Motorcycles have long been symbols of freedom and adventure, so it’s not surprising that many cultural icons have owned and enjoyed bikes. Few hobbies or passions can capture the comparable thrill of the spotlight than motorcycles, though we imagine many have taken to the open road for a stretch of solitude and highway zen. Check out the cultural icons who became road warriors, below.
Andy Warhol created several prints featuring motorcycles. However, this photo of the artist on the back of a bike outside Hollywood’s famous Mel’s Diner (formerly Ben Frank’s) in 1967 trumps all.