"Over the following years I owned a couple of Yamahas, but when BMW introduced the legendary R90S in '74, I found myself standing in the local dealership in downtown São Paulo being coaxed to 'take a little ride' by owner Edgard Soares. I told him, 'I don't even have money to put gas in the bike.' But Edgard was persistent: He told me, 'I didn't say you had to buy it, just take a ride to see if you like it.' Well, I did take that ride, and soon sold everything I had: my car, my motorcycle, a camera... I got some financing and bought that R90!