Motorcycle History – Fun Facts for Kids
Children, the first motorcycle sold was a Hildebrand Wolfmuller. This was in 1894 when many children rode bicycles…
Engines and tires
Bicycle companies put a new invention, the internal combustion engine, on their bikes.
As new engines became more powerful, standard bicycle tires, wheels, and chains couldn’t handle it.
Bicycle builders decided to make frames made of steel. The steel frames did the job as well as they do today.
Most famous Motobikes
Before World War I, Indian Motors was the largest motorcycle company in the world. They were producing 20,000 motorcycles a year.
By 1920, Harley-Davidson sold more street bikes in more than 67 countries.
Today, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha are the most popular among enthusiasts. Harley-Davidson continues to be a driving force in the United States.
BMW, KTM, Triumph, Aprilia, Moto Guzzi and Ducati are also popular new street tourers to buy…
Coloring pages for kids, a steel or aluminum frame that holds modern motorcycle parts and accessories.
Telescopic forks grip the front wheel and disc brakes. Expect a single-cylinder to six-cylinder petrol engine.
The engine is mated to a five- or six-speed manual transmission with a rear wheel oscillating by chain, drive shaft or belt.
A wind tunnel helps engineers simulate real-world driving conditions. Different racing speeds test your seat and body positions.
Experts can judge the best riding modes for racing bikes, off-road motorcycles, street bikes…
Many modern motorcycle accessories are designed for comfort:
“Fairing” is a plastic or fiberglass sheath. Fits the front tire of the bike. The fairing helps the cycle move smoothly and protects the engine in the event of an accident. Touring fairings improve your comfort and alertness on long trips. Reduce heavy wind, cold and rain on your body…
A “windshield or windshield” is incorporated into a fairing or attached to a motorcycle unfairly. It is a clear, high impact plastic. They direct the flow of air over or around your head. If you want to raise and lower the windshield with the push of a button, get an electric windshield.
Saddle or wheel bags rest on either side of the rear wheel to hold parts, tools, and/or travel gear.
Heated hand grips and heated seats keep you warm in the cold and during overnight trips.
“Luggage racks” eliminate the need for backpacks. It’s a safer and more secure way to add endurance to your rocket cycle…
A “Sidecar” is a one-wheel seat that is partially covered. The sidecar attaches to the side of your motorcycle. Your big sister can sit in it and ride with you. Just remember to bring it back.
The “trunk” is a storage box. Above and behind the seat, the stem is attached…
Clubs and organizations are popular. You can meet new racers’ kids, their friends and families.
Clubs are organized by countries, states, cities and neighborhoods. Individual motorcycle brands or motorcycle models have fan clubs.
You can join, if you qualify, groups such as the American Motorcyclist Association, Harley Owners Group, Moto Guzzi National Owners Club, Gold Wing Road Riders…
We’ll wrap it up…
Motorcycle Kids – Boys, you did a good job. You’ve learned about a motorcycle:
- gear accessories
- Popular motorcycles
- Engines and tires
Now you can provide good answers to questions about the history of motorcycles. the end.
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