Many people think repairing a motorcycle is the same as restoring a motorcycle. The truth could not be further from this notion.
Repairing a motorcycle is what every motorcycle owners does to fix their motorcycle when it stops working normally. Along with regular maintenance, it’s the normal cost of owning and operating a motorcycle. This can be something basic like replacing a flat tire or drained battery. Repairs also include slightly more complicated problems like a worn clutch, broken gearbox, or failed alternator.
Restoring a motorcycle is more than just your average repair job. A normal restoration usually involves an older classic or vintage motorcycle. It also often involves extensive and detailed body work as well as any needed mechanical repairs. A truly restored motorcycle does not just run, but also looks nearly identical to a brand new factory original.