Marvel's newest TV series is here and it's breaking stereotypes. Echo is the first triple-threat movie of its kind, allowing Alaqua Cox to be the first deaf, indigenous Marvel superhero with a prosthetic leg. In this article, we look at one of her signature tools: the motorcycle she rides in the Echo Marvel TV series.
We'll be discussing what kind of motorcycle Cox rides in the mini-series and whether or not she rides one in real life.
Echo Marvel Motorcycle: What Model is It?
Over on Reddit, avid motorcycle aficionados pointed out that Cox is riding a custom Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 motorcycle. The motorcycle ridden by Cox has gotten a custom exhaust and some modifications to its frame. It also has off-road tires to seal its look.
In Hawkeye, the Royal Enfield logo on the motorcycle was covered by a Goofy plate so it wasn't easily recognizable. But in Echo, fans pointed out that they were able to identify the motorcycle right away in the first episode.
Some riders also shared that none of the Royal Enfield bikes are "really performance machines" and called them a "good starter bike."
Can Deaf People Legally Ride a Motorcycle in Public?
When photos and videos of Cox riding a motorcycle came out, people were quick to go online and call the scene unrealistic since "deaf people can't ride motorcycles."
So let's squash this stereotype behind the idea that deaf people or those who are hard of hearing cannot ride a motorcycle. There is no rule stopping deaf or HOH individuals from riding a motorcycle.
The only thing they need to do is to get the approval of an audiologist. They should also learn how to ride a motorcycle and pass a driving test, as everyone else should.
Motorcycle enthusiasts, however, encourage deaf riders to ride in a group so they can stay safe. Fortunately, there are several deaf motorcycle riding clubs in the country. They will gladly welcome anyone to join them.
Can Alaqua Cox Ride a Motorcycle in Real Life?
Given Cox's physical disabilities in real life, many can't help but wonder if she can actually ride a motorcycle outside the set of Echo.
While we've already established that there is no law against deaf and HOH individuals from riding a motorcycle, those with a prosthetic leg don't have any problem either.
As explained by the Amputee Coalition, amputees can ride a motorcycle as long as it has been modified according to their needs.
So there we have it, Alaqua Cox doesn't have anything stopping her from riding a motorcycle; unless, of course, she doesn't want to. And given the amazing milestones and wins she has already conquered thus far, we won't stop her.
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