Behind Bars Customs was started and is run by John Goldsberry who is currently living in San Diego, California. John was raised by his father in the south suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. One of his first memories on a motorcycle was sitting on the gas tank of a dirt bike while his father was riding it. He was hooked! He dreamed of making a career with motorcycles in some way. At the age of eighteen he moved to Arizona to pursue that dream.
After graduating from Motorcycle Mechanics Institute he landed a job at a Ducati dealership in Arizona. In a few short years he was lucky enough to attend all of the required Ducati technical courses to earn himself the title of Ducati Master Technician. He also went to the Ducati factory in Italy to attend the Desmosedici factory training program. After almost six years at the Ducati dealer he had the opportunity to join a private AMA race shop in Phoenix, Arizona. He joined the small family owned shop in January 2013 and spent two and a half years with them until his Wife's schooling took them to California. In August of 2015 John and his Wife relocated to Los Angeles, California where John had the opportunity to join the team at Pro Italia Motorcycles.
In early 2017 John and his Wife had to relocated again for his Wife's career. This time they relocated to San Diego, California and this move should be where they decide to settle down. John is currently the Service Manager at GP Motorcycles, a Ducati dealer, in San Diego. He works at GP full time and also runs Behind Bars Customs. John has a lot of big plans and goals set that he would like to accomplish in 2018 and 2019 so please keep an eye on our social media pages for the most up to date news.
John has fine tuned his skills and expanded his knowledge over the years. Being a believer of continual learning he likes to challenge himself all of the time. What better to do so than to pursue his dream of designing and customizing motorcycles? John specializes in custom Ducati motorcycle builds, restorations & preservation projects. Most custom builds are based from a Ducati platform and are built to be ridden with a special purpose in mind. Built and designed by a rider for riders with extreme attention to detail. Contact him today and get a project started with us. Look around the website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us. Thank you.