Style Rider focuses on the intersection of motorcycle culture and individual style. Here we speak to Photographer and YouTuber Rob Hamilton about riding and camping with his heavily customised Triumph Street Scrambler.
Name: Rob Hamilton
Residence: Melbourne, Australia
Today’s ride: 2018 Triumph Street Scrambler, Barkbusters, Custom Paint by Colourfuel, Custom Headers and Bash Plate by Kansai Giant Design Factory, Zard Exhaust, Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR’s, Fox Shocks, Aftermarket Mirror, Stedi Headlight, Custom Tail tidy, Kellermann Stop/Tail/Indicators and Motone Customs Engine Covers.
Describe your style: Street meets Scrambler.
Favourite items: My Premier Helmet with Barstow Goggles combo. I love the look and I think it compliments the bike style nicely.
Next purchase: Will be another bike, but keeping that hush hush for now.
Style inspiration: I just make it up as I go. I have a few different looks depending on if I’m going camping, or to a fancy dinner and anything in between.
Best local ride: Having moved to Melbourne in January ‘22, I’m still yet to explore many of the incredible roads Victoria has to offer. I’ve ridden parts of the Great Ocean Road and am in love! I’d love to ride the entire thing and camp out along the way.
Best distance ride: To and from Mystery Bay to Mt Kosciuszko. A solid 3.5 hour ride (one way) through twisties, epic scenery and varying temperatures. Highly recommend doing this in the summer.
Tip for stylish motorcycling: Make sure it’s safe first! Dressing for the slide is number 1, then work from there. Style, like art, is subjective. If you dig it, that’s all that matters.
Tip for best looking safe riding gear: Follow motorcycle (dare I say it) influencers on Instagram that you like the look of. Chances are they have many deals with reputable stylish and safe brands and will showcase them all on their feed. Ask the “influencer” any questions and also check their bio for any affiliate links that could save you a few $$ and help support the influencer along the way. I could be referring to myself (lol) but there are some amazing creators out there that are sharing some incredible products.
Next motorcycle trip: I started a new Silent Vlog-style YouTube Channel where I ride my moto and camp out to the sounds of nature. I head out on a trip every fortnight… Lucky me!
Why do you like riding? Aside from beating traffic and parking anywhere, it’s the sense of adventure. The feeling of being at one with a machine and nature brings me into the present moment, where presence is everything.