Just about everyone online or offline has seen a motorcycle, but here’s one fact you may not know: The first internal combustion, petroleum fueled motorcycle was the Petroleum Reitwagen. It was designed and built by the German inventors Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach in Bad Cannstatt, Germany in 1885. Continue reading to see more awesome motorcycle designs that think outside the box.

Bonus – Mission-R Electric Motorcycle

In December 2010, the company unveiled the Mission R electric motorcycle. The powertrain is of Mission’s own design and features a 100 kW liquid-cooled 3-phase AC-Induction motor and 14kwh of batteries. The chassis was designed by James Parker and the bodywork was designed by Tim Prentice.

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