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[[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.

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[[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.

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[[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.

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[[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/TerrenceHill and Creator/BudSpencer do it in ''[[Film/WatchOutWereMad Watch Out, We're Mad]]''.
* 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/MissionImpossible II'', 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''.

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[[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.

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''Series/DoctorWho'': The Doctor has a motorcycle jousting match against one of the Bannermen in "Delta and the Bannermen".
* Disney's ''{{JESSIE}}'' did this as well.
* Happens in the ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' episode "[[http://wizardsofwaverlyplace.wikia.com/wiki/Graphic_Novel Graphic Novel]]".
* One ''AmericanChopper'' episode had them doing this in pairs, though one was on a scooter.
* An episode of ''{{Sliders}}'' features this as part of a parallel universe that seems heavily inspired by ''MadMax''.
* ''{{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 ''TheGoodies'' had to joust a horseback knight while mounted on their iconic three-seater bicycle. It doesn't go well for them.

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[[folder: Manga And Anime ]]

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

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[[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.

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[[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]].

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[[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.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* This occurs as a minigame in ''FullThrottle''.

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' did this once, in an episode where Homer won a motorcycle in a steak-eating contest.
* There's a pair of ''StarWarsCloneWars'' episodes (Chapter 4 and Chapter 8) in which Obi-wan Kenobi and a platoon of clone lancers do this against IG lancer droids and the bounty hunter Durge, on speeder bikes.
* Hal Jordan does this (on a flying motorbike) as part of a tournament in the ''WesternAnimation/GreenLanternTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Heir Apparent".

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[[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.

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