Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum

Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum


If you are born to be wild and you look for adventure on the open road, there’s a museum for you in the Santa Ynez Valley. The Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum has an extensive collection of vintage motorcycles ranging from 1910 up until today. The emphasis here is on racing motorcycles. The collection is fascinating to anyone who appreciates fine motorized transportation. The earliest cycle is the Belgian FN, a 1910 4 cylinder, model with cooling fins on the engine and no clutch, meaning that once the engine stops, one must peddle to get it started again. In the U.S., the largest motorcycle manufacturer was Indian until World War I. The museum has several Indian models including the beautiful red bodied, white wheeled I914 Indian Direct Drive, similar to the one in the 2005 Anthony Hopkins feature film, “The World’s Fastest Indian.” It was a 1920 modified Indian Scout motorcycle that set the world land speed record (201 miles per hour) for motorcycles with engines less than 1000 cc on Utah’s challenging Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967.

Check out the web site for a look at all the bikes in the collection and at some that are for sale. It may spark you to get out on the highway and get your own motor running.

Solvang Village Square, 320 Alisal Road, Solvang, California 93463
www.motosolvang.com




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