Vladimir Putin rides a massive motorcycle for some reason Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin kicked off an election campaign on Monday revving up his three-wheeled Harley Davidson at the head of a bikers motorcade — the latest in a series of macho stunts that have punctuated his political career.
Black-clad Putin, 58, called the “Night Wolves” biker club his “brothers” as he joined a festival aboard a Soviet-era warship in the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk, held to mark the city’s liberation during World War Two.
“I want to talk to you, brothers. It is cool that you do not forget the heroes of the past,” said Putin. “Boys, girls you are great. Not only are you having fun while riding your bikes but you are also combining it with patriotic deeds.” (Photo: Ivan Sekretarev/AFP/Getty Images)