We marvel at the stance that pro motorcycle riders achieve as they dive into turns or wheelie in celebration. It’s hard to visually separate their ‘pose’ from the overall composition of bike-and-rider, so we removed the motorcycles! See how we’ve used PhotoShop on existing photos to highlight only the riders’ form on invisible motorcycles…
The pic above is King Kenny Roberts, illustrating the all-out athleticism required of motorcycle racers.
This was a fun exercise in quick photo-chopping to reveal the talents and sometimes acrobatic nature of motorcycle racers/stuntguys. Seeing a motorcycle jumping, speeding or leaned over in the turns is fascinating in itself, but it’s the fact that there is a rider working the controls with intensity that keeps us hooked and in awe. Imagine rocketing your body like the guys above at crazy speeds with nothing but a layer of leather between you and the ground! Or, in Rollie’s case, swim trunks and a puddin’ bowl helmet.
See the original, unaltered pics below: