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Easy Rider celebrates its 50th anniversary

Today is the 50th anniversary of the first public screening of the cult 1969 movie Easy Rider. In the USA, many theatres are showing the film again. Here in Australia, you can watch it on DVD and maybe a streaming service. The hippy film was shot on a shoestring budget in a haze of pot smoke …

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What does time mean to an easy rider?

Peter Fonda famously throws away his watch in the cult 1969 movie Easy Rider, starting a fad with riders and other travellers to discard their watches and disregard the constraints of time. A watch is a symbol of “the man”, society and capitalism that constrain us. Motorcycles are freedom machines that allow us to escape …

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Movie stars motorcycles up for auction

Movie stars motorcycles up for auction

Motorcycles from movies such as Easy Rider and On Any Sunday and other bikes owned by famous Hollywood stars are coming up for auction. The highlight of the Bonham’s Barber Auction at the Barber Motorsports Museum in Alabama on October 6 is Steve McQueen’s 1970 Husqvarna 400 from the cult 1971 film On Any Sunday. Movie stars Other …

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Has Easy Rider sold out for a luxury car?

Could it be that the hardtail chopper-riding hippy of Easy Rider fame, Peter Fonda, has sold out to a German luxury car brand? The following advertisement was featured during the televising of the annual Super Bow football finals in the US. It not only reprises Peter’s Captain America leather jacket from the cult 1969 film, but …

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How movies get motorcycles wrong

The new Mel Gibson movie, Blood Father, is the latest to feature a motorcycle chase and while Hollywood movies usually get motorcycles all wrong, this is pretty real. Mel plays a recovering alcoholic, ex-con and father fighting to keep his wayward daughter alive and, of course, there is a motorcycle chase scene. So many times …

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Not So Easy Rider safety film

This 1973 safety film starring Easy Rider star Peter Fonda and legendary stuntman Evel Knievel is not only hilarious, with some great period music, but also still surprisingly relevant today. While the film doesn’t endorse lane filtering or splitting, most of the information supplied is still as relevant today as it was in the 1970s …

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Test your motorcycle knowledge

So you’ve been riding since Easy Rider was in the cinemas and you think you have good motorcycle knowledge. Or maybe you’re new to motorcycling, but have been reading MotorBikeWriter.com religiously since its birth in 2013.  Well, now is the time to put your hard-won motorcycle knowledge to the test. Try this quick 10-question quiz …

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Motorcyclists should encourage cycling

If motorcyclists want to advance their cause – politically and socially – they should be encouraging kids to take up cycling. I’m all for getting young kids hooked on bicycles. It leads to more exciting drugs like motorcycles! And the more young people who take up motorcycling, the bigger will be our influence. I remember …

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Marlon Brando Harley sells for $.25m

UPDATED: A 1969 Harley-Davidson FLH Electra Glide belonging to the late Marlon Brando has been sold at auction for $US256,000, making it one of the top 50 most expensive motorcycles sold at auction. It’s a massive amount, but well short of its estimate of $400,000. The Hollywood star owned several motorcycles and rode a Triumph Thunderbird in …

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Could the Easy Rider Captain America chopper soon become the most expensive motorcycle in the world?

Captain America chopper a ‘fake’

The auction sale of a Captain America chopper from the 1969 cult film Easy Rider has fallen through and the matter could end up in court. The only surviving chopper from Easy Rider was sold for a $1.7m in October, but when doubts about the bike’s authenticity were raised after the sale, it’s alleged the …

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