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Here at Ted's Motorcycle World of Alton, IL we’re proud of our tradition of bringing quality products and services to the St. Louis Metro Area. And rightly so. After all, we’ve been at it now for over 44 years!
The doors of Ted's Motorcycle World first opened in July of 1966. Original owner, Ted Burelson, and a staff of two employees manned the store until 1974 when consistent growth mandated the workforce be increased.
The business continued to prosper and Ted made the decision to take on a Honda franchise as well, beginning with 1981 model year bikes.
In February of 1997, Bill Stewart joined the staff at Ted’s as General Manager and Melinda worked in the office. In December of 1999, when Ted announced his decision to retire, Bill and Melinda opted to purchase the business. They and their team have helped Ted’s Motorcycle World continue to realize a steady growth…in more aspects than just sales. Bill is often heard proudly boasting about the “biggest” sales team in the Midwest — he also gladly invites anyone to bring in a scale if they think he’s kidding!
All joking aside, business is still booming and we’re still expanding to meet the growing needs of motorcycle enthusiasts throughout the St. Louis Metro area. We now employ a workforce some 30+ people strong.
In August of 2003, we opened a new, bigger and better, 46,000 square foot facility…we’re always looking for ways to improve the service we provide for the folks in our area and those that travel just to come see us. Our tradition of pride in what we do and how we do it is still evident in the way we deal with each and every customer that walks through our doors.
In 2008, Bill and Melinda took on BRP (Bombardier Recreational Products) who manufacture the Can-Am ATVs and the three-wheel Spyder.
Ted's Motorcycle World is conveniently located near the areas of Springfield, Effingham, Mt. Vernon and St Louis.