The Brain Bucket

Rider Diaries, BMW

Enjoy the Ride // Romain Rolus' BMW R nineT

by Kelly Kawasaki

Why did you choose your BMW R NineT?
I’m a huge fan of custom bikes. They can be just like us, an extension of us, unique in our own way. The
BMW R NineT was a great choice : it is reliable, powerful and offers a lot of custom possibilities.

I bought a 2017 stock BMW R NineT Racer. Then I removed the front part, painted it all black and, in the end, I got a beautiful and unique bike.

Rider Diaries, Harley Davidson

Find Your Freedom // Zee's Harley Davidson Low Rider S

by Kelly Kawasaki

Why did you choose your Harley Davidson Low Rider S?
I chose my new bike, the
Harley Davidson Low Rider S, because I had been eyeing Dyna models over the years. I rode my Sportster for 4 years, but outgrew her and it was time for me to upgrade. I test rode the Harley Davidson Low Rider S and fell in love. The size was perfect for me, the power was amazing, as I could now keep up with my husband’s Harley Davidson V-Rod, and it’s just a really badass bike! A fun fact is that I inspired my husband to sell his Harley Davidson V-Rod for a twin Low Rider S with the 131 engine as well. His is barracuda silver and mine is black. That was definitely a win for me!

Rider Diaries, Harley Davidson, Ducati

Learn From One Another // Tav's Ducati and Harley Davidson Motorcycles

by Kelly Kawasaki

Why did you choose your Harley Davidson Fat Bob, your Harley Davidson Night Rod Special, and your Ducati Diavel Carbon?

I carefully chose my
Ducati Diavel Carbon, Harley Davidson Fat Bob, and Harley Davidson Night Rod Special because of their looks and performance. Aggressive, curvaceous, and eye-catching features of the motorcycle lure me in first, and then the power and the handling. The performance of the bike should send chills up my spine. When I get off it and start walking away, I look at the powerful machine and that feeling remains, and I want to go for another ride.

Rider Diaries, Honda

Be Patient and Thorough // Sam Sayago's Honda Interceptor VFR800

by Kelly Kawasaki

Why did you choose your Honda Interceptor VFR800 and how did you get into riding?

I got into riding out of necessity. Although I had contemplated it several times, I ruled it out as unnecessarily risky. Ironic coming from a US Army infantry veteran lol. This August my car had been needing too many repairs and it was beginning to cost too much. I had to sell it. I knew I still had payments on repairs and parts from the car so I couldn’t budget another payment. With the money from the sale, my only option was a bike.

Rider Diaries, Triumph

Conquering Fears // Tamara Raye's Triumph Scramblers

by Kelly Kawasaki

Why did you choose your Triumph Scramblers?
I have several bikes in the stable these days, but I choose them for their versatility. I am particularly partial to
Triumph Scramblers, either air-cooled 900's, the Street Scrambler, or the more robust Triumph 1200XC. I adore adventure riding on a modern classic and have found that venturing farther into the unknown on a big bike has pushed me to face my fears on and off-road, ultimately becoming a much more well-rounded and self-sufficient rider.