• Daimler Riding Car.

Daimler Riding Car.

For Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach, the riding car was an early test vehicle for their small high-speed internal combustion engine, the so-called Grandfather Clock. The riding car - of which you see a replica here - was not only the first gasoline-engined vehicle but also the world's first motorcycle.

  • Cylinders 1
  • Displacement 16 cu in
  • Output 0.5 PS (0.4 kW)
  • At engine speed 600/min
  • Top speed 8 mph
Daimler Riding Car.