The number of male motorists on the Indian roads is way higher than that of female motorists, and the same is reflected in Bollywood movies. However, there are actresses who acted in a few movies that defied the stereotype. Here are some actresses in Bollywood movies who rode a motorcycle.
Suzuki GSR 600
The naked mid-weight Japenese bike made an appearance in the movie Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. Anushka Sharma rode the GSR 600 in some scenes. The naked bike is not available in the Indian market but it is quite popular in many international markets. The GSR 600 gets some bold styling, and is powered by an inline-four-cylinder engine and demands good skills from the rider.
Royal Enfield Thunderbird
The Royal Enfield Classic has starred in many movies. Anushka Sharma, who was a brand ambassador of the Suzuki scooter, has been seen riding a Royal Enfield Classic in the movie Jab Tak Hai Jaan. The Thunderbird is known for its touring capabilities and a laidback riding posture.
Royal Enfield Bullet
Kangana Ranaut is quite well known for playing a variety of roles in different kinds of movies. In one of her very popular movies, Tanu Weds Manu, Kangana Ranaut rides the Royal Enfield Bullet. The Bullet is a truly vintage looking bike and is very popular among enthusiasts. It is quite heavy too and requires good balancing skills to ride it at a slow speed.
Katrina is known for her glamorous roles in Bollywood movies. Katrina Kaif rode a Royal Enfield Bullet 500 in the movie Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. There are reports and pictures that show her taking co-star Hrithik Roshan for a spin.
Parineeti Chopra was seen riding a Royal Enfield Bullet in the movie Kill Dil. She rode the heavy Royal Enfield Bullet with Ranveer Singh riding pillion. The Royal Enfield bikes have a massive fan following and Bollywood knows that too.
In the movie Dolly ki Doli, Sonam was seen riding a vintage Royal Enfield Bullet with a sidecar. Controlling a bike with sidecar can be difficult as the bike does not countersteer and it affects the overall handling of the bike.
Kareena Kapoor Khan
In movie Udta Punjab, Kareena rides a TVS Victor with co-star Diljit Doshanj. Kareena Kapoor was also part of the comedy movie franchise, Golmaal. The movie had a popular modified Bajaj Avenger with the long wheelbase. Kareena rode a different Bajaj Avenger and not the long-wheelbase one. The green Avenger also looks modified and has been used by Kareena in various different scenes of the movie.
Suzuki Slingshot Plus
The actress rode the Suzuki Slingshot Plus, which came with a headlamp mounted visor, with Ranbir Kapoor riding pillion, in the movie Rockstar. It is rumoured that she learnt to ride the bike in just 30 minutes before the scene was shot.
Honda Hornet 600
Sonakshi Sinha rode a Honda Hornet 600 naked bike in the movie Son of Sardar. The mid-weight naked bike is quite powerful but we cannot say if Sonakshi herself rode the Hornet 600 in all the scenes. The movie shows Sonakshi performing a few stunts with the Hornet 600.
Priyanka is now a regular in the Hollywood tele-series Quantico and movies where she has ridden a few sports bikes like Ducati. In Bollywood, Priyanka was seen riding a dirt bike in one of the scenes in the movie Don. The bike has been painted white either to match Priyanka’s outfit or hide the brand, but as all the dirt bikes look almost similar, it is rather difficult to know the exact make and model of this dirt bike.
The actress rode a dirt bike in the movie Tezz. Sameera is closely linked with bikes and she’s married to the founder of the popular Royal Enfield modification house – Vardenchi. Sameera has reportedly learnt how to ride and goes out on regular rides.
Hero Honda Passion
The rising star Alia Bhatt has been spotted numerous time on the pillion seat of a bike. In the movie Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, she was seen taking control of the Hero Honda Passion with the help of co-star Varun Dhawan.