Devin M.

  • Nickname: "Devo"
  • Riding Since: 2007
  • Current Bike: 2013 KTM 690 Duke
  • Past Bikes: 1966 Suzuki X6 Hustler, 1967 Suzuki X6 Scrambler, 2005 Ducati Monster S2R800
  • Riding Style: Commuting, Weekend Hooliganism, Touring
  • Most Asked Question: Shoei Neotec or Schuberth C3 Pro?

I began my motorcycling career rebuilding a pair of old two-stroke Suzukis and as soon as I got my bearings, I realized immediately that 250ccs would not be enough. I have always liked a good trellis-framed bike and was immediately drawn to the original Monster. I sold my four-wheeled transport and moved permanently onto two. The Ducati was a great modern bike to learn on. When that met it’s demise at the hands of a Hummer, The next move was onto a KTM. Riding every day, carving corners on the weekend and the occasional multi-state trip are great on the new bike and I couldn’t be happier. The 690 Duke is light and packs a good punch for a single-cylinder. When I’m not riding, I follow endurance and vintage auto racing like Le Mans and Sebring.

As a commuter, I need to be ready to ride every morning, regardless of conditions.

As a commuter, I need to be ready to ride every morning, regardless of conditions. Never did I think I would become such an avid follower of weather and traffic reports. Every choice in gear must be made with the commute in mind, what conditions I may encounter, and the seasonality that comes with the territory. I can use the knowledge I gain as a rider to make suggestions and give advice to other riders.

Favorite thing about RevZilla: I have been a customer here at RevZilla for a long while but decided that I needed to make the move to Philadelphia to be a part of it every day. The motorcycle industry is constantly evolving and I would be following it regardless. Being a part of the team here lets me incorporate my inherent nerdiness into what I do for a living. They say you learn something new every day. I would say I learn something new here on an hourly basis!