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Rabu, 18 Januari 2023

The Inventor Of The First Motorcycle In The World And Its History


Motorcycles are currently one of the most widely used means of transportation in the world. From year to year motorcycles continue to experience developments both in terms of shape and technology used. In history there are several figures who are recognized as the inventors of motorcycles. However, it should be noted that the initial form of motorcycles was first introduced in Europe around the 19th century.
Motorcycle History, From Sylvester Howard Rover, Ernest Michaux, Lucius Copeland to Gottlieb Daimler

Sylvester H. Roper's Steam Powered Motorcycle

Regarding the history of the invention of motorcycles, At first an American man named Sylvester Howard Roper found a two-cylinder engine that used steam power and installed it on a bicycle.

This finding is considered as the emergence of bicycles that use the world's first engine. He also invented a car with a steam engine, but Roper himself died while riding his first steam-powered motorcycle.
Elsewhere in France, a man named Ernest Michaux tries to attach a steam engine to his bicycle. The machine was made by his father who worked as a blacksmith. The engine runs on alcohol and uses twin drive belts to power the front wheel of the bicycle.
A few years later, namely in 1881, an American, Lucius Copeland, built a smaller boiler and attached it to his bicycle. This steam boiler can move the rear wheel of his bicycle. The speed generated on the bike is incredible when it reaches around 19 kilometers per hour. Finally in 1887, Copeland created a manufacturing company that made motorcycles.
Gottlieb Daimler and the World's First Gasoline Motorcycle.

Gottlieb DaimlerAfter that, for the next 10 years, various motorcycle designs emerged. But then the motorbike findings Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach from Germany are widely recognized as the world's first motorcycle.


Motorcycles made by Daimler use a gasoline internal combustion engine made in 1885 called the Petroleum Reitwagon. Gottlieb Daimler is recognized worldwide as the inventor of the motorcycle.


Motorcycle invented by Gottlieb Daimler used the engine invented by Nicolaus Otto, known as the 4 stroke engine in 1876. After Nicolaus Otto completed his invention machine, Gottlieb Daimler, who was once an employee of Otto, developed it into a new machine, not forgetting he also created the first carburetor in world.


Wilhelm Maybach then attached the engine and carburetor to a Daimler bicycle and it became a motorcycle. Uniquely, the Petroleum Reitwagon motorcycle made by Daimler and Maybach has a pair of wheels in the middle which are similar to safety wheels and keep the bike upright apart from the two wheels in the front and rear. Gottlieb Daimelr is known as an extraordinary innovator.Gotltieb Daimler's First Motorcycle
In addition to inventing the automobile and motorcycle and inventing the carburetor, he was also a pioneer in the commercial car arena, he also built engines for boats powered by gasoline .The company was later named Daimler-Benz, a leading automotive company which later developed into the Mercedes-Benz we know today.
Since then, many companies have sprung up to introduce engine-driven bicycles, which became known as Motorcycles. What was initially widely known in Germany then to England and spread quickly to America.
The Hildebrand & Wolfm├╝ller company became the first company to set up a factory for the production of motorcycle vehicles, then in America a company named Charles Metz first set up a factory to produce motorcycles in the Waltham area, Massachusetts.
Development of Motorcycles in America


In America itself there are many motorcycle designers, but one of the most famous pioneers in this field is William Harley and Artur and Walter Davidson brothers who later founded an automotive company known as Harley-Davidson.


William Harley and the Davidson brothers founded the Harley-Davidson Motor Company in 1903. Their motorcycles had high-quality engines.





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