It goes without saying that I’ve been fortunate enough to ride a lot of bikes at this job, and without a doubt the sportbike category is the most intriguing for me. This is where the boundaries get pushed, where the latest tech is debuted, and by extension, where the future is revealed. After riding the 2015 Yamaha R1, the current generation R1, I remember thinking to myself on the flight back, “Wow. This is the future.” It doesn’t hurt that the intro was held in Australia – a country I’ve always wanted to visit – but never before had I been so blown away by how advanced a motorcycle’s rider aids were, and it was all thanks to the now ubiquitous IMU. Not only was the R1 easy to ride fast, but the electronics allowed me to feel comfortable pushing my own boundaries. Before, the electronics on some motorcycles were a hindrance. With the R1, it was a clear advantage. It was an eye-opening experience, and I’m glad I got to be one of the first to experience it.

  • Old MOron

    Darnit, this is why MO has a job opening.
    Always enjoyed your MOronic efforts, Trizzle.
    Best wishes.

  • Old MOron

    PS: you guys should’ve shopped in one of Troy’s pictures where he has the mutton chops.

  • Starmag

    Your pieces were great Troy, you’ll be missed. All the best in your new endeavors! As one of my teachers told me “once a MOron, always a MOron”. It might not have been a compliment in my case though…

  • spiff

    Did they offer you a CEO position? I can’t see any other reason to leave the MO kingdom. Btw, you must work out!

  • Jon Jones

    My best. Enjoyed your take on things.

  • IslandTosh

    I had a feeling it was Troy leaving; it’s a loss for us MO readers. I always enjoyed your work Troy.

    Best wishes for your future endeavors.

  • JWaller

    Best of luck to you. I’m sure we’ll still hear from you in the comments section at least, right?

  • DickRuble

    Buena suerte, amigo. Remember; if it ain’t broken, aftermarket parts won’t fix it.

  • John B.

    Thank you for all the great content you produced during your tenure with, and best wishes for success in your new endeavor. I am sure you will do great things in your new position.

  • Walter

    Best of luck with the new opportunity! I hope you enjoy it as much as you enjoyed your time at MO.

  • SerSamsquamsh

    Moving on feels irrevocable – but – never say never.

    GOOd luck bro!

  • krishan adhikari

    enjoyed your articles. Best of luck.

  • c w

    fare well.

    and do let us know where else you’re going if it again involves media that we can enjoy.