by Linda Ly
The American Motorcyclist Association will tell you that 99% of motorcyclists are law-abiding citizens. Leaving us with the infamous 1%. These are the outlaws that are rejected in our society. Without a doubt, the most notorious group in motorcycle history would be the Hells Angels. The public has a love-hate relationship with this group. Their organization has inspired a counterculture — films, TV shows, books, print media — which romanticized their role in our society. Meanwhile, some of their actions paint a different reality. They have appeared in numerous news headlines and scandals that question their morality.
Are they unfairly judged because of their public image and honeybadger attitude towards authority? Or, are they the lowest common denominator of society that only wants to see the world burn? We have compiled different photos and stories from various sources, including an unpublished story from LIFE magazine. Here are some things that the Hells Angels try to keep under wraps.
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