The motor bike that started it all?

Was this the bike that started it all?

There is debate over which bike should be considered the very first “motorcycle.”  At a time when people were slapping engines onto bicycles (the first were steam-powered), it wasn’t until 1885 that Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach put a gasoline powered internal combustible engine on a frame, and let ‘er rip, that the type of bike we all ride today, was born…

So whether it was the first, or just the first of the modern era, it is a sight to behold.  It is hard to visualize the linear progression from this relic to the current state of MotoGP bikes.  But if you look real hard, you can see how visionaries and quacks alike, would eventually push the limits of the form to new heights, leaving land speed records and untold mileage in their wake.  You can thank this bike for the thrill and enjoyment you experience today…

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