Bollywood gets critical acclaim as well as commercial success for the wide range of movies it produces. The flicks earn millions of dollars in the global markets. This even includes the Chinese market which is not immune to the charm of stars like Aamir Khan. Interesting fact, Khan-starrer Dangal earned around $183.3 million at the Chinese box office which is just of double what it earned in India. With increasing commercial collections due to the emergence of multiplexes, rising middle class and new international markets, Indian celebrities are havjng a larger than life time.
The fascination with high-end motorcycles goes a long way back in Bollywood. Harley-Davidson motorcycles are a prominent part of the Bollywood celebrities collection. It is an iconic American motorcycle manufacturer established in 1903 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Harley Davidson managed to survive the Great Depression and became one of the go-to motorcycle brands for bike enthusiasts across the world due to its design and performance. We take a look at some of the famous celebrities to own a Harley-Davidson motorcycle:
Priyanka Chopra is one of the few Indian actresses whose appeal stretches across the globe. From starring in the blockbuster Indian movies like Don, Bajirao Mastani, Fashion to the American TV Show Quantico, Priyanka Chopra is now a global icon. She has Rolls Royce in her exquisite car collection but the stunning Pink coloured Harley Davidson is the highlight of her automobile collection. The former Miss World had bought the Harley Davidson in February 2014 and posed with it in the Filmfare magazine.
The actor who began his career with Saawariya and won both critical acclaim and commercial success is a huge fan of Harley Davidson motorcycles. Ranbir rode Harley Davidson V-Rod in the movie ‘Roy’ alongside Arjun Rampal and Jacqueline Fernandes. The famous song ‘Tu Hai Ki Nahi’ featured him on the iconic motorcycle. His fascination for Harley Davidson motorcycles spills to real-life too with the Fatboy being a part of his bike collection. Ranbir likes to take out the red-coloured Fatboy on rides in Mumbai. The 2020 Fatboy comes with two engine options- Milwaukee-Eight 107 1,746 c and 114 1,868 cc engine, churning out 145 Nm and 155 Nm of peak torque respectively.
Shahid Kapoor with two major hits Padmavat and Kabir Singh under his belt is a proud owner of Harley Davidson motorcycles. Like his fellow contemporary Ranbir Kapoor, Shahid owns a blue-coloured Harley Davidson Fatboy. Recently, he has been spotted with BMW bikes but Fatboy remains a part of his ever-growing bike collection. Fatboy comes with two engine options- Milwaukee-Eight 107 1,746 c and 114 1,868 cc engine, churning out 145 Nm and 155 Nm of peak torque respectively.
The eternal bad boy of the Indian Industry, Sanjay Dutt, loves the flashy cars and high-end motorcycles. Sanjay Dutt owns a Ferrari and Rolls Royce but has an equally interesting collection of bikes too. Shahrukh Khan gifted the Munnabhai MBBS actor a triumph bike. Sanjay Dutt is also a fan of the Harley Davidson as he has a Fatboy in the paint blue shade. The Fatboy cruiser seems to have charmed a lot of the Bollywood stars. Fatboy comes with two engine options- Milwaukee-Eight 107 1,746 c and 114 1,868 cc engine, churning out 145 Nm of peak torque and 155 Nm of peak torque respectively.
Rajkumar Rao has carved a niche segment in Bollywood with author-backed roles in movies like Newton, Gangs of Wasseypur, LSD, Trapped etc. to name a few. He emerged from the independent cinema to become a force to reckon with Citylights and Bareilly ki Barfi in the commercial world. Harley Davidson Fatbob cruiser was brought by the talented actor and he was spotted riding it. Rajkumar's Harley-Davidson Fat Bob is powered by 1745cc Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine generating 144Nm of peak torque through a six-speed gearbox. The motorcycle comes with a low slung LED headlamp unit giving it a street aggressive look. Rajkumar Rao bike is priced around Rs 14 lakhs in India.
Saif Ali Khan
The prince of Pataudi, Saif Ali Khan has an envious collection of bikes and cars. Saif Ali Khan is often captured riding his Harley Davidson Iron 883. Powered by a 883cc Air-Cooled Evolution V-Twin engine, the bike churns out 68 Nm of peak torque. It is priced at Rs 938,000 (Ex-Showroom,India).
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