The Hollywood heavyweight was attempting to hoodwink the snappers in Los Angeles last month when he damaged his motorbike.
"I had a little mishap - no injuries, except my ego," the Mirror quoted him as saying while promoting Inglourious Basterds in Tokyo. He added: "I was trying to get away from some paparazzi and instead gave them a good story. It was my favourite bike, so that is really sad. I will definitely be looking at motorcycles - you've got some of the best builders right here."