The Vintagent: November 2010

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who prefers her privacy, started in the heady year of 1969. She liked motorcycles, and had a boyfriend who one of the first Honda CB 750s. but he me, as a passenger, by going too fast. I to get my own bike.

That way, I control things. Her first a Yamaha DT1 Enduro 250cc. was a to kickstart, even for two-…, but she it for a year. not bothering with a license!

By 1971 she decided a Norton 750 (above, wearing its usual tank) was the bike for her, led to a string of Commandos, ending an 850cc Interstate electric-start, lacked the svelte grace of the Roadster models and didn’t long. She kept that Norton for 39 years; it endured a of other bikes as garage-mates, a Dresda-framed Suzuki racer (a two-…, weighing all of 110kg), and a lot of

The very first Gold in France was hers (the was a friend), but Catherine found it it was a big …, and I sold it in 3 weeks. It felt like it was falling in corners, and simply wasn’t I preferred sporty bikes, and at the I wanted the biggest bike of very American! she laughs.

By contrast, she also had the very Honda Dax in France, with a seat.

In the early 70s, of her friends rode Harleys, but she a Norton. Everybody had a Harley ; it was popular to say ‘I have a but my friends who owned them really fond of motorcycles. just wanted to say they had They didn’t ride well, it was all for show.

I was working for La Moto magazine in as a test rider for bikes. I was asked to model for a lot of ads which a woman on a bike. Once, I was for a commercial for ‘Genie’ soft which was filming in that of Spain they use for Western

They needed a woman who ride an Enduro bike, so I got the It happened that Giacomo was also used for the film, so I was to interview him at the same time. The was published in La Moto. I rode a gang who were friends some famous people, so we pretty visible around .

Her distinctive leathers were by Parisian Albert Hirsch. company ‘Dada Cuirs’ Leathers) made some of the racing and riding outfits in the kitting all the French GP stars 1971-84; Bernard Fau. Chemarin, Charles Krajka. and notably, his friend Michel wearing Dada leathers in the film Le Cheval de Fer (check out youtube teaser — if you seen it, buy it!). Hirsch his scissors at fashion houses and Hermés. and the quality of Catherine’s is clear — they are in excellent shape nearly 40 later.

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