Motorcycles in movies

With the Oscars  just around the corner, and a remake of the TV series CHiPS soon to be released, we decided to delve into movie history to look at some of the silver screen’s most famous motorbikes.

We’ve gone through the ages, starting off in the 1950s and working our way up to the teens, looking at the different types of bikes, brands and film genres that motorcycles feature in.

In total, we’ve scoured almost 40 films – so we’re not claiming to have noted down every two wheeler that’s featured in every film ever – but we think we’ve got the most important ones.

You can download and share our infographic by clicking on the image below.

Films we analysed:

Top Gun 
Purple Rain 
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Mad Max
Super Troopers
Quantum of Solace
Terminator 2: Judgement Day
Kill Bill Vol. 1
The Matrix Reloaded
Easy Rider
The Great Escape
The World’s Fastest Indian
Planet Terror
Terminator: Salvation
The Green Hornet
First Blood
The Girl on a Motorcycle
The Bourne Ultimatum
Ghost Rider
The Wild One
Coogan’s Bluff
An Officer and a Gentleman
Barb Wire
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Jurassic World
The Motorcycle Diaries
The Man from UNCLE
Get Smart
The Talented Mr Ripley
Roman Holiday

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