Here are quick fun facts about Motorcycles that you would love to know ;
Motorcycle production began in 1867 and was made by a factory that initially produced Cycles. The inventor of first steam powered Motorcycle was Pierre Michaux.
Triumph was one of the first few Motorcycle manufacturers that started manufacturing in 1898, and in the beginning of 1900s started producing around 400-500 bikes.
Indian Motorcycles is older than Harley Davidson by 2 Years. Indian started in 1901, while Harley started manufacturing in 1903, two years later.
By the end of 1920, Harley Davidson became the biggest manufacturer of Motorcycles. They started selling to more than 50 different countries.
Italian manufacturer’s famous “Vespa Scooter Model” has a great history. It became famous world wide and was initially manufactured in 1946. Hence it is close to 70 years old.
Chopper Motorcycle Style emerged during 1950s.
Suzuki, Kawasaki and the Yamaha started manufacturing in the 1950s.
Kawasaki Ninja H2R is the fastest production Superbike till date. Turkish rider Kenan Sofuoğlu was able to mark 400 kilometers per hour (249 miles per hour) riding this bike in 2016.
Asia Pacific has 58-60% (approx) of total units of Motorcycles in the World.
The four largest motorcycle markets in the world are all in Asia: China, India, Indonesia, and Vietnam. India, with an estimated 37 million motorcycles/mopeds, was home to the largest number of motorised two wheelers in the world. China came a close second with 34 million motorcycles/mopeds in 2002.
In 2003 Dodge built and sold nine motorcycles with a viper V-10 engine called the Dodge Tomahawk. It became the World’s Fastest Motorcycle.
Motorcyclists , if involved in severe crash are 75% more likely to die than other Motorists involved.
In 2000 the major motorcycle companies of the world reached a gentlemen’s agreement to end a speed war of one-upmanship to try to make the worlds fastest production bike, as they feared speeds would escalate to extremely dangerous speeds before it would end. A limit of 186 mph was agreed. – Sourced
ARAI – one of the leading Helmet Manufacturers started as a Hat Manufacturing company in 1926.
Isle of the man TT is held on closed public roads where an average speed a superbike travels is 200 kmph.
Actual motorcycle clubs were on the set of the 2003 movie Biker Boyz to aid with tricks, stunts, and racing. They include Valiant Riders, Black Sabbath, G-Zer Tribe, Ruff Ryders, Soul Brothers, Total Package, Chosen Few, Rare Breed, Brothers of the Sun, Sisters of the Sun, Deuces, and Black Sabbath New Breed. –Sourced
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