Temporary Exhibit: Military Motorcycles

Motorcycles play an integral part in modern warfare. Their size and speed make them ideal for relaying critical messages, delivering vital supplies to the front lines, or scouting ahead of advancing forces. The motorcycle was irreplaceable on the battlefield.

This temporary display covers 70 years (1916 to 1986) of military motorcycle history.

Exhibit highlights include:

  • 1918 BSA Model K
  • 1939 Norton 16H
  • 1942 Excelsior Wellbike
  • 1942 Indian 741 V-Twin
Justin Cuffe
Curator, Transportation Collections


Military Motorcycle Exhibit open until Thanksgiving