We typically see Tom Cruise on top of a two-wheeled pocket rocket in his movies. He rode a Kawasaki Ninja 900 in the original “Top Gun” movie. He straddled a Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic in the 1990 hit “Days of Thunder” with ex-wife Nicole Kidman (per MotorcycleAid). He rode a BMW S1000RR in “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation,” and he executed his stunts on top of a Triumph Speed Triple in “Mission Impossible II.” We could go on, but which is the most expensive?
Tom Cruise is the proud owner of a Gen 2 Confederate Hellcat, an American-made crotch rocket built by electric motorcycle maker Curtiss Motorcycles. It has a 2,032 cc S&S V-twin engine that pumps out 130 horsepower and 140 lb-ft of torque. The bike has a vertical-stack five-speed manual transmission, and everything about it is custom-made for its owner. Cruise rode his Confederate Hellcat at the premiere of “Mission Impossible III,” and sources say it costs around $60,000 (per MotorBiscuit).
Moreover, Tom Cruise owns one of the rarest production Ducati motorcycles ever made, the Desmosedici RR, which made its maiden appearance at the Misano Circuit at World Ducati Week in 2007. The Ducati Desmosedici RR is a road-legal MotoGP street fighter with a 197-horsepower 998 cc V4 engine. It also has MotoGP-spec Brembo brakes, chassis tuning, and adjustable Ohlins suspension. It costs over $72,000 when new, but Bonhams sold one at auction for about $78,000 in 2017. Ducati only made 1,500 units of the Desmosedici RR, and less than 300 made it to American shores.