The love of the open road is not just for us lay men. Some of the world’s biggest names in movies, TV and music also can’t get enough of the motorcycle – especially the Harley Davidson. Here’s a look at some big names that you know who you just might run into at your next motorcycle rally sitting atop their own Harley:
Arnold Schwarzenegger: The former Terminator and Governor, (you don’t see that very often) is a big fan of Harley. He has been spotted all over California, both inside cities and on the highways, straddling his purple and silver hog.
Anthony Kiedis: Red Hot Chili Peppers front man won’t be giving his Harley away anytime. Looks like Anthony Kiedis gifted his Vespa to a Flea and made a big upgrade in his two-wheeler preferences. Look for him cruising about and taking time outs under a bridge.
Cher: The boys on bikes take hints from mega-star Cher, who has been atop a Harley in one form or another for decades. From red carpet events to shopping excursions, Cher is still turning back time and cruising around LA on two wheels.
Hugh Jackman: Making a spectacle at his Wolverine premiere was Hugh Jackman, who literally rode the red carpet on his Harley. Our only complaints about the Aussie is that he forgot his helmet, and to trim his beard beforehand. Someone buy that man a beard trimmer like the Oster Fast Feed or one of these!
George Clooney: Another star who has needed a good beard trimmer from time to time (always well groomed, he can pretty well get away with anything), George Clooney is such an avid fan of Harley that he keeps at least one at all of his homes. And that spans two continents. Wonder what his new British wife has to say about that.
Matt LeBlanc: All of his Friends may have moved on, but Matt LeBlanc can still be seen cruising the streets of LA aboard his Harley. Maybe he’s still searching for a sandwich.
Wyclef Jean: The Haitian rockstar rides a Harley that is as big as his heart. Wyclef Jean has been working his image for years to help raise money for his native country which has still not recovered completely from hurricane damage.
Tricia Helfer: Featured in a number of articles about lady bikers, Tricia Helfer is a big name in the Harley Davidson scene. The Battlestar Galactica actress has been spotted at dozens of rally’s and events aboard her own hog.
Jay Leno: Late night TV host Jay Leno is known for having an extensive collection of vintage and race cars as well as motorcycles. But you will see him most often riding astride one of his many Harley’s.
John Travolta: With an apparent unlimited number of comebacks, John Travolta takes his career in stride on top of his Harley Davidson. When being is not possible he prefers to take to the streets on his two wheels.
The look, performance and history of the Harley make it an obvious choice for celebrities who appreciate the feeling that a motorcycle brings. Next time a Harley pulls up alongside you, check carefully, it could be someone you know.