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25 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Are Real-Life Motorcycle Owners

Cameron EittreimMarch 15, 2022

The motorcycle is often more than just a mode of transportation; it’s also a status symbol. Having a motorcycle can invoke a sense of freedom that owning a car alone simply does not. Celebrities have a lot of discretionary income, and the motorcycle is often one of the first toys they add to their vehicle collection. Custom motorcycles have been a hot commodity for celebrities since the early 2000s. There seems to be a slowdown in this popularity either.

You’d think a celebrity would drive around in a limousine but that isn’t always the case. For celebrities who live in urban areas such as Santa Monica and Venice Beach, it isn’t uncommon to see them riding around town on a motorcycle. Then there are the celebs who simply collect motorcycles as a sort of status symbol. We took a look at the celebrities who are real-life motorcycle owners right here.

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25: Olivia Munn

If the name Olivia Munn doesn’t ring a bell at first, it’s because she started as a model. Since then, though, she’s become a well-known actress and television journalist. Surprisingly enough, though, before she got into acting, she was also an avid motorcyclist. She rode her bike on all kinds of long rides through the countryside as her parents taught her how to ride at an early age (via Brain Bucket).

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Her bike of choice is a Yamaha sportbike, but she has been photographed with all types of bikes. She admitted in television interviews that riding as an adult was scary. She has been photographed more than once riding her bike around the streets of L.A. and adores the experience.

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24: Ewan McGregor

McGregor is a well-known actor who has also made a name for himself as a biker. While his first claim to fame was playing the role of Obi-Wan in The Phantom Menace, he has since been a focal point in quite a few major motion pictures. Ewan McGregor has a bike of choice, and it is the Moto Guzzi. So much so that he has become a brand ambassador to the motorcycle maker and continues to represent to this day (via Brain Bucket).

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He can routinely be seen riding his various bikes around the city streets. Sure, his acting chops are some of the best in the business. But what he likes to do is enjoy the fruits of his labor and take one of his bikes out for a great ride. His Moto Guzzi is perhaps one of the most unique motorcycles you can get.

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23: Keanu Reeves

Reeves makes it no secret that he enjoys riding motorcycles and driving classic cars. His ‘John Wick’ movies have showcased him driving a classic Mustang sports car, and that covers half of his collection. He has also expressed his love for motorcycles, more so than in recent years. He’s so hands-on with his motorcycle that he decided to form a motorcycle building company, Arch Motorcycle Company (via Brain Bucket).

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Now he is one of the few celebrities in the world who can just build his hand-picked bikes. You might wonder where he gets the time to do this, and he will gladly tell you how much he enjoys building his custom bikes. The Arch Motorcycle Company has created the KRGT-1 sports bike and that is only one of the first creations from the brand.

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22: Christian Bale

Another well-known celebrity who likes to strap on some leather and go for a ride is Christian Bale. The well-known celebrity has been around the block for a while, and his passion for motorcycles only intensifies. His bike of choice has always been a Yamaha, but in recent years he has also dabbled in sports bikes. The Honda CBR is a bike that he’s been seen on time and time again at special events (via Brain Bucket).

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Honda is sure to build on his celebrity presence and even managed to gift him a red and black CBR model. After riding the Batman bike in the movie, there is no doubt that he needed speed. Bale is another celebrity who enjoys taking a ride on the wild side and going for a spin on his bikes.

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21: Orlando Bloom

Few actors have been more of a Hollywood heartthrob than Orlando Bloom has been since the release of the Lord of the Rings movies. Bloom has been a successful actor over the past two decades, but he has also managed to cultivate a reputation as a motorcycle enthusiast. He has a certain taste for bikes that have that quintessential charm that you’d expect (via Brain Bucket).

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Bloom has experienced the best life has to offer and translated that experience over to his motorcycle collection. Most of the bikes in his collection are BMW models, but he has also toyed with Japanese models. Most often Bloom can be seen riding around on his BMW cruiser, which is one of the most unique bikes on the market.

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20: Gerard Butler

Butler made headlines in 2017 when he crashed while riding his motorcycle, but that didn’t stop him from continuing to enjoy the experience. The crash had a major impact on his riding habits, but it didn’t cause him to hang up the gloves altogether. Butler has gone on many interesting trips on the back of his motorcycle (via Brain Bucket).

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He went for a ride through India and still rides his bike around his hometown. His motorcycle collection isn’t as extensive as many other celebrities, but it is impressive in its own right. The most recent ride Butler took was through Zion National Park in Utah, which he said was one of the most impressive.

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19: Pink

Grammy-nominated singer Pink has always been a wildcard, but when she proposed to world-famous motocross Carey Hart, it was inevitable she’d get into riding. The singer is well known for riding her Buell sports bike model. She has also been seen more than once on a few motocross bikes. She has been well-documented as saying that some girls like diamonds yet she likes heavy metal and carbon fiber (via Brain Bucket).

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Her motorcycle and car collection aren’t the largest in the industry, but it is impressive. Pink and her husband have a few notable bikes, including a Harley Davidson and a Suzuki Hayabusa sportbike. She has been regularly spotted riding around L.A. on her Harley Davidson Sportster.

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18: Bear Grylls

In the last decade, there have been quite a few TV hosts who became famous beyond their initial show. Edward Michael “Bear” Grylls started on the Travel Channel, but his personality was so infectious that he became a larger celebrity. As a survivalist, Bear likes the simple things in life (via Brain Bucket).

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He is one of the celebrities who enjoy riding a motorcycle, and he has quite a few models in his collection. The bike of choice for Grylls is his Suzuki off-road hybrid motorcycle, but he also has a Harley Davidson. When it comes to being an adventurer, he is the type of guy who likes to take his bike off-roading, but city riding is just as fun.

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17: Alanis Morissette

Morissette was a name well known in the 1990s, but she has also made a name for herself in recent years. Morisette ended up becoming the motorcycle aficionado, and she is often seen riding around L.A. She rides a fairly common Monster S4RS, which is not the most advanced motorcycle on the road (via Brain Bucket).

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But the design and lightweight drivability of the bike makes it a great addition to any collection. She was in a relationship with Ryan Reynolds and the two would ride together. After they broke up, she still enjoyed riding her motorcycle and has continued to ride on her own.

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16: Bradley Cooper

Hollywood hunk Bradley Cooper has long been documented as a beach bum, but he is also the motorcycle enthusiast. The well-known movie star has been seen on his motorcycle riding all around L.A. It is interesting to note Cooper’s motorcycle collection isn’t as diverse as many celebrities with a similar net worth (via Go Rollick).

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But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t enjoy riding his bike. His bike of choice is his KTM sports bike, which features a red and white paint job. KTM is a company well known in the motocross world, but they also specialize in sports bikes. Bradley Cooper owns the KTM bike, which is one of the exceptional models on the market.

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15: Justin Timberlake

Being part of the mega pop group N-Sync was fruitful for Justin Timberlake. He has long been known for showing off his custom car collection, but he also has a few custom motorcycles. His long black chopper was built by Jesse James of West Coast Choppers. There was a time when almost every singer and sports star had a bike built by James (via Go Rollick).

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Timberlake isn’t one of the celebrities who try to pull off a biker image, but he enjoys riding his bike on the open road. Living in the hills of Los Angeles means there are many open roads where he can take this thing out in the open. Timberlake prefers the long and smooth ride of a chopper rather than a sports bike.

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14: Michael Fassbender

German/Irish movie star Michael Fassbender has been in some of the most memorable movie roles of our generation. He had a great upbringing, and part of that involved riding dirt bikes and motorcycles. The bike of choice for Fassbender is a Honda CBR, one of the most popular sports bikes in the world (via Go Rollick).

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Fassbender has been in many automotive events over the last couple of years, often seen sporting his Honda CBR. He made headlines a few years ago when his Triumph Speed Triple 1050 was stolen, and he has since purchased a BMW motorcycle that he has also been spotted riding.

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13: Jewel

Jewel’s music has influenced millions of people. But in the last decade, she has faded from the limelight, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t enjoying life. Jewel has taken up a new hobby, riding her motorcycle across the country on different trips and documenting it (via Go Rollick).

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Jewel rides a few motorcycles, but the most common model she has seen on is an Indian. These bikes are built for riding long distances, and her black-colored bike is a nice-looking machine. It will be interesting to see how Jewel progresses as she delves further into the motorcycle scene.

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12: Hugh Laurie

After becoming the highest-paid actor in the world thanks to the success of his TV drama ‘House,’ the “Doc” has taken to a few other types of hobbies in recent years. The actor has long had a passion for bikes, and he doesn’t hide it either. His bike of choice is the Triumph Bonneville, which he has been seen driving around downtown L.A. (via Go Rollick).

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Triumph isn’t the only motorcycle brand Laurie enjoys riding either, he also has a Yamaha XJR 1300 and a Honda CBR600RR. Both of these motorcycles are great additions to any collection, and they are pleasurable to ride. Laurie continues to be one of the most well-known actors who enjoys riding.

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11: Richard Hammond

Naturally, the host of a popular automotive TV show called ‘Top Gear’ has an extensive collection of motorcycles. Hammond’s bike is a Triumph, but he has also ridden many models. In one episode of Top Gear, he raced against a Jaguar XK120 while riding a Honda MTX 50 (via Go Rollick).

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He has also been a fan of Yamaha bikes, as well as Kawasaki. His blue Triumph is often featured in various episodes of the show, as well as on his Instagram page. Riding a motorcycle is one of life’s hidden joys, and Hammond enjoys it well. While his motorcycle collection might not be as impressive as some, it still does the part.

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10: Jay Leno

No surprise here as Jay Leno has an impressive motorcycle collection to go with the rest of his automotive collection. In fact, he has more than just a collection, he has a working garage that people can actually visit. He has somewhere around 100 motorcycles in his collection, and that number is constantly expanding (via Go Rollick).

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Most notable in the collection is the 1931 Henderson Four, a very rare motorcycle. There is also the Y2K, which is a rocket powered bike that Leno has pulled out of the garage a few times. His motorcycle collection is extensive and varied, making it unique to say the least.

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9: Ryan Reynolds

Reynolds is a noteworthy celebrity who has been featured in dozens of movies and TV shows. Reynolds also has a taste for motorcycles and has been seen riding a few of them around L.A. The most notable motorcycle model he enjoys riding is the Honda CB750, a very lightweight classic (via Go Rollick).

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He has also been photographed riding a Kott, which is a custom bike, and a Deus Ex Machina. These are both rolling pieces of artwork with a large following. Reynolds has been known to flaunt his bikes when he rides around Downtown L.A. His collection isn’t as diverse as you’d think because he actually rides the bikes he owns.

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8: Tom Cruise

Cruise is one of the most famous celebrities in the world, appearing in dozens of box office hits over his four-decade career. But perhaps more unique than the movies he stars in is his personality outside the movie world. Cruise is a very private person, but sometimes can be seen out and about in the L.A. scene (via Go Rollick).

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Cruise owns a Vyrus 987 C3 V4, which is a rare sport bike indeed. Other bikes in his collection include offerings from Honda and Suzuki. Cruise is no stranger to high priced items, and he has been enjoying riding for sometime now. His collection is extensive and he will continue to add to it as the years go on.

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7: Norman Reedus

Reedus has made a name for himself on the hit show “The Walking Dead”, but even with all that fame, he is just a guy who enjoys riding his motorcycle. Reedus has been vocal about his love for motorcycles, and he can often be seen at various events around the country. His motorcycle of choice is an Indian, but he also enjoys Triumph models (via Go Rollick).

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While Reedus doesn’t have a massive bike collection like some celebrities on this list, he does have some interesting models. Reedus actually enjoys riding, and these motorcycles aren’t just a status symbol for him. Although his claim for fame is ‘The Walking Dead,’ we think his bike collection deserves recognition.

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6: Brad Pitt

Pitt has always been a Hollywood heartthrob, and part of that persona involves his motorcycle collection. Pitt owns a few motorcycles worth noting, and with his massive net worth, there’s no surprise there. He’s often photographed riding around L.A. on one of his custom Harley Davidson models (via Go Rollick).

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He also has a few Japanese superbikes and an Italian model. Pitt doesn’t have the extensive motorcycle collection you may expect from a celebrity with this kind of net worth. There are however some unique motorcycles that anyone would enjoy riding, and Pitt takes great care of them.

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5: Adam Levine

A guy with the means of Levine would surely have an awesome motorcycle collection. That is the case, and Levine has been spotted more than a time or two on one of his custom bikes. He has everything from classic Harley Davidson models to more advanced sports bikes (via Go Rollick).

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The Harley-Davidson FLSTF Fat Boy is his bike of choice, with a beautiful sleek black paint job to match. The fat boy was one of the most controversial motorcycles to come out of the historic motorcycle company. This is a perfect bike for someone who is in a band and has a certain level of fame.

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4: Katee Sackhoff

Sackhoff isn’t necessarily a mainstream name you hear often, but hardcore fans of ‘Battlestar Galactica’ will remember her fondly for playing Captain Kara “Starbuck”. In real life, she enjoys many unique hobbies, including yoga and motorcycle riding. Her Honda XL600R Enduro has been photographed often as she rides it around town (via Go Rollick).

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She has participated in numerous charity auctions and motorcycle events. Her resume is strong in the motorcycling community. She enjoys riding her motorcycle, and her passion can be seen whenever she is on it. She doesn’t have a large collection of bikes, but she thoroughly enjoys her Honda.

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3: Joshua Jackson

After starring in movies like “One Week”, Jackson has made a name for himself in the action world. But how does someone decompress when they are an accomplished actor? Well, they head out on the open road on a motorcycle. He rides a Triumph, and he has taken it across Canada on a road trip before (via Go Rollick).

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Jackson stated he actually got his motorcycle license in the early 2000s, but he didn’t start riding until recently. He is another film star who doesn’t have a massive collection of bikes but it is one he enjoys thoroughly.

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2: David Beckham

Beckham rose to fame as one of the most influential soccer players in the world. In that time, he has cultivated a reputation for himself that precedes anyone else. He not only has an impressive car collection, but also a beautiful motorcycle collection. His main motorcycle of choice is a BMW model, which he has been spotted riding around (via Go Rollick).

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Apart from that, he also has a few Buell models and even a Triumph. Beckham doesn’t ride custom bikes around like a lot of celebrities, but when he does go out for a ride, you can tell he enjoys it well.

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1: Tyson Beckford

Beckford is a model and actor who also happens to be an avid motorcyclist and loves his collection of bikes. The bike of choice for Beckford is a Ducati sport bike, a popular model. He also has a few Suzuki models and even a Kawasaki that he has been spotted on a time or two (via Go Rollick).

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Beckford doesn’t have any custom choppers or anything like that, but that’s alright. The sport bike is more this guise style with the smooth design and excellent riding characteristics.

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