Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably know by now that DJ and auto collector Chris Evans has been named as one of the three hosts of the revamped Top Gear.
He’s got huge shoes to fill being part of a new trio that will be following up the dynamic troika of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May. Evans recently signed a three-year deal with the BBC to be one of the three new faces of Top Gear, but what really got my attention was a tweet he sent shortly after the announcement.
Apparently, the revamped Top Gear won’t have a strict focus on cars like the previous administration because plans are being made to give motorcycles its own time in the Top Gear spotlight.
Rare was the day when motorcycles got some airtime in the old Top Gear so this is a refreshing change in direction that will get a lot of motorcycle fans excited. Since he’s the only Top Gear host that has been announced so far, Evans also sought the comments of his Twitter followers on what they want to see in the new Top Gear.
Apparently, jet skis are also on the table, as are hovercrafts and, well, lunar modules.
I’m not so sure that last one is going to hit off well with viewers unless Evans decides to race a lunar module with a Yamaha YZF-R1M on the moon, but that’s never going to happen.
In any case, the big takeaway here is that Top Gear will place more focus on motorcycles when it goes back on air in God-knows-when.
Continue reading to read more about plans to feature more motorcycles in the new Top Gear.