Monday, July 21, 2008

Motorbike movies

If Im not riding my bike, a good alternative on a lazy Sunday would be to watch good movies involving motorbikes in a big way.I came across a couple of good ones last weekend on the Boob tube. Of course you cant call the TV the boob tube these days with flat screen and LCD TVs.So what u call them - "Flat Man 'chester' tubes? Anyways...

Motorcycle Diaries (Diarios de motocicleta)
Release Date :24 September 2004
Director:Walter Salles

The movie is about exploring the vagabond spirit within all of us and how a motorbike exploration leads to a person finding his inner calling.

Based in the 1950's , Guevara,a 23-year-old medical student, and his friend Alberto Granado, a 29-year-old biochemist set out to travel across South America on an old motorcyle - 1939 Norton 500, dubbed La Poderosa - "The Mighty One". While watching
the movie, the Norton bike sound does sound great.

Ernesto "Che" Guevara (June 14,[1] 1928 – October 9, 1967), commonly known as Che Guevara, El Che, or simply Che, was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, politician, author, physician, military theorist, and guerrilla leader.





Wild Hogs
Direcred by :Walt Becker
Release Date :2 March 2007

This movie explores adventures on a motorbike tour and standing up for friends.
A John Travolta movie.Four middle-aged friends decide to take a road trip from Cincinnati to the Pacific in order to get away from their lives.Taking their motorcycles, these "Wild Hogs" tear up the road and eventually stop in New Mexico for a drink not knowing that the bar belongs to the "Del Fuegos", a mean biker gang. When the Del Fuegos cheat and steal a bike that belongs to the Wild Hogs, the four men form a plan to steal their bike back.The motorbiking scenes are beautiful and a treat for all bikers.I enjoyed it!





Folks aware of any movies on the RE Bullet ? I know of one about a solo trip to the Himalayas , but the Bullet or Royal Enfield bike was not mentioned anywhere. Of course one doesnt have to..... but if I were to make a movie i would mention it for the love of the Bullet!

THUMPing view ON!

1 comment:

  1. I don't know about any full-fledged movie on RE but you can see some nice glimpses of Bullet in Sunny Deol's Hindi movie Jaal. There Sunny Deol rides the Red Bullet Campus exactly like mine ;-)


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