the engineer

Kayla Theisler

Kayla Theisler is a 25 year old mechanical engineer living in Milwaukee, WI. Originally from a small family farm in Northeast Ohio, Kayla has had a lifelong passion for tinkering and fixing things and got her start to motorcycles at age 18. Since then, she’s gotten her feet wet in most riding disciplines but has a true love for vintage bikes. In 2020 Kayla made her racing debut in D16 AMA flat track and also as a sidecar passenger with American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA) where along with her pilot, Mike, she took the SC1 Vintage Sidecar National Championship in her rookie season. Outside of motorcycles Kayla can be found working on home renovations and tinkering in her woodshop, restoring her 1972 Chevy van, Vanis Joplin, hitting the slopes on skis, or trying to keep all 70 houseplants alive.

When asked why Kayla was keen on being part of the BTR program she responded

“I’m super excited to not only share my passion for bikes with the world, but also to learn and grow as a rider and racer with such incredibly inspiring women!”

You can follow her adventures, on Instagram.

Build

Kayla’s 2021 Flat Track Royal Enfield INT 650

Train

Race