Modern Moto Magazine ISSUE No. 8 May 2018 - Page 35

Modern Moto’s Man Cave Featuring Men Who Love Two Wheels Robert and Arlen Ness Robert Pandya - Marke ng and Enthusiast As owner of SpokesPeople LLC for over 12 years, one word is used repeatedly to describe Robert Pandya: passionate. Passionate about PR and passionate about motorcycles. Robert is a huge fan of motorcycling, the industry and the people involved. He uses his toolbox of knowledge that includes event management, experien al and marke ng idea on, PR, photography, videography, wri ng and a general love of the crea ve to fi ne-tune brands and propel them forward toward making a posi ve impact on the world. Robert has worked with brands such as Indian Motorcycle, Victory Motorcycles, Polaris, Timbersled, Buell, Progressive Interna onal Motorcycle Shows, KYMCO, Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, NUVIZ and the upcoming Suff ragists Centennial Motorcycle Ride 2020 (SCMR 2020). SCMR 2020 is an event designed to inspire female riders by delivering a safe ride for 1,000 par cipants, 100 each from 10 star ng ci es and elevate the sisterhood of riders in North America. (centennialride.com.) Most recently, Robert created MotoGiveAShi .com, which is designed to be a grassroots program to help the industry gain knowledge about the future of motorcycling. It also works on ini a ves to decrease the challenges of being a motorcyclist such as highligh ng women in motorcycling, maintaining the a en on of youth and keeping riders in the sport. Robert said, “Powersports has paid for my life, and I just want to give back a li le bit. Being around motorcycles and motorcyclists has been the highlight of my life, and I know it is something worth promo ng.” Riding since he was 19 years old, Robert’s favorite bikes change over the years - from his race Honda Hawk to a Honda CB-1. If he could have only one motorcycle, it would most likely be an ADV bike. “Adventure riding is a great escape.” He is interested in ge ng an 800 class ADV bike but is happy with his diverse fl eet, for now. Robert says the best part about riding is simply the people who “get it” and spending me with them. In the garage: 1946 Indian Chief 2016 Indian Springfi eld 2014 Yamaha FZ-09 2016 KTM 1290 Super Adventure 2005 KTM 525 MXC 1990 Honda Hawk GT 2007 Aprilia SXV 450 2009 Yamaha TW200 2017 Zero FX 35