Billy Joel looks biker ready during a ride on a vintage Harley-Davidson motorcycle in The Hamptons

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Billy Joel looks biker ready as he enjoys a weekend ride on one of his many vintage Harley-Davidson motorcycles in The Hamptons

The Piano Man has a need for speed!

Legendary singer-songwriter Billy Joel has had a life-long love affair with owning and riding motorcycles; in particular, vintage motorcycles and Harley-Davidsons.

And on Saturday the New York City native put that passion on display when he ventured out for cruise along the streets in the upscale neighborhood of The Hamptons in Long Island, New York.

Get you motor running: Billy Joel, 71, headed out for a ride on one of his vintage Harley-Davidson motorcycles in The Hamptons in Long Island, New York on Saturday

Get you motor running: Billy Joel, 71, headed out for a ride on one of his vintage Harley-Davidson motorcycles in The Hamptons in Long Island, New York on Saturday

The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame artist, 71, looked biker ready in an all-black ensemble that consisted of jeans, a leather jacket and boots.

When spotted, Joel was getting ready to get back on his vintage Harley by putting his helmet and googles back on for another spin.

During a brief break from his weekend ride, the Only the Good Die Young musician was seen wearing a black baseball cap while enjoying a cigar

Time out: The Piano Man star enjoyed a cigar during a break from his weekend ride

Time out: The Piano Man star enjoyed a cigar during a break from his weekend ride

Passion: Joel has had a life-long passion for motorcycles, especially vintage bikes

Passion: Joel has had a life-long passion for motorcycles, especially vintage bikes

Joel’s affinity for motorcycles started as a teenager, but it wasn’t until 1977, when he gained fame and fortune, that he was able to kick-start his riding career.

Never one to shun foreign bikes, he started off with a pair of Yamahas, which eventually led to him purchasing his first Harley-Davidson in 1979. 

Over the years Joel accumulated an impressive collection of motorcycles, with at any time having 50 to 75 of them road-ready or in the repair and restoration phase.

Public homage: Joel bought and old Ford dealership in Long Island in 2010 and turned it into a motorcycle shop, 20th Century Cycles, where he puts most of his collection on display; the legendary musician is seen on one of the bikes at  20th Century Cycles in May 2018

Public homage: Joel bought and old Ford dealership in Long Island in 2010 and turned it into a motorcycle shop, 20th Century Cycles, where he puts most of his collection on display; the legendary musician is seen on one of the bikes at  20th Century Cycles in May 2018

By 2010, Joel bought and old Ford dealership in Long Island and turned it into a motorcycle shop, 20th Century Cycles, where he puts most of his collection on display.

Eventually the shop was open to the public and used as a place to restore his bikes and occasionally for others.

Joel released 12 studio albums from 1971 to 1993, and another in 2001, during his illustrious career. 

By selling over 150 million records sold worldwide, he is considered one of the best-selling music artists of all time. 

Hall of famer: The New York City native is considered one of the best-selling music artist of all time, with more than 150 records sold worldwide; he's seen in May 2014

Hall of famer: The New York City native is considered one of the best-selling music artist of all time, with more than 150 records sold worldwide; he’s seen in May 2014

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