Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Jay Leno and IMS Long Beach

I was at Jay Leno's place the same weekend as the International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, California. He was stopping by the show later, so we set up some goofiness for the cameras.


An amazingly gracious and tireless guy. Jay likely knows more about the machines on the floor than anyone in the room.


LENO IMS from Jon Beck on Vimeo.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Texas and Idaho in TravelTime Magazine

TravelTime Magazine is making it's way around the world (Touratech has distributors in over 40 countries at last count). Latest issue of their extremely high-quality magazine contains stories about I journey I took to Texas with actor Jason Lee and LA-based bike builder Leif Lewis, a visit with the band Midlake, the Canadian BMW GS Trophy event, as well as the filming of  Touratech's Idaho Backcountry Discovery Route.









Thursday, October 9, 2014

Africa: ZA, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana

Just received a copy of the Africa adventure DVD while on a project in Canada. Amazing memories of an inspiring, sketchy, beautiful, and unforgettable journey.

Magazine feature here




Full size: http://youtu.be/Esb1NFZRIZQ

There are some extremely unusual trees in that land too…


BAOBABEL - Broadband from Jon Beck on Vimeo.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

BMW GS Trophy 2014: Canada

GS Trophy 2014 Canada just wrapped up! In less than two weeks the group experienced all four seasons through some of the toughest terrain a Trophy has come up with yet. I split my time working behind the lens and in front of it with my buddy Kurt Yaeger describing the day's events.




Welcome


Day 1:


Day 2:


Day 3:


Day 4:


Day 5:


Day 6:


Day 7:


A GS Romance Revisited:

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Team USA Preps for 4th GS Trophy - 2014

I recently had the privilege to assist training the upcoming U.S. team for the BMW GS Trophy at BMW's training facility in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Along with former GS Trophy teammate and motorcycle legend Jimmy Lewis, we presented some of the potential challenges the team would likely face in the upcoming North American event.

Read the full release here:
https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/usa/

I was told the teeter totter designed for SUVs couldn't be balanced… it can :)

Jimmy Lewis did things with the BMW that almost no one else would try.

Jimmy and I tried a few tandem stunts on the teeter.


The local news station sent a reporter out to document the action… excellent day.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

BMW NineT launch with Jay Leno

The stunning locations between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles were a perfect setting to experience the latest offering from BMW Motorrad.


Leno's garage, and Jay himself, are fantastic resources for information about all things motorized. I had the opportunity to ask about some 1940's Harley technology, and see several examples while there.


Roland Sands presented Jay with a custom NineT.


The event kicked off at BMW Designworks. Interiour photos of the facility were limited…


Pro BMW rider Nate Kern was on hand for the event.




Sunday, July 27, 2014

Honda ads

Shortly after the Progressive ads, I donned another helmet and climbed aboard another brand of bike for some ads… here's one spotted in Cycle World: