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1817 – The first Bicycle

For all practical intents and purposes, this was the first thing to actually qualify as a #bicycle. Invented by a German Baron named Karl von Drais in 1817.

The First Ever Blind Person To Set The Record In 2003 For Riding A Motorbike Was Billy Baxter.

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. Billy Baxter served with the 1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery in Bosnia.

Memories: Forgotten Indian bike - Royal Enfield Mini Bullet 200cc

After the production of Enfield was stopped in England in 1971, its Indian counterpart (now Royal Enfield) started manufacturing Mini Bullet from 1973.

Modified Continental GT 650 Clocks 240kmph At Bonneville Salt Flats

The Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 and Interceptor 650 haven’t even been launched and yet, they are making headlines already.

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The world’s longest motor is 31 feet long

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Americans use their bicycles for less than 1% of all urban trips. Europeans ride a lot more often

The First Motorbike In India

The first bike commissioned in India was the 350 cc powered Bullet manufactured in England and assembled in Madras (now Chennai) by the Royal Enfield UK company.

Wooden Bikes Were A Thing Once

The first constructed bike was almost entirely made of wood and several thousand copies were built and used.

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Ducati was founded in 1935 as a family-owned firm that made radio parts in Bologna, Italy.

Motorcycling Moments in Bollywood

Do you remember "Do Dooni Chaar"? This movie is perhaps the only movie in the history of Bollywood which has a premise loosely based on a Two-wheeler, in this case the legendary Bajaj Chetak.

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Apart from making bikes today Kawasaki also manufacturers

Bollywood's Iconic Bikes On Display At The Auto Expo Dhoom (2004)

Remember how bikes made a big comeback in the John Abraham-starrer Dhoom.

Bollywood's Iconic Bikes On Display At The Auto Expo Sholay (1975)

The iconic bike from Sholay was also part of the exhibit. However, the bike on display didn't have the side car.

Bollywood's Iconic Bikes On Display At The Auto Expo Bobby(1973)

This bike is from Dimple Kapadia and Rishi Kapoor starrer iconic flick Bobby.

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In 1887, Yamaha started as a piano manufacturer, but today is a multinational conglomerate that still produces musical instruments.

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In September 1937 Mrs. Sally Halterman became the is the first woman to be granted a license

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Neiman Marcus Limited Edition Fighter is one of the few exclusive masterpieces in Motorcycle history.

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The Dodge Tomahawk is the world’s fastest #motorcycle ever produced. Dodge’s claims of a hypothetical top speed of 675 km/h (420 mph).

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A chopper is a type of custom #motorcycle which emerged in California in the late 1950s.

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The Daimler Petroleum Reitwagen (“riding car”) or Einspur (“single track”) was a motor vehicle made by Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach in 1885.

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In 1894 Hildebrand & Wolfmüller became the first series production #motorcycle, and the first to be called a “motorcycle”.

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After the end of Second World War, American War veterans started gathering themselves into loosely organized motorcycle clubs.

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By 1920, Harley-Davidson was the largest manufacturer,

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Italian designer Piaggio introduced the #Vespa in 1946, which experienced immediate and widespread popularity.

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Japan once built a #Motorcycle that was indirectly powered by human waste.

RidersPoll

What do you wear on your head while riding?

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What’s the longest #motorbike ever built? According to the Guinness World Book of Records

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What would you change on your bike?

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How many motorcycles does it take to fill up the same parking

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Forbes magazine founder, Malcolm Forbes owned

Yamaha Conducts Pre - Monsoon Service Camps

In order to sail through the monsoon with ease, #Yamaha has organized a pre-monsoon check-up camps across India.

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One two-wheeler comes out of the production line in every 2 seconds in India –Around 1,84,99,970 two-wheelers were produced.

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If you won the lottery, which of the following touring #bikes would you likely buy? • Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic • Honda Gold Wing 1800

Are your customers able to find your garage?

India has well over 60% of its population living in the metros. The public transportation here is often overcrowded and most families have at least one two-wheeler in the house, if not more, used for daily commuting. If you go by the statistics, every bike needs servicing every 3 months and at least 50% of the people tend to follow this. But apart from the maintenance, a garage is very important to repair two-wheelers of any major or minor functional difficulties. This become even more important with the increase in the age of the bike.

4 secrets to getting spare part purchases right

As a garage, you have a fair inkling of how the industry works and what are the major “juggad” formulae. But in some things, it is just so much better to do it right. Having set processes for buying of spare parts can help you tremendously. This is because it is the only way to ensure that no matter what complaint the customer has, you will have the required spare parts to provide services. It is not only important that you are correctly stocked but also a fact that buying spare parts right will save time and money for you.

3 ways to increase your garage business

A garage business in India can be painfully small and pitifully paid. But depending on where you are based, you may have a good foot fall too. Garages that are near the highway or a mechanic shop close to the main roads see more customers than those that are tucked away. But spending on marketing is usually not an accepted norm in the garage business.

3 myths about Indian garages busted

When operating in the congested Indian garage market or working as an independent mechanic you would have probably already been subjected to some mistrust. People reconfirm basic things which a mechanic from another place perhaps does not have to face. It is, unfortunately, true that the market is spoiled because of some greedy and overzealous garages but the people with a clean business like you have to then suffer its consequences.