Greater Noida: An ardent biker, John Abraham understands the amount of risk involved in riding two-wheelers yet he can`t get over the adrenaline rush and loves riding.
"I am a risk taker and there is a saying, the higher the risk you take, greater profits you get. So one should always take calculated risks in life. I love living my life on the edge and enjoy the space of a bike," John told reporters here on Wednesday.
At the same time, John said one should always follow safety measures while riding a bike.
"Wearing a helmet is really cool. Most of the guys ride bikes to impress a girl but I tell them what is the point in riding so fast without a helmet when a girl can`t even see your face. Wear a helmet, ride slow and remove it when ever you want to get the attention," the 37-year-old said.
"Also I feel that girls too appreciate men who ride safe and hence whenever they see a person riding without helmet, they say `Dekho idiot ko` (Look at that idiot)," he added.
The Bollywood hunk was here to launch three new bikes from the automobile house Yamaha, for whom he is the brand ambassador.
There were reports recently that this model-turned-actor has plans to present Indian Premier League (IPL) like plan for football to All India Football Federation (AIFF) with ace footballer Bhaichung Bhutia.
Confirming this, John said, "Yes I have plans with Bhaichung to start a football academy in West Bengal. Bhaichung is talking to AIFF committee and hence I can`t comment much on that."
"We are doing this because we want to see an Indian Football League (IFL)," he added.
So when someone asked John, whom he prefers - bikes or his long-time girlfriend Bipasha Basu, he charmingly said: "I have answered this before. I keep bike in garage and Bipasha in...."