Daily Slideshow: 7 Celebs Who Ride Harleys
Harleys have been ridden by the stars for decades. Here are some more recent ones.
Celebrities and movie stars love riding Harley-Davidsons just as much as the common man. Many own multiple machines (and of course they can afford them). We may not be privy to their personal lives as a general rule; but we are treated to a glimpse now and then, care of the local paparazzi. The press may be a nuisance to the actors for the most part, but we must admit that it makes us glad when we can see them doing something we ourselves appreciate; something we ourselves like to do – such as riding on our Harleys. Seeing them in this way takes the stars off of their top of the mountain existence and puts them in a shirt and trousers, put on one leg at a time, just like the rest of us.
Hugh Jackman likes his Harleys so much, he rode one of them on the set on his first day on Wolverine.
Not content to fly around the world on his private jet, actor John Travolta also flies down the road on a Harley, like the one he rode in the movie Wild Hogs. John has been riding Harley-Davidsons since he was 18 years old.
A true biker in this slide, Brad hauls down a scenic route on his chopper. Notice the missing clutch lever and cable – while his left-hand shifts on his side.
Charlie“Jax” Hunnam has been spotted by many running errands in Los Angeles, a little ways away from the fictional Charming, California, depicted on Sons of Anarchy on his Dyna, the black icon of his hit TV series. Harley-Davidson fans everywhere were upset when they discovered it was the end of the Sons. The show had a very successful run from 2008-2014. It is said that the theme of the show was not only what life is like in an outlaw motorcycle gang; it is said to be taken from the diary of the Hell’s Angels.
In the saga, the series’ main character, "Jax Teller", finds himself increasingly at odds with his club over the illegal activities they're involved in. These days, actor Charlie Hunnam is a Harley guy of course, and all smiles. Instead of his SAMCRO jacket, he sports a black jacket, but he still dons the same half-helmet and sunglasses that made Jax and to a generation of motorcyclists.
Even retired late night talk show host Dave Letterman gets into the act – as he rides this bad-ass chopper in the streets of New York with his suit on.
Steve Tyler, lead singer for the rock band Aerosmith, is now screaming around on a custom “Dirico” Harley-Davidson. Steve’s been riding a long time; Aerosmith was one of the headliners this year at Harley-Davidson’s 110th anniversary in Harley’s birthplace Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
In the early 1970s, Steve’s mini-bike was powered by a small Briggs and Stratton engine. Aerosmith became a full-time career so for 18 years he didn’t ride at all.
Then in 1990, Aerosmith performed for Willie G. Davidson – grandson of the company founder - then the “Ride to Live” drive got the better of him (as it does in all of us). Willie liked them so much, he gave each band member a Fat Boy.
Sly Stallone has ridden and owned many Harleys, including this awesome one from a set in Canada in 1982.
Do you remember in Rocky III when his boxing coach, Father-figure and mentor Mickey died?
Rocky rode his Harley throughout the movie, but the most emotionally wrenching scene occurred shortly after Mickey died of a heart attack. Rocky went for a ride on his bike and stopped at the statue of himself that his hometown had erected. A wave of despair came over him, so he angrily whipped his helmet at his own statue.
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