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A look into the world of Off-Road Motorcycle Racing.

Dusty Jewels explores the off-road aspect of the 1970s motorcycle boom in America, highlighting the aesthetics of these bikes. The exhibit will feature some examples of the most beautiful off-road motorcycles ever made, as well as commenting on the transformative events of the 1970s.

The 1970s were the "high water mark" of interest in motorcycling in the United States. At this point, designers and factories were still figuring out the best design for bikes, leading to huge variety of styles.

This decade marked the invention of long-travel suspension, classic frame geometry, and the lightweight two-stroke engine.