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Film star Harley is last show-stopper at MOSI

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A motorcycle that starred alongside Robert Downey Jnr in two Iron Man films is the last guest bike to appear at MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester) as part of the Customising, Culture and Harley-Davidson, before the exhibition closes on 30th October. For the last week of the exhibition MOSI is offering a 2 for 1 deal on all adult tickets.

The Junk Yard Phantom motorcycle includes junk metal parts and was created by Japan-based Zero Engineering, which now counts Brad Pitt amongst its customers. The 2004 bike, which is part of a rolling programme of guest motorcycles in the exhibition, includes parts from scrapyards, such as a 1930's exhaust pipe. It appeared in Iron Man in a junk yard scene with Robert Downey Jnr, and has since led to a new style of pared down, minimalist Harley-Davidson motorbike customisation.

Junk Yard Phantom is one of nearly 40 motorcycles featured in the exhibition, from early Harley-Davidson bikes to the very latest in customised motorcycles, many of which have never been displayed to the public before. It includes models from the UK, Germany, Japan and the US. Each bike has its own story, from a rare 1909 model built in the first decade of Harley-Davidson’s production heritage, to the 1956 KH motorcycle like the one Elvis Presley rode, to the 1948 Ice Road Panhead, which defied motorcycle capabilities in conditions of minus 53 degrees, to complete an expedition to the Arctic.

Exhibition organiser Chris Scott of Claridon said: “Junk Yard Phantom is a fantastic example of a new type of creative customisation for Harley-Davidson motorbikes and I’m delighted to feature the bike as the finale guest in our exhibition. This is the last chance to see the Customising, Culture & Harley Davidson exhibition so please take advantage of our fantastic 2 for 1 offer during the October half term week.”

The exhibition includes a section on the tradition of radically customised Harley-Davidson® motorcycles, two of which have been created especially for the exhibition.

The exhibition also looks at the bike builders, owners and enthusiasts who have embraced the customisation culture to create a unique machine that truly reflects their individual personality and sense of style, as well as the groups that enjoy the freedom that the Harley-Davidson lifestyle has to offer.

All Harley-Davidson bikes are manufactured in Milwaukee, USA, but the almost endless array of available aftermarket parts and accessories worldwide provides radical customisation opportunities and enables owners to realise their own personal dream machine. A full list of all motorcycles in the exhibition is available.

The exhibition is created by the Claridon Group and MOSI. It is the first time ever that an exhibition has showcased the historic and radical customs of Harley-Davidson® motorcycles and the culture surrounding them.

Customising, Culture and Harley-Davidson now runs until 30th October.

MOSI is offering 2 for 1 offer during 22-30 October for adults. Usual price is: Adults £8, Concessions £6.50, HOG Members £6.50, Children (5-16) £2; Under 5s Free; Family £20 (2 adults, 3 children). Tickets can be bought from the MOSI Information Desk in the Great Western Warehouse or at www.ticketmaster.co.uk or by calling 0844 847 2261 (24 hours)*

*order processing fee applies to telephone or online sales

For more information on MOSI look up www.mosi.org.uk

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