After an 11-year stint as an advertising copywriter, John Ryland decided to take his passion for motorcycles full time. In 2011, he founded Classified Moto in Richmond, Virginia.
Classified Moto is known worldwide for its signature style of motorcycles that combine the best of old and modern components to create fun and unique rides. In addition, Classified Moto builds numerous unique products, focusing on bringing discarded treasures back to life, including their Moto Lamps. 2017 marks Ryland’s second year building for Rebels Uncaged, Rebel Yell’s custom motorcycle contest.
Classified’s build for this year is a 2007 Triumph Speed Triple bike named Frank. It’s scavenged, high-tech, simple, complex, goofy, scary — a big old Frankenstein of all the things Ryland loves.