Monday, July 27, 2009

FIRST MOTORCYCLE, 1885

“In November 1885, Gottlieb Daimler installed a smaller version of
an engine in a wooden bicycle, creating the first motorcycle (Patent
36-423impff & Sohn “Vehicle with gas or petroleum drive machine”).
It was named the Reitwagen (“riding car”). Maybach rode it for three
kilometers (two miles) alongside the river Neckar, from Cannstatt to
Untert├╝rkheim, reaching 12 kilometres per hour (7 mph).”
- Wikipedia



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