Motorcycles are inherently cool, there’s just no getting away from it and if you don’t believe us, then why would some of the world’s biggest stars be riding them?
There’s a whole host of famous faces who claim to love motorcycles, but these 13 celebrities are diehard fans of a two wheeler and love nothing more than cruising down the road on their chosen motorcycle.
This singer and actor may not be the first celebrity to pop into your mind when talking about famous people who ride bikes? But Justin Timberlake’s love for motorcycles has seen him collect an array of bikes during his time in the spotlight, including a custom Harley-Davison that he rode to launch an Italian restaurant over a decade ago. And who better to show off just how cool motorbikes are than Justin Timberlake?
Ewan McGregor is a massive name in the biking community. Especially adventure riding after his famous travel TV series called Long Way Round and Long Way Down with Charley Boorman. Although Ewan loves adventure riding. He also has a place in his heart for classic bikes and is brand ambassador for Moto Guzzi.
You may be thinking doesn’t Richard Hammond love cars, not bikes? But you’d be wrong. The former Top Gear presenter clearly loves engines in all different sizes and has been riding bikes since he was 16-years old, first starting out on a Honda MTX50.
The Gran Tour presenter may have car themed adventures with Jeremy Clarkson and James May, but his bike collection is said to include an XL100, CBX750F, ZZ-R600, CBR1000F., a 1927 Sunbeam and a Ducati 916.
Arguably the most famous face on this list, David Beckham is often pictured on one his array of cruisers including Triumphs and chopped Harleys. The football and global icon really stamped his naming in the biking community when he rode a modified T100 Bonneville in his BBC documentary Into the Unknown when he travelled around the Amazon in Brazil with his friends.
The Hollywood actor loves motorcycles so much it is said that he hires one out wherever he is in the world while shooting Hollywood blockbusters such as A Star is Born and The Hangover franchise. Cooper, who also stars in the Guardians of the Galaxy films, is a big proponent of the Triumph Bonneville.
Actress Olivia Munn has had a connection with motorcycles for decades now, after all one of her brothers does own a custom motorcycle shop, but she grew up a little wary of bikes.
Munn was an adult when she first started riding and has admitted riding a bike in traffic was just too scary, so she preferred to circle her neighbourhood when no one was looking. Clearly, she got used riding it since she can now be seen on two wheels on public roads.
You may be forgiven for thinking that Tom Cruise only rides motorcycles for his movies, such as the Mission Impossible franchise, yet the actor rides bikes on his own time when not performing stunts in his films.
Cruise is also a bike collector and has been passionate about them since he was a child. His favourite bikes include the Vyrus 987 C3 V4.
Isn’t it ironic how the singer whose most famous song sees her driving a car in the music video, actually loves motorcycles more? Alanis Morissette is known to be a big fan of Ducatis, having been spotted on the streets of LA riding a few different models, including the S4RS.
It’s not news that Jay Leno loves all kinds of cars and motorcycles and that he has one of the most impressive collections in the world which includes around 100 motorbikes.
His bike collection includes rare models like the 1931 Henderson Four and the 1999 Y2K which allegedly once melted the bumper of the car behind him while waiting for the light to turn green.
Ryan Reynolds started riding motorcycles when he was 15-years old starting out on a Honda CB750 and has been in love with bikes ever since. He is passionate about cafe racers and has several custom made bikes made by some of the world’s most famous builders like Deus Ex Machina and Kott and is often seen riding the streets of Los Angeles on his favourite two wheelers.
Out of all the names on this list, Matrix star Keanu Reeves might be the uber fan among these celebrities. He loves motorcycles so much that in 2011 he started his own high-end American motorcycle company Arch Motorcycle along with Gard Hollinger. Nine years later the manufacturer make some of the coolest bikes around.
Hardy hasn’t been riding as long as the others on this list, but he has made riding with a CBT licence cool. The actor was spotted several times in London last year on his Mutt motorcycle, we wonder if his love of motorcycles comes after he starred in the 2018 movie Venom, which has several famous motorcycle stunt scenes.
Gosling along with Bradley Cooper are arguably Hollywood’s two biggest “petrolheads” and Gosling showed off his love for motorcycles in the 2012 movie The Place Beyond the Pines. While many actors would be more than happy for stunt riders to perform their driving scenes, the actor rather enthusiastically stated he wanted to do as many of the riding scenes as the filming schedule would allow.
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