READY TO ROLL — The two owners can service everything from motorcycles to snowmobiles, at their Boston shop.
BOSTON — There is a new place to take motorcycles or all-terrain vehicles for repair, called Exploration Motorsports. Located at 8032 Boston State Road in North Boston, the full-service power sports maintenance and repair shop offers many different options for their customers.
Matt Manzone and Cory Dickson, who are both Springville natives, opened the business, this past April. It’s something that they’ve talked about doing for years.
VROOM VROOM — Exploration Motorsports set up shop in Boston in April, with two owners wielding the tools to fix all types of all-terrain vehicles. Photos by Leo Mrugala.
“Both Cory and I have always wanted to own a business related to ATV repair,” said Manzone. “We’ve always been motorcycle and off-road enthusiasts. We’ve been friends since high school. Growing up together, rid“Before we opened, the closest place to go would have been Bert’s, out in Orchard Park,” said Manzone. “We feel that our location will bring in customers from all over. When the building became available, we knew that it would be a good location for us. So far, business has been great. We’re just trying to constantly improve, in any way that we can, in order to better assist our customers.”
Another area that Exploration Motorsports specializes in is parts, according to Manzone. The business carries many of the common parts, as well as some that can be harder to find. That includes tubes, chains, spark plugs, lubes and oils.
“We urge people to check with us on prices, for all of our parts that we offer,” said Manzone. “Especially when it comes to our tires, we can usually match or beat online prices, as well as save [the customer] on shipping costs. We can get most items in on the next day after we order them, as long as they are ordered before 3 p.m. We just want our customers to check in with us, when it comes to parts, because we feel that we can make it easier on them in their search.”
HANG OUT A SHINGLE — Exploration Motorsports is located in Boston, closer than the previous closest all-terrain vehicle repair shop.
Manzone and Dickson deal with all different kinds of ATVs. They service four-wheelers, dirt bikes, jet skis, snowmobiles, motorcycles and more.
Both Manzone and Dickson have dealt with ATVs for years, with a decade of professional experience working on the vehicles under their belts. As riders and enthusiasts, they have also been around them for even longer.
“Even when we raced as kids, we were repairing them then, as well,” said Manzone. “Growing up riding dirt bikes or any kind of ATV, you become real familiar with the vehicles. You are always messing around or trying to figure out how they work, seeing what each part does. Just being around them for so long has made us real accustomed to the work. We still ride together, almost every weekend now. It just so happens that we have our own shop now, too. It’s just something that we’ve talked about for a long time, growing up together, and we’ve finally got an opportunity to do it.”
Exploration Motorsports is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. On Thursdays, the shop is open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and on Saturdays, from 9 a.m. -noon. For more information, call 941-4660 or visit www.explorationmotorsports.com.