Live Free: California Motorcycle Culture


September 24, 2016 through February 19, 2017

At the same time that Karl Benz was inventing the first automobile, Gottlieb Daimler was inventing the first motorcycle. Together, the automobile and motorcycle have grown up and changed over the years, but in this exhibit, the motorcycle will be getting all the glory it deserves.

Powerful, fast, dynamic, stylish, and with only two wheels. Motorcycles are admired by Californians from all different walks of life. From Harley Davidson to Honda, in this exhibit you will find the motorcycle that fits your lifestyle at the California Automobile Museum.

In California, motorcycles were particularly popular and with their own special sub-culture within the state. From good weather to electric vehicles, from outlaw to Hollywood, from the deserts to the coasts, motorcycles will always have a special place in California’s vehicular history.


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