Babes Ride Out

Roll Call | Meet Vanessa Watson of Husqvarna Motorcycles

Roll CallAnya Violet

-who are you? 

VANESSA WATSON 

-where are you from?

TEMECULA, CA     

-tell us about you! 

I’ve primarily worked in outdoor sports, first as a teenager at Stewart Surfboards in San Clemente, CA and then at Mammoth Mountain. Eventually I moved back to Temecula and took a job with Intense Cycles. I’ve been with Husqvarna Motorcycles for the last two years and just recently made a move to the marketing department. Other than that, I’m 9th generation Californian, a single mom to my 12 year old son and best friend, Ethan. Together we love camping, motorsports, and, traveling. 

-how did you get into riding? 

Too bossy for the back seat so I bought my own bike last year and I’m not looking back.

-what is your favorite place to ride?

 Desert; for the sunrises.     

-two stroke of 4 stroke? why?

 4 stroke. It’s what I’ve got.     

-favorite bike? 

PAST- 1969, Husqvarna 360 cross, PRESENT- Husqvarna FC250, FUTURE-

Husqvarna 401 Svartpilen. 

-best riding adventure? 

Any adventure, I like getting lost.

-do you prefer track riding or trail riding? why?

Trails, I don’t like traffic and I have never ridden track.

-what is it like to work for Husqvarna? 

I love my job and my work family.

-How did you first hear about Babes Ride Out and what did you think?

Motorcycles in the desert… sounds like a good time to me! 

-do you ride street as well? what bike?

 I got my M1 just before starting my job at Husqvarna. I haven’t spent too much time on the asphalt because I’m still learning to ride. The desert is a great place to get your confidence. 

-What are the differences in riding dirt vs riding street?

Wide open spaces and no texting.

anything else you want to say?

Thanks for having us!