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It is again to get on the bike well dressed. The current correct motorcyclists also do this at temperatures above 30 degrees. They also generally find motorcycles too noisy. Obey traffic laws. And drink spring water from the right brands. Fine.
That not all motorcyclists are good was shown by one film in which a couple of those brothers in light T-shirts drive from Breda to Rotterdam in just eleven minutes. Then you arrive at an average speed of over 200 km / h. To be precise: 218 km / h. And with such a speed, 40 kilometers is really not much.
In a small circle, the stories always surface what the various speakers did themselves in their early days. That was of course bad boys work and a laugh. It was the time when we could take on the whole world on pure testosterone. The road was quieter. And the engines did not reach average speeds of 218 kilometers per hour. In the meantime, many people no longer know how the café racers in England started. In the pub some coins were thrown into the jukebox and the rider had to complete a fixed course and report again before the single was over. There are serious indications that these actions were not always handled correctly with the traffic rules. There were also quite a few people who ended up in the hospital instead of the pub. If they ended up in the pub they could still end up in the hospital. Because you can also get drunk on English beer if you drink enough of it. So there is not much news under the sun.
Nice pace of travel
But in the meantime, we motorcyclists are nowhere near as suicidal as is thought in non-motorcyclist circles. Motorcyclists who drive classically certainly not. And if you are overtaken on the A1 by two Ducatists on sonorously humming classic L-twins, they are allowed to drive 140. But that's just because that's a good travel pace for such fat desmos. There was also no irresponsible traffic behavior. That is why we were curious about the two when they were at the next gas station. We weren't the first. In front of the two Ducs was a neutral-looking car that apparently had just gotten out of two policemen.
The men were in such a pleasant conversation that we hooked up. It was quite fun. Despite the fact that the crew of the inconspicuous surveillance car was triggered by the travel pace of the two bikers. But the conversation had already passed that point. In fact there were six motorcycle enthusiasts talking about their passion. The agents said goodbye: “Be careful. Not all colleagues are motorcyclists ”.
Shortly before that, I had a conversation with a motorcycle cop who had stopped me. My classic breathed out through Megaton dampers modified by Startwin. The officer thought it was quite noisy. Or I knew people could get annoyed by that. My comment that it was not all that bad if I kept an eye on the rev counter. Then the police monkey came up. If we now just swap engines until the exit, then I also have an old man Triumph and then you know if you stay behind me how much noise that thing actually makes. The end of the song was that I still tinkered with original dampers under the moped. And in terms of motorcycle clothing, it sometimes remains to make do.
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