WHAT YOU DO
The work of a Motorcycle Mechanic changes with the seasons. When winter arrives and the first snow appears, many riders put their motorbikes in storage and dust off their snowmobiles. No matter what time of year, there’s always someone looking for a tune-up before they hit the road.
Motorcycle Mechanics work not only on motorbikes, but all sorts of small, speedy vehicles—think scooters, snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). Most of your work will happen indoors on a busy shop floor alongside other mechanics. Every vehicle that comes in is a chance to master a new system and conquer a new challenge.
WHAT YOU LEARN
- How to inspect and test engines and other mechanical components
- How to repair and replace engines, drive trains, suspension and electrical systems, and more
- How to adjust and test repaired systems
- How to perform preventative maintenance
WHO YOU WORK FOR
As a Motorcycle Mechanic, you can work for a motorcycle dealer or retailer, or an independent service company.
Types of Workplaces
- Independent Motorcycle Repair Shops
- Motorcycle Dealership Repair Shops
- Motorcycle Manufacturing Factories
WHO YOU’LL WORK WITH
Whether someone is planning an around the world trip with their best friend, or popping down to the local coffee shop on their motorcycle, at some point they’re going to need repairs and maintenance for their dream machine or clunker. In learning this trade, you’ll be paired with an experienced Mechanic who can diagnose, repair, adjust, and replace engines, drivetrains, suspension and electrical systems on small to medium sized motorcycles.Find an Employer Sponsor