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Bikes-on-Film

Purpose of this thread: To develop a watch list of interesting Bikes-on-Film.

The other day I was viewing a compilation of future cinema releases and was pleased to see that motorcycles will be featured quite a lot. Is it just me or does the use of a motorcycle in a film provide a little hit and (almost) automatically make the film better?

Bond in Quantum & Bourne in Ultimatum both commandeer (disguised) Honda Montesas leading to great chase scenes. Bruce Wayne on an MV, and his alter ego, cape flapping, on the BatPod, was very cool. And, some film people just seem to want to have bikes at work: Angelina gets an honorary mention; from Ms Croft to her escape on the Triumph in Salt, and, please take a bow Mr Cruise, who appears to have it written into his contract that bikes will feature in every film - and long may it continue.

So, I welcome your Film recommendations, containing which bike and what is cool about it, please.

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Are you talking only cinematic films, or might television serials qualify?
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Are you talking only cinematic films, or might television serials qualify?
A very good question, and a very well made argument for the inclusion of TV motorcycles, Nigel.

I've convened the BoF committee - that was me over a cup of tea - and it has concluded that the inclusion of TV programmes is eminently sensible.

P.S. There is no need to explain what is cool about Homer's motorcycle. The look on his face is all the explanation we need.
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Okay. Back to cinema, I'm not sure if this made it to UK, but when I was living in Australia I saw a film 'Stone' that was full-on motorcycles highlighting the then recently released Kwaka Z900s. I think it might have been Oz's attempt to ride the coat tails of Easy Rider. Abysmal failure.

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Some of the ones I like are:

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Duncan, I like your idea. BUT, I'm always let down when the clearly identifiable 4 stroke dirt bike sounds like a 2 stroke and vise versa. Or the stunt guy on a Ducati sounds like a CBR. That editing drives me nuts.


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Oh, and Top Gun, seeing Tom Cruise getting trailered on his Ninja 900 (in one scene you can see the tie down on the fairing).

Not meaning to derail your thread Duncs, just airing my discontent with those movies

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Some of the ones I like are:

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Thank you, Chuck. I've just placed an order for On any Sunday.
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Duncan, I like your idea. BUT, I'm always let down when the clearly identifiable 4 stroke dirt bike sounds like a 2 stroke and vise versa. Or the stunt guy on a Ducati sounds like a CBR. That editing drives me nuts.


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Not meaning to derail your thread Duncs, just airing my discontent with those movies
I understand and sympathise, Ian. Films where the stunts or CGI are poor, or the sports bike tyres miraculously turn into super-studded trail tyres mid-chase - can be a distraction , but, even in those movies, you still get the - one handed rolling stoppie, while shooting at the bad guys with the other hand stunt - that, surely, deserves a round of applause?

And, this means that, when a Bike-on-Film passes the IanDoohan test, it's going to be awesome!

So, bring it on, my Friend!
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Thank you, Chuck. I've just placed an order for On any Sunday.
And thanks from me. I've just ordered, 'The World's Fastest Indian'.

So, @Duncan893 , the purpose of this thread has proved worthwhile! Cheers
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And thanks from me. I've just ordered, 'The World's Fastest Indian'.

So, @Duncan893 , the purpose of this thread has proved worthwhile! Cheers
Excellent, Nigel !

No spoilers:

I really enjoyed "The World's Fastest Indian", one scene in particular.

I've been thinking about it and I'm going to watch it again.
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“Road” is worth a look, it’s a biopic about the Dunlop dynasty, their TT successes and family tragedies. Very good film
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Excellent, Nigel !

No spoilers:

I really enjoyed "The World's Fastest Indian", one scene in particular.

I've been thinking about it and I'm going to watch it again.
It’s definitely one of those films worth a second look.
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