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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.

An amazing film made by Honda about the building of the iconic RC30. Spare, elegant and powerful—just like the bike itself.

Get the drift: @Icon Motosports rider Ernie Vigil thrashes a Triumph Speed Triple to within an inch of its life.

Four BMWs, eight wheels, 16 Valves. A documentary about a motorcycle journey from Berlin to the Isle of Man.

From the makers of the brilliant "Long Live The Kings," a new feature: The Greasy Hands Preachers Documentary.

Go fast, look flash. A short film about the insanely brilliant ICON 1000 Triumph Speedmaster — a dragbike-inspired custom with twin nitrous bottles attached to the forks.

Shops like Brooklyn's @Jane Motorcycles are the lifeblood of custom culture. Here's a short film about owners Adam Kallen and Alex DiMattio, two friends who come from very different backgrounds.

"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.

A lovely short documentary film about the owner of Bixente Moto, a custom garage in Biarritz, France, with an exceptionally authentic atmosphere.

Ichiban Moto's brilliant PSA video. "Save the Motorcycles" pokes fun at the worst excesses of custom motorcycle culture. Love it!

Exploring Detroit's abandoned Packard plant on a Honda XR600 dirt bike. Looks like fun, doesn't it?

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.

"They Don't Build Themselves"—there's a clever visual trick in this short film to promote The One Motorcycle Show in Portland.

A brilliant, original and mesmerizing video from Roland Sands Design: "Art of the Machine." Put on the headphones, switch on the HD fullscreen, and enjoy.

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.

The utterly badass 'Iron Lung' Harley Sportster from @Icon Motosports. Love it.

One for fans of classic Italian machinery: Hugo Gallina, owner of Vintage Italian Restoration in Southern California, talks about the Gilera Milano Taranto. Via the brilliant @Petrolicious.

"The Beginning"—how @Cafe Racer Dreams Cream Motorcycles start sketching out a new custom build. Simple and neat.

Most definitely not a hipster bike video: the building of the Officine Rossopuro Metallica 850 custom.

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.

Old Empire Motorcycles hit the road, traveling from their base in Suffolk to the south of France, over 1,000 miles away. They're delivering the 'Hunter' a Honda CB250 Superdream, to a good friend and customer.

"Why I Ride"—a brilliant four-minute film on the joys of motorcycling. Recommended.

Director and photographer Adam Weiss visits custom motorcycle builder Walt Siegl in his New Hampshire shop, chronicling the last stages of the his top-secret build for Puma.

  • Dani Ravos

    Puma's performance-driven designs just compliment any biker ;-)

  • Steve Mills

    Holy crap, what a meaty exhaust note that thing has.

Zombies. Guns. Bikes. 'Containment Conflicts' from @Icon Motosports is the best motorcycle film we've ever seen.

  • Dennis Spring

    Really?! I think they're way too hard with this one. Lame as fck.

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.