Here’s why Bikemod is not your typical motorcycling website…
Do you have an insatiable passion for motorcycling? Are you thinking about modifying your motorcycle but not sure where to start?
Hi, I’m James Banks — Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Bikemod.
I’m certainly a late bloomer when it comes to motorcycling. I did not grow up with them thanks to my parents’ adamant belief that motorcycles are more dangerous than heroin.
In fact, I had never ridden a motorcycle up until my mid-to-late twenties.
It wasn’t until a mate of mine asked me if I wanted to have a crack on his Honda CRF250. Only after tearing it around his farm for I few hours that I realised what I had been missing out on…
Little did I know that faithful decisions would ignite a passion that would become an obsession with how to make things with two wheels go faster.
My entire adult career to date has been devoted to riding a desk job, not a motorbike. Consequently, I haven’t had the chance to learn how to turn a wrench let alone how to modify a motorcycle.
Since learning how to ride on that CRF250, I went and got my provisional licence on a Honda CBR300R. I spent my first year on my open licence riding a Honda CBR600RR. After realising I had no idea how to corner the bike properly, I downgraded to my current bike, the KTM RC 390.
As I’ve been learning how to properly ride a sports bike, I’ve been modifying and improving my RC 390. It’s through Bikemod that I’ll be sharing my journey as I learn the art of motorcycle riding and modification.
I certainly don’t consider myself a guru when it comes to motorcycles.
And I’m definitely far from being an expert bike mechanic.
I’m just a guy who’s mad keen on bikes and wants to share his journey in hope that I can inspire to get into motorcycling as well.
So, if you’re as crazy about motorbikes as I am, join me on this journey as I build Bikemod into one of the best motorcycling websites on the internet.