The First Gas Motorcycle
The 1885 Daimler is considered by many to be the first Motorcycle. Others consider the 1867 Roper, to be the first Motorcycle. Which do you think is the first true motorcycle?
The First Gas MotorcycleThe Daimler Petroleum Reitwagen was a motor vehicle made by Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach in 1885. It is widely recognized as the first motorcycle. Daimler is often called "the father of the motorcycle" for this invention. Even when the three steam powered two wheelers that preceded the Reitwagen, the Michaux-Perreaux and Roper of 1867–1869, and the 1884 Copeland, are considered motorcycles, it remains nonetheless the first gasoline internal combustion motorcycle, and the forerunner of all vehicles, land, sea and air, that use its overwhelmingly popular engine type.
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