Brooklyn, NY, USA
Brooklyn was totally different from Hamburg. Intrigued by the garages and the motorcycle scene in this city, I started to investigate. And bang, I quickly stumbled upon 1, 2, 3, 10, 20, 30 garages, addresses, workshops, and other motorcycle-related places, all situated in Brooklyn. I could easily do a series about New York. The community is very close despite its size, and everybody knows one another. The vibe was very different from Hamburg and I’m now looking into a few other interesting cities for the next “Motorcycle Cities” issue.
La Dolce Vita in Italy/The UK Connection
Initially, I was planning to go to Milan and also visit Bologna. You know, bring the old Ducati back to its roots! And after the rawness of Hamburg and Brooklyn, I was curious to see how Milan, with its Southern European, “dolce vita” vibe, would compare in terms of the motorcycle scene. At this moment, I’m also considering UK cities like Manchester, Liverpool or even Brighton along the UK coast. Before the pandemic, I used to travel two or three times a year to the UK. I just love the local motorcycle culture and made some friends over time.
So Many Places To Go
There are still so many places I want to go to, and I just want to discover places and meet people all over the world. Despite the big culture differences or languages barriers, being on a motorcycle always breaks the ice. When you arrive riding a bike, you always have that look of “I see you, and you see me”- only motorcycle people know that feeling.