Interesting Facts About Motorcycles

Motorcycles have been there for quite some time but they have gone through a tremendous evolution. The market offers a big range of bikes to choose from depending on what one is looking for. The journey which dates back to the 19th century has been interesting.

Here are a few facts about motorcycles that are not only mind-blowing but also paint a clear picture of the motorcycle history since the first bike was invented in Germany.

Fact #1

Believe it or not, the world’s longest motorcycle is 26.29m long. The bike was built by Bharat Sinh Parmar in Gujarat, India five years ago.

Fact #2

The most expensive bike in the world is worth a cool $11 million. Known as the Neiman Marcus Limited Edition Fighter, this bike is perfect for closed courses supersport. The bad news is that this beast is not available to all, it is limited to some markets.

Fact #3

Mathew McKelvey commonly known as Bushy goes to history as the man who rode a motorcycle for the longest distance of 2023.5 miles in 24 hours. He did this in 2014 at the Phakisa Freeway in Welkom, South Africa. Don’t ever underestimate the power of a motorcycle!

Fact #4

Gottlieb Daimler made the first gas-powered bike in 1885. Even though the motorcycle’s frame was made of wood, the gas engine worked just fine. Interestingly, the motorcycle had iron rims and wooden spokes but it was short-lived since it wasn’t comfortable to ride on. This birthed the journey to more improved gas-powered motorcycles.

Fact #5

If you ever wondered where the word motorcycle came from, then here is a chance to know where it originated from. This term was coined by Edward Butler, a British inventor who is known for creating a three-wheeled petrol vehicle.

As at now, the leading motorcycle manufacturers are Yamaha, Hero MotoCorp and Honda.