Prince William and his motorcycles
Both Princes William and Harry ride motorcycles as their favoured transport, partly because they can wear full-face helmets with tinted visors and travel incognito on British roads, albeit with security escorts riding close by.
William has been riding since he was 8 years old, learning on the many lengthy roads of the royal estates. He's owned plenty of bikes from plenty of makers, including a Yamaha XT600 dual-purpose and a Honda CBR 1100 Blackbird. He favours high-powered machines, like the Triumph Daytona sportbike he's riding in the photo at the top of this post.
More recently, as seen in this 2009 photo, he rode to a charity polo match on his Ducati 1198S, but last year he swapped it for the more powerful Ducati 1198SP, which can top 300 km/h and hit 100 km/h in around three seconds.
Even the Audi S4 that he drives can't come close to that kind of performance.
- mark r.