Standard Motorcycle Co

KEEPING THE DIY SPIRIT ALIVE

 
 

What we are currently experiencing in motorcycling has not occurred since the late sixties and early seventies. For the first time since then, an entirely new generation of motorcyclists is coming into the fold.

In a world that is digitally driven, craft and skill have all but disappeared. The Standard Motorcycle Co-op recognizes this and is situated to be a springboard for the next generation of motorcycle builders and contributors to moto culture. By creating both a physical & digital platform where like-minded enthusiasts can congregate, share ideas, and help one another, we believe we can help perpetuate the growth of motorcycling as a whole, while keeping it fun, engaging, and educational.

EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS

 

If you live in Central Florida and want to learn more about maintaining or customizing your motorcycle, there really isn't a better way than signing up for our Educational Workshops.

Between our staff and other industry experts, we can teach you everything from how to properly safety check your bike, to change your oil to build a custom wiring harness or fuel tank. And everything else in between!

We promote an inclusive collaborative atmosphere where anyone can learn more about their passion.

 
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CHASE BLACK, MEMBER #11

BRANDON JUDD, MEMBER #23

 
 

INDUSTRY FEEDBACK

"The idea of creating a motorcycle co-op isn’t new but it’s still very novel, and Jason and Leticia’s Standard Motorcycle Co. is the most unique approach to the motorcycle co-op I’ve seen yet. They’ve come at their Orlando workspace from every direction, trying to figure out each and every nook and cranny can be used. I mean, you can walk out of the garage, hands covered in grease, and grab a freshly brewed coffee on your way to a computer to send a few emails before finishing up your bike? This is that “dream space” all of us would want to live in, and Jason and Leticia are inviting us to do just that with Standard. It’ll be great for the motorcycle scene in Orlando, especially since the couple’s industry ties will no doubt draw the attention of some of the best custom builders in the world." 

CHRIS NELSON, EDITOR IRON & AIR MAGAZINE

"I think the Standard Moto Co-op is going to provide a very positive influence on the motorcycle scene. By creating a platform for all types of riders to be able to learn more about their bikes from maintenance to customization is, I believe, a key to keeping the industry alive. Jason, Leticia and their entire team are very passionate people who really believe in providing a quality experience and I'm confident they'll deliver."

D. CHANG, @CAFERACERSOFINSTAGRAM

"Community, people - that's what makes something stick when gathered around something cared about. We're all connected through motorcycling and to have a place to congregate, learn, and expand our experiences with others around this thing we all care for is just a perfect idea."

BRETT HOULE, FOUNDER | PUBLISHER IRON & AIR MAGAZINE

"I think the Standard Motorcycle Co-op has a unique opportunity to address the needs of a demographic that can best be stated as the Young Achievers. It is a group that seeks the gratification of a real experience and the rewards of a community bound together by the heart beat of an internal combustion partner. SMC offers a comfortable non pretentious meeting place, It offers support for your motorcycle at a readily available expert level and last but certainly not least a community of like minded family that loves to ride."

BOB KAY, AIMEXPO V-TWIN DIRECTOR

 
 

THE SECOND STANDARD SIDESHOW BAZAAR & ECLECTIC SWAPMEET


This past Saturday, December 10th Standard Motorcycle Co. held our second Bazaar & Sideshow event complete with motorcycle rides, live music, food trucks, tattoo artists, fine art, parts, and booth vendors.

We had an awesome turnout (over 500 people showed up!) Several people left with raffle prizes like two custom Bell Powersports helmets, a Sedici riding jacket and a pair of gloves from our awesome partners over Cycle Gear.

Missed it?

Here’s why you won’t miss the next one: to kick things off we had a cornucopia of libation provided by Pabst Blue Ribbon. As you know, live music always pairs well with beer, and we were graced by having Eugene Snowden as our headlining performance for the night with other local talent setting the atmosphere.

If that’s not cool enough by itself, we had dualing Ural Motorcycles sidecar rides running all day and tattoo artists from Lowbrow Art Productions giving ink ON THE SPOT! We also had a swap meet on site with almost any part one could ever need from BMW, Triumph, and Honda, to Harley.

Beer and motorcycles not enough for you? We had craft brewed coffee from Mercantile Coffee, along with some custom Land Rover Defenders from Geared Restoration Company and outdoor adventure products from Overland Empire. All in all, we think we had just about everything covered!

We’d like to give a huge shout out and thank you to our partners for the event, Cycle Gear, Dime City Cycles, Geared Restoration, Mercantile Coffee, Pabst Blue Ribbon beer, and Overland Empire. As well as all the bands who payed throughout the day and night, The GetbyeThe Filthy Deniro'sVicious Dreams and of course, Eugene Snowden.

Keep an eye out for the next Standard Sideshow coming up in March!

Interested in getting involved? Email thecrew@standardmotorcycleco.com and tell us what you’re thinking!

 

OUR FIRST INTRODUCTION TO METAL SHAPING CLASS


Our first Introduction to Metal Shaping Class went off without a hitch! Marlow Buelvas of Rusted Jalopy literally hammered out everyone's questions giving them a straight base to build their metal shaping foundation on. We had 6 members take the class all of which who are now ready to move on to the first in a series of seven additional workshops.

The next Introduction class is Saturday, September 3rd. For those interested, you can register (sorry no day-of registrations) by clicking here.

A huge thanks goes out to Pro-Tools for helping us out with this. Without their support we wouldn't be able to hold the workshops. You guys are awesome!


The first Standard bazaar vintage and eclectic swap meet


Despite the fact that things didn't get as weird as expected, we still had a blast at the first of many Standard Bazaar's! We had eight vendors show-up with everything from authentic Mooneyes gear from Japan, to hand-made artwork, soaps and jewelry to records and even some awesome vintage furniture. And of course a ton of cool custom bikes and great people!

Dixieland Diner served up some of the best southern comfort food we've ever had (the chicken sandwich is to die for!) outside while inside Vita Luna Cafe was hand grinding some of the best coffee we'd ever had the pleasure of tasting complimented by custom pop-tarts (of course they had to be custom) from Buttermilk Bakery.

Throughout the day we had approximately 150 people in and out (from as far as South Florida and Tampa), some of which who enjoyed tailer made Barber services by our boy Brandon clad in his leather apron in our Pop-up Parlor. Rusted Jalopy was present too shaping sheet metal for our latest Triumph Motorcycle project. A Hooligan Flat track race Street Twin. The Iron Lilies were onsite representing too (checkout their website for some of their great swag, guys too!) for Orlando Harley Davidson and women riders everywhere.

After the sun went down Eugene Snowden and his Ten Pints of Truth turned the garage into something reminisce of Preservation Hall on a Saturday night in New Orleans. The garage door was up as high as the energy in the room and nothing but smiles could be seen all around. Of course, that might have had to do with the craft libations provided by The Courtesy Bar along side a seemingly endless supply of Pabst Blue Ribbon (thanks fellas!)

All in all, the event couldn't have been more of a success. We hope you'll join us for our next one! Be sure to fill out our mailing list contact form and we'll keep you in the know.

In the mean-time here's some photos by Olivia Bennet and Chris Rank of Real Simple Photos to give you a glimpse of what you missed!


WYOTECH DAYTONA FLASHBACK 50 PARTY


The Standard Motorcycle Co crew was honored when Wyotech, one of the oldest vocational institutes in America asked us to help plan a party for their 50th anniversary. We got together with Triumph Motorcycles , Dime City CyclesRusted Jalopy and The Iron Lilies and took over their campus. We brought in a barber and boot shiner, had a build-off with two brand new 2016 Triumph Street Twins, had the boys at Dime City host a custom bike show and a ton more! 


2016 Indian Motorcycle Owners Ride


During Daytona Bike Week Indian Motorcycle Co. led an owners ride from Daytona Beach to Standard Motorcycle Co. We had over 50 riders on every type of Indian in their line-up arrive. Food trucks and outdoor picnic tables along with the shop being wide open provided a great space for lunch and conversation. In addition, AHRMA Racer Ralph Wessel brought two Scout's from his collection that he regularly races. Despite the fact that the garage wasn't fully operational, the energy was high and everyone enjoyed themselves immensely. We can't wait to be open and host these sorts of events on a regular basis!