Brad Pitt Needs a New Motorbike After Paparazzi Accident

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Nov. 4 2009, Published 1:02 p.m. ET

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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.

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''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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