Hello, Jim,

Bike India - - Letters -

We are glad to know that you en­joy read­ing our mag­a­zine. Thank you for your kind words. As for who in­tro­duced the ‘knee out’ rid­ing style in our cov­er­age of the World Ducati Week, Paul Smart was the one to in­tro­duce it in the in­ter­na­tional rac­ing scene. In fact, when he first did so, his rid­ing style was de­scribed as ‘un­tidy’ by the com­men­ta­tors of that time. As you so aptly ob­served, it would be nearly impossible to pin­point who first in­tro­duced that rid­ing style to the mo­tor­cy­cling world in gen­eral, es­pe­cially con­sid­er­ing this hap­pened in an era

with­out the ben­e­fit ei­ther of the In­ter­net or Wikipedia.

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