Easy Rider

Movies to Make You Ride!

Updated March 29, 2014

There is nothing better than riding into the sunset on an open road, on two wheels with nothing but the sound of the engine and the whistle of the wind blowing all your troubles away.

Some movies have come close to typifying these moments and have persuaded many to take the next step and purchase a bike. However, getting that feeling may be out of the financial reach of many a bike enthusiast.

Owning a motorcycle on finance is starting to become a more viable option with more flexible options such as Carfin bike finance.

With the regular payments always staying the same and the hire purchase ending in the owning of a vehicle movie memories, like out list below, could be a reality.

1.      Easy Rider (1969): Dennis Hopper’s tale of disenchanted youths riding all the way to Mardi Gras in New Orleans has become the classic motorcycle movie. Wyatt and Billy’s turbulent journey through Middle America exposes the turbulent generational relationships of the 1960s. Capturing the alternative lifestyles of the youthful the movie showcases what it is like to ride hard. Even the catastrophic ending typifies what is like to ride a bike and it has had people clambering for a Harley ever since.

Easy Rider

Easy Rider


2.      Terminator 2 (1994): Arnie is back in James Cameron’s popular sequel and this time fighting the good fight. Leather, Harley and a rifle combine effortlessly – and the chase scenes had people all over the world dreaming of getting hold of a bike.

Terminator 2

Terminator 2


3.      The Great Escape (1964): Bikers around the world have Steve McQueen’s petrol headed demands of a motorbike chase scene to thank for one of the most memorable scenes in motorcycle cinema. Speeding through the countryside roads and villages for what seems like an eternity before crashing into a wall of barbed wire has all the highs and lows that a bike chase should have. Crash aside, McQueen’s Triumph TR-6 riding skills have inspired many people to take up riding.

The Great Escape

The Great Escape


4.      The Motorcycle Diaries (2004): The story of Ernesto Guevara’s political and revolutionary awakening to become ‘Che’ ends up taking a back seat in this coming of age drama. With his best friend, Alberto Navarro, and their battered bikes named ‘La Poderosa’ (The Beast) they take on the adventure of a lifetime through South America. The film showcases how, with the help of a bike, your life can be transformed. Inspiring a generation of youths to pick up a backpack, get a bike and just go.

The Motorcycle Diaries

The Motorcycle Diaries


5.      The World’s Fastest Indian (2006): Anthony Hopkins’ take on the true story of racer and 68-year old Burt Munro from New Zealand and his speed records at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats on his 1920s Indian Scout. This heart-warming tale is made more endearing by Munro’s attachment and faith to his old bike, with Bikers around the world relating.

The World’s Fastest Indian

The World’s Fastest Indian


The emotional attachment to a bike can be strong. However, the possibility of owning a bike may seem far away for most people. Through Carfin bike financing and their flexible payment options owning a bike might be easier than you think.



Chris Riley
About Chris Riley

I have been wrecking cars for as long as I've been driving them but I keep coming back for more. Two wheels or four, I'm all in. gives me a chance to give something back to the automobile community.

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