Top motorcycles: Януари 2011

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Suzuki B-King Final Prototype

[edit ] Steam power

In the Pierre Michaux. a blacksmith in founded ‘Michaux et Cie’ and company), the first company to bicycles with pedals a velocipede at the time, or Michauline. [2] The steam powered motorcycle can be to 1867, when Pierre’s son Michaux fitted a small engine to one of the ‘velocipedes’. [3]

The design to the USA when Pierre Lallement. a employee who also claimed to developed the prototype in 1863, for the first bicycle patent the U.S. patent office in [4] In 1868 an American, Sylvester Roper of Roxbury. Massachusetts a twin cylinder machine the French velocipede design, a charcoal fired boiler the wheels. (Roper’s contribution to development ended suddenly he died demonstrating one of his machines in Massachusetts on June 1, 1896). [3]

Also in 1868, a French Louis-Guillaume Perreaux patented a steam powered single motorcycle with a petrol and twin belt drives, was possibly invented independently of Although the patent is dated nothing indicates the invention had operable before 1871. [3]

In Lucius Copeland of Phoenix, designed a much smaller boiler which could the large rear wheel of a Star cycle at 12 mph. In Copeland formed the Northrop Co. to priduce the first successful (actually a three wheeler). [3]

[edit ] Petroleum power

of the 1885 Daimler-Maybach Reitwagen

The for the earliest dirt bike, and the first motorcycle, was designed and by the German inventors Gottlieb and Wilhelm Maybach in Bad Cannstatt 1905 a city district of ) in 1885. The first petroleum vehicle, it was essentially a motorized although the inventors called invention the Reitwagen (riding They had not set out to create a vehicle but to build a simple carriage for the which was the focus of their [5]

[edit ] First commercial

In the decade from the late dozens of designs and machines particularly in France, Germany and and soon spread to America. [6] this early period of history, there were manufacturers since bicycle were adapting their for the new internal combustion engine .

In the Hildebrand Wolfmüller became the motorcycle available to the public for [7] However, only a few hundred of this motorcycle were built. Soon, as the engines more powerful and designs the bicycle origins, the number of producers increased.

The first known motorcycle in the States was said to be brought to New by a French circus performer. in It weighed about 200 lb (91 kg) and was capable of 40 mph (64 on a level surface. [8] However, same year, an inventor the United States E.J. demonstrated a motorcycle of his own design in Pennington claimed his machine was of a speed of 58 mph (93 km/h), and is credited inventing the term motor to describe his machine. [9]

[edit ] World War II

A 1913 FN (Fabrique National), 4cylinders and shaft drive

In English quadricycle and bicycle Royal Enfield introduced its motorcycle, with a 239 cc engine in the front and driving the rear through a belt. In 1898, bicycle maker Triumph to extend its focus to include and by 1902, the company had produced its motorcycle—a bicycle fitted a Belgian-built engine. In 1903, as motorcycle sales topped the American company Harley-Davidson producing motorcycles.

During period, experimentation and innovation driven by the popular new sport of racing. with its powerful to produce tough, fast, machines. These enhancements found their way to the public’s [6]

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