Ohio Motorcycle started out as a bunch of guys whose love of "all things
motorcycle" was constantly being interrupted by the need to work. The obvious solution was to
combine the two, so in 1984, within a 7,000 square foot building on Leap Road in Hilliard, Ohio,
Honda Northwest was born.
The motorcycle industry had itís ups and downs during the mid eighties - and so did we. Our
in-house promotions director helped us sponsor some major ATC races at the Franklin County
Fairgrounds, aka "The Hilliard Dome". All the factory teams were there - we thought we were
pretty hot stuff!
But when the Feds (the US Federal Government) said "no more three-wheelers", we were just
about out of business. The addition of bicycles and skate boards kept us going and growing
through those lean times and into the nineties.
In our eleventh year (1995) we moved Honda Northwest to our current location at Park Mill Run
in Hilliard, Ohio. During the first 10 years at our new Hilliard location we've added BMW and
Suzuki product lines. Many of our original Honda Northwest staff are still with us and though
they aren't as fast in the saddle as they used to be, they really do know their stuff!
In the late nineties the Cleveland, Ohio motorcycle market was asleep; none
of the existing motorcycle dealerships were promoting Japanese motorcycles. Even less was
happening with product lines from Europe.
In 1997 we chose to open a second dealership, locating it in the Cleveland market - Cleveland-Akron Honda, The European Connection, located in Oakwood
We actively promoted our Cleveland dealership on radio and TV and in particular, during
Cleveland Indians' baseball games. Motorcyclists from throughout the area flocked to our doors
and continue to do so to this day.
Our Cleveland area dealership began with Honda, Ducati and Triumph. We tried Moto Guzzi but
dropped their lineup, adding KTM in their place. More recently, we've added Yamaha and Kawasaki
motorcycles and ATVs to our Cleveland dealership.
At Ohio Motorcycle we take pride in our sales, service and parts departments.
We are stocked full of parts and accessories for all your riding needs. Our service departments
are staffed by some of the finest technicians and administrative staff in the region who receive
factory training, keeping them at the leading edge of motorcycle and ATV maintenance and
Please stop by either of our dealerships, get to know us and find out for yourself why so many
motorcycle and ATV customers consider us "The Place" for the best in sales, service and