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History of the Chopper: Bikes Wanted!

The first comprehensive history of a century of American customs has just been released – ‘The Chopper: the Real Story’ – and museum staff are working with author/curator Paul d’Orleans to create a new exhibit based on his research. Paul is a well-known writer (‘The Ride’, ‘Café Racers’, plus and curator (most Read more

Classic Yamaha 650 Donated to the National Motorcycle Museum

In the past twelve months nine motorcycles have been donated to the National Motorcycle Museum’s permanent collection. One that many of us know and grew up with is a dark red and white 1971 Yamaha XS650 donated by the Tom Watters family, natives of Anamosa, Iowa. Purchased new and kept for over 40 years, in …

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Featured Motorcyclist: Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, Extreme Motorcycle Customizer and Builder

  The impact that Ed Roth had on people with any gear head tendencies back in the 1960′s is probably immeasurable, but it must be huge. Impressionable, we picked up car and motorcycle magazines at the newsstand, or saw Roth’s work on the shelves of hobby shops in our home towns, Revell plastic model kits …

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