The restoration of a second heritage building in Invercargill’s inner-city has made Classic Motorcycle Mecca – the leading motorcycle collection in the southern hemisphere – the most diverse motorcycle collection in the country.
Classic Motorcycle Mecca is home to more than 300 vintage motorcycles, side-cars and a stunning and prized artwork collection.
An expansion project completed earlier in 2019 means the collection – opened in 2016 – now includes the beginnings of a Japanese motorcycle display, as well as exhibits dedicated to motocross and speedway, with highlights among the new inclusions a hero display area featuring items such as Ivan Mauger’s 1977 Speedway World Championship bike, the 2017 Brough Superior (known as the Rolls Royce of the motorcycling world) and a Honda CBX 1000.
Other bikes within the collection range as far back as 1902 –a Motosacoche and Peugeot hail from that year’s vintage – through to sleek modern machines. Highlights include the largest display of Brough Superior motorcycles south of the equator, three out of four John Britten bikes on public display (including one of just two Cardinals), and a 2007 Vincent Black Shadow (built by enthusiasts 50 years after official production stopped, it is believed to be the last ever made).
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