As you enter the large, modern museum, this impression is driven home by the two bikes flanking the stairs leading to the viewing area overlooking the collection. On the left is the first motorcycle Morbidelli built in 1967, a 125cc two-stroke Grand Prix bike. On the right is the last complete bike he built in 1997, the mighty 850 V8 sport-tourer. In the space of those 30 years he made his fortune manufacturing woodworking machinery, ran a Grand Prix team that won four world championships using bikes of his own design, set up a factory (MBA) that produced competitive privateer GP bikes in quantity and slowly continued to accumulate motorcycles. Continuing up the stairs the view is jaw-dropping. Four main "halls" house the bulk of the collection which is laid out in chronological order, production bikes mixed with racing models in an ever-escalating ode to the technological improvement of the motorcycle. Each bike stands on its own mirrored plinth so you can easily see the bits normally hidden by fairings. Niches in the walls hold individual motors and other mechanical bits and pieces. And most importantly, the bikes are generously spaced, so you get an excellent view of each.