Having a motorcycle means—you either already HAVE a motorcycle storage shed or you NEED one real bad.
Everyone who owns a motorcycle and lives anywhere near us in the midwest knows about Sturgis, South Dakota.
Who are we kidding?
Everyone in the United States who owns a motorcycle knows about Sturgis.
Sturgis is home to The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame and the long-running Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
The question for many motorcycle enthusiasts, though, isn't which rally is the most popular or which bike company is the best—but rather, what's the difference between a serious rider and a wanna-be? For some, riding is an exciting hobby. For others, it's an adrenaline rush. Some argue that there's another group—one that wishes they were serious bikers.
While there may be a lot that separates the true rider from others, there is one thing all groups have in common: in order for their motorcycle to be kept in excellent condition, it needs to be stored properly when not in use.
All bikers, whether newbies or veterans, should consider how and where their bike is stored.
Motorcycle Storage Ideas
There are several options. For instance, a bike cover like this one by Bike Shield can be sufficient.
Or there's always a portable shed tent like this one by Gino Development.
Another option is to set aside space in your garage specifically for your motorcycle.
But . . . the ideal storage option is a shed.
Motorcycle Storage Shed
Storing your motorcycle in a storage shed protects it from harsh elements, provides reliable security, and supplies usable workspace.
We suggest customizing your own motorcycle storage shed. You can start with our suggestions here.
While we offer Deluxe, Ranch, Low Barn, and High Barn styles, we think our High Barn shed with an overhead garage door is an excellent choice for this purpose.
Our High Barn shed boasts a classic and traditional look. Additionally, its roof, with two slopes on each side of the ridge, has a steeper and lower slope which provides extra headroom (plenty of room for a built-in loft for extra storage).
Choose a size based on the size of your motorcycle plus the extra space you want for workspace and vehicle maintenance.
We suggest a shed that's 12x16 ft., 12x20 ft., or 16x24 ft.
There are many siding options to choose from—wood, metal, lap, and more.
We think our metal and lap siding options are great options. Our Tuff Rib steel siding from Long Creek Steel consists of corrugated panels that are dependable, long-lasting, and economical. Our LP® SmartSide® lap siding has an overlapping framework of boards that helps to keep water away from the shed's interior and deters pests from entering.
Shingles are a great option, but so is metal roofing. Our metal roofing, also by Long Creek Steel, is high-quality steel roofing engineered to provide superior protection and has a variety of color options.
Make your storage building even more convenient and practical by adding on any of these helpful items.
- Unicaddy's VersaCaddy™ 16 Organizer Kit - This kit is a versatile storage system specifically designed to utilize the vertical spaces between 16" on center studs.
- 8x6 ft. Ramp - Adding a strong wooden ramp makes getting motorcycles in and out stress-free.
- 24x36 in. Windows - Windows provide ventilation to your building and allow natural sunlight to come in uninhibited.
- Built-in Workbench - Whether you use it as a table or shelf, a built-in workbench provides a sturdy space to work, store vehicle maintenance supplies, and organize tools.
- Built-in Loft - Give yourself maximum room to work on your motorcycle by getting a built-in loft. Our lofts give your building an out-of-the-way overhead storage option for your gear and other essentials.
- Contrasted Trim Package - Adding exterior trim that contrasts with the color of your shed will greatly improve the look and visual appeal of your building.
- Floor and Wall Insulation - Adding insulation to your wall and floors will prepare your building for year-round use, protecting against both heat and cold.
And for those who are curious, here's what our built-in workbench and loft look like:
Ready for a motorcycle shed?
Is it time to buy a shed for your motorcycle, or perhaps upgrade from what you're currently using to store your bike?
Before you throw out your motorcycle cover, impractical plastic shed, or move your motorcycle from its place in the garage, take a moment to design your ideal motorcycle storage shed. At the end of the process, we'll send you an obligation-free quote.
Concerned about the price of a customized motorcycle shed? Don't worry. Anyone can afford a Dakota Storage Building!