Interviews

  • R nine T Custom Project: the builders

    R nine T Custom Project: the builders

  • Chris Hunter Interviews ,,

    It’s not often that we get an insight into the minds and work processes of Japan’s custom motorcycle builders. The language barrier is simply too much. So we’re wrapping up our coverage of BMW’s R nineT Custom Project by interviewing the four builders involved. Although… Read more »

  • So you want to build custom bikes?

    So you want to build custom bikes?

  • Wesley Reyneke Interviews

    For the second edition of The Bike EXIF Panel, we’re picking the brains of seven of the world’s top custom builders. The topic: what’s it like building custom motorcycles for a living? From the USA we have Richard Pollock of Mule Motorcycles, Alan Stulberg of… Read more »

  • Motorcycle Design: The State We’re In

    Motorcycle Design: The State We’re In

  • Interview: Edgar Heinrich

    Interview: Edgar Heinrich

  • Chris Hunter Interviews ,

    The man in charge of motorcycle design at BMW Motorrad right now is Edgar Heinrich. He’s the new boss of the company’s Design Studio, after working his way up through the ranks (with one break) since 1986. Heinrich’s personal creations include the R1100 and K1200… Read more »

  • Interview: Massimo Bordi

    Interview: Massimo Bordi

  • Chris Hunter Interviews

    Massimo Bordi is one of the most illustrious engineers in motorcycling history. He developed the 4-valve Ducati Desmo engine in the mid-80s, designed the Ducati 851, worked with Tamburini on the 916, and created the racing department Ducati Corse. After a stint as CEO of… Read more »

  • Interview: Miguel Galluzzi

    Interview: Miguel Galluzzi

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    Miguel Galluzzi is the man who created the Ducati Monster, a bike that started life as a “parts bin special”. It’s now one of the biggest sales hits of the past twenty years. Galluzzi’s signature is also on the Aprilia RSV4 and several Husqvarna bikes,… Read more »

  • Interview: Denny Berg

    Interview: Denny Berg

  • Chris Hunter Interviews ,

    The highlight of the recent Indianapolis Dealer Expo, that yearly gathering of America’s motorcycle aftermarket industry, was a 20-bike display in the Cobra Engineering booth. Almost all were the handiwork of Denny Berg, chief fabricator for Cobra’s Special Projects Division. Berg moved to California from… Read more »

  • Interview: James May

    Interview: James May

  • Chris Hunter Interviews

    You probably know James May as the genial co-host of the most popular auto show in the world, Top Gear. But May is also a certified motorcycle nut, with a delectable stable of machines including two Moto Guzzis, and he regularly features in the excellent… Read more »

  • Interview: Pierre Terblanche

    Interview: Pierre Terblanche

  • Chris Hunter Interviews ,

    South African-born Pierre Terblanche is one of the most influential motorcycle designers in the world today. He’s most famous for his Ducati designs, such as the exquisite Supermono, the iconic 749 and 999, the retro SportClassic and the ultra-modern Hypermotard. After a brief sojourn in… Read more »

  • Interview: Charley Boorman

    Interview: Charley Boorman

  • Chris Hunter Interviews ,

    As one of the stars of Long Way Round and Long Way Down, Charley Boorman has become a popular ambassador for motorcycling. Although he was born in England, he grew up in Ireland; his father is John Boorman, director of Deliverance and Point Blank. Charley’s… Read more »

  • Interview: Ola Stenegärd

    Interview: Ola Stenegärd

  • Chris Hunter Interviews ,,

    I’ve always imagined BMW Motorrad designers to be technicians in white lab coats. So I was surprised to discover that the leader of BMW’s motorcycle design team is a freewheelin’ Swede with a passion for old-school choppers. Ola Stenegärd studied Industrial Design in Stockholm and… Read more »

  • Interview: Ben Spies

    Interview: Ben Spies

  • Chris Hunter Interviews

    Ben Spies is one fast guy. He started racing when he was just eight years old, and in the most recent MotoGP season, won a race and stood on the podium four times, despite missing the Australian and Malaysian Grands Prix due to injury. As… Read more »

  • Interview: Kevin Ash

    Interview: Kevin Ash

  • Chris Hunter Interviews

    Update: Kevin Ash died on January 22, 2013, after an accident during a motorcycle press launch in South Africa. This interview was published in November 2011. Kevin Ash is one of the world’s leading motorcycle journalists. His writing is syndicated to magazines all over the… Read more »

  • Interview: Tim Stevens

    Interview: Tim Stevens

  • Chris Hunter Interviews

    If you like gadgets and tech, you’ll know the website Engadget. Famous for its obsessive coverage of everything new, it attracts a staggering six million readers every month. At the helm of this juggernaut is Editor-In-Chief Tim Stevens, who retains a semblance of sanity by… Read more »

  • Interview: Guy Martin

    Interview: Guy Martin

  • Chris Hunter Interviews ,

    One of the best motorcycle movies of recent years is TT3D: Closer To The Edge. It’s a documentary about the Isle of Man TT, and it more than lives up to its billing as a “heart-stopping joy ride for anyone with a pulse”. Much of… Read more »