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Celebs on Cycles

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We like these glimpses into pop culture and how they illustrate the way motorcycling enhances the facade of celebrity personae.  In photographic archives, throwing a leg over an old British classic or Honda scrambler can be as cool as throwing on a Perfecto leather jacket or rockin’ a pair of Ray-Bans.

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Heavyweight boxing champ, Ken Norton and an accompanying rider on a rad kiddie trike.

Of course that doesn’t necessarily mean that all of these folks were only it for the image. Some are genuinely interested in motorcycling. Bob Dylan (below) is well known for his love of Triumphs and it’d be hard to argue that Creedence Clearwater Revival isn’t having fun during their photo opp (top photo).

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The Killer with his white shoes and 13-year old wife/cousin. Jerry Lee Lewis is an example of how some celebrities don’t always make the best decisions; cool bike, though.

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The man behind Burt’s Bees, Burt Shavitz enjoys cruising on his vintage BMW.
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Elvis Presley: American icon, American iron.
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Two of the best fictitious names in moving pictures; motorcycles played a big role in their roles.
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Hulk Hogan shows off his sweatpants, hi-tops and biceps.
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Charles Lindbergh had an affinity for motorcycles.
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Left: Jimi Hendrix – Rock and roll and rake. Right: Chico Marx getting ball-peened.
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Well, do ya, (ahem) ma’am?
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Left: John Wayne. Right: The polar opposite of John Wayne (Sid Vicious).
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Classy Julie Andrews astride a BMW and John Denver in the wind.
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Motorcycling Mick.
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Off-roadin’ Redford.
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Paul Newman and William Shatner also employing the knobbies on early dirtbikes.
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Unlikely pair. Nobody wanted to tell Ali his helmet wasn’t strapped.
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