Movie motorbikes: The Matrix Reloaded

If you love motorbikes and heart-stopping highway chases the action-packed escape in ‘The Matrix Reloaded’ is not to be missed.

The 2003 American science-fiction action film is a sequel to The Matrix (1999) and the second movie in the Matrix series starring Keanu Reeves as Neo.

The Matrix Reloaded is a sci-fi goodies and baddies film with some great special effects.

Ahead of the motorbike chase, Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) and Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) are helping the Keymaker (Randall Duk Kim) escape rogue henchmen, in the shape of twin balding dreadlocked assassins, and several Agents.

With the trio’s car shot up in a pursuit, Morpheus tells Trinity and the Keymaker to flee. They leap from a bridge on to a truck transporting Ducati 996s.

Firing up the Ducati, they launch off the front of the truck and head off down the freeway, narrowly avoiding being taken out by an agent.

They turn round and weave back through oncoming traffic while still being pursued.

The noise of the Ducati just adds to the adrenaline-fuelled action until Morpheus, perched between two trucks, plucks the Keymaker off the back of the bike to safety, leaving Trinity to make her escape.

The 996 was a highly-acclaimed sports bike and many say this chase is one of cinema’s most impressive driving stunt scenes.

A mile and a half of freeway was built to create the scene with stuntwoman Debbie Evans doubling as Trinity.

The stunts still look amazing 20 years later and, despite some CGI, much of the action sequence was filmed live.

The Matrix Reloaded is available to rent or buy on Amazon Prime Video and Sky Store.