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Vyrus even scarier than coronavirus

If you think coronavirus is scary, how about the Italian Vyrus Alyen 988 with its origami bikini fairing and tailpiece with a host of winglets? It’s a rather unfortunate name for an Italian bespoke motorcycle company given the horrendous impact of the coronavirus on that country. But Vyrus has been around for a while and …

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Tom Cruise wheelies in Mission Impossible 7

Tom Cruise wheelies in Mission Impossible 7

Tom Cruise claims he does most of his movie stunts, including motorcycle stunts, and in the filming for Mission Impossible 7 he is even doing spectacular wheelies. Although, as we can see from these images of filming in the UK the rider has a safety device to prevent being flipped off the bike or falling off. …

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Cruise takes GPZ900R for ride in Top Gun 2

A second trailer for the Top Gun 2 movie confirms that Tom Cruise takes his old Kawasaki GPZ900R for a ride as well as a new supercharged H2R Carbon. The first official trailer for Top Gun: Maverick showed Tom’s character Maverick pulling an old tarp off a dusty old GPZ900R. However, when he reprises the famous …

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Tom Cruise revives GPZ900R in Top Gun 2

Tom Cruise revives GPZ900R in Top Gun 2

The Kawasaki GPZ900R made famous in Tom Cruise’s 1986 Top Gun has a cameo revival in the the long-awaited Top Gun sequel. This official trailer for Top Gun: Maverick shows Tom’s character Maverick pulling an old tarp off a dusty old GPZ900R. However, when he reprises the famous scene where he races a jet, he’s now …

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Ducati Scrambler features in Venom movie

Hollywood actor Tom Hardy trades his personal Triumph Thruxton R for a Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle in the upcoming Spiderman spinoff movie, Venom, coming to Australian cinemas on October 4. Even though he rides, it looks like he does very little riding in Venom unlike fellow Tom (Tom Cruise) who claims he does his own …

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Tom Cruise rides Kawasaki again in Top Gun 2

Tom Cruise is reprising his famous role as Maverick in the long-awaited Top Gun sequel and he’s again riding a Kawasaki, but this time it’s a supercharged H2R Carbon, not the GPZ900R he made famous in the original 1986 movie. Entertainment YouTube channel TMZ captured Tom riding the bike for the filming of the sequel, …

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Tom Cruise rides BMW Scrambler in movie

Tom Cruise is back as Ethan Hunt in the sixth Mission Impossible movie, this time riding a BMW R nineT Scrambler through Paris before t-boning a car. The 56-year-old actor insists he does all his own stunts and seems to be riding the bike the wrong way around the Arc de Triomphe in Mission Impossible: …

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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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Filming to start on Mick Doohan TV pilot

Filming starts in September 2016 for the pilot of a TV series called Bike Torque hosted by five-time world champion Mick Doohan and adventure rider Charley Boorman, featuring international locations and an Aussie studio audience. The four-week shoot will take the two motorcycle legends and film crew to Japan, USA, Spain and Italy as well as …

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Mick Doohan to host all-star TV bike show

A two-wheel equivalent of the popular Top Gear could soon be hitting TV screens with five-time world champion Mick Doohan as host, supported by adventure rider Charley Boorman. It’s called Bike Torque and the producers are seeking $500,000 to film a pilot and $7m for the first season of 13 episodes. Producers plan to include …

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