The incident happens in Slovania during a race that takes place once a year. The idea is to take out of the museums and garages their old side car motorcycles and race the hell out of them. In this case, a certain corner proved a bit tricky, but it seems that the pilots are well determined and get the thing back on wheels immediately.
Honda surely knew how to make a good commercial even in the early days when attracting buyers through such methods would guarantee it the success of today. And presenting a young star such as John Travolta not only manages to help commercialize the bike, but create a clear image of those times on which you can comment today.
Pete Gagan is a motorcycle expert who dedicated its time on learning as much possible about antique motorcycles and when it finally put its hands on one, it designed an identical replica which takes it for a ride today.
The bike, Sylvester Roper’s “Steam Powered Motorcycle” requires an entire process until getting started and it isn’t quite a blast, but it helps showing us where it all began.
Here’s a movie which lets you enjoy the spectacular sound of the mythical Guzzi 8 cylinders engine during some laps in San Pietro, Italy.
Tune up speakers or, even better, your sound system to feel the chills. Just spectacular!