Image to the left taken from The Harley-Davidson museum exhibit’s website page.

As a Ladson motorcycle accident attorney, I love visiting motorcycle museums. One of the best museums is the Harley-Davidson Museum with a current exhibit that is not to be missed. Collection X: Weird Wild Wonders of the Harley-Davidson Museum® runs through August 21, 2011, and is certain to be the most fascinating, intriguing, and exciting exhibition you’ve ever seen.

Unusual machines, amazing art, and incredible inventions abound in this exhibit housed in The Garage on the Harley-Davidson Museum campus. Part of the largest Harley-Davidson collection in the world, this exhibit comes straight from the Harley archives and includes:

  • A variety of novelty and unique vehicles from Harley-Davidson as well as other manufacturers.
  • Clothing and gear ranging from practical to stylish.
  • Photographs from the Harley-Davidson archives.
  • Previously hidden historical objects and a large variety of memorabilia and artifacts from other collections.
  • All types of art by motorcycle and Harley enthusiasts.
  • Collectible and unusual motorcycle-themed merchandise that will make you say either, “Why didn’t I think of that?” or “What on earth were they thinking when they came up with that?”
  • Special activities for kids, including a secret code that needs to be broken.

Open since 2008, the Harley-Davidson Museum is located in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and is open 7 days a week year-round. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. The museum includes exhibits that highlight the people and machines that made Harley-Davidson what it is today, including over 450 bikes and thousands of artifacts. The Shop, the museum’s gift shop, is across the street and features plenty of Harley-Davidson themed items.

The Harley-Davidson Museum also offers educational programs for all ages, including motorcycle maintenance classes, earning a Boy Scout engineering merit badge, and touring the Pilgrim Road Powertrain Operations Facility. In addition, the museum offers children’s birthday parties and tours behind the scenes.

For more about the museum’s exhibits or programs, click here.

We see riders in Hanahan, Folly Beach, and Ladson who ride some beautiful Harleys, and we’re looking forward to seeing this exhibit.

Have you been to the Harley-Davidson Museum, and what was your favorite artifact or exhibit?

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Ever wonder what it’s like to ride Harley-Davidson’s® 2011 Blackline® motorcycles? Here’s a little taste of what you can expect:

View more pictures of the Harley-Davidson® Blackline® here.

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If you missed Part I of this post, click here.

See below for Part II of Top 10 Motorcycle Brands:

1. Triumph: A celebrated motorcycle name, Triumph has established itself as a leading motorcycle manufacturer. The design and performance of their bikes makes Triumph one of the top selling motorcycle brands in the world. One of their most acclaimed bikes is the 2011 Speed Triple.

Discover more about Triumph’s bikes.

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2. Harley-Davidson®: My top 10 list of motorcycle brands wouldn’t be complete without Harley-Davidson®. A motorcycle icon, Harley-Davidson® has been designing high-performance bikes since 1903. One of Harley-Davidson’s® most unique offerings is their H-D1™ customization, which enables bikers to design their very own Harley-Davidson® motorcycle, based on their specific preferences.

Like Harley-Davidson® on Facebook.

3. KTM: Positioning the color orange as the trendiest motorcycle color, KTM manufactures bikes that are not only highly attractive, but they’re also extremely comfortable and exceptionally engineered. KTM prides themselves on their Superbikes, which feature one of the most powerful V2 engines and one of the most premier chassis worldwide.

Watch KTM bikes in action on YouTube.

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4. Aprilia: Offering a variety of Road, Offroad, and Scooter models, Aprilia has something for all bikers. Creating their first bike in 1968, Aprilia has been designing high-performance motorcycles for more than 40 years. Many of their bikes are featured in racing competitions due to their exceptional engineering.

View Aprilia’s bikes.

5. Victory Motorcycles: Synonymous with unique, sleek designs, Victory creates some of the most attractive motorcycles in the world. Started by Polaris Industries, which is famous for their off-road vehicles, Victory motorcycles are developed from trusted engineers who understand what goes into developing exceptional riding machines.

Check out some of Victory’s sleek creations.

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In your opinion, what brand produces the most attractive motorcycles?

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One of our favorite places to find great information and news pertaining to motorcycles, pets / animals, Charleston, and law is on Facebook.

Below are just a few of our favorite Facebook pages that we’d like to share with our blog readers. We hope you find them as wonderful and as beneficial as we do!

See below for 5 of our favorite Facebook pages:

ATP Gun Shop & Range

ATP Gun Shop & Range’s Facebook page is a great place to find upcoming shooting education classes and learn about local gun shows and events.

Lowcountry Harley-Davidson

We love the Lowcountry Harley-Davidson Facebook page because it provides great information on motorcycle parts, brands, products, and biker lifestyle.

Tri-county Bikers Helping Bikers

The Tri-County Bikers Helping Bikers Facebook page focuses on this non-profit charity organization that works to help raise money for injury motorcyclists. We are a huge supporter of this organization and hope that you will be, too. We enjoy visiting their Facebook page to learn about upcoming biker events in the lowcountry, as well as news and information pertaining to the South Carolina motorcycle community.

The Charleston Animal Society

We love the Charleston Animal Society because of their mission to help the animals of the greater Charleston area. We also support their mission to educate animal owners on how to care for their pets.

Lowcountry Paws

We’re huge supporters of local animal organizations and shelters, which is why we love Lowcountry Paws. This organization works to educate people about local animal events, pets up for adoption, and more.

You can also Like us on Facebook by clicking here.

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“My Harley to the End”

On September 21, 2010, in Motorcycle Care, by admin

I found this poem on the Internet last week and thought I would post it on my blog. You can find additional biker poetry on this website.

My Harley to the End

“You wont ask me for much

Just a little of my time

To fix your aching joints

And fill your tanks with wine

To polish those rough edges

Keeping them looking new

Tighten up your spokes

Maybe a new paint job too.

Replace all your plugs,

Wire all your circuits

Bring out those fantastic colors

Painted without smudges

Take off those old rusty nuts

Shine up all those screws and such.

Replace your worn down tires

Works out to be quite a few hours

Of mental meditation

Decisions, contemplations

And some aggravations.

But all in all, I love you so

You take me places people don’t go.

You spend your time just hanging out

Waiting to take me all about

I could not ask for a better friend,

Me and my Harley to the end.”

-Kimberley A. Manning

And below is my motorcycle until the end!

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