Famous people with stunning collections of motorcycles are in abundance, with some spending more than $100,000 on their bikes. Here are five celebrities who enjoy collecting and riding motorcycles.
- Tom Cruise owns several motorcycles, and not just in movies like Mission: Impossible. The actor owns a Vyrus 987 C3 4V, an Italian-made motorcycle which was valued at $103,769 in 2013. The Vyrus is considered by some riding enthusiasts to be among the most powerful production motorcycles in the world.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger, the actor famous for roles in Terminator, True Lies and other films is known for being a Harley-Davidson enthusiast. The Harley-Davidson Fat Boy used in the filming of Terminator 2: Judgement Day has been acquired by the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee. During his tenure as Governor of California, the actor and politician still enjoyed riding.
- Angelina Jolie, of the Tomb Raider movie franchise, shares a passion for motorcycles with the series protagonist Lara Croft.
- Musician Bob Dylan survived a near-fatal motorcycle accident. In 1966, Dylan crashed his Triumph motorcycle after hitting a patch of oil slick on the road. The accident broke his neck and gave him a concussion. After his motorcycle accident, Dylan spent the next several years at home recording new music.
- Pop singer Pink rides motorcycles, and participates in events that raise money for noble causes. Last year, Pink joined the White Heart Foundation on a charity ride for wounded veterans.
There are many kinds of riders, each with different reasons for loving motorcycles. Some love to collect, and others enjoy the freedom of the road. Whatever the case may be, motorcycle culture is an undeniable part of American society, pulling in celebrities, musicians and politicians.
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