Motorcycles have been a big part of the Judas Priest iconography since 1979, when lead singer Rob Halford started riding one on stage to make his entrance for "Hell Bent For Leather." In this song, he goes with that theme for the lyric, assuming the role of the Turbo Lover, "wrapped in horsepower, driving into fury."
"I just liked the analogy of the motorcycle as a euphemism for love," he said in a Songfacts interview
. "It's got kind of a sexual undertone to it – which is fine. It's been done many times in rock n' roll: to use a machine, car, or motorcycle. It's just a fun bit of escapism more than anything else."