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AltRider is a Seattle-based company manufacturing 100% American-made accessories and gear for adventure touring motorcycles. We offer premium protection parts for the adventure bikes from BMW, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Triumph and Yamaha. We also offer waterproof adventure luggage through the AltRider Hemisphere soft luggage line.

Being riders ourselves, the AltRider team expects performance and value from the products they use. Great care goes into every step of the AltRider creation process, from the initial concept to the finished piece.   Each AltRider protection part functions well, looks good on your bike, and can truly stand up to brutal riding conditions.

Adventure riding isn't just a hobby, it's a lifestyle. Along with manufacturing premium adventure accessories, we built a place for riders to join a community. Connect with other ADV enthusiasts through the Rider Locator, AltRider blog and AltRider signature rides.

Our goal is to give you the freedom of adventure -- by designing and manufacturing superior protection parts and soft luggage that are actually built for the ride. We look forward to being a part of your next adventure. 

 

   

AltRider takes extreme pride in everything we produce -- from the precision fit of the crash bars to the military grade stitching on the soft luggage. We're committed to bringing new innovations to adventure touring parts, designed with the rider in mind.

One-of-a-Kind Design
Each AltRider part is designed to maximize ease of installation and product integration.
What does that mean? Precision fit not only means fitting each protection piece well onto a bike but utilizing an entirely integrated design for functionality. Every AltRider product takes advantage of the strongest points of a frame while shielding the weakest, working seamlessly to create a comprehensive protection system.

AltRider orders include thorough instructions and video tips to insure proper installation. We also add a tube of resealable threadlocker, a valuable addition to your trail side tool kit.

Real Protection
Like you, we're real riders and understand what you and your bike needs.  The team develops the AltRider products through meticulous research and rigorous testing -- influencing how each AltRider part evolves. Real world testing yielded great insight on how bikes drop and where the damage happens -- there's a reason why the official BMW training school outfits their fleet with AltRider protection. Each AltRider product is made to exacting standards with a clean, high-end finish that will complement your machine.

100% Made in America
AltRider accessories are the real deal -- designed and manufactured in America. From start to finish, you'll see we have painstakingly poured over every detail for a perfect fit and function without cutting corners with our manufacturing methods. We can sustain the high quality of each of our products, thanks to the strong relationships with all of our suppliers.  

Rugged but Refined
From the shot peen satin finish of the crash bars to the anodized aluminum on the skid plates and luggage racks, AltRider protection parts feature some of the most high-end finishes on the market. Every AltRider part is designed to complement the lines of the OEM, fully integrating to the style of each bike.

 

 

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.

bikes

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Honda Africa Twin



 
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



matthew ury

Matthew Ury

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Matt expertly handles the operations at AltRider. His duties include managing accounts payable and receivable, photography, inventory management and website administration.

Originally from southern California, Matt moved to New York City for a few years before finding himself in Seattle and working for AltRider in 2013.

When not at the office, you can find Matt consumed by one of his many hobbies. He may be practicing guitar, drums, bass or piano, hiking the trails of beautiful Washington state, at the local skatepark executing daredevil stunts, or even relaxing with a cup of coffee and a good book.

Matt has had a fascination with motorcycles his entire life, and finally got his license and first bike in 2014. Since then he has been deeply invested in honing his skills, attending RawHyde off-road courses as well as several AltRider rides.

bikes

2002 Yamaha TW200

 Yamaha TW 200

 
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.

bikes

Meghan's Dream Bike

Suzuki V-Strom 650

Delvene Manning

Delvene Manning

CUSTOMER SERVICE

Delvene's history of speed started on the salt flats of Australia, beating her older brother’s best time in their father's 1929 Ford Roadster. That taste of the salt spurred a lifelong passion for speed events and motorcycling.
Delvene turned that passion into a career in the motorcycle industry and also developed the largest motorcycle only land speed racing event, the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials. Her efforts to provide the best racing experience has enabled her to take home the trophy 4 times as the American Motorcyclist Association “Promoter of the Year.” In 2016 the AMA board of directors recognized Delvene’s unique contribution to the motorcycling industry, opening new markets and breaking down barriers, through the “Bessie Stringfield” award.

At AltRider Delvene shares her passion for motorcycling by supporting you, the rider, with the best customer experience and support every day.

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

 

Martin LeBreton

Martin LeBreton

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Martin has been working as a designer for nearly 15 years and working with online marketing in one shape or form for the last seven years. 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. Martin is a lover of the outdoors and has recently discovered how much fun ultimate frisbee is.

Although Martin has been riding motorcycles for 20 years he doesn’t ride very often nowadays, but he would like to improve his off rode abilities.

bikes

BMW F700GS