Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 41. Chapters: BMW motorcycles, MZ motorcycles, NSU motorcycles, Daimler Reitwagen, BMW R1200RT, BMW GS, MZ Motorrad- und Zweiradwerk, BMW F650 single, BMW R1200GS, NSU Motorenwerke, BMW S1000RR, BMW Motorrad, BMW K1, NSU Quickly, BMW R90S, BMW R60/2, BMW /5 motorcycles, BMW R69S, BMW K100, BMW C1, BMW R1150GS, BMW R80G/S, BMW R1200C, BMW R1100GS, BMW GS parallel-twin, BMW R65, BMW R27, BMW R32, BMW K1600, NSU Quick 50, BMW F800R, BMW F800S, BMW R75, BMW K1200R, BMW R51/3, MZ 1000S, BMW K1200GT, BMW K75, BMW K1300R, BMW Motorcycle Owners of America, BMW HP2 Enduro, BMW 247 engine, BMW F650CS, MZ 1000ST, Airhead, Oilhead, SM 125. Excerpt: The Daimler Reitwagen (qriding wagonq) or Einspur (qsingle trackq) was a motor vehicle made by Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach in 1885, and is widely recognized as the first motorcycle. Daimler is often called qthe father of the motorcycleq for this invention. Even when the three steam powered two wheelers that preceded the Reitwagen, the Michaux-Perreaux and Roper of 1867-1869, and the 1884 Copeland, are considered motorcycles, it remains nonetheless the first gasoline internal combustion motorcycle, and the forerunner of all vehicles, land, sea and air, that use its overwhelmingly popular engine type. The Reitwagens status as the first motorcycle rests on whether the definition of motorcycle includes having an internal combustion engine. The Oxford English Dictionary uses this criterion. The use of four wheels instead of two also raises doubts. Even if the outriggers are understood only as auxiliary stabilizers, they point to a deeper issue in bicycle and motorcycle dynamics, in that Daimler's test bed needed the training wheels because it did not employ the principles, well understood in 1884, of rake and trail. For this and other reasons motoring author David Burgess-Wise called the Daiml...Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
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