17 Jun,2013

Debra Kinsey | Rolling with Myrtle West!


Always looking to strive for more, Debra Kinsey is the epitimy of a can-do spirit. With drive, determination and faith, Debra went from wanting to learn how to ride a few years back to a fully custom Kawasaki ZX-10 complete with a 300 wide tire kit, chrome rims, custom paint and more. Once again proving women riders can be classy sexy and know how to roll out!

How long have you been riding? 7 years

What sparked your interest in riding? It all started when I attended Black Bike Week in 2004. It seemed as if every female in Myrtle Beach was riding her own bike. At that point, I said, “I can do that.” After arriving back home, I was determined to learn how to ride. I registered for the Motorcycle Safety Course and with my husband’s support, he purchased a used Honda 250 for me. After passing the Motorcycle Safety Course I stepped up to a Kawasaki Ninja ZX7. Once I mastered riding the ZX7, I was upgraded to the 2004 Kawasaki Ninja ZX10. That was the beginning to a new and transformed Debra!

What do you ride? I ride a Custom 2004 Kawasaki ZX10. My bike has a custom paint job, Myrtle West Cycle 300 wide tire kit +10 inches over, custom powdercoated arm with matching wheel arc’s on the end, Immortal 3D wheels (MWC Exclusive), Chrome Pegs, Chrome Frame Sliders, Nitrous, Air FX Air Ride, LED Light Kit with Remote, Chrome upper tree, levers, master cylinder cover and, a host of other custom goodies.

Your most memorable ride(s): Although I haven’t taken any long distance rides I enjoy attending the various motorcycle events, i.e., Black Bike Week in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Biketoberfest in Daytona, Florida. Attending these events allows me to explore the highways and by-ways in that city/state, showcase my bike and enjoy the sights and sounds of all the event’s festivities.

Background/Occupation/Hobbies: I’m a Washington, DC native where I’m employed as a Grants Program Specialist. When I’m not riding I Jazzercise twice a week, spend time with family and friends and enjoy comedies and traveling to the Caribbean. Most of all, I begin and end my day with prayer…thanking GOD for his many blessings.

Any advice for new riders? If you have a desire to ride a motorcycle, I strongly recommend you register for the Motorcycle Safety Course. Always ride in your motorcycle gear and respect the laws of the road. Better safe than sorry!

What is your relationship with Myrtle West Cycle? The owner and staff of Myrtle West Customs are my extended family. I met Ms. Marion, Jon and staff a few years ago through my husband, Darryl. They welcomed me with open arms and treated me as family right from the start. We have formed an unbreakable bond. Our loyalty to each other is genuine. I am blessed to be a part of the Myrtle West Customs family. Love you guys!