The exhibition Unique and Singular combines technical ingenuity and creative intelligence and can be visited up until the end of September
Since last September Barcelona’s motorcycle museum, the Museu de la Moto, located on the ground floor of the former Sant Felip Neri convent, has offered visitors an up-close view of some of the most unique and singular motorbikes of the 20th century. The exhibition entitled Unique and Singular includes twenty-one extraordinary models that were built with very particular needs in mind; eleven of them are prototypes that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
The motorcycles have been loaned by private collectors, by the builders themselves, by the companies that own them or by the museum itself and have been divided into four categories. First of all there are four bikes designed for one simple reason, to be spectacular, as is the case of the Moto Rueda Michelin 2 from 1998, which has a wheel diameter of 2.3 metres. Then there is the “Unbeatable” category which includes the Derbi 4-cylinder bike from 1954 which was designed for participation in the legendary Montjuïc 24 hour race.
Another category includes seven models tailor-made for the practise of minority sporting disciplines, such as the 1928 Rudge, built for Speedway, or an Ossa from 1980, designed especially for playing motoball, i.e. football on motorbikes. Finally, there is the “Urban Species” category, which includes six models, including a Montesa Fura from 1958 and a Bultaco Gaviota made by Francesc Xavier Bultó for his daughter Inés in 1970.
The exhibition Unique and Singular can be seen in the Barcelona Motorcycle Museum up until the 30th of September and entry costs 6€. More information is available on the museum website.
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