The Finnish Motorcycle Museum and Ace Corner Finland are closed from the beginning of October to mid-April. During the winter season we organize private events and we usually work at the upstairs office of the Museum from Monday till Friday 10-17.
If you want to visit the Museum, please call +358 400 712 310. On weekends we can receive groups to the Museum, as long as they are booked beforehand.
Ace Corner Finland Bikes, Cars, and Rock´n Roll
Ace Corner Finland was founded in 2011 and it is the first Ace Café outside of London. The original Ace Café London was established in 1938. Now Ace Cafes have spread all over the world! Check all the Ace Cafés HERE.
Ace Corner restaurant food and events
Offers burgers, salads and finger food, something for everyone!
During summer and until last days of September Ace Corner offers its customer variety of different events. You can find almost all motorcycles’ brands’ presentation and test drive days from Ace Corner. We have lot of live music and on every month’s second Saturday we arrange American Car Cruising with live music! All the events are free!
Check all our events from calendar!
We have a terrace with a view to Lake Vesijärvi and we offer our customers free parking and wifi.
Tourists from over 30 countries have found Finland’s Motorcycle Museum.
The furthest tourists have come from New Zealand.
event calendar EVENTS DURING WEEK AND EVERY WEEKEND
Sun 27.8. Sidecar & Trike Day from 12 am. to 4 pm.
Sat 2.9. Mobilisti Magazine’s Mobilisti Jamb- O-Ree, goods swap from 11am to 16pm.
Organized by Mobilisti Magazine
Sat 9.9. American Car Cruising from 6 pm.
Live music by Mr. Black and 5000 Cadillacs
Sat. 16.9. Motorrad Ride In Motorcycle Exhibition from 12 am. to 4 pm.
Come with your own motorcycle, all bikes are welcome! Custom, sport etc.
Test and presentation day of new Honda motorcycles!
Artsi Nyqvist will be there also selling his wood clogs !
Sat 30.9. Lahti American Car Show in Lahti Exhibition Centre.
American Car Cruising from 6 pm. Livemusic by Greased Lightning
End of the season party at Ace Corner!
History of ace cafe since 1938
The Ace Cafe was established in 1938 on the then brand new North Circular Road surrounding London. It was a simple roadside Cafe catering to travelers, particularly truckers. With its proximity to Britain’s fast arterial road network, and being open 24 hours, the Ace Cafe soon attracted motorcyclists too.
Year later the Ace Service Station featured eight petrol pumps, all catering for different brands. During the war period the pumps provided an all-night service. Also featured was a “Washmobile” believed to be the first automatic car wash in the UK.
On 16th November 1940, the cafe received a direct hit from a bomb during the blitz of London in WWII and was completely destroyed. Apparently no one was killed or injured.
After the war the Ace Cafe was reopened in temporary accommodation and subsequently rebuilt in 1949.
Finland’s Motorcycle Museum 100 unique motorcycles
In the same building with Ace Corner Finland is Finland’s Motorcycle Museum that was founded same time as the Ace Corner. Motorcycle Museum has over 100 motorcycles and historical items related to motorcycling. Themes in Museum change every year. This year’s theme is 100 years of Motorcycling in Finland. Museum shares the same opening hours with Ace Corner.
Motorcycle Museum English Website
Rikuo Motorcycle Story one of a kind story
The Stranger-Than-Fiction Saga of Rikuo,
Harley Davidson and the Birth of Japanese Motorcycle
In 1935 Sankyo Company acquired a license to manufacture Harley-Davidson motorcycles in Japan. A part of the deal was that the bikes could not be exported outside of Japan and that the bikes would be called Rikuo, a name that roughly translates to “the king of the roads.”
With Alfred Richard Child at helm, the mass production of RIKU’O started. This marked a beginning for Japan’s large motorcycle industry. The original RIKU’O factory was destroyed in the Hiroshima bombings.
Only a handful of Rikuo bikes exist outside of Japan and Riku Routo has a bike so unique that even Japanese collectors are not known to have one. The bike in question, a RIKU’O 1200 with a sidecar, found its way to Russia during the war from where Riku Routo salvaged it in 1996 – in its original shape.
Read More HERE