Great motorcycle quotes

There’s something about riding bikes that sings to the soul, so it’s no surprise that lots of famous people of given us some great motorcycle quotes that try to sum up their feelings about these awesome machines. We’ve collected some of our favourite motorcycle quotes below, and if you know of any more please share them with us in the comments:

“You live more in five minutes on a bike like this going flat out than some people live in a lifetime.” – Burt Munro, from the movie, The World’s Fastest Indian

“Driving a motorcycle is like flying. All your senses are alive. When I ride through Beverly Hills in the early morning, and all the sprinklers have turned off, the scents that wash over me are just heavenly. Being House is like flying, too. You’re free of the gravity of what people think. ” – Hugh Laurie, actor.

“I really love to ride my motorcycle. When I want to just get away and be by myself and clear my head, that’s what I do.” – Kyle Chandler, actor.

“Riding a motorcycle on today’s highways, you have to ride in a very defensive manner. You have to be a good rider and you have to have both hands and both feet on the controls at all times.” – Evel Knievel, stuntman.

“You see, I don’t know how to ride a motorcycle, actually.” – Henry Winkler, actor.

“Endless motorbike talk can and does bore me.” – Barry Sheene, racer.

“Riding a race bike is an art – a thing that you do because you feel something inside.” – Valentino Rossi, racer.

"I try to have a different relationship with the bike. I don't give it a name, but I always speak with it. I don't know if the other riders do the same. This is not only a piece of metal - there is a soul." - Valentino Rossi

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“But I was very, very lucky, and it was a wake up call as far as motorbikes are concerned. I never flirted with death on the bike, but now I’m totally convinced they’re death machines.” – Liam Neeson, actor.

“Faster, faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death.” Hunter S Thompson, writer.

“A motorcycle functions entirely in accordance with the laws of reason, and a study of the art of motorcycle maintenance is really a miniature study of the art of rationality itself.” – Robert M. Pirsig, writer.

“Roadracing motorcycles makes heroin addiction look like a vague wish for something salty.” – Peter S. Egan, journalist.