Author: Bike Social Posted: 07 May 2015
With voters now at the polls for the 2015 General Election, we thought we’d take a closer look at the big five political leaders. Unfortunately, none of them ride motorbikes (despite Farage being a member of the Motorcycle Action Group), but if they did this is surely what they’d ride?
DAVID CAMERON – Conservative
Sturdy and sensible, the BMW R1200RS is a slick, polished, every day bike that tries to appeal to everyone. It’s a well-made, sturdy all-rounder and you know where you are with it. On the other hand, it lacks a bit of zest.
ED MILIBAND – Labour
The Honda VFR800 is a reliable and practical machine perfect for the family man. It’s not going to get your heartbeat going or give you the ride of your life but it’s got a large, dedicated following.
NICK CLEGG – Liberal Democrats
Buell 1190 RX
The 1190RX seemed like a nice idea a few years ago as a plucky underdog, but in practice it just never worked. Buell tried their best with the bike but never really did much after several failed partnerships. Eventually fizzled out due to lack of support.
NIGEL FARAGE – UKIP
Triumph Rocket III
A true ‘love it or hate it’ bike, the Rocket III creates a bold, bolshy statement that divides opinion. It comes with huge ideas but certainly isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.
NATALIE BENNETT – Green Party
The Zero SR was an environmentally friendly bike which came to the UK and never really caught on, before quietly vanishing from sale. Despite being well intentioned, it runs out of power quickly. An overarching theme of ‘nobody cares’ resulted in little success.
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