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[[caption-width-right:330:The Harley Fat Boy. Possibly the quintessential Cool Bike.]]

->''"Bikes are not 'nice'. Bikes are cool."''
-->-- '''Fonzie''' to Richie, ''Series/HappyDays''

So you've got a {{badass}}. Or a [[TheDrifter loner]]. Or an ActionHero or ActionGirl. Now (s)he needs a suitable way to get from Point A to Point B. Because walking isn't very impressive unless you're [[UnflinchingWalk calmly walking away from the carnage you just caused]], or {{power walk}}ing toward the carnage you intend to cause.

Now you could always go for a [[CoolCar cool-looking car]]. But how about something more personal, and much more impressive?

Easy. Give them a Cool Bike. No, not a bicycle. The big, shiny, loud, sexy, purely awesome motorcycle. [[MyHorseIsAMotorbike The motorcycle is to a modern character what the big black horse is to the Western or Fantasy character]]: an identifier, a mark of status, and above all, an accessory that adds to their overall coolness.

Ever since the end of World War Two, motorcycles have been seen as the absolute coolest way to travel. Whether they are traveling through the desert, city streets, a [[MotorcycleOnTheCoastRoad coastal road]], or [[RuleOfCool up a wall]], the bike can promote an aura of awesome that is unmatched by an other everyday vehicle. Riding a motorcycle lends an aura of independence and [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys attractive danger]] to the rider.

Cool Bikes come in different types, and the type of bike generally says a lot about the type of character who rides it. A chopped, stripped Harley is virtually almost always the choice of a BadassBiker, and it's also often the choice of the SociopathicHero and the VillainProtagonist, while a sleek crotch rocket is more likely to be ridden by an ActionGirl, an older KidHero or a JerkJock. If the Harley is chopped ''or'' stripped or neither, the rider could be TheAtoner, TheDrifter, a major-league ActionGirl, an ActionHero, a SupportingLeader, or TheAce. The AdventurerArchaeologist tends toward the lighter, more nimble sport bikes, or even better, an old military bike. Big, heavy Goldwings and other touring bikes aren't usually cool, although their riders may think so.

The BadassBiker and the BikerBabe ''always'' have a Cool Bike. An Anti-hero [[HeroesPreferMotorcycles is likely]] to have a Cool Bike. {{Action Girl}}s may have Cool Bikes. Cool Bikes may have a CoolSidecar. See MonowheelMayhem when awesome only needs one wheel.

Oh, and [[UsefulNotes/MotorcycleSafety remember]] that you don't ''drive'' a bike; you ''ride'' it.

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Most of Creator/GoNagai's main characters ride and have cool bikes. Some examples are:
** Kouji and Sayaka from ''Anime/MazingerZ''.
** Tetsuya and Jun from ''Anime/GreatMazinger''.
** Duke Fleed and his sister Maria from ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer''.
** Akira Fudo from ''Manga/{{Devilman}}''.
** Honey Kisaragi from ''Anime/CuteyHoney'' when she uses her "Hurricane Honey" form.
** Hiroshi Shiba from ''Anime/KotetsuJeeg'' is an amateur racer.
* Norman from ''Anime/TheBigO'' rides a Cool Bike which comes equipped with a rocket launcher, and the bike in question seems to be pretty durable and maneuverable, given how it went toe to toe with freaking Megadeus in a highway chase scene and had not a scratch on it by the end thanks to [[BadassDriver Norman's driving.]]
* The first appearance of Hyoma Nagare from ''Anime/CombattlerV'' had him riding a bike and performing crazy maneouvers with it.
* The first time we saw Kenichi Go from ''Anime/VoltesV'' he was practicing in a firing range by shooting AND riding at once.
* Kaneda's red motorbike in ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' most definitely qualifies.
* ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'': Haruko's yellow vespa is also undeniably cool, which is interesting as it's a ''scooter''.
* Soul from ''Manga/SoulEater'' too believes in the power of cool bikes, which is why he has one.
* The Garland units in ''MegaZone23'' combine Cool Bikes with TransformingMecha.
* Some of the D-Wheels from ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' would probably fall under this trope, especially since some are designed to be some of the coolest wheels in the anime: one based on the ride of the hero in ''Comicbook/GhostRider'', a dragster, a steamroller... After all, cool bikes MUST be the centerpiece on an anime which features card games on motorcycles.
** Many of them have awesome names to boot, whether in the series itself, as with Dark Glass's "Delta Eagle" and Jack Atlus's "Wheel of Fortune", which in the dub has its name changed to "Phoenix Whirlwind", or in supplemental material. Some of the other names include the main character's "Yusei Go", which appears to be a reference to "Anime/SpeedRacer", as well as Blackbird, The Beast(dub-series only, unnamed in the original), Giganto L, T-666/Terrible Omen, and Bloody Kiss.
** Orbital 7, Kite's little robotic assistant in ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'' can turn into this.
*** [[CoolBigSis Akari/Kari]] and [[TheRival Ryoga/Shark]] ride have some cool rides too.
* ''GenesisClimberMospeada'' (AKA, the third series of ''{{Robotech}}'') has motorcycles that transform into PoweredArmor.
* The Motoslaves of ''BubblegumCrisis'' also serve as small TransformingMecha. Priss and Sylvie also ride cool regular motorcycles. And there's the Highway Star.
* A subversion in ''{{Durarara}}''. Celty's Cool Bike is actually a CoolHorse disguised as one. You can tell by the fact that it makes no noise, only whinnies and it has the shadow of a horse.
* Beelzemon of ''DigimonTamers'' has a cool, living bike called Behemoth. And if you aren't Beelzemon, it will possess you and drive all across the landscape.
** And better, ''it wasn't made for him'' or anything like that. Beelzey was just the only one powerful enough to tame the cursed bike that had terrorized a town with its original rider (''and'' then Guilmon, who knocked the original rider off only to become possessed himself.)
* Kenji's Raikouba bike in ''KotetsushinJeeg'' transforms into Jeeg's head.
* Smoker from ''Manga/OnePiece'' has his Blower Bike, which is actually a large motorized tricycle with wide wheels, powered by his Devil Fruit.
** Franky makes some in the 10th out of [[OrganicTechnology a giant crawfish and a giant grasshopper.]]
*** After the TimeSkip, he bulids one in the shape of a [[RhinoRampage rhino]] called Black Rhino FR-U IV.
* ''{{Baxinger}}'' is made of this. Five motorcycles that shoot lasers, fly both in air and in space AND become the components to a giant robot.
* The vehicles in ''{{Rideback}}'' are essentially Cool Bike meets TransformingMecha. Ditto the mecha in ''VipersCreed''.
* In ''DevilMayCryTheAnimatedSeries'', Lady has a red 1974 Ducati 750 Supersport.
* ''ExDriver'' (or, to capitalize it properly, ''éX-Driver'') is an anime about cars - the glitch-prone AI-controlled ones all normal people drive, and the [[CoolCar old, all-manual sports cars]] the protagonists drive in order to catch the aforementioned AI ones. So it's all the more surprising when one of the protagonists turns up on a Ducati, which has a lot less trouble catching the runaway cars than the old cars do.
* Moto-Mechazawa from ''Manga/CromartieHighSchool''.
* Jiggy Pepper from ''TegamiBachi'' has one that runs on the power of [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower heart]].
* Jun the Swan's G3 from ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman''. It has portable buoys that when lowered under the bike can allow it to ride on water surfaces. Later in the series, it gets a missile launcher.
* The motorcycles ridden by Toho Heavy Industries' artificial humans in ''Manga/{{Biomega}}''.
* ''HeatGuyJ'': Daisuke Aurora has one massive ride, plus a CoolSidecar for his android partner J to ride. It is ''loaded'': massive engines for incredible speed, heads-up display, converts to an even more badass mode when J rides it, and ''[[AmphibiousAutomobile it's amphibious]]''!
* ''{{Anime/Bakugan}}'' New Vestroia gives us Mira, a BadassBiker girl who rides a Subterra colored motorcycle in her first appearance.
** Gundalian Invaders give us new forms of Battle Gear, the Mobile Assault Gear. And what do Drago and Talean ride? The motorcycle based ones.
* Masumi Sera from ''[[DetectiveConan Detective Conan]]'' rides a Yamaha Artesia bike XT400. The reason it's an Artesia? ''[[MobileSuitGundam Mobile Suit Gundam]]'', though maybe you didn't know that since ''Detective Conan'' is a mystery manga.
** Yukiko also rides a Cool Bike on a trip to Gunma.
* ''Anime/{{Blassreiter}}'' is all about cool bikes.

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[[folder:Comics]]
* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' has his Lawmaster, equipped with bulletproof tyres, NitroBoost, [[AutomatedAutomobiles on-board AI]] and [[WeaponizedCar bike cannon]].
* Comicbook/GhostRider's bike is cool mundanely. It's even cooler in Ghost Rider mode, what with the chains and skull and flames. ''And'' it leaves a trail of flaming tire tracks... and can ride up even ''vertical walls''.
** Johnny and Danny's bikes represent two distinct types - Johnny's is a chopper, while Danny's is a speed bike.
* Hot Pursuit, an AlternateUniverse [[Franchise/TheFlash Barry Allen]] who lacks his SuperSpeed, drives a bike that is powered by the [[MetaOrigin Speed Force]]. Its wheels appear to be made of pure [[LightningCanDoAnything speed energy]].
* The Spy Cycle from ''ComicBook/SpyBoy''.
* In the German comic ''ComicBook/{{Werner}}'': Lots. The fact that Brösel is a motorcycle nut and draws extremely realistic (but often still wacky) bikes helps a lot.
** Werner's bike in the first book, ''Oder was?'', was a fictional Horex Regina made up in the fashion of US choppers of the 1970s, complete with a long springer fork and Iron Cross rear-view mirrors. Werner says he rides Horex because he gets sick from riding [=BMW=]. He also has a personal dislike against Harley-davidson.
--->'''Toddl's T-shirt:''' On the 8th day, God created Harley Davidson
--->'''Werner:''' He must've had a bad day.
** In the second book, ''Alles klar?'', he got the same Horex Regina 400 chopper that Brösel was working on, only in the state the bike would have been in, had it ever been finished the way it was planned, including a candle as a headlight. This was also the first book in which Brösel drew Harleys for almost all the other bikers, sometimes tricked out in ludicrous ways (fuel tank that's half aquarium, sidecar made of a small wooden door, an armchair, footrests, a wheel, and an ashtray, red lantern for tail light, and so on). In one story in the fourth book, ''Eiskalt!'', it was equipped with gimmicks such as the Wurstblinker (sausage blinker - yep, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a blinker that shoots sausages]] and other food items) which reappears in the tuned-up version in the first movie, ''Beinhart!''
** The fourth book also featured the "Red Porsche Killer", a Horex made for defeating a 1972 Porsche 911 S owned by Brösel's publisher and "manager" Holgi in a race. Four (!) Horex Regina 400 engines rebuilt out of aluminum and stroked from 400ccm to 610ccm each were built into a dragster frame painted metalflake pink. The "Red Porsche Killer" was built in real life and actually ran two races against said Porsche.
** After years of riding Horex, Werner decided to build his very own motorbike in the late 90s. The heart of this machine was a 1000ccm (61cui) single which gave it the name "[[PunnyName Satte Literschüssel]]"; when it was built for real, it turned out this behemoth had a displacement of 1444ccm (88cui), still in one cylinder only. The motor was so big that it became a supporting part of the frame. Other features included a fork mostly made of wood and a shovel blade for a seat. The Name "Satte Literschüssel" is also a wordplay with "Satelitenschüssel" which means Satelite Dish.
** Around the same time, Andi built the tiniest bike of the Wernersen (Feldmann) fleet, the Notkessel. A motorcycle mostly made of stainless steel, even smaller than a Honda Monkey, but powered by a 175ccm Honda twin which looks almost huge in the tiny frame. Despite being quite tall, Andi can actually ride it, and it appears in some comics, too.
** As revealed in the documentary book ''Die Kulteisen der Wernersens'', Andi built quite a number of other more or less weird bikes before the Notkessel, for example the Vampire, a bike made of parts Andi just had lying around, including two complete BSA power plants.
** Then there was the Dolmette (see ChainsawGood) which wasn't designed by either Feldmann brother for a change but by an engineer from Dolmar (Hamburg). There's little that's cooler than a motorcycle with 24 working engines.
** Another wacky idea was the Heizölkessel, based on a vibration-free parallel twin engine with two crankshafts prescribed by a doctor and acquired at a pharmacy. Due to a crazy bet against speedbikers, Werner rebuilt it to a turbocharged diesel and fit it into a comfortable chopper frame. This bike sort of came true, too: It is named Neander and built by a Kiel-based company. It does have a working two-cylinder, twin-crankshaft turbo-diesel with lots of horsepower, and it is currently the second most expensive production bike in the world. %% This entry was added automatically by FELH2. In case the wording doesn't make sense, rewrite it as you like, remove this comment and tell this troper.
* {{Hawkeye}} of ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'' has a flying bike called the Sky-Cycle.
* ''ComicBook/WerewolfByNight'''s Jack Russell rides one. And unlike his cars, he has thus far managed to not crash it once.
* In ''ComicBook/BazookaJules'' super-thief, Eddie Daytona's motorcycle has sensors, weapons, and can repair itself.
* In ''ComicBook/ShamansTears'', Joshua Brand travels on a classic Indian Chief motorcycle.
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Clouds Custom Motorcycle "[[IcallItVera Fenrir]]" in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII [[FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren Advent Children]]''. Bonus cool points for having a ''built in sword rack''.
** The Remnants have some pretty sweet rides, too-- naturally, there are at least two high-speed chase-battles.
* In the 2007 ''[[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles TMNT]]'' CGI movie, in his Nightwatcher guise, Raphael rides a motorcycle covered with plate steel. Michelangelo himself comments on how awesome this is.
* ''Animation/AachiAndSsipak'' loves this trope seeing as how every character has a cool motorcycle or at least motorcycle-like vehicles. Special mention goes to the character of Geko, a BadAss cyborg who has a bike with plenty of weapons.
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[[folder:Films -- Live Action]]
* The BMW R 1150R Rockster used by Ben Affleck's character in ''Film/{{Paycheck}}''.
* The Ducati 996 ridden by Trinity in ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'' film during the highway chase.
* Marlon Brando riding a Triumph Bonneville in ''Film/TheWildOne'' is one of the events that started this trope.
* Will Smith's character's Black MV Augusta F4 in ''Film/IRobot''.
* The Bike that is [[spoiler:built into the front steering system of the Batmobile]] in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', referred to officially in the movie as the "Bat-Pod". It features built-in autocannons and apparently sports a gyro-stabilizer for the driver and engine, allowing it to make impossible turns, recover from wipeouts, and drive straight up a wall, flip over upside-down, and land upright again.
** We see it return in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', and has the distinction of being [[spoiler:the only Bat-vehicle that survives through more than one movie in the Nolanverse.]]
* Steve [=McQueen's=] stolen Triumph [=SR6=] 650 in ''Film/TheGreatEscape''. Pure RuleOfCool. There's nothing like that whole scene at all, in the book the movie was based on. But the chance to put Steve [=McQueen=] on a Triumph for a chase scene was simply irresistible.
* Arnie's iconic black 1990 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy in ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay''.
** And then there's the moto-terminators in ''Film/TerminatorSalvation''.
* Possibly the best-known film motorcycle, Peter Fonda's "Captain America" chopper from ''Film/EasyRider''. Both this and Dennis Hopper's more conservative chopper started life as Harley Davidson Hydra Glides.
* The Lightcycles from ''Film/{{Tron}}''. They're fast, deadly, and fold right up into the handlebars for easy storage!
** In ''Film/TronLegacy'', the motorcycle Sam rides in the opening is his own. It's later established that Sam inherited his dad's insanely-fast Ducati, fixes it after it's been sitting in a shed for 20 years, and is even more of a daredevil with it than his old man was. Likewise, the comic based on ''[[VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh Tron 2.0]]'' establishes Jet's ride of choice as one of these. [[ChekhovsSkill It ends up saving their butts on the Game Grid]].
* ''Film/{{Torque}}'' has plenty of ''very'' nice bikes, but the turbine-powered [=Y2K=] definitely takes the cake.
* Fiona Volpe's BSA Lightning with the built-in missile launchers in ''Film/{{Thunderball}}''.
* Arcee, Chromia, and Elita-1 from ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen''.
** From the movie toyline, we also have Brimstone (and its repaint, Chopsaw), which transforms from a chopper into a spindly, wicked looking robot using the front wheels as [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning saw blades]].
* ''Film/TheDeltaForce'' has ChuckNorris on a dirt bike with dual rocket launchers, machineguns, and rear-facing grenade launchers. Twice.
* The police hoverbike from the latest ''Film/StarTrek'' film. The trailer even made it seem as if the cop was a robot with a metallic voice. Since TrailersAlwaysLie, the cop in the actual movie had a normal voice.
* They don't ride motorcycles, but the bikes in ''Film/MysteryTeam'' ARE pretty cool.
* The green Harley-Davidson WLA Liberator that Captain America rides in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger''. It even comes with machine guns, and a rope-launcher.[[note]]Which Cap uses to great effect against motorcycle-ridng HYDRA mooks late in the movie.[[/note]]
* Young Boris's rather satanic looking bike from ''Film/MenInBlack 3''.
* In ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' they introduce speeder bikes. Back then they may have been a reference to horses, but in the prequel trilogy and the expanded universe they are treated like motorcycles, complete with [[AllBikersAreHellsAngels speeder bike gangs]].
** "The Return of the Jedi Sketchbook" has many concept drawings from the movie development, and the comments mention custom and hotrodded motorcycles. They're definitely not referencing horses.
* In ''Film/SpyKids 3D: Game Over'' they have a race utilizing cool vehicles, specifically motorcycles. Kinda weird that they have that much experience driving and riding when most of them don't look old enough to get a permit, but hey it's a video game.
* ''Film/XMen'':
** In ''Film/XMen1'', the Cyclops' motorcycle that Wolverine *ahem* borrows to get to the train station.
** The Harley-Davidson Logan acquires at the Hudsons' farm in ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''.
* In ''Film/TheLostBoys'' the eponymous vampires also ride cool bikes. In the novelisation David's bike is explicitly mentioned as being a Triumph.
* In ''Film/GIJoeRetaliation'' a motorcycle that ''splits apart and turns into explosive projectiles'' is used by Firefly to help break Cobra Commander out of prison.
* ''Film/{{Oblivion 2013}}'' : Harper's motorcycle-which is collapsible so it can be carried on the Bubble Ship's storage space, has integral winch and sensors, and is pretty rugged. [[spoiler: Pity that [[HumiliationConga it gets stolen early in the movie, and then soon after Harper gets it back it runs out of gas]].]]
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[[folder:Literature]]
* In ''SnowCrash'', Hiro Protagonist's smart bike has ''its own operating system''. And Raven's bike. You know, the one with a ''hydrogen bomb'' built into its sidecar.
* Sirius in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' had a flying motorbike, which he gave to Hagrid to help him get Harry from Godric's Hollow to his uncle's house. It appeared again in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'', where Hagrid used it to get Harry safely from his home to the Weasley's house. In the end Harry inherited it. A Triumph Bonneville and a Royal Enfield were used for the films.
* The bike created by the Librarian, and ridden by [[TheGrimReaper Death]] in ''Discworld/SoulMusic''. It actually falls to bits quite early on, but the ''idea'' of the bike remains, resembling light reflecting off a gleaming machine, only without the machine. Unfortunately, because it was created in accordance with rock music tropes, it isn't designed to slow down, much less stop safely. It's ''meant'' to crash at the end of the eighth verse. ''Eighth'', as the whole sequence is an extended tribute to [[MeatLoaf Meat Loaf]]s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9WeTf67YLY Bat out of Hell]], down to the ''silver black phantom bike''.
** And because eight is a magically significant number in the Discworld.
* In Robert Asprin's ''PhulesCompany'', CH (Chocolate Harry) gets official permission to use his personal hoverbike instead of a Legion vehicle.
* [[ActionGirl Murphy]] occasionally rides around on a Harley in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''. Harry claims it's because a motorcycle is actually a [[AllWomenAreLustful giant vibrator]].
* ''Literature/PleaseDontTellMyParentsImASupervillain'': Penny's Light Bike is a futuristic HardLight motorcycle that she can beam out of a device on her chest.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Franchise/{{Kamen Rider}}''s, obviously (that's where the "Rider" comes from); while the main Rider always has a Cool Bike, more recent seasons have started to introduce [[SixthRanger Second Riders]] who don't have them. In order:
** The Showa Riders' bikes typically just have custom cowlings, due to special effects limitations of the 1970s, though they're all faster and more powerful than standard bikes, sometimes allowing them to ride along walls and up cliff faces. [[Series/KamenRiderX X-Rider's]] can be used as an underwater vehicle and [[Series/KamenRiderSuper1 Super-1's]] actually flies using rockets. The bikes were a much bigger part of the series in the earlier years; more recent seasons have it as TheArtifact (how many times did we see Series/KamenRiderKiva's bike, three?) It may have something to do with [[RealLifeWritesThePlot the Rider helmets losing the eyeholes]].
** [[Series/KamenRiderKuuga Kuuga's]] [=TryChaser=] 2000 can combine with the sentient mecha-beetle Gouram, giving it extra armor and blades on the front. Partway through the series it's damaged and rebuilt as the [=BeatChaser=] 2000, which is also affected by Kuuga's MidSeasonUpgrade Rising Forms.
** [[Series/KamenRiderAgito Agito's]] Machine Tornador can become a hoverboard. G3, Gills, and Another Agito have custom bikes ([=GuardChaser=], Gills Raider, and Dark Hopper, respectively) modified to resemble them.
** [[Series/KamenRiderRyuki Ryuki's and Knight's]] BondCreatures could become motorcycles when in SuperMode - still remaining very much sentient. All Riders in the series have access to a common type of bike called the Ride Shooter, taking the Rider through the portal to the mirror world. The American adaptation ''[[Series/KamenRiderDragonKnight Dragon Knight]]'' actually added more, by having the characters' normal motorcycles transform along with them when they became Kamen Riders. The Riders also have awesome real-world bikes during non-spandex time. There's an awesome scene near the end with six Riders, finally on the same page - even TheHero and the EvilTwin! - riding out of {{MIB}} headquarters unmorphed as a Cool Bike-riding, [[HellBentForLeather cool jacket-wearing]] squad, ready to kick butt and take names.
** More bike awesome from KRDK: ''Mirror world bike chase.'' The sneaky Torque found out that Xaviax is too smart for TheStarscream, and new TheDragon, polite but sociopathic Strike, is hunting him. Torque rides for his life, and on the street, it looks like a guy riding crazily for no reason. Only we can see that in the reflections in doors and windows, Strike is right on his tail. Torque eventually thinks he's lost Strike, when several stories up, the reflected Strike emerges into reality and drops in right behind him.
** [[Series/KamenRiderFaiz Faiz]] has the Autovajin, which can transform into a robot with its own AI; in this form one wheel is a [[GatlingGood Gatling]] while the other is a jetpack and its handlebar becomes Faiz's LaserBlade. Its highest-priority directive is ''not'' "obey Faiz." Kaixa's Side Basshar [[TransformingMecha turns into a walker mecha]] with [[MacrossMissileMassacre tons of missiles]] that can deploy [[RecursiveAmmo even more missiles]]. Delta doesn't get a unique bike, but he's usually associated with the Jet Sliger, a rocket- and weapon-laden behemoth every Rider apparently has but only he really uses. (Faiz has one, but it gets blown to scrap in its ''introduction episode'' during a battle with Delta. Kaixa ''presumably'' has one if the other two do, but it is never summoned.) Also, its wheels are ''spheres,'' and it can travel sideways if desired.
** [[Series/KamenRiderBlade The BOARD Riders']] bikes can all channel the power of the Rouze Cards, allowing the Riders to use them for special attacks. Chalice's, like the later ''Dragon Knight'', is an ordinary bike that changes when he does.
** [[Series/KamenRiderHibiki Hibiki]] is the subversion; he gets a ''completely unmodded'' Honda Valkyrie Rune (see below under Real Life). This presumably plays into the fact that Hibiki, unlike his fellows, is ''not'' a BadassBiker. (He's certainly a badass. He just can't ride all that well.)
** [[Series/KamenRiderKabuto Kabuto and Gatack]] have their own custom machines (Kabuto and Gatack Extender) which can transform into more battle-oriented forms, Kabuto's gaining a battering ram and Gatack's turning into a flying hoverboard; they're also affected by the Riders' [[SuperSpeed Clock Up]] systems. The other Riders simply get slightly customized versions of the common Machine Zectron bike.
** All the bikes in ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'' double as the control units for their respective {{Cool Train}}s.
** [[Series/KamenRiderKiva Kiva's]] Machine Kivaa has the brain of a horse monster, turns invisible at high speed, and has an enhancement booster that nullifies wind resistance. It's also the only chopper-style Rider machine, and is generally awesome-looking. Ixa's Ixalion, despite the cool name, is simply a custom bike; Saga doesn't have a unique bike, but Taiga owns a Honda DN-01, which he never uses as Saga.
** [[Series/KamenRiderDecade Decade's]] Machine Decader can transform into past Rider machines via [=AttackRide=] cards; Decade changes it into the Autovajin in the first episode and the Side Basshar in the GrandFinale movie.
** [[Series/KamenRiderDouble Double's]] [=HardBoilder=] is modular, its rear half being swappable with jetski and flight wing attachments; it's also armed (machineguns in all forms, plus torpedoes for the water form). Accel '''is''' his own Cool Bike, and can combine with the sentient tank Gunner A for combat situations (he also owns a red Ducati called the Diablossa which he uses as a civilian). Skull's [=SkullBoilder=] is essentially the same as Double's bike without the option parts.
** [[Series/KamenRiderOOO OOO's]] Ride Vendor, as the name implies, can change into a vending machine which dispenses can-shaped helper robots called Candroids. Interestingly, the Ride Vendor is mass-produced by OOO's support organization and anyone with appropriate clearance (and Cell Medals) can use one.
** Kamen Rider Core from the Double/OOO movie was a monstrous...''thing'' made from the dark memories of all Kamen Riders powered up by a few Core Medals. It could turn the bottom half of its body into a flaming motorycle.
** [[Series/KamenRiderFourze Fourze's]] Machine Massigler, fitting with the show's theme of space travel, is shaped like a shuttle and is spaceworthy; the Powerdizer exoskeleton can even transform into a launchpad for the Massigler. Meteor has his own ride, the Meteorstar, which is styled like a satellite.
** [[Series/KamenRiderWizard Wizard's]] Machine Winger can combine with the WizarDragon to enhance the dragon's flight abilities.
* In ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', most teams had at least one or two bikes. Some teams would get a full set of bikes for each member SixthRanger often being left out if there was one), while other teams only had bikes for certain members, forcing the others to ride on a [[CoolSidecar sidecar]] equipped on one of the bikes or use a different vehicle. However, they were gradually phased out in the the late [=90s=] and [=00s=] in favor of more fantastical vehicles or upgrades to their mecha. This wasn't much of an issue for ''Power Rangers'', where the teams mainly used teleporters in the early seasons and the bikes were only kept just for the toys. However, several seasons gave everyone (or almost everyone) a bike where Sentai did not.
** ''Power Rangers'' also had no less than ''five'' ''flying'' bikes, each for a single Ranger in its season ([[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce Wes]], [[Series/PowerRangersWildForce Cole]], [[Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm Hunter]], [[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder Ethan]], and [[Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive Will]]). They'd transform from motorcycles to various types of flying gear. Funnily enough, they seem to be the one piece of gear exempt from the ProtagonistPowerupPriveledges, as the latter three went to TheLancer instead of the Red Ranger. There's also [[Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue Carter's]] Trans-Armor Cycle, which turned into armor and extra weaponry.
** Whether it's cool or not is up to the individual, but the most ''unique'' bike was the one belonging to the [[Series/PowerRangersSPD Omega Ranger]] / [[Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger DekaBreak]]. It was a motor-''[[MonowheelMayhem unicycle]]! And those actually exist,'' some looking quite like the one in the show. Also, Omega Ranger's/[=DekaBreak's=] HumongousMecha is a giant motorcycle that other robots can ride.
** No Ranger in ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' has a bike at all, or any vehicles for that matter, but their mentor Ji does. Mike even asks if he, as a traditional samurai, should have a horse instead; Ji only replies [[AutomatonHorses "Have you ever had to clean up after a motorcycle?"]] Though the lack of transport for the team [[FridgeLogic kind of begs the question]] of how they would actually get to the battlefield.
* ''ThenCameBronson'', a [[TheDrifter loner]] WalkingTheEarth action-adventure show starring Michael Parks that ran for only one season in 1969 and '70. He does his wandering on a 1969 XLH 900cc Harley-Davidson Sportster.
* ''Series/HappyDays'': The Fonz. In one episode, Richie acquires a bike of his own and asks Fonzie whether he thinks it's "nice". Fonzie's reply is the page quote.
* ''Series/StreetHawk'' was a short-lived 1985 ''KnightRider'' ripoff which used a (non-talking) super-bike instead of a car.
* ''DarkAngel'' put its ActionGirl protagonist Max on a black Kawasaki.
* Spike gets one of these in Season Six of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''.
* Reno Raines rides one in ''Series/{{Renegade}}''.
* ''Series/TinMan'' : [=DG=]'s ride of choice appears to be a vintage 40's era motorcycle. It's also implied by her interaction with Officer Gulch that she DrivesLikeCrazy on it.
* ''Series/{{House}} MD'' series 2 has its medical diagnosis genius protagonist, Gregory House, buy a used 2005 Honda [=CBR1000RR=] Fireblade in Repsol race replica colours. He gets the bike at a good price as it's had an accident with very minor cosmetic damage that is not noticeable in later episodes. He adds to the coolness of the bike by stating its top speed as 180 mph, not 160 as presumed by his best friend, oncologist Wilson.
* In the ''Series/BabylonFive'' episode "Eyes", Garibaldi and Lennier assemble from parts a black 1992 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-11. Garibaldi thinks it's too bad they can't ride it since they've got no gasoline, but Lennier had the forethought to install a power source of Minbari design. Leading to a CrowningMomentOfFunny when Ivanova says she's glad life on the station is back to normal ... then Garibaldi and Lennier go zooming by.
** In ''{{Series/Crusade}}'', Captain Gideon goes for a cruise through an abandoned alien city on a ''flying'' motorcycle, complete with shades and a leather jacket. He ends up having to use the jetcycle to evade alien [[AttackDrone Attack Drones]] that try to shoot him down, escaping only because his bike was smaller than they were.
* The ''TopGear'' "1949" episode involves a race from London to Edinburgh (some 400 miles) in state-of-the-art vehicles of the time - Richard was ecstatic over choosing the legendary Vincent Black Shadow, but soon came to regret the decision over the long, long ride.
* In the last episode of ''Series/ICarly'': Spencer is restoring a motorcycle for Socko's cousin Ryder, a 1964 Sterling, which is actually a Triumph like [[HappyDays Fonzie's]], but when Socko and Ryder get in a fight Socko lets Spencer keep it, who then gives it to Sam.
* ''Series/{{Sons of Anarchy}}'' is made of this trope. The titular bikers mostly ride custom Harley Davidson Dynas, with a few exceptions.
* ''Series/{{CHiPs}}. 'Nuff said.
* While most of the main cast tend toward {{Cool Car}}s, Doug Penhall of ''Series/TwentyOneJumpStreet'' instead rides a Triumph Bonneville.
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* Richard Thompson's song "1952 Vincent Black Lightning"
-->''Said Red Molly to James that's a fine motorbike\\
A girl could feel special on any such like\\
Said James to Red Molly, well my hat's off to you\\
It's a Vincent Black Lightning, 1952''
* The late Music/TaijiSawada, who was a [[JapaneseDelinquents ''bosozoku'']] BadassBiker that liked both Harleys and Hondas, was occasionally known to include his CoolBike of the day in videos for Music/XJapan in his tenure there, as well as in at least two photoshoots. It can be seen in the PV for ''Week End'' in the background of his character's death scene in the video, and it also makes an appearance in the ''Celebration'' PV.
* Gilby Clarke's [[Music/PawnshopGuitars "Johanna's Chopper"]].
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[[folder:Pinball]]
* The Light Cycles from ''Pinball/TronLegacy'', prominently shown on the cabinet side art.
* In ''Pinball/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', the Terminator can be seen riding a Harley-Davidson Fat Boy during the video for "Chase Loop".
* The Bat-Pod in Creator/SternPinball's ''[[Pinball/BatmanStern Batman]]'', prominently featured on the sides of the cabinet.
* The ''Pinball/EvelKnievel'' pinball shows Evel riding his famous Harley Davidson XR-750.
* The protagonist's futuristic bike in ''Pinball/SpaceRiders'', complete with tapered nosecone, tailfins, and rocket thrusters.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' is littered with cool bikes. And cool jetbikes. And cool two-wheeled daemonic engines of destructive horror.
* ''MachoWomenWithGuns'' has only three character classes ... and one of them is Motorcycle Nun.
* Steve Jackson Games' catalog once contained a fictitious entry for ''Kung Fu CB Mamas on Wheels vs. the Motorcycle Aztec Wrestling Nuns''. Despite not actually being a real game, if it ''did'' exist, it would have had one side entirely on Cool Bikes.
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[[folder:Toys]]
* From Franchise/{{LEGO}}:
** LEGO Technic and LEGO Racers have produced many fine and crazy bike sets.
** Millennia from ''{{Slizers}}'' had two forms, one of which was a large, wide-wheeled bike ridden by his small robot form.
** ''RoboRiders'' were bizarre, alien, motorbike-shaped HumongousMecha. A strange but fine idea, however the even weirder execution (not giving them characterization and having the riders be the ''wheels''... oh, and the wheels are also the ''[[AbnormalAmmo ammunition]]'') lead to the line becoming a failure because kids didn't know where to put the concept.
** The Furno Bike and Speeda Demon's ride from ''Franchise/HeroFactory''.
** The Destral Cycle from ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}''. So cool, it was the only one in their universe, and a villain stole it so that only he could ride it.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* The Nintendo64 game ''{{Extreme-G}}'' is centered ''around'' racing impossibly cool bikes.
* In ''VideoGame/EverythingOrNothing'', the Q-Bike James Bond has.
* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3'', EVA's BMW R75 with optional CoolSidecar, and the way she drives it would put UsefulNotes/EvelKnievel to shame.
* The Triumph Bonneville ridden by Eva/Big Mama and the Speed Triples ridden by her subordinates in Act 3 of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4''; it helps that they're also real world cool bikes.
* ''TestDrive Unlimited 2'' features three bikes as a new DLC pack, the Trope image Harley above and both a Ducatti Diavel Carbon and a Desmosedici RR that can pull off wheelies. Unfortunately, they require Atari Tokens to unlock. Meaning you have to [[{{BribingYourWayToVictory}} pay real money for them]].
* Being a game centered around a whole collection of [[BadassBiker badass bikers]], ''[[GrandTheftAutoIVTheLostAndDamned The Lost And Damned]]'' has no shortage of cool bikes, ranging from classic 1950s/1960s-style ''Easy Rider'' and modern custom choppers to exotic Italian and Japanese crotch rockets.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', the bike chase after escaping the Shinra building
* Travis's bike, the "Schpeltiger", in ''NoMoreHeroes''.
* Wes from ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' has a hoverbike monstrosity that could count as this. It even has a side car that his Espeon and Umbreon ride in (Rui takes the seat once he rescues her).
** It's just barely cool, but Michael in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness Pokémon XD]]'' has a scooter of his own that he drives around Orre. It eventually upgrades into a hovering model as well.
* The Brotherhood of Nod's attack bikes in ''CommandAndConquer'' are motorbikes, with rocket launchers attached to them.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII''. Snow's bike is composed of not one, but ''two'' women called the Shiva Sisters, Styria and Nix.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII''. The Galbadian Army doesn't use paratroopers. They use ''motorcyclists who ride out of the tops of buildings, then deploy jetpacks in mid-air.''
* The Hoverbikes in ''{{X-COM}}: Apocalypse''. Nothing like watching massive {{Flying Saucer}}s fall down with ease before the might of a [[ZergRush Hoverbike Swarm]].
* While they end up being useless once you can build Goliaths and Siege Tanks, ''{{Starcraft}}'''s Vulture units definitely qualify.
* Trish in ''DevilMayCry'' and Lady in ''Devil May Cry 3'' both have very cool bikes.
* ''[[MercenariesPlaygroundOfDestruction Mercenaries 2]]'' introduces several motorcycles, including one with ''[[MoreDakka mounted miniguns]]''.
* ''ShadowTheHedgehog'' gives Shadow his very first motorcycle.
** ''Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing'' gives Shadow a SECOND motorcycle as his standard vehicle.
* ''VideoGame/MarioKart Wii'' introduced bikes to the series. Especially cool ones include the Sneakster, Spear, Wario Bike, and Bubble Bike.
* Mr. Grimm of ''TwistedMetal'' is always driving some variant of a weapon-equipped motorcycle. ''[[ContestedSequel Alw]][[CanonDiscontinuity ays]].''
* ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'' gets to ride a Cool Bike for a little while midway through the game. Later, so does Jeanne when [[spoiler: she rides up the side of a rocket to rescue Bayonetta and stop the awakening of Jubileus]].
* ''SaintsRow2'' introduced a selection of cool bikes, from Harley Davidson choppers to Japanese racing bikes. The coolest, however, would have to be the [[Manga/{{Akira}} Kaneda]], ride of choice for Ronin leader Shogo, which features neon trims and the ability to ride up walls.
* ''FullThrottle'', a game about a biker gang's BadAss leader Ben, naturally features a variety of Cool Bikes. Ben's eventually gets the (limited) ability to fly, even.
* Mekgineer's Chopper and Mechano-Hog for [[WorldOfWarcraft Alliance and Horde]], respectively.
* ''VideoGame/RoadRash 64'' has the "Insanity Mode" bikes named "Executioner" and "Hammerhead". Both bikes can travel upwards of 200mph. A skilled player can utilize their speed to jump over entire sections of some courses with them (including bypassing long winding turns and mountains). The Executioner appears to be a V-24 engine with wheels and a seat. The Hammerhead is a more high-tech bike that appears to have more of a jet engine. The bikes are, in fact, too souped-up for regular gameplay, but can be obtained from the beginning with a cheat device such as the Gameshark. In order to even hope to do well on most regular tracks with them, the player will have to lay off the throttle for most of the game. Jumping over a car at full speed may cause the bike to fly so far off the course that the player will not catch back up to the other racers.
* Yasha's Corvette from ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'' is a Jet Bike!
* ''VideoGame/{{Syndicate}}'' (2012) has flying jet bikes for the Aspari syndicate.
* The fourth boss of ''VideoGame/LollipopChainsaw'', Lewis the Rock and Roll Zombie, has a bike that can transform into an elephant MiniMecha, at which point Nick [[GivingUponLogic stops caring about the weird shit he's seen]].
* The Flare-S Swoop from ''[[VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga Jedi Academy]]'' is a StarWars version of a sport bike, with mounted blasters. In the Zonju V mission, the protagonist rides it in a fight/race to the death with the StarWars version of Hells Angels.
* In ''ProgressQuest'', one of the playable races is "Enchanted Motorcycle", and it can get one of many FantasyCharacterClasses. And since you fight just about every D&D monster in the game...
* In ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'', playing as [[SelfImposedChallenge the Avatar of Sneaky Pete]] gives you access to Sneaky Pete's trusty motorcycle, which has a built-in AI and a soothing female voice. As you level up, you can trick out the motorcycle with a variety of gadgets. As for its name, that's up to the player.
-->"Wait, [[LampshadeHanging you're telling me Sneaky Pete--that cat who lived hundreds of years ago--]][[SchizoTech had a robot motorcycle]]?"\\
\\
"Would you not agree that having a robot motorcycle is cool?" the motorcycle replies. "Sneaky Pete was more than cool. He was the embodiment of cool. [[RuleOfCool He could not have failed to have something as awesome as me]]."
* ''VideoGame/{{Robopon}}'' has Cycool, a robot motorcycle that you can drive around on.
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* In [[http://drmcninja.com/page.php?pageNum=26&issue=15 this story arc]] of ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'', Dr. [=McNinja=] has a Cool Bike. It's an enchanted unicorn. [[note]]It also seems that it's quite [[HellishHorse possibly evil]][[/note]].
** King Radical, the Doctor's nemesis, rides a cool dirtbike.
* Leona rides a bike [[http://www.roningalaxy.com/comic/page-87/ shaped like a unicorn]] in ''Webcomic/RoninGalaxy''.
* ''Webcomic/DawnOfTime'': after our prehistoric heroine jumps through time to a post-apocalyptic future she swaps her triceratops companion Blue for a triceratops-styled motorbike, BLU 1.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* In the ''GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', Battlecat rides a Cool Bike called the Battlecycle. It's tricked out like one of Film/JamesBond's cars.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'' Cyclotron. Launches right from the Turbokat... Comes in both one and two seat varieties, has all sorts of weapons, fires miniature versions of a lot of the Turbokat's missiles. And it has a ''jet'' engine.
* Robin in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' rides one of these from time to time. He gets cool bikes [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans across the DC multiverse.]]
* ''BikerMiceFromMars'', where the Cool Bikes used by the protagonists were not only cool, and armed to the teeth, but sentient as well.
* From ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'', Ulrich's "Overbike". A mono-wheeled, flying bike with a reactor. Virtual, but certainly cool. It has a real-world [[http://picdit.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/invent_uno_main.jpg close equivalent]]. Main difference is the color. (And that it doesn't fly, obviously.)
* In the later seasons of ''ReBoot'', the virus Megabyte gets an upgrade from [[CoolCar cool limo]] to Cool Bike, which is later acquired by Andraia. In her own words: "Now that is a nice [[http://www.toymania.com/features/irwin/images/ir_rb_motorcycle.jpg bike!]]"
** Matrix gets his own Cool Bike later, which can perform a MacrossMissileMassacre.
* Most people only remember the short-lived 80s toon ''WesternAnimation/SpiralZone'' for the numerous armed bikes belonging to both heroes and villains.
* As the team's resident {{Badass}}, Raphael from ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'' had a bike.
** One episode shows us that there are multiple bikes-- all ColorCodedForYourConvenience. Don's even has a CoolSidecar, used once one of the other bikes gets wrecked.[[note]] Note that this is ''not'' a rare occurrence.[[/note]]
* Both Prowl and Oil Slick from ''TransformersAnimated''. Prowl is a Japanese-style racing bike, Oil Slick is a positively demonic looking chopper.
* Arcee's vehicle form in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', loosely based on her live-action film incarnation, which was in turn loosely based on her ''Energon'' incarnation (times three.)
* David gets one of these from Doc in ''InvasionAmerica''. You don't get much cooler than a bike that you pilot with your mind, and which doubles as a hovercraft.
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'': in the first draft Danny was supposed to ride a Harley and Johnny 13 does.
* The Tornado Z in ''ZorroGenerationZ''.
* Zooms bike The Chopper in ''HotWheelsBattleForceFive'', it is called this because it is both a motorcycle and a helicopter!
* Kai's [[CoolSword sword of fire]] from ''WesternAnimation/NinjagoMastersOfSpinjitsu'' is revealed to be able to transform int an even cooler motorcycle, the Blade Cycle.
* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Mask}} M.A.S.K]]'' Condor,Piranha,Vampire,Iguana,Bullet.
* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{COPS}} C.O.P.S.]]'' Highway's Bluestreak Motorcycle and C.R.O.O.K.S. Air Speeders.
* The Spider-Cycle from ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}''.
* Following suit from the original Batman animated series, Robin from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' rides one.
** Red X also.
* ''{{WesternAnimation/Motorcity}}'': [[spoiler:Chopper Mutt in the finale]].
* ''LegendsOfChima'' has the Speedorz, one wheeled motorcycles that make the sound effects of their tribe's beasts.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Grojband}}'' episode "Soulin' Down the Road", Mina rides a motorcycle with a sidecar.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Although all bikes are generally cool, there are some models that are quintessentially cooler than the rest. They tend to have the name "BMW" (Eg: the R90/S, the K 1200R, R 1200R and the R 1150R Rockster), "Triumph" (namely the Bonneville, the Daytona, and the Speed triple), "Ducati" (Particularly the Monster) or "Harley Davidson" on them.
** BOSS HOSS.
* The Can-Am Spyder built by [=BRP=]. One look at it will tell you why.
** Subverted though in that since it's technically a trike, certain motorcycle enthusiasts mock Spyder owners for "wanting to ride a motorcycle, but they don't actually get a motorcycle". Also in some states, you don't need a motorcycle license to ride one.
* "[=MV=] Augusta's" F4 and Brutale bikes. They only make a handful of these ''per year'', ''by hand''.
* The [[http://www.cjsidecar.com/image/q1.jpg BMW R75]] and [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c6/Zuendapp_KS_750.jpg Zündapp KS-750]] couple from UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo were more about utility than coolness, yet they were the workhorses of the [[NazisWithGnarlyWeapons Wehrmacht]], they had an automobile-like powered rear axle, locking differentials, offroad gears and usually could go where no sane driver of a Jeep or Kubelwagen would ever attempt to.
* The modified "Indian" Scout used by Burt Munroe at the Bonneville salt flats; it ''still'' holds the land speed record for motorcycles under 1000cc.
* Most [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_%28motorcycle%29 Indian]] motorcycles of the late 1930s to the early 1950s, [[UpToEleven but above them all]] the [[http://www.albatrosmt.narod.ru/temi/oboi/Indian/Indian-Four-1938.jpg Indian]] [[http://www.albatrosmt.narod.ru/temi/oboi/Indian/Indian-Four-1940.jpg Four]]. One can hardly be more DieselPunk than that.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henderson_Motorcycle Henderson]] [[http://www.yesterdays.nl/images/Henderson%201929%20KJ-1.jpg four-cylinder]] motorcycles were among the earliest brands to hit regularly 100 mph in full road trim, which made them the favorite brand of police forces [[TheRoaringTwenties in the 1920s]]. Before Harleys, Moto Guzzis or even Indians.
* The "Vincent" Black Shadow
* The [=Y2K=] bike, due to it being powered by a ''jet turbine from a helicopter.''
* Enclosed motorcycles, for those who like a more futuristic look, like the [[http://www.monotracer.com/ Peraves Monotracer]] or the [[http://sites.google.com/site/conceptbikes/18TECA-Concept-full.jpg TECA Technologies concept bike]].
* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Honda.rune.arp.750pix.jpg Honda Valkyrie Rune]]. Oh, the Honda Valkyrie Rune...
* [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/54/Dodge_Tomahawk.jpg Dodge Tomahawk]]. It uses the exact same engine that the Dodge Viper sports car does. What sort of engine is that, you ask? A V-10. A very high-displacement V-10. Unfortunately this makes the bike a case of AwesomeButImpractical, as the weight and size of the engine meant that it had to have 4 wheels and the fuel tank had to be mounted way at the front to avoid the heat the engine gives, and has a fuel economy figure of about 60 feet to the gallon.
** You could be forgiven for believing it safer to just take the warhead off a missile and ride ''that'' instead. (It'd probably still be just as safe with the warhead left in place.)
* Bimota's Tesi line of motorcycles, especially the [[http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w195/nextue/big_BimotaTesi3DRockGold01.jpg Tesi 3D]], with its much sleeker looks compared to its predecessors - The idea behind the design seems to be to put as much emphasis on its two-wheeled-ness as possible without impairing its functionality as a speedbike.
** The unique front suspension (technically called a hub-center steering system) also serves a practical purpose: the traditional front suspension, consisting of telescopic forks, have a constantly varying rake (degrees from vertical) as the bike pitches forwards and backwards, which can upset the bike's handling. The hub-center steering system maintains a constant rake, preventing this.
* One does not talk about cool bikes without mentioning a [[http://confederate.com/r131 Confederate]].
* The 1999 Suzuki Hayabusa is the only street-legal motorcycle in the world capable of going faster than 300kph. The main reason for this is because in 2000 all the motorcycle manufacturers agreed to install safety measures to prevent bikes from going above that when they realized that few people can safely handle bikes going faster than that.
* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MTT_Turbine_Superbike MTT Turbine Superbike]], which is one of the few commercially '''jet engine''' motorcycles. As cool as this sounds, with its 320 shaft horsepower engine and aggressive looks, it's subverted in the sense that it's really loud, produces jet wash, and its something of a DancingBear in the land of motorcycles.
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