Stores to buy MotoGear in Germany (Bavaria)

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  1. Forjas

    Forjas Been here awhile

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    I'm heading to Germany for a 10 days trip with the wife (unfortunately not on a bike) but looking to stop by some MotoGear shops to check out the European manufactures and see if I can get a good deal.

    Any recommendations? I will be in Frankfurt and Bavaria region.

    PS: any other moto-related recommendations accepted. Will happily stop in that awesome motorcycle museum =)
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  2. dragos

    dragos Master of disaster.

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  3. nickguzzi

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    Polo, Louis Moto and Hein Gericke are national chains with own brands along with others.
    In Frankfurt they are clustered along the Hanauer Landstrasse.

    Close to the must not to be missed Gref-Völsings Shop/Wurst Imbiss, at 132 Hanauer L-str.
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    Further back towards town, opposite the European Central Bank on Osthafenplatz, is a top class outdoors and camping shop, Globetrotter.

    FC Moto are further north near Aachen (quite a way) unless they have branches.


    If you are in Frankfurt for a while, pop down to the Schweizerplatz (tram and Ubahn) and stroll into Wagner or Zum Gemalten Haus or Dax, a bit furter along Textorstr for an Apfelwein and a pickled/roasted pork Ribchen, comes with sauerkraut and either boiled or puree potatoes. Delicious.
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  4. Forjas

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    Their gear does look awesome! A little far from Munich but will try to stop by their shop.
    Either way they have a retailer in Frankfurt (Zubehör-Shop-Frankfurt), so will have a chance to check it out.

    Great! Thanks! Will take a stroll on Hanauer Landstrasse.
    Wife got excited about Schweizerplatz, so I can trade info about good restaurants with a visit to some motostores :clap
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  5. nickguzzi

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    If you are strolling down Schweizerstrasse, there is a nice eisbar, just past the corner of Gartenstrasse.. And same side, right at the bottom just before the circle at Schweizerplatz, a very good/pricy chocolate shop - should anyone need some restorative chocolate.
    Diagonally opposite is Fellini's cafe/bar. Sit outside, sip on a cappuccino or a prosecco. Even in winter - they have rugs.
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    Never leave a Globetrotter store without a visit to the Abenteuer rest rooms. (For those who know, please don't spoil it.)
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    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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    Held, Sonthoffen.

    Quality gear, in the most beautiful part of Bavaria.

    http://www.held-shop.de

    Factory just around the corner.
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    In Munich i can definitely recommend https://www.spaetzuender.de. Have also Klim, Stadler and so on. Very nice staff, at lest as far as i remember when i lived there.
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    Should I encourage the wifey to pay a visit or this is my treat?
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  10. Forjas

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    Thanks, this looks nice and on the way to the Black Forest which I'm planning on visiting!
    Can I visit the factory as well or is this the 'factory shop'?


    Thanks!
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    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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    I've been for a factory tour, shouldn't be a problem.

    Drive 20 Mins south to Oberstdorf, take the Nebelhornbahn. Spectacular.

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  12. pip_muenster

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    Find the special stall for men. I don't know about women's facilities.
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  13. nickguzzi

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    The old store in Frankfurt, at the old tram terminus at Ostend, was, as not unknown in Europe, a unisex facility.
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  14. Frank59

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    if your voyage is yet to do...
    Zubehör-Shop-Frankfurt: most arrogant ass**** I've ever met. If you smell like money and look like money, you might appreciate... I'd rather recommend toms-motorradshop.de 30 min south of Frankfurt.
    Held: factory shop but no outlet prices. Gloves and other stuff is made Romania, China, Pakistan ... but very good quality though. Take some mins for the Held glove museum :)
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