The Most Famous Biker: A Ranking of Noteworthy Motorcycle Icons

Choose the biker you think is the most famous!

Author: Gregor Krambs
Jun 16, 2023 10:18 (Updated on Dec 5, 2023 10:42)
Get ready to rev up your engines and join us on an exciting ride as we embark on the ultimate quest to find the most famous biker! At StrawPoll, we have curated a captivating list of legendary riders who have taken the world by storm with their incredible biking skills, passion, and daring feats. But it's up to you to decide who truly deserves the title of the most famous biker of all time! Cast your vote for your favorite rider, and if you think we've missed someone who should be in the running, don't hesitate to suggest a new addition to the list. So, put on your helmets, throttle up, and let's race through the ranks together as we determine who will claim the prestigious title of the most famous biker!

Who Is the Most Famous Biker?

  1. 1
    Valentino Rossi
    RaúlBlancoRueda · CC BY-SA 4.0
    Considered one of the greatest motorcycle racers of all time, Rossi has won nine Grand Prix World Championships and is known for his charismatic personality both on and off the track.
    Valentino Rossi in other rankings
  2. 2
    Known for his death-defying stunts, Knievel became a household name in the 1970s and remains an icon in the world of extreme sports.
    Evel Knievel in other rankings
  3. 3
    Another legendary motorcycle racer, Agostini won 15 Grand Prix World Championships during his career and is widely regarded as one of the sport's greatest competitors.
    Giacomo Agostini in other rankings
  4. 4
    Though he was primarily known as an actor, McQueen was also an avid motorcycle enthusiast and racer. He even performed his own stunts in the 1963 film "The Great Escape."
    Steve McQueen in other rankings
  5. 5
    Barry Sheene
    Lawson Speedway · Public domain
    This British racer won two Grand Prix World Championships and became a national hero in the United Kingdom. He was also known for his colorful personality and flamboyant style.
    Barry Sheene in other rankings
  6. 6
    Hailwood won nine Grand Prix World Championships and made a successful comeback to racing after a hiatus in the 1970s. He tragically died in a car accident in 1981.
    Mike Hailwood in other rankings
  7. 7
    Though he retired from racing in 2012, Stoner is still considered one of the most talented riders in the history of MotoGP. He won two World Championships and was known for his aggressive riding style.
    Casey Stoner in other rankings
  8. 8
    Wayne Rainey
    Rikita · CC BY-SA 3.0
    Rainey won three consecutive Grand Prix World Championships in the early 1990s before his career was cut short by a devastating crash that left him paralyzed.
    Wayne Rainey in other rankings
  9. 9
    Known as "Fast Freddie," Spencer won three Grand Prix World Championships and was the first rider to win both the 250cc and 500cc titles in the same year.
  10. 10
    Jorge Lorenzo
    #TeamEG00 · PDM-owner
    This Spanish rider won three MotoGP World Championships before retiring in 2019. He was known for his smooth riding style and his rivalry with Valentino Rossi.
    Jorge Lorenzo in other rankings

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Ranking factors for famous biker

  1. Accomplishments and Awards
    This includes any notable achievements and awards within the biker community, such as winning major motorcycle races or being inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame.
  2. Influence
    The biker's influence, not only within the biker community but also in popular culture, media, and society as a whole, should be considered.
  3. Branding
    How well the biker has been able to establish and promote their personal brand, including merchandise, social media presence, and other forms of marketing.
  4. Contributions to the Community
    Any contributions the biker has made to the community, whether it be charity work or organizing events, should also be taken into account.

About this ranking

This is a community-based ranking of the most famous biker. We do our best to provide fair voting, but it is not intended to be exhaustive. So if you notice something or biker is missing, feel free to help improve the ranking!


  • 114 votes
  • 10 ranked items

Voting Rules

A participant may cast an up or down vote for each biker once every 24 hours. The rank of each biker is then calculated from the weighted sum of all up and down votes.

More information on most famous biker

Bikers have always been an iconic symbol of freedom and rebellion. With their leather jackets, roaring engines, and tough attitudes, they represent a lifestyle that is often romanticized in popular culture. Over the years, many famous bikers have emerged, each with their own unique story and legacy. From Hollywood stars to outlaw bikers, the world has seen its fair share of motorcycle enthusiasts who have made their mark on history. But who among them can truly claim the title of the most famous biker? Join us as we delve into the world of motorcycles and explore the lives of some of the most iconic figures in biker culture.

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