There are several periods throughout the year that riding your motorcycle is simply not an option. These times can be hard on the riders at heart as they truly strive to be out under the sky whenever they can. Winter months and the rainy season are the slowest times for motorcyclists leaving them to work on their bikes in the garage. Another way to get the grease flowing without turning the engine on, is to catch a flick meant for enthusiasts and riders. Revving together a few friends or comrades for a night of brewskies and movies will definitely help the waiting time to ride pass by a little quicker.
The Wild One
Known as the Outsiders of the Motorcycle club, this movie depicts a Biker gang of the glory days. Marlon Brando portrays the leader Johnny Strabler who also is the godfather of motorcycle legends in films. The movie originated as a short story that focused on the medias version of a 4th of July celebration that had went awry. You will bond with the characters while empathizing with their calling to the road and their bikes. Made in the 1950s, you can be ensured the storyline will compel you to visit your bike after the final reel is played.
This wild film has the comedic charms of John Travolta and Tim Allen as they and two other friends embark on an adventure. Four middle aged chums take life by the horns with a road trip of the century. Freedom and a humorous look at finding the old days takes them to a small watering hole for a pit stop. Here they find adventure and a longing for home as they face a notorious biker gang who rules the roads they’re riding. When one of their bikes gets stolen by the lawless gang, they must quickly come up with a plan to retrieve it.
While it is not the traditional biker theme, Ghost Rider is a tradition among the masses. Flaming across society to capture the souls of the evil, Nicholas Cage is a tortured spirit himself. Action packed with a slight side dish of drama; this heroic legend is a tale with a twist. Fashioned from comic versions, this is an all-around movie for the whole family. A man, his bike and a thrilling ride are all you need on a Saturday night.
On Any Sunday
A motorcycle movie list is not complete without the legendary docufilm “On any Sunday”. Following the sports side of motorcycling and bikes, greats such as McQueen and Lawwill. The classic names of motorcycles are featured as different sides of the sport are explored. From business approaches to a carefree take, On any Sunday is a must see film for motorcyclists of all ages.
These fan favorites are at the top of list for riders and enthusiasts alike. Watching the journeys and storylines unfold will keep you on the edge of your seat. Inspiring a motorcycle ride of your own or biding the hours until the skies clear makes for the perfect moment for a motorcycle movie.