Françoise Hardy was an iconic figure during the ’60s and ’70s, her music influenced millions including the likes of Bob Dylan and her effortless style notably affected the fashion industry of the era. In some respects she was France’s answer to Audrey Hepburn, although arguably Hardy’s influence stretched even further.
Françoise was a passionate motorcyclist and was the owner of the late ’60s CB Honda pictured above, she was said to ride daily when she was in Paris between shows and was a common sight on the streets of the 9th arrondissement of Paris, the area in which she grew up.
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