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Motorcycles. Luciano D. 6 th grade January 10, 2008. Rationale. I like that motorcycles go fast. I like how motorcycles look. My Research Questions. 1) What did the first motorcycle look like? 2) When was the motorcycle invented? 3) Who invented the motorcycle?

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motorcycles

Motorcycles

Luciano D.

6th grade

January 10, 2008

rationale
Rationale
  • I like that motorcycles go fast.
  • I like how motorcycles look.
my research questions
My Research Questions
  • 1) What did the first motorcycle look like?
  • 2) When was the motorcycle invented?
  • 3) Who invented the motorcycle?
  • 4) What improvements were made to make motorcycles better?
  • 5) How many types of motorcycles are there?
  • 6) What do modern day motorcycles look like?
my research questions continued
My Research Questions (continued)
  • 7) What is the fastest motorcycle?
  • 8) What are the importance of motorcycles?
  • 9) What are some of the top motorcycle brands?
  • 10) How does it feel to go fast on a motorcycle?
answer to question 1
Answer To Question 1

The first motorcycle was a wooden bicycle with a petroleum-powered engine.

evidence of change question 1
Evidence of Change Question 1
  • People can now ride motorcycles as a new way of transportation.
answer to question 2
Answer to Question 2
  • The first motorcycle was invented in 1885.
evidence of change question 2
Evidence of Change Question 2
  • There was a new invention in the 1880s that noone had ever heard of. Today almost everyone knows what a motorcycle is.
answers to question 3
Answers to Question 3
  • Two German inventors named Gottlieb Daimler and Wihelm Maybach invented the motorcycle.
evidence of change question 3
Evidence of Change Question 3
  • There is a new way of transportation because a two wheeled vehicle was invented.
answer to question 4
Answer to Question 4
  • Internal combustion engine, aluminum frame, rubber tires, gas tank under engine, and navigational system are improvements made on motorcycles.
evidence of change 4
Evidence of Change 4
  • The first motorcycle only had a wooden frame and a small engine and did not have any of those improvements.
answer to question 5
Answer to Question 5
  • Choppers
  • Cruisers
  • Electric
  • Mini Bikes
  • Mopeds
  • Underbones
  • Street Bikes
  • Scooters
  • Sport Bikes
answer to question 5 continued
Answer To Question 5 (continued)
  • Racing bikes
  • Street Customs
  • Touring Motorcycles
  • Motocross Bikes
  • Super Motos
  • Enduros
evidence of change question 5
Evidence of Change Question 5
  • At first there was only one kind of motorcycle.
answer to question 6
Answer to Question 6
  • Modern day motorcycles have windshields, handle bars, two wheels, swing arm, and a steel or aluminum frame.
evidence of change question 6
Evidence of Change Question 6
  • The first motorcycle did not look like the modern day motorcycles.
answers to question 7
Answers to Question 7
  • The fastest production made motorcycle is the Suzuki GSX-1300R. It goes 194 miles per hour.
evidence of change question 7
Evidence of Change Question 7
  • Motorcycles could not go 194 miles per hour until the Suzuki GSX-1300R came out.
answer to question 8
Answer to Question 8
  • Motorcycles are used for war, entertainment, transportation, and sports.
evidence of change question 8
Evidence of Change Question 8
  • Motorcycles were used just for transportation when they were first invented.
answer to question 9
Answer to Question 9
  • Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha are some of the top motorcycle brands.
evidence of change question 9
Evidence of Change Question 9
  • The first Motorcycle was not made by these brands but most of today’s motorcycles are.
answers to question 10
Answers to Question 10
  • “It feels great.”
  • “Free.”
  • “It can be scary at times.”
evidence of change question 10
Evidence of Change Question 10
  • This is just one person’s opinion and it has changed since the first time he rode a motorcycle.
bibliography
Bibliography

DeQuichi, Darrell. Personal interview. November 4 2007.

Guinness World Records 2005 50th Anniversary Edition.HIT Entertainment pic.., 2004.

11 Nov. 2007. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorcycles

conclusion
Conclusion

…I learned a lot of motorcycle types .People all over the world ride motorcycles .Motorcycles will continue to change. Next time I will research more on the uses of motorcycles.