The Best Motorcycle Movie Scenes [+Chart with The Bikes!]

Motorcycles frequently appear in movies, TV shows, and even video games. What’s more, many movies are built around the rider and their culture.

If you want to discover the best movies dedicated to motorcycles along with motorcycle scenes from other movies, you are in the right place.

We at PowerSportsGuide have done the research and put together a list of the best motorcycle movie scenes, as well as a detailed chart with the featured bikes!

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Motorcycle Models Used in Movie Scenes [Chart]

Before we drill into the details, let’s take a look at the motorcycles used in famous movies.

For your convenience, we’ve done the research and listed the exact types of the bikes featured:

MovieFeatured Motorcycle
007 Diamonds Are ForeverHonda ATC90
007 For Your Eyes OnlyYamaha XT500
007 GoldeneyeCagiva W16
007 Live And Let DieHarley Davidson 350
007 Never Say Never AgainYamaha XJ650 Turbo 
007 No Time to DieTriumph Scrambler 1200 XE
007 OctopussyBMW R80
007 Quantum of SolaceHonda Montesa Cota 4RT
007 SkyfallHonda CRF250R
007 The Spy Who Loved MeKawasaki Z900
007 Thunderball BSA Lightning A65-L
007 Tomorrow Never DiesBMW R 1200 Cruiser 
6 UndergroundTriumph Speed Triple
A Close ShaveTriumph Tiger Cub 
A Good YearHarley-Davidson FLSTS Softail Heritage Springer
A Star is BornHarley Davidson CVO Pro Street 
Ant Man and the WaspTriumph Thruxton R
Armour of God IIYamaha DT 200 R
Baywatch (Movie)Suzuki TU 250 X 
Beyond the Law H-D Softail/Fat Boy/Electra Glide, Honda Gold Wing
Big JakeHarley-Davidsons with Montesa engines
Biker BoysSuzuki TL1000R, Ducati 996S, Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R, Yamaha R1, Suzuki GSX-R 750, Honda CBR1100
Black RainH-D Sportster, Suzuki RH 125, Suzuki GSX 1100 F,Suzuki GSX-R 1100
Born to Ride 1991Harley-Davidson WLA/Knucklehead
Bourne LegacyHonda CRF 250 R, Yamaha Majesty
Captain America: Civil WarHarley-Davidson Iron 883 and Street 750
Captain America: The First AvengerHarley-Davidson WLA
Captain America: Winter SoldierHarley-Davidson Street 750
Captain MarvelHarley-Davidson Sportster 883
Charlie’s Angels: Full ThrottleKTM 250 SX, Honda CR 250 R, Suzuki RM 250
CHiPs (Movie)BMW R1200RT-P, Ducati Hypermotards 821
Coogan’s BluffTriumph T 100 R Daytona, Triumph TR 6 650
Cool as IceSuzuki GSX-R750M, Kawasaki ZX-750R
CourierBMW S1000R
DeadpoolDucati 1299 Panigale S
Deadpool 2Vespa Primavera
Doctor Who The MovieKawasaki KZ 1000 C,P
Dredd (1995)customized Kawasaki KLX 650
Dredd (2012)customized Suzuki GSX 750S
Dumb And Dumbercustomized Taco 22 minibike
Easy RiderHarley-Davidson Panhead (customized)
Electra Glide in BlueHarley-Davidson Electra Glide
Escape to AthenaUral 650
ExpendablesDucati Desmosedici RR, Bourget’s custom choppers
FledDucati 916s 
Freebie and the BeanMontesa Cota 247
Gemini ManHonda CRF
Ghost Rider Custom-built Harley-Davidson Panhead
Grease 2Honda CL350 Scrambler 
Hard TargetHonda XL 600 R, L
Harley Davidson and the Marlbolo ManRigid-convert Harley-Davidson FXR
Harry Potter 1Triumph 650 T 120 Bonneville
Harry Potter 7Royal Enfield Bullet 500 with sidecar 
Hell RideIndian Chief, H-D,Triumph, Boss Hoss
Hitman’s Bodyguard Triumph Speed Triple 
Hobbs and ShawTriumph Speed Triple
I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle Norton Commando 750cc
I, RobotMV Agusta F4-SPR 750
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal SkullIndian Chief, Triumph T 110 Thunderbird, Harley-Davidson FXSTS Softail Springer
Indiana Jones and The Last CrusadeDnepr MT-11
Inglourious BasterdsBMW R71
Iron ManCustom-built Samurai Chopper (Zero Engineering)
John Wick 3: ParabellumYamaha MT-09 
Jurassic WorldTriumph Scrambler
K i l l BillKawasaki ZZR 250 
Knight and DayAprilia SXV 550
Lara Croft: Tomb RaiderYamaha TRX 850
Mad Max (1977)Kawasaki KZ 1000
Mad Max: Fury RoadBMW R 60, Yamaha YZ 250, Yamaha R1
Matrix ReloadedDucati 996 
Me, Myself and IreneHarley-Davidson Electra Glide
Mission Impossible 2Triumph Speed Triple, Triumph Daytona 955i
Mission Impossible: FalloutBMW R nineT Scrambler 
Mission Impossible: Rogue NationBMW S1000RR 
My Own Private IdahoNorton Commando
Oblivioncustom Honda CRF450
Priest custom Suzuki Gladius 650
PsychomaniaBSA Starfire, Triumph Bonneville and Thunderbird
Pulp FictionHarley-Davidson FXR Super Glide 
Purple Rain Honda CM400A Hondamatic 
QuadropheniaLambretta 200 GP,DL,Li125,Li150,Norton Commando,Piaggio Vespa, Triumph T100,TR4,TR6
Rambo: First BloodYamaha XT250 
Rebel RousersHarley-Davidson Panhead, Triumph 5T
Resident Evil: ExtinctionBMW K1200R 
Resident Evil: The Final ChapterBMW S 1000 XR
Robocop (2014)customized Kawasaki 1000
Rollerballcustomized Gas Gas trial bike
Roman HolidayVespa 125
Rumble Fish Kawasaki 440 LTD
Running CoolHarley-Davidson Electra Glide, Indian Chief
SaltTriumph Street Triple R
Sherlock Jr.Harley-Davidson Model F
Silver Dream RacerSuzuki RG500/RGV500/RM250/SP370, Sparton 500, Yamaha TZ/XS250
StoneDucati 750 GT, Triumph Bonneville T120, Kawasaki Z 900, Kawasaki Z1 900, Norton Commando 750 Roadster
Stone Cold (1991)H-D FLST Heritage Softail, Sportster, WL, FXRS
Street HawkHonda XR500
Terminator 1Honda CB750 Four café racer
Terminator 2 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy
The AccountantConfederate B120 Wraith
The Avengers (2012)Harley-Davidson Softail Slim
The Avengers: Age of UltronHarley-Davidson LiveWire and Street 750
The Born LosersYamaha YDS 3 250
The Dark KnightMV Agusta F4 1078 
The GauntletHarley-Davidson Knucklehead, Panhead, FLHP Electra Glide
The Girl On a MotorcycleHarley-Davidson Electra Glide, Norton Atlas
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (US)Honda CB350 café racer
The Great EscapeTriumph TR6 Trophy
The Green Hornetcustom Harley-Davidson V-Rod Muscle
The Kissing BoothHonda VT 750C Shadow
The Lost BoysHonda XR, Honda XL 250 S
The Motorcycle Diaries 1947 Model 18 Norton 
The Place Beyond The PinesHonda XR 650 R
The Road to PalomaHarley-Davidson 56 Panhead with a ‘48 springer front end
The Walking DeadTriumph Bonneville 650,  Honda CB750 Nighthawk (customs)
The Wild OneTriumph Thunderbird 6T
The World’s Fastest Indian 1920 Indian Scout Streamliner
TimeriderHonda XR600 
Top G u nKawasaki Ninja GPZ900R
TorqueAprilia RSV Mille, Honda VTR 1000 SP1, Honda CBR 954 RR,Triumph Daytona, Yamaha YZF R6
Transformers 2: Revenge of the FallenBig Bear Venom Pro Street 
Transformers: The Last Knight P51 Combat Fighter (“Mohawk”) 
Triple XAprilia Tuareg Rally 250, Cagiva Roadster, Husqvarna CR 125,250 ,  Honda CB 125 T
Tron: LegacyDucati Sport 1000 Biposto
True LiesKawasaki GPZ 500
TT: Closer To The EdgeHonda CBR 600 RR Fireblade, Honda CBR 1000 RR Fireblade
TwilightSingle-cylinder dual sport motorcycle
Ultraviolet BMW R1150 R
VenomDucati Scrambler Full Throttle and 1100 Special
Wild HogsH-D Softail/Fat Boy/XL1200C Sportster Custom 
WolverineHarley-Davidson DuoGlide
Yes ManDucati Hypermotards 1100

Would you like to see these bikes in action? Keep reading and check out the most famous motorcycle movie scenes ever made!

12 Best Motorcycle Movies

First, let’s start with the most famous biker movies completely built around riders and their machines. It’s safe to say that the 12 best motorcycle movies ever made are as follows:

  • The Wild One (1953)
  • The Great Escape (1963)
  • The Girl on a Motorcycle (1968)
  • Easy Rider (1969)
  • Psychomania (1971)
  • Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991)
  • Beyond the Law (1993)
  • Biker Boys (2003)
  • Torque (2004)
  • The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
  • The World’s Fastest Indian (2005)
  • Wild Hogs (2007)

The Wild One (1953)

There is no question that The Wild One is one of the most famous motorcycle movies in history. The plot in brief: a small town is terrorized by two rival motorcycle gangs after the police arrested one of their leaders. Many say that The Wild One was the first “outlaw biker movie.”

What Kind of Bike Was in The Wild One? In this movie, Johnny Strabler (Marlon Brando) rides a Triumph Thunderbird 6T. Besides this bike, you can see many other vintage machines ridden by gang members.

The Great Escape (1963)

The Great Escape is an epic war film from 1963, directed by John Sturgess and starring the legendary Steve McQueen as Captain Virgil. In WWII, he and other prisoners try many times to escape from a German camp.

What kind of motorcycle did Steve McQueen ride in The Great Escape? The motorcycle Steve McQueen rides in this movie is a Triumph TR6 Trophy. The original bike that was used in the famous “jump scene” was restored in 2017.

The Girl on a Motorcycle (1968)

The Girl on a Motorcycle is a romantic drama released in 1968. In this movie, Rebecca (Marianne Faithfull) leaves her husband right after their wedding. She took off for Germany on a motorcycle to meet her lover, Daniel. In the United States, this movie was released as Naked Under Leather.

Which bikes can you see in this movie?

In The Girl on a Motorcycle, Rebecca rides a 1967 Harley Davidson Electra Glide that she got from her lover as a wedding gift. But in the flashback scenes, you can also see a red 1967 Norton Atlas on which Rebecca took her first riding lessons.

Easy Rider (1969)

Another iconic biker movie is 1969’s Easy Rider. In the movie, Peter Fonda (Wyatt) and Dennis Hopper (Billy) are two riding hippies who travel through the states to find freedom and spiritual fulfillment.

What Kind of Bike Was in Easy Rider?

In the movie Easy Rider, Peter Fonda (Wyatt) rides a custom-built 1949 Harley-Davidson Panhead. This highly customized bike was built for the movie and was called “Captain America.” The machine featured high ape hanger handlebars, a king and queen saddle, and long front forks. Besides these features, a ton of chrome and the American-flag paint job make this bike completely unique and easily recognizable.

Many motorcycle enthusiasts agree that Easy Rider is the most famous motorcycle movie ever made!

Where are the bikes from Easy Rider?

It’s a lesser-known fact that there were four bikes built for this movie. Sadly, three of them were stolen before the film premiere and have not appeared since. Therefore, no one knows where these other bikes from Easy Rider are. But to the delight of many fans, one of them is still around and often shows up at auctions!

Who owns the motorcycle from Easy Rider?

The last remaining motorcycle from Easy Rider is currently owned by an unknown private collector. The machine was owned by the National Motorcycle Museum but was sold off for $1.35 million at an auction in 2014. Unfortunately, the buyer was not identified, so fans are left to wonder who owns the bike from this iconic movie.

Psychomania (1971)

Psychomania is a lesser-known and often overlooked motorcycle movie. However, it’s not a light film at all, as it’s about a group of young riders who are buried with their bikes in the riding position. Since their leader made a pact with Devil, they can come back to life. In the United States, this horror motorcycle movie was released as The Death Wheelers.

Which Motorcycles Were Used in Psychomania? The three bikes used in this move are most likely a 1967 BSA Starfire, a 1968 Triumph Bonneville, and a Triumph Thunderbird.

Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991)

Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man is an action motorcycle movie directed by Simon Wincer. It was introduced in the early ‘90s, in an age when action movies didn’t take themselves too seriously.


In the Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man, Mickey Rourke rides a rigid-convert Harley-Davidson FXR. This bike became very famous and many replicas were made of it.

Beyond the Law (1993)

This wouldn’t be a complete list of the best motorcycle movies without the original 1993 Beyond the Law. This TV film was directed and written by Larry Ferguson. In this movie, Dan Saxon (Charlie Sheen) plays an undercover cop who joins a dangerous biker gang. Be careful not to confuse this film with 2019’s Beyond the Law starring Steven Segal.

You can see a lot of bikes in the original 1993 Beyond the Law, but the most commonly used models were as follows:

  • Harley-Davidson Softail Custom
  • Harley-Davidson Softail Springer
  • Harley-Davidson Fat Boy
  • Harley-Davidson Electra Glide
  • Honda Gold Wing

Biker Boyz (2003)

If you are looking for an adrenaline-filled motorcycle movie, then 2003’s Biker Boyz is for you. As its name implies it’s about a gang of young riders who love doing stunts and illegal street racing. Just don’t take it too seriously!

Which motorcycles were used in Biker Boyz? As you might assume the majority of bikes in the movie are high-performance sportbikes, but the exact models are as follows:

  • 1982 Kawasaki KZ1000 – Soul Train
  • 1998 Yamaha R1 – Chu-Chu
  • 1999 Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R – Smoke
  • 1999 Suzuki TL1000R – 1/2 & 1/2
  • 2000 Ducati 996S – Primo
  • 2000 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R – Dogg and Kidd Chaos
  • 2000 Yamaha R1-  Stuntman
  • 2001 Suzuki GSX-R 750 – Kid
  • 2001 Honda CBR1100 – Motherland
  • Campagna T-Rex (reverse trike): T.J.

Torque (2004)

Similar to the Biker Boyz, 2004’s Torque is completely built around underground motorcycle racing. The film has many fans who claim that Torque is the “Fast and Furious” for motorbikes. On the other hand, this movie received mixed reviews from many critics who were real riders.

Featured motorcycles in the movie Torque (2004):

  • Aprilia RSV Mille
  • Honda VTR 1000 SP1
  • Honda CBR 954 RR
  • Triumph Daytona 600 TT
  • Triumph Daytona 955i
  • Yamaha YZF R6
  • Kawasaki 250 Ninja
  • Kawasaki ZX-7R
  • Suzuki GSX-R
  • MTT Y2K
  • Harley Davidsons
  • And many other custom bikes

The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)

Many people say that one of the best motorcycle movies ever made is The Motorcycle Diaries, where Che Guevara rides a 1947 Model 18 Norton bike. He and his friend wanted to travel to North America on this bike.

According to the Time, besides the restored Norton motorcycles some modern Suzuki bikes were also used behind the scenes. Surprisingly, the vintage Norton bikes were far more reliable!

The World’s Fastest Indian (2005)

The World’s Fastest Indian was based on a true story and starred Anthony Hopkins. Sounds good, doesn’t it? Hopkins plays New Zealander Burt Munro, an obsessed rider who worked on his Indian motorcycle for many years in order to set the world speed record.

The bike that Munro rides in The World’s Fastest Indian is a heavily modified 1920 Indian Scout Streamliner.

How fast was the world’s fastest Indian? According to the manufacturer, the official speed record of the “world’s fastest Indian” was 184.087 mph while its unofficial top speed was slightly above 205 mph.

Wild Hogs (2007)

Wild Hogs is a 2007 comedy movie starring William H. Macy, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence, and Tim Allen. The four middle-aged riders leave their lives behind for a while to go on an adventurous motorcycle trip.

Which motorcycles were used in the movie Wild Hogs? You can see four different Harley-Davidson cruisers in this movie, which are as follows:

  • H-D Black Fatboy – Doug
  • H-D FXSTS Springer Softail – Bobby
  • H-D Screamin’ Eagle Fatboy – Woody
  • H-D XL1200C Sportster Custom – Dudley

Besides these masterpieces dedicated to motorcycling, bikes also appear in several other famous movies. For your convenience, we’ve compiled the best motorcycle scenes under one roof!

Motorcycle Scenes in Marvel Movies

Marvel movies are known for amazing tricks and a lot of action. Therefore, a large variety of vehicles appear in them, from spaceships to motorcycles.

What’s more, Captain America is considered to be an avid motorcycle rider, as he virtually rides a Harley-Davidson in each move (as well as in the original comic books.)

Let’s drill into the details and list the best motorcycle scenes in Marvel movies!

Which Bike is Used in Captain America: The First Avenger?

In Captain America: The First Avenger you can see an iconic 1942 Harley-Davidson WLA, which is also called “Liberator.” According to rumors, this nickname comes from WWII, as the soldiers were riding these machines when Europe was liberated.

Where is the original Captain America motorcycle? This original Captain America motorcycle can be seen in a Harley Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

What Kind of Motorcycle Does Captain America Ride in The Avengers?

Unlike in his origin movie, in 2012’s The Avengers Captain America rides a 2012 Harley-Davidson Softail Slim. But it’s good to know that he only used this bike for “personal transport,” meaning that this bike wasn’t part of his official equipment.

Which Motorcycle is in Captain America Winter Soldier?

For the sequel, Steve upgraded his bike again. This means that in 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier you can see a Harley-Davidson Street 750. It’s a fun fact that this bike was revealed only a week before the trailer for this movie was introduced.

Which Bike is Used in Captain America: Civil War?

You can see two different bikes in Captain America: Civil War, a Harley-Davidson Iron 883 as well as a Street 750. These bikes didn’t come directly from the showroom as both were customized for the movie.

Which motorcycle does Bucky drive in Civil War? Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) drives a customized Harley-Davidson Street 750 in this movie. The aftermarket modifications on this bike include a performance exhaust, special shocks, as well as custom LED taillights.

Which Bike Does Captain America Ride in The Avengers: Age of Ultron?

Just like in the afore-mentioned movies, Captain America rides a Harley-Davidson Street 750 again in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. What’s more, the bike already appears in the opening scene:

Which Bike Does Black Widow Ride in the Age of Ultron?

Scarlett Johansson, as Black Widow, rides an electric Harley-Davidson LiveWire motorcycle in the movie Age of Ultron.There are a ton of CGI vehicles and aircraft in this movie, but one of the few real vehicles is surprisingly this motorcycle. The design and features of this electric bike fit perfectly in the scene, as it’s dropped out of a futuristic jet fighter.

Which Motorcycles Are Used in the Ant-Man and the Wasp?

Although they’ve used Harley-Davidsons in many previous movies, Marvel surprised viewers and used Triumph motorcycles in the Ant-Man and the Wasp. The exact bike used in this movie is a Triumph Thruxton R.

Which Motorcycle is in Captain Marvel?

To the delight of many riders, the movie Captain Marvel also features a chopper motorcycle. The bike used in this movie is most likely a 1995 Harley-Davidson Sportster 883.

Iron Man’s Motorcycle

Contrary to popular belief, the bike in Tony Stark’s garage was not built exclusively for this movie. Instead, it’s a custom-built Samurai Chopper manufactured by Zero Engineering. This means that this bike was available directly off-the-shelf for a hefty price tag of $28k.

What Kind of Motorcycle did Wolverine Ride?

You can also see many great motorcycle scenes in the X-Men movies. For instance, in X-Men Origins you can see Wolverine riding on a Harley-Davidson DuoGlide. Who would have thought that a Harley could eventually defeat a helicopter?

Which Motorcycle is in Deadpool?

The motorcycle used in Deadpool is a Ducati 1299 Panigale S, which appears in the “bridge” scene. This bike is powered with a 1285cc, 90-degree L-twin engine that puts out an amazing 205 HP. Besides its extreme engine power, the engine layout also offers an amazing sound!

Does Deadpool have a motorcycle? Though Deadpool doesn’t have his own motorcycle, he rides a Vespa Primavera in 2018’s Deadpool 2. It safe to say that this tiny scooter perfectly fits his character!

Which Motorcycle Was Used in Venom?

When it comes to the exact type of motorcycle used in Venom, there are a lot of misunderstandings out there. This is because in the chase scene Eddie Brock rides a Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle but at the end of the movie in the extra scene it was replaced with a Ducati Scrambler 1100 Special.

Which Motorcycle Does James Bond Ride?

You can see many different motorcycles in the James Bond movies, but the most famous bikes are as follows:

  • BMW R80
  • Honda ATC90 (trike)
  • Yamaha XT500
  • Cagiva W16
  • Harley Davidson 350
  • Yamaha XJ650 Turbo
  • Honda CRF250R
  • Kawasaki Z900
  • BSA Lightning A65-L
  • Honda Montesa Cota 4RT
  • BMW R 1200 Cruiser
  • Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE

Let’s move on and watch some great James Bond motorcycle chases!

Which Motorcycle is Used in Thunderball?

You can see a 1965 BSA Lightning A65-L in the movie Thunderball. However, this bike is not ridden by Bond in this movie! Instead, this motorcycle chases him in his iconic Aston Martin.

Diamonds Are Forever

Sean Connery as James Bond rides a Honda ATC90 in 1971’s Diamonds Are Forever. This machine is actually a trike that features huge fat tires. Consequently, we may even call it a “fat-trike”! Because of the low performance of these machines, this is the slowest motorcycle chase scene you will ever see in a James Bond movie.

Live and Let Die

In the movie Live and Let Die three police officers ride Harley-Davidson 350 motorcycles to catch Bond while he escapes driving a bus.

Motorcycle Used in The Spy Who Loved Me

In 1977’s The Spy Who Loved Me Roger Moore as James Bond escapes in a Lotus Esprit while he’s chased by a Kawasaki Z900. The sidecar of this bike was actually a bomb powered by a rocket. Fortunately, it did not hit the target, so Bond finally escaped. As always!

Featured Bikes in the Movie For Your Eyes Only

In For Your Eyes Only, You can see James Bond skiing on ski slopes while hunted by two Yamaha XT500s.

Which Motorcycle is Used in Never Say Never Again?

In 1983’s Never Say Never Again you can see Sean Connery as Bond riding a Yamaha XJ650 Turbo. This bike featured a 653cc, four-cylinder, turbocharged engine that put out 90 HP.

Motorcycles Used in Octopussy

In the next 007 movie, 1983’s Octopussy Bond drives in an Alfa Romeo GTV6 while a policeman chases him on a BMW R80. In another chase scene, he escapes in a Tuk-Tuk, which can do wheelies and huge jumps without any issues. Not bad from a Tuk-Tuk!

Which Motorcycle is Used in Goldeneye?

In the opening scene of 1995’s Goldeneye, you can see Pierce Brosnan as James Bond riding a Cagiva W16 in Russia. The stuntman in these motorcycle scenes was Eddie Kidd.

Which Motorcycle Does James Bond Ride in Tomorrow Never Dies?

In the 007 movie, Tomorrow Never Dies James Bond drives a BMW R 1200 Cruiser. Or to be more precise, there were 15 of this same bike used in the movie and 12 of them were destroyed during filming.

Which Motorcycle Does James Bond Ride in No Time to Die?

The movie No Time to Die starred Daniel Craig and a Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE. Besides this bike, the crew used some other Triumph motorcycles like the Tiger 900.

Which Motorcycle is Used in the Movie Quantum of Solace?

You can see James Bond riding on a Honda Montesa Cota 4RT in the movie Quantum of Solace. Although in the movie it looks like an aged scrambler, this model is actually a modern motorcycle specially designed for trail riding.

Which is the Motorcycle Used in Skyfall?

Since many of the motorcycle chase scenes were filmed on top of roofs (yes, literally), the moviemakers wanted a lightweight and highly versatile bike. That’s why they chose the Honda CRF250R, a single-cylinder, liquid-cooled dirt bike. You can see Daniel Craig riding this bike in the opening scene of Skyfall. Besides this bike, the camera crew also used two Honda CRF450R to be able to follow the riders.

Other Famous Action Motorcycle Scenes

Motorcycles in the Movie Blade: Trinity

In the movie Blade: Trinity Jessica Biel and Wesley Snipes ride two Buell XB 12R Firebolts. These motorcycles were powered by 103 HP, V-twin engines, but sadly in the movie, they sound like inline-fours.

Which Motorcycle Was Used in Pulp Fiction?

The motorcycle used in Pulp Fiction is a 1986 Harley-Davidson FXR Super Glide. The bike featured a FatBob tank with custom paint, aftermarket air filters, and high apehanger handlebars. The bike also lacks fenders. In this movie Bruce Willis (Butch) steals this bike after the shop scene. As he says: „It’s a chopper, baby!”

What Kind of Motorcycle Did Will Smith Ride in I, Robot?

In the movie, I, Robot, Will Smith rides an MV Agusta F4-SPR 750. This motorcycle was very rare as only 300 of them were manufactured in 2004. This machine is powered by a 750cc, 147 HP engine and offers a top speed of 175 mph.

What Kind of Motorcycle Does Jacob Ride in Twilight?

In Twilight Jacob rides a black dual-sport motorcycle. It features a smaller air-cooled single-cylinder engine. The exact type of the bike is unfortunately unknown.

What Kind of Motorcycle is Used in Ghost Rider?

In Ghost Rider, you can see a custom-made hardtail chopper. This motorcycle was called “Grace” but its name changes to “Hell Cycle” when it is in action. The measurements of this bike are impressive as it was no less than 11-feet long and 50 inches high. Also, it weighed more than 500 pounds. (The biggest stock choppers are typically 7-8 feet long.)

Is the Ghost Rider bike real?

Yes, contrary to popular belief there was a real bike used in Ghost Rider. Many people believe that this bike was generated by CGI because the entire movie relies heavily on this technology.

How much does the Ghost Rider bike cost? As you might guess, the Ghost Rider bike was pretty expensive as it was built for $300,000.

What Motorcycle Does Trinity Ride in the Matrix?

In the Matrix: Reloaded Trinity rides a Ducati 996 in the highway chase scene. Powered by a 996cc, L-twin engine, this bike provides 112 HP.

What Kind of Motorcycle did Tom Cruise Ride in the Movie Top G u n?

In the legendary Top G u n Pete “Maverick” Mitchell acted by Tom Cruise rides a Kawasaki Ninja GPZ900R. No doubt that due to this movie countless GPZ900R were sold, accompanied by aviator sunglasses and bomber jackets of course!

Oblivion Motorcycle Scene

Sticking to Tom Cruise, in the movie Oblivion he drives a customized Honda CRF450. Because of the futuristic body kit, the bike is hardly recognizable! Besides its custom fairings, the sound of the bike was also replaced, as it sounds like an electric machine. In reality, it’s a single-cylinder, four-stroke dirt bike, which is pretty loud!

Which Motorcycle Was Used in Jurassic World?

In the famous “riding with raptors” scene in Jurassic World, you can see Owen driving a Triumph Scrambler. This motorcycle features an 865cc, twin-cylinder engine, and matte green paint.

Which Motorcycle Does John Wick Ride in John Wick 3?

In 2019’s John Wick 3: Parabellum John rides a Yamaha MT-09. This bike is powered by an 847cc, inline-three, four-stroke engine that puts out 114 HP.

Which Motorcycle Was Used in The Kissing Booth?

The featured motorcycle in the movie The Kissing Both is a Honda VT 750C Shadow. This V-twin cruiser offers 44 HP and a top speed of 94 mph.

Which Motorcycle Was Used in The Dark Knight?

In the movie, The Dark Knight Bruce Wayne rides an MV Agusta F4 1078 to visit Melvin. However, when he’s Batman he uses a huge custom-built motorcycle, called “Batpod.” For this movie, there were six Batpods for different purposes.

Which Motorcycle is in The Accountant?

The motorcycle in The Accountant is a Confederate B120 Wraith. This bike is built by Confederate Motorcycles, which is a small and lesser-known boutique manufacturer.

Motorcycle in the Movie Courier

In the movie Courier, Olga Kurylenko rides a BMW S1000R motorcycle. It’s a naked version of the popular full-faired BMW S1000RR sportbike.

What’s the Motorcycle in K i l l Bill?

Beatrix Kiddo acted by Uma Trumann rides a yellow Kawasaki ZZR 250 sportbike in the movie K i l l Bill.

What Kind of Motorcycle did Bradley Cooper Ride in the Movie A Star is Born?

Bradley Cooper rides a Harley-Davidson CVO Pro in the movie A Star Is Born.

Which Bikes Are Used in the Movie Gemini Man?

In Gemini Man, the starring motorcycles are three Honda CRF dirt bikes. The older one is surprisingly painted Kawasaki-green. All of these bikes are customized and turned into supermotos, which means they feature a set of smaller wheels with street tires.

What are the Motorcycles in Mission: Impossible 2?

There are two different motorcycle models used in the movie Mission: Impossible 2, a Triumph Speed Triple, and a Triumph Daytona 955i.

Which Motorcycle is Used in Mission Impossible: Fallout?

A BMW R nineT Scrambler motorcycle was used in the Mission Impossible: Fallout. Tom Cruise rides this bike in Paris, but unfortunately, he crashes it at the end of the chase scene.

Which Motorcycles Were Used in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation?

In Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation you can see Tom Cruise on a black BMW S1000RR superbike. No helmet or other protection, just the essential aviator sunglasses. As usual!

Which Motorcycle is Used in Hobbs and Shaw?

In the movie, Hobbs and Show Idris Elba and his team ride slightly modified Triumph Speed Triple motorcycles. The most recognizable aftermarket modification on these bikes is the custom LED headlight. This makes the bike look more evil, which better fits the character of the bad guys.

Which Motorcycle is Used in 6 Underground?

It seems that this Triumph model is a really popular choice in Hollywood, as Triumph Speed Triple motorcycles are used in the movie 6 Underground as well. One of these customized machines was made by Richmond’s Classified Moto. It’s a fun fact that this company provided Darryl’s motorcycle in The Walking Dead.

Which Motorcycle Does Angelina Jolie Ride in the Movie Salt?

It may surprise you, but the featured motorcycle in the movie, Salt is also a Triumph Street Triple R. In this movie Evelyn Salt (Angelina Jolie) plays a CIA officer who has to clear her name after she was accused of being a double agent.

Who Built the Bikes for the Expendables?

The custom bikes for the Expendables were built by Bourget’s Bike Work. According to the manufacturer, Stallone chose 10 of their bikes along with other motorcycles for this movie. What’s more, Bourget’s bikes also appear in the movie Expendables 2. You can see all of these amazing choppers under one roof in this “tattoo scene.”

Besides these custom-built bikes, Lee Christmas, played by Jason Statham, also rides a Ducati Desmosedici RR in the movie Expendables. This street-legal racing replica is powered by a 989cc, V4 engine that puts out an amazing 200 HP.

Which Motorcycle is Used in Resident Evil: Extinction?

The featured motorcycle in the movie Resident Evil: Extinction is a BMW K1200R ridden by Alice (Milla Jovovich). Powered by a 1147cc, inline-four engine, the K1200R offers an amazing 163 HP and a top speed of 128 mph.

Which Motorcycle is in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter?

In the sequel, Alice’s bike was replaced, but it seems the franchise sticks to BMW. Therefore, in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter you can see a BMW S 1000 XR, the first adventure bike of the European manufacturer.

Which Motorcycle Does Milla Jovovich Ride in Ultraviolet?

You can also see Milla Jovovich riding a BMW in her other movie, Ultraviolet. In this action sci-fi, the featured motorcycle is a BMW R 1150 R. The power source of this bike is a 1130cc, two-cylinder boxer engine that delivers 95 HP.

What Kind of Motorcycle Does Hagrid Ride?

Motorcycles are often used in fantasy films as well, and Harry Potter is no exception. In the movie, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Hagrid rides a 1959 Triumph 650 T 120 Bonneville.

The other motorcycle used in Harry Potter is a 2009 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, which can be seen in the escape scene of the movie Deathly Hallows: part 1. According to this fan page, the crew originally wanted to get a sidecar from Royal Enfield, but in the end, they attached a Watsonian sidecar to a stock Bullet 500.

The Motorcycle in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

In the US-released, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Lisbeth Sanders rides a customized Honda CB350 café racer. In contrast, in the original Swedish movie, they used a dirt bike. It’s safe to say that both of these bikes fit perfectly with her character!

Motorcycles in the Movie Creed

In another famous motorcycle movie scene, Adonis runs accompanied by a lot of kids on dirt bikes and ATVs in the movie Creed. Sadly, the exact type of these machines is unknown.

Motorcycle in the Movie Robocop (2014)

In 2014’s Robocop the motorcycle used is actually a Kawasaki 1000. The bike was heavily modified so it’s hardly recognizable. The chassis was stretched out and it got custom fairings and saddle. Because of the bigger dimensions, the gear shift, pegs, and handlebars were also relocated. Finally, it was painted black, which totally fits Robocop’s uniform.

Motorcycles in the Movie Transformers

Contrary to popular opinion, the bike used in Transformers: The Last Knight is not entirely CGI. Instead, it’s a P51 Combat Fighter manufactured by Confederate Motors Inc. Of course, in many scenes this bike transforms into a CGI-generated “live” machine.

What is the name of the motorcycle transformer? The name of this motorcycle transformer is Mohawk, whose character is actually a little annoying transformer punk. When Mohawk turns into a regular motorcycle, you can actually see a real P51 Combat Fighter.

Another memorable Transformers motorcycle scene is the “bike shop scene” in Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen, where you can see some 2004 Big Bear Venom Pro Street Motorcycles. These bikes are in a custom motorcycle shop owned by Mikaela’s father.

Which Motorcycle is in Tron: Legacy?

The real motorcycle in Tron: Legacy is a Ducati Sport 1000 Biposto, which Sam Flynn rides on the street.

The Motorcycle Used in the Inglorious Basterds

A vintage military motorcycle used in Inglorious Basterds is a 1939 BMW R71 with a sidecar.

Priest Motorcycle Scene

The motorcycle used in the movie Priest is a Suzuki Gladius 650, although this is not recognizable at all. This is because the machine was completely customized for this movie. It features drag swingarms to extend the wheelbase as well as futuristic bodywork.

What is the Motorcycle in A Good Year?

The motorcycle used in the movie A Good Year is a Harley-Davidson FLSTS Softail Heritage Springer.

Motorcycle Scenes in Comedies

Motorcycle Scene in the Movie “Yes Man”

You can see a Ducati in the movie Yes Man, where Jim Carry rides a Ducati Hypermotard 1100. Although in this case the scene is very nice and features a lot of stunts like wheelies and burnouts, many Ducati fans complain of the sound of the bike.

Why? This is because in the movie the legendary metallic Ducati L-twin sound was replaced with an inline-four exhaust soundtrack.

For most viewers this is not a big deal, but for motorcycle enthusiasts, this is nothing but a sin!

Dumb and Dumber

In this movie, Jim Carry rides something less powerful. “The Hog,” a weird little motorcycle featured in Dumb And Dumber, is actually a modified Taco 22 minibike.

Which Motorcycle Was Used in Baywatch?

In 2017’s Baywatch Zac Efron rides a Suzuki TU 250 X. This small bike is powered by a 249cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine, which puts out about 20 HP.

Kick-Ass 2 Motorcycle Scene

The starring motorcycle in Kick-Ass 2 is a Ducati 1199 Panigale. This bike features a 1198cc, L-twin power source that provides no less than 195 HP. At the time of its release, this Ducati was the most powerful twin-cylinder bike on the market!

What Kind of Motorcycles Were Used in CHIPS?

When it comes to the original TV show, there were many different motorcycles used in CHIPS like Kawasaki KZ900-C2, Z1-P, or a Kawasaki KZ1000-C1 in the 3rd season.

Which motorcycles were used in 2017’s CHIPS? The remake of this movie hit cinemas in 2017 and was directed by Dax Shepard. Bikes? The featured motorcycles in 2017’s CHIPS are a BMW R1200RT-P and Ducati Hypermotards 821.

Featured Bike in Hitman’s Bodyguard

Similar to other action movies made at the same time, in Hitman’s Bodyguard the starring motorcycle is a Triumph Speed Triple. This 2017’s movie is an action-comedy starring Samuel L. Jackson, and Ryan Reynolds.

The Green Hornet

In the Green Hornet, you can see a custom Harley-Davidson V-Rod Muscle motorcycle. It features a LEAD headlight and a matte-black paint job.

Vintage Motorcycle Movie Scenes

Moped in 1953’s Roman Holiday

In Roman Holiday, you can see Audrey Hepburn riding on a Vespa 125. This 1953’s romantic comedy was directed by William Wyler.

Which Motorcycles Were Used in Grease 2?

In Grease 2 you can see a modified Honda CL350 Scrambler. This bike was also known as Honda CL77 and was in production from 1965 to 1968.

The Born Losers

Vicky’s motorcycle in the movie The Born Losers is a 1965 Yamaha YDS 3 250. This bike also appears in the sequel of this movie.

Which Motorcycle Was Used in Big Jake?

Staying with older motorcycle movies, we also have to mention Big Jake. This western movie was released in 1971 and was directed by George Sherman. There were a lot of motorcycles used in Big Jake, all of them were Harley-Davidsons powered by Montesa engines.

Which Motorcycle Was Used in Mad Max?

In 1977’s Mad Max Goose rides a futuristic 1977 Kawasaki KZ 1000. The body of the bike was customized by La Parisienne, but sadly the company has since gone out of business.

Which Motorcycle Was Used in the Movie Rumble Fish?

The motorcycle starring in the movie Rumble Fish is a 1981 Kawasaki 440 LTD. It’s a lesser-known fact that this 1983 drama was directed by Coppola. Oldie but goodie!

What is the Motorcycle Used in Timerider (1982)

In 1982’s Timerider the featured motorcycle is a Honda XR600. In this movie, a motorcycle racer is teleported back to the mid-1800s in a time-travel experiment where he has to fight with criminals. It’s a great and unique mixed cowboy-motorcycle movie!

Which Bike is in Terminator?

This won’t be a complete list of the best motorcycle movie scenes without mentioning the Terminator. In the first movie, 1984’s Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger rides a Honda CB750 Four. This bike was modified and turned into a “Café racer.”

Which Bike is in Terminator 2?

In the sequel of this movie the featured bike was replaced with something more American. This is why the featured bike in Terminator 2 is a 1991 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy. What’s more, Schwarzenegger (as T-800) selects the perfect bike from some different models in a parking lot. Finally, he (it?) ends up with a Harley.

Which Motorcycle is Used in Rambo: First Blood?

Rambo’s motorcycle in First Blood is a 1982 Yamaha XT250. This dual-sport bike features a single-cylinder, 249cc, air-cooled engine that produced only 17 HP.

Which Type of Motorcycle is Used in Judge Dredd?

You can see Judge Dredd riding on a heavily customized Suzuki GSX 750S, called “Lawmaster.” The bike features an extended chassis and custom fairings. In the original (1995) Dredd movie the featured heavy-duty bike was built on a Kawasaki KLX650, but this machine was used exclusively in stunts. The other bikes ridden by Stallone looked the same but were powered by generator motors. Therefore, these machines were pretty slow.

Street Hawk

Although it’s a television series, we can’t skip Street Hawk, in which you can see a 1984 HondaXR500

Motorcycle Scene in Purple Rain

Besides Prince, of course, the other star of Purple Rain is a heavily customized 1981 Honda CM400 Hondamatic. This bike has a custom Craig Vetter fairing, and of course, a purple paint job. The machine also features a sissy bar behind the passenger seat and high handlebars. This custom purple Honda has become a well-known icon in motorcycle movie history.

Which Motorcycle Was in Cool as Ice?

In the legendary 1991 Cool as Ice, the motorcycle of Vanilla Ice was a Suzuki GSX-R750M, while his buddies rode two Kawasaki ZX-750Rs. Both of these were good bikes in their time!

Featured Motorcycle in My Own Private Idaho

In the movie, My Own Private Idaho Keanu Reeves rides a 1974 Norton Commando.  In the movie, he’s heading south from Toronto to Florida. It’s a fun fact that this bike was actually owned by Reeves, who is an avid motorcycle rider and collector.

Motorcycle Movie Scene in True Lies

In 1994’s True Lies the starring motorcycle is a Kawasaki GPZ 500. Powered by a 498cc, 2-cylinder engine, this bike offered 60 HP and a top speed of 125 mph.

Which Motorcycle is in the Movie Fled?

If you are a Ducati fan, don’t miss 1996’s Fled, as in this film you can see a Ducati 916. This fully-faired superbike is powered by a 90-degree L-twin engine that produces 114 HP. This legendary Italian motorcycle was manufactured from 1994 to 1998.


In 2002’s Rollerball, the players actually use a heavily modified Gas-Gas trial motorcycle.


This is our short list of the best motorcycle movie scenes ever made. We hope you enjoyed it!


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