The Eagles Mere Motorcycle Museum is located at Merritt Field Airport and shares space with the Eagles Mere Air Museum and the Eagles Mere Auto Museum (which also has 15 bikes on display). This growing collection of unique motorcycles exhibits motorcycles from 16 different manufactures and shows over five decades of progress in the motorcycle industry. There are about 50 unique bikes to see, some of which are one of a kind or never imported into the United States.
A major theme of the collection is Superbikes of the 70s. This time period was pivotal in the motorcycle world. It was a time when technology was rapidly evolving and manufactures weren't afraid to take risks in an effort to usurp their competition. This is the period that the Japanese motorcycle industry truly came into its own by challenging, and defeating, many established European makes both on the racetrack and the sales floor.
By looking through the collection, one is able to see the evolution of the motorcycle over time. Engines of nearly every configuration can be seen: two-strokes, four-strokes, singles, parallel twins, V-twins, triples, inline fours, V4s, inline sixes, Wankels, and electric are all represented. Chassis range from steel tube frames with crude suspension, to the cutting edge twin-beam aluminum framed superbikes with extremely sophisticated dampening units. There truly is something for everyone in this unique collection.
What makes this museum different from most is that the bikes featured are not merely show pieces. All of the bikes are maintained in running condition and are ridden on a regular basis. If you come join us, you may just get a chance to see some of these beautiful machines in action!