Obi-Wan Kenobi is one of the most famous and revered fictional characters in the Star Wars franchise. Jedi Master in the original trilogy, Obi-Wan was however a protagonist in the earlier trilogy released later, and the role was played by the extremely talented Scottish actor Ewan McGregor. Impressively, for McGregor, Star Wars would become just one addition to an impressive catalog of top cinematic features that include Robots, Black hawk down, Trainspotting, as good as The beauty and the Beast, among many others.
McGregor won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in 2018, five years after receiving an OBE for his services to theater and charity. McGregor is naturally a very wealthy man, and his current net worth is estimated to be around $ 50 million. Such deep pockets allow the Hollywood star to indulge in several things that he is passionate about, and one of them is the motorcycle collection. Check out these incredibly awesome motorcycles that we found in the Ewan McGregor collection.
ten BMW R1150GS
McGregor has always dreamed of touring the world on a motorcycle. So in 2004, he teamed up with Charley Boorman, his longtime friend who is also a biker, on a motorcycle trip from London to New York for the television series “Long Way Round”.
McGregor and Boorman approached BMW to supply the bikes for the trip, and they each received the incredible R1150GS model. It has a 1,130cc horizontally opposed flat-twin engine and shaft drive, and the journey took them three months, covering a distance of 22,345 miles.
9 1952 BSA Bantam D1
Produced by the Birmingham Small Arms Company (BSA) from 1948 to 1963, the Bantam D1 is the original Bantam model, and it features a 125cc mill with a top speed of 45 mph. Typically, the Bantam motorcycle was a fairly successful model, with around 250,000 to 500,000 units sold from 1948 when it was introduced until 1971 when production ended.
McGregor owns a 1952 Bantam D1 and it was finished in the only color officially available for the model, Mist Green.
8 1974 Moto Guzzi Eldorado Police Bike
Judging by the number of Moto Guzzi motorcycle models in its collection, it’s obvious that McGregor is a big fan of the Italian brand. Among his collection is a 1974 model of the legendary Moto Guzzi Eldorado police motorcycle.
Considered the best-selling Moto Guzzi motorcycle of all time, the Eldorado was originally designed in consultation with the Traffic Division of the Los Angeles Police Department. Subsequently, other police departments, including the California Highway Patrol, also adopted the impressive motorcycle.
seven 1956 Sunbeam S7
Designed by Erling Poppe with a style loosely based on the designs of the BMW R75, the Sunbeam S7 from the English company Sunbeam Cycles Limited was also part of McGregor’s impressive collection of incredible motorcycles.
McGregor acquired the “luxury” S7 model of 1956, and over 5,500 units of the motorcycle were produced from 1949 until production ended in 1956. Notably, the luxury model S7 was available in a finish. mist green or black, and McGregor’s S7 was finished in the old one.
6 2000 Moto Guzzi V11 Sport
The 2000 model was the first Moto Guzzi V11 Sport model, and McGregor had one too. The V11 Sport is a kind of reintroduction of Moto Guzzi’s iconic V7 Sport, embracing the sporting tradition of the vintage model.
For power, the V11 Sport adopted the 1100 Sport, a classic 90-degree forward-facing, air-cooled V-twin with an output of 91 horsepower. The bike uses the beam type frame, the shock absorber is a Sachs or a White Power, while the inverted fork is from Marzocchi.
5 BMW R1200GS Adventure
BMW Motorrad is the Corporate and Brand Development division of the BMW company, and the division has made some pretty impressive motorcycles over the years, including the GS family of dual sport motorcycles.
McGregor owns a BMW R1200GS Adventure thanks to the second edition of 2007, the hit television series “Long Way Up” which he produced with Boorman. The bike was again supplied by BMW and the trip took them from John O’Groats to Cape Town.
4 1972 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport
It’s only fitting that McGregor has the Moto Guzzi V7 Sport among his fleet of incredible motorcycles. Considered the world’s first production cafe racer, the V7 Sport is based on the V7 roadster. It was launched in 1971 by the Italian motorcycle manufacturer known to be the oldest European manufacturer of continuous motorcycles, Moto Guzzi.
McGregor owns a 1972 V7 Sport model, and it is powered by a 748cc air-cooled V-twin that produces approximately 70 horsepower.
3 Harley-Davidson LiveWire
In 2019, for the third edition of his long motorcycle trips around the world with his friend Boorman, McGregor switched to an electric motorcycle. The duo made the trip, which took them from the southern tip of Argentina to Los Angeles on Harley-Davidson LiveWires.
Notably, the LiveWire is Harley-Davidson’s first electric motorcycle, and it’s powered by a liquid-cooled, longitudinally mounted three-phase induction electric motor with a claimed output of 105 horsepower and a top speed of 95 mph.
2 Indian Larry Chopper
Combining sculpture, paint and mechanics, Indian Larry, motorcycle builder and stuntman, made some of the most iconic choppers ever seen at the time. Larry was famous in the 1990s and early 2000s for championing the reemergence of the 1960s, tall, stripped-down handlebars, tight little gas tank, rake choppers.
He was part of the Psycho Cycles team and opened Gasoline Alley in Brooklyn with friends. McGregor is a huge Larry fan, and an Indian Larry Chopper is one of the more expensive motorcycles in his collection.
1 2002 Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans Tenni
McGregor also owns a 2002 Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans Tenni. The model was introduced in 2001 as the brand’s first semi-aerodynamic motorcycle. The 2002 model shares pedigrees with the original Guzzi 850 and 1000 Le Mans motorcycles which dominated endurance racing in the 1980s.
Named after Omobono Tenni, the first non-Briton to win the Isle of Man TT, Moto Guzzi Le Mans Tenni was produced in limited numbers, with just 170 units manufactured throughout its production reign which s ‘was completed in 2003.
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