MO Moto-Vlog: Behind The Scenes Of A Video Shoot

Evans Brasfield
by Evans Brasfield

Sometimes you've just gotta watch how the sausage is made

Videos by James Martinec

Whenever I first meet other motorcyclists and they find out what I do, they almost immediately say that it must be pretty cool to get to ride all the time. And I won’t lie. It is pretty cool, but there’s a lot of work associated with the job that most people don’t see. Most surprising to casual observers is the long hours spent in front of the keyboard that keeps us from riding as much as we wish we did. There’s a lot happening behind the scenes that you don’t see from your side of the screen. For my first MO Moto-Vlog entry, I thought I’d take you behind the scenes on a day-long video shoot where we spend an entire day just capturing the video for our quest to determine “ What’s the best sport-touring motorcycle of 2017?

BMW S1000XR Vs. KTM 1290 Super Duke GT Vs. MV Agusta Turismo Veloce

Evans Brasfield
Evans Brasfield

Like most of the best happenings in his life, Evans stumbled into his motojournalism career. While on his way to a planned life in academia, he applied for a job at a motorcycle magazine, thinking he’d get the opportunity to write some freelance articles. Instead, he was offered a full-time job in which he discovered he could actually get paid to ride other people’s motorcycles – and he’s never looked back. Over the 25 years he’s been in the motorcycle industry, Evans has written two books, 101 Sportbike Performance Projects and How to Modify Your Metric Cruiser, and has ridden just about every production motorcycle manufactured. Evans has a deep love of motorcycles and believes they are a force for good in the world.

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  • IronE IronE on Jul 26, 2017

    Just curious, has there been a change in management/ownership of MO lately?

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    • Denchung Denchung on Jul 28, 2017

      Not really. Torstar's been very hands off; we're actually classified as an "associate business" rather than a joint venture or subsidiary, which means there's a financial interest, but no actual control over how we operate.

      If you do see Verticalscope mentioned in Torstar news, that's because we're the only part of Torstar that's showing solid revenue growth :)

  • Brian Wood Brian Wood on Jul 26, 2017

    Great perspective on the background of your videos. You didn't mention the cool Vintage Moto Museum in Solvang. I recently stopped there just for the museum, but was also blown away by the scenery coming in from the south on 154.
    Also, I was wondering about how the drone is deployed and controlled, where is the person doing that?