“Driving a motorcycle is like flying. All your senses are alive. When I ride through Beverly Hills in the early morning, and all the sprinklers have turned off, the scents that wash over me are just heavenly. Being House is like flying, too. You’re free of the gravity of what people think.”

Hugh Laurie

“A motorcycle functions entirely in accordance with the laws of reason, and a study of the art of motorcycle maintenance is really a miniature study of the art of rationality itself.”

Robert M. Pirsig

“On my tombstone they will carve, “IT NEVER GOT FAST ENOUGH FOR ME.”

Hunter S. Thompson

“Animals travel on all fours. Mankind on two. Motorcycling is not a means of transport but an ideology, a nomadic way of life.”

Amit Reddy

“If you’re on the motorcycle, on the track you’re not thinking at all about what’s happening next week or tomorrow or anything. You’re literally thinking about the turn you’re setting up and there’s something about that I find very cathartic and meditative.”

Dax Shepard

“Man, when I’m riding with the helmet on, I’m invisible. And people just deal with me as the guy on the bike… it gives you a chance to read ’em.” 

Brad Pitt

“When I came off my bike during the Isle of Man TT in 2010, the feeling when I knew that everything was going wrong and that I wasn’t going to be able to hold on to the bike – at 170mph – was unbeatable. That was a proper buzz. Those few moments between being in control of what I was doing, then losing control, and the instant between crashing and almost dying were intense. That’s the ultimate feeling of danger. Money can’t buy that feeling – it’s priceless.”

Guy Martin

“I don’t like being famous – it is like a prison. And driving for Ferrari would make it far worse.”

Valentino Rossi

“I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth.”

Steve McQueen

“Racers never lose their skill, they just lose the will to use it, and until they reach that point they keep getting faster.”

Mat Oxley

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