Motorcycle Exhibition at the Audi Museum

Motorcycle Exhibition at the Audi Museum

For the first time, the Audi Museum Mobile in Ingolstadt is showing two-wheelers – more than 60 of them, from DKW to Harley-Davidson, on display until the end of January.

Legend has it that Audi founder August Horch caught the gasoline bug when Hildebrand & Wolfmüller gave us the world’s first production motorcycle at the end of the 19th Century. Inspired by this machine, he founded first Horch & Cie., followed in 1909 by the Audi company. Audi, DKW and Horch merged to form Auto Union in 1932, then merged with leading two-wheeler brand NSU in the late 1960s. This is the background for Audi Museum Mobile’s comprehensive motorcycle show in Ingolstadt. Starting from the DKW RT 125, through the successes of Yamaha and Harley-Davidson, this outstanding show traces the evolution of the motorcycle from everyday transport to leisure accessory.

Motorcycle Exhibition at the Audi Museum Motorcycle Exhibition at the Audi Museum

Machines in all shapes and sizes can be seen, including Motocross, Enduro and Trials examples, and some true exotics among the 61 motorcycles on show.

The exhibition runs until 31 January 2012 at the Audi Museum Mobile in Ingolstadt – for more information visit www.audi.de.

Text: Classic Driver
Photos: Audi Museum Mobile