Icons on Two Wheels


Stars have always sought out or been assigned new ways of creating an image.

We noticed, in our extensive daily scour of the web, that time and time again, to stick a celebrity on a motorbike alters their image.

Seeing someone like Daniel Day Lewis, say, or Paul McCartney on a motorbike does something to our ideas of them. Jack Nicholson, sure. Suzi Quattro, or even Sid Vicious- these sorts of faces sit comfortably astride a two-wheeled stallion. We’ve seen them before and their image of Bike and Individual are almost interchangeable.

But Jagger and James Dean, Anthony Quinn and Jerry Lee Lewis? It’s as if the motorbike transforms them and you see them in a new, clearer light.