Burnout Alley started out at its present location in 1991 as VX Cycle Works. It was a small (900 sq ft), strictly part time maintenance and repair shop with limited or no access to most major brands of parts and accessories. When Mike D'Atri joined the shop as a 50% owner he wanted to offer something that didn't exist in the area, a full time, full service, one stop motorcycle shop. Where you could get anything you could want, need or imagine from people who are knowledgeable, highly experienced and have a genuine passion for motorcycles.
In the spring of 2012 we had a grand re-opening and officially became known as Burnout Alley Motorcycle Garage. From that moment on Burnout Alley has been a full time professional shop, open 6 days a week. Over the next few years we continually added services as well as a multitude of dealerships with various distributors and manufacturers.
2015 was a big year for the shop. Mike's skills just happened to catch the attention of Buzz Kanter, one of the most respected magazine publishers in the motorcycle industry which eventually led to one of his builds landing on the cover of American Iron Magazine. Over the next few years, several more bikes we built or redesigned followed suit with magazine features of their own, with hopefully more to come. Something we truly consider a tremendous honor.
2018 again, saw several positive changes to the shop. Most notable was Mike acquired full ownership of Burnout Alley and also parted ways with other adverse elements and services allowing us to continue providing only what's in the best interest of our customers. Burnout Alley also became an Official NC Inspection Station and although 2018 was a terrible year for weather including two hurricanes, we took the opportunity during hurricane Florence to remodel the last remaining section of the building, turning the now 4000 sq. ft. shop into a much neater, more open and efficient, professional layout. To finish off our makeover if you will, We're sure you've noticed our logo and web site received some attention as well.
Today, Burnout Alley's focus remains the same, as we continue to build on our reputation of being fair, honest and consistently producing professional results. We provide virtually any type of service you can imagine with the lone exception of Dyno tuning for the time being. We'll be happy to refer you to tuners who are not only certified and educated, but also have a great deal of experience. When it comes to parts, we offer virtually any kind of parts and accessories available by holding dealerships with every major distributor such as Parts Unlimited, Drag Specialties, Biker's Choice, HardDrive, Vtwin, in addition to literally dozens of other individual manufacturers too numerous to list but all together total more than 350 brands! We will always strive to bring our customers the most competitive pricing possible.
As we look forward to 2020 and beyond, business has continued to grow with 2019 being another great year. It's all with a very HUGE debt of gratitude and thanks to all our loyal customers, fans, supporters and friends who repeatedly send their friends and fellow riders to our doors.