Brian Catterson named Editor-in-Chief of <i>Motorcyclist</i> magazine

Los Angeles, CA (September 8, 2006)

Motorcyclist, America's oldest and most respected motorcycle enthusiast publication and part of the PRIMEDIA Motorcycle Group, today announced the appointment of seasoned moto-journalist Brian Catterson (44) to the post of editor-in-chief.

Catterson is an accomplished road and off-road racer, and brings 20 years of motorcycle journalism experience to Motorcyclist, including 12 years at Cycle World magazine, as well as prior positions at American Roadracing and Cycle News. Catterson joined Motorcyclist in 2005, and his promotion is part of the overall strategy to reposition and redesign the magazine, improving the paper quality and graphic impact of the content. This in addition to Motorcyclist's regular offerings of extensive road tests and vehicle profiles, make it one of the most reliable monthly bike publications in the industry today.

"Motorcyclist is one of the most revered streetbike magazines in the world and I am proud to be part of the team," said Catterson. "I have tremendous admiration for what this staff has accomplished and look forward to building on the title's long-standing reputation for journalistic objectivity, authoritative road testing, and sense of humor."

Long-time editor Mitch Boehm, who held the post for 13 years, will remain on the magazine staff and continue to play a key role as editor-at-large. "Brian is an outstanding addition to the team," said Boehm. "We've got a lot of mutual respect for one another and have developed a strong collective vision for the future of the magazine."

Boehm will also work on various special products for PRIMEDIA's Motorcycle Group. "Mitch's wide-ranging talents, experience and respect within the motorcycle industry are extremely valuable for the Group, which includes a number of focused enthusiast magazines, such as Sport Rider, Super Street Bike and Motorcycle Cruiser," said Alex Hearn, editorial director of the Motorcycle Group.

Motorcyclist's new editor-in-chief Brian Catterson poses with new and old MV Agustas, as depicted in the "Dream Rides" feature in our February 2006 issue.
Catterson riding Valentino Rossi's 2004 MotoGP world championship-winning Yamaha YZR-M1 the day after the season-ending Grand Prix at Valencia, Spain.
The new boss with one of his all-time favorite motorcycles, the Britten V1000, currently on display in the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.
Catterson in action during one of the many track days he's attended on his long-term MV Agusta F4 1000 S.