You know what I do when I need to take a quick break from writing about motorcycles? I sit back and scroll through Instagram pics of motorcycles. Chances are, you do the same, so here are some accounts you should make sure you’re following.
A wonderful tipster turned me onto the incredible work of @aaronbhall in one of the comments on a previous IG of the week post, and I couldn’t be more thankful they did. I’ve seen Aaron’s work posted by several companies, but never knew who was responsible until now. This is one of the best Instagram accounts period, not just moto ones. That lovely top shot is his as well.
Next up, we have Gabriela Iciek - a bad ass young lady from Poland. Gabriella has a pair of Yamaha R6s (one of which is her track bike) and I’m pretty sure she could ride circles around me. She’s incredible proof that a) women can use motorcycles for more than just props and that b) not all sportbike accounts have to look the same. Take notes fellas, she could show you a thing or two on the track and on the internets. Follow her at @gabsia7.
Finally, I think our friends at ICON Motorsports have an Instagram account that’s absolutely worth your time. Instead of just posting press shots or pictures of sponsored athletes, they post tons of pictures of regular rides using their gear like a boss (and lots of pics of their various stunt riders and athletes). In a world of boring and edited company attempts to try and be cool, @iconmotorsports is doing it right.
Top photo: Aaron Brimhall
Shameless plug: follow me @seanmacd to keep up with the bikes we’re riding, the gear we’re using, and whatever shenanigans we’re getting in to. If you know of an account that is as incredible as the ones above and deserves a share, tag me on the IG. You sportbike dudes need to step your game up; too many of your accounts look the same, are just stolen from someone else’s feed, or are edited to look like dogshit. Do better.