Motorcycle since it was first invented and manufactured have been spread all over the world. According to Koninlijk Instituut voor Taal, Land en Volkenkunde (KITLV), the first motorcycle came into Indonesia (at that time called the Dutch East Indies or Nederlands(ch)-Indië) was brought by an Englishman, named John C. Potter in 1893. He worked as the First Machinist's at Oemboel sugar factory in Probolinggo, East Java. He also known as a car salesman who gets the late King Pakubuwono X of Surakarta trust to take care of his first car delivery from Europe.
|This type of Hildebrand und Wolfmüller motorcycle was brought by an Englishman named John C. Potter in 1893 and later known as the first motorcycle in Indonesia. (PIcture from: http://bit.ly/1Nwfrq1)|
In addition, there are interesting things when we observe the arrival of the motorcycle. To note, the first motorcycle in the world (Reitwagen or Ridding car) was born in Germany in 1885 by Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach but not yet sold to the public. In 1893, the first motorcycle sold to the public was made by the Hildebrand und Wolfmüller motorcycle factory in Munich, Germany. This bike is first entered into the United States in 1895 when a French circus performer brought it to New York.
|The first motorcycle made by Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach in 1885 named 'Reitwagen' or Riding car. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1Ux04SN)|
In 1899, the country has also been present three-wheeled electric motorcycle which uses battery power, which is called De Dion Bouton Tricycle made in France. Three-wheeled electric motorcycle was used to pull passenger wagon. De Dion Bouton Tricycle quite famous in its time.
|In 1899, French made three-wheeled electric motorcycle named 'De Dion Bouton Tricycle' used to pull passenger wagon also seen run in Nederlands(ch)-Indië. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1QogD4N)|
|In 1902, Belgian-made Minerva motorcycles are also used to pull the wagon seen in the Indonesian street. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1QogD4N)|
|In 1906, at the residence of Bantool (Bantul) Administrator named FW. Pijnacker-Hordijk in Yogyakarta seen to have a motorcycle and several cars. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1QogD4N)|
|1893 Hildebrand und Wolfmüller motorcycle known as the first motorcycle in Indonesia sat rusty in Museum of East Java Province (Museum Negeri Propinsi Jawa Timur) 'Mpu Tantular'. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1ITvHER)|
Along with the number of cars, the number of motorcycles continues to increase. Thus was born the motorcycle riders club, whose members are brass planters and sugar mills officers. And as recorded in history, the first motorcycle club has been existed in Jakarta named 'Motorfiets rijders te Batavia' since 1915.
|The first motorcycle rider club in Jakarta or 'Motorfiets rijders te Batavia' in 1915. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1Zb6b1S)|
|Motorcycles in the Dutch East Indies in 1922. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1Zb6b1S)|
However, despite the huge engine but horsepower is generated only 2,5HP alone at 240 rpm. In addition, the motorcycle has not been used gear, not using a magnet, not using the batteries, not using a coil, and not use the electrical cord. It takes approximately 20 minutes to start-up and stabilize the engine. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | JAKARTAPEDIA | GUDANG ILMU]
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