Shop Visit: Moto Revere
Most people in the Toronto motorcycle scene have heard about, know about or have been to Moto Revere. Four years ago Andrea and Pete opened the DIY garage after struggling to find garage space for themselves, and finding friends in a similar position. With the demand and rise of DIY spaces in other countries, the two took the opportunity to create the year-round garage for the Toronot motorcycle community.
The shop has quickly become an important spot–for all types of riders–but predominantly new riders where they can learn about their bike through the courses offered or having expert guidance on their project bikes. For Andrea and Pete, it’s about community. They are true believers in the “help-each-other-out” mentality that is the backbone of the motorcycle community and that is something that can be felt at Moto Revere.
You’ll mostly see Andrea working on vintage bikes while she’s at the garage but her most recent project had her partnering with Royal Enfield to build a flat track bike out of a 2019 Interceptor 650 Mark Three. She joined three other riders and builders, that are based in the U.S., to take part in the women-led Royal Enfield Build Train Race program. Each builder was given the same bike to convert into a flat tracker to race at events throughout the year. The first race was supposed to take place at Mama Tried in Milwaukee but races were canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Check out Moto Revere for race updates but in the meantime, check out Andrea working on her build from Sid’s recent visit to Moto Revere.