The MOTO Museum is a private
collection of motorcycles, obtained from nearly 20 countries around the
globe celebrating the form, function, evolution, and elegance of the
motorcycle. Housed in a 16,000-square-foot space that was once a printing
company the collection features six spacious galleries displaying
motorcycles and related memorabilia that spans almost eight decades
(1900-1975) of mostly European motorcycling. Countries represented include
Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East Germany, France,
Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Soviet Union, Spain,
Switzerland, and Sweden. The museum has over a 100 motorcycles on display,
from sleek racers to sturdy dirt bikes and from remnants of motorcycles
early era to more modern examples. The museum was opened by motorcycle
enthusiast Steve Smith, who started his collection with a new 1975 Pursang
250 cc dirt bike built by the Bultaco Company in Barcelona, Spain that he
bought to use in races. Like all the other motorcycles on display, the
Pursang is accompanied with a sign explaining the bike’s history and how
Smith acquired it. Smith assembled his collection by roaming the world
looking in barns and hunting down bikes locked away in garages. For this
reason his collection contains bikes less familiar to American riders making
a visit a must for the motorcycle enthusiasts.
Monday - Friday: 11 am - 4
If you are planning to visit
the MOTO Museum please call to confirm that it will be open for viewing. The
museum is also a venue for private events and may be closed for that reason.
The museum appreciates your understanding and apologizes for any
The museum is free to the public however donations
Private guided tours are available at $10 per person and
usually last approximately 30 to 45 minutes.
Location: The MOTO Museum is located in downtown
There are several parking garages and lots near the MOTO Museum.
In addition to the parking lots there is metered parking in the area.
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