The highest motorcycle museum has been burnt to flames

200 classic motorcycle are now lost

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Austria’s Top Mountain Crosspoint Motorcycle Museum featuring 230 historical motorcycles from over 100 different manufacturers was burnt yesterday.

The museum has classic motorcycles from manufacturers like Harley-Davidson, Indian, and Flying Merkel. Classic cars from Porsche, Ferrari and Aston Martin were also found in the museum.

Located at the Timmelsjoch Pass's Austrian side, the museum was started by two brothers who loved motorcycles since they were children. Slowly and steadily they built a collection and then showcased it to people via the museum.

Due to COVID-19, the museum was closed for the public. It is reported that that fire took place at around 4am and the alarm alerted one of the museum's worker who called the fire-fighters. Unfortunately, by the time the fire-fighters came the roof of the museum was engulfed in fire.

The museum has not shared any details about the fire yet, though it has been said that nearly 200 iconic motorcycles have gone missing. *SOB*

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Comments (10)

  • Motorcycles aren't my cup of tea, but the fact it was a museum with lots of history burned to a crisp and lost forever saddens me.

      1 month ago
  • That's at least two bike museums burnt to a cinder. Our National Motorcycle Museum, near Birmingham, was another. So much money and effort goes into creating these places but bugger all effort goes into preparing for the almost certainty that they'll catch fire at some point!

      1 month ago
    • I drove past it the next day and was nearly in tears. Spent many a happy hour in there. At least on the rebuild they put in fire prevention and suppression equipment. Maybe a little late.......

        1 month ago
  • Clarkson “terrible news . . . Anyway the new corsa E”

      1 month ago
  • It is not just bikes there is a Ferrari 275GTB/4, Alfa 8C2300, and 911RS 2.7 at the museum too. Very sad all round

      1 month ago
  • This is a bloody shame.

      1 month ago
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