It all started when...

We realized that the individual rider has individual needs. We started this business to pay close attention to our customers. Our basic founding principle is providing excellent customer service, hard work and good products. When you come to our shop we take meeting your needs very seriously.

Our motorcycle shop is in South Salt Lake City, Utah where we have open doors and friendly faces for all motorcycle buyers, riders and enthusiasts. Whether you're looking for a custom built bike, the parts you've been hunting for or affordable and excellent motorcycle maintenance—we're always ready to help!

We are family-owned, operated providing you with the latest and best in motorcycle products to make your experience on (and off) the road more enjoyable.



Meet Our Team


Chris Aardema

Chris Aardema is the owner of Salt Lake Motorcycle Co. Years ago, he opened a different shop called Back Alley Bobbers with a good friend. Now it has evolved into Salt Lake Motorcycle Co. with one of the best locations and most helpful staff when it comes to all things motorcycles in Salt Lake City. Chris’s favorite part of working with motorcycles is you—the customers. He loves meeting new riders every day, helping them accessorize their bikes and get on the road safely. His favorite part of owning Salt Lake Moto is the friendships made with customers and the family-like bond between current and former employees.

Chris’s motorcycles: the pick of whatever is on the showroom floor that day.

Tom russell

Tom Russell is Salt Lake Motorcycle Co.’s Lead Service Technician. As a Salt Lake City native, Tom loves the local business environment of Salt Lake Moto and is the proud owner of four motorcycles.

His favorite part about his job—and working with motorcycles in general—is that he gets to use his brain while working with his hands. Tom joined the Salt Lake Moto team after closing his own shop. He heard Chris needed a tech, came in to apply and the rest is history.

Tom’s motorcycles: 1973 Honda CB360, 1981 Honda XR200R, 2006 KLX, 2005 Harley Sportster.

Tristian Smith

Tristian Smith works on the Salt Lake Moto team as a Service Technician. When Tristian finished school, he was looking for a shop that does things the right way and the internet led him to our shop.

Tristian loves the variety of working on and test riding all types of bikes at the shop. Tristian—a Salt Lake City native—says his favorite part of working at Salt Lake Moto is working with Tom and Chris.

Tristian’s motorcycles: Sportster 1200 and a KTM for the dirt


And don't forget our the faces of support from behind the scenes . . .