Wednesday, November 26, 2008

UK study says women are sexually aroused by the sound of big, revving engines…


If a revving Maserati can get women sexually aroused, how bad can a Desmosedici RR be?

Right, if there ever was a reason to fear the oncoming age of electric bikes and fuel cells etc., it’s the results of this study that was recently conducted in the UK. And while the study was actually about cars, we think it may be equally relevant for bikes…

Psychologist David Moxon studied the responses of 40 people, measuring their testosterone levels before and after they heard the sound of Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, and Volkswagen engines revving. Testosterone levels rose dramatically in all the women after hearing the Maserati, while T-levels in all the women dropped after their heard the VW Polo. The men seemed to prefer the Lamborghini, with T-levels rising in 60% of the men after hearing the Lambo.

‘We saw significant peaks in the amount of testosterone in the body, particularly in women. Testosterone is indicative of positive arousal in the human body, so we can confidently conclude from the results that the roar of an engine actually does cause a primeval physiological response in females,’ says Moxon. This was true even for those female participants who weren’t particularly interested in cars at all, he added.

Hmmm… so a couple of things then. Whatever you do, don’t drive a VW Polo – try getting an MV Agusta F4 CC or Ducati Streetfighter instead. And then, to make sure your screaming inline-four or booming v-twin is doing its job properly, start visiting your local Yoshimura / Akrapovic / Muzzy / Termignoni / Vance & Hines / Arrow dealer outlets now

The best bikes for pulling:
The mighty Yamaha V-Max...
The all-Italian Ducati Desmosedici RR...
The Dark Knight's BatPod...
The buffed-up Harley-Davidson V-Rod Muscle...
The dark, individualistic Buell 1125CR...
The cool, stylish Moto Guzzi V7 Classic...
The awesome MV Agusta F4 1078RR...
The street-brawler BMW K1300R...

Elsewhere today:
Sex on wheels: What your bike says about you...
Nicky Hayden is in Vogue...
Make your own Ducati 1098 streetfighter...!


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4 comments:

Car Tuning said...

awesome and weird study! i think i also saw these with my cars: i had an old vw golf like 3 years ago and girls weren't too impressed but now i own a BMW, engine sounds great and women love it!

Jason M said...

I'd love to find out what Mr Moxon drives. A white Lamborghini Reventon with 21-inch chrome-plated wheels and red leather upholstery? :-D

Anonymous said...

I do drive a Volkswagen and I do quite well with women, thanks very much. The dude who did this "study" needs to get a life. Driving an Italian sportscar is so very 1980s...

Anonymous said...

Now that Ferraris and Maseratis are officially hotter than VWs, I'll finally buy one. A bright orange Gallardo LP560-4 spyder should be just perfect. Wait, now where did I put that chequebook...

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