Vrooom! Motorcycles a growing trend in the Tri-States
Thu, 19 Jun 2014 18:19:32 GMT —
There's a British invasion happening in Quincy.
A new motorcycle called the Triumph is hitting the streets.
But behind the flash of a new ride, staff at Traeder's TNT Motorsports say education is the most important part of buying a motorcycle.
For Sales Manager Lucas Homan, riding on a motorcycle is therapeutic.
"It's just pure contentment," said Homan. "And it is, it really is my therapy, just to get out and get the wind in my hair and go for a ride."
Part of his job is to help educate people when they're buying a motorcycle.
It can range from going over all of the parts, the clothing they should wear, and even offering to help them learn to ride it.
"Any new rider coming into the motorcycling world, we like to make them feel at ease, and as comfortable as possible, get them fixed up with the right safety gear, get them to a point where they feel comfortable on the motorcycle, so they can go out and enjoy it and continue to ride," Homan said.
Homan has seen an increase in new riders and women who want to buy a motorcycle.
"The women riders, I think it's something that they're just breaking down stereotypes, that they can do it," said Homan. "And we are seeing a lot of new riders and women riders coming in and buying their first motorcycles."
Homan hopes introducing new bikes like the Triumph will help to create an interest in a different kind of transportation.
"It becomes part of you, and it's something that if you haven't taken a ride for a while, you really start missing it."
The Triumph Motorcycle was first produced in 1902, and was helped to be made popular in the 50s and 60s by people like Steve McQueen and Marlon Brando.
Traeder's TNT Motorsports will be hosting an event on Saturday, June 21, from 10am to 4pm.
Guests can test drive the Triumph, and learn more about the ride.
The store is located at 930 Maine Street in Quincy.