When it comes to the world's firsts, you may remember the inventor of the first telephone and television, and of course, Carl Benz, the inventor of the world's first car. Today, we are going to talk about the world's first two wheeled motorcycle. The man who invented the first motorcycle also has a puzzling origin with cars. That is Gottlieb Daimler.
First of all, Daimler was not the first person to install the internal combustion engine on the bicycle. In 1884, Edward Butler, an Englishman, installed an internal combustion engine on an improved bicycle frame. A wheel was installed on both sides of the driver's seat. The internal combustion engine was driven by a chain, and the wheel in the middle behind the seat was the driving wheel. To be exact, this can be regarded as the first three wheeled motorcycle.
The birth of two wheeled motorcycles is also attributed to bicycles. The first bicycle with perfect functions and widely accepted by the market is the rover safety designed by John Kemp starry in 1885. Before that, Daimler established an experimental workshop in the back garden of its home in steagate in 1882. After this bike quickly occupied the market, Daimler reitwagen's installation and commissioning work was nearing the end. This is the name Daimler gave to his two wheeled motorcycle.
Daimler and his partner Maybach developed a compact single cylinder engine, which was patented on April 3, 1884 and is called "master clock engine". The 264cc single cylinder air-cooled four stroke engine has a maximum power of only 0.5 HP and a maximum speed of 12km/h. Daimler installed the engine under the seat and used the gear rotation device to drive the rear wheels. In order to improve the driving stability, Daimler installed auxiliary stabilizing wheels on both sides of the bicycle. On August 29, 1885, the motorcycle with a single cylinder air-cooled engine invented by Daimler won a patent. Therefore, this day is also positioned as the birth date of the world's first two wheeled motorcycle.
Post time: Jun-27-2022