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2003 Art of the Motorcycle Show Photo Gallery

The Art of the Motorcycle showcases 80 motorcycles, some dating as far back as the 1800s.

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The Bimota Tesi featured hub steering instead of conventional forks, and debuted in 1990.
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The Morbidelli V-8 was a pet project of world championship-winning racer Giancarlo Morbidelli.
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Hans Muth, designer of the BMW R90S, shocked the world when he introduced his Suzuki Katana.
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The Britten V1000 is still one of the most amazing race machines ever built.
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MV Agusta is one of the most storied marques in motorcycle history
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Race bikes look good in red, whether a Japanese Honda or an Italian MV.
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The sound of the Honda RC166, also known as the 250 Six, will make your hair stand on end.
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If you were going club racing in the 50s and 60s, the Norton Manx was the preferred choice.
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The H-D XR750 racer dominated dirt track racing in its 1972 debut.
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The Willy G.-penned XLCR used a 1000cc Sportster engine and was fitted with Euro cafe racer touches.
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Before the Honda Hurricane came the Triumph X75 Hurricane.
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The BSA Rocket 3 howled with a 740cc Triple that sent chills up spine.
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Penton Jackpines ruled the enduro woods in the 70s.
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Yowzah! Benelli wowed the motorcycle world when it debuted the awesome Sei in 1971.
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The Honda CB750 Four stunned the world when it was introduced in 1969.
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The Kawasaki H-1 had the most fearful reputation of any bike in the late 60s.
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Swiss designer Fritz Egli bolted a Vincent motor into a lightweight frame in the late 60's
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MV Agusta's 1972 750S model shows its GP-bred, 743cc four-cylinder engine. A true classic.
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Ducati 750 SS is an Italian favorite.
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The distinctive bullet nose of this 1974 Laverda SFC pleases the eye.
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The Captain America chopper from the film Easy Rider is one of the most recognizable bikes in history.
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The Honda CB92 Benly Super Sport marked the beginning of the sport motorcycle lineage from Japan.
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Vespas became an institution in war-torn Europe after their debut in 1946.
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The BSA Gold Star 1961
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Brough (pronounced bruff) Superiors were the Rolls-Royces of the days following the first World War.
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The mean, purposeful look of a Series C Vincent Black Shadow is fully evident.
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Ariel
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Many of the current custom design cues can be found in this 1940 Crocker.
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The Dollar V4 is a French design from 1933, using a 748cc Square-Four engine.
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The Bauhaus design of this 1932 BMW R32 is eternally beautiful.
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This incredible Megola Sport has one of the most amazing engines ever fitted to a bike.
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The 1921 Mars Weiss A20 is amazing in its attention to detail.
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This replica of a 1923 Ace XP4 racer is powered by a monster 1295cc Inline-Four.
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Engine designer Oscar Hedstrom built this 1000cc, 8-valve V-Twin Indian in 1911.
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One of the prettiest bikes of the whole display has to be this 1914 Cyclone .
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This 1923 H-D board track racer is powered by a 1000cc, 8-valve V-Twin.
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The 1911 Model V Flying Merkel is a sculpture in metal.
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In 1911, the 803cc Model 7D debuted, and ever since H-D has offered continuous V-Twin production.
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Harley-Davidson Model W Sport Twin
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The 1918 Indian Model O was fitted with this little 262cc Flat-Twin mounted longitudinally.
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The Pierce Four, in 1910, was the first four-cylinder bike manufactured in the U.S.
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The 498cc 1908 FN Four was the first motorcycle to use a four-cylinder engine.
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1901 262cc Indian Single
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The Curtiss Twin was built in 1906 by noted aero engine designer Glenn Curtiss.
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The Hildebrand & Wolfmuller was the first series-production motorcycle.
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The Werner's 333cc engine is used as an integral part of the frame.
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This Michaux-Perreaux Steam Velocipede is reported the bike achieved a speed of 19 mph.
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