About Us


Starr Cycle is a Yamaha, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Husqvarna, Victory Motorcycles servicing dealer, Benelli, SSR Motorsports, CFMOTO, UBCO & Genuine Scooters dealership. On top of being a 10-brand dealership, we are also known for having southern Minnesota’s largest pre-owned selection!

Our services include buying, selling, trading & repairing. We see a wide variety of scooters, dirt bikes, motorcycles, dual-purpose motorcycles, sport & utility ATV's & side-by-sides for all ages come through our doors year-round. On average, there are over 200 units for sale at all times both inside our multi-level showroom & on display outside. Even with our full showroom, we provide winter storage services during the chilly months for when it's time to tuck the toys away!

Our parts department carries a wide variety of hard parts & vehicle accessories for each of our brands, as well as universal parts compatible with out of house manufactures. We stock many different brands & sizes of tires, batteries that come with 12-month warranties, a full range of oil filters, air filters, brake pads & more, plus lubricants for servicing & detailing your machine. We keep full size runs from multiple brands in protective gear & apparel for youth & adults -helmets, jackets, gloves, offroad pants, jerseys, boots, protective gear- plus a wall full of name-brand apparel, Ride MN clothing & gift items! Anything we don't have on hand, we can quickly special order through our OEM, aftermarket & distributor catalogs.

We are extremely proud of our diverse family of long-term employees. Our service department is lead by an over 35-year experienced technician, who manages three skilled full-time line technicians & our two sales mechanics. We have a knowledgeable parts staff with diverse talents & interests within the industry to pair you up with any project, a seasoned & passionate sales team ready to answer your questions & narrow that search for your next purchase, with convenient in-house financing options available & some of the best rates around! We are a powersports dealership operated by powersports enthusiasts.

Starr Cycle history

From 1990-2000 John Zender rented from the old Lakeside Harley Davidson building in Mankato. After closing the doors there, from 2000-2004 John shared the same building Starr Cycle is in today with Sherwood Motorsports. Sherwood sold the motorcycles and ATV's, and John owned and ran the service department. In 2004 John bought out Sherwood Motorsports and renamed the business Starr Cycle- a small Harley Davidson and Japanese repair shop. He offered service and sales of pre-owned units, then in 2006 took on Yamaha, KTM, KYMCO and Genuine Scooters. In 2011 John bought the Honda Powersports line over from Luther Honda (a car dealership) in Mankato. About a year later, John took on Kawasaki. In 2013 John signed on with Victory Motorcycles, and in 2014 John also brought in Polaris' Slingshot line. In 2016, John took on CFMOTO ATV's and Side-by-Sides.

In 2017 Victory Motorcycles announced a hold on production, and Starr Cycle let the Slingshot line go. We still remain a Victory Motorcycles serving dealer, and continue to buy, trade in and sell pre-owned Victorys! In the same year, Starr Cycle joined the electric motorcycle world by becoming an UBCO dealer.

In 2018, John's son Nathan Zender took over the business. Since then, Starr Cycle has picked up the Benelli and SSR Motorsports lines, now making us a 10 brand dealership. As Starr Cycle continues to grow, we always keep John's wisdom and business teachings in mind, as well as his many unforgettable jokes and one-liners!

Today we have 13 characterful employees, 10 very unique brands & as always- a unique variety of pre-owned vehicles!