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Re: Round the World - Do you have beer we are coming to visit?
« Reply #580 on: March 05, 2015, 03:14:39 pm »
DUCATI.
The Ducati museum is a real work of art. The museum is in a big round hall with a helmet in shape auditorium in the middle and the bikes on display around on the outside. We were not allowed to take pictures in the factory but it is a must visit with the museum tour. One man build an engine and no robots, all the bikes are also hand build and the entire factory is actually quite small.  The tour must be booked in advance via the internet. http://ducati.com/company/visit_us/index.do


Dakar bikes when men still brushed their teeth with steel brushes.





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« Reply #582 on: March 06, 2015, 05:22:02 pm »
BMW WELT MUSEUM – THE ONE TO VISIT!



Photo essay of the spectacular BMW Welt. Get a drink and take stroll.

Impressive, mind-blowing, jaw drop, just some of the words that does not begin to describe the incredible size and magnitude of this auto maker museum visitors centre that BMW – Welt made possible. Everybody knows BMW, it’s like Coca-Cola they are everywhere. Only when wandering through the museum and visitors area does the reality of how much BMW has achieved over the years hit home. BMW has built a very long and rich history over the last century. Not just with cars but also motorcycles and at one stage aeroplane engines.



From all the other auto and motorcycle museums we have seen so far, BMW has outdone all of them. They have really spend mega money and effort to showcase their history and brand. And for all that they do not overcharge on entrance like some other brands.

There‘s three building or parts. The BMW Welt visitors area, the museum and the factory part.



It is close to a full daygermany-bmw welt-pikipiki (16) excursion to get through the entire place, it includes a delivery center where as many as 100 new customers pick up their new cars every day, as well as interactive exhibits showcasing the company’s operations in R&D, design and production, and as concert venues and conference rooms.

The neighboring BMW Museum host 120 original exhibits covering 90 years of BMW history laid out on a virtual roadway across 25 exhibition areas. Finally, visitors can also tour the company’s main plant in Munich.



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« Reply #584 on: March 06, 2015, 05:29:01 pm »
Visitors enters at BMW Welt visitor centre. There’s a restaurant with shops and where new buyers receive their cars. Every now and then visitors gets treated to a bike show with a helluva accomplished rider going up and down the stairs at brisk speed and then do stoppies on his way down. An old BMW Isetta ferry kiddies around the building on a joy ride.








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« Reply #585 on: March 06, 2015, 05:33:02 pm »

I took some time to try and understand how de hell they got an HP2 to resemble an American Buffalo.






279km/h in 1922 from a 750cc machine. Not too shabby.
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« Reply #586 on: March 06, 2015, 05:36:30 pm »
The wall of motorcycles This is part of a wall 2 stories high with the entire motorcycles model range BMW have built.








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« Reply #588 on: March 09, 2015, 09:20:15 am »
The Dakar racing bikes on show are real beauties.








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« Reply #590 on: March 09, 2015, 10:20:34 am »
Really Really nice!!! :thumleft:
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« Reply #591 on: March 09, 2015, 11:05:16 am »

And Mr Bond cruiser.




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« Reply #592 on: March 09, 2015, 11:10:49 am »
Bloody hell I remember these racing around Kyalami when I was still a wee lad with my dad. They showed off these cars at the Rand Easter show when it was still in down town JHB. And these cars came as cardboard cutouts to fold into a car.





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« Reply #593 on: March 09, 2015, 12:56:27 pm »
Because you know I’m all about that bass





BMW – Model series badges through the years. This exhibition is hanging between 2 floors
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« Reply #595 on: March 09, 2015, 02:56:10 pm »
Is Rolls Royce part of BMW?
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« Reply #596 on: March 09, 2015, 04:11:35 pm »
Yip, and they have a hellova exhibition for Rolls there, it is for obvious reasons on the top floor and not part of the commoners downstairs.  :lol8:

Will post some photos for you tomorrow  :deal: ;)
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« Reply #597 on: March 09, 2015, 04:31:50 pm »
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I have been to the Mercedes Benz Museum in Stutguart and that was just as impressive.
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« Reply #598 on: March 09, 2015, 04:51:48 pm »
Merc, Porsche and KTM we will visit when we get back.  :)

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