The history of motorcycles on the outskirts of Rimini
Since 1993, it has been a place where motorcycle enthusiasts can go to admire over 260 motorbikes made by more than 54 Italian and foreign manufacturers from the late 19th century to the 1980s. Italy’s National Motorcycle Museum is based just outside Rimini, a short distance from Riccione. It offers visitors the opportunity to retrace the history of the motorcycle, among precious and unique exhibits dotted throughout various areas, each with their own specific theme.
These themed exhibition areas range from pioneering motorcycles to those made in the early post-war period, through to sidecars and scooters, not forgetting Grand Prix bikes, the production of utilitarian vehicles during the post-war period and the 1970s boom.
There are plenty of rare models on display in the National Motorcycle Museum, such as the 1924 Frera SS 4V, the 1140 cc twin-cylinder Frera with opposing valves, and the 1937 Moto Guzzi 500 GTV, which belonged to artist Antonio Ligabue. The museum also boasts a fantastic collection of British motorcycle brands that have made history, such as Norton, Sunbeam, Rudge and Scott, as well as the one and only American Harley Davidson.