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'Magnum Force '. What type of bikes did the dirty cops ride?

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' started by Rennsport, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. Just watched 'Magnum Force ' : Clint Eastwood. The motorcycle cops rode non Harley bikes. Any ideas?

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  2. I know what you're thinking. "Did he fire six shots or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?
  3. clint eastwood is a frricken legend
  4. Agreed.
    I am a huge fan of a lot of his movies but i will never forgive him for Paint Your Wagon and Bridges of Madison County.
  5. if you like westerns, or if you have a penis, 'the man with no name' trilogy by sergio leone is about as good as a movie can get. Those guys chew on rocks for breakfast.

    - a fistfull of dollars
    - for a few dollars more
    - the good, the bad, and the ugly
  6. The best spaghetti westerns ever !
    Two Mules For Sister Sarah is awesome as well.
    Plus Eastwood's role in the dark modern day western The Unforgiven was brilliant.
    Oh and The Outlaw Josie Wales is one of the best ever
  7. #8 Blaise, Feb 24, 2013
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    The tenure for threads in General is "for general motorcycling related talk" which you guys are straying away from. If you wish to discuss Clint's film bio, do it in "The Pub".
  8. Horses are like bikes
  9. Im not going near that statement.... Lmao.
  10. Whilst we have the brains trust active, perhaps somebody knows what type of bike Steve Mcqueen rode in 'The Great Escape'?
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  11. "The motorcycle that Hilts (Steve McQueen) rides is a cosmetically modified Triumph TR6 Trophy."
  12. And whilst on the subject of Triumphs, the bikes in Magnum Force, IIRC, mysteriously metamorphosed into Triumph twins for the jump onto the mothballed carrier.
  13. That was necause the stunt riders couldn't fling the Guzzis about the way they wanted.
  14. And a little bit mental.

  15. BZZZZ, Godwin's Law; you lose @dgmeister ;) Please feel free to play again and don't forget to pick up your consolation prize in the foyer.
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  16. #17 dgmeister, Feb 27, 2013
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    Kids these days wouldn't even know what a film star is any more, with the 'metrosexuality', mirrors, and hairspray involved in the casting of leading males becoming all too common we sometimes forget how a real man operates...

    consider one Steve "the king of cool" Mcqueen - the definitive 'anti hero', perhaps a flawed character in private life but nonetheless a legend of epic proportion

    rode and raced bikes and cars, only while while working as THE hollywood A-lister- imagine that nowadays.
    rode the bike in 'the great escape' , also personally attempted the jump across the border fence, but crashed. The jump was successfully performed by Bud Ekins.

    being a better rider than the stunt riders he also performed in the film as a stunt rider in german uniform.

    from wikipedia;
    "McQueen considered becoming a professional race car driver. In the 1970 12 Hours of Sebring race, Peter Revson and McQueen **(driving with a cast on his left foot from a motorcycle accident two weeks before) won with a Porsche 908/02 in the 3 litre class** (little wonder he was called the king of cool)

    and missed winning overall by 23 seconds to Mario Andretti/Ignazio Giunti/Nino Vaccarella in a 5 litre Ferrari 512S. The same Porsche 908 was entered by his production company Solar Productions as a camera car for Le Mans in the 1970 24 Hours of Le Mans later that year. McQueen wanted to drive a Porsche 917 with Jackie Stewart in that race, but his film backers threatened to pull their support if he did. Faced with the choice of driving for 24 hours in the race or driving the entire summer making the film, McQueen opted to do the latter.[40] Le Mans is considered by some[who?] to be the most historically realistic representation in the history of the race.

    McQueen also competed in off-road motorcycle racing. His first off-road motorcycle was a Triumph 500cc that he purchased from friend and stunt man Ekins. McQueen raced in many top off-road races on the West Coast, including the Baja 1000, the Mint 400 and the Elsinore Grand Prix. In 1964, with Ekins on their Triumph TR6 Trophys, he represented the United States in the International Six Days Trial, a form of off-road motorcycling Olympics. He was inducted in the Off-road Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1978. In 1971, Solar Productions funded the now-classic motorcycle documentary On Any Sunday, in which McQueen is featured along with racing legends Mert Lawwill and Malcolm Smith. Also in 1971, McQueen was on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine riding a Husqvarna dirt bike. McQueen also designed a motorsports bucket seat, for which a patent was issued in 1971.[40]:93[41]

    McQueen collected classic motorcycles. By the time of his death, his collection included over 100 and was valued in the millions of dollars."