BikeBound is your online destination for custom, classic, and retro motorcycles from around the globe. We were founded by enthusiasts, for enthusiasts, and we feature bikes built by everyone from well-known custom shops to everyday mechanics working out of sheds and garages. If you have a bike that would be a good match for the blog, please don’t hesitate to submit your build.
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Taylor grew up cruising the two-lanes of the American South with his father, an avid biker. He first attended Bike Weeks in Daytona and Sturgis, and they were always on the hunt for borrow pits to ride their dirt bikes. Taylor has owned an array of bikes, including a Honda XR200, Kawasaki KLR250, 883 Sportster, Aprilia RS50, Suzuki GSX-R600 streetfighter, and now a 1981 Yamaha XS650. He has years of experience in blogging and professional writing. He is also a seasoned fiction writer, a recipient of the Montana Prize in Fiction, and the author of several books: In the Season of Blood & Gold (Press 53, 2014), Fallen Land (St. Martin’s Press, 2016), and The River of Kings (St. Martin’s Press, 2017).
His third novel, Gods of Howl Mountain, is set against the backdrop of bootlegging, folk healing, and early stock car racing in 1950s North Carolina. You can pre-order the book here: Amazon |Kindle | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound
Rick Brown, Taylor’s father, was the senior correspondent at BikeBound, reporting from events around the country. In October of 2017, he was killed when a concrete truck pulled out in front of his motorcycle on Highway 17 just north of the Georgia-Florida line. Rick was a graduate of the Kevin Schwantz Superbike School and Penguin Racing School, and in 2014 he rode coast-to-coast, circling the country in a journey of more than 9000 miles. He once owned one of the fastest street-legal Sportsters in South Georgia, as well as a highly-modified Wide Glide Anniversary Edition, a Suzuki SV650 track bike, a Kawasaki ZZR1200, a Ninja 1000, and a Kawasaki KZ650 cafe/tracker. He was in the middle of completing an XS650 street tracker at the time of his death. Rick remains our guiding light, and we are completing the XS650 build in his honor.