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UK Government Budget 2020: Impact on Electric Motorcycles

On the 11th of March, UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his first budget which was largely focused on measures to combat the economic impact of the Coronavirus. This may have taken the headlines but there are many other interesting areas, especially those pertaining to motorists and environmental protection.

Cash Injection

In the budget, it was announced that the government will be providing £532 million for consumer incentives for ultra-low emission vehicles in a bid to encourage more motorists to switch to eco-friendly vehicles to hit the zero-carbon target by 2050. £129.5 million will also be provided to extend the plug-in grant for vans, taxis and motorcycles to 2022-2023.

Head of Bike at Carole Nash, Mike Cooper reacted positively to the budget:

With sales of the Electric Motorcycles increasing in 2019 and growth seen in early 2020 the recent budget announcement sends a positive message of encouragement of support to the future of electric motorcycling.

Furthermore, Mike Hates from The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) responded to the news:

We are pleased to see the Chancellor find room in his Budget to help make zero-emission motoring a more viable option for more drivers – essential if we are to begin to meet extremely challenging environmental ambitions.

Oliver van Bilsen living with an electric BMW C evolution scooterOliver van Bilsen living in London with an electric BMW C evolution scooter


For motorcyclists, you can receive a grant of up to £1,500 which will encourage many to consider making the switch to a more eco-friendly motorbike. This is particularly true when you consider the fact that there are many electric motorbikes scheduled for release in the near future and from a handful of major manufacturers, including Harley-Davidson with the highly anticipated LiveWire which retains the same characteristics of the iconic manufacturer while embracing a new, eco-friendly identity. There are many other models that are currently available which qualify for the grant too, including:

  • Artisan EVO Monster
  • BMW C Evolution
  • Energica Ego & Eva
  • Horwin CR6
  • Torrut Mubi
  • Zero Motorcycles (all models)

Benefits of Switching

The Government grant will make switching much easier and more affordable for motorcycle riders. Additionally, there are various other benefits to switching, including lower running costs, low maintenance and the improving infrastructure and battery technology means that range anxiety will no longer be an issue with most bikes offering a range of around 125 miles on one charge.


For those that make the switch to an electric bike, it is important that you find the best level of insurance so that you can get complete coverage and the peace of mind that this can bring.

The Chancellor’s budget will be welcomed by many motorists and those considering to make the switch to eco-friendly vehicles. Now is a good time for motorcyclists to make the switch because there are many excellent models available, the infrastructure is improving and there are many benefits, including a Government grant of up to £1,500 which will make changing much more affordable and possible for many.

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Motorcycle companies should make ventilators

Several motorcycle companies around the world have donated ventilators, protective medical suits, respirators, masks, surgical gloves and alcohol wipes to the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

That’s great, but how about going further?

Many motorcycle factories have temporarily closed for cleaning and to amend their assembly lines to allow workers to stay further apart.

How about also retooling to make ventilators which are in short supply? After all, there is no point returning to full production with demand expected to be low for some time.

Motorcycle companies have the engineers to design ventilators and the facilities to produce them.

They know how to work with plastics, metals, carbon fibre, precision valves and electronics. All the components of a ventilator.

Car manufacturers are already offering to build ventilators and the Australian Government has asked Ford to help.

We also know of one Brisbane automotive engineering company that is designing a ventilator that can be 3D printed.

Instead of laying off workers, they have thrown their skills into fighting the virus the best way they know how.

What are ventilators?

Ventilator donate pandemic fight virus coronavirusVentilator machine

A mechanical ventilator is not a surgical mask or a respirator which help protect surgical staff.

It basically helps a patent breathe. 

Medical staff insert a tube into patient’s windpipe and the machine regulates the supply of oxygen and removes carbon dioxide, basically breathing for the patient.

Apparently Australia only has about 2000 of these machines but needs twice as many quickly, according to the Chief Medical Officer, Prof Brendan Murphy.

We are in a lot better situation than many other countries that need many more thousands.

For example, the USA has about 100,000 ventilators, but medical experts warn they may need 750,000.

Confirmed cases

Ventilators donate pandemic fight virus coronavirusSource: Our World In Data (China had 78,598 cases at day 40.)

Motorcycle donations

Here is an incomplete list of some of the donations by various motorcycle companies to the fight against coronavirus:

  • Italian motorcycle manufacturer Benelli has donated two ventilators and 4500 Tyvek suits to the Italian Red Cross;
  • Yamaha America has donated 380 respirators, 49,000 gloves, 325 Tyvek suits and 18,000 alcohol wipes to a hospital in Newnan, Georgia. (Respirators are used to protect medical staff.)
  • Tyre manufacturer Pirelli donated $800,000, 65 ventilators, 5000 protectives suits, and 20,000 protective masks Milan health workers; and
  • KTM Asia donated 10,000 N95 protective masks to Philippine public hospitals.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Man charged over ploughing into riders

A 52-year-old man has been charged today (26 March 2020) after his Kia Rio ploughed head-on into a group of riders in Kyogle, northern NSW, killing one and injuring four others on Sunday, 20 October 2019.

The six riders were all part of the Sons Of The Southern Cross Social Motorcycle Club who were heading south out of Kyogle at the time.

One of the motorcycle riders, Wes “Pop” Carlton, 55, suffered critical injuries and sadly died at the scene.

Wes "Pop" CarltonWes “Pop” Carlton (Image: Facebook)

Another rider, a 56-year-old man, suffered serious injuries and was taken to Lismore Base Hospital before being airlifted to Gold Coast University Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

The other two riders, aged 52 and 53, suffered serious injuries and were taken to Lismore Base Hospital for treatment.

The injured riders were named as “Smiley, Wellsy and Browny”.

Two more riding in the SOTSC group were not hit.

Driver charged

The driver and sole-occupant of the car, a 52-year-old man, was trapped for a short time before being released and taken to Lismore Hospital for treatment and mandatory testing.

Car ploughed into ridersImage: Seven News

Officers from Richmond Police District established a crime scene, which was examined by the Far North Coast Crash Investigations Unit.

Following extensive inquiries, the 52-year-old driver was arrested today (Thursday 26 March 2020) at his Warwick home in Queensland.

He was charged with dangerous driving occasioning death, three counts of dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, negligent driving occasioning death, negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, and driver not keep left of centre dividing line.

His licence has been suspended and he is set to face Kyogle Local Court on Wednesday 10 June 2020.

Our sincere condolences to the families and friends of all riders killed and our best wishes for a full and speedy recovery for all those injured in these crashes.

Group crashes

Pick-Up crash with US riders accidentNorth American group riding crash (Image: Associated Press)

Riders are vulnerable road users, but when they are riding in a group they present a bigger target and the results can be carnage.

We have reported on several group crashes in recent months in Australia.

Crash injured accident avoidLast week, two riders and a pillion were injured when two motorcycles collided head-on (pictured above) and in the other, two riders travelling the same direction collided and one rider crashed and sadly died.

But the most tragic was the crash in North America where an unlicensed pick-up truck driver ploughed into 10 bikes, killing seven riders.

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Motorcyclist dies after hitting Armco

A 42-year-old man has died after his motorcycle crashed into an Armco railing on the Old Dubbo Rd, in NSW, about 5.30pm on Wednesday (25 March 2020).

NSW Police says they believe “the man lost control of his bike as he negotiated a sweeping left-hand bend and hit the Armco railing” at Eulomogo Creek bridge.

“Passers-by located the man and contacted emergency services,” police say.

Police and ambulance personnel performed CPR on the man at the scene, but the rider from Ravenswood died shortly after arriving at Dubbo Base Hospital.

Our sincere condolences to the rider’s family and friends.

Officers from Orana Mid-Western Police District established a crime scene and began an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

With the investigation ongoing it is yet to be determined why the rider “lost control”.

On country roads it could have been caused by a stray animal, another road user or the road surface.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.

Armco barriers

Aussie knowhow helps Thai riders stay safe Safe System Solutions Pty Ltd learn learner novice training licensed licensingDr Tana Tan

Hitting any sort of barrier often results in serious injury or death for riders.

Australian road safety consultancy Safe System Solutions Pty Ltd Research and Evaluations Lead and motorcyclist Dr Tana Tan says roadside hazards such as trees and signs should be removed from corners for the safety of riders.

However, barriers such as Armco are required to prevent vehicles from leaving the road and hitting other hazards, in this case a creek.

Tana says steel W-beam barriers on bends, especially on popular motorcycling roads, should have a lower rub rail to protect riders from impact with the upright posts.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Norton Motorcycles boss under investigation

Failed Norton Motorcycle boss Stuart Garner is in more strife with the UK Pensions regulator now investigating his role in a pension scheme to fraudulently fund his company.

In January, Norton Motorcycles went into administration amid claims of pension fund frauds and a £300,000 unpair tax bill.

In 2012 and 2013, 228 pensioners invested in five-year pension funds (Commando 2012 Pension Scheme, the Dominator 2012 Pension Scheme, and the Donington MC Pension Scheme) which invested primarily in Norton Motorcycles.

Trustee of all funds and sole director of their provider, Manocrest Ltd, was Stuart Garner.

The pensioners claim their investment was not returned years after the lock-in period had expired and £14 million in investments were lost in the company collapse.

In February, Garner failed to appear at a public hearing held by the Pensions Ombudsman to investigate complaints about the pension schemes. 

Norton boss Stuart Garner at Donington CastleGarner in his home at Donington Castle

Under investigation

It’s taken until now for the Pensions Regulator to launch an investigation.

Last year the Pensions Ombudsman criticised Garner for a “clear” conflict of interest as trustee of schemes that invested all funds into his business.

“It appears to me that the investment of all of the scheme’s assets in Norton Motorcycle Holdings is potentially in breach of the restrictions on employer-related investments under section 40 of the Pensions Act 1995,” the ombudsman said.

Garner faces a fine and/or jail if found guilty of a conflict of interest.

Despite being chased by investors, customers, the government and now the Pensions Regulator, Garner and his wife, Susie, were last month spotted dining out at elite London restaurant, The Ivy, where a steak costs about £30 (about $A60).

Norton Stuart and Susie GarnerStuart and Susie Garner dining out

The photo was published on the Twitter account Notnorton Moto as another example of Garner’s extravagant lifestyle.

At least in Australia, importers Brisbane Motorcycles have returned deposits to those who paid for bikes not yet delivered.

The UK government is now being called on to investigate almost £8m in funding and loans amid claims that Garner squandered the money on fast cars and a lavish lifestyle.

Click here to read the whole sordid tale.

Buyers sought

Norton Motorcycles Donington Hall factory crowdNorton’s Donington Hall factory

The company ceased production in February, but administrators BDO UK say they have “significant interest” from potential buyers.

BDO spokesman Lee Causer says they are “taking all necessary steps to ensure that customers, staff and suppliers are supported through the administration process, as we seek the sale of the business and assets”.

“We have had a significant volume of interest and are hopeful that a sale of Norton Motorcycles (UK) Ltd can be secured,” he says.

That’s good news for Norton fans and customers.

Norton boss Stuart Garner at Donington CastleGarner relaxes at home

The rumour mill has been running hot with talk of Japanese and Chinese motorcycle companies and even motorcycle fan Keanu Reeves being interested in buying the venerable brand.

Norton KeanuKeanu on a Norton Commnando

A petition to Triumph Motorcycles boss John Bloor to buy the company has only received 61 signatures.

Meanwhile, another petition to the government to launch an official inquiry into Garner has more than 7000 signatures.

SuperBike Magazine claims the company’s biggest single investor, Steve Murray, could be interested in buying the company.

They say he invested his entire life savings or about £1 million for 10% equity and loaned the company an extra £500,000.

He was a company director for three months, but chose to be “hands-off”.

The deadline for bidders closed on 21 February 2020. There has been no update from the administrators.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

MV Agusta joins factory closures during pandemic

The list of motorcycle factory closures due to the coronavirus pandemic is growing daily with MV Agusta finally joining its compatriots.

The factory on the shores of beautiful Lake Varese in Lombardy, an early epicentre of the virus in Italy, had been continuing with a reduced workforce.

Now they have announced that from tomorrow (26 March 2020) will cease all activities until the production ban is lifted, whenever that might be.

They join other Italian motorcycle, car and automotive component factories in shutting down.

Other automotive factories have closed across Europe and Asia and Harley-Davidson in the USA has closed its factories.

Harley-Davidson 115th anniversary 110th 105thHarley’s Pilgrim Road factory where a worker tested positive

What closures mean to riders

Motorcycle factory closures may not have a huge impact on the supply of models as demand will also be down.

However, it could impact the supply of spare parts.

The closure of component factories such as Brembo will also hamper the supply chain and the production of many models such as BMW and Triumph.

Not that we may be able to lawfully ride soon, anyway.

Restrictions seem to be tightening daily as the coronavirus infection rate soars.Virus closures

Surely it’s time to act responsibly and safeguard the health and livelihoods of ourselves and others.

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Time to park bikes as borders close

The time has come to park our motorcycles, act responsibly and safeguard the health and livelihoods of ourselves and others as the pandemic closes borders in three states and the NT.

As of midnight tomorrow (25 March 2020), the Queensland border will be closed and police will be patrolling the many roads from NSW.

Queensland joins South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory who have also closed their borders.

If you do not have a valid and essential reason to enter those states and the NT, you will have to self-isolate for 14 days.

There will be various penalties of up to $13,000.

Borders patrolled

Queensland Deputy Commissioner Steve Gollschewski says police officers and other officials will be out on the road “as of one minute past midnight tomorrow night, making sure that these measures work”.

That rules out the usual weekend club ride across the border and back.

The PM’s office has issued simple advice on travel: “The Prime Minister has recommend against all non-essential travel in Australia.”

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk goes even further: “Stay in your suburb.”

While those are only recommendations at the moment, we imagine that if people do not curtail unnecessary travel, they will become enforceable bans.

Are riders really a threat?

Virus meme panic coronavirus threatThis meme is no longer relevant

We have previously argued that solo riders who wear a helmet and gloves and don’t stop anywhere except for fuel are no threat.

However, that is not correct.

Queensland Health point out that a helmet is not an effective surgical mask and gloves are really no barrier as the coronavirus can survive for up to a day on your gloves.

In the meantime, if you touch your face, put your gloved hands anywhere that other people might touch (fuel pump, table, credit card machine) or take your gloves off with a bare hand, then you could transmit a live virus.

Scientists say Covid-19 can survive in the air up to three hours, up to four hours on copper, 24 hours on cardboard, 48 hours on stainless steel and up to 72 hours on plastic surfaces.

So it’s time for riders to act responsibly and park our bikes or limit use to commuting and other necessary duties.

Riding brotherhoodLast ride group riding Last ride

Riders are part of a brother/sisterhood where we look out for each other, so let’s look out for the health and job security of our riding buddies!

Time to stop being selfish about our leisure activity and put the greater good first. The sooner we do, the sooner people get their jobs and health security back and we can ride again.

What image of riders would it display to the public if you are seen riding in a pack with others this weekend while the rest of society is locked down?

If you don’t believe the virus is spreading rapidly, click here to check all the latest Covid-19 stats in Australia and around the world.


COVID-19 cases

% of all cases in Australia

% of Australia’s population


NSW 818 43.4% 31.9% 5
VIC 411 21.8% 25.9% 0
QLD 319 16.9% 20.0% 1
WA 140 7.4% 10.3% 1
SA 134 7.1% 6.9% 0
TAS 27 1.4% 2.1% 0
ACT 32 1.7% 1.0% 0
NT 5 0.3% 1.7% 0
Totals 1886 7

For all health alerts across the nation related to this pandemic, click here.

Now click here for details on how to hibernate your bike for the coming months of inactivity.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Driver charged after knocking rider over

A driver has been charged after allegedly knocking a 23-year-old male rider off his motorcycle in an altercation Sydney’s inner-west on Friday.

The incident began about 10.45pm on Friday (20 March 2020) when the motorcyclist was leaving a friend’s home on Ian Parade, Concord.

Police say a man driving a car pulled up next to the rider and the pair began arguing.

The driver allegedly got out of his vehicle and attempted to push the rider off his motorbike. The rider pushed back and rode off.

The car followed for about two kilometres before running into the motorcycle, knocking the rider off and driving away.

Officers from Burwood Police Area Command attended and established a crime scene.

The rider suffered cuts and a suspected spinal injury and was taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in a stable condition.

About 8.25pm on Saturday, NSW Police searched a Mortlake home and seized a number of items, including a car and clothing.

The driver was arrested at Burwood Police Station yesterday (23 March 2020) where he was charged with driving furiously to cause bodily harm and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

He has been granted conditional bail, to appear before Burwood Local Court on Monday 1 June 2020.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.

Tips on handling road rage

This may or may not have been a road rage incident. We don’t yet know the full details.

However, we should be aware that as riders we usually come off second best to bigger vehicles in a road rage incident.

Queensland Police Senior Sergeant Ian Park who created the #ridesafely4me Facebook site says he’s not sure if it’s perception or reality, but “our roads appear to be becoming angrier places”.

“Unfortunately, it seems to involve individuals from all road user groups as both the victims and the perpetrators. Motorcyclists and bicyclists are of course the most vulnerable due to the lack of physical protection around them. But the fundamentals of personal safety of the roads are no different to anywhere else,” he says.

Queensland Police Senior Sergeant Ian Park a social media sensation reasonSgt Park and a group of riders

Here are Ian’s tips to avoiding road rage:

If you find yourself feeling unsafe as a result of the actions of another road user, the first priority is to remove yourself from the situation as safely as possible. Unfortunately far too often incidents of poor behaviour by one road user to another are only exacerbated when the ‘victim’ retaliates. If another party chooses to yell at you, beep their horn or flash their lights – so what? Let them get it out of their system and get on their way. Inflaming the situation by ‘biting back’ rarely assists, and often only makes the situation more unsafe for everyone.

However if the other party continues to behave in a manner that makes you feel unsafe, then consider your environment. Perhaps pull into a service station, licensed premises or shopping centre that is likely to be fitted with external CCTV. This will often discourage the aggressor from taking the matter further if they know their actions (and registration details) are going to be recorded.

If no such place is available continue to drive without reacting to the aggressor until a place of safety is available, avoid making eye contact and attempt to disengage from the situation as best and safely as you can.

If you feel that you are in imminent danger, pull over and call triple zero (000). Don’t forget that ‘000’ from a mobile phone doesn’t necessarily go to your nearest operator, so always be ready to say ‘I need police in (name of City/town or nearest regional centre)’.

When speaking with a 000 operator, pass on relevant information that could assist police to investigate the matter, for example, registration details, descriptions of the person/s in the vehicle, time, date, correct location (in case there are traffic monitoring cameras located nearby etc.), descriptions about any features of the vehicle that are not standard (i.e. post factory fitted wheels, decorations, accessories, damage).

Emergency first-aid apps reason

If you carry any kind of video recording device, ensure the footage is set aside so that it doesn’t get recorded over before being provided to police. Make sure you don’t just secure the footage of the incident – also keep footage leading up to and beyond the incident to help clarify any potential counter claims by the other party that it was actually you that was the aggressor.

If the situation is over, but you are still of the belief that the matter warrants investigation with a view to action by police, you always have the right to report it. You can either attend your nearest open police station to speak to someone, contact the non-urgent police reporting number which is now 131 444 in almost all Australian Police Jurisdictions. Similarly most policing services across Australia also provide on-line reporting services. Just search the police service in your State or Territory to find their websites and follow the prompts.

Be mindful, however that any complaint of an incident involving one person upon another without any supporting evidence is often difficult to successfully prosecute. A successful prosecution requires sufficient evidence being presented to a court to determine that an offence was committed beyond reasonable doubt.

However, this should not prevent you from reporting the matter, but is something to keep in mind if police determine there is not sufficient evidence for a matter to proceed. It doesn’t necessarily mean police don’t believe you! If you provide police with a video recording you must be willing and able to give evidence.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Dakar Rally plan to limit top speeds

After the death of two riders in the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia in January, organisers are planning a series of measures to make the race safer including power restrictions to limit top speeds.

Over the years the rally has reduced engine sizes to 450cc to limit the high speeds of some riders who approach 200km/h on dirt and sand.

With the deaths of Paulo Gonçalves and Edwin Straver this year, organisers are now discussing a range of new safety measures.

They plan to have separate stages for motorcycles to the rest of the categories to limit the amount of fast and open sections and therefore top speeds.

There are also plans to limit the power of bikes and/or install speed limiters.

The antiquated navigation paper rolls that require the riders to take a hand off the bars to scroll through the routes will likely be replaced by more modern electronic handsfree versions.

It might also avoid the problem this year when an error in the roadbook forced officials to amend the finishing results on a super marathon stage this year.

Toby price in Dakar dunesTwo time Dakar winner Toby Price of Australia goes over the paper route map

We don’t expect they will get satnav units, but the new units will include visual and audible warnings.

Like most other international motorcycle racing, airbag jackets will also become mandatory.

Limit welcomed

2020 Africa ECO Race Andrew HoulihanAndrew Houlihan

Albury racer Andrew Houlihan who competed in the challenging 14-day 2020 Africa ECO Race from France to Senegal this year has welcomed the changes.

Andrew hopes to compete in next year’s Dakar when the changes are expected to be implemented.

“I think it needs to be slowed down a little,” he says.

“There were some crazy fast sections in the Africa Eco Race as well.

“Trickier navigation would also help. We had a little bit of the electronic road book in the liaison stages at Rally Du Marcos last year and it wasn’t too bad.

“I still like the idea of the paper roadbook but pre coloured like we had at Du Marcos and at Dakar.”

Dakar Rally organisers have met with the sport’s governing body, Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme and some race teams to discuss the safety measures.

There has been no announcement yet, but we will follow developments.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Tom Cruise wheelies in Mission Impossible 7

Tom Cruise claims he does most of his movie stunts, including motorcycle stunts, and in the filming for Mission Impossible 7 he is even doing spectacular wheelies.

Although, as we can see from these images of filming in the UK the rider has a safety device to prevent being flipped off the bike or falling off.

Still, it looks like the rider is doing pretty impressive wheelies.

Is that wheelies Tom?

A second image shows Tom with his helmet off while sitting on the same bike, so we assume it’s him doing the stunts.

Tom Cruise wheelies in Mission Impossible 7All Mission Impossible 7 images: Splash News

We suspect from the wheels that he’s riding an F 750 GS which has a lower seat height suitable for the short actor.

The wheelies were performed at the Surrey airfield where Top Gear is based.

Filming was moved from Italy over the pandemic threat.

Tom, 57, is a motorcycle fan and also rode a BMW R  nineT Scrambler in the Mission Impossible: Fallout movie.

He is known to request a motorcycle scene in most of his movies.

There is no release date yet for the seventh instalment of the Mission Impossible series.

Top Gun 2

Meanwhile, Tom will reprise the Kawasaki GPZ900R made famous in Tom Cruise’s 1986 Top Gun in the Top Gun sequel to be released in June 2020.

This official trailer for Top Gun: Maverick shows Tom’s character Maverick pulling an old tarp off a dusty old GPZ900R.

However, when he reprises the famous scene where he races a jet, he’s now riding Kawasaki’s supercharged H2R Carbon.

Work on Top Gun: Maverick started in 2010 with Tom joined by his original Top Gun co-star Val Kilmer.

Bike fan

Tom began riding at the age of 10 and owns several motorcycles including a Vyrus 987 C3 4V worth more than $100,000.

His first movie role with a motorcycle was Top Gun where he rode the Kawasaki Ninja GPZ900R.

Tom and Kelly McGillis in Top GunTom, GPZ900R and Kelly McGillis in Top Gun

Since then he has ridden in many movies including Oblivion, Knight and Day, and Edge of Tomorrow.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com