National Motorcycle Museum
Birmingham National Motorcycle Museum
12 Sep 07
Like all good bikers I had no choice but to detour on our trip to Wales to visit the National Motorcycle Museum at Solihull near Birmingham. It was our first day on the road with the bike and a chance to settle down the luggage pack and get used to the weight of the fully loaded bike.
Our first hour out of London covered 19 miles (whatever they are) and provided a fair test of our ability to keep the bike upright in heavy traffic. No lane splitting just yet!
A few hours run up to Birmingham and Kylie (our Australian accented GPS) led us unerringly to the Museum.
Our bike riding friends will understand when I claim that this is an amazing place. The collection contains many unique exhibits and complete sets of the most famous models.
The National Motorcycle Museum is a must see for all bikers
The interesting aspect for me was the number of prototype models that might have competed with the technology of the Japanese models with proper investment and a little workforce discipline; a museum of lost opportunities.
Jo settled down with a book while I paid my money and wandered into the exhibition halls not to be seen gain for many hours!
Mike deciding which one to take home in the sample bag. It you could select twenty it would still be a hard decision!
Posted by Mike Hannan at September 12, 2007 01:15 PM GMT