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Motorcycles are often treated as the modern day equivalent of horses. Some works take this an extra step and have the protagonist engage in jousting from the back of a motorbike.

Sister Trope to Air Jousting.

Examples of Motorcycle Jousting include:

Comic Books

  • In keeping with their theme, the Knight and the Squire (England's equivalent of Batman and Robin) have lances they use from the back of their motorcycle steeds.


  • The movie Knightriders is all about this.
  • Fred in the live-action Scooby Doo movie rides a motorcycle to duel a knight ghost.
  • Indiana Jones charges a Nazi motorcyclist using a flagpole as an improvised lance in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
  • Terrence Hill and Bud Spencer do it in Watch Out, We're Mad
  • In a variant involving cars, in Herbie Rides Again there are people who are called Knights and who dress in wacky costumes who joust in one scene.
  • In another variant, Quick Change gives us a bizarre (and apparently lethal) bicycle jousting scene. Loomis panics and yells that "it's bad luck just seeing a thing like that!"
  • At the climax of Mission Impossible II, Ethan and the Big Bad do this.
  • RoboCop 2. Alex Murphy has a joust with Cain: Murphy on a motorcycle, Cain in an armored car.


Live Action TV

Manga and Anime

New Media

Tabletop Games

  • Shadowrun 1st edition supplement Shadowbeat. In the Combat Biker game the Lancebiker player carries a 2 meter long lance that he can use against other players.

Video Games

Western Animation

  • The Simpsons did this once, in an episode where Homer won a motorcycle in a steak-eating contest.
  • There's a pair of Star Wars: Clone Wars episodes (Chapter 4 and Chapter 8) in which Obi-wan Kenobi and a platoon of clone lancers do this against IG lancer droids and the bounty hunter Durge, on speeder bikes.
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