11 Movie Motorcycles That Get Our Engines Revving

The Kawasaki in Top Gun

In 1986’s Top Gun, Tom Cruise’s character, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, rides a Kawasaki GPZ900, a sportbike that gained popularity during the 1980s. It features a powerful four-cylinder engine, a lightweight frame, and a sleek design.

In the movie, the red-and-black version is showcased in a memorable scene beside a runway as a jet takes off, reinforcing Maverick’s daring and rebellious nature. And Maverick uses it to squire Charlie (Kelly McGillis) around town.

Cruise is pretty good with smaller bikes, too.

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