-only vendor of all major tire brands; offers technical advice, great prices and very fast shipment (free shipping with 2 or more tires); I once got an email reply from Blaine at SWM to a technical question on New Year's Day! (Years on list: 3)

The following vendors were previously on my Hall of Fame list, but have been dropped solely because I haven't purchased anything from them for quite some time:

RideSafer Products: Products to keep motorcyclists safer and more comfortable. (Years on list: 2)

MotoJockey: A local Delaware vendor who sells online and via phone in addition to store sales. (Years on list: 2)

Honorable Mention

The following are vendors from whom I purchased items in 2007 and that show promise for future inclusion in the Hall of Fame once a sufficient number of transactions have accumulated:

EdgeGPS: An small, internet-only Garmin-authorized GPS vendor with an excellent reputation among motorcyclists in the online forums I frequent. EdgeGPS aren't riders, but the love motorcyclists' business and are extremely responsive and helpful to inquiries.

Tire Express: My usual tire vendor, SWM, was racing down in Baja when I happened to have a puncture and needed a tire ASAP, so I tried Tire Express. Excellent buying experience: easy website, great prices and quick shipment.

Motostrano: Seller of gear and accessories. My online purchase was smooth as silk and the item arrived very quickly.

3 Comments:

Anonymous CresceNet said...

Gostei muito desse post e seu blog é muito interessante, vou passar por aqui sempre =) Depois dá uma passada lá no meu site, que é sobre o CresceNet, espero que goste. O endereço dele é http://www.provedorcrescenet.com . Um abraço.

January 4, 2008 at 10:53:00 AM EST  
Anonymous motostrano said...

Thanks for the review!

Joe, motostrano.com

January 11, 2008 at 2:44:00 PM EST  
Blogger Doug Just Doug said...

Joe: Keep up the good work, and thanks for the boots!

January 11, 2008 at 3:28:00 PM EST  

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