Daimler Riding Car.

  • Legend 1: 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 hp (0.4 kW)
    • at engine speed 600/min
    • Top speed 8 mph