Who: Michael FerraioloOccupation: Air medical helicopter mechanic
What: 2003 Yamaha FZ1Owned since: 2011Where was this purchased: From the second owner via Craigslist in Reading, Pa.Why this motorcycle: “I wanted similar power to the R1, but with a more comfortable riding position for long rides.”Mods: “All DIY mods: Holeshot performance stage two jet kit, AIS block off, steering stabilizer, Pipe Werx exhaust, 2008 R6 rear shock, 2001 R1 USD fork conversion. As for cosmetics, I transformed the FZ1 from the faded Bee Yellow to Victory Red.”Why I ride: “It is the ultimate stress reliever.”Previous motorcycles: Harley-Davidson Sportster, Kawasaki ZX-6E Have a bike you want to feature in Reader’s Rides? Submit one to six hi-res photos to email@example.com, and provide short answers to the following: Who, Occupation, Owned Since, Where was this purchased, Why this motorcycle, Mods, Why I ride, and Other motorcycles. Simply follow the format above.
This week Teejay chats to Tyler Poppe. Tyler works on the TV show Mayans MC–and yet he doesn’t ride an American V-Twin. Wassup with that?? Also, Arthur finds out from friend Mike Cardillo about his thoughts on the full-size version of the Kawasaki KLX 140R F trail bike.