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’ opened 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. ‘The Motorcycle’ exhibition was in Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern…

Brisbane-born: The Spencer motorcycle story

After becoming fascinated by the legend of the Brisbane-made Spencer motorcycles, Cath Charlton began delving into the myths and facts about this important Brisbane story. David Spencer (1870-1958) crafted a distinctly Australian racing bike by hand from locally cast parts in the first decade of the twentieth century. It is believed that the Spencer Motorcycles…

Object of desire: The Motorcycle

‘The Motorcycle: Design, Art, Desire’, our world-exclusive exhibition featured 100 of the most iconic, innovative and influential motorcycles created over the last 150 years. From The Great Escape (1953), and Easy Rider (1969) to Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator 2 (1991), motorcycles have been a mainstay of popular culture for decades and continue to provide endless…