May 24, 2016 | Sherman Yang
A day in the life of Glory Sales and Service icon Justin Kell, who let LA Motorcyclist into his Glendale-based workshop for a peek at what he's been working on since the recent closure of his Hollywood Blvd storefront, a fixture in the LA motorcycling world since 1999.
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May 18, 2016 | DGR
The official 2015 Distinguished Gentleman's Ride global ride video is now live with footage from events across the world. More than 37,000 riders from 400+ cities participated in last year's event, raising 2.31 million USD for prostate cancer research. This year worldwide organizers are aiming to more than double that total to five million USD with the support of Triumph Motorcycles, Zenith Watches and riders. Pre-registration is now open at gentlemansride.com for the Sept. 25 fundraiser.
May 11, 2016 | Jose Gallina
Jose Gallina is an automotive and fashion photographer based out of Los Angeles. Growing up he was surrounded by vintage motorcycles, sparking his interest in bikes from a very a young age. Gallina's motorcycle enthusiasm spans a wide spectrum from vintage racing bikes and old choppers to MotoGP.
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May 8, 2016 | LA Motorcyclist
And we have three winners ... To celebrate spring, our friends at Biltwell Inc have given LA Motorcyclist some nice prizes to give away this month ... three packages in fact:
1) $100 Gift Certificate, along with a T-shirt and Mandana Bandana
Winner: Jessica Renich, Trabuco Canyon, CA
2) Rover Helmet Bag valued at $59.95, along with a T-shirt and Mandana Bandana
Winner: Jacob Calabrese, Erie, PA
3) Gasolina Red Fuel Bottle valued at $19.95, along with a T-shirt and Mandana Bandana
Winner: Joseph Produn, Brooklyn, NY
If your name is listed as a winner check your email for instructions or contact us at Mark@LAMotorcyclist.com for details on how to obtain your prize. Thanks to all who entered and stay tuned for our next contest / giveaway coming soon.
RULES AND ELIGIBILTY: Entrants must be from the US to qualify. All personal information (name, email address, etc) will not be shared with any outside parties. The info will only be used by LA Motorcyclist and Biltwell to market to you at a future date, at which point you will have the opportunity to opt out of any further email correspondence. Contest runs from April 7 through May 7, 2016. The winners will be contacted by email at which point a shipping address for the prize will be required. Only one entry per email will be accepted. The winners will be drawn May 8, 2016.
May 6, 2016 | Rahoul Ghose
Bike connoisseurs and aficionados have a chance to see -- and possibly purchase -- a $160,000, one-of-a-kind motorcycle in California this month, a functional art-piece with ties to early 20th century moto design, deep from the heart of New Jersey.
La Regina delle Velocita -- ‘The Queen of Speed’ -- a fully handmade motorcycle emulating the heritage of pre-war motorcycles from the early 1920s, is currently on display at Aether in Los Angeles (161 S La Brea Ave) through May 12, and will also feature at the annual Quail Motorcycle Gathering by Peninsula Signature Events in Carmel, CA, May 14.
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April 18, 2016 | Stan Evans
Sometimes a good story is right in front of you – if you can catch it …
I had just moved to LA and a friend took me on an exploration of the Angeles Crest Hwy. Halfway up to Newcombs Ranch, a Ducati Panigale came blitzing by, and, for the few turns that I kept up, I couldn’t help but fixate on how smooth and fast this guy was!
As he drifted off into the distance, I made a note to figure out who he was. When I arrived at Newcombs he was pulling off his leathers and helmet, revealing a frame easily over six feet tall. This compounded his skill for me because most Moto GP riders are 5’7” on average so they can move around on a sport bike fitting in the cockpit easier. Motorcycling can always use more colorful characters and I most certainly had found one. That was my introduction to Adey Bennett.
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April 12, 2016 | Rahoul Ghose
For Eddie Lee the opportunity to capture a small piece of American motorcycle history in photos was a dream come true, the culmination of a decade of planning and hard work.
Lee’s Kickstarter campaign to produce his first book -- Timeless American ~ A Selection Of Pre-1916 Motorcycles – literally kicks off today, a project which he hopes will not only tell an important part of US motorcycle history, but also inspire people to pursue their passions.
“In a way, it pays homage to these great pioneers, innovators and engineers that paved the way for us today, and also illustrates the impeccable craftsmanship and skills from some of the restorers, and their dedication to the preservation of these timeless antiques,” says Lee, a Costa Mesa, California-based photographer, designer and entrepreneur. “It’s almost a lost art and I really wanted to showcase it in a very rich, visual way.”
UPDATE: MAY 17, 2016: Eddie Lee's Kickstarter surpassed its goal, raising $25,705 by the Monday night deadline, courtesy of 187 backers. Supporters can soon look forward to their first edition of TIMELESS AMERICAN: A Selection of Pre-1916 Motorcycles, which now heads into production.
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March 29, 2016 | Sherman Yang
February 2016 -- Sixteen friends embarked on a seven-day journey through Baja, Mexico. Flying from Los Angeles to Cabo, the group picked up motorcycles -- courtesy of Eagleriders -- and made the 1157-mile journey north through countless towns and villages, mountains, deserts and ocean panoramics ... truly the adventure of a lifetime. The ride was organized with the help of LA Motorcyclist as a marketing shoot for Eagleriders, who also had a support vehicle along for the ride. The trip and footage shot -- stills, video and drone coverage -- conveyed the magnitude of the entire experience of EagleRider, in which the bike is secondary to the incredible people and experiences that surround it.
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