There aren’t many retail stores selling decent motorcycle gear in New York City. I guess it’s all online these days. That said, there are a few gems around NYC that are worth checking out if you’re looking for that new helmet, jacket, bike cover, or pair of gloves. Here are my recommendations:
Union Garage NYC
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
My favorite spot for motorcycle gear in NYC is Union Garage. It’s a small store and doesn’t carry a huge range of products, but the selection it does carry is top-notch, including Bell helmets, great leather jackets, goggles, gloves, and other accessories. The best part is the staff – Chris and the other guys will do whatever they can to help.
East Village, Manhattan
If you’re looking for something in downtown Manhattan, Klutch is probably your best bet. Like Union Garage, Klutch is small, but it carries some decent gear. It’s home to a good range of motorcycle helmets, and plenty of leather, textile, and vegan wear, including brands like RS-Taichi and Alpinestars. The staff are also friendly and go out of their way to help and to offer advice. Great neighborhood store.
Cycle Therapy NYC
East Harlem, Manhattan
The website is terrible and I’ve heard people complain about the service, but Cycle Therapy stocks a wide range of helmets, boots, bags, gloves, and other accessories and apparel. Worth considering if you’re looking for a wider selection than Union Garage and Klutch offer, or if the Harlem location is more convenient.