About Us

Combustion Cycles was established in 2003 and quickly became the Triangle’s source for motorcycle and scooter service and repair. Not long after opening, Combustion earned its North Carolina Motor Vehicle Dealer‘s license and began selling new and used motorcycles and scooters. Since then, tens of thousands of customers have bought their bikes from and/or had their bikes maintained and repaired by Combustion. We are very grateful for the support of our community and we try to give back every day.

Many people have worked at Combustion Cycles over the years and there are thousands of stories to tell. Here are the folks working at Combustion now, and a little bit about them:


Dave, Owner/Mechanic

Dave started Combustion Cycles in 2003. An intuitive mechanic with 25 years of professional experience and an avid rider, Dave lives and breathes motorcycles. He rides a Honda Africa Twin DCT.

Cristian, Salesperson and Service Writer

Cristian is our primary salesperson. He can help with choosing a bike, financing, paperwork, and the usual myriad questions that are essential to buying the right bike for you. He rides a vintage Motoguzzi 850T3 and also rides vintage trials bikes.

Carlos, Mechanic

The lead technician of the shop, Carlos has been working for us since he was in high school, and has absorbed everything Dave can show him. He is a true motorcycle savant with carb tuning, retro bikes, and diagnostics. Carlos rides a Kawasaki ZX-9R.

Travis, Mechanic

An experienced, certified 30-year motorcycle mechanic, Travis joined us in 2022. He has the knowledge and experience to fix bikes correctly the first time. He rides a KTM 350 XC-W.

Ty, High school kid

Our intern from Cedar Ridge High, Ty has come to us already knowing how to fix and flip dirtbikes in his spare time as a student. He helps out with detailing, sales prep, and helps with general maintenance of the facility.