Two Riders Play Tug of War With Their Honda Motorcycles at a Flat Track Racing Event

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A tug of war always makes for a fun spectacle, but a tug of war with machines is usually even more fun than watching people pulling against each other. Well, this actually manages to combine the two. The tug of war shown here is between two motorcycles, sure, but the rope is actually attached to the riders’ waists! I guess they didn’t want to risk their bike frames getting bent, huh? Or maybe there just wasn’t a good place to tie the ropes to? The motorcycles appear pretty similar in size, so it looks like a fairly even match, which is always a good thing when it comes to tug of war.

Two Riders Play Tug of War With Their Honda Motorcycles at a Flat Track Racing Event

Trusting Your Fellow Riders

I’m sure you’ll question the wisdom of putting a rope around your waist tied to another guy on a motorcycle. These guys must be friends to have enough trust to go through with it. One guy could pull the other right off his bike and drag him along if he kept the throttle on. These don’t seem like the kind of guys that are worried about having motorcycle insurance, but at least they are wearing their helmets and are all covered in clothing!

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Honda Motorcycles

The motorcycle on the left is a Honda, and it’s hard to tell, but I would guess that the one on the right is a Honda as well. It’s probably safe to say that when Soichero Honda established Honda Motor Co. in 1948, he didn’t envision his bikes being used for recreation in this manner. These bikes certainly aren’t the newest models, but they aren’t vintage either. It’s interesting that the Honda’s first motorcycle had a 98 cc motor, and two years later they were able to produce one (known as the Dream E), with a 146 cc engine, which is probably fairly close to the size of these motorcycle engines.

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