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V3llum’s Top 10 Celebrity Bike Guys Photo courtesy of Falcon Motorcycles Jason Lee: Jason Lee is well known for having a bit of a bike fetish....


V3llum’s Top 10 Celebrity Bike GuysJasonLee2

Photo courtesy of Falcon Motorcycles

Jason Lee: Jason Lee is well known for having a bit of a bike fetish. His tastes run towards the interesting side of things. He has had bikes commissioned from Lossa Engineering (Poco Bastardo) as well as the exquisite Falcon Bullet by Falcon Motorcycles.

 

By Steve Glover (Vincent HRD Series A Rapide (1939), Capesthorne Hall Classic Car Show 27/07/2014) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Flickr

By Steve Glover (Vincent HRD Series A Rapide (1939), Capesthorne Hall Classic Car Show 27/07/2014) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Flickr

Jay Leno: Calling Jay Leno a bike guy would be somewhat reductive. Jay is more of an “everything with wheels guy” but that said, his collection of old British iron from Vincent, Brough Superior, and BSA is second to none. He also has a great collection of oddball stuff including his Wankel-powered Suzuki RE-5 and of course his turbine-powered Jet Bike.

 

Photo courtesy of Arch Motorcycles

Photo courtesy of Arch Motorcycles

Keanu Reeves: Keanu is well known for being an avowed moto enthusiast and thus his involvement in LA’s Arch Motorcycles was no huge surprise. He’s also known for being a laid back, stylish guy so the KRGT-1 definitely suits him.

 

By Tony Hisgett (Flickr: BMW Long Way Round) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Tony Hisgett (Flickr: BMW Long Way Round) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Ewan McGregor: I mean, come on. Ewan McGregor and his pal Charley Boorman have sold more $20k BMW motorcycles than pretty much anyone else on Earth and seeing their Long Way Round and Long Way Down series, it’s easy to see why. It’s basically impossible to watch either of them and not get the itch to drop everything for adventure.

 

Photo courtesy of Ecosse Moto Works

Photo courtesy of Ecosse Moto Works

Brad Pitt: Apparently being famous, wealthy, and handsome just wasn’t enough for old Brad here, he had to throw unassailably cool into the mix as well. Brad Pitt has been a bike fan for as long as we can remember and his collection includes an incredibly rare and expensive (and cool) Ecosse Titanium XX.

 

Photo courtesy Deus Ex Machina

Photo courtesy Deus Ex Machina

Ryan Reynolds: Despite having a somewhat checkered history with being clumsy, Ryan Reynolds not only has awesome motorcycles, he rides them. A lot. Probably the coolest piece in his collection is The American by Deus Ex Machina. Based on a Harley 1200 V-twin, Michael “Woolie” Woolaway turned what could have been a little “Wild Hogs” into an incredibly gorgeous custom sport bike. Ryan, we salute your taste.

 

Photo courtesy of BMW Motorrad/Deus Ex Machina

Photo courtesy of BMW Motorrad/Deus Ex Machina

Orlando Bloom: Orlando Bloom is another one of those absolutely bike crazy UK celebrities that just can’t seem to get out of the saddle. Orlando recently worked with BMW Motorrad and Deus Ex Machina on a custom BMW S1000R that is probably destroying a canyon as we speak.

 

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Steve McQueen: The man, the myth, the legend… the guy you’re probably sick of hearing about by now. BUT, talking about celebrity bike guys, McQueen is the granddaddy of them all. He tore up the deserts of the American Southwest like nobody else and nobody else has looked as cool on a motorcycle since. That’s saying something.

 

By Brian Snelson from Hockley, Essex, England (Vyrus 985 C3 4V 2007) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Brian Snelson from Hockley, Essex, England (Vyrus 985 C3 4V 2007) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Tom Cruise: Tom Cruise is so much of a bike guy that he pretty much mandates that he ride a motorcycle in almost every movie he’s in. It borders on absurd. Still, he has some of the rarest, most expensive, and weirdest bikes ever in his collection including the bizarre Vyrus 987 C3 4V. Anybody who is going to ride that $100k contraption around in LA traffic must have some serious stones. Good on ya, Tom.

 

By Brian Stalter (KTM Sportbike – Sioux City, IA) [CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0)] , via Flickr

By Brian Stalter (KTM Sportbike – Sioux City, IA) [CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0)] , via Flickr

Bradley Cooper: Bradley Cooper’s got a bit of a sportbike addiction, or so it would seem. He is constantly being photographed on them and admittedly, his taste isn’t too bad. His KTM is especially cool, but Bradley, come on man. Nobody looks cool in leathers with an open face carbon fiber helmet. Protect that moneymaker and get a full face, for all of us.