April 25 to June 28 2009,
Italian Superbike Exhibit at the Murphy Automobile Museum.
The Italian Superbike exhibit is centered on 3 Ducati motorcycles & 3 Bimota motorcycles from the collection of Daniel Schowenewald.
The 3 Ducati motorcycles are significant in the return of Ducati to the World Superbike racing events. These are; 851 Tricolori that was given to Randy Mamola by the Ducati Factory; 888 SP 3; 916 Senna .
3 Bimota motorcycles; SB4 1000; YB11: TESI 1D.
Additional motorcycles of different makes from local riders will be featured on several dates through May and June. A 1902 model Indian that was the first motorcycle brought into Ventura county in 1906 by Santa Paula resident Eugene Graham Gardner will be displayed by ﾒThe Shopﾓ.
Superbike racing motorcycles are derived from standard production models, so for a bike to be eligible, the manufacturer must first homologate the model and manufacture the required number of road going machines. While rules vary from series to series, in general the motorcycles must maintain the same profile as their road going counterparts, with the same overall appearance as seen from the front, rear and sides.
Figure 1 Ducati 888 SP3
Figure 2 BIMOTA TESI 1D
Links: AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame http://www.motorcyclemuseum.org/