Moto Borgotaro owner Peter Boggia is a native new yorker with more than fifteen years of service experience.
In 1998 he moved to New Orleans and began an apprenticeship under one of the most accomplished mechanics in the industry, where he developed an expertise in vintage European motorcycle repair and restoration.
When fate intervened in the form of Hurricane Katrina, Boggia was forced back to his family roots in New York. By that time his affinity for vintage Italian motorcycles bordered on obsession, and as he rebuilt a Moto Guzzi Lemans salvaged from Katrina he started finding private clients in need of service work.
Boggia opened Moto Borgotaro in 2008, and with zero advertising the shop has steadily grown by word-of-mouth alone, fueled by a community looking for quality, personalized service.
The name, Borgotaro—which comes from the village in Italy Boggia traces his family tree to—is a nod to the Old World sense of value and tradition the shop aspires to.
We're dedicated to riding, restoring, servicing & building custom vintage European motorcycles.
Our full-service shop specializes in BMW, Ducati, Laverda and Moto Guzzi, and is equipped to handle everything from regular-maintenance service intervals to full custom restoration.
We stock a full range of regular-maintenance service items and routinely work with customers on a one-on-one basis to procure hard-to-find parts and achieve short-and long-term service goals. In addition to service work Moto Borgotaro also offers basic maintenance clinics for customers and sells previously owned motorcycles.
We are in business because we believe in the value of machines that are designed to last forever, and that a properly maintained vintage motorcycle can be just as fun and reliable to ride as a modern bike—and thoroughly more rewarding to own.
Moto Borgotaro takes commissions for a very small number of motorcycles every year. "Less is more" is the ethos.
Moto Borgotaro inc. has built a small number of custom motorcycles starting in 2008.
Custom motorcycles built at the shop always attempt to pay homage to the original design while tastefully updating the overall performance of the machine. Frequently "builders" over do it and loose the essence of the original. It can sometimes take years to execute a proper European sporting custom.
Moto Borgotaro performs a 500 mile break-in before bikes are delivered to the customer in order to shake out any issues known or unknown. All customs seen on the site are on the road, and are actually ridden
A build at Moto Borgotaro carries an unconditional warranty on all parts, labor, on motor and drivetrain from top to bottom. No compromises or excuses.