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.


@paul_neff142 • PAUL NEFF

What's in your garage?
  • 2022 KTM 500 EXC-W Rally Bike
  • 2018 Montessa 4RT Trials Bike
  • 2006 KTM 950 Adventure Bike
  • 1999 KTM 640 Adventure Bike
  • 1926 Harley Davidson JD
Tell me about your favorite bikes from the past.
The bikes I miss the most definitely revolve around racing. I would love to have a couple race bikes from the past. I love my past ISDE race bikes. My 2003 WR250f from Brazil, My GasGas 250 from Poland in 2004, and my 2005 KTM 525 I got my ISDE gold medal with from New Zealand.
How old were you when you first got into motorcycles?
I grew up in an off-road riding family, camping and riding in the mountains. I started riding my own bike at 4 years old on a Yamaha PW 50.
Where do you call home?
I live in Eatonville Washington.
What is your dream ride?
My dream ride is coming up January 2023. Im currently training and prepping for the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia. Its been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember and being one of the first Americans to finish Dakar in the malle moto class will be amazing.
What ATLAS kit are you using?
The bottom kit in black.
Tell us about yourself and your riding style.
When Im not digging holes working for the local water company You can find me in the trails and dirt roads of the Pacific Northwest mountains. I dabbled racing a bit of everything off-road when I was younger but found myself traveling the world chasing International six days enduro medals. After earning silver medals in Brazil and Poland my hard work paid off and I took home a Gold medal in New Zealand as a World Trophy Team competitor for team USA. I raced every sort of off-road event in the United States after New Zealand bringing home respectable finishes in select GNCCs, National Enduros, National Hare Scrambles, and EnduroCross Championship rounds. I struggled with a string of injuries and needed a change. That change came to me in the form of a trials motorcycle. I didn’t touch an enduro bike for years and focused only on trials. This lead me to fort William Scotland where I finished with a second class award in the Scottish Six Days Trials in 2014. Riding the Scottish was very motivating for me and I began riding enduro bikes again. This time rally events came calling and I learned to navigate and won the Enduro class at the Sonora Rally in Mexico. Rally has been an amazing format for me and Im currently training for the Dakar Rally which Ill be attempting to be one of the first Americans to ever finish in the Malle Moto Class.

If I had to describe my riding style in one word it would be diverse. I pride myself in being able to ride any type of bike on any type of terrain with all levels of riders. I truly just love riding motorcycles in general. From my old vintage bikes to my modern ktm rally bikes and everything in between being on 2 wheels feels like home to me.

@samuabj • SAMUELE SAPONARA

What's in your garage?
I currently have a KTM 1090 Adventure R and a Suzuki DRZ 400 Rally.
Tell me about your favorite bikes from the past.
I haven't had many bikes, but the Kawasaki Z750 has remained in my heart. I wanted it from when I was 15 until I bought it at 23. I didn't keep it because it went against my desire to travel and explore!
How old were you when you first got into motorcycles?
I can't call it a motorcycle, but at 5 I was riding my father's 50cc scooter. At 14 I became independent with my first scooter and at 16 I got my first real bike: the KTM 125 EXC of the year 2004. I remember it with great affection, in fact I returned years later always in KTM.
Where do you call home?
I call home that place where I feel good and where I have been well. At the moment I live near Milan but my heart is and will remain in Padua. I always feel at home in those areas!
What is your dream ride?
My dream trip is, at the moment, the Balkans on the TET with my DRZ 400. But I think the best trip is always the next! I like to think step by step, although I wish I could go to the North Cape or to America.
What ATLAS kit are you using?
Tell us about yourself and your riding style.
I'm a weirdo. I love speed as much as I love asphalt and off-road. The bikes I feel most comfortable with are adventure bikes. I like to travel as a couple but also alone, I go fast for the adrenaline but also slowly to savor the landscapes. Sometimes I like to be in silence looking at the horizon, dreaming of new adventures and fully enjoying what I am in front of!

@md_moto_adv • MARIO

What's in your garage?
There is my Benelli TRK502X.
Tell me about your favorite bikes from the past.
It's the one I own right now because it's my first one.
How old were you when you first got into motorcycles?
I was interested in bikes since I was a kid but life has a strange path and now, here I am, stepping into this interesting adventure in my 30's.
Where do you call home?
Despite the fact that I live in Zagreb, Croatia's capital, my home is on island Krk where I grew up.
What is your dream ride?
Since I really like my Benelli it would be a TRK800.
What ATLAS kit are you using?
I'm using a Top Kit.
Tell us about yourself and your riding style.
My obsession is motorcycle adventure and photography so I combined those two passions together. When I travel around I prefer unpaved roads, thats how you always get surprised by stunning locations and thats why I always have my essential photo gear with me.

@tentadventure_rider • PAOLO SECOMANDI

What's in your garage?
In my garage there is actually a Yamaha T7.
Tell me about your favorite bikes from the past.
How old were you when you first got into motorcycles?
I started riding at 16 with a Yamaha XT125X.
Where do you call home?
I am originally from a small village in the countryside, not that far from Bergamo, but thanks to my job (as a chef) I had the chance to travel a lot and felt at home everywhere I was.
What is your dream ride?
My dream would be to reach on two wheels all the most unexplored places in the world, where nature is still prevailing, such as Iceland or some parts of South America.
What ATLAS kit are you using?
I am using the Top Kit.
Tell us about yourself and your riding style.
I love motorbikes at 360°, from Harley-Davidson to sport bikes, but at this moment of my life the motorbikes that better fit my riding style and needs are adventure bikes. With this kind of bike I can easily travel, explore and even do some off-road riding.

@wind.road.therapy • WIND.ROAD.THERAPY

What's in your garage?
2018 Kawasaki Vulcan S 650.
Tell me about your favorite bikes from the past.
I once rode Jare Weems' Hollywood Run Motorcycle, that was exciting!
How old were you when you first got into motorcycles?
I was 51 when I received my Motorcycle Endorsement.
Where do you call home?
I live in Florida, but I'm from NYC.
What is your dream ride?
Pacific Coast Highway.
What ATLAS kit are you using?
Bottom Mount Kit in Black.
Tell us about yourself and your riding style.
I learned to ride later in life and I'm a total cruiser. The reason I learned to ride, is that I wanted to enjoy the beautiful scenery of this country up close, so with that, my riding style would be classified as "Stopping to Smell the Roses".

Notier's Frontiers • TIM NOTIER

Yamaha MT-07 Official ATLAS Throttle Lock Rider
What's in your garage?
2016 KTM 1190 Adventure R
Tell me about your favorite bikes from the past.
My first motorcycle was a 650cc Yamaha V-Star Classic that I quickly outgrew and upgraded directly to a 1900cc Yamaha Raider. The Yamaha Raider was a down and dirty cruiser that I loved the look of, but we quickly realized that it wouldn't be the motorcycle that we would travel around the world on. My wife Marisa and I then bought a 2014 KTM 1190 Adventure (S) and rode across 3 continents, 25 countries, and 86k miles on the back of over the course of 4 years. I just sold that KTM to upgrade to a 2016 KTM 1190 Adventure (R), but I will miss our original KTM as it took us to countless magical places.
How old were you when you first got into motorcycles?
I was in my early 20s when I got the itch to buy a motorcycle. I didn't know how to ride one when I purchased a 650cc Yamaha V-Star Classic and stalled up and down my block for a week before attempting to take it down any other road.
Where do you call home?
After selling all our possessions, we technically don't have a home, but we have a couple of 'home bases' in the States. We like to go back to the States and spend time with friends and family every 2 years just outside of Chicago.
What is your dream ride?
My wife and I have ridden through Mexico, Central, and South America, and halfway up the African continent. The two of us have experienced so many wonderful memories that will stay with us for the rest of our lives, and we have only covered a tiny portion of the world. But we are extremely excited to ride around Iceland!
What ATLAS kit are you using?
Bottom kit black. Fits great and is out of the way until needed!
Tell us about yourself and your riding style.
We are 2Up (and Overloaded) so we tend to travel a little slower than most. But Marisa and I love to crawl our way over rocky mountains, through rivers, and down switchbacks as we meander around the world. Marisa creates YouTube content on our travels as I write books and magazine articles to help reflect how truly amazing traveling the world on two wheels can be.

MeerkatADV • BRADY ALLEN

Yamaha MT-07 Official ATLAS Throttle Lock Rider
What's in your garage?
I ride a 2021 Yamaha Tenere 700.
Tell me about your favorite bikes from the past.
Probably my favorite from the past was a Triumph Scrambler 900, it wasn't the best bike I've ever had but it had the most personality and character.
How old were you when you first got into motorcycles?
I got into riding late, I learned how to ride at 32 and jumped feet first into it.
Where do you call home?
Currently the road is home. I'm attempting to travel and document my travels on the road for as long as possible.
What is your dream ride?
I have a bucket list of rides I hope to work through, I think following the Dakar or crossing the Simpson Desert in Australia would be pretty cool though.
What ATLAS kit are you using?
I have used Atlas throttle locks on five bikes at this point. Right now I have the top kit on my Tenere 700.
Tell us about yourself and your riding style.
My joke is my riding style is badly. Or that I basically do dumb stuff off road. I try to ride as much dirt as I can so I guess the best description would be adventure riding.

DAVR • DAVIDE NAPOLETANO

Yamaha MT-07 Official ATLAS Throttle Lock Rider
What's in your garage?
-I currently have a 2014 Yamaha MT 07, but a second bike is on the way
Tell me about your favorite bikes from the past.
-In the past I had a Yamaha XT 125X, a Yamaha MT 07 (same as the current one), a Yamaha MT 09 but the bike I liked most is the Ducati Panigale 959 that I had for 1 year and a half.
How old were you when you first got into motorcycles?
-I had my first bike at 17 but I followed motorcycles as a child .. at the age of 9 I had my first mini bike as a gift.
Where do you call home?
-Anywhere on my bike...
What is your dream ride?
-I hope one day to reach northern Europe starting from my city Naples, Italy
What ATLAS kit are you using?
-I have the black bottom kit.
Tell us about yourself and your riding style.
-Grew up among sports as a first experience, now I am looking into motorcycle touring .. and for this very reason, I believe that an accessory like ATLAS is a must!

@scramblerstories • CAITLYN & CHRIS

What's in your garage?
2017 Triumph Street Scrambler, 2020 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE, and a 2021 Honda Rebel 500.
Tell me about your favorite bikes from the past.
Caitlyn: I saw a 1966 Harley Sportster at the Barber Vintage Motorcycle Museum that I absolutely fell in love with. Something I'll have to keep an eye out for one day.
Chris: I love classic motorbikes from the 60s and 70s, Triumph, Norton, BSA, but in a fantasy world I'd love to have a 1930 Brough Superior SS100.
How old were you when you first got into motorcycles?
Caitlyn: I didn't grow up with motorcycles, but I was always attracted to them. As many things in life, it was something I wanted to get into but was always on the back burner. That is until Chris got his first Triumph while we were dating. Before you know it, I was racking up tons of miles as a pillion and dreaming about being on my own bike.
Chris: I was always drawn towards motorcycles, but I didn't come from a family that rode. It wasn't until I was 19 that I was able to purchase my first bike, a Yamaha 600cc sport bike from the 80s for $500!
Where do you call home?
For the next few years we'll be traveling around on motorcycles, but the place we've lived that has felt the most like "home" is definitely New Orleans. Both of us instantly felt at home in the Big Easy, and our plans are to move back once we've traveled around the world.
What is your dream ride?
Caitlyn: My number one dream is to ride through Mongolia, but I also have a stone from the Arctic Ocean that I need to return. Chris grabbed it on his ride to Deadhorse to challenge me with returning it.
Chris: I feel like there's too many! Africa is probably number one on my list, especially North Africa. Morocco and Egypt are two I am very excited for.
What ATLAS kit are you using?
Caitlyn is using the bottom kit, and Chris is using the top kit.
Tell us about yourself and your riding style.
We're Caitlyn and Chris and we are adventurous souls who love to travel to new places and meet new people. After watching the Long Way series for the first time, Caitlyn spit out the words "can we do that?" In just four words, a new dream and direction in life was born. We've been working towards that since, with Chris already knocking out a 16,000 mile trip to the top of Alaska and back, along with multiple trips across the US on a motorcycle.
Now we're about to embark on a trip of traveling full-time on motorcycles around North America for the next two years, while telling stories via YouTube on subjects that we find interesting. All this while Chris works his remote job from the road until we are ready to ship the bikes to Europe and begin tackling the rest of the world.

@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. 

@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!

My Passion for Riding Collides with my Love for Photography - an Article by @livingstone_moto


@desmojoy • JORIS DEPLAINE

What's in your garage?
Currently I have just purchased a Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled Fasthouse edition limited to 800 copies worldwide.
Tell me about your favorite bikes from the past.
I haven't had a lot of motorcycle but my favorite is still this desert sled scrambler, perfect for my mixed use, road and country road.
How old were you when you first got into motorcycles?
I started riding at the age of 13, with a Kawasaki KX 85 in motocross racing, 
then a SX 125 KTM at 16 years old and a Kawasaki KX250F at 21 years old. My very first road bike was a 2018 MT-07 when I was 30 years old, a Monster 821 Ducati at 32 years old and also a 1994 Yamaha XTZ 660.
Where do you call home?
I live in France in the Massif Central, where winding roads and mountain passes are waiting for you.
What is your dream ride?
The motorcycle of my dreams is the one I currently own but I like the Streetfighter V4S from Ducati .
What ATLAS kit are you using?
Tell us about yourself and your riding style.
I am a full-time bus driver. To relax after a hard day's work, I get on my motorbike and go on an adventure on the road and in the paths! , I travel a lot on my own, it allows me to travel serenely, and I stop very often in search of a spot to photograph the landscapes and immortalize these moments.
I am also a creator of content, photos and videos and I share my emotions and pictures on YouTube and Instagram. I like to share my passion.

@goruffly • JESS STONE

What's in your garage?
I ride a 2013 BMW G650GS with a K9 Moto Cockpit motorcycle dog carrier mounted behind me to carry my 75lb German shepherd Moxie.
Tell me about your favorite bikes from the past.
Before the G650GS, I bought a TVS 160cc while living in Liberia, West Africa. The TVS was my ‘learner bike’ and I put about 1000km on it before upgrading to the BMW and setting off on a North and South America trip.
How old were you when you first got into motorcycles?
I was in my late 20s when I first learned to ride. My then-boyfriend, now husband, Greg, wanted to do a North and South America motorcycle trip. He invited me to come along but only on the condition that I would ride on my own motorcycle. I was intimidated but up for the challenge. We were then living in Liberia, West Africa and I bought a TVS 160cc for learning to ride. About 9 months and 1000km later, we started the trip!
Where do you call home?
I’m originally from Toronto, Canada but I spent most of my 20s living in Africa and working as an international aid worker. For the past 5 years, I live in Panajachel, Guatemala. My husband and I came here to support a women’s Microfinance and empowerment nonprofit and we fell in love with the region. Soon, we began working with indigenous women artisans and launched our ethical outdoor dog gear brand RUFFLY.
What is your dream ride?
It starts in March 2022. I’m riding around the world with my 75lb dog on the back and I’m doing it to raise $100k for the nonprofit Girl Up, which was founded by the United Nations Foundation, to empower girls towards achieving gender equality.
What ATLAS kit are you using?
Tell us about yourself and your riding style.
I’m an ex-international aid worker and founder of the ethical outdoor dog gear brand RUFFLY where we work with indigenous women artisans and tailors to create dog gear that does good, goes everywhere, and looks amazing! We also make the K9 Moto Cockpit motorcycle dog carrier for medium and large dogs. I suppose you would describe my riding style as “adventure motorcycle travel with a big dog”!

@northfrontier • ELI RUIZ

What's in your garage?
A KTM 950 Adventure.
Tell me about your favorite bikes from the past.
My favorite bike has to be the one I own right now and it's the KTM 950 ADV, just love how the bike feels.
How old were you when you first got into motorcycles?
My first bike was a Yamaha DT LC 50cc back in 92. Rode it a few times but eventually picked up riding again at 32.
Where do you call home?
I was born in Caracas, Venezuela but moved to the Dominican Republic to start a media production company.
What is your dream ride?
KTM 1290 ADV.
What ATLAS kit are you using?
Tell us about yourself and your riding style.
I currently own a Media Production company in the Dominican Republic, basically all the weekends me and some friends go out and ride. I grab my camera and take a couple of shots with my bike and beautiful scenery. Nothing beats that. 

UrAvgRider • THOMAS REVES

What's in your garage?
I currently only own a 2018 Honda CB650F as I just sold my 2014 Triumph Bonneville. But I am looking for a second bike for this riding season.
Tell me about your favorite bikes from the past.
Practically I would have to say that the Honda CB650F is my favourite bike. But emotionally I would choose the Bonneville for sure.
How old were you when you first got into motorcycles?
I’ve been around motorcycles my entire life but only purchased my first motorcycle in 2012. A Triumph Speedmaster.
Where do you call home?
Home is Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
What is your dream ride?
Too much to choose from. One day I would love to be cruising Route 66 on a Harley Davidson and another day I dream about riding a Husqvarna Norden 901 into Alaska.
What ATLAS kit are you using?
I am using the Black Top Kit on my Honda CB650F. It has been a real game changer for long distance riding.
Tell us about yourself and your riding style.
Greetings and salutations, UrAvgRider here. I love all motorcycles. Period. I started riding a cruiser and then got into a cafe racer. I started to get hooked on long distance riding which is why I ended up with the CB650F. Long distance riding turned into adventure seeking. I’m always looking for the next adventure. Along the way, I started my little YouTube channel to share my adventure.

@themotoscout • CHRIS

What's in your garage?
I just sold my 1983 Kawasaki 440 so I just have the 2019 Indian Scout Bobber.
Tell me about your favorite bikes from the past.
I love motorcycles. Maybe I wouldn’t buy them all but I would certainly ride them all lol. I love the classic Triumph Bonneville going back to the 50’s, and of course Harley is just iconic although not my first choice. I’m partial to Indian just because I’ve grown to love them so the original 48 Chief is an awesome bike. I do love my first bike and I’m glad I learned on it- 1983 Kawasaki 440 LTD.
How old were you when you first got into motorcycles?
I grew up riding some dirt bikes and four wheelers. I didn’t get into street bikes until 5 years ago.
Where do you call home?
I live on the Central Jersey Shore near Belmar Beach & Asbury Park.
What is your dream ride?
If I could buy any bike with no limitations to price I would probably go with an Arch motorcycle. Right now I’d love to have my current bike, and add an Indian Challenger, and some kind of Dual Sport to the fleet. 
What ATLAS kit are you using?
I have the bottom kit in black and I love it. 
Tell us about yourself and your riding style.
I love tech and cameras so connecting on Youtube and Social media to other people in the Moto Community comes naturally to me. I do freelance video work with a couple non-profits and get to travel quite a bit. Riding is my outlet, and I pretty much ride everyday even when its pretty cold out. I love to travel on the bike and I’ve got a few longer trips under my belt and planning for more. The Scout Bobber has a lot of low end torque and power especially in the 5800 RPM range and above so I like to push it when I get the chance and hit some good twisty back roads.  

Adventures of the Bearded Bobber • JEFFERY MAYES JR

What's in your garage?
Hey so names Jeff the Bearded Bobber. In my garage I currently have a 2018 Indian Scout Bobber , 2020 Indian Challenger and my wife’s 2020 Indian Chief Darkhorse.
Tell me about your favorite bikes from the past.
Growing up I’ve always been a fan of old school Indian motorcycles and my dads old purple Harley Soft.
How old were you when you first got into motorcycles?
I’ve loved motorcycles since I was a kid but didn’t get into riding until I hit 30. Took a riders course and got my Bobber the rest as they say is history lol. I didn’t realize that was only the beginning.
Where do you call home?
I consider myself from Kingman Arizona but I’ve lived in Southern California for 17 years now and I currently live in Redlands, CA.
What is your dream ride?
so I’ve been knocking my bucket list down. Did Sturgis and most of PCH. Route 66 is still a dream for me to ride all the way.
What ATLAS kit are you using?
I have the black bottom kit.
Tell us about yourself and your riding style.
I started riding 4 years ago roughly and not long after I turned it into YouTube. It has to be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The new friends and family I’ve made along the way is incredible. My riding style would have to be aggressively laid back lol I love my cruisers but I do love taking them fast as well. Long distance beautiful rides have to be my favorite.

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