Style Rider aims to document the world’s most stylish motorcycle riders, be they riders of classic, custom or cafe racer steeds. Focused on the intersection of motorcycle culture with individual style, here we speak to Ducati rider Meg Mullins about her love of riding and penchant for little accents of gold.
Name: Meg Mullins
Residence: Melbourne, Australia
Occupation: I chainsaw and cut ice cubes with a small team, then deliver them to snazzy cocktail bars and restaurants around Victoria.
Today’s ride: 2000 Ducati Monster. I can’t take credit for any of the bike’s originality but it has definitely been modified into more of a cafe racer style bike rather than your classic sporty Monster.
Describe your style: I honestly couldn’t pin point my style as it’s ever changing. Nine times out of ten you’ll find me in some sort of one piece boiler suit. I also like to upcycle mens oversized riding jeans and get them tailored to suit my shape, fitted around the waist and baggy everywhere else.
Favourite items: I love my new Midnight leather jacket by Black Arrow, purchased from @motoest. It has reflective stars all over, beautiful red satin lining, super flexible and undetectable armour as well as a full Kevlar lining. And best of all it’s designed by a female rider for female riders!
Next modification: I’ve just purchased an LED halo headlight that I’m looking to install soon.
Best local ride: I head down the road to the Yarra Boulevard, just cruising around the casual twisty turns and looking out over Melbourne. It never fails to spark joy.
Best distance ride: I love fanging down the coast to Rye for the hairpin twisties of Arthur’s Seat.
Tip for stylish motorcycling: I’m a huge fan of colour coordination. Little accents of gold are always my go-to.
Next motorcycle trip: My next trip is unconfirmed but I’m from New Zealand and have dreams of getting home at some point, hiring a couple of bikes and hooning around the mountains of the South Island with my Dad.
Why do you like riding? I love riding because it offers both freedom and excitement. For me it’s that perfect balance of calm and focus. I also like the social element. I’m in a women’s bike gang called the Leaterettes. Unlike meeting friends through work (predominantly in hospitality), I have a real appreciation for how bikes bring people together from all walks of life. I absolutely love meeting and getting to know people that I would probably otherwise never have the chance to if we didn’t have motorbikes in common. Riding in a group is also so a great combination of socialising and some sort of comfortable silence.