Gear Head is a new name on a dealership that has been a powersports leader in the Ottawa area for over 30 years. We have also taken a new approach to marketing our products. We stock and attractively display a huge assortment of riding gear and motorcycle accessories for all types of riders and all brands of bikes, ATVs, scooters and snowmobiles.
Gear Head features European, American and Asian motorcycle and scooter brands, offering something for experienced, novice, youth and female riders alike. Our vehicles range from cruiser, touring and sport machines to high level dirt bikes, kids ATVs and easy-to-ride, economical and fun transportation choices like scooters and zero emission electric motorcycles.
The business got its start in 1982 when road racer Dan Witmer decided to open a performance shop, Darotune, which catered primarily to racers and fast street bikes. Over the years the store carried the largest accessories inventory in the region, including helmets, apparel, tires and luggage. We are now featuring our own Gear Head branded line of jackets, chaps, pants,
A Honda franchise was added in 1990. This brand was relocated to another location in 2003 where it remains one of the largest Honda motorcycle and ATV dealerships in Canada. The original store added the Victory, Polaris, Arctic Cat, Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Sea-Doo and OCC brands over the years. We are one of the original Canadian dealers for the revived Vespa and Piaggo scooter lines, and continue to carry the SYM and Stella scooter brands along with the Hyosung and PitsterPro motorcycle lines. Gear Head was one of the first North American dealers for Zero Electric Motorcycles, E-Moto electric scooters and UrbanMover electric bicycles.
Gear Head is proud to be one of Dealernews Magazine Top 100 winners in 2009. We were honoured for having 'Best Display' of all North American motorcycle dealers and were featured on the cover of the July 2009 edition with an extensive dealer profile. Gear Head has been the recipient of a Top 100 dealer award on five other occasions.
The staff at Gear Head are passionate about riding. We stand behind the products we sell. We want to satisfy every customer who does business with us. We want you to enjoy your riding experience and be safe.
Our bikes may speak Italian, Spanish, American, Indian and Korean. But at Gear Head we speak Canadian Fun in both official languages.