Motorcycles: Objects of design, art and desire

 

‘The Motorcycle: Design, Art, Desire’ exhibition presented across the Gallery of Modern Art’s (GOMA) entire ground floor features 100 exceptional motorcycles from the 1870s to the present celebrating 150 years of motorcycle history — pioneering motorcycles and classic commuters, off-road bikes and speed machines, as well as custom creations and numerous electric bikes heralding the…

Bert Munro’s 1920 Indian Scout Special still the worlds fastest

Bert Munro, a man who never let the dreams of youth fade, was 68 and riding a 47-year-old modified 1920 Indian Scout, when despite the odds, he achieved the land-speed record for a motorcycle under 1000 cc to make motorcycle history in 1967. Why didn’t he just buy a faster bike? He just liked the…

5 films to get you revved up

What does a biker do when not riding — visit ‘The Motorcycle: Design, Art, Desire‘ and watch a film obviously! ‘The Motorcycle‘ exhibition opens the throttle on 150 years of ground-breaking design that shaped one of the most iconic objects the world has ever seen. Featuring racers, record breakers and road icons up close. Get…

Suzuki Hayabusa: The world’s fastest production sportbike

Get your motor running… optimized for speed, view one of the fastest production bikes ever built at ‘The Motorcycle: Design, Art, Desire’. The Suzuki Hayabusa’s design holds a special place in motorcycling history.  ‘The Motorcycle’ opens the throttle on the ground-breaking designs that shaped one of the most iconic objects the world has ever seen.…

Motorcycles on screen

In association with the Gallery’s major summer exhibition ‘The Motorcycle: Design, Art, Desire’, the Australian Cinémathèque at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) presents the free program ‘Motorcycles on Screen’, which explores the rich history of the vehicle in cinema, from the silent era to today. ‘Motorcycles on Screen’ runs from 28 November 2020 to…