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Dan M.

  • Nickname: "D McB"
  • Riding Since: 1989
  • Motors: ‘15 Triumph Street Triple RX ‘10 BMW F800GS, ‘08 Kawasaki KLR 650, ‘08 Suzuki GSX-R 600, '03 Kawasaki KLR 650, '05 Kawasaki ZZR 600, 82 Yamaha Maxim 550, 77 Yamaha XS 650, numerous dirt bikes, ATVs: ‘04 Kawasaki Mojave 250, ‘89 Yamaha Blaster, many others
  • Riding Style: Commuter, dual-sport, off-road, sport, track days
  • Most Asked Question:  ”How do I return something?”

I began riding at the young age of 9 when my cousin gave me his Husqvarna dirtbike. From there, I graduated to a YZ125 that got me started racing motocross. I then upgraded to a Honda CR250 that provided me many summers of first-place finishes at tracks across the Northeast. While in college, I made the transition to street when I bought a ‘77 Yamaha XS 650 from a farmer in central Pennsylvania. Once I graduated college, my first purchase was a Kawasaki KLR650 that I used around the mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania, where I grew up.

From dirt to street, sport bikes to dual-sport, Dan, at 32, has had a diverse experience that comes with a broad skill set on all things moto.

My relentless need for speed landed me on a ZZR 600 that got me many tickets from the police. Due to an unfortunate accident, the ZZR was retired ahead of its time and somebody’s insurance bought me my 08 Gixxer 600.  After being my one and only ride for a few years, I was only using the Gixxer for track days.  Recently, I bought the Limited Edition Triumph Street Triple RX and have been using that for more spirited street riding, as well as track days. 

After taking a trip to Canada and back on my KLR 650, I decided I wanted to get into more ADV riding and picked up a gently used F800GS.  I plan on taking quite a few trips on this beast, hopefully you will see some interesting stories from these trips pop up on Commontread! 

Favorite part of being on TeamZilla: My favorite part of working at RevZilla, aside from getting a first look at all the cool new gear that comes out, is sharing riding experiences with our customers. I love when I end up having a 45-minute phone conversation with a customer about dual-sporting or close calls with the police.