Monday, February 2, 2009

Which is the World's first motorcycle?

Roper's motorcycle

Daimler's motorcycle

The world's first motorcycle?

In 1876 Sylvester Howard Roper attached a two-cylinder steam-engine to a bicycle and the world's first motorcycle was born.

In 1885 Gottlieb Daimler strapped a gas engine to a wooden bicycle and the world's first gas powered motorcycle was born.


"Joker" said...

I wonder if Roper sold his steam powered cycle under the tagline:

Hot NEW Ride!

Baron's Life said...

Joker, doing some research on Must've been one hell of a hot ride. Seriously, I do not know how popular his contraption was but I will find out as I read more on the subject.
On another subject..Harley Davidson raised 600 Million in funds today which will allow it to go on. I'm quite happy about this as I didn't wanna see them go down the tube