2012 Staff Picks : Michael Antonovich

Our Online Editor recounts what stood out for him in 2012…

Favorite Cover

Akira Narita
June Issue
Kumamoto, Japan

“Donn’s annual trip to Japan is something I envy, since Lost In Translation is one of my favorite movies and seeing the newest bikes is a¬†privilege¬†few get. When this year’s voyage resulted in the first glimpse of the all-new 2013 Honda CRF450R, we knew that it would land on the front of our June issue. The cover of Akira Narita blowing up that powdery berm is my favorite of the year, namely because it features a different rider than the American norm and that the Godzilla cartoon stands out in a sea of ‘Go Fast Now!’ headlines.”