Motorcycles and motorized trikes have long been a part of the Los Angeles motoring landscape. The Otis Chandler Gallery at the Petersen Automotive Museum celebrates these two- and three-wheeled engineering marvels by offering a look at some of the most unusual, desirable, and technologically advanced machines ever built. Among the special bikes on permanent display is the one-of-a-kind 1946 Jordan Twin Crank Four, a futuristic machine designed and built in Los Angeles by one of the city’s first motorcycle CHP officers. Also on display are an ultra high-performance 1948 Vincent HRD, a 1907 Indian (powered by the firm’s first V-twin engine), and a variety of Harley-Davidsons. Racing motorcycles round out the display and help to remind visitors that two wheels can be as exciting as four.
Otis Chandler Gallery: Motorcycles
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