November 20, 2011 19:00 ET

Swinton Bikes Reveal Top Five Movie Motorcycles

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Nov. 20, 2011) - A survey carried out by Swinton Bikes, one of the UK's leading retailers of bike insurance, has revealed the top five most memorable movie motorbikes, based on results from 1,000 motorbike owners.

The results reveal that an incredible 57% of UK motorcycle riders cite Arnold Schwarzenegger's Harley Davidson, as driven in the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day, as being the most memorable bike in movie history.

Around a third of riders said that Tom Cruise's 1986 hit, Top Gun, made them want to purchase a motorbike, while others described Steve McQueen's use of a bike in the 1963 classic 'The Great Escape as ' inspirational'.

According to the results, the five most memorable movie bikes were:

  1. Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Harley Davidson Fat Boy, ridden by Arnold Schwarzenegger (57%)
  2. Top Gun, Kawasaki GPz900R, ridden by Tom Cruise (22%)
  3. The Great Escape, TT Special 650 Triumph, ridden by Steve McQueen (9%)
  4. Easy Rider, customised Harley Davidson Hydra-Glide, ridden by Peter Fonda (7%)
  5. Pulp Fiction, ridden by Bruce Willis (5%)

Antony Aronin, Head of Swinton Bikes, said: "It's great to see so many fantastic motorbikes making their way to the big screen- and even better that the audience found them so memorable! If they're planning to emulate their favourite movie stars, I hope they have the correct motorbike insurance, in case their action scenes don't run as smoothly."

For more information please contact Mairead Rodden at Manchester PR Agency SKV Communications.

About Swinton

  • With 603 branches nationwide Swinton is the UK's largest high street insurance retailer
  • Unlike many other companies in the financial services industry, Swinton is committed to keeping its branches open for business, and part of the community
  • Swinton provides a one-stop-shop for the insurance and related needs of its clients, offering home, car, caravan, business, holiday, motorbike and even classic car insurance
  • With a dedicated team of advisors on hand at every branch to search a panel of insurers to offer quality cover at competitive rates

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