You may know the original Top Gear trio – Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. They left the show and started the DriveTribe website and a YouTube channel to continue and share their car knowledge. We know that Hammond has a passion for bikes and it seems that he can’t stay away from his motorcycles. Thus, he rides a ‘29 BMW R52 vintage motorcycle, the bike that inspired McGregor and Boorman to start Long Way Round, through his backyard.
Along his trip, he comes across a 1969 Porsche 911T and a late 1920s Sunbeam, also he has some issues with starting the bike due to the engine’s Kickstarter, typically Hammond. The BMW R52 features a 486cc boxer engine making 12hp. It has a three-speed transmission, single-plate dry clutch, plate spring fork and rigid rear suspension.150mm drum front brakes and block brakes on the rear. Wet weight sites at 152 kg.