Roy was a keen motorcyclist and at the hight of his fame had a collection of motorcycles that many museums would be proud of. While on tour in the UK in 1965, Orbison broke his foot falling off a motorcycle in front of thousands of screaming fans at a race track, and performed his show that evening in a cast. Roy and his wife Claudette shared a love for motorcycles; she had grown up around them, but Orbison claimed Elvis Presley had introduced him to motorcycles.However, tragedy struck on June 6, 1966, when Orbison and Claudette were riding home from Bristol Tennessee. She was struck by a semi-trailer truck and died instantly.
Album cover featuring BMW
Roy on Scooter
Roy rides a CZ at the 1966 ACU Championship Meeting at Hawkstone.
Roy's Harley is on display at the Hard Rock Cafe, Phoenix