Josh Blakemore

Josh Blakemore

Technician

Josh has loved motorcycles as far back as he can remember. He saw a commercial for MMI as a teenager and knew that he wanted to make a career out of his passion for bikes. He was born in Kansas and spent a significant amount of time riding in Colorado while he was growing up. “Having my own first bike was awesome,” Josh says. “It gave me a sense of freedom; if I went somewhere, it was on that bike.” He moved around quite a bit as his father is in the Army, and everywhere he went after age 16, he rode.

Josh chose to take the specialized BMW motorcycle course of study at MMI and graduated from their Phoenix campus. He moved to the Midwest to be closer to family, and was offered a position at Gateway BMW Motus. “This has been a great place for me to learn from the experienced technicians here,” Josh says. “It’s the best place I’ve ever worked, and I feel like this shop has a sense of family – not just customers, technicians and sales staff. Everybody knows each other and enjoys riding together.”

Bike: 1975 R60/6 (among others)