Role reversal: Dudes replace sexy pinup girl on motorcycle

Story highlights

  • Photo set of men posing on a Ducati motorcycle goes viral
  • To some, the images are a welcome departure from the "girl on bike" trope
  • Images created partly in response to negative reaction to images of female models
The "girl on bike" is a familiar trope in the motorcycle world, which is why the editor of American motorcycle blog Asphalt & Rubber didn't pay much attention last year when images surfaced of a woman draped across the latest Ducati.
But when the dealership responsible for the sexy images re-created them using men -- all bulging muscles and body hair, farmers' tans and booty shorts -- they caught his attention.
These were the images he wanted to talk about.
"The conversation I really w