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daimler invented the motorcycle

bet you didn't know that.
in 1885 gottleib daimler built only a solitary example. It was powered by a single-cylinder Otto-cycle engine, and may have had a spray-type carburetor. (Daimler's assistant, Wilhelm Maybach was working on the invention of the spray carburetor at the time).

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I heard that, that's not true.



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is so...is not....is so...is not - here's the info

http://www.motorcycle.com/mo/mcmuseum/firstbike.html

http://www.hdart.com/firmot.html

http://auto.indiamart.com/two-wheelers/invention-2w.html

http://www.automobileindia.com/Timeline/time6.html

http://www.uh.edu/engines/epi1286.htm

consensus is daimler not roper.

next you're going to tell me is that edison invented the light bulb.

http://www.mysteriesofcanada.com/Ontario/first_electric_light_bulb.htm

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Well................

Roper invented the first steam powered motorcycle in 1867. It sucked, but it's still a motorcycle. [:D]

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