Six highfliers who helped create this issue
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 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 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 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.
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 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.