World’s best motorbike museum, hundreds of unusual bikes go up in flames

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BERLIN (AP/WKRG/BIKER Dad) — Fireplace investigators picked their way by way of the charred stays of a motorbike museum in the Austrian Alps on Tuesday, hunting for clues to the bring about of the blaze that wrecked a lot more than 200 exhibition items, lots of of them collectors’ items.

The fire early Monday at the Best Mountain Motorbike Museum in Obergurgl gutted the present day setting up that has develop into a magnet for bikers crossing the Alps considering that it was opened in 2016.

“The condition of the museum, nicely as you can see it is essentially gone,” Matthias Klotz of the Gurgl fireplace company explained to Austrian broadcaster ORF.

Law enforcement mentioned team at the museum, located at an altitude of 2171 meters (7,123 feet) higher than sea amount, had been powerless to tackle the blaze when it broke out shortly just before 5 a.m. Monday.

Firefighters have been ultimately capable to contain the blaze and nobody was wounded in the hearth.

In accordance to the museum’s site, it was launched by twin brother entrepreneurs in 2016 to present off their motorbike collection. Alban and Attila Scheiber are hotel homeowners, ski school operators and more. The web site suggests they are “enthusiastic motorcyclists who have passion for engines from their father…Alban and Attila Scheiber have created up a single of the most comprehensive and important collections of historic bikes in Austria.”

Other studies say that autos were also wrecked in the fires.

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Chris Very best is the Information Director for WKRG. He’s a partner and father of 4. He’s also a motorcycle enthusiast.

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