Retro Rider is a highly visual, artistically shot video series that explores the intricacies of vintage motorcycles. Each episode includes a from-the-saddle review of the featured bike, as well as a detailed history of the machine, and an interview with the bike’s current owner.
Retro Rider is hosted by our good friend, Neale Bayly, who’s no stranger to MO, moto-journalism or creating top-notch motorcycle videos. Neale’s credentials includes being the field producer for Corbin’s Ride On television series, the Online Editor for Speed’s motorcycle web section, and the co-host of Tripping On Two Wheels. As a philanthropist, Neale is the founder of Wellspring International Outreach, a non-profit 501c3 formed in 2008 to support and bring awareness to abandoned children around the world.
“It’s great to see these old machines in museums, but for me I have to hear them run. Having tested the best the motorcycle industry has to offer for the last fifteen years, Retro Rider gives me an opportunity to step back in time to test motorcycles I could only dream about as a young man,” says Bayly.
With the fascination for vintage and retro motorcycles at an all time high, watch, listen, and enjoy as Bayly puts these fabulous old machines through their paces. If you enjoy this first installment, a review of a 1973 Kawasaki Z1, please say so in the comments section below. Currently, Neale is looking for funding to continue the series, and your support could help him realize that goal. Look for two more episodes to be posted here on MO next week and the following week.