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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Four of the rare old motorcycles

In this growing world, progress in the field of transport seems to be a thing that can not inevitable is not it? Therefore, it is not a new thing again if we see a lot of the more modern means of transportation as well as sophisticated as the presence of electric cars to motorcycles to the latest design.
1898 Holden steam powered motorcycle. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1XiO4H)
But it is no less important that we need to know is a means of transportation in ancient times, especially motorcycles are widely used. Here we will convey four of the rare old motorcycles in the world and even you never been heard their names.

1. 1907 Curtiss V8 motorcycle
This old motorcycle can be regarded as a historic motorcycle for the United States. The United States has created a lot of means of transportation, especially the motorcycle including the engine speed too.
1907 Curtiss V8 motorcycle. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1XiK39)
However, this motorcycle can be regarded as the first motorcycle has a high ability and uses V8-powered engine. This motorcycle can also be said to have a very unique shape. This bike was created by Glen Hammond Curtiss.
Glenn Hammond Curtis posed with his monstrous 4,000 cc V8 engined bike. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1XiK39)
And Curtiss has just piloted his monstrous 4,000 cc V8 into the record books and become the (unofficial) absolute world land-speed record holder for the next four years with the top speed of 136.3 mph (or 219.35 km/h) in 1907.

2. 1902 Humber motorcycle
The next motorcycle which is the most unique motorcycle is a motorcycle named Humber. The motorcycle name implies to the person who created it was an Englishman named Thomas Humber produced the first practical motorcycle made in the UK by fitting a bicycle with an E. J. Pennington two-horsepower motor in 1898.
1902 Humber motorcycle. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1XiKeg)
This motorcycle is a motorcycle that was made in 1902 with an engine capacity of 350 cc, it immediately catches the attention of many people and became one of the earliest of the transportation vehicle development in the UK. Quite unique is not it?

3. 1900 Motosacoche motorcycle
The next motorcycle that can be said is the oldest is a motorcycle named Motosachoce is a motorcycle that is produced by a Henri and Armand Dufaux, in Geneva, Switzerland since 1900. The company was once the biggest Swiss motorcycle manufacturer, known also for its MAG (Motosacoche Acacias Geneve) proprietary-engines used by other European motorcycle manufacturers.
1900 Motosacoche motorcycle. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1XiLVs)
From 1900, Motosachoce produced a bicycle auxiliary engine, in a subframe that could be installed into a conventional bicycle. This looked like an engine in a bag, hence the Motosacoche name, meaning "engine in a bag".

4. 1897 Holden motorcycle
This bike could be said as one of the oldest motorcycles in the world named Holden is a motorcycle that was created by Colonel Henry Capel Holden who also was the designer of the Brooklands race track. The first 4 cylinder motorcycle appeared in 1895. His machine had a flat water-cooled 4 cylinder motor which had only two connecting rods. the engine in effect had double acting pistons.
1897 Holden steam powered motorcycle. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1XiO4H)
The connecting rods were directly linked by cranks to the rear wheel which made control difficult at low speed. Although at the time, the speed of the unique motorcycle in terms of shape is only about 24.85 mph (or 40 km/h), but it can be said as a remarkable achievement at the time. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | ]
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