When you think of James Bond, you may instantly think of Aston Martin, but the spy broadens his taste in vehicles for the latest 007 film, opting for a Honda.
In “Skyfall,” due out in October, Bond (played by Daniel Craig) will perform his death-defying stunts as he chases a perpetrator through the streets of Turkey on a Honda CRF250R motorcycle. The chase should feature plenty of two-wheeled action, considering the henchman Bond is chasing after is also riding a CRF250R. The bikes were heavily modified and made to look like bikes local tradesmen and police might own. Twenty Honda motorcycles were provided for the film, including two CRF450R bikes used to capture all the action with HD cameras.
For those who can’t wait until the film’s release to get a sneak peek at the bikes, they will be on display alongside an unmodified CRF250R at the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu, England. The museum is currently hosting an exhibition that showcases 50 of the most iconic Bond vehicles. Some of our favorite Bond cars include the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 used in early James Bond movies and the ultra-rare, custom-bodied Toyota 2000 GT roadsters from “You Only Live Twice.”
While we’re sure Honda bikes won’t be Bond’s only motorized mode of transportation in the film, we’re guessing the new Aston Martin Vanquish might also make it on the silver screen.