Thursday, April 18, 2024

Top 10 Coolest Motorcycles In Ewan McGregor’s Collection

Ewan McGregor Motorcycle Collection

Ewan Gordon McGregor OBE is a Scottish actor who has starred in numerous film and musical roles. His first professional role was in 1993, as a leading role in the British Channel 4 series Lipstick on Your Collar.

McGregor is, without a doubt, a very wealthy man, with an estimated net worth of $50 million. With such huge pockets, the Hollywood celebrity can indulge in a variety of interests, one of which is collecting motorcycles. Take a look at these insanely cool motorcycles from Ewan McGregor’s collection.

  • 10. BMW R1150GS
  • 9. 1952 BSA Bantam D1
  • 8. 1974 Moto Guzzi Eldorado Police Bike
  • 7. 1956 Sunbeam S7
  • 6. 2000 Moto Guzzi V11 Sport
  • 5. BMW R1200GS Adventure
  • 4. 1972 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport
  • 3. Harley-Davidson LiveWire
  • 2. Indian Larry Chopper
  • 1. 2002 Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans Tenni

Hollywood superstar, Ewan McGregor, loves motorcycles and has a serious collection of bikes.

10. BMW R1150GS

McGregor has long wished to travel the world on a motorcycle. As a result, in 2004, he embarked on a motorcycle ride from London to New York with Charley Boorman, a long-time friend who is also a biker, for the TV series “Long Way Round.”

McGregor and Boorman sought BMW for the trip’s bikes, and they were each given the incredible R1150GS model. It has a 1,130cc horizontally opposed flat-twin engine with shaft drive, and the journey took three months and covered 22,345 miles.

9. 1952 BSA Bantam D1

McGregor has a 1952 Bantam D1 that was painted in the model’s only officially available colour, mist green.

The Bantam D1 is the original Bantam model, and it boasts a 125cc mill with a top speed of 45 mph. It was manufactured by the Birmingham Small Arms Company (BSA) from 1948 until 1963. In general, the Bantam motorbike was a popular model, with between 250,000 and 500,000 units sold between 1948 and 1971, when manufacture ended.

8. 1974 Moto Guzzi Eldorado Police Bike

McGregor is clearly a huge fan of the Italian brand, as evidenced by the amount of Moto Guzzi motorcycle models in his collection. A 1974 model of the iconic Moto Guzzi Eldorado police bike is in his collection.

The Eldorado, considered the best-selling Moto Guzzi motorbike of all time, was created in collaboration with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Traffic Division. Other police units, like the California Highway Patrol, followed suit and adopted the amazing motorcycle.

7. 1956 Sunbeam S7

The Sunbeam S7 by English company Sunbeam Cycles Limited also made it to the awesome McGregor’s collection of incredible motorcycles. Designed by Erling Poppe with a style that is loosely based on the BMW R75 designs, the Sunbeam S7 by English company Sunbeam Cycles Limited also made it to the awesome McGregor’s collection of incredible motorcycles.

The 1956 S7 “de luxe” model was acquired by McGregor, and approximately 5,500 pieces of the motorcycle were made between 1949 and 1956. Notably, the S7 de luxe model came in either a mist green or black finish, with McGregor’s S7 opting for the former.

6. 2000 Moto Guzzi V11 Sport

The first Moto Guzzi V11 Sport model was introduced in 2000, and McGregor had one. The V11 Sport is a revival of Moto Guzzi’s classic V7 Sport, following in the athletic tradition of the historical model.

via Reddit, 2000 Moto Guzzi V11 Sport
The V11 Sport was powered by the 1100 Sport, a 90-degree forward-facing, air-cooled V-twin with a 91-horsepower output. The motorbike is built on a beam frame, with Sachs or White Power shock absorbers and Marzocchi inverted forks.

5. BMW R1200GS Adventure

BMW Motorrad is the BMW company’s Corporate and Brand Development branch, and it has produced several amazing motorcycles throughout the years, notably the GS family of dual-sport motorcycles.

McGregor has a BMW R1200GS Adventure, thanks to the second season of his hugely popular “Long Way Up” TV series, which he co-created with Boorman in 2007. BMW provided the motorcycle for the excursion, which carried them from John O’Groats to Cape Town.

4. 1972 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport

It’s only fitting that McGregor has a Moto Guzzi V7 Sport among his impressive collection of motorcycles. The V7 Sport is based on the V7 roadster and is considered the world’s first production café racer. It was introduced in 1971 by Moto Guzzi, the Italian motorcycle manufacturer that is notable for being the oldest European motorcycle manufacturer in continuous production.

McGregor has a 1972 V7 Sport, which is equipped with a 748cc air-cooled V-twin engine that produces around 70 horsepower.

3. Harley-Davidson LiveWire

McGregor switched to an electric motorcycle for the third round of his long motorcycle excursions across the world with his companion Boorman in 2019. On Harley-Davidson LiveWires, the two completed the journey from Argentina’s southern tip to Los Angeles.

The LiveWire is Harley-first Davidson’s electric motorbike, with a liquid-cooled longitudinally mounted three-phase induction electric motor rated at 105 horsepower and a top speed of 95 mph.

2. Indian Larry Chopper

Indian Larry, a motorcycle builder and stunt rider, created some of the most iconic choppers ever seen back in the day by combining sculpture, painting, and mechanics. Larry became famous in the 1990s and early 2000s for advocating the resurgence of 1960s stock rake choppers with a stripped-down, tall handlebar, foot gripped, small gas tank.

He was a member of the Psycho Cycles team, and he and his friends opened Gasoline Alley in Brooklyn. Larry is a big fan of McGregor’s, and he’s also an Indian. One of the most costly motorcycles in Larry’s collection is the Chopper.

1. 2002 Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans Tenni

A 2002 Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans Tenni is also in McGregor’s collection. As the brand’s first semi-streamlined motorbike, the model debuted in 2001. The Guzzi 850 and 1000 Le Mans bikes dominated endurance racing in the 1980s, and the 2002 model has a similar lineage.

Moto Guzzi Le Mans Tenni was named after Omobono Tenni, the first non-British winner of the Isle of Man TT, and only 170 units were created throughout its production run, which ended in 2003.

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