Weekend Awesome - Macklemore, Mopeds and a Royal Enfield Chariot

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

Grammy Award winners Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have released a brand new track with motorcycle-themed lyrics and video called “Downtown.” The musical duo, best known for chart-topping songs “Thrift Shop” and “Can’t Hold Us” are joined by hip hop legends Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee, Grandmaster Caz and Foxy Shazam lead singer Eric Nally on the new track.

The song starts with Macklemore getting a simple moped and then just downright owning the streets. Before long, he’s riding a moose-headed cruiser before meeting up with a parade of two-wheelers centered around Nally riding a chariot of Royal Enfields, channeling Freddie Mercury while singing:

She has her arms around your waist
With a balance that could keep us safe
Have you ever felt the warm embrace
Of the leather seat between your legs

Dennis Chung
Dennis Chung

Dennis has been a part of the Motorcycle.com team since 2008, and through his tenure, has developed a firm grasp of industry trends, and a solid sense of what's to come. A bloodhound when it comes to tracking information on new motorcycles, if there's a new model on the horizon, you'll probably hear about it from him first.

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  • Alexander Pityuk Alexander Pityuk on Aug 31, 2015

    What. The heck. Have i just watched...

  • Nickatnyt Nickatnyt on Sep 01, 2015

    While I prefer moose heads on the actual beasts, the 2nd best place for one is on the front of a bike. Even more crazy is that this awesome video was shot in my hometown, Spokane, wa. And yeah, can someone give my # to the hottie in the denim outfit? Thanks.