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.
"Blood & Oil is a short film I have wanted to shoot for some time. It speaks to all avenues of passionate endeavors and the common thread of desire, determination and relentless pursuit it takes to see them through. That feeling that wakes you in the dead of night, the call to action that courses through your veins." Enjoy.
Brace yourself: a motorcycle video with no bearded riders, no open-face helmets and no plaid shirts. El Solitario are the closest the moto world has to punk rock, and they've rounded off the year with a film homage to their "dadaist machine," Petardo. The soundtrack is by Galician artist Monica de Nut.
This lovely film from Petrolicious is called "The Gilera Milano Taranto Has a Special Meaning." Southern California's Hugo Gallina, owner of Vintage Italian Restoration, has been building and restoring Italian bikes out of his garage for years. Specializing in single-cylinder motorcycles, Hugo works on bikes that aren't a common sight in the U.S.—like the Gilera his father had back in the 50s.
We all have our alter egos. During the day we blend into our jobs and daily roles. Often we yearn for an escape, even if it's temporary. In this short film Wenley Ng, builder of a custom 2008 Triumph Bonneville, finds his escape from the everyday.
Max Hazan quit his successful career in design to pursue what he loved: building one off custom motorcycles. One year into this new life, Max reflects on his design process and the bike he's just finished … a Royal Enfield modeled on old Italian Speedboats. Sometimes you just have to follow your dreams.
Adam "Gasser" Gaspic took a lifelong romance with two-wheelers and morphed it into a one-man operation. Gasser Customs works on everything from everywhere--but there's a special bond with Honda's classic line of CB sportbikes. The Silver Bullet is a gearhead's sonnet to the café bike culture and a person's love for machines.