Motorcycles evolved from the "safety" bicycle, a bicycle that offered many advantages in stability, braking and ease of mounting. The first to do so successfully was Gottlieb Daimler, who is credited with building the first motorized bicycle -- or motorcycle -- in 1885. It had one wheel in front, one wheel in back and a spring-loaded outrigger wheel on each side for added stability. Such designs were called "boneshakers" because of the rough, jarring ride they delivered.
Technical DetailsIssue Date: 13.01.2015
Values: Rf 60