In the world of Hollywood, you can win an Oscar for being a fantastic supporting actor or actress in a film. Motorcycles have made so many movies perfect – with classic high speed, high style scenes – that we feel there should be an Oscar category dedicated to bikes. Motorcycles aren’t bit players – they’re often steal every scene they’re in. Here are the top ten movie bikes of all time.
10. Kawasaki KZ 1000 from Mad Max
Everyone rode Kawas in Mad Max, from Main Force Patrol Officer Jim Goose down to the lowliest bad guy. Mad Max made it a classic ride. If only Goose had access to high performance parts like the ones offered by Pure Performance Motorsport – his bike might have made it through in one piece.
9. Kawasaki GPZ 900 R from Top Gun
If you grew up in the 80s, you’ve definitely seen Top Gun. If you grew up in the 90s, you’ve probably seen Top Gun. If you grew up later, you should see Top Gun. Tom Cruise became an icon thanks to this movie, as did his shades, his jet and his motorcycle.
8. Triumph Thunderbird from The Wild One
For many, this movie put classic motorcycle imagery on the map. The image of Marlon Brando as Johnny Strabler leaning over his Triumph Thunderbird remains one of the most iconic pictures of the 20th century.
7. Bike with a sidecar from Indiana Jones
All it takes to beat the Nazis is an archeologist on a bike with his father in the sidecar. This movie makes us wish that sidecars would make a comeback.
6.Triumphs from Mission Impossible
The Triumphs in Mission Impossible look super cool. Triumphs are already amazing, but they look even better when driving in slow motion through explosions or getting huge air during high speed chases. Now this is a bike that surely has some high performance parts, just like the ones you can find by visiting Pure Performance Motorsport on Facebook.
5. Fat Boy from Terminator 2: Judgment Day
What does a killer cyborg from the future need to perform his daily duties? A motorcycle, obviously! The Harley Davidson Fat Boy is a stylish, powerful ride of choice for the Terminator.
4. Lightcycle bike from Tron Legacy
These jaw-dropping machines are hidden in the world of virtual reality. Not just for transport, these bikes can also to help you vaporise enemies. It’s not just movie magic as some eager designers have replicated the designs in real life!
3. Mototerminator from Terminator: Salvation
It’s more than a tuned up motorcycle – it’s a killer machine dressed to like one. As a human, you wouldn’t want to get to close, but it’d sure be worth a look! You’d be hard pressed finding the high performance parts these guys require – even the best performance parts retailers such as Pure Performance Motorsport on Ebay might not have these futuristic parts!
2. Bat-pod from the Dark Knight
Batman’s motorcycle doesn’t look like a performer – look at those thick tyres – but it has a surprising amount of grunt! This shape shifting machine is perfect for fighting crime on the streets of Gotham.
1. Harley Davidson Hydra-Glide from Easy Rider
Motorbikes aren’t a prop in Easy Rider. They are the heart and soul of this classic movie. None of the original bikes used in this movie are still around, but their iconic status remains untouched.
These are some of the greatest, most iconic movie motorcycles we could find. Do you have a star cycle that we haven’t mentioned? Let us know in the comments below!