The Wild One

A gang of forty motorcyclists, the Black Rebels Motorcycle Club, gate-crash a legitimate motorcycle race. They are eventually thrown out, but one of the gang steals the second prize trophy and gives it to their leader, Johnny.

Triumph 6T

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Triumph
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6T
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Moto différente de celle utilisée par Marlon Brando (Cette dernière possède des sacoches)


BSA B-Series

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BSA
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B-Series
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La moto au premier plan BSA single - either 350cc B31 or 500cc B34 - with plunger rear end - date about 1949-52.

Not a BSA that I recognise. Wrong timing chest for a B series. Looks like an over head cam engine. A Norton perhaps?


BSA Golden Flash

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BSA
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Golden Flash
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BSA Golden Flash about 1950.


Harley-Davidson Hydra Glide

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Harley-Davidson
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Hydra Glide
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L'arrivée en ville de Chino (Lee Marvin) sur sa Harley


Harley-Davidson Knucklehead

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Harley-Davidson
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Knucklehead
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Chopper Harley sur base Knucklehead


Velocette MSS500

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Velocette
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MSS500
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Most likely an MSS 500cc from the early 1950s.


Indian Scout 1150

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Indian
Model
Scout 1150
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This appears to be an Indian Scout rather than a Harley WL. The most obvious feature is the "leafer" front forks something Harley never used. The cylinder heads also like look they belong on a late 1920s 101 Scout.


Triumph unknown

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Triumph
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unknown
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La première moto (en arrière plan) On the right, a Triumph. Can't be certain of the model but it a sprung hub rear end which would make it about 1949-52.


Matchless Unknown

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Matchless
Model
Unknown
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chase

La moto de gauche Photo publicitaire. Marlon Brando pendant tout le film reste fidèle à sa Triumph That is a 500cc twin - 1950 or 1951 with those rear shocks.

The famous publicity photo features Wally Albright's Matchless (much 'Wild One' trivia on the imdb). As nzcarnerd indicates, the 'jampot' rear dampers almost certainly confirm the machine to be a c.1950 customised G9 498cc twin - with alloy guards, ugly siamesed exhaust and upswept silencer. Personal trivia: walking across London Bridge to school around 1959, on Thursday mornings for a number of weeks, a cloth capped rider wearing goggles used to quite noisily let rip on his then recent G9 with AMC megaphone silencers. 'Bloody madbrain' my father would say, somewhat to the amusement of my brother and me. Often wonder if the rider made it through to middle age, at least.


Harley-Davidson WL

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Harley-Davidson
Model
WL
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Year 1953
Minutes 79
Category Movie
Genres Drama
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