(This must be one of the slickest bikes ever – especially with cool blue lights and shiny, all-around surface. The movie Tron came out with one of the best bikes around. All images source: Fast Company. Copyright Disney)
(This is one of the shots that I took in Chennai – a priest cutting in and out of traffic wearing no helmet. Just a simple dhoti covering his bare skin and for the feet, rather worn-out sandals – I wonder how serious his injuries are going to be if he falls down. I have seen ladies with saree with fast bikes and no helmets as well. Higher-resolution shot here)
Still, remember the time when Formula 1 was unknown and a distance away and all we have was the Bike GP (Grand Prix)?
And to colour them was Rothmans Honda, Lucky Strike Suzuki and Marlboro Yamaha. I still remember entering my uncle’s room one day and there on the wall, was a large poster of Kevin Schwantz taking a corner on his Lucky Strike Suzuki.