Have you ever met this couple?! That’s what we call passion! Her on a custom bike called “Ultralight 944” with a 900cc Ducati engine and a Bimota frame. Him on a Sport Classic with a lot of custom parts (self built!) and a Hyde Harrier fairing ==> Looks AWESOME! They are riding all around Europe with their bikes. Last time we met them was at Spa for the Classics, they were on the way back from World Ducati Week! Don’t miss a chance to have a chat with those guys if you ever meet them.
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.”
Beautiful sun over the track of Montlhéry (Paris), a looooooot of great classic and custom motorcycles and the two of us walking and shooting at every corner of the paddock…that was our day at Iron Bikers - “Motos de caractère only”. Stay Tuned for the rest of the reportage!