This month, we get to know Joachim from Austria – the first Rider of the month with our brand-new Crossfire 500.
1. In one word, why do you ride a motorcycle?
2. What was it about Brixton Motorcycles that got your attention?
My first contact with a Brixton was when I started my job as a salesman at a motorcycle dealer. Within a very short time it was clear to me that I had to have one of these machines and I immediately got the driver’s license and bought a Felsberg 125. When the first pictures of the Crossfire 500 appeared I knew that it was the next logical step to get one of them, so I got my license and waited patiently until I could finally own one at the end of August.
3. What Brixton are you riding and what’s your favourite thing about it?
I ride a Felsberg 125 and a Crossfire 500. What I like about the Felsberg is the pure driving and cruising, just enjoying the landscape and exploring gravel and forest roads, no matter which direction. With the Crossfire you can swing wonderfully from one curve to the next, enjoy the 2 cylinder sound of the engine and just simply appreciate the moment. It follows the view almost by itself and willingly falls into any radius. It’s simply fun, whether in the hilly Mühlviertel, along the Danube or on the passes in the Alps. It is simply a joy to see how willingly the engine revs out of every curve until just before the limit.
4. What’s the craziest ride you’ve been on?
With my new Crossfire 500 over 500km from Mühlviertel to the Bregenzerwald and back again.
I can only say thank you for developing this machine.
5. You’re one of the first to own a Crossfire500. What is your conclusion after your first ride?
I have now covered more than 3,000km with the Crossfire and every single one of them was pure riding fun. The engine revs up willingly, the brakes work great, the Pirelli tires literally stick to the road, the suspension always gives good feedback. It’s comfortable enough for long distances and really sporty so that you always hit your line precisely – even in fast and long curves. Even after 6 hours in the saddle of the Crossfire you still want to go on and discover new places again and again. No matter if you are on your daily commute to work, in the flat, long and fast curves of the countryside or in the serpentines of the Alps, the Crossfire convinces 100%.
I can only say thank you for developing this machine and giving me and many others the opportunity to discover our beautiful planet a little better every day.
6. What’s the most beautiful place you’ve been on your Brixton?
Lech am Arlberg in Austria.
7. Would you rather ride on ocean roads, or mountain passes?
I prefer mountain passes.
8. The best place to run out of gas?
Preferably at a gas station!