Tag Archives: motorcycle quotes

Like Being Naked

“Motorcycles bring people together. Motorcycles are like being naked. Just as everyone exists on the same level naked, riding one unites you with other riders, whether they be mechanics or stock brokers, professors or construction workers… The sensation of being on a motorcyle embodies what we’re all seeking in life. Freedom.” — From the International Journal of Motorcycle Studies

Doing What Suzukis Are Created For

Suzuki Hayabusa. Worlds fastest production bike.
Suzuki Hayabusa. Worlds fastest production motorcycle.

“I was rocketing through the New Mexico desert’s pre-dawn light. My only source of company and comfort in this dark and desolate landscape was the machine I was astride. The big Suzuki was howling at the wide-open throttle, singing in ecstasy at doing what it was created for.” – Daniel Meyer from Life On The Road, The Soul Is A Motorcycle

In The Scene

Motorcycle rider in a curve.
Rider going through a curve.

“While riding in a car, 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.” — Robert M. Pirsig

Good, Clean Fun.

Motorcycle demolition derby at East Coast Sturgis
Motorcycle demolition derby at East Coast Sturgis in Maryland.

“Most of it was just good, clean fun, like drinking beer all night and standing up on the seat of your motorcycle, drunk and without a helmet, at three o’clock in the morning, while you blew every light on the Hempstead Turnpike.” – John Hall, from Riding On The Edge

This photo was from the East Coast Sturgis motorcycle rally. ¬†They actually do a motorcycle demolition derby and it’s as crazy as it sounds. If this sounds like a better time than whatever you’re doing now, the fun is out there to be had.

Equal Opportunity Motorcycling Community

Harley-Davidson motorcycles lined up.
Harley-Davidsons lined up at a bike night in Mount Vernon, Ohio.

“We are individualists, but also a sociable lot. You can be big, small, black, white, gay, straight, Martian, blue-eyed, green-eyed, long-haired, short-haired, abled, disabled, cat loving, dog loving, or what not. If you’re on a motorcycle, you’re welcome anywhere.” – Barbara Ann Mahoney, Letter To The Editor, The New York Times.

Jack It All In

Motorcycle rider with gear riding in the wind.
Rider loaded up and in the wind.

I’m pretty sure this is the day I decided to jack it all in and head off on my motorcycle…Most of all I wanted to be moving along, to always be going somewhere. It’s as old as mankind, the urge to roam, but when you get it and succumb to it, for a fleeting moment you kind of feel like you invented it. – Lois Pryce, from Lois On The Loose