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Top 10 Most Dangerous Motorcycle Gangs in America

Here is the list of top ten most dangerous and notorious American Biker gangs.

01. Hells Angels

The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club is a worldwide one-percenter motorcycle club whose members typically ride Harley-Davidson motorcycles. The organization is considered an organized crime syndicate by the U.S. Department of Justice.
The Hells Angels are incorporated in the U.S. and Canada. This corporation does things like sue the movie Wild Hogs for copyright infringement. The name recognition of the Hells Angels helps them drive recruitment; at last count the MC had 2,500 members across six continents.

Hells Angels

02. The Mongols

The Mongols are an East-Central Asian ethnic group native to Mongolia and China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. They also live as minorities in other regions of China, as well as in Russia.
The Mongols, also known as Mongol Nation or Mongol Brotherhood, were formed in 1969 in Montebello, California from Hispanic bikers who were refused entry into The Hell’s Angels MC due to their race.

The Mongols motorcycle gang, establishing chapters in Oregon.

03. Pagans

Beginning as a non-violent club, it wasn’t until the 1970s, under the leadership of John “Satan” Marron that the Pagan’s became a player in organized crime. On the surface they’re relatively small in number but they’ve some very powerful friends, the Italian mafia and Aryan brotherhood among a few which is why they’re classed as one of the ‘Big 4’ by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.

The Pagan's

04. Outlaws Motorcycle Club

The Outlaws Motorcycle Club was established out of Matilda’s Bar on old Route 66 in McCook, Illinois, a southwestern suburb of Chicago, in 1935. The club stayed together during World War II, but like most organizations at that time, their activities were limited.
The Outlaws remain a strong presence today, with over 1,700 members across 176 chapters. While a number of MCs vie for control of Mexico-America drug trafficking, the Outlaws have maintained a substantial influence over drugs crossing the Canadian border.

Outlaws Motorcycle Club

05. Sons of Silence

Sons of Silence Motorcycle Club (SOSMC) is a one-percenter motorcycle club that was founded in Niwot, Colorado in the United States in 1966. The first chapter outside Colorado was the Iowa chapter which was founded in 1968. There are now American chapters in Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah and Wyoming. The first foreign chapter was founded in Munich, Germany in 1998.
These days, the Sons are allied with the Hells Angels for safety, but that doesn’t mean they can let their guard down. Their alliance with the Hells Angels makes them natural enemies with various smaller MCs. It looks like they’ll always be embroiled in the same arms race.

Sons of Silence

06. Warlocks

The Warlocks are very active in Pennsylvania and Florida, and if you are familiar with  drug culture of either state, it won’t surprise you to hear that they are big into meth. One high-level member of the gang was caught with 10 pounds of crystal the same year that four Warlocks were arrested for selling 500 pounds of crank.


07. Highwaymen

Highwaymen were formed in Detroit, MI in 1954. Their chapters have spread across the state of Michigan as well as other U.S. states and have reached as far as Norway and England. Their club colors are black and silver and their insignia is a winged skeleton wearing a motorcycle cap and a leather jacket.


08. Bandidos

The Bandidos Motorcycle Club, also known as the Bandido Nation, is a “one-percenter” motorcycle club with a worldwide membership. The club was formed in 1966 by Don Chambers in Texas. At more than 2,000 members, the Bandidos are one of the largest gangs in America. Though the gang was only just founded in 1996, the gang has a presence in 16 states and 14 countries.


09. Free Souls

The Free Souls Motorcycle Club is an outlaw motorcycle club that was formed in Eugene, Oregon in 1969. The club has chapters throughout Oregon and Washington, Europe, and Australia. The club’s insignia is an ankh imposed over a spoked motorcycle wheel which is itself imposed over a set of motorcycle handlebars. The club colors are blue and white, which is also a metonym used to refer to the club. On May 2, 2007, three members of The Free Souls Motorcycle Club were arrested and charged with various crimes. Amongst the evidence were illegal drugs, weapons and stolen motorcycles all of which were seized as part of the investigation and arrests.

Free Souls

10. Vagos

The Vagos Motorcycle Club, also known as the Green Nation, is a one percenter motorcycle club formed in 1965 in the unincorporated community of San Bernardino, California. The club’s insignia is Loki, the Norse god of mischief, riding a motorcycle. Members typically wear green. The Vagos have been the subject of several investigations by the FBI and the ATF for illegal activity such as the production and distribution of methamphetamine, murder, money laundering and weapons violations. A highly coordinated investigation in March of 2006 led to the arrests of 25 Vagos members and their associates in what has been labeled as the largest investigation in Southern California’s history.


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