Heroes Prefer Motorcycles

Your hero needs a way to get around aside from walking, and since driving a car is too common what's the solution? A motorcycle! Often times the rest of the team rides in a car or truck or van while the hero rides next to, behind or in front of them on a motorcycle. Typically it's a Cool Bike. See Badass Biker and Biker Babe for the kinds of heroes that have their whole shtick revolve around motorcycles, and All Bikers Are Hells Angels for when Villains Prefer Motorcycles (or at least a Nineties Anti-Hero).


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    Anime & Manga 
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!
    • Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Dss has so many of the heroes on motorcycles you'd think that it's the only way to be a hero. Sadly, it's not.
    • In the original Yu-Gi-Oh! series, Tristan/Honda rides a motorcycle.

    Asian Animation 
  • Black Cat Detective: All members of the police force ride one extremely cool bike that can also transform into an even cooler flying bike.

    Fan Fiction 

    Film — Animation 

    Film — Live-action 
  • TRON: Legacy has Sam Flynn, who in the beginning rides his dad's Ducati and later rides a Light Cycle.
  • Paycheck has Michael Jennings searching a BMW dealer lot for a car that goes with his BMW key fob (one of the items he needs to save the world.) Turns out he bought a Cool Bike instead.
  • In Kick-Ass 2 Hit-Girl has a custom Ducati Panigale as her preferred mode of long-distance transport.

  • Jane Yellowrock: Jane's preferred mode of transport above all others. Her own is called 'Bitsa' but she rides other bikes when the situation calls for it.
  • Pact: Blake Thorburn's sole nonessential possession is his motorcycle, which symbolizes his desire for freedom.

    Live-Action TV 
  • The Walking Dead: In "Indifference", Daryl rides a motorcycle. Daryl will drive hotrod cars. Daryl will kill walkers of all sorts. Daryl will even fix minivans. Daryl will not DRIVE a minivan. Daryl will rather ride shotgun and let a quasi-rookie (Bob) or a woman (Michonne) drive instead.
    • It's not clear if the side-seat is Daryl's idea, or if he's sulking because his driving privileges have been taken away by the rest of the party in self-defense.

    Video Games 
  • Part of Cloud Strife's image from Final Fantasy VII. It continues to Advent Children.
  • Holiday has a motorcycle she takes on a mission to a space station in Revolution 60. It ends up being more practical than you might think.

    Western Animation