Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Honda Africa Twin Cover Stoies

Some of the cover stories for the new Honda Africa Twin from a shoot in Europe. Hard to beat the light in the south of France...

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

New Mexico BDR film

The New Mexico Backcountry Discovery Route film was released March 1. Fascinating state with a deep and wild history. Following the trip I read Hampton Sides' "Blood and Thunder", which provided a deeper sense of the journey we had taken on this BDR adventure.

France, Leno's Garage, Colorado, Canada...

Been lagging on updating the blog recently, but happening across some media here and there!

April cover story of RoadRunner features review of Honda's new Africa Twin. Photos were taken in France and Germany. Really great getting to ride both the new and old models for a comparison.

Online version: 

January/February OTL ran a very magnanimous correction for a credit error - featured shots from Jay Leno's garage and a press launch in California:

February RoadRunner features a teaser piece on the new Ducati Multistrada Enduro. Photographed in Albania and written in Italy. Full story coming up in a future issue...

Full-page ad on opposite page also happened to be one I shot in Colorado. Location-heavy couple pages:

Same issue of RoadRunner also features a press launch I worked in Canada. Full-page ad opposite the conclusion of Flo's (Florian's) writeup from Canada happens to feature me riding a ghostly Flo (the Progressive insurance girl) on a Harley around L.A.. Flo-heavy couple pages... (?):

The Progressive Insurance campaign I worked with the Taylor James agency out of NYC has been blowing up in 2016 issues of several magazines. Fun campaign, solid crew, lot of bikes to ride.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

10 countries in one month

So far... the list at this point contains France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Albania, Kosovo, and United States. U.S., is not merely an origin point either. Flying out soon to states elsewhere for a unique motorcycle project. Looking forward to what comes...

Some of what I wrote/photographed on the recent adventures in the Balkans, Western Europe, and New Mexico appear on the cover and in the pages of the latest TravelTime magazine, which I first saw at the EICMA show in Milan, Itlay, then flew back to the U.S. to grab a copy from the International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, CA.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Jay Leno's Garage, BMW, and a private track

The episode of Jay Leno's Garage featuring Laurence Fishburne aired during prime time on CNBC last week. I was there with a variety of cameras to film for both NBC and BMW. Fun crew, great environment... now that the episode has aired, some "behind the scenes" footage can be revealed...

THERMAL LENO FISHBURNE from mybmw on Vimeo.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

BMW XR & RS Motorcycle launches - Canada

With The Rosseau JW Marriott and Muskoka Lakes serving as backdrop, the double launches of BMW's new S 1000 XR and R 1200 RS models treated participants to both a unique riding environment, and variety of weather conditions.

BMW XR RS CANADA - 1MIN from mybmw on Vimeo.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Idaho Backcountry Discovery Route in ADVMoto Magazine

Going through stack of mail and found the Idaho BDR story in July/August issue of ADVMoto Magazine. Lost towns, helicopter rides, and... potential stalkers? This ride had it all...

Online at Touratech as well:

English: http://www.touratech.com/en/singleview/article/idbdr-idaho-backcountry-discovery-route-von-jon-beck-1.html
German: http://www.touratech.de/vollmeldungen/article/idbdr-idaho-backcountry-discovery-route-von-jon-beck.html