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Celebrities and Their Bikes

October 29 2015

1. John Abraham

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John Abraham with his 'Light Foot'

Ever since the first 'Dhoom' film, John Abraham has become synonymous with motorbikes. It is only fitting that he possesses one of the most enviable collection of bikes in India.

In his stable is a custom-made bike called Light Foot, by Rajputanas Limelight. It is inspired by the design of the 1910 American Board Track Racer. He also owns a Suzuki Hayabusa GSX-1300R, which is one of the fastest bikes in the world. Being the brand ambassador for Yamaha, he owns a Yamaha VMax (Rs. 25 lakhs) and a custom-made Yamaha YZF-R1 (Rs. 29 lakhs).

2. Mahendra Singh Dhoni

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M. S. Dhoni on the X132 Hellcat

The Captain Cool is well known for his helicopter shots, as he is for his passion for bikes. He owns a Confederate X132 Hellcat, which is priced at Rs. 60 lakhs. Additionally, he also owns the fastest bike in India, the Kawasaki Ninja H2 (Rs. 29 lakhs).

A collector's stable seems incomplete without a Harley Davidson; he owns a Fat Boy, a model popularized by Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator 2.

3. Arjun Khanna

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Arjun Khanna and the 1937 Ariel Red Hunter

A surprise addition to this list, Arjun Khanna is known for his avant-garde philosophies on design and style. The influential designer boasts of a collection of over 20 handpicked and carefully restored vintage machines which include a 500cc 1950 Norton, a 1937 Ariel Red Hunter, a rare 1941 Royal Enfield 'Flying Flea' used in World War II, and a 1955 BMW R67/2. Let's just say that his motorcycles reflect his design sensibilities: unique and timeless.

4. Tom Cruise

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Tom Cruise flaunts the Vyrus 985 C4.4V

The Hollywood heartthrob, when not setting hearts aflutter, can be seen zooming around in his enviable collection of motorbikes. Recently he acquired a hand-made Vyrus 985 C3.4V, which costs $100,100. Also in his collection, is a limited edition Confederate Hellcat, a Ducatti Desmosedici RR (rumoured to be the first owner in the US), a Ducati 999R, a Honda Rune, and a BMW S1000 RR, among others.

5. Jay Leno

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Jay Leno with the Brough Superior

The former Tonight Show host boasts of one of the most coveted collection of automobiles in the world, even putting museums to shame. Spread around his enormous garage, there is a Brough Superior SS100, a 1988 Ducati 750 Paso Limited, a Ninja ZX-14, a 1975 Sukuzi RE 5 Rotary, the infamous Y2K jet-powered bike, a 1934 Norton ES2, Triumph Bonneville, a 1923 Megola Sport Racer amongst many other priceless motor vehicles. The collection is not simply about the numbers, which is mindboggling, but it is an exhibition of true passion.

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