The motorcycle industry has been through a hefty year last 2018 and while four-wheeler sales have dropped year-on-year for the first time, motorcycle sales have experienced a huge rise or what you would say, a second wind. Sales have skyrocketed following the price increase for cars. Our country is known as one of the “motorcycle” country globally. Visibility of motorcycle motorists are pretty much seen on a day-to-day basis.


But, there are actually a lot of interesting facts and trivia’s about motorcycles. Here are some interesting facts about the motorcycle you can use to show-off your motorcycle know-how:


  1. The term “motorcycle” (or “motorrad” in German) was first used in 1894 by Hildebrand & Wolfmüller.


  1. The first ever blind person to set the record in 2003 for riding a motorbike was Billy Baxter, who lost his eyesight when he was serving in Bosnia.


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  1. Forbes magazine founder, Malcolm Forbes owned 50 Harley-Davidson motorcycles.


  1. Helmet use was actually mandated following Colonel T.E. Lawrence‘s (Lawrence of Arabia) death in a motorcycle accident. He was killed after he swerved to avoid two boys riding a bicycle.

  1. The longest distance a man rode a motorcycle in 24 hours was 3,256.5 km (2023.5 miles). Earning a spot in the Guinness World Book of Records for this attempt was Matthew McKelvey aka Bushy (South Africa), who drove his bike at Phakisa Freeway in Welkom, South Africa, on 8 October 2014.


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  1. Vespa, the iconic Italian scooter manufactured by Piaggio, was what 51-year old, former CEO Andre Pininfarina (of the Italiancoachbuilder and car designer Pininfarina) was riding when he died after colliding with a Ford Focus that was driven by a 78-year old man.


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  1. A lot of famous Hollywood celebrities ride motorcycles, and some of them include:
    • Tom Cruise
    • Steve Tyler
    • Ryan Gosling
    • Richard Hammond
    • Pink
    • Justin Timberlake
    • Ryan Reynolds
    • George Clooney
    • Ewan McGregor
    • David Beckham
    • Clint Eastwood
    • Brad Pitt
    • Bob Dylan
    • Keanu Reeves


  1. Japan once built a motorcycle that was indirectly powered by human waste. Its name is the Toilet Bike Neo, and its creator is high-end toilet manufacturer Toto. The bike uses human waste that’s turned into biofuel. It’s then stored inside two compressed gas cylinders and are placed on the bike to allow it to run a distance of 300 km before refilling.


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  1. The first-ever Harley-Davidson motorcycle only went 25 mph (40 kph). It also had a single-cylinder engine that initially used an empty tomato can for its carburetor.


  1. Kawasaki not only creates motorcycles, but it also manufactures space rockets, ships, trains, personal water crafts, jet engines, electronics, helicopters, equipment tractors, and even missiles.


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