The best motorcycle films

Motorcycles have always been the ultimate movie props. Here are our favorite short films about those who build them, and those who ride them.
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This weekend, the Greasy Hands Preachers film is finally, finally released on Vimeo. It's is a celebration of manual work, seen through the lens of motorcycle enthusiasts. Shot on Super 16, it takes you all over the world, with stopovers in France, the USA, Scotland, Spain and Indonesia. And the cast is a roll call of big name builders, from Roland Sands to Shinya Kimura to El Solitario MC and Blitz Motorcycles. Click through for details to download or stream.

This weekend, the Greasy Hands Preachers film is finally, finally released on Vimeo. It's is a celebration of manual work, seen through the lens of motorcycle enthusiasts. Shot on Super 16, it takes you all over the world, with stopovers in France, the USA, Scotland, Spain and Indonesia. And the cast is a roll call of big name builders, from Roland Sands to Shinya Kimura to El Solitario MC and Blitz Motorcycles. Click through for details to download or stream.

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Love this teaser for an upcoming documentary on the cafe racer lifestyle, "Today Is A Good Day". There are some big names involved too, like custom motorcycle builders Roland Sands and Shinya Kimura, plus BMW design chief Ola Stenegard.

Love this teaser for an upcoming documentary on the cafe racer lifestyle, "Today Is A Good Day". There are some big names involved too, like custom motorcycle builders Roland Sands and Shinya Kimura, plus BMW design chief Ola Stenegard.

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Rise and shine! In this week's video clip, watch a faded Honda CB550 gas tank being restored to shiny, nickel-plated glory.

Rise and shine! In this week's video clip, watch a faded Honda CB550 gas tank being restored to shiny, nickel-plated glory.

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An intriguing look into the world of David Borras and @elsolitariomc, the controversial custom bike builders.

An intriguing look into the world of David Borras and @elsolitariomc, the controversial custom bike builders.

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How to ride a Triumph Scrambler: Here's a new dose of high-octane insanity from ICON 1000 and British Customs.

How to ride a Triumph Scrambler: Here's a new dose of high-octane insanity from ICON 1000 and British Customs.

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Two months ago, we revealed the lovely Analog Motorcycles Ducati 'Super Scrambler' on Bike EXIF. Now here's a short film to match. For the lowdown on the build, read our original coverage at http://www.bikeexif.com/ducati-custom

Two months ago, we revealed the lovely Analog Motorcycles Ducati 'Super Scrambler' on Bike EXIF. Now here's a short film to match. For the lowdown on the build, read our original coverage at http://www.bikeexif.com/ducati-custom

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We need more motorcycle videos like this, and fewer grinder sparks and beards.

We need more motorcycle videos like this, and fewer grinder sparks and beards.

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You know the names, now here are the faces to match. This terrific clip was filmed at Glemseck 101 and features an all-star cast of custom motorcycle builders. It marks the launch of the book The Ride: 2nd Gear. Find out more and get your copy at http://www.bikeexif.com/custom-motorcycle-book

You know the names, now here are the faces to match. This terrific clip was filmed at Glemseck 101 and features an all-star cast of custom motorcycle builders. It marks the launch of the book The Ride: 2nd Gear. Find out more and get your copy at http://www.bikeexif.com/custom-motorcycle-book

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