Biker Brad Pitt is looking for a new motorcycle after his favorite two-wheeler was trashed in a scuffle with photographers.

”I had a little mishap,” he said today at a Tokyo to promote Inglourious Basterds. ”No injuries, except my ego. I was trying to get away from some paparazzi and instead gave them a good story. It was my favorite bike, so that is really sad.”

Brad, 45, had to send his mangled custom-made bike home on the back of a truck after an overzealous photographer tried to cut him off in L.A traffic on Oct. 25.

”I will definitely be looking at motorcycles,” he said of the Tokyo bike scene. ”You’ve got some of the best builders right here.”

The dad-of-six (who walked into Tokyo’s Narita airport Nov. 3 with Captain Jack Sparrow-inspired beads in his straggly beard) said he felt lucky to be chosen to play the leading man in Quentin Tarantino‘s Nazi-hunting epic.

”We had heard about this script for about eight years before it came my way, so it had taken on a mythical dimension,” he said. ”I was doubly flattered because Quentin originally wrote the part for himself.”

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