We all have our own untold passion outside of work. For some, it might be oil painting, or mastering Jiu Jitsu on the mats, or even activating chef-mode in the home kitchen. Whatever it may be, it’s something that entices us on a personal level, giving us a deeper feeling of joy. Perhaps it even slows down time or stops the clock, allowing us to live in the moment. For these eight celebrities, it’s riding some of the coolest custom-made motorcycles.
Let’s take a look at these familiar faces who all share a common passion during their downtime; cruising around on some of the hottest custom motorbikes to ever hit the road!
Keanu Reeves And The KRGT-1
Aside from wowing the crowds as “John Wick,” Keanu Reeves has a profound passion for motorcycles and everything associated with them. Back in 2011, Reeves established Arch Motorcycle Company with his business partner in pursuit of redefining what it means to drive American-made motorbikes. Their signature model, the KRGT-1, was designed with the intent to incorporate elegance and superior craftmanship, with monstrous power and control. Aside from just leaving an impressive mark on the motorcycle community, the KRGT-1 created its own niche market of dedicated riders.
But Reeves’ love for riding extends even further as he houses his own private collection of bikes, including the one-and-only Ducati 996 (998) famously known for its appearance in Matrix Reloaded.
Jay Leno and the Vincent Black Shadow
Any car guru knows of the renowned Jay Leno and his vast collection of automobiles, however, many may be surprised to find that Leno has also built up an impressive resume of motorbikes over the years. Picking a favorite isn’t as easy as it sounds though, as Jay’s bikes come with more bells and whistles than one can count! On top of that, “nostalgia” and “priceless” are two words you might find yourself saying while browsing his garage full of treasures.
There is one a little more special to Jay than others, however, and that is the Vincent Black Shadow. Advertised in 1948 as “The Worlds Fastest Production Motorcycle” topping out at 125mph, Jay’s Vincent Black Shadow version comes equipped with a 5-speed gearbox, electric start, and more making it one-of-a-kind!
Brad Pitt And The Custom Chopper
Ever see The Curious Case of Benjamin Button? Brad Pitt cruising around on the 1931 Red Indian 101 Scout will forever be an iconic scene. But that isn’t the only bike you will catch Mr. Pitt cruising on. In fact, you might catch him riding a plethora of different bikes from his own personal stash.
One of his favorites is the custom-built low-profile chopper seen in the image above. Although impressive, his arsenal has many other hidden gems such as the $300,000 Ecosse Titanium Series XX, or the Ducati Desmosedici RR. All of which are not available to your average buyer.
Pink And The Custom Indian Motorbike
It’s not every day you see a female celebrity tearing it up on the streets with motorcycles. Pink does just that, and with a whole lot of style!
Known to have a history of riding, plus having married a former moto-cross pro with a knack for building custom bikes, Pink has all the reason to impress with her rides. One of which is her custom Indian motorbike by Cary Hart.
David Beckham And The T100 DBSC British Customs
Who doesn’t love a mint condition Triumph? David Beckham is definitely a fan and is often seen traveling the streets on his Bonneville T100 DBSC British Customs model, made exclusive for him. So exclusive that the exact model is not made available to the general public.
Outfitted with offroad equipment and rugged, vintage gear this ride will send you back in time and preserve the very essence of what riding is truly all about.
Tom Cruise And The Vyrus 987
Talk about speed! The Vyrus 987 C3 4V is an absolute beast, and one Tom Cruise comfortably handles on the road. Along with a select few others, the Vyrus is a bike from the future with extreme uniqueness. Easily considered to be one of the fastest production motorcycles in the world with a whopping 200 hp, it is not a force to be trifled with.
To break down the statistics, the Vyrus is more powerful than the Ducati Desmosedici RR, MV Agusta F4 312RR, and Suzuki Hayabusa. Now go back and read that sentence again… Next time you have doubts about Tom Cruise, just remember the 200-hp rocket he is strapping himself onto – minus the strap!
Justin Timberlake And The Custom Harley
Surprise or expected? Justin Timberlake has been seen riding to and from restaurants around LA since 2009 on his custom Harley-Davidson.
Unlike some of the others on this list, Justin doesn’t have an astounding collection of motorcycles, but he knows how to appreciate and enjoy a bike that will stand the test of time. Featured with chrome detail and regalia, this bike can be a glistening work of art while maintaining the classical symbolism of a Harley.
Jason Mamoa And “Mabel”
One celebrity that easily fits the description of a “Backroad’s Biker” is Jason Mamoa. Known to have a quality collection of Harley-Davidson’s, Jason favors the very first bike he ever bought at age 19, the 1956 Harley-Davidson Panhead, modified with a 1948 front end.
The bike holds so much sentimental value that he named it “Mabel,” after his Grandmother, and featured it in his 2014 movie, Road to Paloma. Talk about vintage gold, this bike represents every scene in every movie ever, where the protagonist enters the old eroded barn; pulling off the dusty tarp to revealing the lost road warrior beneath.
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