When it comes to the automotive world, be it two wheels or four, history and passion combine to tell the stories of past eras and to preserve those facts and tales for future generations of motoring enthusiasts. Of course to meet such a need there are numerous museums around the world dedicated to this ideal but for motorcycle lovers, especially those who have a special affinity with the American motorcycle marquees, the Indian Motorcycle Museum of Australia is an outstanding example of such a museum and well worth a visit.
Officially opened in March 2014 and located in the north Brisbane suburb of Geebung, the museum is not only the treasured realisation of one man’s dream to showcase and share his personal collection of Indian motorcycles and memorabilia but it also provides a dedicated establishment to preserve the history of the famous Indian motorcycle marquee in Australia.
With special indoor and outdoor theme areas, the Museum recreates the charm of past eras while retaining a genuine touch of authenticity and nostalgia in each of the exhibits for all to enjoy. See motorcycles from the early 1900’s through to post-war models, from board racers and hill climb bikes to a rare USA Fire Department sidecar – fascinating motorcycles that helped shape everyday life for generations and have left their indelible mark in history. Place yourself back in time outside the Rhodes Motorcycle Company shop and be amazed by the vast amount of memorabilia on display and marvel at the world-class collection of rare FAM medals on hand.
Whether you just wander through at your leisure, take a personal tour or just come and relax for a while to enjoy a coffee and food on the deck of the Burt Munro Cafe, you will be in the company of friends and motorcycle enthusiasts alike when you visit the Indian Motorcycle Museum Of Australia.