Con­trib­u­tors

Six high­fliers who helped cre­ate this issue

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AARON FRANK

For many years as a full-time Mo­tor­cy­clist staffer, Aaron has done just about all there is to do on two wheels, yet he re­mains game for even more. For this issue, Aaron penned the over­view of the new Star Ven­ture found on page 48. Fa­vorite pas­times in­clude— you guessed it—any­thing on two (or even three) wheels, the quirkier the bet­ter.

CAR­MEN GEN­TILE

Car­men be­gan his jour­nal­ism ca­reer in the late 1990s, and his writ­ing has since been pub­lished in The New York Times, TIME, Newsweek, and USA To­day. In 2010, Car­men was wounded by a rocket-pro­pelled grenade while re­port­ing in eastern Afghanistan. His first book, Kissed by the Tal­iban, will be pub­lished in March. “Es­cape from Mo­sul” be­gins on page 72.

SCOT HAR­DEN

Scot is an off-road icon, a cham­pion racer, and mo­tor­cy­cle-in­dus­try ex­ec­u­tive who has served the pow­er­sports in­dus­try through four decades of work with Husq­varna, KTM, BMW, and Zero Mo­tor­cy­cles. In­ducted to the AMA Mo­tor­cy­cle Hall of Fame in 2008, Har­den is also the pres­i­dent and founder of Har­den Of­froad. The Ne­vada na­tive wrote this month’s Mega­phone on page 110.

NICK JAQUEZ

Nick au­thored this month’s Wrench Room on page 84, a touch­ing pro­file of fa­ther/ daugh­ter bike builders Ge­orge and Sofi Tsin­gos, who pro­duce one-of-a-kind ma­chines from their home garage in Texas. A bit of a wrench mon­key him­self, the New Mex­ico na­tive helped cre­ate the “Black Hills Beast,” an Indian Scout­based hill climber un­veiled at the 75th an­nual Stur­gis Mo­tor­cy­cle Rally.

NISH NAL­BAN­DIAN

The first im­ages award­win­ning pho­tog­ra­pher Nish sold de­tailed a mo­tor­cy­cle trip he took from Den­ver to the tip of South Amer­ica. Pub­lished last year, Nish’s first book, A Whole World Blind, doc­u­ments the Syr­ian civil war. “It’s hard to look at things like this,” he ad­mits. “And it should be.” Nish pro­duced the pho­to­graphs that ac­com­pany Car­men Gen­tile’s Iraq fea­ture.

MICHAEL SHAF­FER

Michael is usu­ally pho­tograph­ing all things four­wheeled, hav­ing started his pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­phy ca­reer shoot­ing for the likes of Mo­tor Trend and Au­to­mo­bile mag­a­zines. He cur­rently trav­els the world for clients such as Subaru, Mercedesbenz, and Fer­rari, among oth­ers. We con­vinced the Dc-based pho­tog­ra­pher to add two-wheel sub­jects to his reper­toire, as he shot the elec­tric Alta mil­i­tary bike for In­sight on page 46.

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