Picture Intermission – Motoporium on Route 66

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On my way back from the Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE LT+ launch, I was riding on Route 66 in Seligman, Arizona when a beat up BSA caught my attention. It was on display in front of something called Motoporium, and a sign announced that there were vintage cars and vintage motorcycles inside. Considering that nearly every bike I had seen on Route 66 to that point was either a Harley-Davidson or an Indian, I was expecting to just see a couple of classic cruisers. I was wrong.

The BSA that got me intrigued in the first place:

The sign that convinced me to go in:

Presented mostly without comment, here are most of the machines inside the Motoporium. The first thing I saw when I walked in was this Honda Dream. That’s when I realized that there might actually be some cool stuff in here!

This photo’s for Bob K!

One of my personal choices for Ugliest Bike of All Time – the Ariel Leader.

Triumph 750 cutaway:

I didn’t even take a picture of this bike. I just liked the description: “Loud, crude, and full of vibes. Blast to ride.”

I learned something when I was researching this photo: the Yamaha Virago 250 was originally called the Route 66 when it was first released in the US between 1988-1990!

Bonus car content:

Fancy a toy?

This was a popular spot for people to get photos while seated on the bikes.

A VW van is parked outside on display.

I put a Bike-urious sticker on the front bumper. First person to send me a photo of themselves with the van/sticker gets a Bike-urious t-shirt!

The website looks like it hasn’t been updated in a while, but don’t let that fool you. The next time you’re on Route 66, you should stop by!

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