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AltRider is a Seattle-based company providing accessories and gear for Adventure Touring motorcycles. We sell AltRider engineered products for the Adventure bikes from BMW’s GS line, Suzuki, Kawasaki, the KTM Adventure series, the Ducati Multistrada 1200, the Yamaha Super Tenere XT1200Z, the Triumph Tiger 800XC and Explorer 1200, and the Honda V4 Crosstourer. We also offer proven products from other manufacturers.

Like you, the members of the AltRider team ride and expect performance and value from their products. Great care goes into every step of the AltRider creation process, from initial concept to presenting you with a finished piece. You can count on us to give you adventure touring products that provide your bike with superior fit and protection.

At AltRider, we recognize riding isn’t a hobby, it’s a lifestyle. That’s why in addition to crafting quality products, we built a place where motorcyclists can join a community. Through the Rider Locator, special events, and AltRider blogs, you can connect with others who share your interests.

Thank you for joining us and becoming a part of AltRider. We look forward to being a part of your next adventure.

   

AltRider is committed to bringing you the best adventure touring products available today. If we wouldn’t bolt it on our bikes, we won’t sell it. Here’s what you can expect from every AltRider product:

Design

AltRider products not only protect your bike, but also do so much more. Each piece is designed to maximize ease of installation and product integration.

What does that mean? It means that AltRider products can be installed easily, and come with all the necessary hardware  – and even Loctite – you’ll need for installation.   Also, each product comes with thorough instructions, which make installation an easier process.

Each AltRider product takes advantage of the strongest points of the frame while shielding the weakest, and every AltRider product works seamlessly with any other you use.

Craftsmanship

Because our design team is made up of fellow motorcyclists, they know what a bike and rider need. The team develops the AltRider products through meticulous research and rigorous testing of prototypes.  They look at the forums to determine what riders are asking for, look at other products, and then decide the most important features necessary.  Each AltRider product is made to exacting standards with a clean, high-end finish that will complement your machine.   

Made in America

From the earliest stages of design to packing up the finished piece for shipping, AltRider products are made entirely in the United States. We are proud to stay local with our manufacturing. We believe a high level of quality is possible thanks to strong relationships with all our suppliers.

AltRider products offer function, performance and value. From our crash bars to our skid plates, we go the extra mile so your ride doesn’t get cut short.

 

AltRider motorcycle parts

 

 

 

 

Jeremy LeBreton

Jeremy LeBreton

Founder & President

From his early childhood in Chicago, Jeremy had an unexplainable passion for motorcycles. Before he could even walk, he was trying to ride every internal combustion engine he could get his hands on, from go carts to mini bikes. That didn't sit well with his mom who commanded him to "take that back where it came from." At age 12 he was finally successful at bringing home a dead 1979 Honda Express which he got from a neighbor in exchange for five lawn mowings. He fixed it up and became "the cool kid" who gets around town on a scooter (not like the other kids on pedal bikes), even when it snowed. His passion for motorcycles became his life.

At the age of 18 he rode across America and ended up settling in Seattle. While on a study trip in Europe, through a combination of luck, perseverance, hustling and networking, he finagled his way into working for Christian Wunner (a German BMW enthusiast who had ridden his R100RT around the world) and a one-month ride on a borrowed MZ 650 from Slovenia to France. He totaled more than 7,800 km and discovered Helge Pederson's "Ten Years on Two Wheels" R80GS in the BMW Museum in Munich. That sealed his desire for an adventure touring lifestyle. Upon his return to Seattle, Jeremy went to work for a metal worker, Andy Ide, who also raced off-road and was instrumental in the progression of Jeremy's off-road skills – ultimately turning him into one of the "fast guys."

Over several years Jeremy received "the greatest real world education" working for a number of companies and learning about fabrication, prototyping, and manufacturing. He met his last employer on a dirt trail in the Cascades, which led him to work for a motorcycle accessory outfitter for several years. Jeremy's passion for and knowledge of the adventure touring market has strengthened over the years, leading him to envision the AltRider brand.

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Honda Africa Twin



Martin

Martin LeBreton

Marketing

Recently Martin has moved from Chicago to Seattle to work with his brother at AltRider. He’s been working as a designer for over 15 years and working with marketing in one shape or form for most of that time. If he’s not deep in the middle of a photo shoot then he’s probably deep in a design project or spreadhseet He enjoys being a part of the tightly run ship that is AltRider and he wants to see the AltRider name in front of every adventure touring enthusiast.

Although Martin has been riding motorcycles for 20 years he doesn’t get out as often as he’d like lately. Since most of his experience has been with street bikes, he’s been working on his off-road skills.

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R1200 GS



Dylan Krupa

Dylan Krupa

Operations

Born and raised in the suburbs of Atlanta, Dylan spent most of his time outdoors or playing sports. While he always wanted a dirt bike as a child, sports took priority. After graduating college, Dylan’s first job enabled him to finally buy his first bike. In no time, Dylan racked up the miles and the passion for motorcycles came to light. Shortly after riding his dad’s R1200GSA and Africa Twin, Dylan quickly had the itch to step up to an adventure bike. Dylan has since purchased his first adventure bike and has a long list of trips to take it on. When not on the riding, you can find Dylan outside camping, hunting, fishing, or wrenching on the bike. 

Dylan came to Altrider because of quality, and American made products as well as the support of the rider community. Dylan wanted to be a part of a company that really had the “made by riders, for riders” mentality, and found that opportunity at AltRider.

bikes

 Dylan BIke

KTM



Jimmy Livengood

Jimmy Livengood

PRODUCT DESIGNER

Walk into the AltRider office and you’ll find sketches scattered around the garage with Jimmy underneath a bike. Jimmy’s main duty at AltRider is everything product design – this includes concept sketches, CAD drawings, prototype production and evaluating all future revisions.

His education includes studying fine arts at Iowa State University focusing on “integrated studio arts” involving a combination of wood, ceramics, fiber forms and metals. Much of his post-college days were spent being an outdoor professional where he guided backpacking, canoeing, kayaking and rock climbing trips. Jimmy later utilized his artistic capability with a degree in industrial design, professionally constructing exhibit display and tradeshow booth structures in Seattle. His adventure experience combined with design acumen shows in the end product, always keeping in mind the outcome of gear performance in the field.

His undying passion for adventure is evident by his basement full of bicycles and enough outdoor equipment to last a zombie apocalypse. Jimmy is new to off-road riding and is currently contemplating sidecar rigs that would accommodate his 65 lb black lab/pit bull mutt.

bikes

 

F 800 GS 



Bruce Nguyen

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

If you've called AltRider recently, chances are you've spoken to Bruce at least once. A rider since it was legal for him to be one, Bruce has always been interested in being on the other side of the counter and working in the motorcycle industry. He found that opportunity at AltRider. A jack of all trades, he's always ready to answer any and all questions about our parts, our policies, and everything else AltRider.

Born and raised in San Francisco, the infamous hills gave Bruce the ability to get addicted to the high-adrenaline pseudo-sport of going way too fast on his bicycle, scooter, skateboard, basically anything that he could find with wheels. As soon as he was old enough, he jumped at the opportunity to take the MSF course and get his motorcycle endorsement. He was by far the youngest person in the course (a ripe old age of 15) and the most enthusiastic, not to mention the most reckless. 9 years, 3 bikes, and a couple of spills later, he still rides every day and everywhere. While he has little experience off-road, every day he gets more interested in the Adventure riding lifestyle that AltRider embodies in every way. One day soon, he'll get his own adventure bike and see first-hand what the fuss is all about!

bikes

 Triumph

 
Meghan Dowdy

Bill Crossland

PRODUCT ENGINEER

Behind the scenes of the motorcycle industry are guys like Bill, an engineer at AltRider. His duties at AltRider include researching the market, product design, and modeling new parts in CAD.

After a decade in the Marines, he received his degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington. He’s worked for a few large Seattle companies in many roles such as project manager, operations manager and lead engineer. True to Seattle nature, he found his calling in coffee and has worked for an Italian cappuccino company.

After having ridden street bikes and competing in local competitions for many years, Bill takes it a bit easier now coaching softball for his 2 kids and enjoying time with his family. 

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Johan and Peter Liljerstam

REPRESENTATIVES // NORDIC REGION

Johan and Peter are brothers and best friends with a great passion for adventure riding. They are the AltRider representatives in Sweden-- taking care of sales, marketing, customer service and product testing for the region.

As gravel junkies, the Nordic brothers take any opportunity to get out and use their bikes as they're meant to be used. That's how they got to know us at AltRider -- they shared their good experiences on the web and even made their own product review's on the AltRider protection parts on YouTube.

John rides a 2012 R 1200 GSA and Peter rides a 2013 BMW F 800 GS, both decked out in AltRider parts.

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2012 BMW R 1200 GSA                           2013 BMW F 800 GS

Lyndell

Lyndell Jensen

CUSTOMER SERVICE

Lyndell come to AltRider with more than 30 years of retail experience. Starting as a teenager slinging fish on Seattle’s waterfront, working my way up to managing several different brick & mortar retail establishments. After taking a few years off to take care of her mother, she came back into the work force with AltRider.

Ever since Lyndell bought her first car a, ‘66 Chevy Impala with a 327 Super Sport Engine, she’s found satisfaction in working on & fixing anything mechanical. After years of this being nothing but a hobby she’s finally found a job where she can use my customer service skills, and mechanical knowledge at the same time. 

bikes

Triumph Bonneville

Triumph Bonneville

 
Nick Hatfield

Scott Albertson

WEBSITE CONTENT MANAGER

You’ll find Scott amidst the shelves of inventory and boxes, managing the warehouse and handling all the shipping duties. From inspecting arriving parts for quality assurance to packing up all outgoing orders, he’s making sure every customer receives AltRider product in perfect condition.

Born and raised in West Virginia, Scott spent much of his time outdoors playing various sports and running astray in the forests. Wanting to give up the small town, Scott relocated to Seattle in 2000 working in operations and data management at an online comparison shopping engine. He enjoys afternoons at the Sounders games and watching every televised sport known to man.

Scott's first time on a motorcycle was on a trials bike in the alley behind AltRider Corporate. While he did crash, he's excited to get more saddle time on a real motorcycle.

bikes

Honda CBR 600 F41

 

Morgan

Morgan Grody

PACKING/SHIPPING

Originally from the East Bay, Morgan always had a love for motorcycles. An alumnus of Cornish College of the Arts, Morgan only began riding motorcycles in 2016. Having to take time off work as a stuntman and audition capture technician due to a motorcycle collision on his first bike a 2015 Honda Shadow 750, he is very excited to be joining the AltRider team in Shipping.

Morgan can look at any AltRider part and know the best box for shipping!

2006 Yamaha FZ1