Does Your Favorite Celebrity Ride A Motorcycle?
Did you know some of your favorite celebrities can ride motorcycles? Here are shots of them and others who perhaps you didn’t realize enjoy the two-wheeled life like the rest of us.
Actor Keanu Reeves: It should come as no surprise that the actor who plays such badass characters like John Wick and is a co-founder of a motorcycle company, Arch Motorcycle, would be an avid motorcyclist. I have personally seen him riding around the track at a company track day. Here he is riding the Arch KRGT-1.
Actor Ryan Reynolds: His passion for motorcycles is verbalized in the Invite the Unexpected film by Bryan Rowland, where he states that “I feel 100 percent that there is a spiritual connection to riding a bike. You’re at play with the environment, you are in essence, I think, meditating.”
Actor Ewan McGregor: In 2013, Ewan McGregor was part of a Moto Guzzi ad campaign and has owned at least 10 Moto Guzzis. In fact, in May, Moto Guzzi announced the actor as the ambassador for the V85TT. You might also remember that he made a 19,000-mile trip around the world with Charley Boorman in the “Long Way Round” series.
Comedian/Host Jay Leno: This one is probably no surprise to you, because Jay Leno has been a lifelong a petrol head. Oftentimes two wheels are featured in his series “Jay Leno’s Garage” and in this behind-the-scenes image he is on set for the ride aboard the Motus MSTR.
Comedian Alonzo Bodden: Comedian Alonzo Bodden has made an appearance in “Jay Leno’s Garage,” and like Jay Leno, he has a personal collection of bikes as well. It isn’t nearly as extensive as Leno’s, but regardless, it’s more than most of us will ever have in our garage. Back in 2013 we crossed paths with his Triumph Rocket III that you see here.
Wrestler Bill Goldberg: Bill Goldberg is shown here at the 26th annual Toyota Pro Celebrity race in Long Beach, but in the past had West Coast Choppers build a custom Dominator and has owned a wide variety of other motorcycles.
Actor Tom Cruise: It is reported that Tom Cruise takes stunting into his own hands and here he is riding on the streets of Paris for the sixth Mission: Impossible movie.
Actors George Clooney and Woody Harrelson: In 2010, George Clooney and Woody Harrelson were spotted taking a ride around Lake Como. However, in 2018, Clooney experienced a near-fatal motorcycle accident in Italy after which, according to an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he says that “I can let go of motorcycle riding for a little while.”
Actor Matthew McConaughey: In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Matthew McConaughey showed his support by attending the Relief Spark effort in Van Nuys, California, aboard a Triumph Thunderbird Sport.
Actor Dax Shepard: Dax Shepard saddled up for the role as CHP officer Jon Baker in the comedy CHiPs. He and co-star Michael Peña are shown here aboard BMW R 1200 RTs. GoSeeTalk interviewed Shepard where he stated, “My first love is motorsports, far above movies or comedy.”
Actor Orlando Bloom: Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean star Orlando Bloom rides; here he is about to hop on a brand-new Husqvarna Vitpilen 701. In fact, in a story on the Husqvarna website, he says that “Riding is a way to escape, to think, and focus,” and that “Now I ride because I want to, not because I have to.” The moto enthusiast is also a brand ambassador of the Austrian motorcycle manufacturer.
Tim Allen, John Travolta, and Ray Liotta
Actors Tim Allen, John Travolta, and Ray Liotta: In a Hollywood.com interview, a favorite part about filming the Wild Hogs movie, according to Tim Allen, was riding the motorcycles. Here he is with John Travolta and Ray Liotta at the premiere of the film when it debuted in London.
Black Keys Band Member Dan Auerbach: As part of the two-man crew of the Black Keys, you might think Dan Auerbach’s passions lie only in soulful rock music, but Auerbach is also a vintage Harley-Davidson collector.
Maroon 5 Singer Adam Levine: Did you know the Maroon 5 singer and “The Voice” host swings a leg over two wheels? You can find quite a few videos of him taking his motorcycles for rides in Hollywood. This shot is of him in Malibu on a Harley-Davidson.
Singer Cher: Cher is also a Badge and Banner rider. According to a tweet response, the singer said “Always loved Bikes & bikers (1st Harley ride 14).” Here she is at a 1994 Christmas parade on Rodeo Drive.
Actor/Producer/Singer Mark Wahlberg: Moto enthusiast Mark Wahlberg lent his support a couple years back for the Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis and has since been an ambassador for Indian Motorcycles. In a WWD interview, Wahlberg stated that he “rode around a lot when I was a kid, but you know, not often enough,” and further, “It’s great because my sons like to ride little 50s [dirt bikes], and we live in a gated community so we ride around the neighborhood. If I am given the okay, I love riding around in the canyons.”
Steve Jones and Paul Simonon
Sex Pistols Guitarist Steve Jones and The Clash Bassist Paul Simonon: In a Cycle World interview, Jonesy “started out stealing Vespas and Lambrettas when [he] was 11” and at “16 or 17, signed some papers, and just took the bike, a Honda 650 with the four pipes.” Later he stated that “There was nothing like it, catching the California motorcycle bug.” This image is of Clash bassist Paul Simonon (left) and Jones on Harleys in the late ’80s.
Rhythm Guitarist for Billy Idol, Billy Morrison: Billy Morrison’s father raced in the Isle of Man TT and his uncle was a grand prix racer, so the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree in terms of being a motorcycle enthusiast. Here Morrison is posing with two of his main passions, motorcycles and guitars.
Musician Billy Idol: Billy Morrison and Billy Idol have shared in some riding experiences together and, according to Morrison, the rockstar duo had “some amazing riding experiences.” Here, the two are sharing some saddle time.
Rush Drummer Neil Peart: The Rush drummer took to the streets on his BMW motorcycle between shows for Rush’s 30th anniversary tour. Peart covered 21,000 miles and rode through 19 countries. Here he is riding in Washington state’s Shady Pass.
Pink: According to a listicle by Ranker.com, pop star Pink owns a Triumph Bonneville T100 and a Harley-Davidson Sportster XL Iron 883N. It also doesn’t hurt that she has a built-in riding buddy with her husband, professional freestyle motocross rider and motorcycle custom builder Carey Hart.
Stephen King: This one actually surprised us, much like his books. Apparently, horror author Stephen King was a big fan of the TV series “Sons of Anarchy” and played a cameo in the third season, allured by the chance to ride a bright red Road Glide. The Guardian found that King has “ridden bikes since he was 22 and currently owns a Heritage Softail from 1986.”