[[MyHorseIsAMotorbike Motorcycles are often treated as the modern day equivalent of horses.]] Some works take this an extra step and have the protagonist engage in jousting from the back of a motorbike.

DoNotTryThisAtHome unless you are on a closed stunt course ''and'' are trained in stunt riding ''and'' are either left-handed or have a modified brake. Waving or pointing an object, especially if you're right-handed, means ''taking your hand away from the handbrake,'' which is often in and of itself a lethally stupid idea. (Unlike motorcycles, horses can be commanded to stop or slow down verbally as well as via the reins, and reins can be held in either hand. Unless a motorcycle is modified, its handbrake is on the right hand, and until voice command technology improves, a vehicle cannot be commanded to stop or slow down via voice.)

Left-handed people or a specially wired handbrake can prevent that, but holding out or waving a long object can also cause your bike to become unbalanced or the object to catch on something - which will also often cause a crash. Note the Darwin Award winner and the guys that managed to crash each other in the examples...

SisterTrope to AirJousting.



[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* In keeping with their theme, the Knight and the Squire (England's equivalent of Franchise/{{Batman}} and Robin) have lances they use from the back of their motorcycle steeds.
* This one of the events held during 'Bike Week' in ''ComicBook/SherwoodTexas'' #2. Rob poses as Much to win the contest so Much will be accepted into the Nobles gang.


[[folder: Fan Fic ]]

* A one-sided version occurs in ''FanFic/FallOfLiberty''. The Lost MC ride their bikes into zombies hordes while taking them down with baseball bats.


[[folder: Film ]]

* The movie ''Film/{{Knightriders}}'' is all about this.
* Fred in the live-action movie ''Film/ScoobyDooMonstersUnleashed'' rides a motorcycle to duel the Black Knight Ghost.
* Indiana Jones charges a Nazi motorcyclist using a flagpole as an improvised lance in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade''.
* Creator/TerenceHill and Creator/BudSpencer do it in ''[[Film/WatchOutWereMad Watch Out, We're Mad]]''. After being chased by mobsters on motorcycles, both protagonists enter a meadow with cows to perform this, using long branches as weapons.
* In a variant involving cars, in ''Film/HerbieRidesAgain'' there are people who are called Knights and who dress in wacky costumes who joust in one scene.
* In another variant, ''Film/QuickChange'' gives us a bizarre (and apparently lethal) bicycle jousting scene. Loomis panics and yells that "it's bad luck just seeing a thing like that!"
* At the climax of ''Film/MissionImpossibleII'', Ethan and the BigBad do this.
* ''Film/RoboCop2''. Alex Murphy has a joust with Cain: Murphy on a motorcycle, Cain in an armored car.
* There is some motorcycle jousting in the city where the girl goes to get help in the 1990 z-grade flick ''DuneWarriors''.
* ''Bollywood/{{Dhoom}} 3'' has Jai and Sahir ([[spoiler:Or is it Samar?]]) motorcycle jousting in the end chase.


[[folder: Literature ]]

* Used for an EstablishingCharacterMoment for one of the Bohemians in Creator/MattRuff's ''Fool on the Hill''.
* Done as a team by Harry Dresden and Karin Murphy in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''. The normal difficulties are somewhat alleviated by Harry handling the "lance" (a magically charged wizard's staff in this case) while Murphy drove the bike. A heaping helping of magic supercharged with HellFire smoothed out the rest.[[note]]What also helped, according to Harry's internal narration, is even a Wizard can use normal physics: Drive a car and motorcycle towards each other at high speed, use magic to give the bike more 'effective' mass, and use the staff[=/=]'lance' as a lever....[[/note]]


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''Series/DoctorWho'': The Doctor has a motorcycle jousting match against one of the Bannermen in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS24E3DeltaAndTheBannermen Delta and the Bannermen]]".
* Disney's ''Series/{{JESSIE}}'' did this as well.
* Happens in the ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' episode "[[http://wizardsofwaverlyplace.wikia.com/wiki/Graphic_Novel Graphic Novel]]".
* One ''Series/AmericanChopper'' episode had them doing this in pairs, though one was on a scooter.
* An episode of ''Series/{{Sliders}}'' features this as part of a parallel universe that seems heavily inspired by ''Film/MadMax''.
* ''Series/{{Jackass}}'' did it with bicycles. Close enough to fit.
* ''Series/GetSmart'': In "The Mild Ones", Max has to infiltrate a biker gang called the Purple Knights. The initiation test is jousting on motorcycles.
* In the "Camelot Capers" episode ''Series/TheGoodies'' had to joust a horseback knight while mounted on their iconic three-seater bicycle. It doesn't go well for them.
* Happens infrequently in the ''Franchise/KamenRider'' franchise. The most famous example is ''Series/KamenRiderKuuga'', where the titular Kuuga had a bike specifically known for maneuverability, and could joust just about anywhere (roads, beaches and even inside buildings).


[[folder: Manga And Anime ]]

* In ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'', Shigure once does a motorcycle joust against an armored horseman.


[[folder: Music Videos ]]

* This is the theme of Music/DaftPunk's music video for "Derezzed"; a fictional videogame of this nature.
* In the music video for "Team", Music/{{Lorde}} heads up a secret society as two guys participate in motorcycle jousting as part of the initiation process.


[[folder: New Media ]]

* Unconfirmed Website/DarwinAwards nominee: [[http://www.darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin2004-14.html two guys, fighting over a girl, jousted on motor scooters and died]].


[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' 1st edition supplement ''Shadowbeat''. In the Combat Biker game the Lancebiker player carries a 2 meter long lance that he can use against other players.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}: Hell on Earth'', the Omega Knights are a group based in Junkyard. They ride motorcycles and battle other biker gangs with lances.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* This occurs as a minigame in ''VideoGame/FullThrottle''.
* ''VideoGame/HenryStickminSeries'': in ''Stealing the Diamond'', during the Agressive scenario, Henry can try this when rushing through the museum on his scooter. It fails because Henry loses his balance, so the lance strikes the ground and Henry is catapulted off his scooter. The fail screen even comments on this.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' did this once, in an episode where Homer won a motorcycle in a steak-eating contest.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars'' episodes 4 and 8, Obi-wan Kenobi and a platoon of clone lancers do this against IG lancer droids and the bounty hunter Durge, riding speeder bikes.
* Hal Jordan does this (on a flying motorbike) as part of a tournament in the ''WesternAnimation/GreenLanternTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Heir Apparent".
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Grojband}}'': In "Dreamreaver", Grojband confronts a dream version of themselves inside Trina's mind. Dream-Corey [[InstrumentOfMurder uses his guitar as a lance]] while charging on a dirt bike.
* A cutaway in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' upped the ante by having Peter and his father-in-law partake in "limo jousting."


[[folder: Real Life ]]

* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pT0r0evP7qo
* There's a video out there where two guys joust on bicycles. It ends in a CrossCounter.