I've been tossing around the idea of opening a moped shop, here in St. Pete FL, where I live. I'm not a super badass moped builder or whatever, but I'm noticing the amount of attention we get riding ours around town. People always ask us, "OMG! What are those!? Where can I get one!? How much do they cost?!" Seriously, every time we get hounded by, what I see as, possible customers.
The people who already have them around here, seem to be completely useless, when it comes to working on them. So, a service department already has waiting clientele.
I feel like I could fill a void in the local moped market, in my area(downtown.) There is really only one shop that sells mopeds(only new tomos), but they're in a shitty, not really moped friendly area of town. They're also a bike shop that sells scooters and mopeds.
I'd like to open a moped only shop, that feels more like a skate shop, than a "dealership."
I have the knowledge and skills to powder coat as well, which could easily be something I could offer through the shop.
I guess I'm just looking for some kind of guidance from some of you that already own or have owned a moped shop.