Style Rider, Tomas Arguinzones – Yamaha XSR900

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 Software Architect and Yamaha rider Tomas Arguinzones.

Name: Tomas Arguinzones

Residence: Sydney, Australia

Occupation: Software Architect

Instagram: @tomasarg

Today’s ride: 2016 Yamaha XSR900 with custom painted tank by @colourfuel and SC Project exhaust installed by @deushouse. 

Describe your style: If you ask my friends they will probably tell you black motorcycle or beer related tshirts with shorts; obviously that is not the best riding outfit. That is why I replace the shorts with jeans, add a pair of work boots and a classic leather or denim jacket. I don’t like to overcomplicate things and like a style that doesn’t necessarily look like you were riding a motorbike 10 minutes ago.

Favourite items: denim Jacket, @tcxbootsau metropolitan leather boots and @skramcc glasses.

Next purchase: No gear on my radar at the moment, however, I am thinking about a Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 or Triumph Bonneville Scrambler.

Style inspiration: Can’t say I pull inspiration from anyone in particular. I guess its a mix and match of different things combined with whatever Instagram advertising throws at me.

Best local ride: I like the Royal National Park. It’s close enough so you can squeeze a ride without too much planning. Kangaroo Valley is also another one of my favourites.

Best distance ride: 2,500 kilometres around the Indian Himalayas with a few mates. An amazing experience.

Tip for stylish motorcycling: A smart leather jacket with jeans always looks good and it also protects you. If you are low on budget you can find quality second hand items in the FB motorcycle groups. Keep it simple, keep it safe.

Next motorcycle trip: I am originally from South America so I have always wanted to ride from the “End of the World” Ushuaia on the tip of Argentina to the Panama Canal. Hopefully sometime soon after the Covid madness goes away.

Why do you like riding? Some people like running. Riding is my way to clear the mind. Except when I’m adventure riding. That’s more about the adrenaline rush.