John K.

  • Nickname: "Kraus-e"
  • Riding since: 2011
  • Bike: 2006 Triumph Scrambler, 2013 KTM 990 SMT
  • Riding style: Rebel without a cause
  • Favorite question: Do these gloves come in pairs?

As a relatively new rider myself, I relate well to people who approach the sport with an open mind, a willingness to learn, and most importantly, a sense of humor. At the end of the day, we all smile like idiots while riding a machine that somehow makes millions of explosions a good thing.  We make the choice to scream along at speeds no human was meant to travel because it’s fun - lighten up.

I spend most all of my free time reading books, watching films, and listening to music. I love learning. I consider myself a jack-of-all-trades. I can never quite master one thing, but have the capacity to get excited about almost anything.

I’m probably the least mechanically inclined Geek here at RevZilla, but if you ask me about fancy Italian leather - I won't shut up.

I’m a newer rider who, in a fit of rebelliousness, sold a perfectly good car and bought a motorcycle. It has been an adventure ever since. I often brag that two of the most irresponsible decisions I’ve ever made, selling that perfectly good car and getting two liberal arts degrees, have led to my current state of happiness. They have. I dove head-first into the industry on a whim and it was the best decision that I’ve ever made. Only you can decide what’s best for you, and you’ll never find out what that is if you don’t chase dreams and try new things.

I’m interested in all types of bikes and all types of riding, but there will always be a special place in my heart for aimlessly exploring the countryside.  There’s something comforting about waving to cows grazing on a farm you’ve never seen before.  

My favorite thing about RevZilla:  I’m a Punk. I wore a torn-up Sex Pistols T-shirt to my interview and was welcomed with open arms. Any company that allows someone to do something so ill-advised is awesome in my book. You don’t need to change who you are to be successful. As long as you can explain yourself and your actions with tact and intelligence, you can fearlessly be whoever you are. RevZilla has allowed me to do just that.