Friday, April 24, 2009

The Indiana Jones Twin Cam?


This is one movie bike I just don't get. The big question would be why? It looks good if you have a new Springer and want to fool your friends that know nothing about bikes, but who are they foolin' for the movie.

13 comments:

LUCKY said...

I did dig the bike look till I notice the dam twin cam! The bars? The name is it hollywood bars? Why couldnt they use a knuck or flatty? Chepskates! Also Jedd I love movie trivia but sometimes my mind goes blank, "Let me go back in I know I mite find it, glug, glug"

Chris / Blue Collar Moto said...

I was watching a movie last week where the guy kicked his shovel to life from the left side. Ha! Real authentic.

Chris K said...

I didn't understand why they bothered to change the tank and fenders when the stock ones looked more like a old knuck anyway?

I'm guessing a new bike was easier to the stunts on.

They do the worlds fastest kick start in the film... with a fake lever.

Flathead Jedd said...

I was thinking it was because of the stunts, but geez. If they really rode for all the stunts, they did some pretty incredible thing with that softail springer. I had one and it was like riding a tank!

Doug K. said...

You see the same sort of things in other movies if you know cars, airplanes, photography, stamp collecting, whatever. I used to be very interested in WWI aviation and it just drove me nuts to see movies about WWI with '30s vintage aircraft done up like WWI planes.

I suppose sometimes there is a price to pay for knowing your ass from a hole in the ground.

Chris K said...

Yup,

War movies are always doing that but, I'm sure availability is a problem too.

If you know anything about any subject, Hollywood, TV and the news media is bound to disappoint.

Even McQueen rode a German Triumph in The Great Escape.

Chris / Blue Collar Moto said...

Ya but, when they get it right then that makes the movie a classic. No? For me it does. How many "Combat" shows used U.S. Deuce and a half's as German trucks? Then you go to a silly ass show like "Hogans Heroes" where there was never any pretence about being a comedy and you see so much real shit! One war movie that just didn't do it for me was Pearl Harbor. Nuclear Frigates parked along Battleship row just made me sad. Tora Tora Tora forever baby! It shows just how clueless so many people are these days. Sheep!

By Hand and By Brain said...

the movie was a wash of false info-goof ups-two thumbs up their arse...
J-

Flathead Jedd said...

I watched it again today and I'll have to say the motorcycle chase scene was pretty awesome. Anyone know if they were real stunts or computer generated?

Thomas said...

All I can say is "Lame", just like the movie. Lemmings for sure. All they had to do was hook up with Moshi in Tokyo. He could of hooked em up with at least half a dozen of the real deals. Screw Hollyweed, they never were worth a damn.

Captain T said...

I read in the Jan issue of Motorcyclist that the bikes were prepped by Justin Kell at Glory M/C in LA - "Ideally we would have liked to have used period bikes but due to product-placement and safety issues, we had to go with new bikes" he was quoted in the article.

stag party jackets said...

haha, and i thought i was the only one..... saw it in the theater and was irritated when this bike made it's appearance. i figured with such a big budget, they could have tried a little harder. billy

Anonymous said...

good job on the pi tures you have collected mate but yeah, yeah..everyone knows you know everything about motorcycles. why dont you worry about something important?

dave (oz)