Very simply, this motorcycle belongs in a museum. This looks like it shot straight out of the movie Gattaca, which showed the future against a sepia-toned art-deco backdrop. The curves and lines, and the contrast between the midnight black steel and the beautiful bucket leather seat are all clearly the work of a fine artist. The first thing that came out of my mouth when I saw this beautiful machine on The Cool Hunter earlier today was, “Now that’s a museum motorcycle.”
It’s a custom 1930 Excelsior Henderson motorcycle built by O. Ray Courtney, and carefully restored by a Syracuse collector, Frank Westfall. Since we’re not a motorcycle blog, we’re just going to bow our heads to this gorgeous piece of design and inspiration. We’ll let you get all of the details from the people at Bike EXIF and Knucklebuster who are responsible for gathering all of the photos and information about this wonderful two-wheeled piece of art. Thank you.
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Looking for Motorcycle Museums?
- National Motorcycle Museum
- The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame
- Solvang Motorcycle Museum (in Solvang, CA)
- The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum