Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler Talks Motorcycles

You probably know about Steven Tyler’s motorcycles. In 2007, Tyler launched Dirico Motorcycles. Tyler designs the motorcycles, and they are build in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Several years ago, Motorcycle USA did a great, fun interview with him right after his bike was picked as the official Sturgis bike.

Check it out!

Motorcycle USA: So it’s the official Sturgis bike?

Steven Tyler: I believe it is. We can celebrate now.

Motorcycle USA: So do you have a favorite Dirico Motorcycle?

Steven Tyler: I’m pretty hot on that yellow one out there (a custom Dirico Pro Street) and the brand new one that we’ve got, the new Speedster, it’s just a great ride.

Motorcycle USA: What got you into motorcycling, ‘cause I know you’ve been riding forever?

Steven Tyler: Just all my life I’d get on my mini-bike and go up on the aqueduct and go through the woods and it was a good reason to get away. We did a gig for Willie Davidson and he gave the band five Fat Boys and so I started putting this and that on it, and when Mark started adding things to the frame that he got at Steve’s place, once we got our VIN number, we were off and running (laughs). So you know, it’s just nothing but fun.

Motorcycle USA: So do you have a favorite motorcycling moment?

Steven Tyler: Let me see, I’m still picking some gravel out of my teeth from last summer, but, umm, no, I’ve done acrobats with my girlfriend on it that I really don’t want to talk about here, but mostly it’s just good to get off and get away and have a moment with the Big One above.

Motorcycle USA: Do you have a favorite motorcycle of all time?

Steven Tyler: Well, Mark was going to build me a bobber for my birthday, but instead he built this thing he calls the Speedster and I’m just, I love it so much, it’s that old style of the first one that we built but with a little bit bigger engine, and I just love it, I love it. It’s just beautiful. Plus it’s yellow.

Motorcycle USA: OK, I’ll give you three choices for favorite motorcycle scene in a movie – Brando, McQueen, or Fonda?

Steven Tyler: I’d have to say Brando. (Marlon Brando starred in The Wild One as gang leader Johnny Strabler. In the movie, Brando was a black leather jacket street tuff that rode around on a 1950 Triumph Thunderbird 6T.)

Watch this cool video review of Dirico Motorcycles and ride along with the Aerosmith front man!

Check out the official page of Dirico Motorcycles!

What do you think about Dirico motorcycles? Have you ever ridden one? Do you like them? Let us know in the comments!

(Via: Motorcycle USA)

Photo by Ch Villa