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Posted: 11/18/2011 7:01:44 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/18/2011 4:49:11 PM EDT by Ruxpin]
http://s2.photobucket.com/albums/y6/theoxrojo/WW%20II%20Motorcycles/
Above link for 10 motorcycles, American, British, German & Italian.

WW II Victory Museum, Auburn, IN. If in the area, worth the while to see. Lots of armor and military vehicles to see along with many bring back tropheys, Patton items, a crewed German 88 etc. etc..
http://www.militaryhistorycenter.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=57&Itemid=77

I tried to post individual photos but can't seem to be able to do it for some reason. So for a teaser I'll load up two to my media files here and post for your pleasure.

DKW 500cc



Indian 841



Okay, couldn't resist throwing in this Fiat.



Link Posted: 11/18/2011 7:11:24 AM EDT
Wow! I must go to this place!!! Thanks for this thread.

No BMW?
Link Posted: 11/18/2011 7:12:41 AM EDT
This is an excellent thread!
Link Posted: 11/18/2011 2:29:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/18/2011 3:04:11 PM EDT by Ruxpin]

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
Wow! I must go to this place!!! Thanks for this thread.

No BMW?

I'm rather surprised myself there wasn't a representative sample. I do like that DKW though.

ETA: for grammar....sigh.
Link Posted: 11/18/2011 2:39:33 PM EDT
Very good museum. Been a few years since the last visit though, haven't been to my grandma's in Butler since 08 or 09.
Link Posted: 11/18/2011 2:46:55 PM EDT
NSU Kettenkrad
Link Posted: 11/18/2011 3:00:51 PM EDT
An HD WLA is in my future
Link Posted: 11/18/2011 3:54:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/18/2011 4:40:28 PM EDT by jeep44]
A few of mine:






some pics of them in action:
Helmets-let those who ride,decide.




Link Posted: 11/18/2011 4:02:07 PM EDT
A few more:

Chicks always dig guys on bikes



this is Canadian soldier Don Fife-killed in the last days of WW2 in Europe at age 22. The folks at the WDM20 website have "adopted " him, and have done a lot in remembrance of him-even meeting his surviving relatives.



Link Posted: 11/18/2011 4:13:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/18/2011 4:14:41 PM EDT by jeep44]
pretty typical BSA M20 photo





Saddam Hussein's WW2 Norton 16H:(it's NOT a '47)



Well, it does only have two wheels...

Link Posted: 11/18/2011 4:22:58 PM EDT
OSMCTAG
Link Posted: 11/18/2011 4:34:28 PM EDT
Don't forget that there is more than one museum in that town worth a visit: http://www.automobilemuseum.org/About/Pages/default.aspx






Link Posted: 11/18/2011 4:38:06 PM EDT
Great stuff guys, thanks for contributing! Don't miss the link on the first post for some HDs, Zundapps, a Norton, a Guzzi Alce & a Velocette.
Link Posted: 11/18/2011 4:46:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/18/2011 4:47:07 PM EDT by Ruxpin]

Originally Posted By XJ:
Don't forget that there is more than one museum in that town worth a visit: http://www.automobilemuseum.org/About/Pages/default.aspx



http://www.automobilemuseum.org/SiteCollectionImages/Duesenberg.jpg



You raise a good point. The WW II Victory Museum is housed in a huge building and takes up just one side. The other side is a Transportation Museum and it covers vehicle of all types from horse drawn to celebrity owned or used, racing to fantasy, even the Fonz's Triumph, John Lennon's 1956 Austin Princess hearse limo used in his video "Imagine" and Danny Devito's rubber duck when he was the Penguin. Plan to spend the whole day between the above automobile museum and the WW II Victory & Transportation museum.
Link Posted: 11/18/2011 4:50:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By von_landstuhl:
An HD WLA is in my future


Why not get the superior Harley model in the XA instead? And yeah BMW never built a Harley!
Link Posted: 11/18/2011 4:53:43 PM EDT
You can't be a US Harley or Indian motorcycle
Link Posted: 11/18/2011 4:56:23 PM EDT
Cool thread, OP!
Link Posted: 11/18/2011 5:02:40 PM EDT
According to some Russian friends, they allege that the Russians took the BMW motorcycle plant back to the motherland and used it to build the Ural motorcycles. Amazing the difference in the output when the plant changed hands.
Link Posted: 11/18/2011 6:04:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Infallible:
Originally Posted By von_landstuhl:
An HD WLA is in my future


Why not get the superior Harley model in the XA instead? And yeah BMW never built a Harley!


I want a bike I can ride, not a museum piece.
Link Posted: 11/18/2011 11:38:44 PM EDT
BMW

H-D
Link Posted: 11/19/2011 1:23:40 AM EDT
I've been looking at the 2012 Triumph Steve McQueen Edition.
Link Posted: 11/19/2011 1:59:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/19/2011 2:03:47 AM EDT by Schlange]

Originally Posted By behindenemylines:
I've been looking at the 2012 Triumph Steve McQueen Edition.



I was not aware of this.....off to the Triumph page I go.

ETA...


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