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National Motorcycle Museum

Home to over 650 motor cycles this is probably the largest motorcycle museum in the world. There are bikes from the early 20th century up until the present day. This museum really charts the history of the British motorcycel and its' days of prominence, before the sad decline of the 60s and 70s saw many great names disappear. I suppose I helped in a small way as the only 2 motorcycles I ever had were both Japanese Hondas. 

 

The museum is just outside Birmingham 

National Motorcycle Museum

Home to over 650 motor cycles this is probably the largest motorcycle museum in the world. There are bikes from the early 20th century up until the present day. This museum really charts the history of the British motorcycel and its' days of prominence, before the sad decline of the 60s and 70s saw many great names disappear. I suppose I helped in a small way as the only 2 motorcycles I ever had were both Japanese Hondas. 

 

The museum is just outside Birmingham 

comments (9)

What? No Harley's? smile
The lineups here make for some cool photography! I like repeated patterns!
Bill Phillips: That would be because it is the museum of British Motorcycles E. There might have been a couple of foreign bikes. There weren't any Japanese ones gringrin
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Apr 2014, 01:53
That is a great montage, Bill...a place I would drool over!

Honda has about 70% of the huge Thailand market...for good reason, as they make the best bikes.

Co-incidently, I spent 30 minutes perusing potential personal motorcycle options in a local shop yesterday.
Bill Phillips: It is the biggest bike museum in the world so they claim
  • ....peter:)
  • Moonbeam, Ontario, Canada
  • 19 Apr 2014, 06:01
i bet that you were like a kid in a candy shop Bill... i like the way that your framed these....petersmile
Bill Phillips: It was amazing Peter. Many bikes and names I remembered!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Apr 2014, 07:20
I new had one of these but I can appreciate the aesthetics of them
Bill Phillips: My motorcycling days were fairly brief but enjoyable. I would not want to ride one now though
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Apr 2014, 08:33
I like the shot of the tank and chrome of the New Imperial - very snazzy!
Bill Phillips: Some of the paint jobs were amazing nd the whole exhibition is in pristine condition
excellent panel. the frame on the right is really very nice Bill.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Ayush. There were some very fine paint jobs on these bikes
This is a dream place Bill! I love motor bikes.
Bill Phillips: I remember pictures you posted of you on a bike. You would have a great time here Richard
As a life long motorcycle racing enthusiast this is like an Aladdin's cave for me, just look at all those British racers. I once went here for a business lunch with my boss in one of the private dining suites but we didn't get a chance to look round the museum, the speaker I recall was Ranulph Fiennes. Did you know a few years ago there was a massive fire at this place and a lot of bikes were destroyed, some beyond rescue?
Bill Phillips: Yes i do remember the fire and it was a great loss. Happily there are still a lot of memorable bikes to be seen so it is well worth a visit Brian
Seen the place on the way to the Airport, looks well worth a visit.

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