From Hollywood A-listers to music legends, some of the biggest names in entertainment have a love for motorcycles that goes beyond just a fashionable accessory.
These celebrities have made two-wheeled rides a part of their lifestyle, and their passion for the open road is just as real as their fame. Get ready to rev up your engines and discover the top 10 celebrity motorcycle enthusiasts.
11 Celebrities Who Ride Motorcycles
Get ready to be surprised as we unveil the list of unexpected celebrities who are passionate riders. From Hollywood stars to music icons, these celebrities have embraced the thrill of the open road and the freedom of motorcycle riding.
1. Norman Reedus: Biker Enthusiast and TV Star
Norman Reedus is the epitome of cool and collected, with a swagger that’s all his own. And it’s no secret that he’s a motorcycle enthusiast. He’s got his own TV show, Ride with Norman Reedus, where he travels the country on two wheels. Not to mention, his iconic character on “The Walking Dead,” Daryl Dixon, is known for riding a motorcycle as he kicks butt and takes names wielding his trusty crossbow.
In real life, Reedus is just as passionate about motorcycles as he is on screen. He’s often seen cruising around on his bike, and his love for the open road and the thrill of the ride is contagious. Whether he’s exploring new parts of the country or just cruising through the streets, Reedus always looks like he’s having the time of his life on two wheels.
2. Pink: Pop Rock Singer and Biker Mom
Pink may be a pop-rock singer, but she’s also a motorcycle enthusiast. You may have seen her cruising around on a bike in a few of her music videos, but that’s not just for show. Pink is a real-life rider, and she’s even passing down her love for motorcycles to her kids. Her daughter Willow has been spotted on Instagram riding her own tiny bike, which is no surprise considering her dad, Cary Hart, was a former professional motocross competitor.
When Pink is on her motorcycle, she’s free from the pressures of the world and able to just enjoy the ride. She’s been known to take long trips on her bike, exploring new parts of the country and discovering new adventures. And with her powerhouse vocals and rock star persona, we wouldn’t be surprised if she’s belting out her hit songs while cruising down the road on her motorcycle.
3. Ewan McGregor: A Motorcycle Connoisseur
Ewan McGregor is not just an amazing actor, but he’s also a true motorcycle enthusiast. With a collection of bikes that would make any biker green with envy, it’s clear that motorcycles are a true passion for him.
From his 1972 Moto Guzzi V7, which he calls “one of the most beautiful bikes ever built,” to his 1956 Sunbeam and Indian Larry chopper, McGregor’s collection is a testament to his love for motorcycles. It’s no wonder that Moto Guzzi uses him in their ad campaigns, gifting him a new bike each time.
Despite two crashes during his riding career, including one where he broke his leg to avoid hitting a pedestrian, McGregor’s love for motorcycles has only grown stronger. His dedication to his craft is evident in his passion for these two-wheeled machines, and it’s clear that he’s not slowing down anytime soon.
4. Tom Cruise: A Speed Demon on Two Wheels
Tom Cruise is not just a Hollywood superstar, but also a true motorcycle aficionado. With a love for speed and adrenaline, it’s no wonder that he’s often seen in his movies and in real life, cruising on a motorcycle.
Cruise’s collection of bikes is impressive, including the world’s most powerful production motorcycle, the Vyrus 987 C3 4V, which clocks in at an impressive $104,000. But it’s not just about the power for Cruise – it’s about the thrill of riding.
Whether performing his own stunts in the Mission Impossible movies or speeding down the roads on his two-wheeled machines, Cruise proves that he’s not just a movie star, but a true biker at heart.
5. George Clooney: Biking with the Best
George Clooney is known for his dashing looks, charming personality, and outstanding acting skills. But not many people know that he is also an avid biker. Clooney can be seen cruising along on many motorcycle rides with his close friend Rande Gerber, who is married to supermodel Cindy Crawford.
Gerber says of their trips, “Sometimes we ride for 15 hours a day. We never know where we are going – we just get up in the morning and hit the road.” The two friends have a tradition of taking a motorcycle ride every year. They prefer to ride Harley Davidson® motorcycles, which are known for their style, power, and comfort.
One of the most memorable motorcycle trips of Clooney and Gerber was their 2016 ride that started from the Picasso Museum. Harley-Davidson also happens to run a flagship store at the museum. They took off north, on the “Road to Hell”, which is one of the most dangerous roads around, even though it has lovely coastal highway scenery.
The pair continued their travels through the Andalusian countryside, checking into hotels on their way through. When you’re a multi-millionaire, that’s what your motorcycle rides look like. However, Clooney enjoys the anonymity that riding through the streets brings. He loves the feeling of freedom and adventure that comes with cruising on his motorcycle.
6. Stephen King: Master Storyteller and Biker
Stephen King is a legendary horror novelist, known for his works such as The Shining, The Stand, and IT. He’s one of the most productive writers of all time, but he still finds time to roam America’s roads on his motorcycle.
King’s love for motorcycles is evident in his works. After writing Insomnia, King drove his Harley across America to help promote independent bookstores that were suffering from the recent rise of chain stores like Barnes & Noble. He also penned Throttle, a biker book that was co-written by him and his son and follows the moves of a motorcycle gang. Throttle has been rumored to be hitting the silver screen sometime in the near future.
King’s passion for motorcycles is not just limited to his writing. He’s an avid biker who loves to explore new roads and take in the scenic beauty of the country. Whether he’s cruising on his motorcycle or writing about it, King’s love for motorcycles is apparent.
7. Ryan Reynolds: A Motorcycle Enthusiast with a Sense of Humor
Ryan Reynolds, known for his quick wit and humor in movies like Deadpool, is also a passionate motorcycle enthusiast. In addition to playing Deadpool, who is often seen cruising on a motorcycle, Reynolds also owns a custom Triumph 650 motorcycle named “The 9 O’Clock Gun.”
Lucas Joiner from The Factory Metal Works built the motorcycle, and he dropped the frame three inches and stretched it another five inches to fit Reynolds’ 6’2″ frame. Reynolds learned to ride motorcycles as a kid, starting on a 1975 Honda CB750, a bike he says he’d love to have now. He enjoys riding along PCH and San Luis Obispo, which is known as one of the best motorcycle routes in the world.
8. Brad Pitt: A Fan of Triumph Motorcycles
Brad Pitt is another celebrity who is passionate about motorcycles, and he owns a Triumph motorcycle that is one of only three models made. The Triumph Bonneville Bud Ekins Desert Scrambler was made as a memorial to Bud Ekins, Steve McQueen’s stunt double and best friend.
The motorcycle was gifted to Pitt by Ocean’s Eleven producer Jerry Weintraub, and it came with a birthday message engraved on the gas cap. Pitt is also known to own other motorcycles, including a Monster 696 and a Ducati Desmosedici RR.
Back in 2009, Pitt was involved in a minor motorcycle accident, but he has been careful on the roads since then and continues to enjoy his passion for motorcycles.
9. Jay Leno: King of Motorcycle Collectors
Jay Leno is a name synonymous with motorcycles and collecting them. With a collection so extensive, the exact number of bikes he owns is unknown, but it’s estimated to be in the hundreds. Leno’s passion for motorcycles started with a 350CC Honda he bought for cheap transportation, but has since amassed the largest collection of Brough Superiors in the world.
Despite being in his 70s, Leno still rides his bikes and continues to add to his collection. His garage in Burbank is a true motorcycle enthusiast’s dream come true. From his first Brough Superior model worth $5,000 in the 1980s to the models worth over half a million dollars today, Leno is a true motorcycle connoisseur.
10. John Travolta: Hollywood Harley Rider
John Travolta may have starred in the motorcycle movie Wild Hogs, but he’s been a real-life motorcycle enthusiast for much longer. In the early seventies, he was even the star of a Honda motorcycle commercial. Travolta has been riding motorcycles since he was 18 years old and is a proud Harley rider.
Despite his success and fame, Travolta still enjoys taking his bike out for a spin and is known to ride his Harley around town. As an experienced pilot, Travolta’s love for motorcycles runs deep and he continues to be a passionate rider to this day.
11. Katy Perry: Pop Star and Biker Enthusiast
Katy Perry has been making waves in the music industry for over a decade, but did you know she also has a love for motorcycles? In 2019, she released the hit single Harleys in Hawaii which showcases her passion for riding on two wheels.
With her love for motorcycles and her incredible music career, Katy Perry is a true triple threat. Whether she’s on stage or on her motorcycle, she’s sure to turn heads and leave a lasting impression.
Riding with the Stars: Celebrating the Love of Motorcycles
This list of celebrities who love motorcycles is a testament to the enduring appeal of two-wheeled adventures. From Norman Reedus and Pink to Ewan McGregor and Tom Cruise, it’s clear that motorcycles offer a sense of freedom and excitement that few other things can match.
Whether you’re cruising down the Pacific Coast Highway, exploring the Andalusian countryside, or simply cruising around your local biker bar, there’s nothing quite like the thrill of the open road on a motorcycle. So the next time you see a celebrity hopping on a bike, take a moment to appreciate the shared passion that connects us all.