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Indian Chief Roadmaster

the development of the motorcycle

I’m not one of those who think you can learn anything and from the Internet.

There’s stuff that just be taught that way.

I’m you can come up with a coupla

And we don’t.

Cleaning pedestrian off of is hard work.


there were cars, were motorcycles.

The first that could rightly be a motorcycle was invented in 1867- by a French guys named and Perreaux—

……………………………. the ‘Michaux-Perreaux .

It was basically a converted bone bicycle with a steam attached.

It had no brakes, had a hand for the boiler, and burned alcohol to the steam.

You couldn’t really this thing practical or . I guess….

…………………. more like and dangerous .

Still, first is

In the United States, a guy named Roper was working on a steam too.

By 1868, he had a working of the Roper ‘Velocipede’ ready…

It was on a purpose built frame, and had a throttle and brake built the one piece handlebar assembly.

comfort wasn’t exactly job

But you can definitely say that Roper was to his creation.

He died in the saddle of his model .

And soon folks working on other kinds of

…………………. a little less …. sketchy.

A lotta times hear people say that the actually invented the first

And I guess it depends on your one thing’s for sure, though.

it was internal combustion, had a two speed and was gasoline fueled —-

–the ‘ Reitwagen ‘ of 1885 bore more resemblance to modern than did the previous steam ones.

With no steering angle and no fork offset, depending on a lotta luck and a outrigger training wheels.

The seat burned up on its first 7 test, due to the engine’s hot tube built too close to it.

Actually the “Reitwagen” means “riding so I’m not sure even Gottlieb would take the ‘first distinction that seriously.

If I had to a choice between the several claims on this whole motorcycle thing…

I guess I would point out the first PRODUCTION purpose-built

That distinction belongs to 1894 Hildebrand and Wolfmuller ‘ ‘ . built in Munich.

Yeah, I

………………………. the Germans again.

Say you will, that well German penchant for detail them wonderful engineers.

that explains all the German and Iron Crosses ya used to see on bikers, I dunno.

This had a water-cooled four … two carburated 1500 cc engine — would make 2 1/2 horsepower and 25 miles an hour.

It used tires, had brakes, and a relatively seat.

It also required the to start it using the old ‘run and jump on’ method, since it had no or pedals.

Not that I haven’t used method with some bikes in my time…

It might be to note that the first use of the “ Motorcycle ” was around that

An American inventor from EJ Pennington, used it in 1893, and he on to patent a motorcycle design of his own in

This was also about the when American and British started to take over the in motorcycle development.

In Britain, produced it’s first produced purpose-built ( not a converted ) model in 1905, with a 3-horsepower engine.

BSA released 3 1/2 model in 1910.

(BSA grow to become the best motorcycle made between

Norton would produce first bike with a made engine in 1908.

In 1913, Royal Enfield its famous V-Twin powered 180 with sidecar.

In the United Indian produced its first “ Single ” in 1901, and by 1902 being sold with drives and a diamond frame.

In their trademark red color was and it was soon the world’s best brand — where it remained World War I. ( see my post on Indian )

Davidson released their production bike “ Model 1 ” in — it had a 405 cc (25 ci) 3 horsepower intake-over-exhaust engine, in part by Ole Evinrude.

There at one time or another there over 100 American motorcycle but by the start of World War II, there only two left— Indian and Davidson.

German manufacturing of motorcycles was booming, and makers during period included Hercules, NSU, Opel, and Wanderer, Triumph also maintaining a in Nuremberg.

There were large numbers of manufacturers in and Italy.

The rest, as somebody will say, is history.

Now, why not check out my post on the Made Indian Chief ?

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