Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

Well, if you’re ever Alabama, you must add the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum to your destination list. You may want to get a tissue before continuing – prepare to salivate! Home to the world’s best motorcycle collection, the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum has over 1200 vintage and modern motorcycles – the largest of its kind in the world, ranging from 1902 to current year production. AND, it boasts a 2.38 mile track. Twenty one motorcycles were selected for the famed Art of the Motorcycle exhibit at the Guggenheim’s New York and Bilbao, Spain location as well as the Field Museum in Chicago. Well, not quite sure where to begin. Here is a link to their gallery, and here is a link to a visitors gallery, but the following are some of my favs: I could go on …
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The Qianjiang QJ250- A Chinese Clone of the Yamaha Virago

So, I’m still on the hunt for a motorcycle here in Beijing, and I came across this seller of new and used bikes. The new bikes don’t really get bigger than 150cc or 200cc but they find some bigger second hand bikes as well. They did have a Honda CB400 but it got sold. This other bike they have is a Chinese brand, Qianjiang which is now owned by Lifan, I’m going to be taking a look at it this weekend and see how it runs but they did send me some pictures: Not too bad looking I think, and for a good price too, 5300 Renminbi (about USD$800, negotiable) for the second hand and 10,2000 RMB (USD$1,540) new. I wanted to do some research and see what people said about the bike. On one forum, I read about people completely slamming any China made bike saying you could forget about
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