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The price of Hollywood bikes: Research finds value of movie motorcycles from The Wild One, The Great Escape and Top Gun

Research reveals how much famous bikes would fetch at auction – from The Wild One Triumph to the Kill Bill Kawasaki

Ever wondered how much you might need to get your hands on the keys to some of the most famous Hollywood motorcycles?

Now, vehicle dealership Vertu Motorcycles has done the research – revealing how much the bikes from the likes of The Wild One, The Great Escape and Mad Max would fetch at auction.

Calculated using Easy Rider and Terminator 2’s sale prices as their base, Vertu has compiled a list of the world’s most iconic movie motorbikes and their estimated value.

The calculations revealed the Triumph from The Wild One would set you back more than £621,726, whilst Steve McQueen’s famous Trophy Bird motorcycle from The Great Escape would likely cost £394,750.

The Ducati 996 from The Matrix, meanwhile, had a price tag of £336,825.

On the cheaper end of the scale, the Harley-Davidson from Pulp Fiction came in at £80,748, whilst the Kawasaki from fellow Quentin Tarantino flick, Kill Bill, was the most affordable at £7,422.

More than £100,000 predicted at auction:

  1. The Wild One – £621,726 (1950 6T Triumph Thunderbird)
  2. The Great Escape – £394,750 (Triumph TR6 Trophy Bird)
  3. Matrix Reloaded – £336,825 (Ducati 996)
  4. Mad Max – £179,218 (1977 Kawasaki KZ1000)
  5. Rambo: First Blood – £101,270 (Yamaha XT250)

Less than £100,000 predicted at auction

  1. Pulp Fiction – £80,748 (1986 Harley-Davidson FXR Super Glide)
  2. Tomorrow Never Dies – £74,362 (1997 BMW R1200 C Cruiser)
  3. Top Gun – £61,647 (Kawasaki GPZ900 R)
  4. Mission Impossible 2 – £43,427 (Triumph Speed Triple 955i)
  5. Kill Bill Vol. 1 – £7,422 (Kawasaki ZZR 250)

Many of these bikes might come in at ‘pipedream’ prices, but Vertu also worked out what their replicas might cost instead.

Some are much cheaper than expected.

The Matrix: Reloaded Ducati was the most expensive at £27,000, but a replica James Bond bike was found to be much more affordable – with the 1997 BMW R1200C Cruiser from Tomorrow Never Dies clocking in at £4,500.

A replica of the iconic Kawasaki GPZ900R from Top Gun was £2,574, and the cheapest price tag of all was attached to the Kill Bill Kawasaki – which was valued at just £595!

Iconic movie motorcycle replica cost in today’s market:

  1. Matrix Reloaded – £27,000 (Ducati 996)
  2. The Wild One – £13,450 (1950 6T Triumph Thunderbird)
  3. The Great Escape – £10,000 (Triumph TR6 Trophy Bird)
  4. Mad Max – £6,250 (1977 Kawasaki KZ1000)
  5. Tomorrow Never Dies – £4,500 (1997 BMW R1200 C Cruiser)
  6. Pulp Fiction – £4,353 (1986 Harley-Davidson FXR Super Glide)
  7. Rambo: First Blood – £3,800 (Yamaha XT250)
  8. Mission Impossible 2 – £2,995 (Triumph Speed Triple 955i)
  9. Top Gun – £2,574 (Kawasaki GPZ900 R)
  10. Kill Bill Vol. 1 – £595 (Kawasaki ZZR 250)

Read the full results over on the Vertu Motorcycles website.

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