The Brain Bucket

Rider Diaries, BMW

WYLD // Nathan Shew's Custom BMW R100 Motorcycles

by Kelly Kawasaki

Why did you choose the BMW R100 series to customize?
Vintage has always spoken to me more than modern vehicles. So much so that I started a company building out vintage vehicles and motorcycles called WYLD Garage Co.. W.Y.L.D. standing for What You Love Doing / What You Love Driving is a passion project I started after selling one of my companies.

Rider Diaries, Yamaha

Keep Rippin' // Jason Hamborg's Yamaha YZ250x

by Kelly Kawasaki

Why did you choose your Yamaha YZ250x?
I chose my current bike mainly because I ride a lot of different types of terrain, from motocross to hard enduro, and the
Yamaha YZ250x satisfies all of those styles pretty well. Plus, Yamaha's have always had a place in my heart since I started on the ol' PW50.

Rider Diaries, Kawasaki, Yamaha

Don't Be a Squid // Phoenix Rider's Kawasaki Ninja 400 and Yamaha Bolt

by Kelly Kawasaki

How did you get into riding motorcycles?
I grew up in Dhaka, Bangladesh. A very overcrowded city with millions of motorcycle roaming around the city. I was initiated with motorcycle riding at an early age by my cousin who had
Honda CB125. Back in the early 90s, a 125cc seemed like a big bike, and I was 12 years old. Before that, I rode bicycles since I was 5, owned motorized trikes, and had a mini-moto. My dad owned a Suzuki supermoto. I always had a fascination with motorcycles and MotoGP. At 15 I moved to Sydney, Australia. A city with a big motorcycle culture due to hot weather, and very mild
Winter.

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!