View Full Version : Randy Mamola has a weekly column!
07-11-2007, 10:19 AM
This was news to me (http://alpinestarsinc.com/moto/mamola). Pretty good reading.
07-11-2007, 06:10 PM
Cool. I like his column in Roadracer X.
However, in installment 55, he says, "Riding a motorcycle is a unique form of transport, simply because 99% of people do it out of pleasure, not necessity."
I think that's a bit incorrect, and perhaps simply ethno-centric on his part. I read somewhere that 80% of all motorcycles sold are sold in Asia, and my trip last year to Thailand showed a lot of folks who use motos (I'm including scooters here, too) as a necessary mode of transportation. Here's a mall parking lot, NOT a dealership. ;-)
Saw similar stuff in Paris, too, every time I've been there, but with a slightly more well-heeled rider. :shrug:
07-11-2007, 06:31 PM
Methinks Randy has been giving Ducati rides to millionaires and up so long he thinks everybody has that much cash ;-)
07-12-2007, 08:32 AM
Well, that would explain his perspective nicely... :thumb:
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