“I’m Enrico, I’m a Yoga master and a specialist in ancient culture. I often go on outdoor adventures, like mountain trekking, hiking and stand up paddle boarding on the sea.”
1. In one word, why do you ride a motorcycle?
2. What was it about Brixton Motorcycles that got your attention?
When first learning to ride, I wanted a scrambler bike. I came across Brixton, liked their motorcycles because of their style and price. Their style seems like a mix between classic vintage and minimalism/functional. That’s why I wanted the Felsberg 125. It’s not an overly vintage look, but it reminds me of a WWII military style, and I loved its military green colour. Then, the price and value of the bike confirmed my decision to buy.
3. What Brixton are you riding? What’s your favourite thing about it?
In my three years of riding Brixtons, I moved up trhough the cc-classes, starting with the Felsberg 125, Felsberg 250, the Crossfire 500 X and now the Crossfire 500 XC. The XC is the best, because it’s so good off-road. I also love the Crossfire 500 X, because of it’s higher riding position. I’ve tried the Cromwell 1200, I thought the motor was great, because I want a more enduro style bike. I’m hoping for a 900cc in the style of the XC. I’d buy it in an instant!
4. How long have you been riding for?
I started riding slightly later in life, at 32 years old. Now I’ve been riding for three years with Brixton. Prior, I had no experience on motorcycles, but it was always a big dream of mine, because of the sense of freedom that bikes give you and the completely different experiences that you can’t get from a car.
5. What’s the craziest ride you’ve been on? Where do you plan on going next?
I rode an incredible off-road route on my Crossfire 500 X. The path was a cliff by the sea, perfect for mountain bikes. I really pushed the bikes’ limits by riding on a cliff diving spot in Puglia, Southern Italy. I rode over rocks between really tight paths of vegetation. I loved that ride, because it made me feel like I was riding a horse.
6. What’s the furthest from home you’ve ever been on your Brixton?
The southernmost part of Italy in a small village by the sea called Santa Maria di Leuca, in Puglia. The ancient Roman name for this point is “Finibus Terrae” which means: where the land ends. It’s very fitting.
7. What’s the most beautiful place you’ve been on your Brixton?
The Amalfi Coast. It’s one of the most beautiful places in the world. It’s a long route that runs along the sea and high mountains between Sorrento and Positano. It faces Naples, Mount Vesuvius and the island of Capri. This part of the Mediterranean Sea has been famous since ancient Greece and Rome. Riding here is indescribable. It’s like a film. I guess that’s why it often appears in films and advertising.
8. Would you rather ride along ocean roads or mountain passes?
Both. Different experiences, different pleasures.
9. The best place to run out of gas?
None, I want to ride more and more.