"Big bike" shop in Banqiao. (You like that alliteration? Has a nice rhythm to it.)
For those that don't know, I am an American motorcycle mechanic now working at a new, big bike shop in Banqiao. We can do pretty much any work on any bike or scooter but our focus is on the 600cc+ bikes. We are an official Race Tech tuning center and we specialize in suspension work.
The owner of the shop is a Hong Kong gentleman by the name of Nik who was the 1998 open-class superbike champion at ZIC. He is a certified Race Tech tuner and he has also graduated from the California Superbike School rider training program. He speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
Technical Director, Michael (that's me!), is a 2004 graduate of the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute in Orlando, FL and is certified with Honda, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Dynojet and Ducati. For the last two years, I worked at ZIC for several superbike rental companies and race teams as Technical Director and Crew Chief. We achieved several podium finishes in my time there but I am most proud to say that, of the thousands of hours and miles spent on the track, we never had one accident due to mechanical error. And the same goes for all of my previous work at shops in America.
Our shop is not like the typical workshop you see around Taiwan and Hong Kong. Our goal is to somewhat emulate the business model of western shops. Which basically means customers contact us ahead of time with their questions and needs, we give an estimate, we schedule a time for the work to be done (or for the bike to be dropped off, if necessary) and we keep track of the work done to each bike. Of course, there may be times when we can accommodate walk-in customers, as well. Our workshop is closed to the public and, at night, your bike will be kept inside our secured, climate-controlled workshop.
We are a dealer for many overseas brands such as Race Tech (of course) suspension components, Ohlins suspension components, Beringer brake systems, BST wheels, Power Commander fuel management systems, Rapid Bike fuel management systems, HEL custom brake lines, STM clutches, Leo Vince exhausts and HealTech electrical components, just to name a few.
Also, we are setting up a dealer account with World of Powersports -- the largest OEM and aftermarket bike parts distributor in America -- to offer virtually anything you could want for yourself or your bike.
Our address is:
1/F, No 268, Sec 2, Changjiang Rd, Banqiao City, Taipei County 220, Taiwan
Hours are 10am - 8pm, Monday - Saturday. (Although, you can drop your bike off at virtually anytime if you give us a heads-up.)
Tel: 02 8252 6120
Fax: 02 8252 6097
My direct email is email@example.com
Alternate email is firstname.lastname@example.org
The shop Facebook page is (most info is in Chinese): http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/gro ... 0684708378
My personal Facebook page is (I will try to update company stuff into English when I have the time): http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/mgonzalez
Contact us if you have any questions and ride safe!