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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-29-2019, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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On today's date in history

On this date in 1885, German inventor Gottlieb Daimler patented (applied for) the first motorcycle..


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daimler_Reitwagen
https://media.daimler.com/marsMediaS...ml?oid=9914922
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Thanks for the education.
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Not a bad looking rig, even had floorboards. That seat could double for a horse saddle.
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No ape hangers?

The basic concept seems to still be what we consider a motorcycle today. I think the main attraction of a motorcycle will always be the man 'on' the machine, not in it.






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