Déjà-vu: Hubert Auriol returns to the places of his greatest achievements. What was it like to suddenly become famous while riding from Paris to Dakar and to have such a big impact on the next generation of motorcyclists? And which memories does the look of the R nineT Urban G/S bring up for him? These are the topics Hubert talks about to motorcycle lover Joy Lewis.
Paris and Dakar are separated by 10,000 kilometres, a desert, temperature differences of more than 30 degrees, and countless obstacles. Hubert Auriol talks about two worlds that could hardly be any more different.
Joy Lewis is fascinated as she explores Hubert's home town on her Urban G/S and discovers the elegant style of the Parisians. "The people here are really well dressed. The motorcyclists simply have style, too", she says. Above all Hubert Auriol, who combined his Parisian style with the motor sport colours of BMW during the Paris-Dakar Rally.
The Paris-Dakar Rally changed the image of motorcyclists. Hubert was one of the modern heroes who exemplified a brand-new lifestyle. Yet he didn't expect the Paris-Dakar adventure to be such an inspiration for so many people and until today also for motorcycles such as the R nineT Urban G/S.