Motorcycles in movies??? Yes please!
Whenever you see motorcycles being used in a movie, you’re sure to see some exhilarating story-line. Seeing these fast machines has always captivated huge audiences around the world.
And the best part is,
Movies with motorcycles also have great scripts! That means, you’ll have a wonderful time watching such movies.
Are you also a great lover of such movies. If yes, you’re at the right place!
Here, we are going to introduce you to 7 movie with motorcycles. Most of these movies feature fast chase scenes, adventurous motorcycle riding scenes and much more. We also bring you the MoodMyMood editor’s choice of films featuring near-future bikes.
Please note that no movies are ranking as best to worst. The list is simply about 7 great movies that feature motorcycles.
So why wait,
1. The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
The Motorcycle Diaries is a movie about two friends setting out on a journey across the South American continent. It’s based on the youth of Ernesto Guevara, or Che Guevara, the hero of the Cuban Revolution. He was an asthmatic medical student when he decided to embark on this adventure with his best friend, Albert Granado.
They travel 12,000 kilometres on a single motorcycle and encounter a variety of events. Ernesto and Granard have experienced hardships such as accidents, walking, hitchhiking and rafts. Through encounters with indigenous people, Chilean laborers from the lowest levels, and leprosy sufferers, she comes to realize the reality of South American society.
Incidentally, their beloved car, the Norton 500, named the Poderesa, was not originally intended for long-distance touring.
But watching them enjoy riding through the mud makes you want to ride with them, not just because the bike is good for long distances, but also because you want to ride with them.
2. Easy Rider (1969)
Easy Rider is a masterpiece of American New Cinema road movies. After making a fortune from drug trafficking, Wyatt and Billy set off on a motorcycle from Los Angeles to New Orleans, where Carnival is held.
The two travel freely, eating at a farmhouse and staying in a hippie commune. But on their journey to freedom, the two were confronted with the realities of America.
Billy was riding a 1965 Harley-Davidson with a “pan-head” engine and a displacement of 1200 cc.
The Harley-Davidson that Wyatt rode was a chopper with a high grip position on the handlebars. Speaking of Chopper, he made such an impression that he could be said to be “Easy Rider”.
3. The Woman with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Reporter Mikael Blomkvist was sued for libel for scooping up the arms trafficking of a big businessman and lost his entire fortune.
Then Mikael receives a request from a wealthy man to find out the truth about the disappearance of a girl 40 years ago. What’s more, if they achieve the request, they will give evidence to overturn the court’s decision.
Together with Lisbeth, a genius hacker with a dragon tattooed on his back, Mikael investigates the case and discovers the darkness of the clan hidden in the case.
With piercings and goth make-up, punk fashion and dragon tattoos, Lisbeth is a whimsical figure. Even in the midst of all this, there is a sense of cuteness somewhere by Rooney Mara who plays, and there are a lot of fans.
She is driving a custom Honda CB350 cafe racer. A café racer is a bike that has been modified for speed and turning performance, forgoing comfort and convenience.
Bikes aren’t the subject of this film, but it’s a must-see for female riders because of the cool atmosphere the Lisbeth rides in.
4. Hot Road (2014)
The film is a live-action adaptation of a girl’s manga of the same name, starring Reina Noh and Hiroomi Tosaka (now Non). Kazuki Miyaichi, played by Noh, grew up without any love from her parents and spent a lot of time alone at school.
One day, through a friend’s introduction, he meets Hiroshi Haruyama, a member of the biker gang “The Knights”. Eventually, he feels a place in their world and is drawn to Haruyama. On the other hand, Haruyama, who has become the leader of a biker gang, becomes embroiled in a war.
Haruyama used to ride a modified Honda CBR400F, but after taking over as leader, he started riding the Honda Dream CB400FOUR, the proof of that.
The bikes featured so far have been from real-life manufacturers such as Harley-Davidson and Honda.
However, in science fiction works and the like, there are so many special machines using motorbikes as a motif that it can be said to be a promise.
They all have their own unique designs and have a charm that the actual bikes don’t have.
AKIRA” is a legendary sci-fi animated film based on Otomo Katsuhiro’s manga of the same name. Set in the post-World War III devastation of Neo-Tokyo, the film has received worldwide acclaim for its unique worldview and high level of perfection.
The symbol of the work is the motorcycle that Kaneda, the main character, rides. The same bright red coloring and stylish body as Kaneda’s jacket won the hearts of the fans.
Some bikes are designed to be reminiscent of Kanada’s bikes, while others are replicas displayed at events and have been loved for a long time.
Kaneda’s motorcycle was also featured in the 2018 Steven Spielberg film Lady Player 1, which was released.
6. Tron: Legacy (2010)
The film is a sequel to the 1982 sci-fi adventure film Tron, which at the time attracted a lot of attention as a 3D film.
Digital charismatic Kevin Flynn suddenly disappears. Twenty years later, his son, Sam, is led by his father’s message to an ideal world, Tron, inside a computer. Therein lies the secret of his father and Tron, and Sam is forced to fight an unknown enemy.
MoodMyMood.com recommended movie with a near-future motorcycle.
Sam, dressed in a suit with shiny lines, takes on a battle on a bike called a “light cycle”. The streamlined body and shiny lines of the bike give the impression of the future.
Shanghai Disneyland in China is home to the Tron Light Cycle Power Run, a light-cycle-inspired motorcycle roller coaster attraction.
7. The Dark Knight (2008)
A white-washed criminal who calls himself the Joker appears in Gotham City and sends the city into a whirlwind of chaos.
Batman teamed up with District Attorney Harvey Dent and Gotham City Police Officer Jim Gordon to continue the fight to eradicate crime from the city. However, in order to drive him away, the Joker turns his attention to Rachel and Herbie, Batman’s lovers.
One of the attractions of the “Batman” series is the various gadgets that Batman handles. Among them, the Batmobile, a car dedicated to Batman, has been depicted in a variety of designs for each work.
The one that appeared in The Dark Knight is called the Tumbler, and not only does it boast a strong body, but in case of an emergency, a bike called the Batpod, which has a separate front wheel, pops out.
It’s also armed with machine guns and other weapons, and it even swivels its tires sideways to show off moves that would be impossible on a regular bike. The outlandish design and action have earned him a loyal following.
Featuring fast motorcycles in movies is always a great move by the producers. They add a hint of adventure and bad-ass feel to the movie. All of the films in this lineup depict motorcycles in a cool way, so you’ll be able to reaffirm their appeal when you watch them.
If you think we missed one of your favorite motorcycle movie, please let us know. We’d be more than glad to feature them in our next issue.
And if you haven’t seen any of these motorcycle movies, you need to give them a try. Who knows, maybe the movie will inspire you to get on a bike!