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James W.

  • Nickname: “Jim”
  • Riding since: 2006
  • Bikes: '75 Yamaha RD350 (She drips, but she rips!), '94 Yamaha FZR600R, '99 Kawasaki KE100, '94 Kawasaki KLR250
  • Riding style: Mainly street riding around town, occasional camping trips, and constant tom-foolery

James’ first bike was a 1984 Honda CB125S, which was given to him by a co-worker as a trade for a case of energy drinks. While learning to ride it in a hotel parking garage, he dumped it while wearing shorts, and very quickly learned the importance of riding in protective gear. (He still has the exhaust scar on his leg as a constant reminder.)

Since then, he has owned a plethora of bikes ranging from HD Sportsters to vintage Dirtbikes.  His latest obsession is with Sportbikes from the late 80s through the early 90s.

James is a fan of vintage race bikes as well as cars, likes to tool around on his motorcycles, and is constantly altering their cosmetics. He recently restored a ‘71 CB100 with Hilary White-Speir, a former RZ co-worker and talented artist. 

Fun Fact: He participated in the Red Bull Flugtag Philadelphia in 2010, where his team set a record for negative distance.