If there’s one thing that ‘Kuya Kim’ Atienza loves more than riding motorcycles, it’s riding vintage ones.
Back in July 2020, he wrote on his official Facebook page: “There is something about old bikes that attracts me. When you ride vintage, you ride with mechanical sympathy. You don’t just shift gears when you want to, you ask permission from the machine first. (Pag ayaw pa niya, wait muna till the gears are synched). You develop a relationship with the old bike.
“I also love the smell of unburnt gas and 2T oil. The smell of vintage leather and the patina of old paint and chrome developed over decades of love of their many owners.”
The TV host has also opened up about his passion for vintage models like his Vespa GS 160 on YouTube. Last year, he rode his 1954 Lambretta F 125—the only one of its kind in Asia—for one of his motovlogs.
Atienza recently uploaded on Instagram a clip of him taking another old bike out at night around Malate. He wrote: “Hardly any 69-year-old bikes on the road. The ZUNDAPP Norma 1952 can be a daily ride still. Old is good, parang may-ari niya.”
Responding to a comment, the trivia master said the German brand is older than BMW. He added that despite its age, the Zundapp Norma is “running like new.”