Who Invented The Motorcycle
The Inventor of The Motorcycle
Gottllieb Daimler's 1885 Motorcycle
Who Invented The Motorcycle?
Howard Roper (1823-1896) invented a two-cylinder, steam-engine motorcycle
(powered by coal) in 1867. If you allow your description of a motorcycle to include a
steam engine, then Howard Roper could be considered the inventor of the
motorcycle. Howard Roper also invented a steam engine car.
German, Gottlieb Daimler invented the first gas-engined motorcycle in
1885, which was an engine attached to a wooden bike. That marked the
moment in history when the dual development of a viable gas-powered engine
and the modern bicycle collided. Gottlieb Daimler used a new engine
invented by engineer, Nicolaus August
Otto. Otto invented the first "Four-Stroke Internal-Combustion
Engine" in 1876. He called it the "Otto Cycle Engine" As
soon as he completed his engine, Daimler (a former Otto employee) built it
into a motorcycle.
History of the Harley Davidson Motorcycle
of the nineteenth century inventors who worked on early motorcycles often
moved on to other inventions. Daimler and Roper, for example, both went on
to develop automobiles. However, inventors Harley and the Davidson's
developed motorcycles and their business competitors were other new
start-up companies such as Excelsior, Indian, Pierce, Merkel, Schickel and
William Harley and his friends Arthur and Walter Davidson launched the
Harley-Davidson Motor Company. The bike had a quality engine, so it could
prove itself in races, however, the company planned to manufacture it as a
transport vehicle. Merchant, C. H. Lange, sold the first officially
distributed Harley-Davidson in Chicago.