‘Top Gun 2’: Is This Tom Cruise’s New Kawasaki Motorcycle In ‘Top Gun: Maverick’?

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Tom Cruise has the need for speed—again. Cruise is hard at working filming Top Gun: Maverick, the sequel to the 1986 classic Top Gun, and a new set of photos may have revealed the updated Kawasaki motorcycle that Cruise’s Pete “Maverick” Mitchell will be using in Top Gun 2.

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The new Top Gun sequel will follow Maverick as he becomes a flight instructor and works with a new generation of pilots and drone technology. Cruise shared a look at his character Maverick in a post on social media to mark the first day of filming, and since then, he’s been spotted filming on military bases and other vehicles, including on the USS Abraham Lincoln. Recently, set photos also showed an updated version of Maverick’s jet that could be his new vehicle of choice in the film when he’s flying the skies.



In the first film, Cruise’s Maverick rode around on a Kawasaki GPZ900R, but this time around, he might have an upgrade. The Daily Mail published some set photos, and TMZ put out a set video that showed Cruise riding around on the new vehicle, which The Aviationist identified as the Kawasaki Ninja H2R model motorcycle.

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While it’s not confirmed that Cruise will be riding the bike in the film, it looks possible it’ll make an appearance. Here’s a look at Cruise on the new motorcycle:

Top Gun: Maverick is set for a June 26, 2020 release.

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