Michael Ta’Nous writes about cruisers, cafes, sportbikes, baggers, choppers— all things motorcycle. He has driven more than 8,000 miles across 10 U.S. states and really knows motorcycles.
My Career as a Moto-Writer
I’ve been writing since I was scribbling, and I’ve been hanging around motorcycles and motorcycle people for just under two decades.
I had a motorcycle mechanic roommate who fabbed custom bikes. Our garage was a shop, and he taught me what it takes to make motorcycles tick.
In addition to the many Harley’s and Honda’s, I had regular access to back then, I owned a Triumph Bonneville and an Indian Scout. Over the past three years, I’ve put 54,000 miles on a 2018 Indian Chieftain Limited riding around the country, and freelance writing from myriad cool cafes.
As far as motorcycles go, I’ve written articles, blogs, captions, and descriptions of every type of bike under the sun and have edited and fact-checked articles for various motorcycle blogs.
I came to Motor & Wheels as an editor, but motorcycle people tend to click up, and we got along so well that I decided to hang around and do what I do—write about bikes!
In addition to owning and maintaining various bikes and living and working with bike builders and moto-shop owners, Michael Ta’Nous has been writing, ghostwriting, editing, and fact-checking motorcycle articles for years.
Michael spends half the year writing from the road. He’s clocked over 85,000 miles of intensive moto-camp touring through Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, California, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Nevada, Tennessee and has roasted every road worth mentioning in Texas, where he resides.
Motorcycle Safety Course
Michael passed the motorcycle safety and education course and is Class-M licensed by the State of Texas.
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