Thanks for stopping by the Musuem of Motorcycles website. As you can see this site is currently receiving a bit of a facelift as we get ready for some awesome new content, featuring some of your and my favourite motorbikes.
Whether you are a new rider, an experienced motorcylist, or are simply a non-riding enthusiast you are very welcome here.
I was initially bitten by the motorcycling bug on a trip to India when I first heard the distinctive sound of an old Royal Enfield machine. I didn’t have a license at the time so wasn’t confident in renting or buying one for a trip on the open roads, but a couple of short trips as a passenger convinced me that I wanted one.
Upon my return to the UK I passed my test and found an old Enfield that belonged to an uncle. 3 months of restoration later and I was good to go, turning heads as I drove through my local village with that distinctive sound.
Needless to say, on my next trip to India I bought a similar machine for $800 from an Australian traveller, rode it for three glorious months around the cities, deserts and jungles, then sold it to another traveller for $750. The best 50 bucks I’ve ever spent!
I have to give thanks to my friends Matt and Nikki at MTS motorcycle training school, Sussex who gave me the idea for the website in the first place. I did my lessons with them and love their commitment to their students. Sorry, didn’t mean to embarrass you guys 😉
Please bookmark the site and stop by soon when there will be some exciting bike-related content.
In the meantime to whet your appetite here are a couple of YouTube videos I love.
Classic Motorbike Documentary
A British documentary about classic bikes. This is the first part of three.
Classic Motorcycles Restored In India
What a contrast from our throw-away culture as you see these bikes still on the road 70 years later.