The first motorcycle - Gottlieb Daimler installed a smaller version of an engine in a wooden bicycle, creating the first motorcycle (Patent & Sohn “Vehicle with gas or petroleum drive machine”). It was named the Reitwagen (“riding car”).
Daimler Riding Car Drawing August 1885 - Gottlieb Daimler registers his Reitwagen ("Riding Carriage") with a "Gas or Petroleum Engine" as patent DRP No. The "Reitwagen" is the world's first motor cycle
Did you know that Mercedes-Benz also invented the motorbike? Exactly 125 years ago, on August Gottlieb Daimler filed a patent for the “riding car” – a vehicle described as “automobile with two wheels” or as we call it today: motorbike.