James Bond Motorcycle Chases

James Bond Motorcycle Stunts

James Bond Motorcycle Stunts

The James Bond series is one of the longest continually-running film series in history, having been in on-going production from 1962. There have been 23 films made to date and motorcycles have been used in a handful of the films. The James Bond movies are known for some incredible car, airplane, boat and motorcycle chases. Actually any kind of vehicle you can think of has been featured in James Bond movies.

This article highlights some of the best James Bond motorcycle chases. You can watch each video and see which one is your favorite. We also list the type of motorcycle used in the film.

Year: 1965
Film: Thunderball
Motorcycle: BSA Lightning A65L 

Bond is saved during a car chase, by a woman riding a BSA Lightning A65L with rocket launchers.

Year: 1977
Film: The Spy Who Loved Me
Motorcycle: Kawasaki Z900

Bond is chased by a guy riding a Kawasaki Z900 with a sidecar that ends up being a missile.

Year: 1981
Film: For Your Eyes Only
Motorcycle: Yamaha 500XT

Bond is chased by two guys riding Yamaha 500XT’s down the ski slopes.

Year: 1983
Film: Octopussy
Motorcycle: BMW R100 CS

Motorcycle stunts are shown in this James Bond clip.

Year: 1983
Film: Never Say Never Again
Motorcycle: Yamaha XJ650 Turbo Seca

Bond opens a large case that contains a Yamaha XJ650 Turbo Seca. He rides a wheelie out of a house and speeds down a small road in pursuit of a car.

Year: 1997
Film: Tomorrow Never Dies
Motorcycle:
BMW R1200 C

Bond mounts a BMW R1200 C with his female costar who has to operate the clutch and left handlebar because the two are handcuffed. They are chased by several different vehicles, while trying to avoid gunfire.

Year: 1995
Film: GoldenEye
Motorcycle: Cagiva 600 W16

Bond is trying to fly away in a plane while he is chased under gunfire. He ends up riding a Cagiva 600 W16 off a cliff, then he skydives down to the plane in dramatic fashion.

See how the stunt was performed in this clip.

Year: 2008
Film: Quantum of Solace
Motorcycle: Montesa Cota 4RT

Bond shows us how to steal a motorcycle in this clip as he knocks the clutch hand of a guy riding a Montesa Cota 4RT.

Year: 2012
Movie: Skyfall
Motorcycle: Honda CRF 250R

Bond is chased by his pursuer on the rooftops of Istanbul, Turkey while riding a Honda CRF 250R.

See behind the scenes footage from these motorcycle stunts.


Which is your favorite and why?