Anyone can put on a leather jacket and boots and pretend to be a cool biker. But wearing a leather jacket in a movie and actually riding a motorcycle are two different things. So are there any celebrities who ride motorcycles in real life? Yep, of course.
10 Celebrities Who Ride Motorcycles
There are some people on this list that you’d never guess in a million years. Then there are others that you’ll look at and say oh, that makes sense.
Some things just make sense, and Norman Reedus being a celebrity who rides a motorcycle just makes sense.
First of all, he’s got the look down to a tee. He’s cool and collected, and has that signature swagger.
He’s also got his own show called Ride with Norman Reedus where he bikes across the country. If that’s not a celebrity who rides motorcycles, then we don’t know what is.
His character Daryl Dixon on The Walking Dead, a longtime fan favorite, doesn’t only just kick a lot of zombie butt while wielding his crossbow, either. He – you guessed it – rides a motorcycle.
You can see Pink riding a motorcycle in a few of her music videos. You may have thought it was just for the sake of the video, but as it turns out she’s not just a pop rock singer posing with a bike. Pink actually rides motorcycles in real life.
She’s also getting her kids to follow, or ride, in her footsteps. Her daughter Willow has been snapped on Instagram riding a teeny bike of her own.
Which only makes sense. Her dad, Cary Hart, is a former professional motocross competitor. With both your parents riding bikes, it would be hard not to want to get a set of wheels of your own.
We wouldn’t be surprised if she was singing “so what? I am a rock star” in her head while zooming around on her bike.
It’s not even fair that Ewan McGregor can be Obi-Wan Kenobi and be an avid bike rider too. Is one person even allowed to be that awesome?
He doesn’t own just one motorcycle, either. No, one isn’t enough. He owns dozens of motorcycles.
Among those in his collection are a 1972 Moto Guzzi V7, a 1956 Sunbeam, and an Indian Larry chopper. He calls the Moto Guzzi “one of the most beautiful bikes ever built.” And when you’re Obi-Wan, why shouldn’t you have that?
Moto Guzzi uses McGregor in their ad campaigns. When he appears, they gift him a new bike. Not a bad deal.
McGregor has crashed while riding two times. During one of the crashes, he broke his leg to avoid crashing into a pedestrian, and during the other, he rounded a corner too sharply and flew off the motorcycle while racing in the ’90s on a track just outside of London. He was unharmed in the incident.
Tom Cruise always insists on doing his own stunts in the Mission Impossible movies. So it would only make sense that he’s the kind of guy that drives a motorcycle.
In fact, in many of Cruise’s movies, you’ll see him speed off on a motorcycle. It probably comes in handy that he already happened to know how to ride them.
Like the others, Cruise owns more than one motorcycle. But he also owns a Vyrus 987 C3 4V. This motorcycle holds the title of the world’s most powerful production motorcycle.
Not only is it the most powerful motorcycles, it’s also one of the most expensive. The model clocks in at around $104,000, which is enough to buy you several other vehicles – a fact you probably don’t need to be told.
George Clooney can be seen cruising along on many motorcycle rides with his friend Rande Gerber. Gerber, who is married to Cindy Crawford, 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.”
They do a motorcycle ride every year. Their vehicle make of choice? Harley Davidson® motorcycles.
In 2016, Clooney and Gerber began their trip at the Picasso Museum, where Harley-Davidson also happens to run a flagship store. Then they took off north, on the “Road to Hell.” This street earned its lovely name from the fact that it’s 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. But Clooney enjoys the anonymity that riding through the streets brings.
How does Stephen King have time to do anything but write, considering the number of works he’s produced? We’re not sure, but he somehow does it. King finds plenty of time to roam America’s roads on his motorcycle, probably gaining inspiration for more of his tales.
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 story 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.
Reynolds, who recently made a surprise appearance on a Korean singing show to promote “Deadpool 2,” is also a motorcycle enthusiast. It helps that he can also be seen motorcycling around when playing Deadpool.
He owns a 1964 custom Triumph 650 named “The 9 O’Clock Gun”. Reynolds is 6’2″, and Lucas Joiner from The Factory Metal Works, who built the bike, dropped the frame three inches and stretched it another five inches in order to fit his height.
Back when he first started learning to ride as a kid, Reynolds learned on a 1975 Honda CB750, a bike he says he’d kill to have now. He likes to ride along PCH and San Luis Obispo – who wouldn’t? It’s known as one of the best motorcycle routes in the world.
Brad Pitt also owns a Triumph motorcycle, and the one he owns is one of just three models that were made. It’s the Triumph Bonneville Bud Ekins Desert Scrambler, which is quite a mouthful. This bike was made as a memorial to Bud Ekins, Steve McQueen’s stunt double and best friend.
Jerry Weintraub, “Ocean’s Eleven” producer, is said to have given the bike as a gift to Pitt. It came with a birthday message engraved on the gas cap.
This isn’t the only bike that Pitt owns, though. He also is known to own a Monster 696 and a Ducati Desmosedici RR, among other.
Back in 2009, Pitt was in a minor accident in the street on his custom motorcycle, but doesn’t appear to have been in any accidents since.
You would be hard-pressed to find a list of celebrities with motorcycles and not find Jay Leno on it.
Leno’s first ever motorcycle was a 350CC Honda that he bought because it would give him cheap transportation. Now, his collection is so massive that no one even knows the exact number of bikes he owns.
His garage in Burbank also contains the world’s largest collection of Brough Superiors. In the 1980s, Leno bought his first model for around $5,000, which seemed like a pretty penny at the time. Now, the models are worth half a million dollars.
Leno, who is nearing 70, still rides his motorcycles. We think maybe Jay Leno has as many bikes as Stephen King does novels – they’re probably on par with each other.
Seeing as he starred in “Wild Hogs” in 2007, it only makes sense that John Travolta actually rides a motorcycle. In the early seventies, he was also the star of a Honda motorcycle commercial.
He’s also known for being an experienced pilot, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t enjoy taking his bike out for a spin. He’s been riding motorcycles since was 18 years old.
Travolta is a Harley rider. He rode into Hollywood on a motorcycle because it was a cheap method of transportation.
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