Critically-acclaimed actor Ewan McGregor just won an Emmy Award for his leading role in the TV show Halston, and he’s got a number of movie projects in the pipeline. The guy clearly stays busy, even after several decades in the industry. But, did you know that, despite all of his Hollywood projects, McGregor is an avid motorcyclist in his spare time?
He’s got quite the collection growing, and I give him credit for his taste in bikes. He doesn’t just let these bikes collect dust, either. He’s got tens of thousands of motorcycle miles that he’s racked up over the years. The Scotland native has a little bit of everything, and below, we’ll take a peek at a few of the motorcycles inside his garage.
6 Sweet Motorcycles in Ewan McGregor’s Collection
Harley Davidson LiveWire
If you’re not aware, the LiveWire is Harley-Davidson’s only electric motorcycle in its lineup. Now, electric bikes aren’t typically known for doing long trips, but that didn’t stop McGregor.
In fact, the actor recently took this bike a 9,000-mile trip, from Argentina in the southern tip of South America through Mexico to Los Angele. The journey was documented on the Apple TV show The Long Way Up.
To say this feat was impressive would be an understatement, but Ewan loves a good challenge. Not to mention, I’d assume the trek positively impacted sales for the electric Harley-Davidson model.
Indian Larry Chopper
Now, McGregor’s Indian Larry Chopper is absolutely beautiful. It’s unfortunate that he sold it at auction recently, but I felt as if it still deserved to be on the list.
He first saw the motorbike as he was passing through New York, and purchased it almost instantly from Indian Larry Motorcycles. It was a panhead-style chopper with so much chrome it would blind you during the daytime. One thing is for sure: This bad boy was guaranteed to draw attention on the roads.
Back in 2004, McGregor and best friend Charley Boorman went on one hell of a motorcycle trip from London to New York City. The bikers’s trip was shown on a television program called Long Way Round.
McGregor used a BMW R1150GS for the job, and it certainly didn’t let him down. The R1150GS off-road adventure bike changed the motorcycling game in general when BMW first created the model, sparking similar KTM models down the road.
BMW R1200GS Adventure
After traveling 22,345 miles on his R1150GS for Long Way Round, McGregor took on another BMW motorcycle adventure for Long Way Down.
For this series, he upgraded to an R1200GS, and tackled a 19,198-mile journey from the John O’Groats to Cape Town in South Africa. Since then, the bikes that were used during filming have been displayed at various museums for the public to enjoy.
1952 BSA Bantam D1
As one of the oldest motorcycles in his collection, the 1952 BSA Bantam D1 deserves a little recognition. The BSA Bantam was produced from 1948 to 1971, and they sold a good amount of them to consumers.
The only color available was a mist green, and other options were pretty limited. With a top speed of 45 MPH, the bike was more about enjoying the ride than hitting triple digits. It sure is a beauty, so I can understand McGregor’s desire to own one.
1972 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport
Moto Guzzi is one of McGregor’s favorite motorcycle manufacturers. In fact, he has several models from them in his collection.
He describes this particular bike as one of the most beautiful vehicles ever built. The V7 features Moto Guzzi?s famous eagle wings logo, and it looks like it’d be an absolute blast to cruise around on.