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GOMA exhibit celebrates motorcycles

We all know motorcycles are works of art and now that is being recognised with a special exhibition in Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) later this year. The Motorcycle: Design: Art, Desire exhibit will be a “one-off, world exclusive” at GOMA from 28 November 2020 to 26 April 2021. It will include more than 100 …

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Blacktop Motorcycle Works museum

Visit Blacktop Motorcycles Works museum

If you’re riding around South East Queensland, chances are you will call in to Esk where we recommend dropping into the Blacktop Motorcycle Works museum. The free museum and British bike workshop is right next door to the Red Deer Cafe in the main street where many riders stop off for a coffee. It’s important …

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Robert M Pirsig and son Chris Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance

Zen Honda moves to Smithsonian

One of the most iconic bikes from the 1970s is the 1966 Honda Super Hawk ridden by author Robert M Pirsig in his 1974 classic book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. He died in April 2017 at the age of 88 and now his bike will be forever remembered when it goes on display …

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Traub motorcycle

Unsolved mystery of the Traub Motorcycle

Traub article contributed by Matt Williams In 1967, a plumber doing renovations of an apartment building outside Chicago tore down a brick wall and found what would prove to be a baffling mystery to vintage motorcycle enthusiasts. It was a one-of-a-kind motorcycle bearing 1917 plates and the name “Traub”. The building’s elderly owner admitted that …

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Motorcycle fans will be pleasantly surprised with the number of bikes on show at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.

Petersen Automotive Museum worth visit

Motorcycle fans will be pleasantly surprised with the number of bikes on show at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. While the museum, dubbed the world’s greatest auto museum, is mainly focused on cars, there are enough motorcycles to keep most bike fans interested. On a recent trip to LA, I visited the museum …

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Cors Dees Laverda Museum Netherlands

Entire Laverda Museum for sale

The entire Laverda Museum collection from Dutch collector and marque specialist Cor Dees is being offered for sale. The collection features 81 motorcycles, scooters and mopeds and covers the complete history of Moto Laverda from 1950 to 2000. All machines and Laverda motorabilia, which are housed in the family museum in Lisse, The Netherlands, will …

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Pilgrimage to UK National Motorcycle Museum Norton ES2 motorcycle 1949Pilgrimage to UK National Motorcycle Museum Norton ES2 motorcycle 1949

Pilgrimage to UK National Motorcycle Museum

Anyone visiting the United Kingdom who has an interest in motorbikes should make a pilgrimage to Birmingham’s National Motorcycle Museum. It’s located just off the M42, near Birmingham Airport and pretty much opposite the NEC (the National Exhibition Centre). If you time it right you could also combine your visit and take in “Motorcycle Live”, …

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New Zealand Classic Motorcycles

Biggest Kiwi motorcycle museum rescued

The biggest motorcycle museum in New Zealand has been rescued from closing down and being split up and sold off to overseas interests. New Zealand Classic Motorcycles opened in late 2014 in Nelson on the north coast of the South Island with an enormous private collection of about 300 machines from more than 60 manufacturers. …

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New Zealand Classic Motorcycles

Biggest Kiwi motorcycle museum closing

The biggest motorcycle museum in New Zealand is closing to due to ill health of the owner but there are rumours an international consortium may take over. New Zealand Classic Motorcycles opened in late 2014 in Nelson on the north coast of the South Island with an enormous private collection of about 300 machines from …

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Harley-Davidson museum children

Harley introduces children to motorcycles

Children are learning about motorcycles, riding, engines and Harley-Davidson at a hands-on Harley-Davidson display in the Manitoba Children’s Museum in Canada. You can’t blame the American motorcycle manufacturer for trying to instil some brand loyalty from an early age. READ ABOUT CHILD SAFETY The motorcycle exhibit allows kids to get a feel for riding a …

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