10 Interesting Facts about Motorbikes

Facts about motorbikes will give you information about a vehicle which is used to transport by people. Motorbike is also called as motorcycle. It has 2 wheels like a bicycle but has a motor like a car. Moreover motorbike is usually ridden by two people, one as a driver and the other one as a passenger. Today’s there are many modification of motorbikes. One of the example is motorbike which has a sidecar. It can be used to carry two or more passengers. Here are ten interesting facts about motorbikes.

Facts about Motorbikes 1: The first motorbike

Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach were people who built the first motorbike in 1885. The motorbike was called a Reitwagen. It also became the first gas powered vehicle.

Facts about Motorbikes 2: Motorbike safety gear

As we know that we need safety gear to ride motorbike, including jackets, helmets, gloves, and boots. It aimed to prevent accident for the driver.

Motorbike safety gear
Motorbike safety gear

Facts about Motorbikes 3: Types of motorbike

There are three major types of motorbike. They are street, off-road, and dual purpose. Scooters, cruisers, mopeds, and sportbikes belong to the street bikes. Whereas motocross belong to off road.

Facts about Motorbikes 4: The most popular motorcycle companies

There are many popular motorcycle companies, including Kawasaki, Yamaha, and Suzuki. Kawasaki is not only produces motorbikes, but it also produces electronics, trains, space rockets, equipment tractors, ships, personal water crafts, helicopters, and jet engines. Whereas Yamaha started to manufacture piano before motorcycle. Today’s it still produces musical instruments and other products such as boats, car engines, electronics, wheelchairs, golf carts, and industrial robots. Furthermore, Suzuki also started the product in silk industry before motorbikes.

Suzuki company
Suzuki company

Facts about Motorbikes 5: The longest motorbike

Oleg Rogov built the longest motorbike on December 19, 2005 in Tver, Russia. The size of the motorbike was over 31 feet.

Facts about Motorbikes 6: The rule in California

In California, driving a motorcycle between two cars is legal. Unfortunately, not all of the people know about this rule.

Riding motorbike between cars in California
Riding motorbike between cars in California

Facts about Motorbikes 7: Motorcycle helmets

Do you know the inventor of motorcycle helmets? Who is he/ she? Helmet is found by the neurosurgeon after his fatal motorcycle crash.

Facts about Motorbikes 8: Famous Hollywood celebrities with motorcycles

There are many famous celebrities in Hollywood who ride motorcycles. They are Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, Pink, Ryan Reynolds, Steve Tyler, Richard Hammond, Justin Timberlake, George Clooney, Keanu Reeves, David Beckham, and more.

Brad Pitt on his motorcycle
Brad Pitt on his motorcycle

Facts about Motorbikes 9: Hildebrand & Wolfmuller

Hildebrand and Wolfmuller was the first series production motorcycle in 1894.

Facts about Motorbikes 10: The advantages and disadvantages of motorbike

There are many advantages and disadvantages of motorbike. Motorbike is more quickly than car. It is also cheap transportation. However, motorbike is not safe because there is no chassis around it. That’s why the safety gear is needed for the rider and passenger of motorbike.

Motorbike is more quickly than car
Motorbike is more quickly than car

We have talked facts about motorbikes. Do you know other facts about them? Let us know!


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