Saturday, 4 August 2012

London Motorcycle Museum


Today I finally got round to visiting the London Motorcycle Museum, tucked away down a side street over in Greenford. Rode the bike through the gridlock that is London during the Olympics and got soaked a couple of times by the sudden downpours that characterise our 'summer'. It's a quaint little place, full of interesting bikes and enthusiastic staff who're happy to spend time explaining the detail of the bikes they have there. What was impressive was the mixture - in the main room were loads of different makes, including some real oddities, while in another building around the back were the Triumphs, including 4 or 5 notable prototypes. Here's some pictures.


Great selection - well packed-in


Norton with Austin 7 car engine

Coolest CD player ever?

Special with automatic mini engine - huge!

Single belt-driven OHC triple Triumph engine




Very sexy


9 comments:

  1. What a great mix of bikes - and one very cool CD player - I'll take one of each please.

    Thanks for sharing. It looks like a great place to spend the day.

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  2. Trobairitz - it was a great place; and close to home too. Must get further afield soon - watch this space!

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  4. What’s so great about motorcycle museums is that you can talk with the staff with just about anything about bikes -- from parts to interesting historical trivia. I remember the time when I went there and found a Chater-Lea with a sidecar which will always be a favorite of mine. How about you? Which one’s your favorite?

    Regards,
    Erik Lucien

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  5. I agree with you, Erik! When you visit motorcycle museums, of course, you sometimes try to decide which one is your pick among those magnificent bikes. Well, aside from that, I also try to look for those bikes that I haven’t seen from the previous shows I’ve been in. With that, my knowledge about motorcycles grows!

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  6. Astounding classics! Anyone with a passion for motorcycles will surely have a wonderful time admiring these motorcycles.I'm pretty sure there are a lot of new things to be learned in a motorcycle museum.

    Hannah Parkin

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