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“I perceive motorcycles from the first half of the last century as a bewitching world of beautiful and powerful vehicles, in which the genius of all nations is shown to have been involved in the greatest tragedy and the greatest triumph of mankind – World War II. Each of my motorcycles is a time machine, a vehicle that takes you deeper into our great history, giving you the chance to realize it not only with your mind, but with your body and soul.”
The collection at Vyacheslav Sheyanov’s Motorworld museum was created over a 20 year period in the Samara region. Vyacheslav Sheyanov’s Motorworld gathered the best motorcycles from the war and the era of the golden age of motorcycle construction, the peak of which occurred in the 1930s–40s. 267 manufacturers from 14 countries created 1809 models.
The engine capacity of one of the most powerful motorcycles was 1,500 cubic centimeters and the speed of one of the fastest reached 250 km / h. The museum tries to give an exhaustive and objective idea of the golden age of motorcycle construction. To achieve this goal, they collect and restore motorcycles from all over the world to a “like new” state in three areas:
1. The elite of the military motorcycle industry. Specially designed serial military motorcycles with an engine capacity of over 800 cubic centimeters, wheel-driven motorcycles and four-cylinder motorcycles. The most powerful, passable, and reliable motorcycles. The right to be considered the elite of the military motorcycle industry is proved by state acceptance, mass production, and war. The museum assembled the most complete collection in the world of the elite of the military motorcycle industry.
2. The elite of civil engineering. Each of the selected iconic motorcycles represented a breakthrough in the engineering thought process of mankind on the path to excellence in the golden age of motorcycle construction.
3. Tricycles. These are three-wheeled and tracked combat vehicles; Italian engineers achieved particular perfection in their creation. The museum has the most representative tricycle collection in the world.