Garage Builder: Zeljan Tomasovic
Communications (Digital) Project Coordinator at Northwestern Mutual
2012 Triumph Bonneville T100
British Customs: When did you start riding?
Zeljan Tomasovic: 2013
What was your first bike?
2007 Suzuki GZ250 - I called it the "Young GZ250".
What is your background/interest in motorcycle customization? Family hobby, self-taught, trained pro, etc?
A buddy bought a cheap motorcycle, I thought it was cool and wanted one too. I was never quite satisfied with the stock look of a motorcycle, and the same friend is a designer in engineering, so us two work on a lot of stuff together.
What is your inspiration when wrenching on or designing your bike?
I've always been a fan of classic motorcycle design - smooth lines, solid colors, even proportions. The cafe racer look appealed to me since day one, so that's the look I've been chasing after.
What things outside of motorcycling inspire you?
My girlfriend of over seven years has been my biggest support. I've been playing guitar since I was 15 - music (metal) in general, weight training and exercising, and I've really dove into digital design over my last year.
What are your goals in the coming year?
From a motorcycle standpoint, buying a house with a bigger garage, creating more content for my Instagram through videos and graphic design with a main focus on motorcycles. I'd also like to get the new BMW R Nine T Racer, but other things take priority. ;) I'm very happy with my Bonnie for a few years.