DREAM JOBS: LIVING WHAT YOU LOVE

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CHRIS WHEELER
SUZUKI SENIOR OFFROAD SPECIALIST

STARTING POINT: “I grew up in Indio, California, and began riding at three. My Dad raced and I wanted to be like my him. After winning some amateur titles I got a support ride with Suzuki’s amateur program and helped with pre-production testing. I must have done a good job as I eventually was hired to development testing as a consultant. I also worked with Nike, Red Bull and Tag Metals. At the end of 2010, Suzuzki hired me on full time.”

THE JOB: “My main focus is the offroad side of things, although, I do help with street bikes. I evaluate pre-production models all the way to product finalization. I work closely with the engineers who give me input on strategy for future bike development. There’s a lot going on besides the riding side of things. So it’s nice to get out and ride when I can. I’d say the best part of the job is the excitement of trying new stuff.”

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