Have you ever wondered which famous people are bikers, and if so, what they ride? Bike Trader, We Buy Any Bike found it pretty interesting to research the different celebs and see what their chosen rides are!
Below are 15 Celebrity bikers who love hitting the road on two wheels, there are of course many more. So why not remind us of them in the comments!…
1. Tom Cruise
Tom rides motorbikes in many of his action films, but he loves them in real life too. The films include Mission Impossible II on a Speed Triple and T595 Daytona. More recently he was talk of the town after doing some great riding in Edge of Tomorrow. Tom does his own riding, no stunt man required here!
Tom is probably one of the most famous Celebrity Bikers on this list. He’s been said to have a pretty decent collection of vintage motorcycles in his garage, and can often be seen cruising on his Vyrus.
2 Bear Grylls
Bear Grylls is a hardcore survivalist and adventurer, not so much known for being a motorcyclist but is one. He’s owned a load of 125s, 1000s and most recently a Triumph Tiger. He’s been quoted saying “I started riding when I was 16 and I was immediately hooked”.
The American pop rock singer Pink is a big fan of riding, both on and off screen. Married to the former motocrosser Carey Hart, wheels were never too far out of reach. She often attended his races and even proposed to him on a pitboard during a race! She been seen on a few bikes but most commonly her Hinckley Triumph T100 Bonneville.
4 Ewan McGregor
Ewan is a massive name in the biking community. Especially adventure riding after his famous travel TV series called Long Way Round and Long Way Down with his good friend Charley Boorman. Although Ewan loves adventure riding. He also has a place in his heart for classic bikes and is brand ambassador for Moto Guzzi.
5 Richard Hammond
One of the three ex Top Gear – now Grand Tour presenters, Richard Hammond clearly has a love of engines! He has been a lifelong bike fan, starting on a MTX50 at just 16 years old and moving up through the ranks. His list of bikes include an XL100, CBX750F, ZZ-R600 and CBR1000F. Hammonds personal collection of bikes is huge, collecting everything from a 1927 Sunbeam to Ducati 916.
6 Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt has been a long time rider, the Fight Club actor owns a load of bikes including an Ecosse Titanium and an addition of a World War II Nazi model, worth around $400k.. Brad has owned and ridden too many bikes to mention but was seen riding a big BMW 1200GS in April 2017.
7 Angelina Jolie
Angelina is less known as a rider, but is indeed a biker in her personal time. She can be seen in films riding, such as Salt when she was on a beautiful Triumph Street Triple R and ripping it up in her Lara Croft days as well. She’s had a few bikes such as a BMW F650GS and an MV Agusta.
8 Ryan Gosling
Ryan often rides in Los Angeles on his awesome custom dirt bike, he shows off his skills on two wheels in quite a few films. Most recently Ryan acted in The Place Beyond the Pines, in which he rode his bike everywhere and even in a robbery getaway – sources say there was a stunt rider involved but Ryan did the bulk of the riding himself.
9 David Beckham
Ex England football captain has made quite a name for himself in the biking world. He’s often seen on a variety of cruisers including chopped Harleys and a range of Triumphs. Becks has always been a household name but really paved the way in the biking community after his 2014 BBC documentary ‘Into the Unknown’ using specifically modified T100 Bonnevilles to adventure around Brazil!
10 Bradley Cooper
Once the ‘World Sexist Man’ (according to a poll conducted by America’s People magazine back in 2011) is a big rider. He’s been seen in LA riding a load of different bikes, most recently is red Thruxton. It’s said he loves this bike so much he actually hires one out when shooting in different locations around the world.
11 Alanis Morissette
Alanis is indeed a biker! She has been seen on a couple of bikes but in the last few months was seen on a stunning Ducati Monster in Los Angeles.
12 Hugh Laurie
Hugh is most famous for his brilliant performances in Blackadder and Fry and Laurie. Out of all the Celebrity Bikers he’s a long time rider. Seen on a load of bikes, such as Yamaha XJR1300s, Honda CBR600RRs but has been said to have a big love for the Hinckley Bonneville.
If you didn’t already know, Cher is a big fan of leather and zippers when performing..! But not only stage, it seems only natural that she would ride a black Harley-Davidson full of silver studs and leather. She was last seen riding in the Happy Harley Days/Rejoice on Rodeo parade in Los Angeles.
14 George Clooney
Yes, Hollywood heartthrob Clooney is a biker. Clooney rides a range of different Harley’s. Probably the most talked about is his customised Bonneville. This bike has yellow cam covers, leather studded panniers and a racing seat hump. Like it or not, the man has his own style!
15 John Travolta
Travolta owns a lot of bikes. He’s been riding since a young age and has always swayed towards cruisers. In an interview with Collider he said “I’ve ridden a bike since I was 18. It was the first transportation when I came to Hollywood because it was inexpensive and easy for me.” Travolta owns a Harley, which was said to spur on his film ‘Wild Hogs’.
Did you enjoy this post on Celebrity Bikers? We’ve also written a post on the 15 Most Famous Motorbikes – in other words, the ones you see in the films!
Oh Hi! We wrote this post a while ago now, but we just thought we’d pop in to let you know that Part 2 is now available. Find 16 MORE bikers who are celebrities here!