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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-11-2002, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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First motorcycle for this country

This is the first motorcycle ever built in this country. What was the year, country, and the name of the model.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-12-2002, 12:26 AM
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looks like a brand new 2003 Dune Rider, manufactured in wonderful Afghanistan, notice how they're up on the most recent trends of aerodynamics and styling coupled with a massive, powerful state-of-the-art 30cc single stroke engine. ;]
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-13-2002, 11:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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That was very funny cmd954, but sorry it is the wrong answer. I suppose a little clue would be helpful.

It was manufactured in 1901.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-13-2002, 11:41 PM
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I was just being silly, it's the 1901 "Single", with a whopping 1.75hp engine, it was made by indian [edit] i THINK that was the first motorcycle ever... pretty good chance i'm wrong [/edit]
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-14-2002, 04:56 PM
 
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It looks like the very first french model that everyone copied,I think it was from 1889. There where 5 or 6 Mfg.'s that started in 1901 --- unfortunatly the military server I'm hiding behind will not let me open a lot of stuff I search for
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-14-2002, 05:08 PM
 
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Its the 1901 Rossia, first motorcycle produced in Russia.

"It's the "Rossia", produced in the city of Riga in the 1901 by a bicycle's factory founded by a German immigrant, Alexander Leitner. It was equipped with a Fafnir single-cylinder engine, four stroke, 247 cc, and 1,75 hp; no gearbox, no clutch, total weight 52 kg. It's remarkable that this bike has the engine mounted in the low position."

Source: http://digilander.libero.it/cuoccimi...tomotorusse9-O(altre%20case).htm
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-14-2002, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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Very good Kevlar. Great web site isn't it?

The link that Kevlar provided is correct, but the "(" parenthesis messes up vBulletin.

Click here to go to the link

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-14-2002, 09:49 PM
 
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well, frankly, I didn't really read it. I was so excited that I found the bike, that I just copy and pasted some info, and got the post up. I'll go back and read it some other time. :-)
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