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  • 1. Investigation History of Transport Presented by: James McDonald Topic: motorbikes
  • 2. 1800's --- First motorcycle The first motorbike was built in 1868. It was not powered by a gasoline engine , but by a steam engine. Its builder was Sylvester Howard Roper. His steam-powered bike was demonstrated at fairs and circuses in the eastern US in 1867 and did not catch on, but it anticipated many modern motorbike features, including the twisting-handgrip throttle control. There is an existing example of a Roper machine, dated 1869. It's powered by a charcoal-fired two-cylinder engine, whose connecting rods directly drive a crank on the rear wheel. This machine predates the invention of the safety bicycle by many years, so its chassis is also based on the "bone-crusher" bike. "Bone-Crusher's" appeared around 1800, used iron-banded wagon wheels, and were called "bone-crushers," both for their jarring ride, and their tendency to toss their riders.
  • 3. In 1885 German engineer Gottlieb Daimler mounted an internal combustion engine of his own design into a wooden-framed vehicle. The vehicle had four wheels, including two round stabilizing wheels, which technically disqualify it as a bicycle. Nonetheless, historians consider Daimler's vehicle to be the world's first motorcyle. Daimler's son Paul became the first motorcyclist on November 10, 1885, when he rode his father's invention for nearly 10 km (6 mi).Encarta EncyclopediaCorbis Microsoft® Encarta® Premium Suite 2003. © 1993-2002 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. The First Motorcycle
  • 4. 1894 Hildebrand and Wolfmuller
  • 5. 1900-1955 --- Creation of Current Large Motorcycle Companies 1902 - Triumph 1903 - Harley-Davidson (Harley- Davidson Motor Company ) 1946 - Honda (The Honda Motor Company) 1952 - Suzuki (Suzuki Motor Co., Ltd.,) 1954 - Kawasaki (Kawasaki Heavy Industries) 1955 - Yamaha (Yamaha Motor Corporation
  • 6. 1941 Crocker
  • 7. Triumph Bonneville 1962 model.
  • 8. It was bad near the end of the 1980's. Sales were just horrible from 10 years before. Those motorcycle dealerships who survived were in bad shape. But, there were a light at the end of the tunnel that only a few forsaw.
  • 9. Very Late 1980's --- The Motorcycle Rises Again!
  • 10. Present --- Times Are Good. The new Suzuki GSF 1000cc
  • 11. Harley-Davidson Motorcycle The motorcycle is relatively compact, fuel-efficient, and manoeuvrable. This Harley-Davidson model clearly displays the layout common to all modern motorcycles, achieved only after several decades of trial and error in the early part of the 20th century. In addition to their functions in general transport, sport, and leisure, motorcycles are used by police and military forces around the world.Encarta EncyclopediaHARLEY-DAVIDSON, INC. Microsoft® Encarta® Premium Suite 2003. © 1993-2002 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • 12. The End of History of Motorcycles