By Adil Ahmed

“Motorbikes are great and I love them”. This is a quote said by famous rider Robert Hughes. I totally agree with this quote because I have always had an interest in motorbikes. But I have always wanted to find out about the history of motorbikes. This is why I have chosen to do my informational essay on motorbikes and the history of motorbikes. Apart from talking the history of motorbikes I will tell you other things such as the different kinds of bikes, the safety, a famous rider, my favourite bike and the leading motorbike brands. After doing my essay I hope that I learn lots of new things about motorbikes and also teach you many facts that you didn’t before. I will start off by telling you about the history of motorbikes.

The inspiration for the earliest dirt bike and arguably the first motorbike was designed by the German inventors Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach in Stuttgart in 1880s.However if one counts two wheels with steam propulsion as being a motorcycle, then the first one may have been American. One machine was demonstrated at farms and circuses in the eastern US in 1867 which was built by Sylvester Howard koper of Roxbury. Police officers have used motorcycles primarily for the enforcement of traffic laws from the 20th century, called motor officers in the United States, these  officers call their vehicles simply ‘motors’. In 1896 the Hilde brand and Wolfiiler became the first motorcycle ever available for purchase. Until the First World War, the largest motorcycle manufacture was Indian. After that, this honour Harley-Davidson. So this is why I’m going to tell you about this leading brand.

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Harley Davidson simply began because of two young boys fooling around with motors in the garage; William Harley and Arthur Davidson who were childhood friends who loved fishing but hated the amount of time it took to get to their favourite fishing spots. And so they decided to create a motorized bicycle that would help them get to where they wanted to go to faster. Their youth experiments laid the foundation for what would later become one of the largest and last remaining mass producers of motorcycles in the U.S. Today with over $1.5 billion in annual sales, Harley ...

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