Official ATLAS Riders

From behind ape hangers to moto whip'n dual sport travelers, ATLAS Riders are a diverse bunch. We wave with our right hands and spend more time on motorcycles than inside cars. Here are some of those likeminded folks we enjoy.


@vmax_victoria • GABRIEL JONES

What's in your garage?
Currently I have ‘Victoria’, my 2009 Yamaha Vmax and a 2020 Honda Monkey. 
Tell me about your favorite bikes from the past.
I bought an old ‘81 Honda CX500 and my father and I spent a winter building a cafe racer out of it. By April it turned out really cool and even though it wasn’t fast, it still turned heads. And some of the most fun I’ve had was on my old 1997 Yamaha Vmax. I put 18,000 miles on it in the 4 years I owned it. 
How old were you when you first got into motorcycles?
I was roughly 8 years old when I first started on 2 wheeled motorcycles. I grew up on an old Honda Trail 70 and rode dirt bikes until I was old enough to ride a street bike.
Where do you call home?
I reside in Spokane, Washington. But I’m originally from a rural community that's just off the Columbia River called Gifford. Raised on a small farm surrounded by mountains of Douglas Fir and Ponderosa Pine with twisty back roads.
What is your dream ride?
I own it. I know it sounds cliche, but it’s true. The Vmax is everything I want in a bike. It’s got  great handling, it’s comfortable, and the power is violent enough to make you poop your pants. The Vmax has such a unique design that the most frequent question I get is, “What kind of bike is that?” It's a motorcycle that’s been respected by all and holds quite the reputation. 
What ATLAS kit are you using?
Currently running a black top kit on my Yamaha Vmax and a polished bottom kit on the Honda Monkey.
Tell us about yourself and your riding style.
As much as I enjoy riding alone, I honestly have the most fun riding with my family and friends. I enjoy touring across the states and exploring new places just as much as ripping around town. I’ve been riding a long time and consider myself very composed while riding. If you happen to find me out riding in the wild, you may see me mixed in a group of stunt riders, out at the racetrack, or out riding with the wife. If you catch me out by myself, odds are, I have my camera with me to take pictures for Instagram. 

EN187 • NEIL BRAYBROOK

Honda Rebel Official ATLAS Throttle Lock Rider
What's in your garage?
Currently: 2010 Kawasaki Z1000, 2017 Kawasaki Z125, 2019 Honda Rebel 500.
Tell me about your favorite bikes from the past.
May favorite bike I have owned was probably my 2006 Honda CBR1000rr. Such a great bike! 
How old were you when you first got into motorcycles?
I've always wanted to ride since I can remember, saved up and got my first motorcycle when I was 20 and riding ever since! 
Where do you call home?
Grand Rapids Michigan! Beer City USA! 
What is your dream ride?
Recently invited to a Triumph event in AZ to test ride the new models. The 2020 Rocket 3 R is just insane! I would love to own one someday! 
What ATLAS kit are you using?
I have the black bottom kit version on my 2019 Honda Rebel! Looks awesome and works great! 
Tell us about yourself and your riding style.
My name is Neil and I have had a passion for riding my whole life, saved up to buy my first bike; a Suzuki SV650s. That started the fire for riding and the community. I have been riding ever since and enjoy making Motovlogs for my Youtube channel and riding with friends and bikers I have met via the community. We have a large meet here in Michigan for the Grom / Z125 mini bikes every year for the past 4 years. This past year we had over 550 riders and raised money for local children's charities! I love the bike community and have made some great friends all over the globe because of motorcycles and our shared passion for them. Nothing like 2 wheels and an open road and the sound of your bike.

@one_wheel_ahead • MALTE FISCHBACH

What's in your garage?
Currently I have my 2019 Husqvarna 701 Enduro. 
Tell me about your favorite bikes from the past.
The Husqvarna 701 is my first Motorcycle. But when I was 17, I had a 50cc moped, a Simson S51, it was never running well.
How old were you when you first got into motorcycles?
Since I watched the Long Way Round series, at the age of 18, I knew that I want to do something like that in the future. But actually Motorcycles fascinated me already when I was much younger.
Where do you call home?
I was born and raised in a German city called Fulda in the State of Hesse. Thats my Home, I still live there.
What is your dream ride?
My Husqvarna is pretty much what I would call my dream bike, but I also always wanted a Kawasaki KLR 650, sadly you can’t buy them anymore in Germany.
What ATLAS kit are you using?
I’m using the black top kit version on my Husqvarna.
Tell us about yourself and your riding style.
My name is Malte and I like to travel by Motorcycle, Bicycle or with my backpack. I like to ride off-road and on-road, ideally both at the same trip. As I’m a new rider, (license since 2 years) I have still to learn a lot, especially the off-road stuff. My Husqvarna and all the accessories have to withstand a lot of punishment, mostly because of me tumbling off the bike in the dirt. But practice makes perfect, right? Nevertheless I feel unstoppable on my Motorcycle and I want to ride as much as possible. Beside riding I’m a mechanic hobbyist, working on 4x4s and on my Husqvarna of course. Recently I started making YouTube Videos about my Motorcycle and about traveling.  

@lady_rebel18 • LADY REBEL

What's in your garage?
I have a 2018 Indian Scout in the unique color of willow green and cream. 
Tell me about your favorite bikes from the past.
This Indian Scout is my first bike!
How old were you when you first got into motorcycles?
I was a passenger rider on my husband's bike for many years. In 2019 he bought me the Indian Scout for my 30th birthday and the rest is history!
Where do you call home?
The fabulous Las Vegas, NV!
What is your dream ride?
I love my Indian Scout but I have my eye on the new 2022 Indian Motorcycle lineup!
What ATLAS kit are you using?
The bottom kit version on my Indian Scout.
Tell us about yourself and your riding style.
Lucky for us in Las Vegas, it’s riding weather for the vast majority of the year. I love meeting new people and going for rides whether it be to the national parks of southern Utah, over to Arizona or California, or just through our city of Las Vegas. I am an active member of the Indian Motorcycle Riders Group in Las Vegas and I help plan group rides and events. Feel free to follow on Instagram @lady_rebel18 to see where I ride to next!

Backcountry Adventure Motorsports • KYLE COOPER

What's in your garage?
I currently own a 2016 Honda Africa Twin, 2012 BMW F800GS, 2005 KTM 450EXC (570 Big Bore) and a 2012 Yamaha TW200.
Tell me about your favorite bikes from the past.
This is a really hard one. At one time I had 32 motorcycles in my garage so picking a favorite isn’t easy. The bike that got me into adventure riding was a 2005 VStrom 650. Although not really made for off-road ADV riding, this bike took me places I had no business riding it. I took this bike all over Oregon. Another older favorite of mine in the ADV category was my 2002 KTM 640 Adventure. I loved this bike off road. It was so fun and with the larger tank it could go forever it seemed like. However you couldn’t ride it for long periods of time because the vibration from the famous LC4 motor would have your hands and feet numb in no time haha.  
How old were you when you first got into motorcycles?
I rode ATVs pretty much my whole life and didn’t buy my first motorcycle until I was 22. 
Where do you call home?
I currently live in Coeur d’Alene Idaho.
What is your dream ride?
I’m hoping to complete one of my dream rides December 2021 where I will ride from my home in north Idaho down to Baja and to Cabo and back. My BIG bucket list ride is to go from Dead Horse AK To Argentina.
What ATLAS kit are you using?
I have used the original ATLAS kit on my Africa Twin since 2016, but just recently switched to the top kit
Tell us about yourself and your riding style.
Kyle Cooper (A.K.A. Backcountry Adventure Motorsports) Backcountry Adv Motorsports is an adventure company I started back in 2016. Coming from a military and Law Enforcement background I’ve always enjoyed the outdoors as well as the serenity of being on a motorcycle and being disconnected from the stresses in our daily lives. Being on a motorcycle for me is truly a form of meditation and has helped me get through many hard times in my life as well as the mental wounds from both combat and law enforcement.

I started B.A.M. after being hurt while on the job that would later end up being a career ending injury in late 2015. This was the motivation to get out and do what I truly love on motorcycles. For 15 months after being medically retired, my family and I traveled in an RV to the all lower 48 states as well as Alaska and Canada. During this time I was fortunate enough to ride in all 50 states (I flew to HI) and explore what each state had to offer. We ended up settling down in Coeur d’Alene Idaho. Here we have so many areas to explore and it is an adventure playground. After settling here, I started my tour company and began doing more social media and found myself becoming an influencer. I had a large following early on as I was one of the first people in the US to own a new Honda Africa Twin (serial number is in the low 100s) and continued that traction as I began producing “how to” and ride videos when we were traveling. Since then I have started doing NW based guided trips on both ADV and snow bikes and as well as produce at least one video a week as either a gear or ride review. I’m currently revamping my website to add more space for ride and gear reviews and should have this available live soon. (Ridewithbam.com)

ADV Motorcycling is truly my life and other than my family, pretty much makes up who I am and what I enjoy doing. If I’m not at home spending time with my family, you can bet I’m on my bike exploring.

MotoSouth • TIM THIBODAUX

MotoSouth Official ATLAS Throttle Lock Rider
What's in your garage?
2017 Yamaha FZ09
Tell me about your favorite bikes from the past.
As a former 14 year employee of a motorcycle dealership, I’ve had the opportunity to ride a multitude of bikes. My riding interests began with motocross bikes and eventually branched out to the street. One of the bikes that always stood out for me as being the most fun was my 2004 KTM 625SMC, it was like riding a motocross bike on the street!
How old were you when you first got into motorcycles?
I was probably around 13 when I got my first bike, a 1977 YZ80. It definitely wasn’t anything fancy but it ran and was something to ride.
Where do you call home?
Houma, Louisiana.
What is your dream ride?
For me, my dream ride is usually the one in my garage. I will say that I currently have my eye on a few of the new adventure bikes that have recently hit the market.
What ATLAS kit are you using?
Tell us about yourself and your riding style.
I’ve been an enthusiast for as long as I can remember and I enjoy pretty much all categories of riding. Most of my riding takes place on the backroads along the many Louisiana bayous and waterways. With the purchase of my current bike, I decided to begin a YouTube channel, MotoSouth, to share the customization process of my bike and to help others who might want to do the same. It has grown steadily over the last couple of years, and my videos have received over 1 million views so far.

@1200xc • BEN BLIGHT

What's in your garage?
Triumph Scrambler 1200XC
Triumph Street Triple 675
Honda Monkey 125
Tell me about your favorite bikes from the past.
My favorite bike I've owned is my street triple, the one I have now is my second one! My favourite bike of all time, is probably the Norton Domiracer.
How old were you when you first got into motorcycles?
Always been into bikes, but never had the cash to buy one until I was 30! 
Where do you call home?
The U.K - Despite the reputation for weather, it’s an island still full of amazing sites and a lot of hidden gem roads. 
What is your dream ride?
Norton V4SS or Possibly a Arch KRGT-1. 
What ATLAS kit are you using?
Currently running a black top kit on my street triple.
Tell us about yourself and your riding style.
Depending on who I’m riding with and on which bike I’m using, I enjoy spirited riding, both on and off road. Not too fast so as I don’t take time to absorb my surroundings of the beautiful country I inhabit however.  

@ballamoto • MATT BALLAM

What's in your garage?
Just the XSR700 at the moment, but I'm hoping to pick up a CRF250L for some real off road stuff soon.
Tell me about your favorite bikes from the past.
One of my favourite bikes was actually a 110cc pit bike that we used to rip around the local chalk quarrays! So much fun, and physically small enough that you basically couldn't hurt yourself if you fell off!
How old were you when you first got into motorcycles?
I owned my first motorcycle at about 11 years old. It was a little twist-and-go thing we had for a bit of fun. I then went through the phase of having a pit bike when I was around 16. But it wasn't until I was around my mid 20s that I really got into bikes properly. That's when I got my full road licence and a trusty 22 year old Suzuki Bandit 600!
Where do you call home?
South England, just north of Portsmouth.
What is your dream ride?
I don't really have one dream bike so much as a dream garage! With a few different bikes which are perfect for different things. I'd love a great little off road bike for the lanes, something like a Triumph Bobber for cruising, and then my XSR700 for some faster fun. And maybe a Jaguar F type too...
What ATLAS kit are you using?
The bottom kit, in black. 
Tell us about yourself and your riding style.
My name's Matt, and I'm a 3D designer by trade, and a motorcycle and photography enthusiast by passion. I'm lucky enough to live in amongst some great countryside in the South of England, with some lovely roads and beautiful scenery. And although I do love a good blast on some great roads, I've recently started getting into more off road riding too, with hopes of getting a proper dirt bike in the near future. Most of the time I'm on the road, I'm just cruising around the countryside, taking it all in, and stopping for coffee way too many times!

@livingstone_moto • BILL LIVINGSTONE

What's in your garage?
I've currently got my 1996 BMW r1100GS and I love the crossover of on and off road use. 
Tell me about your favorite bikes from the past.
My favourite bike from the past has to be my very first bike I learned on, a 1978 Honda CB400, that was abandoned, hadn't been ridden for over a decade and took a whole winter to rebuild! 
How old were you when you first got into motorcycles?
In hindsight, way too old! I've always been interested and as a kid wanted to try dirt bikes, but I never rode a motorcycle until I was in my mid 20's. Once I bought my first bike, there was no going back!
Where do you call home?
I live just outside of Toronto, Canada.
What is your dream ride?
That would have to be a BMW rnineT scrambler. I'm excited about the new 2022 models with the updated suspension for my style of off-road riding.
What ATLAS kit are you using?
I'm using the black version of the top ATLAS kit.
Tell us about yourself and your riding style.
I'm a full time graphic designer/photographer. My way of relaxing is to grab my camera, hop on my motorcycle and go on adventures! I love riding on anything from smooth pavement to dirt trails and anything in between. Most of the time through the week I travel on my own, but I have some close friends that join me on the weekends and they share an interest in Adventure bikes. For me, the best kind of trip is anything that involves my bike going from point A to point B and having fun along the way!

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