Looking For A Motorcycle Shed? Here’s What You Need To Know!
Last updated Tuesday, September 14th, 2021
Suddenly in need of a motorcycle shed? Picture this scenario; you just bought a brand new bike, maybe it’s a used low-rider chopper or a sleek new sportbike, but you suddenly realize that you don’t have a place to put it.
Where you’re going to store your motorcycle isn’t one of the first things that crosses your mind when purchasing one but it’s probably a close second.
Maybe your garage is already full or maybe you don’t have a garage to begin with. A storage shed may not be the first thing that comes to your mind but funny enough it might well be the perfect answer to your problem.
How much space do you need to store your motorcycle?
One of the first things you need to decide on is how big of a shed do you need to comfortably store your motorcycle? Well, it all depends on a few things…
- The kind(s) of bike you have.
- How many bikes do you have.
- What exactly do you want to use your shed for besides just putting your bike in it.
For example, the average motorcycle is around 6 feet long and 2.5 feet wide. If your bike fits within this size range you would be able to get away with using an 8’ by 8’ shed and still have 30-36” for a walkway on the sides of your bike. That walkway is important for ease of use and your safety. If you have a longer bike (like a Harley Davidson) you’d need to invest in a 8’ x 10’ shed to comfortably store it.
However, look at the above diagram and you’ll see that a shed that small is going to be tight. So, if you have plans to store anything else in there then you’ll need to go bigger.
What type of motorcycle shed style is best?
The good news is that with a few add-ons and possibly even a little extra engineering, any of our sheds at Colonial Barns could easily be turned into a garage for your motorcycle. The basic structure is there with all of our different shed styles and we’re always happy to customize your shed to your specific desire.
Although any of the Colonial Barns sheds could be repurposed for the use of motorcycle storage, some are a better fit for your specific needs.
However, there is one shed provided by Colonial Barns that’s specifically designed for storing vehicles and it’s the Fully Lofted Garage Shed. Based on the Classic Barn Style Shed, the Fully Lofted Garage shed is wider and comes with a fully functional loft space because it contains a full set of stairs leading to its loft area. Making use of all spaces in your shed, especially vertical ones, are key to transforming your shed into that garage and workshop of your dreams.
A lofted motorcycle garage storage could provide not only enough space for your motorcycle but also a workshop, storage space, living space, or even a combination of those options depending on how creative you can get. It can provide the perfect solution to your storage needs especially if you lack a garage or just lack space in your current garage for your motorcycle or workshop.
What about motorcycle storage smart add-on features?
So what features do you need to turn a shed into a garage? Some important features that you’ll need you can get as add-ons with this shed:
- A garage door allows for ease of access to your bike into and out of the shed.
- A ramp allowing you to move items in and out with ease.
- Workbenches and shelving to help you get your workshop started and keep it organized.
- Windows or some sort of ventilation.
We love to customize our sheds!
If we’re being honest here though, who wouldn’t want to have some extra space to store and work on their bike – to have your own personal biker cave.
A shed with enough room to work on your bike, watch the game and hang with the guys. A place that you can put anything up on the walls you want, organize your tools, and be able to lock it up tight when you’re gone.
Our team of designers and engineers are happy to help you design the shed of your dreams that can be built right on-site to your exact specifications. A shed that’s built to last and will up your property value long term.
What are you waiting for? Let’s get started!