Most Amazing Motor Bikes Museum

Monday, July 09, 2012 by

Yes, this is the entrance to Barber Motorsports Park. Fortunately they don't
discriminate against happy-go-lucky idiots who love riding motorcycles. The
Professor and Chris demonstrate.

The entrance road to Barber Motorsports Park. George Barber sure knows how to
build 'em.

Outside the Barber Museum; at first, it looks somewhat odd. Then very, very cool.

The Barber Museum, or as Chris likes to believe, his winning Mega-Millions ticket house.

Come on in, it's a museum. No really, it is. Now use the Van Gogh to wipe your feet,
because the real artwork is straight ahead.

And to our left, vintage racers worth more than a house.

When you have this many, you store them like matchbox cars. Only these are full sized,
mint, and incredible.

The Vincent Black Shadow. If you have to ask, try Google.

Onboard the first true Hayabusa, aka the Black Shadow.

Vintage military motorcycles, looking like they're fresh off the showroom floor.
Professor Ted says he tried several times, but the guns don't fire.

What, no tassles?

Hey, George Barber stacks his bikes on a Christmas tree just like you do. Or not.

BMW should make this TODAY.

Professor Ted trying to look innocent after being asked twice by security to stop
trying to start the F1 car.

Unobtainable Bimota bodywork? Let's hang it from the ceiling, shall we?

John Surtees, the only man ever to win both Moto GP and F1 championships.
Wouldn't mind seeing a Rossi display down the road...

Much to the dismay of the other patrons, Professor Ted sounds just like a KZ1000R.

There's not a bike here we don't salivate over. Forget Pavlov's dog, just thumb a starter.

Ducati & Hailwood = Cool. Every single time.

Hailwood makes Chris weepy and nostalgic.

Onboard with Hailwood. Have fun lapping the Isle.

Back when Biaggi was a great rider without an annoying ego, Aprilia built a replica
of his championship 250 GP bike.

The Bimota V-Due. If it could talk, it would say "Hi - I'm going to bankrupt a factory
while never running quite right. What are you up to?"

Still salivating.

The greatest purpose-built motorcycle ever, the Britten V1000. Explore its history,
it truly is one of a kind.

Here's a game for you. Find the parts that weren't meticulously hand built to
engineering perfection.

Onboard the Britten.

Paul Smart replica, anyone?

That's the guy that started it all.....GET HIM!

Absolutely right.

Why deal with the overzealous security guards at Daytona when you can build your
own banking?

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang I love you...

Apparently Miguel's dad used to ride a little bit too...

Supermono. Like regular mono, only better.

Onboard the Supermono. Ohlins, Brembo, magnesium and carbon fiber....Mmmm...

The Honda NR750. Oval pistons, gear driven cams, and sensible mirrors.

In case you were wondering why they built it.

Nice tail.

Onboard the NR750.

Grab your leather cap and check out the vintage bikes.

Board track racing. These were brave individuals indeed...

There is no way to include every excellent vehicle displayed at the Barber Museum
on this little web page; if you're an enthusiast, we highly recommend going to
Birmingham Alabama and checking it out!


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