Gypsy-Tales is the brainchild of Jase Macalpine.
A film maker who has spent the last 10yrs traveling the globe.
Gypsy Tales features the friends made along the way.

Gypsy’s euro excursion: STARK VARG TESTING

Part 2 of Gypsy’s euro Adventure…

from the italian mxgp straight to the stark varg testing facility in barcelona, spain where i got to put some hours on the much anticipated stark varg. i guess you could say this was any mans dreams! since i last rode the stark back in 2022 the bike has gone through some extensive updates. previously i had only ridden the stark briefly for a press release and ever since then i’ve been itching to swing my leg back over the varg. this time with a fully functional stark future phone on the bars. this thing is a game changer! being able to tune the power and engine braking to your liking with 5 customisable presets is all you’d ever want. the different modes can be tuned and switched on go, that being said i started the day off on mode 1, about 60% power and 95% regenerative braking (engine braking) mode 2 was less aggressive, mode 3 even less and so forth. that way once i started feeling tired i would dial down the power and aggressiveness to extend my riding experience.

i really cherished the whole experience whilst over in europe. i stayed with anton wass, that man has got life dialed. anton’s work life balance is on the verge of perfection, Working hours a day, gym, mountain bike riding, moto, with nice dinners here and there he is the absolute lord of all lords!

Thank you so much to the whole stark future crew for all the hospitality and care throughout my time in spain!


CHAPTER 258 Ft. Geran Stapleton

Recent installment of the Gypsy Tales Podcast features a true Aussie making it all happen in the States. at round 16 of the supercross series we linked up with banga. Privateers are often overlooked when it comes to sponsors, they’re heading to races on their own terms, racing old bikes and even getting belongings stolen from the van while racing heat race. Banga will explain that one…

This podcast is one to listen to! there’s not better story than what comes out the back of the pits!


CHAPTER 257 Ft. Anton Wass

Anton Wass is the co-founder and CEO of Stark Future. Just over a year ago they sent shockwaves (no pun intended) when they announced the Stark Var, the first ever electric dirt bike that is a real rival to our traditional combustion bikes of today.
I have spent the past week at the Stark factory in Barcelona Spain recording podcasts and doing endurance testing on the Varg and we finished the week off with this chat with Anton. Over the past 12 months Anton has become a good friend and it’s epic to get to sit down at length to talk about the future of 2 wheels!


CHAPTER 256 Ft. Jeff Emig

This one is an absolute banger with one of the greats in the sport of Motocross and Supercross. Jeff Emig was one of the sports most enigmatic figures through the 90’s and instead of retiring into the sunset post career, he started on a whole new journey in sports broadcasting. After 12 years calling the AMA Supercross he now has a new focus in the form of the World Supercross Championship with long time partner Ralph Sheheen.
As always thanks so much for supporting the podcast!




Gypsy’s Euro Excursion: Trentino MXGP

I was first greeted by Takeshi Katsuya aka “Taka” from Kawasaki R&D. Thanks to Taka, I got the full factory run-down, camera on hand. filmed some races, sat in traffic, met some gypsy gang members, and got the rental boxed in by some fellow Italians, all in all, made for a perfect little euro excursion