100+ Best Motorcycle Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Profoundly inspirational motorcycle quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

Famous Motorcycle Quotes

I was ranked No. 2 in the world and then I was out for 15 months between my shoulder surgery and my parents getting in a motorcycle accident in 2002. — Tommy Haas

I don’t want a pickle, I just want ride on my motorcikle. I don’t want to die, I just want a ride on my motorcycle. — Arlo Guthrie

My mother went into the Peace Corps when she was sixty-eight. My one sister is a motorcycle freak, my other sister is a Holy Roller evangelist and my brother is running for president. I’m the only sane one in the family. — Billy Carter

That’s the difference in intensity between the sound made by a vacuum cleaner and the sound of a motorcycle engine. — Dean Garstecki

You see, I don’t know how to ride a motorcycle, actually. — Henry Winkler

It’s about the time I was riding my Motorcycle, going down a mountain road at 150 miles an hour, playing my guitar. — Arlo Guthrie

A jerk on a motorcycle is equal to a leaf, because I find it beautiful when these things fall. — Demetri Martin

We have people who will get on a motorcycle in the dead of winter and ride 350 miles to go to a funeral of a complete stranger and stand there for an hour, at attention, give a salute and go home. — Kurt Mayer

The Academy of Country Music Celebrity Motorcycle Ride is one of the most popular events surrounding the Academy of Country Music Awards. What started off with just a few artists has turned into a star-studded event that makes this Country Music’s Biggest Ride(TM). — Bob Romeo

If it were something where he was riding a motorcycle and he was popping some wheelies and he got hurt, than maybe I would be a bit more concerned. It was just a freak accident. — Billy Donovan

The motorcycle industry as a whole has seen 13 years of consecutive growth. — Mike Mount

Turn your backs on them. Among motorcycle groups, that’s the ultimate sign of disrespect. You’re telling them they don’t exist. They’re non-entities. They don’t matter. — Kurt Mayer

The first thing I ever rode when I was a kid was a motorcycle, so I knew how to drive a motorcycle before a car. — John Travolta

You could make a film about being intoxicated only when you’re riding motorcycles, but really when you’re in an enclosed space safely, you can. — Colin Hanks

I don’t like sports where it’s like, you watch a guy on a motorcycle flip or something, then another guy does it, it looks exactly the same, and then at the end one guy gets higher points! It seems so arbitrary; I don’t know who’s ahead ever. — Norm MacDonald

Several cars that were going by waved at us, … It was a nice gesture. And when we were going down in our convoy, a guy on a motorcycle gave us a thumbs-up – every vehicle. It made us feel like we were doing something good. — Scott Stauffer

I have a new place where I can ride my motorcycle and my horses out into the forest. — Jim Willis

Those extreme-sports kids today are good, but they have it easy. Try falling off of a motorcycle going 70 or 80 miles per hour on asphalt. Believe me, nothing equals it. — Evel Knievel

We’ve got a new motorcycle this year and I’ve felt better on the bike each time I ride it. I know the results will come. We just have to keep working and stay consistent. I always seem to get hot in the second half of the season so I have to at least keep close early on to give myself a chance to win the championship again. — Chad Reed

Well, people choose to ride a motorcycle without a helmet, but that does not stop people from saying it’s a mistake. Listen to the risks you’re taking before you take the risk. — Linda Hirshman

I have to get a licence to drive a motorcycle to protect myself and the people around me. I am adamant there should be some sort of licensing required to have children. — Tim Allen

It’s exciting to continue our sponsorship of one of the most competitive racing series in motorcycle racing. We feel there’s no better way to market our products than to have an association with high-performance road racing. — Rick Mitchell

I do generally all my stuff [stunts] except for motorcycles and cars, that stuff I don’t know how to do as well as certain people do. — Channing Tatum

We, as a police department, intend to keep working with this woman. We’ll make her a part of open houses and other events and have her talk about motorcycle safety every chance we get. — Jack Gillen

We had a similar motorcycle fatality in that exact same spot on December 4. The tire tracks for the two were only about a foot apart. It is a negotiable, well-marked curve, however. — Kevin Honea

There isn’t a lot written about the motorcycle culture. — Katey Sagal

We?re a family store. A lot of motorcycle dealerships are male-oriented. Most tend to exclude or alienate women, which may be as simple as racy posters or talking down to female customers. But here we have consciously created an environment that beginners — regardless of their sex — would be comfortable coming in to talk to our experts. — Dennis Martin

The connection to place, to the land, the wind, the sun, stars, the moon… it sounds romantic, but it’s true – the visceral experience of motion, of moving through time on some amazing machine – a few cars touch on it, but not too many compared to motorcycles. I always felt that any motorcycle journey was special. — Antoine Predock

I did some great work with my Calvin Klein ads on the motorcycle. It was really groundbreaking because people hadn’t seen a woman actually riding a motorcycle before. — Carre Otis

She had expressed concern … at the foolhardiness of the motorcycle riders, not for the safety of the vehicle she was traveling in, — Paul Handley

I cuss like a sailor; I smoked cigarettes for many years but quit and have never looked back; also, I ride a motorcycle… in Los Angeles… so there ya go. — Keith Coogan

You know, Motorcycle Diaries has no incredible stories, no sudden plot twists, it doesn’t play that way. It’s about recognizing that instance of change and embracing it. — Gael Garcia Bernal

We have, right here, the biggest motorcycle race in America. — Tom White

I think a lot of people, myself included, like to be… like to do expeditions and trips. To me, this feels a little bit like a motorcycle trip. — Duane G. Carey

I’ve spent my entire career on horseback or on a motorcycle. It boxes you in, the way people perceive you. — Sam Elliott

My uncle who helped in a big part of raising me from when I was young, had moved from California, and would just tell me these legendary stories of these motorcycle clubs that he was around and that he used to ride with. — Theo Rossi

I have all these weird fantasies. Going coast-to-coast on my motorcycle and having random barbecues all over America. No show, no nothing. — Dave Chappelle

Eventually we’d like this to be the largest motorcycle run for charity. — John Carlson

Also, I knew that the impact of Motorcycle Diaries was going to be so resonant for all of us who went through the experience of making it that I didn’t want to do anything that could reflect it. — Walter Salles

As far as Harley-Davidson goes, it makes a great product. It’s got one of the best bikes in the world, … It’s, I think, leading motorcycle sales. It does restaurants. It does clothing. It’s diversified and it’s a winner. — Michael Carty

More books, more racing and more foolishness with cars and motorcycles are in the works. — Brock Yates

You know, actors lie all the time. ‘Can I ride on the horse? Are you kidding? Of course! I was born on a horse!’… It’s the same with motorcycles. — William Lucking

Actually, the motorcycle industry grew after 9/11, … People just took their money out of the stock market to buy toys. — Don Robinson

You do not need a therapist if you own a motorcycle, any kind of motorcycle! — Dan Aykroyd

When I was old enough to ride a motorcycle and got my license, I bought a ’69 Sportster. — Chuck Zito

I look my best when I take my helmet off after a long motorcycle ride. I have a glow and a bit of helmet hair. — Eric Bana

Anybody can jump a motorcycle. The trouble begins when you try to land it — Evel Knievel

And when was the last time you saw a motorcycle run a car off the road, or run into one and cause major damage? … That doesn’t happen. — Phil Lewis

Motorcycle riding has been a passion of mine since my 20th birthday, and as a proud member of the American Motorcyclist Association and the Harley Owners Group, I can attest that responsible riding has many unique recreational benefits for millions of Americans. — Tim Walberg

I had a sister who was killed in a motorcycle wreck when I was around 4 years old. My parents adopted her son, and so my nephew became my brother. He was three years older than me, so through him, I was exposed to hip-hop. — Big Smo

If I’m out trailriding, I have a favorite motorcycle. Riding on the road, I’ve got a favorite. If I’m jumping, I have a favorite, and if I’m racing, I have a favorite. — Evel Knievel

I really love to ride my motorcycle. When I want to just get away and be by myself and clear my head, that’s what I do. — Kyle Chandler

I have this vintage Harley-Davidson motorcycle jacket. When I put it on, it has this supercool feeling to it. — Alicia Keys

I carry groceries home on the tank of my motorcycle. — Stephan Jenkins

If I weren’t doing what I’m doing today… I’d be traveling around the world on the back of a motorcycle. — Donna Karan

Harley-Davidson has selected one of the most well-established retailers of imported motorcycles in China. Mr. Wan has more than 10 years’ experience selling and servicing imported heavyweight and premium motorcycles. Moreover, he and his management team are motorcycle enthusiasts who share a passion for riding and who understand the market. — David Foley

Easy Rider’ was never a motorcycle movie to me. A lot of it was about politically what was going on in the country. — Dennis Hopper

There’s a certain amount of pride in having a motorcycle that nobody else on the face of the Earth has. — David Edwards

The Trail of Tears started with about 100 riders and now has 90,000, … I ride a motorcycle on the Natchez Trace. It’s becoming popular. — David Seibert

Passing my motorcycle theory test gave me a disproportionate feeling of greatness. — James McAvoy

Right, … I’ve seen Jeremy in cars. He has all the talent in the world. I think he’d be a great car racer. A lot of motorcycle racers have successfully moved into cars and I think he’d be very competitive. — Boris Said

I’ve got a sister who races motorcycles and another sister who’s a Holy Roller preacher. — Billy Carter

This is a real cool thing. The motorcycle is the symbol of freedom. — Tukufu Zuberi

I had been warned not to get on a motorcycle, sort of. I think there is a clause in most general basic contracts to keep yourself in one piece and not alter your looks without telling them first. — Charisma Carpenter

After a while, you just want transportation, and things like cool cars or motorcycles are all about getting attention. I get all the attention I could ever need, so I kind of like being in a minivan and people not paying so much attention to me. — George Clooney

I believe many Harley guys spend more time revving their engines than actually driving anywhere; I sometimes wonder why they bother to have wheels on their motorcycles. — Dave Barry

Oh I’ve done bungee jumping. Skydiving, I have motorcycles that I ride. I’m a little bit of an adrenaline junkie in that way. — Zachary Levi

I admit to wasting my life messing around with fast cars and motorcycles. — Brock Yates

I’ve always worked on my own home and different places that I’ve owned. I really enjoyed it. But I’m a mechanic, a motorcycle and car builder. — Antonio Sabato, Jr.

I want to ride my motorcycle up the side of the Luxor to the light and vanish. — Criss Angel

I try and stay limber, swim, run, ride motorcycles. — Matt Cameron

I don’t write under the ghost of Faulkner. I live in the same town and find his life and work inspiring, but that’s it. I have a motorcycle and tool along the country lanes. I travel at my own speed. — Barry Hannah

Riding a motorcycle is ten percent hands and feet and ninety percent mind and eyes. — Cliff Brown

Motorcycle sales are gaining momentum in India as individuals consider that the main mode of transport, … Incomes are on the rise, finance is available everywhere and that helps a motorcycle purchase. — Sanjay

Reduce the speed limit from 25 to 15 (miles per hour), establish double fines and assign a motorcycle unit that can generate more money. — Jeff Waters

The reason I’m here today, the reason I own a brand new Harley-Davidson motorcycle and the reason I have a big log cabin and I got cars and all kinds of stuff is because I’m a writer and writers own everything. So you learn how to write. — Dan Aykroyd

We want Urge to replicate the raw motorcycle experience as much as possible, with the exposed engine, door-panel cut-outs and open top. Motorcycles are exhilarating to drive and we want this car to feel the same way. — Bruce Campbell

You’d never have a motorcycle policeman out on the Indian reservation. — Alex Cox

It really was a hell of a motorcycle, … It was arguably the first American motorcycle company, beating Harley by a year or so. Indian was the standard by which everything was gauged. — Jerry Springer

There’s an absolute enthusiasm for the sports they cover that comes through on the pages of the magazine. I have seen Lois leaning off the back of a motorcycle to get the best possible photo for the magazine, and Bob is out at races once or twice a week enjoying every second of that. When you translate that enthusiasm to the magazine, it makes the magazine successful. — Michael Epstein

I jumped 18 cars on a motorcycle, so I did almost everything. — David R. Ellis

He detected a motorcycle at a speed of over 100km/h in a 60km/h zone, — John Venditto

I enjoy going on motorcycle trips and stopping in small towns and enjoying drinks with the locals. — George Clooney

Neither the mouse nor the boy was the least bit surprised that each could understand the other. Two creatures who shared a love for motorcycles naturally spoke the same language. — Beverly Cleary

Sailing is a big outlet for me. It’s one of the key things I’ve been able to do by commingling science with sailing and my love of the sea. Also, I have several motorcycles, and I like to go on motorcycle trips. — Craig Venter

My first car was a motorcycle. — Adam Carolla

Our children tremble in their teen-age cribs, whirling off on a thumb or a motorcycle…. — Anne Sexton

It is fantastic for us to have the Nations again in Britain and to bring the race back to Farleigh after twenty-one years will be a special treat for all off-road motorcycle racing fans in the United Kingdom. — Steve Dixon

The motorcycle accelerated into the path of the police officer causing him to take immediate evasive action, — John Venditto

At the end of the day, it’s still a show about guys who ride extremely fast motorcycles for a living, — Doug Liman

I sailboat raced, I love to go out on my motorcycle alone, but I also love my family dearly. I love that aspect of my life as well. — Bob Seger

I actually have no aspirations to ride a motorcycle ever again. Its exhausting. You get cold. — Ally Walker

Yeah, but people aren’t comfortable with a woman who looks very masculine or rides a motorcycle or wears leather or has facial hair or has short hair. — Pam Grier

Riding my motorcycle around L.A. is like my own video game. But unlike many folks at the wheel, I am occupied with getting where I’m going and keeping myself safe. Most people are applying makeup, texting, and checking out the beauty in the next car. — Hugh Laurie

I hated motorcycles. I said to my mother, ‘I’ll never get a motorcycle.’ And she said, ‘You never know what you’ll want when you are older.’ After that, the thing that scared me was not so much the motorcycle itself, but that I could turn into a person who would want one. I was scared of the idea that I could become an entirely different person, a stranger to myself. — Ann Brashares

The study of the art of motorcycle maintenance is really a miniature study of the art of rationality itself. Working on a motorcycle, working well, caring, is to become part of a process, to achieve an inner peace of mind. The motorcycle is primarily a mental phenomenon. — Robert M. Pirsig

Get out of town and ride my motorcycle for a few days. — Mike Holmgren

There’s a pretty good chance that you’re going to go down when you’re on a motorcycle or if you’re sky diving or whatever, but that happened before I even got this job, and I haven’t sky dived since. — Charisma Carpenter

Riding a motorcycle on today’s highways, you have to ride in a very defensive manner. You have to be a good rider and you have to have both hands and both feet on the controls at all times. — Evel Knievel

Motorcycling is an unparalleled way to see this beautiful country. I always wanted a motorcycle waiting at each airport. — John Garwood

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