BMW R1200GS project bike in the water at the 2017 Bungee Brent's Backroad Bash. Photo: Angelica Rubalcaba.

Big Bikes at Bungee Brent’s 10th Annual Backroad Bash & R1200GS Project Update 3

The CityBike Wrecking Crew goes to Bungee Brent’s Backroad Bash every year—it’s become something akin to an annual corporate retreat, which I understand is what real companies call these outings that serve as backdrops for trust falls, sexual harassment and blackmail fodder. It’s a bit of a misnomer, though: we’re not corporate, and we damn sure don’t retreat. Ever.

CityBike Magazine, August 2017

Badass bikes, big and small! (we decided 'Hot August Bikes' was too cheezy)

  • We fall in love, American Style, with the Fuller Motus.
  • We make up a bunch of ways to talk about our van in the context of Suzuki's VanVan.
  • Fish & Editor Surj take the wrong bikes to Bungee Brent's Backroad Bash: our R1200GS project bike and a Buell Ulysses.
  • An gets dirty at Garrahan Off-Road Training.
  • Max sneaks a few laps on 17-Mile Drive.
  • Locals Only: Peter Rose’s ’70 Honda CB750 Police Special.
  • CityBike Magazine, July 2017

    In which we practice our pinky etiquette...

  • We visit The Quail Motorcycle Gathering.
  • We ride Indian's Scout.
  • We talk with Brad Baker.
  • Speaking of Brad, we went to the Sac Mile, where he and the other Indian riders cleaned up.
  • Brotherhood In 5 Easy Steps, part 2: the Buells.
  • Locals Only: Zeki Abed of Motohaus.
  • CityBike Magazine, June 2017

    The old timey MX issue (don't worry, there are modern bikes too!)

  • We race the Don Matthews CZ World Championships on four days' notice. It's cool. We got this.
  • We ride Suzuki's reborn SV650 and Kawasaki's Z650. Which one wins? Depends on who you believe.
  • Brotherhood In 5 Easy Steps, part 1: the Harleys.
  • BMW's R NineT Racer.
  • Locals Only: Galen Gunther of Rolling Hospitality.
  • Sport or Heritage? Yamaha’s XSR900

    The XSR is an attention seeker in the no-longer-available King Kenny paint scheme, and the mild XS650 influence is noticeable. It's not a full on retro-posing bike, but it’s also not “just a regular old motorcycle.”