We always have a wide selection of recent used motorcycles for sale here in San Francisco. We carry Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki and Kawasaki. Besides the Japanese motorcycles, sf moto also carries Triumph, Aprilia, BMW and Ducati. With our showrooms expanding over two levels, you can conveniently compare motorcycle brands and models next to each other without having to travel from store to store. Whether it's a Honda CBR600RR or a Triumph Bonnevelle or a Suzuki V-Strom you are looking for: we typically have all of these in stock. If you would like to see our current inventory before you come in, you can find it here
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Our large and constantly revolving inventory of all types of motorcycles helps us find just the right bike for you. We carry cruisers like the Kawasaki Vulcan, naked bikes such as the Honda 599 or the Suzuki SV650 and standard bikes like the Yamaha FZ-6. Sport bikes like the Suzuki GSX-R 750 or the Honda CBR600RR are part of our standard inventory just as we always stock a nice selection of entry level motorcycles like the Kawasaki Ninja 250, the Honda CBR250R or the Honda Rebel. Looking to go on a longer tour? Touring bikes like the Suzuki V-Strom or the Triumph Tiger would be a great choice or maybe you would prefer a BWM F800? Whatever your dream bike might be: feel free to stop by anytime you wish. Our staff is not working on commission which means you won't be pushed into buying anything. We offer a realxing atmosphere and love to help you find the right bike for you.
Our shop in downtown San Francisco is overflowing with great new inventory constantly updated with hot new and used bikes. When you come to visit us, you can even preview the bikes we just got that have not made it to our website yet. Whether you're searching for sportbike or a cruiser or something in-between, we stock every style. Our experienced sales staff is very knowledgeable and they are all riders too. Please come by: We'd love to show you around. To make your search as simple as possible, we have categorized the bikes for you into the following groups:
Standards are versatile, general purpose street motorcycles, ideal for commuting. They are recognized primarily by their upright riding position, partway between the reclining posture of the cruisers and the forward leaning sport bikes. Foot pegs are below the rider and handlebars are high enough to not force the rider to reach far forward, placing the shoulders above the hips in a natural position.
Standards are often recommended to beginning motorcyclists due to their flexibility, affordability and moderate engines and are the preferred choice of people who like to commute on a motorcycle. Standard is also sometimes used as a synonym for "naked bike", a term that became popular in the 1990s in response to the proliferation of fully faired sport bikes. To see our current "naked bike" inventory, click HERE
Sport bikes emphasize speed, acceleration, braking, and cornering on paved roads. This typically comes at the expense of comfort and fuel economy in comparison to less specialized motorcycles. Sport bikes have comparatively high performance engines resting inside a lightweight frame. Inline-four engines dominate the sport bike category.
The braking systems combine higher performance brake pads and multi-piston calipers that clamp onto oversized vented rotors. Sport bike suspension systems offer flexible adjustments and advanced materials for increased stability and durability. Most sport bikes have fairings, often completely enclosing the engine. The windscreens effectively deflect the air at very high speeds, or reduce drag. Sport bikes have high foot pegs that position the legs closer to the body to improve ground clearance when cornering. The long reach "clip on" handlebars position the body and center of gravity forward, above the fuel tank. The rider leans forward into the wind, the force of which comfortably supports the rider's weight at speeds near 100 mph.
The nostalgia for vintage motorcycles like the Triumph Bonneville, Norton or old "Universal Japanese Motorcycle", or UJM, as the American Cycle magazine dubbed the Japanese versions of these types of motorcycles, has led to a growing market of modern retro motorcycle manufacturing. We usually carry the Triumph Bonneville or the T100. Smaller retro "cafe racer" style bikes in our inventory also include the SYM Wolf Classic.
Nostalgia for the UJM led the Japanese manufacturers to introduce “retro” bikes, which were a modern take on the UJM. The market for “retro UJM”s has proved sufficiently robust for Honda to announce that a new aircooled UJM, The Honda CB1100 will be introduced in 2013. We can't wait to have one of these in our showroom.
Popular among veteran riders for casual and distance riding, cruisers were modeled after the classic American bikes built during the middle of the twentieth century.
Longer wheel-bases, softer suspensions and wider tires make for a comfortable ride while the lower seat height combined with a lower center of gravity put novice riders at ease.
Sport touring motorcycles combine attributes of sport bikes and touring motorcycles. The rider posture is upright, providing for long-distance comfort. Accommodation for a passenger is superior to a sport bike as well, along with luggage capacity. They are lighter than "pure" touring bikes and often having racier engines, suspensions and brakes. Sport tourers corner better and are more at home being aggressively ridden on curvy canyon roads.
The distinction between touring and sport touring is not always clear as some manufacturers will list the same bike in either category in different markets. The Honda ST1300 Pan-European, for example, is listed by Honda as a sport touring motorcycle in the USA and Australia, but as a touring motorcycle in Europe. Although any motorcycle can be equipped and used for touring, touring motorcycles are specifically designed to excel at covering long distances. They have large-displacement engines, fairings and screens that offer good weather and wind protection, large-capacity fuel tanks for long ranges between fill-ups, and a relaxed, upright seating position. Passenger accommodation is excellent and expansive luggage space is the norm for this class.
One step closer to pure off roading is the dual sport motorcycle. Need to get through creeks or washes on your way home? Then dual sport is for you! Have you ever wondered what 's beyond the unpaved roads to the left and right of you? This is where the distinction between touring and dual sport is made.
You might also just like the way dual sport bikes look. In this case you can have us install street tires for your dual sport bike and just use it for your commuting purposes.
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Honda began mass production of motorcycles in Japan in 1949 when it began building the Honda 98cc Dream Type-D. Today, Honda produces motorcycles, ATV’s and side-by-sides at 32 plants in 22 countries, including two plants in North America. In 1958, Honda introduced the Honda 50, known globally as the Super Cub, which would go on to revolutionize the industry. This iconic bike paved the way for Honda’s expansion into the U.S. in 1959 and Canada in 1969. The Super Cub, which has sold nearly 90 million units globally since its inception, was the focus of a mid-1960s advertising campaign, ‘You Meet the Nicest People on a Honda,’ that played a major role in the transformation and growth of the U.S. motorcycle market. n the 1960s, Honda became the best-selling motorcycle brand in the U.S. and the world, leading to the establishment of Honda of America Mfg. and the company’s first U.S. production facility, the Marysville Motorcycle Plant. Since the start of production in 1979, Honda has manufactured more than five million power sports products in North America. Want to see and experience Made In America? Come see our current inventory here
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With 135 years of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI) engineering building the heaviest, most durable and complex machines on the planet, Kawasaki strong is a name we can claim. KHI builds tunnel boring machines that connect continents and trains that carry millions of New Yorkers in and out of the city 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. From these engineering monsters to the last bolt on the Ninja® 300, KHI engineering says, over and over; Use me. Rely on me. I’m built to ride. Since KHI built its first motorcycle in 1953,it has never stopped pushing technology to arm riders with what they need to dominate the streets. Advanced engineering, exhaustive testing, and tireless passion go into every motorcycle every time rubber hits the road. From industry-first features to the features that have evolved over a long history, KHI’s innovations will never stop feeding the insatiable appetites of riders around the world. Come see our current inventory here
SYM was founded in 1947, as Ching Feng Hang, an import company of BSA motorcycles. It wasn't until 1954 that the name Sanyang was first mentioned: Sanyang Electrics. Sanyang Electrics was soon to be restructured into Sanyang Industrial Co. Ltd. in 1961. In 1962, SYM formed a joint venture with Honda to begin local assembly of motorcycles, making them the first motorcycle manufacturer in Taiwan. The Honda CB125/150 has been made by SYM since the early 1970's. In 1969, SYM started assembling Honda microcars such as the Honda TN360 and the Honda N600. These cars were very popular in their day. It was this 32 year long cooperation with Honda which helped SYM gain the know how and instilled SYM's never ending thirst for perfection and quality. For SYM it's not about developing a competitive product, it's about setting the bar. If you would like to see our current T2 and new motorcycle inventory, you can do that here
Founded only in 2006, ZERO is already the highest ranked among electric motorcycle manufacturers according to Pike research. ZERO was originally founded by a former NASA engineer named Neal Saiki. Their lineup includes electric sports bikes like the S model, dual purpose bikes like the X and MX, and bikes specialized for use with government institutions like Police services. All models allow CHAdeMO fast charging. At sf moto we are very proud to be offering ZERO motorcycles, which allow you to bring down your carbon footprint. Go green! Come see our current inventory here
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