Streetbike work keeps dirtbike shop going

Publish Date: 
Nov 2, 2012

CANTON, Conn. – Mitch Wylie started his business in 1991 to build and fix dirt bikes, but found that keeping up with trends took him in other directions. So the shop, named Strictly Dirt, has transitioned to working on street bikes.

“[Dirt] is still our roots but we’ve evolved,” Wylie told the Granbys Patch. “There used to be a lot of riders,” he said. “We’ve lost so many riding areas to lawsuits and developers.”

The shop repairs Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha, Harley Davidson and KTM.

“I like selling what we work on,” he said. “I found out a long time ago, it’s better to specialize.”

Posted by Holly Wagner