Editor’s Note: I’m always looking for ways to share more motorcycles with you, and the best way to do that is to have more people contributing. So with that in mind, I’d like to introduce you to Tim Huber! I’ve seen Tim’s work on several other motorcycling sites like EatSleepRIDE, RevZilla, and RideApart, and I’m sure he’s going to add some volume and diversity to the motorcycles featured here on Bike-urious. Before I share his first find, I asked Tim to introduce himself so you know what to expect.
Are you interested in contributing? Drop me a line at abhi AT bike-urious.com!
My name’s Tim Huber and motorcycles are my life. When I first moved to Los Angeles I bought a little 150 and got my motorcycle permit, never planning on getting into riding or getting my full M endorsement. Luckily, traversing a long hill near my house on the little bike allowed me to quickly discover that I really like to go fast. From there, my passion for motorcycles was born.
Since then I’ve graduated to larger (and faster) machines until eventually concluding that 600 supersports are the bikes for me, though I can thoroughly appreciate just about anything on two-wheels and have ridden dozens of different types of machines.
Being a freelance moto-writer gives me the privilege of possessing a lot of down time to go carve up some twisties or do track-days during the week. I absolutely love road racing and follow everything from production based competition to Grand Prix races. I’ve also done a little amateur racing in my time. (My favorite riders right now are Maverick Viñales and Guy Martin)
In addition to modern sport/superbikes I also have a love-affair with vintage “sportbikes” and racers. Before I lived alone, my roommate was rebuilding a Honda CB350 Four and I slowly started wrenching with him, learning about various systems and components as we went. Today I now buy old bikes (mostly at police auctions and on Craigslist) that I fix up with my old roommate and breathe new life into them. Because I’ve gotten to know them better than any other vintage bikes, I primarily work on four-cylinder 1970’s Honda CBs. There’s a simplicity to the old machines that I can’t help but love and my knowledge and experience allows me to get through builds much faster than when working on an unfamiliar bike.
I’m excited to add Bike-urious to the list of websites I officially contribute to and look forward to sharing some awesome two-wheeled finds with you. Though my main focus is on sportbikes, (so I do plan to feature a lot of those from all eras,) I won’t be overlooking any noteworthy motorcycles, regardless of what kind.