The Motorcycle Story

Motorcycling Icons wall of fame at the National Motor Museum
Man looking at motorcycles at the National Motor Museum

From the early days of motorsport to urban counter-culture, the National Motor Museum presents the Motorcycle Story.

The Motorcycle Story immerses the visitor in a ride through motorcycling history and the human quest for freedom, individuality and the desire to win. For the first time, machines are displayed in their historical and cultural context, tying technological developments to changing trends in fashion, style and sport.

Man looking at vintage motorcycles at the National Motor MuseumThe exhibition contains objects from the Museum Collections including clothing worn and trophies won by sporting greats in displays which cover varied racing disciplines, as well as road safety, British ‘Mods and Rockers’ youth culture of the 1950s and 60s and the Ace CafĂ©.

Central to the display is the Motorcycling Icons Wall of Fame, a gallery featuring the top twenty riders as voted for by the public.

‘The Motorcycle Story’ is included in the general admission ticket to Beaulieu.

If you would like a copy of any of our images, please visit our dedicated Motoring Picture Library website