Superbikes arrive to rev up motorbike collection

1985 Ducati 900 2S and 1991 Ducati 851 SP3

The Lakeland Motor Museum’s ever-expanding motorcycle collection has seen three extra special Superbikes from the 1980s and ‘90s join the display.

The Honda RVF750, known as the RC45, is one of only 200 built and sold worldwide. Able to reach a top speed of 160mph and covering a ¼ mile in 11.1 seconds, it is remembered as one of the best-made Honda motorcycles and most desirable Superbikes of the 1990s.

The RC45 has done just 6,600 miles and has had one owner from new; it has been loaned to the Museum by the late owner’s family.

This magnificent machine is joined by two other new arrivals, the 1985 Ducati 900 2S and the 1991 Ducati 851 SP3. These Italian models are renowned for their style, engineering and performance, and add a fresh dimension to the Lakeland Motor Museum’s collection of motorcycles which now spans almost 110 years.

Chris Lowe, Manager at the Lakeland Motor Museum, says, “We’re thrilled to welcome three of the world's most desirable sport motorcycles to our display. Visitors are always excited by supreme examples of speed and power, and it’s great to add to an ever-changing collection which now includes a total of more than 90 motorcycles.”

The new exhibits complement a diverse range already on show at the Backbarrow-based attraction, including legendary Vincent motorcycles from the 1930s, 40s and 50s and a display of racing superbikes on loan from Isle of Man TT hero John McGuinness, otherwise known as ‘the Morecambe Missile’.

Honda RC45

The Honda RC45

* Main image: 1985 Ducati 900 2S and 1991 Ducati 851 SP3

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