Motorcycle Haiku Contest!

OK, Grasshopper, this contest is easy! Or is it?

Write a haiku about motorcycles. Haiku is a Japanese form of poetry that consists of just three lines – the first line has 5 syllables, the second line has 7 syllables and the third line has 5 syllables. For example…

See the shiny chrome
So much elbow grease wasted
I should be riding.

Whoever writes the most creative haiku about motorcycles will win a grab bag of motorcycle books, including 101 Road Tales by Clement Salvadori, Stayin’ Safe by Larry Grodsky, Everything You Need to Know About Street Bikes by Bill Stermer and more, 10 titles in all worth $235!

The contest runs through midnight Pacific time, Friday, December 16, 2011. Post your haiku in the comments section below, or on the Rider Magazine Facebook page: Please avoid profanity, insults or anything else that’s offensive or will result in bad karma.

Good luck!


  1. Camping and riding
    Pressing on until sunset
    I’ll eat well tonight


    Flowing engine and pipes
    Shining chrome and supple leather
    Norton love just flows


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