Why Do People Ride Motorcycles?
As adults, hobbies come in all shapes and forms. In this case, it’s fast-paced high-speed adrenaline-seeking motorcycles. Motorcycles might be a dealbreaker for some people given that the total of motorcyclists that pass away every year is more or less 5 thousand people in the US alone. But thrill-seekers just love the speed and excitement that these two-wheeled vehicles bring.The smell of gasoline and adrenaline is nothing compared to other vehicles like e-scooters, which are actually hated by some people, read about it on lordping.co.uk.
Despite the lack of protection compared to road cars, there are various reasons why people indulge in this kind of hobby. For starters, motorbikes look cool. They provide a dice of edginess to one’s personality that cannot be given by the average station wagon. According to bikers, biking lets them experience freedom on a whole other level.
Who are some famous people that ride motorcycles?
• Ewan McGregor
Who would have thought the Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi rides motorcycles instead of starfighters? And not only does he ride them, but he is a big name in the biking community. Ewan McGregor also hosted his own famous travel TV series called Long Way Down with Charlie Boorman. Because of his love for the hobby, he became the brand ambassador for Moto Guzzi.
• Olivia Munn
Famously known for her roles in Deliver Us From Evil (2014) and X-Men: Apocalypse (2016). Olivia Munn has always portrayed a tough woman in her roles, but surprisingly she also plays a role of a biker in real life. Considering the statistics that the percentage of women that are bikers are only a total of 19% of all bikers. This only proves that she is in-fact a badass not just on the big screen but also in real life. Olivia Munn drives a Yamaha XV 125 Virago which is more powerful than some male bikers can handle.
• Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds may be equally known for both his comedy chops and action roles, but the Deadpool star still has more to offer. Ryan Reynolds is also known for his expensive vintage motorcycle collection, some of his bikes are the likes of Custom Honda CB750, Triumph Bonneville, Ducati Paul Smart, 1962 BMW R60, 1964 Triumph 650, Triumph Thruxton.
These models can easily be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. His 1962 BMW R60 has a sidecar that can go for around $35,000.00 USD without a sidecar. No one would spend thousands of dollars on a hobby if they’re not passionate about it. Ryan Reynolds is the real deal.
• Bradley Cooper
Bradley Cooper is famously known for his roles in the Hangover Trilogy, The A-Team, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and A Star is Born. Along with Ryan Reynold, he is also an avid fan of Triumph Bonneville motorcycles. According to Bradley Cooper, whenever he is on a shoot, he rents a motorbike to let out some steam all around the world. Talk about dedication.
• Tom Cruise
Everyone has seen Tom Cruise pilot planes, drive fast cars, and do crazy stunts, so it is already a given that he must like the adrenaline that motorbikes bring. He has made movies with motorcycle scenes where he drives them himself such as the Mission Impossible franchise and Knight and Day. He also is a bike collector, some of which he has already driven in his movies. He has a BMW S1000 RR that he has driven on Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation. Among his collections are the likes of Vyrus 987 C3 4V which he paid $103,000.00 USD for, a Kawasaki GPZ900R which he rode on the movie Top Gun, Triumph Speed Triple and Triumph Bonneville which he both rode in Mission: Impossible III, Honda CRF450X which he rode in the film Oblivion, a Ducati 999R, Ducati Desmosedici RR, a Confederate Hellcat which he also rode in Mission: Impossible III, and a BMW R nineT which he rode in Mission Impossible: Fallout. It looks like Tom Cruise loves riding bikes so much that every single bike that he rides in his movies is an automatic purchase.
• Alanis Morisette
Yes. Another part of the 19% statistic. The famous singer Alanis Morisette is also a biker and is a big fan of Ducatis. Alanis Morisette is known for her songs such as Ironic, Hand in my Pocket, Head Over Feet, and more. She has been spotted riding along the streets of LA riding several models of Ducatis such as the Ducati Monster. Her collection includes the very renowned model Ducati S4RS.
• Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling may have played a romantic in the film The Notebook, but he is also one massive Petrolhead. Ryan Gosling starred in a 2 decade-old film The Place Beyond the Pines and has displayed his massive obsession with bikes where he did most of his riding scenes on his own. Ryan Gosling owns a Honda CRF series motorcycle.
• Tom Hardy
One of the recent additions to the list. Tom Hardy became a fan of motorcycles only recently during the first Venom movie where he plays a troubled anti-hero named Eddie Brock. His love for motorcycles has manifested during the shooting of the movie where he had a lot of bike scenes. Tom Hardy has been said to be seen riding a Mutt Motorcycle around London. Because of this Tom Hardy made sure that he had a red Ducati on the sequel to the Venom Movie namely Venom: Let There Be Carnage, where he was also seen driving around in.
• Keanu Reeves
People know Keanu Reeves as a really nice guy in real life. He also played a badass hellbent on revenge named John Wick. Keanu Reeves has a very extensive and decorated acting career, but not everyone knows that he has founded an American motorcycle manufacturing company alongside Gard Hollinger called Arch Motorcycle Company, LLC based in Hawthorne, California, USA. He also has an extensive collection. Keanu Reeves owns a Suzuki GS1100E, Suzuki GSX-R750, BMW R75/6 (1974), Kawasaki KZ 900, Harley-Davidson Shovelhead (1984) amongst many others that he has bought and sold whilst filming away from home. His bike manufacturing company has manufactured some of the best motorcycles around.