RICHARD VARNER FAMILY GALLERY
The excitement of two-wheeled machines has captured the imagination of the public ever since the turn of the twentieth century, a time when motorcycles were little more than modified bicycles with primitive single-cylinder engines. Despite a lack of refinement, they were appreciated by adventurous buyers and evolved rapidly.
When motorcycles became fully engineered vehicles in their own right, they came to be regarded as realistic alternatives to automobiles for many consumers. Designers and manufacturers have continued to experiment with diverse engine types, frame designs and suspension systems. Today, motorcycles embody advanced aerodynamics, lightweight construction, and sophisticated electronics, providing everything from basic mobility to race-winning performance.
Open until March 2017