Check shirts aren't just for men who refer to their motorbike as 'the hog'. But Hunger Games actor Josh Hutcherson proved that pulling on some black and white check helps give off that adrenaline-fuelled petrol head vibe without having to resort to head-to-toe leather.

If you're planning to whisk your mystery lady for a spin around Los Angeles a la Hutcherson, take a tip from the man himself and pair your plaid with some shades and robust leather boots to boost your machismo factor.

Finally, a mirrored helmet like this is pretty handy for anyone keen to rectify the helmet-hair situation once the ride has finished. And, of course, is a good way to reflect the paparazzi's flashbulbs as you race past them and ride on into the sunset.