You know what I do when I need to take a quick break from writing about motorcycles? I sit back and scroll through Instagram pics of motorcycles. Chances are, you do the same, so here are some accounts you should make sure you’re following.
Aaron Guardado and his brother run Suicide Machine Co., a company that pairs their sportbike background with the Harleys they love so much. They build FXRs with proper suspension and brakes and give them purpose built motors - both to race (he races flat track) or just to rip. This guy takes Harleys and racing seriously and, while it isn’t completely my cup of tea, I absolutely love his pictures and think that anyone who loves this style of bike or flat track racing needs to be following him. You can do so @smcoaaron.
Graham Jarvis is one of the most talented humans on a dirt bike. He won his first trials race at 10 years old, and pretty much hasn’t stopped winning since. If you ever find yourself feeling pretty good about yourself and your riding abilities, this guy is more than happy to remind you just have far you have to go. His account, @gforcejarvis, is full of pics and videos of things you never thought possible.
Eduardo Nauiack is a San Francisco based designer, photographer, and builder, and his account @thesimplerule is a stunning collection of his photography. Most of his shots are of his Moto Guzzi which just never seems to get old. His use of light and composition in his pics are incredible and, if you’re going to look at some #hipsternonsense, this is the way to do it. Also, if you like nice photography or the city of San Francisco, he’s a curator of the account @nowrongwaysf which is pure gold.
Top photo: Red Bull
Shameless plug: follow me @seanmacd to keep up with the bikes we’re riding, the gear we’re using, and whatever shenanigans we’re getting in to. If you know of an account that is as incredible as the ones above and deserves a share, tag me on the IG. You sportbike dudes need to step your game up; too many of your accounts look the same, are just stolen from someone else’s feed, or are edited to look like dogshit. Do better.