Brigitte Bardot posing on a yellow Harley-Davidson chopper built by Maurice Combalbert.
It’s fairly well known that golden haired French film goddess Brigitte Bardot was a huge fan of the Solex (or “Velosolex”), a kind of moped/bicycle hybrid which the bombshell was widely photographed riding around in the 1970s. No stranger to knowing how to have a good time Bardot was also photographed tooling around while looking flawlessly beautiful on other kinds of motorized two-wheelers such as a Yamaha AT-1 for which Bardot did a series of 1971 print advertisements clad in hotpants and white gogo boots.
Some of the most iconic photos of the actress/model/singer and animal rights activist (Bardot dedicated herself to helping animals after retiring in 1973) and a motorcycle were taken along with a Harley-Davidson custom built by Parisian chopper pioneer Maurice Combalbert when Bardot performed her wacky love proclamation to the iconic motorcycle on her 1967 French television special Brigitte Bardot Show.
Here’s a nice selection of Brigitte Bardot looking cooler than any of us will ever look on various motorcycles, as well as a few where she’s making riding a regular bike look like the best time ever.
Bardot on another custom Harley-Davidson (perhaps WLA) built by Maurice Combalbert which Bardot used on her television special
Bardot in a print ad for a Yamaha AT-1, 1971.
Bardot and Sylvie Vartan.
The leader of the pack, Brigitte Bardot.
Bardot on a ‘Solex’ motorized bicycle.
Bardot in Saint Tropez on a bicycle on top of a table with a glass of champagne, 1974.
The cover for Bardot’s ‘Harley Davidson’ hit single written by Serge Gainsbourg
Brigitte Bardot performing ‘Harley Davidson’ on her 1967 French television special
Previously on Dangerous Minds:
‘Cycle Slut’ Barbra Streisand gets naughty in BDSM photoshoot, 1970