Brisbane Moto Arcade
Brisbane’s first community motorcycle workshop could soon open its doors if it reaches its $30,000 crowd-funded target by July 10.
Moto Arcade will join the Kustom Kommune in Melbourne, Rising Sun Garage (Sydney) and Spadille in Perth as Australia’s fourth community DIY motorcycle workshop where anybody can build the bike of their dreams using the tools, workspace and in-house experts of the facility.
The 200-square metre venue in Albion, just five kilometres from Brisbane’s CBD, will include a workshop, fabrication shop and members’ lounge as well as four motorcycle bays with plans to expand to eight. Each bay will have a hydraulic hoist, metric and imperial tools and a speciality tool station. Also on offer are paint and panel services at Oscar’s and access to leather work at Brothers Footwear.
Behind Moto Arcade are custom bike builders and enthusiasts Aaron Green and Marcin Artur, a precision and automotive mechanic who owned a garage in Poland. Green previously ran Brothers Garage, a small community youth workshop in Fortitude Valley, Queensland.
“Moto Arcade’s primary goal is to unite craftsmen and riders and their motorcycles under the one roof with a Do-It-Together ethos, so the community has a one-stop locale in the heart of our beloved city,” Green says.
Similar to its interstate contemporaries, Moto Arcade will offer regular training sessions, long-hours access all week and an hourly rental arrangement of its facilities.