Husqvarna Nuda 900 R in the buff

It’s still a bit dark when I pick up the Nuda, so I ride straight to a promenade where we plan to shoot the lead shot. It’s full of old people trying to rid themselves of health issues accumulated when they were young and having a good time – without going anywhere near motorcycles, mind you.

And these people are rude too – or maybe it’s the Nuda; a motorcycle with Swedish heritage, owned by Germans today and made in Italy – they don’t know what to make of it. One look at the bike and they refuse to co-operate. They obstinately walk into shots, determined not to let common courtesy come between them and preventing their next heart attack.