We premiere an exclusive clip from the Belstaff-sponsored biker film by Clement Beauvais and Arthur de Kersauson
“Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul.” As far as film slogans go, it’s both inspirational and enthralling. It makes you want to put on a sturdy leather jacket and hit the road on a vintage motorbike straight away. Watch filmmakers Clement Beauvais and Arthur de Kersauson’s feature-length bike documentary The Greasy Hands Preachers and you’ll just about feel the wind blowing in your hair while experiencing the unique sense of freedom that comes with bike riding. It was that shared mentality – combined with the durability of their leather jackets and waxed cotton coats – that made British heritage brand Belstaff sign up as sponsors for the film. The French duo filmed bikers using 16mm film, wearing Belstaff and cruising dusty roads last summer, some of them travelling to Scotland’s Isle of Skye and others competing in the Bonneville race outside Salt Lake City in Utah. Back home in Britain, Belstaff – who started making waterproof jackets in 1924 – also designs a specific Goodwood Revival capsule collection in honour of the motor event in West Sussex. Two wheels and a biker jacket make so much sense.