Biker Spotlight: Tommy Bencharit & Cycle Depot
This month, instead of just putting the spotlight on a biker, we asked a few questions to a local shop owner who has been taking care of motorcyclists in the
area for more than a decade.
Tommy Bencharit runs Cycle Depot, a locally-owned motorcycle shop in the Eagle Rock neighborhood of Los Angles, California. Located on Colorado Boulevard, the shop is conveniently situated between Glendale and Pasadena, just a short ride from downtown LA. It's a great shop for parts and service.
1644 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041
We asked the owner, Tommy, to tell us a little more about his shop and here's what we found out:
How long have you been in business?
What does your shop specialize in?
Service, Repair, Maintenance, Parts & Accessories for Sportbikes, Streetbikes, Off-Road bikes, ATV's.
What do you ride?
I have a 2006 Suzuki GSXR1000, and a 1992 Honda NSR250SE.
(For those of you who don't know, the NSR250 is a liquid-cooled, 90°V-twin cylinder, reed-valve two stroke.)
Any modifications on your GSXR?
Yoshimura Exhaust System, Ohlins Shock, Ohlins Steering Damper, Gilles Rear Set, Power Commander III USB Fuel Injection Re-Map, HID Headlights, CRG Control Levers.
How long have you been riding?
Where were you born?
Where do you live?
Los Angeles, CA
What's your favorite place to ride?
Trail riding the mountains.
What is your best riding story?
In 1990, I did the 24 Hours Endurance Race at Willow Springs International Raceway.
Why should people come to Cycle Depot?
We have a great professional team that built a great reputation from the last 13 years in business. Cycle Depot has built a solid reputation of knowledgeable staff (including industry-certified service technicians), top-notch customer service, having a wide array of motorcycle parts and accessories at the very best prices, and unparalleled motorcycle diagnosis and repair.
The reason for our success is simple: we treat every customer with the same commitment of respect, service, and support. Whether you've just bought your first motorcycle or you've been riding for years, we strive to offer the best service, advice, parts, repair, and prices.
Anything else you's like our readers to know?
We also offer the following additional services:
Motorcycle towing, Motorcycle Salvage yard, Motorcycle Tow Yard, Free motorcycle crash estimates, motorcycle insurance estimates, motorcycle insurance jobs, motorcycle tire wheel experts, motorcycle specialist, and motorcycle collision center.
Thanks Tommy! Keep up the good work. Great indy shops are hard to come by, and vital to riders who want top-notch service without paying astronomical dealership service rates. And thanks to everyone else who has sent in pictures so far. We've gotten submissions from a lot of cool people and great-looking bikes that we would like to share on our website in the future.
Have a cool bike, great riding story, or a motorcycle shop or biker bar you're proud of? Share it with our readers! Contact us for details on how to submit your photos and story.