Mitchell Nicholson

Mitchell launched Essential Moto as a creative side project to stay in touch with the motorcycle community while not riding. Currently residing in Central Oregon, with nothing but open roads around, adventure is only a twist of the wrist away.

Current bike: 2012 Yamaha Fz8

Current gear: Helmet – Arai Corsair X; Jacket – Spidi X-Tour H2Out; Pants – Spidi X-Tour H2Out; Boots – Dainese TRQ Tour; Gloves – Rev’It Vapor H2O; Communication –  Sena 10C; Video – GoPro Hero 5 Black

Previous bikes: 2006 Yamaha Grizzly 450, 2004 Yamaha Grizzly 660, 1983 Honda ATC250R

Setting out on a trek for world Gromination.

Want to ride: Ducati Multistrada Enduro, BMW S1000RR, Honda Africa Twin, Energica Ego


Marcus Yam

Marcus has a background as a tech journalist for nearly two decades. Somewhere during that time, he discovered motorcycles and has been addicted to all things two-wheeled and motorized. He lives and works in Silicon Forest, near Portland, Oregon.

Current bikes: 2015 Yamaha FJ-09, 2014 Triumph Street Triple R, 2009 Yamaha WR250X, 2013 Honda Grom

Current Gear: Helmet – Nolan N85; Suit – Aerostich Roadcrafter Classic; Boots – Daytona Road Star GTX; Gloves – Knox Handroids; Communications – Cardo Scala Rider G9; Camera – Sony Action Cam AS20 

Previous bikes: 2008 Suzuki SV650, 2007 KTM 690 SM

Want to ride: Zero FXS, Indian Scout, Ducati Panigale 959, Husqvarna 701