Motorcyclepedia Museum
Motorcyclepedia Museum
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  • W.G. Bennett
    1 contribution
    Motorcycle Museum
    Motorcyclepeida has close to 700 Vintage and Antique motorcycles on display, one of the best and largest collection of motorcycles in America. The Indian Time Line collection I saw had one of every year Indian Motorcycles 1901 to 1953 along with the newest 2020 factory racer Motor Number 001, first one made. GREAT PLACE TO VISIT with your family....
    Written December 30, 2020
  • mbhoakct76
    Winsted, Connecticut143 contributions
    Awesome collection - a hidden gem
    The Motorcycle museum has a enormous collection of bikes throughout the years. THE largest collection of Indian in one place. It truly is a hidden gem. Every display is very well identified, some with stories and additional information. It's not new stuff or old stuff, It's Everything Motorcycles, and even a few other things. and spread out over 2 floors. It would benefit from a better location, but even where it is - its not far off the beaten track so I would highly recommend as a stop if your in the area.
    Written July 12, 2022
  • TKRM
    6 contributions
    Amazing Collection!
    An absolute MUST visit. Was unsure of what to expect and was completely amazed at the size of the collection. The only complete Indian collection as well as movie motorcycles, Harley Davidson, Ed Roth, Indian Larry and so much more. The posters, advertisements and displays of historic motorcycle memorabilia are a collection on their own. Whether a motorcycle enthusiast or not, this collection has something that anyone can find interesting!
    Written August 13, 2022
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Nikola M
New York City, NY1 contribution
Feb 2021
I absolutely love this place. My better half took me here as a surprise birthday present and my, oh my, was this the best present I could ask for. From the extensive(as in largest in the world) collection of indians, movie bikes( i.e purple rain & ghostrider and more), 60s-90s choppers and SO much more. I couldn't take it all in just one visit. The museum is mostly run by a volunteer staff who are absolutely warming and helpful. We went in the winter and absolutely cannot wait for the warmer weather for more frequent rides to the museum. I look forward to attending their future events. This is beyond doubt an establishment that should be supported with its culture and how its run. Thank you folks from the Motorcycle Museum for such a wonderful birthday.
Written March 19, 2021
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John Labarre
15 contributions
Oct 2020
I went there not expecting alot, but WOW was I shocked. This place is fantastic! The diversity was amazing. This place has really done it right. Every item was identified on the year make and model. Most were displayed well. A few were behind others and made the tags hard to read, but that was very seldom. There were makes there I have only heard of, many were restored but there were a good number that were original as built, still showing use. Ignore reviews that said they were out in an hour, you just cannot do it, with two floors to see it took me over 3 hours and I probably missed some. Overall well done.
Written October 26, 2020
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Road301835
Brandon, FL19 contributions
Jun 2021 • Solo
This is one super impressive and informative motorcycle museum! I LOVED it! The collection was huge, with over 600 motorcycles. They were well displayed, and also the archivist, Murphy, was amazing and shared his knowledge and special gems with me. It was the best! I will be back!
Written June 18, 2021
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Julie M
18 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
What an amazing place. So much to see so much to learn about. The most amazing collection information. Very knowledgeable staff that brought a lot of the information to life as well. Place is spotless the machines I just can’t say enough how amazing this collection is this is a must see!
Written January 11, 2020
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cblchief
Warwick, NY78 contributions
Jun 2011 • Couples
This is a new privately owned motorcycle museum on the southern border of Newburgh, NY. If you are interested in old motorcycles this is a great place to spend a few hours. First floor and a mix of old choppers, race bikes, specialty bikes and an entire room devoted to Indians, including lined up along the wall is an Indian for every year they made Indians. Great way to see the development of motorcycling. In the basement are antiques, Harley's, Police bikes, Military bikes and more.
Low price to get in but hours are limited since they are new. Check the web page for hours and directions. http://www.motorcyclepediamuseums.com/
Written September 15, 2011
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cs35
Upstate NY37 contributions
Jul 2011
It's hard to believe this is in Newburgh, New York.

The museum is divided into different galleries. My favorite galleries were the Indian Motorcycle, Chopper and Police Galleries. The Indian Motorcycle Gallery has a timeline which features every Indian from 1902 to 1952. The signage for this was very informative, simple, but there was enough info. Sometimes, I end up with museum back reading the longer signs. I know these old bikes have a lot of tell, but my brain goes on overload. The chopper gallery was neat. The standouts are the replica bikes from Easy Rider, these bikes are stunning, I could picture Billy and Wyatt riding them down the highway. Tons of posters from the chopper movies of the sixties, very campy, some of the factoids were really fun. I'm somewhat a movie buff, so I liked this more than some of the choppers.

A second level exists. There are actually more bikes downstairs. I would recommend to start downstairs. My favorite gallery downstairs was the Police Gallery. It featured a bike from motorcade of President Kennedy on the day he was assassinated. It brought tears to my eyes. Also on display were many bikes from early 1900's, a replica of the first motorcycle which is made of wood, many Thors, Hendersons, Aces, Popes, Yales and Flying Merkels (I can't believe this company didn't make it with their bright orange paint, in today's bike world, it's a show stopper.). As to be expected, there are many different Harley-Davidsons models. The custom H-Ds with the lights were a lot of fun to look at, one can only imagine cruising around at night on one of those bikes. A large collection of Triumphs, a Vespa with sidecar which also looked like it would be fun to tool around town in, a Honda Cub, too many to list. It can make you dizzy to see so many bikes. I couldn't pick just one as my favorite.

There is an inside motordrome or wall of death. The man at the desk told me it was imported from Germany and a stunt rider from Germany to perform in. He pointed me to a DVD showing the performance. It looked thrilling.

It would be great if they had a cafe. I wanted to take a lunch break and go back to touring, but I decided to just leave. The museum had a vending machine with the typical packaged food and sodas. I've been to other museums which aren't as large and they have cafes. Being so close to the Culinary Institute of America, it seems like a great place for a graduate to open a cafe.

The gift shop doesn't gave too many items. I wanted to buy an Indian or Vespa t-shirt, they didn't offer anything like that. They offered a t-shirt with the museum logo. The gift shop is very nondescript. I hope it gets better.

There have a photo gallery upstairs where you can jump on a bike and take a photo which is fun for kids.

Overall, it's a wonderful addition to Newburgh. Next time you go by the old Miron Home Center stop in. It's not abandoned any longer, it's a museum of motorcycles.
Written August 1, 2011
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bikelunatic
4 contributions
Jan 2015
This was my 5th visit to motorcyclepedia. We live approximately two and a half hours away..And it never disappoints..We made the trip in in 2012 for the Cannonball Run start..We've been there 3 times since. Very first time I walk through the doors I had goosebumps for the first 45 minutes.We came in one time when wall of death was running.And loved it! Got to meet Ted and his dad a couple years ago on our first visit and they were absolutely amazing..We live eat and sleep motorcycles..We run a small tourist business" Jim Thorpe Sidecar Tours" And we get to share our love and passion of motorcycles with some people. that have never even experienced one motorcycle ride before..This place is a true treasure and everybody should plan on attending it. The collections just keep growing all the time..Thank you Ted.. Dad ..and family for such a wonderful place. We consider it an honor every time we visit!
Written February 8, 2015
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Emptynesters09
Port Saint Lucie, FL482 contributions
Jul 2011 • Family
I am not a motorcycle rider nor even a motorcycle admirer, but this museum is quite a treat. There are some very notable motorcycles here as well as many old, old, old ones and some really cool ones. Definitely worth the trip if you're in the area.
Written February 12, 2012
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SPairadice
Highland, NY44 contributions
Feb 2016 • Friends
I've been to Motorcyclepedia twice. It really is an amazing collection of bikes, especially very early bikes. The staff are friendly and the displays are first rate. The only thing I could wish for is more details and narrative for each old bike. Maybe some more signs with the specifications and story of each model.
Written June 27, 2016
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James C
Brooklyn, NY1,315 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
This was a true hidden gem. Outstanding exhibits and so much history and legacy of motorcycles. It’s a great visit. It’s also huge.
Written March 23, 2021
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