List of motorcycles in The Art of the Motorcycle exhibition

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The Art of the Motorcycle was an exhibition held at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York from June 26 to September 20, 1998. The exhibition's official catalog listed 95 motorcycles, plus some pre-20th century exhibits were included, bringing the total to 114.[1][2] The exhibition was subsequently displayed at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Bilbao, Spain from November 24, 1999 to September 3, 2000.[3] It was also the inaugural exhibition at the Guggenheim Las Vegas, located in The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, which opened on October 7, 2001.[4]

In the 1998 New York exhibition, there were pre-20th Century models listed separately from the main catalog. There are four examples which date earlier than the first exhibit in the catalog proper, the 1894 Hildebrand & Wolfmüller; even though it, too, is pre-20th Century, it was chosen to lead the exhibit because it is the first series production motorcycle.[5]

1901 Thomas (Memphis exhibition). 1.8 hp, top speed 25 mph.
1915 Indian 8-valve board track racer - The Art of the Motorcycle - Memphis. Bore x stroke 3-1/4 x 3-43/64 in. 61 cu-in. Power unknown. Top speed: 132 mph (212 km/h). Collection of Daniel K. Statenkov.
1923 BMW R32 - The Art of the Motorcycle - Memphis. 494 cc, bore x stroke: 68 x 68 mm. Power: 8.5 hp @ 3,200 rpm. Top speed: 62 mph (100 km/h). Collection of David Percival.
1924 Moto Guzzi C4V - The Art of the Motorcycle - Memphis. 498 cc, bore x stroke 88 x 82 mm. Power: 22 hp @ 5,500 rpm. Top speed: 93 mph (150 km/h). Moto Guzzi SpA, Mandello del Lario, Italy.
A 1993 replica of the "Captain America bike" 1969 Harley-Davidson Easy Rider chopper. The Art of the Motorcycle - Memphis. Bore x stroke 87.1 x 100.6 mm. 1200 cc. Power: 61 hp @ 6,000 rpm. Top speed: 100 mph (161 km/h). The Otis Chandler Vintage Museum of Transportation and Wildlife, Oxnard, California.
Make and model Engine displacement Year Country New York Las Vegas
Michaux-Perreaux steam velocipede N/A 1868-71 France Green tickY Green tickY
Copeland steam bicycle N/A 1884 United States Green tickY
Daimler Einspur (aka Reitwagen) 264 cc (16.1 cu in) 1885 (replica) Germany Green tickY Green tickY
Roper steam velocipede N/A 1894 United States Green tickY
Hildebrand & Wolfmüller 1,489 cc (90.9 cu in) 1894 Germany Green tickY Green tickY
Geneva steam bicycle n/a 1896 United States Green tickY Green tickY
De Dion-Bouton tricycle 240 cc (15 cu in) 1899 France Green tickY
De Dion-Bouton tricycle 240 cc (15 cu in) 1900 France Green tickY
Orient tricycle 20 cc (1.2 cu in) 1900 United States Green tickY
Thomas Auto-Bi n/a 1900 United States Green tickY Green tickY
Motosachoche A1 214 cc (13.1 cu in) 1901 Switzerland Green tickY
Indian Single 16 cu in (260 cc) 1901–02 United States Green tickY Green tickY
Werner motorcycle 333 cc (20.3 cu in) 1903–04 France Green tickY
Curtiss Twin 61 cu in (1,000 cc) 1906 United States Green tickY
Curtiss V-8 265 cu in (4,340 cc) 1907 United States Green tickY
FN Four 498 cc (30.4 cu in) 1908 Belgium Green tickY Green tickY
Pierce Four 43 cu in (700 cc) 1910 United States Green tickY Green tickY
Flying Merkel Model V 54 cu in (880 cc) 1911 United States Green tickY Green tickY
Harley-Davidson Model 7D 49 cu in (800 cc) 1911 United States Green tickY Green tickY
Motosacoche 2C6TT 343 cc (20.9 cu in) 1913 Switzerland Green tickY
Peugeot Paris-Nice 500 498 cc (30.4 cu in) 1913 France Green tickY
Cyclone (motorcycle) 61 cu in (1,000 cc) 1914 United States Green tickY Green tickY
Peugeot Paris-Nice 345 cc (21.1 cu in) 1914 France Green tickY
Indian 8-valve board track racer 61 cu in (1,000 cc) 1915 United States Green tickY Green tickY
Iver Johnson Model 15-7 62 cu in (1,020 cc) 1915 United States Green tickY Green tickY
Harley-Davidson Model W Sport Twin 36 cu in (590 cc) 1919 United States Green tickY Green tickY
Indian Model O 16 cu in (260 cc) 1918 United States Green tickY
Mars Weiss A20 948 cc (57.9 cu in) 1921 Germany Green tickY
Megola Sport 640 cc (39 cu in) 1922 Germany Green tickY Green tickY
Monet & Goyon Moto Légére 117 cc (7.1 cu in) 1922 France Green tickY
Ner-a-Car 14 cu in (230 cc) 1922 United States Green tickY
BMW R32 494 cc (30.1 cu in) 1923 Germany Green tickY Green tickY
Harley-Davidson 8-valve board track racer 61 cu in (1,000 cc) 1923 United States Green tickY Green tickY
Moto Guzzi C4V 498 cc (30.4 cu in) 1924 Italy Green tickY Green tickY
Böhmerland 598 cc (36.5 cu in) 1925 Czechoslovakia Green tickY Green tickY
Neracar Model B 17 cu in (280 cc) 1925 United States/United Kingdom Green tickY
Brough Superior SS100 Alpine Grand Sport 988 cc (60.3 cu in) 1926 United Kingdom Green tickY
Bianchi B2N Sport 350 cc (21 cu in) 1927 Italy Green tickY
Moto Guzzi 4VSS 498 cc (30.4 cu in) 1928 Italy Green tickY
Scott Squirrel Sprint Special 620 cc (38 cu in) 1929 United Kingdom Green tickY Green tickY
Opel Motoclub SS500 495 cc (30.2 cu in) 1929 Germany Green tickY
Borough Superior SS100 988 cc (60.3 cu in) 1930 United Kingdom Green tickY
Schwinn Excelsior Super X 45 cu in (740 cc) 1930 United States Green tickY
Majestic 350 349 cc (21.3 cu in) 1930 France Green tickY Green tickY
Ariel Square Four 497 cc (30.3 cu in) 1931 United Kingdom Green tickY Green tickY
MGC N3BR 245 cc (15.0 cu in) 1932 France Green tickY Green tickY
Dollar V4 748 cc (45.6 cu in) 1933 France Green tickY Green tickY
Gnome et Rhône M1 306 cc (18.7 cu in) 1934 France Green tickY
Harley-Davidson Model E 61 cu in (1,000 cc) 1936 United States Green tickY
BMW world land-speed record 493 cc (30.1 cu in) 1937 Germany Green tickY Green tickY
Crocker 61 cu in (1,000 cc) 1938 United States Green tickY
Gnome et Rhône 750X 723 cc (44.1 cu in) 1938 France Green tickY
Triumph Speed Twin 498 cc (30.4 cu in) 1938 United Kingdom Green tickY
Triumph Speed Twin 498 cc (30.4 cu in) 1937 United Kingdom Green tickY
Crocker 61 cu in (1,000 cc) 1940 United States Green tickY
Indian Sport Scout "bob-job" 57 cu in (930 cc) 1940 United States Green tickY Green tickY
DKW RT 125 W 122 cc (7.4 cu in) 1941 Germany Green tickY
Zündapp KS600 597 cc (36.4 cu in) 1941 Germany Green tickY Green tickY
Harley-Davidson U.S Military Navy Model U 74 cu in (1,210 cc) 1943 United States Green tickY
Harley-Davidson U.S Military Model U 74 cu in (1,210 cc) 1944 United States Green tickY
Gilera Satumo 499 cc (30.5 cu in) 1947 Italy Green tickY
Sunbeam S7 487 cc (29.7 cu in) 1947 United Kingdom Green tickY
Indian Chief 1,206 cc (73.6 cu in) 1948 United States Green tickY Green tickY
Solex Vélosolex 45 cc (2.7 cu in) 1948 France Green tickY
Imme R100 99 cc (6.0 cu in) 1949 West Germany Green tickY Green tickY
Jackson-Rotrax JAP Speedway 490 cc (30 cu in) 1949 United Kingdom Green tickY
Sunbeam S7 Deluxe 500 cc (31 cu in) 1950 United Kingdom Green tickY
Adler MB 200 195 cc (11.9 cu in) 1952 Germany Green tickY
DKW RT 125 W 122 cc (7.4 cu in) 1952 West Germany Green tickY
Gilera Saterno Sport 499 cc (30.5 cu in) 1952 Italy Green tickY
Jackson-Rotrax JAP Speedway 497 cc (30.3 cu in) 1952 United Kingdom Green tickY
Solex Vélosolex 45 cc (2.7 cu in) 1952 France Green tickY
AJS E-95 499 cc (30.5 cu in) 1953 United Kingdom Green tickY
Vincent Black Shadow Series C 998 cc (60.9 cu in) 1953 United Kingdom Green tickY
Vincent Black Shadow Series C 998 cc (60.9 cu in) 1954 United Kingdom Green tickY
MV Agusta 500 Grand Prix 497 cc (30.3 cu in) 1956 Italy Green tickY
Aermacchi Chimera 175 cc (10.7 cu in) 1957 Italy Green tickY
Demy Taon 124 cc (7.6 cu in) 1957 France Green tickY Green tickY
Harley-Davidson KR 750 cc (46 cu in) 1957 United States Green tickY
Harley-Davidson Sportster XL 883 cc (53.9 cu in) 1957 United States Green tickY Green tickY
Norton Manx 498 cc (30.4 cu in) 1958 United Kingdom Green tickY
NSU Supermax 247 cc (15.1 cu in) 1958 West Germany Green tickY
Triumph Twenty One 350 cc (21 cu in) 1958 United Kingdom Green tickY Green tickY
Matchless G50 496 cc (30.3 cu in) 1959 United Kingdom Green tickY
Triumph T120 Bonneville 650 cc (40 cu in) 1959 United Kingdom Green tickY
BSA Gold Star Clubmans 498 cc (30.4 cu in) 1960 United Kingdom Green tickY
Honda CB92 Benly Super Sport 125 cc (7.6 cu in) 1960 Japan Green tickY
Vespa GS 125 cc (7.6 cu in) 1960 Italy Green tickY
BSA Gold Star Clubmans 499 cc (30.5 cu in) 1961 United Kingdom Green tickY
Honda CB92 Benly Super Sport 125 cc (7.6 cu in) 1961 Japan Green tickY
NSU Supermax 247 cc (15.1 cu in) 1961 West Germany Green tickY
Velocette Thruxton 499 cc (30.5 cu in) 1961 United Kingdom Green tickY
Ducati Elite 204 cc (12.4 cu in) 1962 Italy Green tickY Green tickY
Honda CR110 50 cc (3.1 cu in) 1962 Japan Green tickY Green tickY
Matchless G50 496 cc (30.3 cu in) 1962 United Kingdom Green tickY
Norton Manx 498 cc (30.4 cu in) 1962 United Kingdom Green tickY
Parilla GS 247 cc (15.1 cu in) 1962 Italy Green tickY Green tickY
Vespa GS 146 cc (8.9 cu in) 1962 Italy Green tickY
Harley-Davidson KR 750 cc (46 cu in) 1963 United States Green tickY
Honda C100 Super Cub 49 cc (3.0 cu in) 1963 Japan Green tickY Green tickY
Velocette Venom 499 cc (30.5 cu in) 1963 United Kingdom Green tickY
Matchless G80CS 497 cc (30.3 cu in) 1964 United Kingdom Green tickY
Bultaco Sherpa T 244 cc (14.9 cu in) 1965 Spain Green tickY Green tickY
Harley-Davidson FLH Electra Glide 1,198 cc (73.1 cu in) 1965 United States Green tickY
Kreidler Florett 49 cc (3.0 cu in) 1965 West Germany Green tickY Green tickY
Bultaco Metrella 62 196 cc (12.0 cu in) 1966 Spain Green tickY
Honda RC174 297 cc (18.1 cu in) 1967 Japan Green tickY
Suzuki T20 "Super Six" 247 cc (15.1 cu in) 1967 Japan Green tickY
Triumph Bonneville T120 650 cc (40 cu in) 1967 United Kingdom Green tickY
MV Agusta 500 Grand Prix 497 cc (30.3 cu in) 1968 Italy Green tickY
BSA Rocket 3 740 cc (45 cu in) 1969 United Kingdom Green tickY Green tickY
Harley-Davidson "Captain America" chopper 1,200 cc (73 cu in) 1969 (1993 replica) United States Green tickY Green tickY
Kawasaki H-1 498 cc (30.4 cu in) 1969 Japan Green tickY
Kawasaki Mach III 498 cc (30.4 cu in) 1969 Japan Green tickY
Norton Commando 750 Fastback 745 cc (45.5 cu in) 1969 United Kingdom Green tickY
Derbi 50 Grand Prix 49 cc (3.0 cu in) 1970 Spain Green tickY Green tickY
Honda CB750 Four 736 cc (44.9 cu in) 1970 Japan Green tickY Green tickY
Egli Vincent 1,270 cc (78 cu in) 1971 Switzerland/United Kingdom Green tickY
Harley-Davidson Super Glide "Night Train" 1,200 cc (73 cu in) 1971 United States Green tickY Green tickY
Norton Commando 750 Fastback 745 cc (45.5 cu in) 1971 United Kingdom Green tickY
Harley-Davidson XR-750 750 cc (46 cu in) 1972 United States Green tickY
Honda Elsinore CR250 248 cc (15.1 cu in) 1973 Japan Green tickY
MV Agusta 750S 743 cc (45.3 cu in) 1973 Italy Green tickY Green tickY
Penton Jackpiner 175 cc (10.7 cu in) 1973 United States Green tickY
Triumph X-75 Hurricane 750 cc (46 cu in) 1973 United Kingdom Green tickY Green tickY
Yamaha RD350 347 cc (21.2 cu in) 1973 Japan Green tickY
Ducati 750SS 748 cc (45.6 cu in) 1974 Italy Green tickY Green tickY
Laverda SFC 744 cc (45.4 cu in) 1974 Italy Green tickY Green tickY
Honda GL1000 Gold Wing 999 cc (61.0 cu in) 1975 Japan Green tickY
Morini 3½ Sport 344 cc (21.0 cu in) 1975 Italy Green tickY
BMW R90S 898 cc (54.8 cu in) 1976 West Germany Green tickY
Honda GL1000 Gold Wing 999 cc (61.0 cu in) 1976 Japan Green tickY
Harley Davidson XLCR 1,000 cc (61 cu in) 1977 United States Green tickY Green tickY
Moto Guzzi Le Mans 1 844 cc (51.5 cu in) 1978 Italy Green tickY Green tickY
Harley-Davidson XR-750 750 cc (46 cu in) 1980 United States Green tickY
Suzuki Katana 997 cc (60.8 cu in) 1982 Japan Green tickY Green tickY
Honda VF750F "Interceptor" 748 cc (45.6 cu in) 1983 Japan Green tickY Green tickY
Benelli Sei 906 cc (55.3 cu in) 1984 Italy Green tickY Green tickY
Kawasaki GPZ900R Ninja 908 cc (55.4 cu in) 1984 Japan Green tickY Green tickY
BMW K100RS 987 cc (60.2 cu in) 1985 West Germany Green tickY Green tickY
BMW R80 G/S Paris-Dakar 980 cc (60 cu in) 1985 West Germany Green tickY Green tickY
Suzuki GSX-R750 749 cc (45.7 cu in) 1986 Japan Green tickY
Buell RS1200 1,203 cc (73.4 cu in) 1989 United States Green tickY
Yamaha VMax 1,198 cc (73.1 cu in) 1989 Japan Green tickY Green tickY
Buell RS1200 1,203 cc (73.4 cu in) 1990 United States Green tickY
Bimota Tesi ID ES 904 cc (55.2 cu in) 1992 Italy Green tickY
Ducati M900 Monster 904 cc (55.2 cu in) 1993 Italy Green tickY Green tickY
Yamaha GTS1000 1,003 cc (61.2 cu in) 1993 Japan Green tickY Green tickY
Britten V1000 965 cc (58.9 cu in) 1994 New Zealand Green tickY Green tickY
Ducati 916 916 cc (55.9 cu in) 1994 Italy Green tickY Green tickY
Aprilia Moto 6.5 649 cc (39.6 cu in) 1995 Italy Green tickY Green tickY
Honda EXP-2 402 cc (24.5 cu in) 1995 Japan Green tickY
Arlen Ness Luxury Liner 1,300 cc (79 cu in) 1996 United States Green tickY
BMW R1200C 1,170 cc (71 cu in) 1997 Germany Green tickY Green tickY
Beta Techno 272 cc (16.6 cu in) 1997 Italy Green tickY
Morbidelli V8 847 cc (51.7 cu in) 1997 Italy Green tickY Green tickY
Italjet Formula 50 LC 49 cc (3.0 cu in) 1998 Italy Green tickY Green tickY
MV Agusta F4 750 cc (46 cu in) 1998 Italy Green tickY Green tickY
Suzuki Hayabusa 1,299 cc (79.3 cu in) 1998 Japan Green tickY
Cobra Trakker 1,450 cc (88 cu in) 2000 United States Green tickY
Montessa Honda 315RY 249 cc (15.2 cu in) 2001 Spain Green tickY

References[edit]

  1. ^ There were 19 or so pre-20th century motorcycles shown in NYC along with the 95 in the official catalog, totaling 114 by most accounts. Some news media gave varying reports of the exact count (from 105 to as high as 140). Later exhibits in other venues made substitutions, additions and deletions from the original collection.
  2. ^ Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Field Museum of Natural History, Museo Guggenheim Bilbao (2001). "Catalog Index". The Art of the Motorcycle. Guggenheim Museum. ISBN 0-8109-6912-2. 
  3. ^ "Guggenheim Museum Bilbao: Past exhibitions". Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. Retrieved 18 June 2009. 
  4. ^ "The Art of the Motorcycle". Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. 28 August 2001. Retrieved 18 June 2009. 
  5. ^ Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Field Museum of Natural History, Museo Guggenheim Bilbao (2001). "Inventing the Motorcycle: 1868-1919". The Art of the Motorcycle. Guggenheim Museum. pp. 98–103. ISBN 0-8109-6912-2. 

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