About Urban East
About Urban East
We are a small family-owned motorcycle shop located less than a mile from the Fairfax County Pkwy & I-95 S exit in Lorton, VA. We are proud to be one of the only shops in the area that specializes in vintage motorcycle maintenance and repair. We also offer custom fabrication and vapor blasting which makes your old motorcycle parts look brand new!
It was always Brian’s dream of having a motorcycle shop one day and growing up, that is all he wanted to do when he got older. In high school he thought of the name for his shop, Urban East, and stuck with it ever since. After designing the logo with the palm tree, Urban East stickers were printed for his race cars and that was the first bit of advertising for his future shop. Everyone would always ask, what does Urban East mean, and Brian would always reply “that’s the shop I am going to have one day.” Growing up, Brian was surrounded by motorcycles, cars & racing. He started racing dirt bikes at age four and as soon as he was old enough to drive he started racing cars. He was always building things but also taking things apart to see how they worked. Brian and his dad, Bob, love to race dirt bikes & cars, build and create things together. One of their first projects together was a 1942 Harley Davidson 45ci Flathead build and when Brian was in high school, he built a custom Yamaha XS650 Chopper out of his basement. The XS650 build was him rebelling against the Orange County Chopper scene by making the ultimate rat bike. Brian worked a normal mechanic job, his first as a ford diesel technician and then he left there to be a technician at Mini Cooper. Of course, it is extremely difficult for someone to leave a full time job, where you know you’ll have a steady income, to start your own business where you don’t know what’s in store for you. In late 2015, Brian was let go from his job at Mini and between Brian and his wife, Lisa, they decided what better time then now to make his dream a reality. Working out of their home garage, Lisa set up a Facebook & Instagram page for Urban East showcasing Brian’s work and within a year, they outgrew their home garage. With the help of Bob, Lisa, family and friends, in October of 2016 they threw a Grand Opening Party for their new location in Lorton, VA where they are located today.
Urban East was founded by Brian, Bob and Lisa Audet in late 2015.