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Harley-Davidson Museum News

Reopening, new exhibits, installations, programs, events and more

by Harley-Davidson Museum
As a part of the Harley-Davidson Museum’s phased reopening, the H-D Museum will soon expand its hours of operation. Beginning Thursday, May 6, the H-D Museum and The Shop will be open Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant will also have expanded operations on Thursdays, with its hours of operation 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Thursday through Sunday.
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3 Hollywood-famous bikes that you can add to your motorcycle collection

Hollywood bikes are up for grabs through Heritage Auctions

by Jeff Peek from
What do Henry Winkler, Paul Newman, and Peter Fonda have in common—besides the fact that they’re all entertainment icons? Here’s a not-so-obvious answer: motorcycles.
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Millennials’ Favorite Motorcycle Probably Isn’t What You Think

Misconceptions about Young Motorcycle Collectors Persist

By James Hewitt, Hagerty Media
More than one in three millennial motorcycle collectors calling Hagerty for an insurance quote (37 percent) are inquiring about a Harley-Davidson.
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The Brit-Bike That Earl Bowlby Raced

from the AMA Hall of Fame
You won’t find a longer unfaired race bike in the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame museum than the BSA that carried Earl Bowlby to national hillclimb fame.
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Stock Stories: 1966 BSA A65 Lightning

For any business to survive it needs to be constantly ahead of the competition

Illustrations and text by Martin Squires, Hagerty Media
Not only was BSA a giant in producing motorcycles, the company also manufactured other goods such as buses, agricultural equipment, bicycles and, of course, weapons.
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A Taste of the Motordrome Era

And the Magnificent Motorcycles

by Bandit and Sam Burns
Recently one of our esteemed Bikernet™ contributors sent me a batch of historic Motordrome shots, then a pile of great shots of classic racing bikes from that era.
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The Deadwood Diaries

Wild Bill Hickock Murdered

By news sources and Wikipedia
There's a ton of history in the region and brothers are already asking about Wild Bill, but I can't wait to get to the stories about Chinatown in Deadwood and the prostitutes. Hang On.
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When Did Drag Racing Start?

The Day Organized Drag Racing Was Born

--by Tim Bernsau, with photos from Hot Rod and Bob T.
Organized drag racing celebrates its 70th birthday on July 2, 2020. On that day in 1950 the first "official" drag race took place at an out-of-commission Army airbase in Santa Ana, California.
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