Hunter S. Thompson on Ducatis and the Cult of Speed

We love motorcycles, but we admit that we will probably never own a Ducati. They, like their four-wheeled bretheren from Ferrari and Lamborghini, make an absolutely glorious noise. But after years of crashing BMX bikes and having managed to flip a quad, we will most likely buy a vintage Britbike to putter down to the beach on, rather than something that goes really freaking fast on two wheels. Harry Callahan's famous adage, "A man's got to know his limitations," rings true with us when it comes to sportbikes. However, the late Dr. H.S. Thompson suffered from less in the way of two-wheeled fear than we do, and as such, he hooned it up on a Ducati 900SS and scared himself pantsless. And then he went back for more. [Thanks to Cole for the tip.]

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