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  • One one side of the elevator are two stacks of motorcycles, five stories tall...
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  • and there's another twin stack opposite...
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  • plus Christmas trees of bikes on three stories...
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  • and department-store-like displays elsewhere. Two of the notables in this stack are a 1979 Laverda 1200 Anniversary Edition, the middle bike in the first column, and a 1971 Munch Mammoth TTS, the bottom bike on of the second column.
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  • A corner for modern race bikes...
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  • Dirt bikes hung from walls...
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  • Racers hung from other walls.
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  • After taking all that in, you can get to the bikes actually on the floors...
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  • Oh, and the Lotus race and street cars...
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  • On the bottom floor, closed to the public, are the workshops. And more exhibits...
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  • 1925 Bohmerland from Czechoslovakia, the oldest known to exist. Built to seat three people.
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  • 2007 Lakewood Special built by Hank Young on Discovery's "Biker Build-Off." Assembled from scavenged parts like a 1961 Harley-Davidson panhead motor, leaf spring from a 1940s Ford pickup a headlight from an Essex automobile.
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  • Indian has been resurrected today. This is an example of where it came from: a 1946 Chief.
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  • 1947 Gilera Saturno San Remo
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  • 1965 Honda C102 Cub. The Cub line made Honda what it is today in the US. More than 27 million have been produced and they're still on sale internationally.
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  • 1960 Aermacchi Chimera. A complete flop, it would lead to the Harley-Davidson Sprint models.
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  • 1967 Triumph T120R Bonneville. According to the placard, "Possibly the most popular motorcycle in American in the 1960's, the Bonneville was flashy and fast."
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  • 1923 Scott Sprint Special from Britain. First built in 1908, it was water-cooled and featured automatic oil injection and rotary inlet valves.
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  • 1983 Ducati MHR 1000 Mk 3. Built on a 900 S.S. it was a paint-job replica of the bike Mike Hailwood used to win the 1978 Isle of Man TT.
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  • 1974 Ducati 750 SS in front of the homage that was built for it in 2006, the Ducati Paul Smart 1000 LE. Behind that is a 1983 Benelli Sei.
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  • Now known only for its bicycles, Italian company Bianchi started making pedal bikes in 1885 before it spent decades producing just about anything with wheels. This is their 1957 Tonale 175.
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  • Another company known for its bicycles, Cannondale got into motorcycles early in the millennium, then quickly exited the business. This is the 2002 EX 400.
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  • 1996 Britten V-1000, one of ten. It was a highly novel bike built in New Zealand.
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  • 1997 Ducati 916 Senna, number 194 of 1,000.
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  • 1874 Kawasaki 1600 V-8. Yes, that's a four-stroke V8 engine, built and installed by Briton Allan Millyard.
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  • 1944 Harley-Davidson Model U, used for shore patrol by the military. The ammunition canister holds 350 rounds of .45-caliber ammo.
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  • 1938 Brough Superior, made famous by Lawrence of Arabia and called "The Rolls-Royce of motorcycles."
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  • 1953 CZ 350 GP, a Czechoslovakian bike
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  • A multiple-championship winning 1952 F.B. Mondial 125 SS racing bike in the foreground, a multiple-championship winning 1956 MV Augusta racer behind it
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  • The first 2012 EBR 1190RS produced by Erik Buell Racing, the company formed after Harley-Davidson closed Buell
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  • A 1930 Indian Scout on the left, said to still be "the preferred machine for carnival trick riding," a 1911 Flanders "4" on the right, with lights powered by acetylene gas
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  • 1982 Hesketh V 1000 superbike, backed by the same Lord Hesketh of the Formula One team. Only 170 bikes were built, but one of the original employees still builds them today by special order.
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  • 1961 Maserati 50/T2 SS built by the Maserati Battery and Spark Plug Company, a completely separate and distinct division from the car company. It had bought the Italmoto motorcycle company, moved it to Modena and built about 10,000 two-wheelers from 1953 to 1961.
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  • 1958 Cushman Eagle, built in Lincoln, Nebraska.
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  • A 1966 BMW R60/Steib in the foreground, a 1933 BMW R4 in the back
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  • 1950s NorVin, a Norton Featherbed chassis with a Vincent V-twin motor
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  • 1926 ABC, an advanced bike for its time, originally made by the Sopwith Aircraft Company
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  • Before Wilhelm Maybach's last name became known for rappers and Russians, he built this with Gottlieb Daimler: the 1885 Maybach Daimler Reitwagen. It features one of their inventions, the carburetor.
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  • 1993 Moto Guzzi Daytona
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  • 2008 BMW HP2
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  • 1951 Velocette MAC
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  • 1958 Ariel Square Four 4G MkII - just 42 horsepower but still had a top speed of 65 mph with the sidecar attached
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  • 1956 Maserati 160/T4 Lusso, another product of the Maserati Spark Plug and Battery Company.
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  • A 1956 Parilla Corsa racing bike, just 26 horsepower and a top speed of 110 mph. Behind it is a 1924 Moto Guzzi Normale, the first bike designed and produced by Carlo Guzzi.
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  • On the left is a 1954 Horex Regina 250, a German bike from a company founded in 1923. It stopped making bikes in 1958 and began producing parts for Mercedes-Benz, but in 2010 a new Horex bike division was established.
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  • A Rush from the 1920s, a Belgian bike built from 1922 to 1934 by a man named Van Geert
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  • 1960 BSA Gold Star Clubman, a highly modifiable street bike with racing performance
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  • 1962 Lotus Type 14 Elite
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  • Lotus F1 cars - back when Lotus was more than just a name and a paint job on a Formula One car. In front is the 1994 Lotus Type 109 driven by Alex Zanardi, the car that would be its last on the F1 grid until the company name returned in 2010.
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  • The 1989 Lotus 101 driven by Nelson Piquet. The first of its cars after the turbo era ended, it was powered by a Judd V8 with 610 horsepower. The technical director at Lotus in 1989? Mike Coughlan of Ferrari-McLaren Spygate fame...
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  • 1956 Lotus XI Sports Racer
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  • 1954 Lotus Mark VIII, said to be Colin Chapman's first attempt at a fully aero car. The "wind tunnel" used to test its aero was was cotton balls taped to the body in various places, with Lotus Development Director Mike Costin strapped to the hood to watch how the cotton balls moved. Costin would go on to be one half of Cosworth Engineering.
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  • 1952 Lotus Mark VI Sports Racer, Chapman's first production car, first all new Lotus-penned tube-frame chassis an first real sales success
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  • A one-of-a-kind 1952 Lotus MkIV, this one being the first car built and sold by the Lotus Engineering Company
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  • Replica of a 1948 Lotus MkI, built in a garage in back of his girlfriend's house. It was a rebodied Austin 7 from the 1930s
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  • In a corner devoted to John Surtees sits a 1978 Surtees TS20 Formula One car, #003, when Surtees went from rider/driver to constructor, with the 1964 Ferrari 158 F1 chassis that he won the World Championship with and the 1956 MV Agusta that he won a World Championship with
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  • A 2001 Arrows A22 Formula One car on top of the elevator
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  • Even the walls of the elevator shaft get love


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