In the first of two articles about current trends and changes that are reshaping the motorcycle industry status quo, Andrew Koretz, Founder of Garage Time, a community garage space finder and consulting service, (and friend and business associate of Jason) argues that dealers and manufacturers are failing to capitalize on a wave of opportunity and was kind enough to include Jason in this most recent magazine article, published in AMD Magazine.
Our second Secret Show was a success of epic proportions. We successfully connected national and local bands, involved the local community and had a blast. Checkout the photo gallery and get a feel for what the fuss was all about!
Oh, I’m sorry. You haven’t met my friend @BLOCKHEAD?
(Oh, it’s ok. Don’t mind the helmet. It’s his thing. We’re all just trying to be supportive of it. He does this thing where he rides around on his motorcycle and talks to people (himself), records it and everyone seems to love it.)
Anywahs, he joined Standard and we got to know one another and while I only thought I had the pleasure of helping him with a custom Dyna build he was looking to complete. I had the doubly-rad pleasure to also be invited to go for ride with him.
SO STOKED. NEEDED A BREAK!
Here’s the first video in a series!!!
When it comes to music, I can honestly say I didn't use to have a leg to stand on when I talked about it. And while there is a story to be told about my introduction to what I call "really hearing the music, " that's one for another time.
What I will say is this. I love Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. You know what I love more though?
WHEN BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB COMES TO ORLANDO.
I've had the opportunity to do some pretty rad things. Shoot a TV show with Norman Reedus riding motorcycles to some of the most amazing destinations in the US, wreck a brand new BMW RNineT on a Press Launch, chase Mark Wilsmore of Ace Cafe London at 115mph to Brighton Beach, even visited Jay's garage, once.
I'm both proud and honored to be placed on the level with icon and personal mentor Roland Sands, revered builder Satya Kraus and the King Pin of Big-Twin media, Jordan Mastagni, Editor-in-Chief of Hot Bike Magazine. On a project with Indian Motorcycles.
The Grand Opening of Dainese's new flagship store, located on the grounds of Ace Cafe Orlando was a huge a success! Last Thursday night local Ace Cafe patrons and hundreds of Dainese fans joined together for a great afternoon and evening of speed themed motorcycle fun!
Highlights from the event were a massive showing of local Flat track race bikes from members of the Southern Dirt Track Association. Bikes ranging from DTX style dirt racers to vintage framers to full on custom racers we're out front and center boasting their ability to turn left, fast!
A mecca for all things creative and cool, combing everything ranging from a Surf contest, to live tunes by Unwritten Law, Black Uhuru, Wargirl and LIT, amazing food, good drinks, a custom motorcycle and art show, appearances by Jessie Combs and other local builders, racers and riders and of course, the RSD x Indian Motorcycles Super Hooligan National Championship race where Andy Dibrino took the win and the keys to a brand new FTR Race Bike!
Living in Orlando is starting to have its perks. The weather is getting cool enough to enjoy riding, we have the Southern Dirt Track Association posting up 14 races a season, Ace Cafe Orlando and of course, the Dainese D-Store.
Speaking of which! Dainese (Orlando, FL) is having their Grand Opening on November 19th. Indian Motorcycle's American Flat Track number one plate holder Jared Mees will be onsite signing autographs, there's going to be a Flat Track bike show, tons of giveaways (I'm talking nice stuff, helmets, jackets, memberships to Standard Motorcycle Co.) even Johnny Lewis from 10 Training is going to be onsite talking to folks about the ropes of flat track.
Mark your calendars and share this one, it's gonna be a good time!
It's no secret that Flat track racing is making a huge comeback. With the Roland Sands Design Super Hooligan Series combined with momentum from Indian Motorcycles and their "Wrecking Crew" led by Jared Mees, dominating the American Flat Track Series, we're seeing an increase in both attendance and viewership at the dirt track.
Roland Sands caught up with Jason and did a little interview. It get's kinda weird, but weird is good, right?
For 2017, AIMExpo, produced by the Motorcycle Industry Council, is making the move to the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, turning the state’s capital into Powersports Nation from September 21-24! And we'll be there!
If you're a bike builder or boutique product designer, this is the show to be at. Virtually every single major OEM, parts company and lifestyle brand is there under one roof. Visit with them, pitch your products, ideas or partnerships and make things happen.
"I'm beyond excited to have the opportunity to work with a brand as rich in history and motorsports lineage as Motul. Their interest in supporting the growing grassroots motorcycle movement and DIY community is one the main reasons I chose to enter into a partnership with them. Their support for community garages and other incubators in our industry are critical to the continue success and growth of the next 75 years of motorcycling." - Jason Paul Michaels
Cyril Huze "So, you want to be a Hooligan Racer? (many asked me how to become one) or you just want to look like one? Jason Paul Michael from Standard Motorcycle Co. in Orlando. asked for some advice to Roland sands and built his own kit to turn his Triumph Street Twin in an Hooligan tracker."
Pack your gear, get your bikes loaded up and join us at the next stop on the Roland Sands Design Super Hooligan Race Tour!
FROM RSD : We're excited to bring you the Round 3 of the Super Hooligan National Championship Series (SHNC), in conjunction with the American Flat Track (AFT) Grand National Championship. Atlanta Short Track at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, GA on March 25th, 2017. We’ve got a limited amount of spaces available, so get your entries in ASAP if you want to be part of the Super Hooligan show. We’ll be included in the NBC Sports Network televised racing action with AFT. Dixie Speedway is a banked, 3/8-mile track on Georgia red clay that you won’t want to miss.
"So that's it, that's your advice?"
"Yeah breh, go fast turn left and count to three. If you still see the wall, get ready, cause your gonna hit it."
That was Jason's introduction to Flat track racing care of Rolando Sands on the way to Perris, with a Sprinter filled with Indian x RSD Super Hooligan scout racers. He and Leticia were headed out with Roland to meet up with the Suicide Machine Co. and some of the other local Hooligans from the SoCal Area to get their first crack at Flat track racing.
We're proud to announce that the entire Standard Motorcycle Co. crew will be invading this years AIM Expo as part of the Custom Culture exhibit. Featuring almost 100 custom bike builds, top industry builds by professionals like Roland Sands, Confederate, Analog Motorcycles and others, as well as relevant industry vendors, influencers, and a TON more this years AIM Expo is going to be one for the books.
I took my first spin around the flat-track last week in SoCal with the RSD Super Hooligan crew and I'm hooked! I'm headed out ot Sturgis to run the RSD Hinkley Scramble-Tracker again in the Run What Ya Brung Class.
Hope to see some of you out there and for those who'r local to Orlando, if you want to build a flat-track bike come by Standard Motorcycle Co and see us. There's five different Hooligan builds going on right now at our shop. The more the merrier!
Jason just wrapped up his most recent project, a Triumph Street Twin Scrambler. Because the emphasis of this new build would be put on the Scrambler genre and realizing the likely-hood of someone taking a brand new motorcycle into the woods (not him of course!) would be slim, he wanted to build a highly capable “Street Scrambler”.
Read about the full build here.
Did you know that brain cancer kills more children than any other disease? Or that children’s brain cancer research is the least funded of all types? Or that the average age of death for a child with cancer is 8? Neither was I.
Now you’re probably wondering what the correlation is between those three statistic and a CB1100F, right?
Keep reading and you'll find out...
We got together with Triumph Motorcycles , Dime City Cycles, Rusted Jalopy and The Iron Lilies and took over their campus. We brought in a barber and boot shiner, had a build-off with two brand new 2016 Triumph Street Twins, had the boys at Dime City host a custom bike show and a ton more!