Harley-Davidson Museum opens new exhibit

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After acquiring a “T2” motorcycle used in the 1991 action film “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” earlier this year, the Harley-Davidson Museum is unveiling its newest display today.


The “T2” motorcycle forms the centerpiece of the display, which also includes some other tokens and props from the movie, such as a costume Schwarzenegger work, shot gun props, and Polaroid images of the film’s takes. Those additional pieces are on loan from a private collection.

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The motorcycle, which still exhibits significant production wear from the film, is one of the last remaining 1990 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy motorcycles ridden by Schwarzenegger, according to the museum.

The motorcycle’s appearance in the film is a significant part of Harley-Davidson’s history, said Bill Davidson, vice president of the Harley-Davidson Museum.

“The ‘T2’ motorcycle is a great addition to our collection, and it signifies one of the most important film roles our product has played in pop culture history,” Davidson said. “We are excited to put the motorcycle on display for visitors to see, and for some, take them back to 1991 and a time when this iconic film ruled the box office.”

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To celebrate today’s launch of the “T2” display, the museum will host a “T2” Bike Night beginning at 5 p.m. The evening will include a special screening of “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” food and drink specials, raffles, and gallery talks at 4 and 6 p.m.

The museum is located at 400 W. Canal St. in Milwaukee.

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