List of motorcycles in the Smithsonian Institution

Make & ModelDisplacementYearCountryExhibit
Roper steam velocipeden/a1869United StatesAmerica on the Move[1]
Clarke gasoline tricycle1897United StatesAmerica on the Move[2]
Curtiss V-8269 cu in (4,410 cc)[3]1907United StatesSmithsonian National Air and Space Museum[4]
Harley-Davidson model 9B35 cu in (570 cc)1913United StatesAmerica on the Move[5]
Pope Model L61 cu in (1,000 cc)1913United StatesAmerica on the Move[6]
Autoped motor scooter155 cc (9.5 cu in)[7]1918United StatesAmerica on the Move[8]
Cleveland13.5 cu in (221 cc)1918United StatesAmerica on the Move[9]
Indian Single1918United StatesAmerica on the Move[10]
Simplex Servi-Cycle7.9 cu in (129 cc)1935United StatesAmerica on the Move[11]
Indian Four77 cu in (1,260 cc)1941United StatesAmerica on the Move[12]
Harley-Davidson Model 7474 cu in (1,210 cc)1942United StatesAmerica on the Move[13]
Cushman scooter1945United StatesAmerica on the Move[14]
Evel Knievel's Harley-Davidson XR-750750 cc (46 cu in)1972United StatesAmerica on the Move[15]
Kawasaki model KZ900 Police Special900 cc (55 cu in)1976United StatesAmerica on the Move[16]
Yamaha SR185 with Rifle fairing[17][18][19]185 cc (11.3 cu in)1982Japan/U.S.America on the Move[20]
Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic80 cu in (1,300 cc)1993United StatesAmerica on the Move[21]

Notes

  1. "America on the Move | Roper steam velocipede". National Museum of American History. 2008-10-24. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
  2. "America on the Move | Clarke gasoline tricycle". National Museum of American History. 2008-10-24. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
  3. House, Kirk W. (2003), Hell-Rider to King of the Air: Glenn Curtiss' Life of Innovation, Warrendale, Pennsylvania: SAE International, pp. 57–60, ISBN 0-7680-0802-6, retrieved March 22, 2013
  4. Curtiss V-8 Motorcycle (inventory number A19520060000), National Air and Space Museum, retrieved 2012-04-03
  5. "America on the Move | Harley-Davidson model 9-B motorcycle". National Museum of American History. 2008-10-24. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
  6. "America on the Move | Pope Model L motorcycle". National Museum of American History. 2008-10-24. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
  7. Wilson, Hugo (1995). "The A-Z of Motorcycles". The Encyclopedia of the Motorcycle. London: Dorling Kindersley. p. 22. ISBN 0-7513-0206-6.
  8. "America on the Move | Autoped motor scooter". National Museum of American History. 2008-10-24. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
  9. "America on the Move | Cleveland motorcycle". National Museum of American History. 2008-10-24. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
  10. "America on the Move | Indian motorcycle". National Museum of American History. 2008-10-24. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
  11. "America on the Move | Simplex Servi-Cycle". National Museum of American History. 2008-10-24. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
  12. "America on the Move | Indian motorcycle". National Museum of American History. 2008-10-24. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
  13. "America on the Move | Harley-Davidson motorcycle". National Museum of American History. 2008-10-24. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
  14. "America on the Move | Cushman motor scooter". National Museum of American History. 2008-10-24. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
  15. "America on the Move | Evel Knievel jacket and motorcycle". National Museum of American History. 2008-10-24. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
  16. "America on the Move | Highway patrol motorcycle". National Museum of American History. 2008-10-24. Retrieved 2009-08-14. This motorcycle was manufactured by Kawasaki Motors Corporation's U.S. plant in Lincoln, Nebraska.
  17. "1982 Fuel Economy Contest". Craig Vetter. 23 April 2007. Retrieved 9 January 2014.
  18. Klancher, Lee (1 August 2009). "Motorcycles Provide Better Gas Mileage Than Cars, But Only Marginally So. Why?". Motorcycle & Powersports News. Retrieved 9 January 2014.
  19. Gatel, Gary. "Message From The President". About Us. RIFLE Fairings. Retrieved 9 January 2014.
  20. "Pope, Cleveland, Autoped, and Simplex". America on the Move. National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 9 January 2014. Powered by a 185-cc, 4-stroke engine and completely enclosed in a 19-lb. aerodynamic fiberglass fairing, the 175-lb. bike achieved an astonishing 372.22 mpg at the 1983 Vetter Fuel Economy Contest in California.
  21. "Roper, Clarke, Indian and Harley". America on the Move. National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 9 January 2014. …the company donated a limited-edition 1993 Electra Glide Ultra Classic touring bike in commemoration of its 90th anniversary.
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