The history of the motorcycle begins in the second half of the 19th century.
In the decade from the late 1880s, dozens of designs and machines emerged, particularly in Germany and in England, and soon spread to America.
Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler was a German engineer, industrial designer and industrialist born in Schorndorf, in what is now Germany. He was a pioneer of internal-combustion engines and automobile development. He invented the first high-speed liquid petroleum-fuelled engine.
The true revolution in motorcycle technology happened in 1885 when two German inventors Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach managed to produce the first motorcycle with a gasoline internal combustion engine. This machine called “Daimler Reitwagen”
During the First World War, motorbike production was greatly ramped up for the war effort to supply effective communications with front line troops. Messengers on horses were replaced with dispatch riders on motorcycles carrying messages, performing reconnaissance personnel, and acting as military police.
In the mid to late 1800s, the industrial revolution began to change the very thought processes of human beings.
THE 20TH CENTURY
Nevertheless, riders began using motorcycles for more than just transportation – this is where racing, recreation, and the sport began to take off.