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World's First Motorcycle (1885) - Daimler's riding car


Source : http://en.wikipedia.org
The First Motorcycle was designed and built in 1885 by the German inventors Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach in Bad Cannstatt (Stuttgart). It was essentially a motorised bicycle, although the inventors called their invention the Reitwagen ("riding car"). It was also the first petroleum-powered vehicle.

Its specifications are :  264-cubic-centimetre (16.1 cu in) single-cylinder Otto cycle four-stroke engine mounted on rubber blocks, with two iron tread wooden wheels and a pair of spring-loaded outrigger wheels to help it remain upright. It was essentially a motorized bicycle, although the inventors called their invention the Reitwagen ("riding car"). It was also the first petroleum-powered vehicle.

Source : wikipedia.org
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