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Stockbridge's Hillside cycle celebrates twenty years

Since opening its doors twenty years ago, Hillside Motorcycle and Machine has quickly become a high powered, and high performance Harley Davidson facility. A former industrial machinist, owner Scott Palmer sought to turn his love of motorcycles into something more. Working hard over the past twenty years, which has included lots of long nights and weekends, Palmer's Main St. , Munnsville business has become one of the top rated shops within the U.S.

Building high performance engine kits with his own dedicated recipes and in house machines, he believes that his business "rivals anyone, anywhere." Hillside Motorcycle and machine has received countless referrals in the past years, with customers coming in from as far as Texas for a custom built, high quality engine. "We offer service and quality craftsmanship, something that the other Harley shops just don't offer." Palmer believes that their custom installation, mail order option and dedicated tech support are what set them even further apart from the competition.

Also offering tune ups, service work, tire changes and a walk-in retail space, Palmer and his three professional servicemen bring a lot to the table. Their field of expertise lies in engine combinations, but you can occasionally find Palmer doing prototype work for various companies as well. And unlike many of our local businesses, Hillside Motorcycle and Machine has not only weathered the economic storm, but has seen a major increase in sales in the past year.

While they do have some local work now, Palmer says that the majority of their work comes from out of state customers. He is hoping that this may change though, and wants to take his business to the next level, and perhaps reach out to our local consumers in a new way. His goal for the future? To become a household name.

Hillside Motorcycle and Machine is located on Main St. in Munnsville, with operating hours of 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. through 2 p.m. (seasonable hours) on Saturdays. They can also be found at hillsidecycle.com or hillsidecycle.net.

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