Rocker Billy Joel is turning his love for motorcycles into a money-making venture - he's opening his own bike store in his New York home town.

The finishing touches are being added to 20th Century Cycles in Oyster Bay, Long Island.

The store, which will sell bikes and accessories and serve as a hang out joint for fellow two-wheel enthusiasts, is named after an exhibition Joel staged in New York last year to show off his own impressive collection of fast rides.

The music icon has long been obsessed with motorbikes old and new. In 2005, he set up a restoration business with friend Ralph Schneider to rebuild old cycles, and he is frequently seen riding around his hometown on a vintage British bike from World War II.

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