Motorcycle Trivia Buffs (Fun Thread)



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  • John_Lorenz

Posted July 18, 2002 - 04:37 AM

#1

Unless answered corrctly by 12:00 Noon PST

I will post answers then and add the second Triva Questions

1: Name the First Motorcycle made.

2: What year and Brand had the first multi-Valve racer

  • Chris_from_Oz

Posted July 18, 2002 - 05:04 AM

#2

Ego, was the first bike made by Daimler?, and was the first multi valve racer a 1912 Indian?

  • John_Lorenz

Posted July 18, 2002 - 05:07 AM

#3

close, but you cheated dint ya :)

[ July 18, 2002: Message edited by: E.G.O.**** ]

  • SaNdSliNGer

Posted July 18, 2002 - 05:11 AM

#4

Was the First Bike, Hildebrand and Wolfmuller I am pretty sure it was a steam engine I believe, Ill do some research.

  • Chris_from_Oz

Posted July 18, 2002 - 05:12 AM

#5

Nope, didn't cheat, just remember watching a video about the history of bikes. Thinking back, I think maybe the first bike was French? Can't remember the brand though. Am I getting warm?

  • Chris_from_Oz

Posted July 18, 2002 - 05:14 AM

#6

DeDion maybe?

  • Bambislayer

Posted July 18, 2002 - 05:19 AM

#7

The first motorcycle made was built by Daimler in 1885. The first American bike was the Orient Aster around the turn of the century. The first multivalve was racer was the Indian 8 Valve board tracker around 1916-1919.

[ July 18, 2002: Message edited by: Bambislayer ]

  • SaNdSliNGer

Posted July 18, 2002 - 05:24 AM

#8

The daimler bike doesnt count it was something some guy put toghther in his back yard made out of wood my answer is right.

  • SaNdSliNGer

Posted July 18, 2002 - 05:28 AM

#9

He didnt even put a patent on it so really it is not the first bike ever made :)

  • Chris_from_Oz

Posted July 18, 2002 - 05:28 AM

#10

Nope, I was closer the first time I think, DeDion was about 10 years after Daimler. 1912 Indian racer had 4 valves, don't know of anything earlier.

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  • John_Lorenz

Posted July 18, 2002 - 05:29 AM

#11

Bambi Slayer got it right

here are the threads

http://www.motorcycl.../firstbike.html
http://www.motorcycl...um/inracer.html

The Damlier was in fact the first Motorcycle, ill regardless of who and how it was built. It is noted in all forums as the first Motorcycle

  • SaNdSliNGer

Posted July 18, 2002 - 05:32 AM

#12

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DDOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHH :D :) :D :D

  • Chris_from_Oz

Posted July 18, 2002 - 05:34 AM

#13

Wouldn't the 1912 Indian 500 single board tracker count as multi-valve?

  • SaNdSliNGer

Posted July 18, 2002 - 05:35 AM

#14

Alright I will admit I was wrong I got the question confused MY Answer was the FIRST PRODUCTION BIKE ever made :)

  • Chris_from_Oz

Posted July 18, 2002 - 05:35 AM

#15

One cylinder, four valves.

  • Dan_Lorenze

Posted July 18, 2002 - 05:36 AM

#16

Are you sure that it wasn't an XR600?????? Those have been around for ever... :)

  • John_Lorenz

Posted July 18, 2002 - 05:41 AM

#17

I do not thnk maybe I am wrong that the single was actually campaigned.

So I left that out, what is intresting though is that multi-valve technology was arounf in the 1900's

Hummm
makes ya think about how far the technology actually has come.

Concept is the same, just material has changed ?

  • Chris_from_Oz

Posted July 18, 2002 - 05:50 AM

#18

Just did a search on Google, apparently there was a 1000cc V-Twin 8 valve Indian board tracker in 1912 also, Chris.

  • Jon_Escombe

Posted July 18, 2002 - 06:20 AM

#19

makes ya think about how far the technology actually has come.


The owner of my local MX shop used to be involved with classic road racing (G50's and the like). My YZF tuning exploits always make him laugh, using modern materials they are now getting over 60hp from 500cc singles with 50 year old designs! :)

  • John_Lorenz

Posted July 18, 2002 - 06:43 AM

#20

John

Thats the point I wanted to make. The engine technology is still the same after 100 years, the concept is the same, nothig has changed for the combustable motor.

What has changed is the technology in metal, design and material.





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