When you’re in a car you can look at the landscape, when you’re ON a motorcycle you are IN the landscape and that’s a HUUUUUGE difference! - Boucles the Theux (Road Rallye) 2011
Robert M. Pirsig said in the Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values: “In a car you’re always in a compartment, and because you’re used to it you don’t realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV. You’re a passive observer and it is all moving by you boringly in a frame.
On a cycle the frame is gone. You’re completely in contact with it all. You’re in the scene, not just watching it anymore, and the sense of presence is overwhelming.”