Easy Rider Peter Fonda in the AMG Super Bowl ad

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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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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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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Easy Rider motorcycle sells for $1.35m

The world’s most expensive bike is the Captain America Harley Panhead chopper from the 1969 cult film Easy Rider … or is it? The bike has just sold for a staggering $US1,350,000 ($A1.54m) in the Profiles In History auction in California to an undisclosed buyer. Profiles in History spokesperson Sabrina Propper says “the buyer is …

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Ride celebrates Easy Rider legacy

Easy Rider fans are planning an annual ride to commemorate the cult 1969 film’s director and actor, Dennis Hopper, who died last year aged 77. Motorcyclists and movie fanatics from as far as Canada made the pilgrimage at the weekend to Taos, New Mexico, for the first ride to celebrate Hopper and his iconic counterculture …

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Motorcycle movie review

Motorcycle movies: Motorbike riders deserve to have their story told on the big screen. There have been a few successes over the years, but the last major motorcycle movie of note was “Wild Hogs”, a Hollywood comedy that nonetheless ceverly defined the midlife crisis trend. Now comes a bike movie made by biker riders with …

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Harley 72 motorcycle review

The  Harley 72 captures the youth and the nostalgia market at the same time. The Harley-Davidson XL 1200V Sportster Seventy-Two looks like it could have rolled out of any talented young designer’s workshop. Yet the Harley 72 also conjures fond memories of Peter Fonda’s Captain America chopper from the 1969 cult film, Easy Rider. 
And all …

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