10 Of The Coolest Rides Ever Ridden on Screen
We have handpicked some of the raddest bikes to have been ridden in a slick sequence on the screen. Check out our picks in the gallery below!
Some of the best moments in cinema are chase sequences; an adrenaline-infused race against the clock to either flee or follow. While these are great and will definitely be on this list, they should not overshadow the more minimalistic moments where a character chooses to ride off into the sunset or take a leisurely gallop on a beloved hog. The focus here is hog—bikes that allow full view of their respective riders. Actors on motorcycles make way for a more dramatic ride and overall sequence; facial expressions and body language playing a much larger role than they would have hidden behind the steering wheel of a car. The sense of thrill and serenity are elevated —environment playing a key role in the more vulnerable motorcyclist’s journey.
There are some films you can’t think of without your mind wandering to that time a particular character took a ride on a memorable bike. Both the moments and motorcycles will be highlighted here; the bike, rider, and circumstances all playing a huge role in the coolness of a ride.
Honorable Mention: Steve McQueen on a 1961 Triumph TR6 Trophy Bird in The Great Escape (1963).