Tom Cruise needs no introduction. Credited as one of the greatest actors of all time, his films have grossed over $10.1 billion worldwide and earned him numerous accolades, including three Golden Globe Awards and three nominations for Academy Awards. As one of the highest-paid actors in the world, he’s now sat on a net worth of around $600 million – a fortune he’s known to draw on to feed his love of adrenaline. The actor might be known for his action films, but his love for all things fast and furious also extends into his private life. His collection of motorcycles and cars is the stuff of legend, and even includes the most expensive motorcycle in the world. If you’ve ever wondered what type of ride the Mission Impossible star prefers, find out now as we take a deep delve into the very impressive motorcycle collection of Tom Cruise.
Vyrus 987 C3 4V
If we’re looking into Tom Cruise’s motorcycle collection, there’s only one place to start – the Vyrus 987 C3 4V. Boasting a 1.2-liter engine and top speeds of 209 miles per hour, there’s no question this is a beast of a bike. But despite its power, it still manages to be incredibly lightweight and easy to ride, weighing in at just 154 kgs. Cruise debuted the bike at his 51st birthday celebration at the Hotel Chateau Marmont, where his speedy exit made headlines. But it wasn’t just how fast he was going at the time that impressed us. It was the astronomical price he was revealed to have paid for the motorcycle. According to hotcars.com, the Vyrus 987 C3 4V (which, by the way, holds the title of the most powerful production bike in the world) is worth the astronomical sum of $103,769, making it the most expensive motorcycle in the world.
If you’ve ever watched “Top Gun,” you’ll already know what the Kawasaki GPZ900R looks like. This was the bike that Cruise used to show off his impressive riding stunts in the classic 1986 movie. In the sequel, it was replaced by the Kawasaki Ninja H2R, but apparently, Cruise was impressed enough by the original to snap up a model for his own private collection. With a 998cc engine and a maximum speed of 248 miles per hour, the middleweight motorcycle is a fast, furious machine whose revolutionary design directly inspired the modern-day sportbike.
Ducati is an Italian brand that’s been in the motorcycle game since the 50s. Known for its stylish, high-performance machines, it’s a popular brand with an enviable reputation. The Ducati 999R was released in 2003 as a limited edition model. Only 200 exist in the entire world. One of them has made its way into Tom Cruise’s collection, and by all accounts, it’s a beauty. Powered by the super-advanced Testastretta engine and boasting a 6-speed gearbox, the bike (which was released specifically for racing purposes) is credited as one of the most powerful motorcycles ever produced. Tops speeds are an impressive 179 miles per hour. Cruise treated himself to a gray version of the machine for his 46th birthday.
BMW S1000 RR
If you’ve ever wondered what motorcycle Tom Cruise rode around on in “Mision Impossible – Rogue Nation,” wonder no more. The bike was the BMW S1000 RR, a machine previously made famous when Michael Dunlop rode it to victory at a score of races and championships. The motorcycle was originally intended to be limited to a production run of 1000 (hence the name) but when more and more customers started demanding it, BMW duly obliged and increased the numbers. With its reputation as one of BMW’s most powerful, reliable, and stable bikes, it’s little wonder Cruise fell so much in love with the machine on “Mission Impossible,” he decided to take it home with him.
Although Confederate Motors might be a tiny little operation with a relatively small range, it clearly knows how to attract headlines, not to mention celebs – as well as Cruise, Brad Pitt is also rumored to be a big fan. When Cruise made his dramatic entry to the premiere of “Mission Impossible 3” on the back of a motorcycle, it was his Confederate Hellcat that set all the tongues wagging. With its unique, revolutionary design, the motorcycle is nothing if not a treat for the eyes. Described by silodrome.com as a ‘thoroughly American motorcycle,’ the machine is packed with more technology and engineering than you’d believe possible. With its 2.2 liter engine and its top speeds of 121 mph, this is a vehicle that was designed to impress. It’s also credited as one of the most reliable motorcycles ever made, which may just explain its $65,000 price tag.
The Honda CRF450C is yet another motorcycle that starred alongside Cruise in a movie (this time, “Oblivion”) before making its way home with him. It features a 5-speed transmission, a single-cylinder, 449cc engine, maximum speeds of 105 miles per hour, and an eye-grabbing, futuristic design.
BMW R9 T Scrambler
The BMW R9 T Scrambler is the motorcycle Cruise crashed on “Mission Impossible: Fallout.” Fortunately, it managed to survive the collision and make its way into his permanent collection. The motorcycle boasts a comfortable riding experience, a 1170cc engine, and top speeds of 124 miles per hour.
Ducati Desmosedici RR
Only 1500 Ducati Desmosedici RR exists. While we’ve got no idea where 1499 of them are, we can guarantee that one of them has found a permanent home with Cruise. With a powerful 800cc V4 engine that can hit top speeds of 200mph, the Ducati Desmosedici RR is a powerful beast that comes with an eye-watering price tag of $72,500.
Triumph Speed Triple
The Triumph Speed Triple is a superbly impressive machine that featured alongside Cruise in “Mission Impossible II”. Known for its distinctive looks, the Triumph Speed Triple is also a dream to handle, with a seating arrangement that offers optimal comfort during long rides. It’s powered by an 885cc engine and is capable of top speeds of 143mph.
Triumph Bonneville Scrambler
According to clementcycling.com, the Triumph Bonneville Scrambler was built specifically for “Mission Impossible III.” Once filming was done, it made its way to auction, where the eventual buyer was none other than Cruise himself. By all accounts, Cruise splashed out $29,250 for his new ride.