16 Celebrities Who Ride Motorcycles: Part 2
A few years ago we featured 15 Celebrities who Ride Motorcycles. Following the success of this, and by popular demand, we decided to do some more research! We’ve even added an extra celeb to the mix… enjoy!
It doesn’t surprise us that the fiery chef enjoys letting off some steam on his motorbike in his spare time. When he’s out of the kitchen, it’s no secret that the British icon has a love for motorcycles. Here's a list of what Ramsay has in his garage:
- Yamaha FZR 1000 Genesis
- Ducati 748
- Honda Fireblade
- Yamaha R1
- Ducati 1098S
- Rumours have also been sparking that he also owned a Ducati Desmosedici!
Out of all the celebrities on this list, Keanu is probably the most dedicated to bikes. We think if he wasn’t an actor, he’d most definitely have a career in the motorcycle industry – I mean, he technically does! Keanu is famous for movies like The Matrix, Constantine, the John Wick series just to name a few. It doesn’t stop there though. When Reeves isn’t acting, his passion is his business, and that is Arch Motorcycles! Keanu set up the business with his buddy Gard Hollinger in 2011.
Batman Star, Christian Bale is no stranger to bikes. However, following the death of Paul Walker in 2013, Christian’s wife Sibi demanded that he gave up his passion for motorcycle racing. Throughout his time on two wheels, Bale succumbed to various injuries, such as a broken arm during the filming for Exodus: God and Kings.
Our next featured celebrity biker is actor Orlando Bloom. Bloom has had a fascination with motorcycles for many years. In more recent decades he has steered towards BMW models. He’s even teamed up with BMW to release his own custom S1000R! Aside from this, he also owns a Husqvarna 1903 and a 1964 BMW R60.
In late 2017, actor Gerard Butler was the victim of a motorcycle crash that nearly took his life. It’s unknown now whether Gerard is one of the celebrities that still rides. Butler rides both Triumph and Indian Motorcycles.
Pop singer Justin Timberlake is a big Harley fan. You might find him riding around LA on his custom Harley-Davidson, made for him back in 2009. There are a few rumours sparking, however, that Timberlake has this in his garage to ‘spark up’ the appearance of his collection. Justin is known to have a large collection of cars, this is his only bike.
Deadpool star (along with many others) Ryan Reynolds, unlike Timberlake has a huge passion for bikes. He has a total of 8 bikes in his garage! Among these are:
- Various Triumph models
- A limited-edition Ducati Paul Smart (psst, we bought one of those once!)
- A 1975 Honda CB750.
Anyone who knows the actor Norman Reedus will most likely know him from the zombified TV-Series, The Walking Dead. In the show, Reedus’ character, Daryl Dixon is often seen riding around on both his Triumph that was later replaced by a 1992 Honda CB750 Nighthawk. When he’s off set, Norman’s passion for bikes continues to reside in his life. He loves them so much, he’s even got his own TV show, completely dedicated to bikes! Check out ‘Ride with Norman Reedus’.
Our next celebrity biker is Maroon 5 frontman and solo superstar, Adam Levine. Adam is a bit on the same wavelength as JT on this one, but he tends to ride around on his Harley Nightster.
Actor Tom Hardy was first spotted on his L-Plated Mutt Motorcycle back in 2017. We believe that this might have been in preparation for the filming of Venom. Here Hardy played the role of Eddie Brock who was often seen riding his Ducati Scrambler. The film was released in 2018. A couple of years down the line, Hardy was spotted at a petrol station in Nuneaton doing his full bike test. Not the usual place you'll find celebrities! Today, you can spot him riding around London on his Triumph Speed Triple 1050 RS.
This is one of the celebrities on this list who isn't an actor! Author extraordinaire Stephen King has been a lover of motorbikes for many years. He was invited to star in a season 3 episode of Sons of Anarchy. There he was asked to ride a Harley-Davidson Road Glide. Stephen is known to ride Harleys in his spare time.
Another celebrity who loves motorcycles is Texas-born actor, Matthew McConaughey. His ride of choice is a Triumph Thunderbird Sport.
British comedian and TV Presenter, Paddy McGuinness first showed the world his love for motorcycles back in 2007. This was when he prepared and took on his CBT in front of a live TV audience for Fifth Gear. A year later he was spotted riding his Kawasaki Z1000. Today, it’s quite unknown as to whether Paddy still owns a bike. However, he is known to attend BSB British Superbikes.
Over the years, actor Ben Affleck has been the owner of various bikes. The most popular one he’s been seen on is his BMW S1000RR. He is also the proud owner (and one of the only owners) of Harley-Davidson’s electric Livewire project. For his 48th birthday in 2020, his girlfriend Ana decided to treat him to another bike; a custom-built BMW Café Racer; ‘The Defender’… Ah, the life of the rich and famous!
We previous mentioned Allen in our Most Famous Motorbikes post! However, if you missed that, spoiler alert! Tim Allen likes motorbikes! Allen is known for being in the film, Wild Hogs. However, he was put off of Harley-Davidsons following the filming process, but today he is the proud owner of a Brawler GT-R Performance Cruiser.
Biker celebrity Charlie Hunnam is most commonly known for playing the role of Jax Teller in the popular TV series, Sons of Anarchy. On the show, Jax is seen riding his 2003 Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide Sport. Many don’t know this but Charlie actually owns a bike in real life! His Harley Dyna Super Glide is also a very similar model too.
Growing up, Hunnam has always been fascinated by bikes; owning his first bike at the age of just 11! As a kid, he was always into dirt bikes, and later on in life his older brother has also held his passion for bikes, being a sport bike rider himself.
Have you got any other celebrity bikers in mind? Feel free to leave your thoughts below! Alternatively, check out part 1 here!
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12 Jan 2023