Whether you enjoy riding a bike or you are stuck in the commuters traffic jams on Monday morning, the motorcycle is a symbol of total freedom to every driver. Worldwide, many of these free-spirited bikers clubs feel a bit on the edge of society, but is biker’s life really so romantic? From Vespa lovers to bikers clubs, VPRO Metropolis climbs behind the back of rugged bikers worldwide.
We go to Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, where we visit the men of the High Riders Motorcycle Club. The small group of men is the first and only motorcycle club in Armenia. Chairman Tychran founded the society.
Our correspondent Jamal might have found the most bizarre bikers subculture in the world in Jakarta, Indonesia: extreme Vespa. A club of young weed-smoking Vespa lovers who care as little as possible about society.
And then there is the island of Kihnu in Baltic Sea. There very old motorcycles are very popular, because of the costs. The motorcycles use litte gasoline and they’re very suitable for transporting fishing nets. The inhabitants are done with the image of their island as the motor island.
Originally broadcasted by VPRO in 2014.
© VPRO Backlight September 2014
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