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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Steve McQueen in The Great Escape

Great Escape tops motorcycle movie moments

The motorcycle chase and leap over the wire fence in the 1963 World War II film, The Great Escape, has been voted as the greatest motorbike scene in movie history by a UK insurance e company. It beat the Tom Cruise airfield ride on a Kawasaki GPZ900R in Top Gun, the riding scenes from Easy Rider …

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Top 10 movie motorcycle chases

Let’s cut to the chase … I love a good chase scene in a movie, but it’s usually cars, cars and more cars. There are few movies that solely concentrate on a motorcycle chase which is strange since bikes can do a lot cars can’t such as jumps, wheelies, stoppies, etc. However, many of the …

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Aero-X hovering bike hoverbike

Is hovering the future of motorcycling?

It looks like something out of a James Bond movie, but this hovering “bike” is not the stuff of Hollywood fantasy. It’s about to become reality. Californian company Aerofex is already testing its Aero-X hoverbike and plans to have the vehicle available for sale in 2017, costing more than $90,000. But is this the future …

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James Bond bike at Motorclassica

James Bond movies are usually associated with exotic cars, but motorcycles have also featured. Victoria’s Motorclassica will showcase one of each in the Royal Exhibition Building from October 25-27. Bond’s 1969 Aston Martin DBS Vantage from On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, and his 1997 BMW R1200C motorcycle from Tomorrow Never Dies will be a preview …

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