Years ago I saw a guy on a motorcycle parked near the Supermarket. His tank was covered with carpet, and sitting on the carpet, calmly taking in all the sights, sounds and smells was a big tabby cat. Motor cat. She had a little helmet on and the story I heard at the time was that this guy was flagged down on the beltway because there was a cat on his roof. He stopped and took the cat home. Every time he started his motorcycle the cat would jump up on it.
I found this post just screwing around with Google. I’m not sure this is the same guy or cat because I don’t remember the bike I saw being a race bike and of course the origin story is different, but it’s hard to believe there could have been two Motor cats in my area.