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Meet the Ladies of Triumph and See What They've Got Going On at Babes Ride Out 6

People, SponsorsAshmore Ellis

We are thrilled to welcome the ladies of Triumph Motorcycles to Babes Ride Out 6! On site they will be showing off their 2019 street line up, answering all your questions, hosting the MOTO GAMES (sign up by clicking HERE), and operating the BABES RIDE OUT 6 mobile post office! Bring your roladex full of addresses so you can send them a FREE postcard from Babes Ride Out 6. Meet Triumph’s best Teri and Emily below and make sure to welcome them both to their first Babes Ride Out events!

Teri Carter

I jokingly say that I crashed my way into the motorcycle industry; after nine years as a Marine, my military career was cut short due to some injuries sustained at Willow Springs International Raceway while testing tires on my Yamaha R6. Since that time, I have been fortunate to assist in the growth and development of brands such as Icon Motorsports, ScorpionEXO, Leatt Protectives and now, Triumph Motorcycles. I have ridden countless hours in the deserts of California and blew up more than one motor at full speed heading back to camp. I raced 600cc motorcycles nationally, winning a Super Sport championship in 2009. That same year I fell in love with a superbike racer and followed him all the way to Georgia from southern California. In 2010 we got married and decided to make the next moto super human (she’s still in training); our daughter, Petra, will be six next month.
Lately, I have found myself longing for adventure rides that will take me to quiet overlooks or a cascading waterfall. We have a garage full of motorcycles and truthfully, I don’t care what bike I ride; I am simply grateful for all the incredible things that two-wheels have brought tom my life. I am dedicated to growing motorcycle awareness and I feel compelled to get kids on bikes to build the future of our industry.
Insta: @TerGoLyn

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Emily Slaughter

Some of my fondest memories growing up were going to dirt bike races with my dad, and there was no challenge I wasn’t ready to meet when it came to pounding adrenaline.  I race obstacle courses, have competed in downhill mountain bike racing, rock climb, white water kayak, and even photographed brides on their wedding day for 12 years and survived (that's probably my biggest feat!).  I got my motorcycle license when I turned 18 and never fell in love with a bike until I was at a track day and saw a 2010 Triumph Speed Triple.  I was in love!  Little did I know that through a series of unfortunate events I’d end up working in their marketing department.  I have a Street triple that has given me so many smiles per mile, on and off the track, and have had such an amazing crazy ride.  The motorcycle industry has become a second home for this gearhead, and I can’t wait to see where the road ahead takes me.  But for now, I’m SO stoked for my first year at babes Ride Out!

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Cheryl Maples Explains Why Her 2018 Triumph Bobber Black Was the Perfect Combination of Speed, Response, and Beauty

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Dealerships can be a tiny bit intimidating to a rider who is looking to purchase off the showroom floor as the choices can be overwhelming as every bike has their own appeal. Cheryl Maples found herself staring at 2018 Triumph Bobber Black, a bike she didn't even know was on the market, while accompanying her friend to look for her first bike at Motoprimo Motorsports in Lakeville Minnesota.  Sure, it was perfect visually, but was it perfect for the style of riding she liked to do? Cheryl went home to do her research and found herself back at the dealership 4 days later asking for the keys to her new Bobber. Read on to see what she found out about this beautiful machine and what won her over in the end. 

  • Name: Cheryl Maples

  • Location: St. Paul, MN

  • Instagram handle: @chmeryl

  • Occupation: Student & Crew at Trader Joes

How long have you been riding motorcycles? My first time on a motorcycle was in 2013. I had my permit but never went through with taking the riders course and getting my endorsement until May 2018.

Why do you ride motorcycles? For the feeling when you and your motorcycle move as one. The adrenaline rush, the stress relief, and going fast.  The feeling of being free, open, independent, and liberated.

Run us through the list of bikes you have had in your past: I learned on my husbands 80’s Kawasaki enduro, I had a 1983 Yamaha Virago for a very short period of time and then I got my 2018 Triumph Bobber Black.

What first attracted you to Triumph?  The styling of their bikes. I’ve always thought they looked the most attractive, plus they have a great reputation.

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How did you know it was the bike for you? It just felt right. My friend and I went to a dealership for her to find her first bike, I didn’t even know that this Bobber existed.  It caught my eye and I instantly fell in love with it. From the fat 16” front wheel to it’s matte blacked out muscular body, it was my dream bike. I left the dealership empty handed but couldn’t stop thinking about that bike.  I went home and did some research, learned a bit more about this motorcycle and bought it four days later.

Tell us what it is like to ride? This bike is a blast to ride! I like it because it looks old school and stylish, but it has a very modern sporty feel to it. It has a very responsive throttle because of the “ride-by-wire” technology. Once its spooled up it has plenty of power to get up and go. The bike is a little resistant to turning compared to some other bikes I’ve experienced, which is actually nice because it wants to stay up straight when riding, requiring less effort from the rider to keep it from drifting. Despite this, it does not have any difficulty cornering when you want it to. The bike is very maneuverable and can really lean into a turn. The suspension also does a great job at eliminating most of the feedback from the road. The brakes are very effective and do not lock up no matter how hard you squeeze them. All of the electronics are easy to manage, with the controls right at your fingertips. It has a digital fuel indicator, as well as features a fuel range indicator that makes it super easy to plan your next stop for gas. The modern tech and the old school style really make this bike an absolute blast to ride, whether its to the gas station for a soda, or down the road for a day-trip.

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What made you choose your model over the other Triumph Models?  The options that this bike has are amazing. It has twin front disc brakes, ABS, traction control, rain/road mode, and features that my car doesn’t even have. I just thought it had a lot to offer along with the way they styled this bike. Triumph did a phenomenal job when they built it.

What has been your favorite adventure you have taken on your new bike? Riding alongside the Mississippi River on the Great River Road in Wisconsin. Our area has a very winding and beautiful stretch that follows a few hundred miles around Lake Pepin. There are various intersections and bridges so you have the option of completing an all day lap around the lake, or taking a short trip by crossing a bridge early and coming back up the river on the Minnesota side. No matter how long you choose to ride these roads, its always a beautiful trip.

Do you have any fun road trips planned? I don’t currently have any planned right now but I have definitely started a list of places I want to go. I haven’t gotten the opportunity to experience a Babes Ride Out event but I follow their Instagram page and the women are a huge inspiration for me.  It makes me want to be more and do more. I look up to all of these amazing women riders.

Want to test ride the Bobber Black? Click HERE

Want to get the specs on Cheryl’s Triumph? Click HERE

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Triumph Moto Games at Babes Ride Out 6

EventsAnya Violet

One of our favorite activities at our events are the Triumph Moto Games! This year at Babes Ride Out 6 they will be better than ever! Games start at 5pm sharp on Saturday 10/20/18 in the lower lot! Sign up at www.triumphmotogames.com

photo by Heidi Zumbrun

photo by Heidi Zumbrun

How slow can you go?

Racers line up a the starting line and when the flag goes up each racer has to go as slow as they can on their bike without putting a foot down. Whoever reaches the finish line last without putting a foot down wins!!!

Two-up Relay

each rider grabs a passenger. There are 2 cones on the course. The first cone has an egg on top of it and the 2nd cone does not. The riders have to weave between the cones while the passenger grabs the egg off the first cone and sets it on top of the 2nd cone without breaking it. First team to cross the finish line without cracking the egg wins.

photo by Maddy Talias

photo by Maddy Talias

Barrel Race

Riders start with a metal barrel at their front tire. When the flag goes up you hit the throttle and the first rider across the finish line with the barrel and without touching the ground with your feet wins. The goal is to keep the barrel running straight so you don’t swerve off the course.

photo by maddy talias

photo by maddy talias

photo by heidi zumbrun

photo by heidi zumbrun







Miki Masuda and Her Triumph Bonneville T120 | Finding a Perfect Fit at 5'2

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One thing we've learned from these interviews is that it is normal and totally ok to try out all bikes to find your perfect fit. Your height, weight, riding style, budget, and type of riding you'll be doing are all huge factors in making your decisions. For Miki, it came down to weight, height, style, and function. Standing at a proud 5'2, Miki has a  shorter inseam but she knew the seat height and front/rear suspensions are all manageable with the Triumph Bonneville T120. Sure, she may wear boots with a little bit of heel to reach the ground but she was able to make other modifications to make her feel comfortable to ride this beautiful machine. Get to know her and her top 30 reasons why motorcycles make her happy. 

  • Name:  Miki Masuda
  • Location:  Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles
  • Instagram Handle: @bikermiki 
Miki at the Kill Bill Church

Miki at the Kill Bill Church

How long have you been riding motorcycles?

I rode motorcycles about 10 years when I was in Japan but I took a long break after I moved to the U.S. I moved to Los Angeles from New York over two years ago and bought Triumph Bonneville SE immediately because I wanted to join BRO. Since then, I have ridden more than 15,000 miles without commuting to work.

Why do you ride motorcycles?
There are many reasons why I ride a motorcycle. Here are my top 30 reasons to ride a motorcycle.

1.      Meditation - Clears my mind

2.      Find my Zen and inner peace

3.      Look cool. Being cool.

4.      Every picture with my bike will be very Instagramy goodness

5.      Downward peace sign

6.      Give the thumbs-up to a car driver who gives me space – Instant connection with the driver

7.      Save gas

8.      Save time in traffic - Lane-splitting is all about.

9.      Take the carpool lane

10.  Kids wave hands from a car and look at me like I am a superhero

11.  Dogs bark at me from a car and look like they want to bite my head off but I LOVE them all

12.  Living in the moment

13.  Freedom – Ignore all my adult problems

14.  Stress relief – A therapist and medications free

15.  Being real - You don’t know me if you’ve never seen me riding a motorcycle

16.  Road trips - Scenic rides are priceless

17.  Connect with nature

18.  Finding a Parking spot is easier

19.  Personalize a motorcycle is easily get done

20.  The fresh air on my face and the wind blowing through my hair

21.  Helmet hair and hair tangles that look even fabulous

22.  Work out – Moving a bike is great exercise  

23.  An adrenaline rush

24.  Talking about bikes all day long

25.  Appreciate the things in your life

26.  Getting lost on purpose

27.  All bikers are friendly - Bikers respect bikers

28.  All bikers are family - Strangers are not strangers anymore if they are on a motorcycle

29.  Bikers are never lonely – A solo rider doesn’t mean I am lonely

30.  It’s motorcycle – There is a motorcycle, I ride it without any reasons actually

Run us through the list of bikes you have had in your past:

1)   Suzuki TU250. (its called Suzuki Volty in Japan). 250cc was a great beginner bike.

2)   Honda Shadow 400. It was a smooth transition from 250cc.

3)   2014 Triumph Bonneville SE. Look at it. Needed to get it. Period.

4)   2014 Triumph Bonneville T100. Since May 2017. LOVIN IT.

What first attracted you to Triumph?

Hands down, the classic retro/vintage style with modern technology! The gorgeous wire wheels, chromed shiny covers, two-tone paint, and gas tank shape, all just look right.

Triumph has been keeping its design for more than half a century. Many people told me “my grandpa used to have a Triumph exactly like that” How cool is that?! I want to say that to young people who ride Triumph when I get old.

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How did you know it was the bike for you?

Love at first sight. Done. I didn’t even test ride. I took one look at it, and then there was no turning back. Even though I fall in love with Bonneville, I worried about the seat height and weight of the bike. I am 5’2 with shorter inseams but I knew the seat height and front/rear suspensions are all manageable. I wear boots to reach the ground. I made other modifications to make me feel comfortable to ride. It comes to the weight, I have learned how to control the weight of the motorcycle. At the end, If you love something, you make it work!

Tell us what it is like to ride?
I find myself being far more aware of my surroundings when I ride. Feel the wind, hear the sound, smell the land, stress relief, a sense of freedom and more. When this all comes together it is incredibly liberating. I have never experienced boredom while riding a bike. No matter how bad my day is, riding a motorcycle never failed to make me feel better. Every single time I get on my bike, it’s truly privileged.

Photo credit:  @victoryjon

Photo credit: @victoryjon

What made you choose your model over the other Triumph Models?
The classic retro/vintage style with modern technology! I love vintage bikes but don’t have enough skills to built either maintain vintage bikes. I couldn’t even see any other bikes. The price is very reasonable so she was my perfect fit.

I rode 2017 Triumph Bonneville T120 and it’s very smooth and steady throttle, 6-speed, ABS and bigger engine. This is the bike that I’m currently very interested.

What has been you favorite adventure you have taken on your new bike?

Every time when I ride my Triumph, it becomes an adventure but my favorite adventures with Triumph were;

1)      A trip from Los Angeles to San Diego. It was a day that I thought I saw a UFO or some kind of missile attack was happening but that was the SpaceX rocket launch was happening nearby. I was riding a bike on the Coronado Bridge and freaked out about what I was seeing.

2)      The 2017 Los Angeles California Distinguished Gentleman's Ride was the biggest group ride that I had ever joined. Countless of riders dressed up and rode motorcycles to raise money for prostate cancer research, men's mental health and suicide prevention help.

Photo credit: IG  @jskmotoco

Photo credit: IG @jskmotoco

Do you have any fun road trips planned?:

I don’t have a solid plan yet but I completed a two-week solo cross-country trip from Florida to California last year. I met so many bikers on the trip! Started this trip by myself but I was always riding with bikers who I met on the road. That experience was absolutely amazing. I have visited 40 statues in the U.S. so far.

Ideally, my next trip would be visiting statues that I have never been such as Alaska and Colorado.  

Photo credit: IG  @dla8

Photo credit: IG @dla8

Tell us about your experience at Babes Ride Out?

The first time, I joined BRO was in 2016. I didn’t have any female rider friends since I was new to Los Angeles. I searched a group ride and found about BRO. I joined a group ride to Joshua Tree and met cool girls who I still connect with. Over thousands motorcycle girls from all over the world in one place and riding with bunch of girls riders were so fresh and amazing.  It was all new experience to me. BRO is more than a motorcycle campout. It’s a community for women to come together.

Last year, I reconnected with my original BRO girls from 2016 and met more new girls. Most of the girls that I talked to are super friendly and very welcoming.  Every year, I meet more girls and connect with them. And I love BRO merchandise lol  Designs are amazing.

Want the specs on the Triumph Bonneville T120? Click HERE
Want to book a test ride on this bike? Click HERE

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Meet Ashley Ricart and her Triumph Bobber

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How long have you been riding motorcycles?

I started riding Motorcycles November of 2015, so about 2.5 years. I wish I could have started riding sooner!

Why do you ride?

Initially, I started riding to save money on gas and to get through the soul crushing traffic of SoCal. I live in Long Beach and work in San Juan Capistrano so my commute is roughly 45 miles each way. After I took the CMSP course and got my M1 I fell in love with Motorcycles. I continue to ride for the pure joy, freedom, connection to the environment, and the amazing supportive and creative community of motorcyclist.

Run us through the list of bikes you have had in your past.

My first bike was a Kawasaki Vulcan S which was a great starter bike. It was fun and gave me the confidence I needed to start riding. I started to outgrow the Vulcan and wanted something that fit me a little bit better and had a little bit more power. I traded in the Vulcan for the Bobber after about two years and 32,000 miles. I plan on having many more bikes in the future.

What first attracted you to The new Triumph Bobber? My partner first showed me the Bobber when Triumph announced it in 2017 and I fell in love with it, I knew I had to have that bike somehow. I love the classic look of the bike, the floating seat, the fact that its 1200cc, and low 500lb weight of the bike.

How did you know it was the bike for you?

The moment I sat on the Bobber at our local dealership, it just fit so perfectly.

Tell us what it is like to ride?

It is the smoothest ride ever. It has a comfortable seat position that doesn’t leave your legs or back cramped and hurting after a 30 minute ride. The Bobber is agile, responsive, and just so much fun to ride. It will make you want to miss your turn so you can keep riding for just a little longer.

What made you choose the Bobber over the other Triumph Models?

I was deciding between the Street Twin and the Bobber for a while. I love Triumph bikes so I knew I had to get a Triumph. In the end the 1200cc engine, lower seat height, and in my opinion better aesthetic was the deciding factor. 

What has been your favorite adventure you have taken on your new bobber?

Since I am a teacher I tend to do all my big trips during the summer when I have time off and I got my Bobber in November of 2017 so I haven’t be able to take it out on any long trips yet. But I have done some fun day trips. Riding down to San Diego, through Palos Verdes, but mostly all my miles are logged commuting. That will change this summer though!

To find out more about the Triumph Bobber click HERE

To find a dealer near you click HERE

Meet Charlotte Dellea and her Triumph Street Twin

PeopleAnya Violet

There are countless reasons why any of the bikes in the Triumph Motorcycles Street series are such a perfect bike. They are powerful enough to keep you satisfied no matter your ability.  They are light and maneuverable enough to inspire you to hop on one whether you have been riding your whole life or less than a year. They are classically stylish, versatile and easy to make your own. Meet Charlotte, the proud owner of a brand new Triumph Street Twin. See you in October Charlotte!

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Name: Charlotte Dellea @Misscharlottee

Location: Long Beach, CA

Where are you from?

Huntington Beach, CA

How long have you been riding motorcycles?

About 3 years, but have been riding the most in the past year.

Why do you ride?

Ultimately I love the feeling I get while riding. Once I started, it just became a part of me. My dad actually taught me to ride, so I have him to thank for introducing me to this part of my life. It’s a great father, daughter way to spend time. I’ve also met so many great people and made such amazing friends from riding.

Run us through the list of bikes you have had in your past if any.

My first bike was a 1970 Honda CL350. I first learned to ride on my grandpas older Honda 175 that my Dad held onto over all these years. So naturally I wanted one myself and got the 350.

What bike do you ride now?

Now I ride a Triumph Street Twin.

What first attracted you to Triumph?

I have always loved the look of Triumphs, even before I ever thought I would have gotten into riding. The Bonneville was always my dream bike. I was just too intimidated to start out on it.

How did you know it was the bike for you?

Once I started getting more comfortable riding, I knew I needed something more powerful than my Honda 350. I was starting to go on longer and further rides with the riding friends I made and it was hard to keep up with them. I was finally ready to look into my dream bike, a Triumph. Initially I thought I was going to go with the Bonneville T100, but after researching and test riding, I fell in love with the Street Twin (which is still in the Bonneville family actually).

Where did you buy your Triumph?

From the Triumph Newport Beach. I was lucky enough to have a girl from my riding group working the day I went in to test ride. I hadn’t met her yet at the time but she saw my Litas sweatshirt and came right over and started helping me. I’m so happy it worked out that way because she really made me feel more comfortable with testing out the bike and asking questions.

Tell us what your bike is like to ride?

It’s amazing. It’s smooth, reliable, and fast. I loved my first bike, but it was from 1970 so it wasn’t uncommon for something to go wrong or suddenly need to be repaired. My Street Twin on the other hand is always ready to go.

What made you choose this bike over the other Triumph Models?

I was drawn towards the Street Twin because I felt confident on it and felt that I could handle the bike. I was instantly comfortable on it, even though it was quite a bit more bike than I had been use to previously. The weight is distributed so well on it, making it easier for me to maneuver. Also it’s GORGEOUS! I’m really into that modern classic look.

What has been your favorite adventure you have taken on your bike?

I’ve had a few adventures on this bike, but I think my favorite so far was my first ride I took after bringing it home from the dealership. I was off work hours early and itching to ride my new bike. I had no idea where to go, but decided to ride south down PCH. I just kept riding and riding until I felt like I had gone far enough to turn around. I know I’m going to have some great adventures in the future on this bike, but there was something about that first ride that I won’t forget.

Would you recommend your bike to other riders? Why?

Absolutely. I think it’s a great bike for anyone. Its maneuverable but still has a lot of power. It’s a bike that you can have for a long time without growing out of.

Do you have any fun road trips planned?

Babes Ride Out is currently the road trip I am looking forward to the most! I’ve been wanting to go for years but am finally making it happen this year. A group of friends and I are already starting to plan out what we need to bring, how to bring it, etc. because we’re so excited.

Any recommendations for new riders?

I definitely recommend taking a safety training course. I had been riding for a while before I took the course and I still learned so much from it. It gave me a lot of knowledge, confidence, and overall instantly improved my riding skills.

 

To find out more about the Triumph Street Twin click HERE

To find a dealer near you and test ride the Triumph Street Twin click HERE