1969 Honda Z50 Monkey
Museum founder Robb Talbott’s parents, like most, didn’t want him to ride. And, as in most such cases, he did it anyway. “I finally convinced them, if I kept my grades up, I could do it,” says Robb. Then, in 1969, Robb decided to turn the tables and teach his dad to ride. It didn’t go well. While posing for a holiday card,
his dad crashed and broke his ankle. That was the last time the elder Talbott—founder of the Robert Talbott Clothing Company—ever rode. You can see the same model (a 1969 Honda Z50) in the Moto Talbott museum today. “It’s there as a tribute to my dad, Robert F. Talbott,” says Robb.