In our Special Reports section on Arab Motor World platform, there’s always a struggle between two sub-sections: Heels and Wheels which features the most gorgeous women next to beauty rides and She Challenges which tackles women that are challenging the community and are part of the motor industry.
With Kay Jalek, the struggle is solved as Kay combines out of this world gorgeousness and motorcycle riding skills.
We sat down with Kay for an interview to see exactly what it feels like to be a beautiful women riding a motorcycle. And here’s what she had to say.
Who is Kay Jalek, the beautiful woman, and the adventurous biker?
Kay Jalek is a 21-year old Syrian girl living in Lebanon, a young adventurous lady that loves challenges and adventure.
How did your passion for motorcycles starts? And when was the first time you drove a motorcycle?
My passion for motorcycles started 4 years ago when I met a group of bikers, they introduced me to this pure adrenaline rush and sense of freedom that you get when you ride a motorcycle. Afterwards, I started to learn about all kinds of sports bikes and finally after one year I’ve ridden my first bike and the rest is history.
What’s the difference between riding your own bike and riding behind someone?
Before I started to ride my own bike I used to ride behind some friend, the feeling is amazing you have your heart pumping at high rates but it is nothing compared to when you ride your own bike, the feeling is totally different, you cannot describe the freedom sensation and you can literally feel your heart going out of your chest, it is incredible.
We see you riding in Motorcycle groups, how do the men riders perceive you when you tag along?
All the guys in the motorcycle group respect me. They respect the fact that I’m a lady and a strong one and they are very helpful, they advise me if I made a mistake and support me to push it further.
A gorgeous lady like yourself riding a motorcycle, what are the challenges that you face and how does the community sees you?
The biggest challenge is being able to break the sexism rule. Being able to ride in a community that thinks that ladies should only cook, clean and raise children is not easy and showing them that the ladies can do a lot of things including riding a motorcycle or anything men related is satisfying for me and brings on new challenges.
What advice you have for all those women out there trying to overcome their taboo and wants to ride a motorcycle?
Be Strong, independent, and have self-confidence, don’t let the people around you take your passion away. You only live once, live it to the fullest.
Do you think there’s a difference between men bikers and women bikers? And is there any specific bikes not made for women
No, I don’t think so, men and women are equal. We have the power, the brain, and heart.?? There’s no bike made only for men or only for women , but it’s so much better to get stronger step by step, ladies can drive sport bike just like men can and can drive a cruiser just like men can and can go racing with a sport bike just like the men do and we have proven it.
Anything you would like to add
What I do isn’t easy, it’s just the way I am. I will ride to the fullest. The best things in life are on the edge and I just want to say that I am in love with bikes and cars and PS4 (PlayStation)
And I would like to add
“When life gets bad, remember it’s only one step down the rest is up…”