Luckily my older brother exposed me to rock music early on from Kiss in the 70's to Bon Jovi, Def Leppard and Motley Crue in the 80's, to Pearl Jam, Extreme and Metallica in the 90's. I was instantly hooked on rock music and have been ever since. I'll never go back to any other sort of music, there are so many great rock bands new and old.
Late in high school I took up guitar and all I wanted to do was play heavy rock and speed guitar. With the guitar influences that I had at the time and still do to this day I some times wonder if the music I listen to influenced me in the bikes that I like and the way that I ride them. The faster the guitar player the better, which transitioned across to motorcycles. The faster bike the better.
If you like rock music then this post is for you. If you hate rock music then maybe you should close now and go listen to some Beiber. Each clip is only around the minute mark. My very first guitar hero in the late 80's was Edward Van Halen. Here is eddies most memorable solo that influenced generations of guitar players everywhere with ERUPTION. Around this time one of my favourite motorcycles was the ZZR-1100, at that time one of the fastest bikes around. Thanks to various websites for the bike pics - cheers.
In the early 90's my favourite guitar god was a Swedish guitar slinger named Yngwie Malmsteen. Around this era I was in love with the 1993 CBR900RR. The kick ass sportsbike of its time just as fast as this neo classical guitar god.
You don't remember I'll never forget solo
By the mid nineties I was in full swing doing tracks days with the goal of going as fast as possible and getting the knee down. Well isn't that every sportsbike riders goals. With several rider training days at Eastern Creek and Wakefield park raceways then it was into track days, to unleash. Theres no holds barred at the track, which is like the next bikes I was drooling over. 2 living legends the GSXR750 and ZX-7. Now they were pure sportsbikes. These bikes are every bit as fast as my next guitar hero, Steve Vai the master of the modern electric guitar. Some people say steve has seven fingers to play like this...
Steve Vai - Eugene's trick bag
By the late 90's the greatest sportsbike in history came along and blew everyone and everything away. Just like the next guys guitar playing. Smokin Joe Satriani.
Joe Satriani - Back to Shalla Bal
The modern era of sportsbikes are upon us with all their electronic wizardry, slipper clutches, traction control, ABS brakes, fuel injection, active suspension system and other bits and pieces. One of my modern day guitar favourites Mr Mark Tremonti....
Alter Bridge - Open your eyes
And yet another modern day classic bike destined to have a great history just like it's forebearer the 916, but faster and even sexier......and Randy Rhoads taken from us way too soon.
|Ducati Panigale 1198|
Randy Rhoads Crazy Train outro solo