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Skelton Motorcycle Collection

HOYFM.2023.63.3, Ulster Transport Museum Collection

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The Skelton motorcycle collection is an outstanding group of seven motorcycles, each associated with a road racing legend from Northern Ireland. As the first racing motorcycles acquired by the Ulster Transport Museum, they fill a significant gap in the collection. The riders represented are Joey Dunlop, Robert Dunlop, Tom Herron, Owen McNally, Philip McCallen, Ryan Farquhar and Frank Kennedy. The motorcycles range in date from the 1970s to the early 2000s, and as they are ‘works bikes’ each is unique and bespoke to its particular rider. They will be on display in the Ulster Transport Museum from autumn 2023.