Upcoming Exhibition | Early American Motorcycles

Upcoming Exhibition | Early American Motorcycles

International Terminal

February 2021 - October 2021

Early American Motorcycles

Motorcycles developed after the turn of the 20th century into an exciting and practical form of transportation. Along with the automobile, the motorcycle was one of the earliest applications of the gasoline-powered internal combustion engine. During the early 1900s, motorcycle technology progressed rapidly, and as motorcycling gained popularity, riding evolved from a novelty to a hobby, sport, and a reliable source of transit. There were close to 100 motorcycle manufacturers in the United States in the pioneering era, all vying for consumer attention with their own unique attributes and designs. This exhibition will feature fourteen pre-1916 American motorcycles along with a collection of rare photographs from the period.