Mario R.

  • Nickname: "Brute"
  • Riding since: 2009
  • Current motorcycle: '03 Honda CBR600RR
  • Next motorcycle: White 2011 Aprilia RSV4 R APRC
  • Previous motorcycles: worked with his father on BMW’s: '71 R75/5, '72 R90/5, '95 R1100R
  • Riding style: Sole vehicle, commuting, weekend rides, future track days
  • Most-asked question: How to measure properly for gloves and how to take other measurements. After that, the most-asked thing is if Anthony has any other shirts.

I’ve had a love for anything with a motor since I was little. I grew up riding quads, dirt bikes, and go-karts, thanks to the powersports store that my neighbors owned. While in college I built my CBR in a storage unit during the winter months. All the parts except the frame are from a 2006 CBR600RR, and there are quite a few aftermarket parts as well (exhaust, springs, fork valves, brake lines, power commander, etc.).

My parents do not know that I own a motorcycle, and they disapprove of the idea, even though my father rides (although at this point I think they assume I do, and if not, I’ll be getting a phone call after they’ve read this). I am a pretty big nerd for anything tech-related, and that includes all the geeky stuff behind many of the products we offer at RevZilla (i.e., how a helmet shell is made, the materials that make up a jacket). To relax, I enjoy going to watch a movie or smoking a cigar (personal humidor, FTW). The Avengers and Batman are my two favorites for 2012.

"It doesn’t matter who I am working with, what they ride, or what their budget is, there is always a product that can work for them."

My love for motorcycling lead me to visit the site, and I saw that there were some job openings. I went down to the store to buy some Held Titan gloves and ended up talking to some of the employee’s (Kat and Bobby) and thought it sounded like an awesome place to work. Two months after sending in my resume, I was sitting at a desk and was part of the Gear Geek Team.

Favorite part of being on Teamzilla: The fact that everyone is so nice and easy to approach. And, it's really fun to be here and know that everyone rides and loves riding. Plus we get to talk about motorcycles all day long, which never gets old. The customers' stories are always awesome, too.