80 Best Motorcycle Scenes

There’s nothing quiet like a motorcycle movie is there? Or even a TV series or a documentary. Well with the help from our friends at Keep Britain Biking, we’ve compiled the top 80 best motorcycle scenes from all time…

Let the countdown commence!

80. A Close Shave: Sheep Rescue

Shaun the Sheep is caught up in a close shave…


79. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Leaving for The Burrow

The 7 Potters are making the deadly escape as they try to reach the Burrow. As predicted they are ambushed by Death Eaters and a great battle commences… Are flying motorcycles the future?

78. Nitro Circus, TV Series

Nitro Circus is a reality TV show about a group of friends performing phenomenal stunts, including plenty on motorcycles. First released in 2009, the team now tour around the world performing their stunts…

77. Psychomania

A motorcycle gang calling themselves the ‘Living Dead’ terrorise their local town, but after making a pact with the Devil for eternal life things don’t go to plan…

76. Daddy’s Home

Funny man Will Ferrell stars in his latest comedy ‘Daddy’s Home’. Only released at the end of 2015, check out this hilarious sketch of Ferrell trying to get to grips with his Indian…

75. The Wire

American TV series focusing on the Baltimore drug scene through the eyes of both the drug dealers and the law enforcement…

74. Roman Holiday

This 1953 classic sees Audrey Hepburn as a touring European princess who takes off for a night of freedom when in Rome. We see Hepburn taking a Vespa for a spin…

73. The Lost Boys, Bike Chase

After the two brothers discover that their new home town is a haven for vampires, things take a turn for the worse…

72. Ride With The Wind

Frank Selby was known as the best flat track motorcycle racer ever, but after too many high-speed crashes Frank loses his chances of winning “The Nationals” and befriends a dying boy and his mother during his stay in hospital…

71. Fled

Two chained-up convicts make their great escape from prison, what could possibly go wrong?

70. James Bond, Never Say Never Again

Sean Connery becomes the infamous Bond this time, the M16 agent gets himself caught up in the motorcycle chase….

69. Walking Dead, TV Series

American TV series based on a post-apocalyptic world that is overrun by zombies. Sheriff Deputy Grimes and his family reunited as they struggle to live in a world full of zombies. Now check out this epic bike scene from season 6…

68. 12 O’Clock Boys

Released in 2014, 12 o’clock boys tells the story of Pug, a young man who wants to join Baltimore’s most infamous motorcycle gang. The documentary offers a real insight into the motorcycle subculture that isn’t all about Harley Davidsons, beards and leather jackets!

67. Avengers: Age of Ultron

Watch the Black Widow fight the baddies and a ride a motorcycle in style…

66. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Lisbeth Salander is employed by journalist Mikael Blomkvist using her computing hacking skills to find a woman who has been missing for 40 years. There’s plenty of motorcycling scenes in this one!

65. CHiPs

Following the two lives of motorcycle police officers from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) classed a light drama-comedy TV show from the late 70’s. It always starts with Ponch and Jon on routine patrol until trouble occurred… In this clip Ponch and Jon are attempting to capture a moving bomb before it’s too late!

64. Akira

Even the anime world has taken a shine to the motorcycling world, Akira is one of the most iconic anime films ever made. It focuses on the story of Tetsuo who is being hunted by the police after becoming telekinetic.

63. Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle

The girls are back fighting crime once again, and we love this motorcycle stunt scene…

62. Salt

Angelina Jolie takes on a Triumph in this epic police chase in Salt…

61. Sherlock Jr, Buster Keaton’s Motorcycle Ride

Released in 1924, there’s very few camera tricks and no CGI in this motorcycle chase….  A must watch!

60. Born to Ride

The 1991 action film tells the story of a delinquent biker who is recruited by the US Army to train their new motorcycle squad for an important mission…

59. Escape to Athena

World War II movie, Escape to Athena, features an epic motorcycle chase scene with a sidecar riding through some narrow cobblestone streets….

58. Silver Dream Racer

After inheriting the prototype for an incredibly fast machine from his brother, a young motorbike enthusiast uses the machine to challenge for the world championship at Silverstone.

57. Jurassic World, Raptor Recon

As the massive creatures escape from the Jurassic World luxury resort, all hell is breaking lose…


56. Biker Boyz, Joy Ride

Biker Boyz opens up the world of the underground motorcycle drag racing scene. It’s all about Kid trying to defend his and his father’s title…

55. The Road to Paloma

Released in 2014, Road to Paloma is the story of Wolf, a Native American on the run after avenging his mother’s murder, fleeing across the desolate American West on his motorcycle but it’s not a smooth ride…

54. Mission Impossible 2, Motorcycle Chase

There are plenty of motorcycle chase scenes in the Mission Impossible saga, we love this scene in Mission Impossible 2….

53. Why We Ride, Documentary

2013 documentary about the passion of riders and the love for their machines.

52. The Place Beyond The Pines

Starring Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper, a motorcycle stuntman has turned to robbing banks to provide for his new family, yet it doesn’t end well…

51. Knight and Day, Motorcycle Chase

Cameron Diaz and Tom Cruise star in comedy action movie, Knight and Day. Diaz gets caught up with Cruise as he tries to clear his name…

50. Dredd, Motorcycle Chase

The 2012 sci-fi action film is based on the Judge Dredd comic. Karl Urban is Judge Dredd a law enforced for Mega-City One. There’s plenty of crime fighting, motorcycle chases and lots of action to be had…

49. The Adventures of TinTin, Falcon Chase Scene

The animated action film sees young report Tintin and his faithful dog, Snowy, on a mission to find the hidden treasure before anyone else can. In this scene, Tintin is trying to retrieve the scroll…

48. Rebel Rousers

A motorcycle gang arrives on holiday at a small coastal US town, and so does Paul Collier. After Paul and gang leader Bunny have a fight, it’s decided that a motorcycle riding contest is the only way to find out who the true winner is…

47. Sons of Anarchy, Police Motorcycle Chase

Currently one of the most popular TV series on television focusing on the biker life in America, we had to feature this police chase…

46. James Bond, For Your Eyes Only

Roger Moore plays James Bond in For Your Eyes Only, the 007 agent is hunting for a lost British encryption device trying to preventing it from falling into the wrong hands…

45. Running Cool

Meet Bone and Bear, two tough bikers who are riding out from Sturgis to South Carolina to help fellow biker, Ironbutt Garrett, who’s in trouble with Calvin Hogg. Check out the trailer now…

44. The Girl on a Motorcycle

The Girl on a Motorcycle, also known as Naked Under Leather, is a British-French film released in the late 1960’s, and it’s all about one lady, her freedom and her motorcycle…

43. Evel Knievel: Being Evel, Documentary

The latest documentary released telling the real story behind the American motorcycling icon Robert ‘Evel’ Knievel…

42. Then Came Bronson, TV Series

James Bronson quits his job and takes to the roads on his Harley-Davidson. During the series he meets a range of characters…

41. Star Wars, Return of the Jedi: Speeder biker chase

Even Star Wars features an epic bike chase, we love this!

40. Me, Myself and Irene, Motorcycle Bugs

Jim Carrey stars as veteran police officer, Charlie Baileygates. This scene shows that open-faced helmets might not always be a good option…

39. Rambo: First Blood, Police Chase

Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) finds himself as the target of a manhunt in a small Washington town after a run in with the local sheriff, Will Teasle.


38. Tomb Raider 2, Riding The Great Wall

Trying to locate Pandora’s Boxes before the evil criminals do, Lara Croft is a woman on a mission…. Again!

37. Tron Legacy, Light Cycle Scene

Futuristic film, Tron Legacy, puts the future of motorcycling into perspective in this scene…

36. The World’s Fastest Indian, Speed Record Scene

We can’t just settle for one scene from this amazing film, here’s the speed record scene… Amazing!

35. The Motorcycle Diaries, Full Trailer

If you like road trips, vintage Norton’s and history then The Motorcycle Diaries is the film for you…

34. Mission Impossible, Bike Chase Scene

Tom Cruise stars in this epic bike chase scene in Mission Impossible…

33. Black Rain, Motorcycle Chase

This 1989 Thriller sees policemen Nick and Charlie witnessing a murder in a bar but quickly arrested the assailant. With Japan’s most infamous gangster freed ahead of his impending trial by his gang, Charlie and Nick are on a dangerous hunt for the killer again…

32. Robocop 2, Motorcycle vs. Truck

Part of the iconic Robocop series, the 1990 sequel sees Cyborg policeman Alex Murphy on duty after the police force goes on strike against evil conglomerate… What could possibly go wrong?

31. Quadrophenia, Ride Out to Brighton

The first of many clips from the fantastic Quadrophenia make it into our top 80, this one features the ride out to Brighton…

30. Electra Glide in Blue

Released in 1973, Electra Glide in Blue follows the story of a small town cop who dreams to become a detective; however after becoming involved in a suspicious suicide it soon leads him into the most dangerous investigation of his career.

29. Beyond The Law, Road Trip Scene

Charlie Sheen plays undercover cop, Daniel Saxon, in an effort to infiltrate a motorcycle gang whose members are up to no good. Saxon is pushed to the limits by ‘Blood’ the gangs leader to prove his worth….

28. Doctor Who The Movie, The Doctor VS The Master

Even The Doctor loves a good motorcycle chase as they try to escape The Master, check out this epic scene from Doctor Who the Movie…

27. Armour of God II: Operation Condor

The action-comedy film written and directed by Jackie Chan is the sequel to the 1986 Armour of God. With a similar vibe to the Indiana Jones series, Chan battles against a former Nazi to retrieve gold in the Sahara Desert…

26. Hard Target, Motorcycle Chase

Hard Target, directed by John Woo, tells the story of a woman whose father has gone missing and decides to hire a drifter to help guide her through New Orleans in search of her Dad; however it’s not all as simple as it seems… Check out this epic motorcycle chase clip…

25. Stone Cold, Motorcycle Chase

Joe Huff, a cop, who is known for his association with infiltrating dangerous biker gangs. The FBI want to convict some extremely violent bikers and Huff is the only one who can help…

24. Ghost Rider, Last Ride

The 2007 fantasy thriller Ghost Rider sees Nicholas Cage as Johnny Blaze, a motorcycle stuntman who sold his soul to save the life of a loved one….

23. The Matrix Reloaded, Motorcycle Chase

Neo and the rebel leaders have only 72 hours until hundreds of thousands of probes discover and destroy Zion. Neo must decide how he is going to save Trinity from this dark fate…

22. Kill Bill 300ZX, First Scene

After being nearly murdered by her husband-to-be and spending 4 years in a coma, Uma Therman has her hit list and it’s to kill Bill. We love this scene…

21. Stone, Motorcycle Funeral Scene

Stone was a low production movie in 1974 based in Australia, focusing on the story of Police Officer Stone who goes undercover with the ‘Gravediggers’ outlaw motorcycle gang to find out who has been murdering their members, one by one.

20. The Dark Knight, Bat Pod Sequence

Based on the superhero comic, The Dark Knight Rises sees Batman return to capture The Joker. Check out this epic Bat Pod sequence…

19. Wild Hogs, Dudley Loses It

Not what you class as your classic biker movie but you can’t deny Wild Hogs. One of the funniest films to date telling the story of a group of suburban biker wannabes looking for an adventure hit the open roads… what could possibly go wrong? Starring Tim Allen, Martin Lawrence, William Macy and John Travolta.

18. Hell Ride, Tarantino

Hell Ride focuses on the classic motorcycle gangs from the 1960’s and 1970’s. A collaborative effort between Quentin Tarantino and Larry Bishop, the story follows a biker gang seeking revenge after one of its members is killed.

17. James Bond, Tomorrow Never Dies

What’s a Bond movie without a classic motorcycle chase scene? Check out Pierce Brosnan in action…

16. Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade, Motorcycle Chase

Released in 1989, the action adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg is iconic, especially with this fantastic motorcycle chase…

15. Rumble Fish, The Motorcycle Boy

Based on the novel by S.E Hilton, Rumble Fish centers around the relationship between Motorcycle Boy, a former gang leader and his younger brother, Rusty James. Rusty aspires to become as feared as Motorcycle Boy.

14. James Bond, Skyfall

Daniel Craig is back as Bond in Skyfall. Just like any decent Bond movie, it’s all about fast cars, motorcycle chases and plenty of action – Skyfall does not disappoint!

13. Quadrophenia, Final Scene

Looking at the mods and rockers of London, 1960, the infamous Quadrophenia sees Jimmy hanging out with his Mod mates; they travel to the Brighton Scooter Run to battle with the Rockers… Here’s the final scene!

12. Ghost Rider, Bike Transformation Scene

The 2007 supernatural superhero film stars Nicholas Cage as the Ghost Rider. The Ghost Rider is a bounty hunted of the damned, who is on a mission to retrieve the contract of San Venganza for control of a thousand corrupt souls…

11. Mission Impossible 2

The Missions Impossible franchise sure knows a thing or two about making a decent action movie, especially featuring a brilliant motorcycle scene. Missions Impossible 2, released in 2000, sees Cruise back as Agent Ethan Hunt who is on the missions to stop a deadly virus from falling in the wrong hands. Look out for 1 minute 38 seconds….

10. Pulp Fiction, Zed’s Dead

“It’s not a motorcycle, baby. It’s a chopper.”

9. Mad Max: Fury Road, Motorcycle Chase

Only released in 2015, Mad Max: Fury Road is an action sci-fi film telling the story of a woman rebelling against the ruler in post-apocalyptic Australia in the search for her homeland. When drifter Max comes along, they get themselves in a spot of trouble…

8. Top Gun

Tom Cruise stars in the 1986 American action drama, Top Gun. Cruise and his pals are given the chance to train at the Navy’s Fighter Weapons School in San Diego.  Plenty of motorcycle scenes in Top Gun, we couldn’t make up our mind what our favourite is so check out this collaboration…

7. Bourne Legacy, Motorcycle Chase

An action packed, thrill-seeking adventure from the Bourne Legacy. We absolutely love this motorcycle chase scene…

6. Terminator 2: Judgement Day

Arnold Schwarznegger is back in Terminator 2: Judgement Day. His aim is to protect the young son of Sarah Connor, from a more advanced cyborg made out of liquid metal…

5. TT: Closer To The Edge, Guy Martin Scene

It’s no surprise that the TT: Closer to the Edge made it in our top 10 motorcycle movie scenes, as it shows the infamous Isle of Man Tourist Trophy race in all its glory. The 3D feature documentary discovers why modern TT riders still risk their lives to win the world’s most dangerous race.

4. The Wild One, The Bikers Arrive

Consider to be one of the original motorcycling movies of all time, The Wild One tells us the story of Johnny Brando and his gang of motorcycling misfits invading a small town after losing a motorcycle competition.

3. The World’s Fastest Indian, The Race

The simple story of New Zealander, Burt Munro who spends years rebuilding a 1920 Indian, which helped Burt set the land speed world record at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats, 1967.

2. Easy Rider, If You Want To Be A Bird

An iconic biker film following the entertaining and illegal adventures of Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper, also starring Jack Nicholson, Easy Ride is one of the most popular American counter-culture films to date.

1. The Great Escape, Motorcycle Chase

Of course it had to The Great Escape as the best motorcycle scene of all time! The 1963 adventure drama starring Steve McQueen, James Garner and Richard Attenborough planning their escape from a German camp during World War II, the film brings us the infamous scene of McQueen on the Triumph making the great escape…

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