Motorcycles Luciano D. 6th 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? • 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) • 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 The first motorcycle was a wooden bicycle with a petroleum-powered engine.
Evidence of Change Question 1 • People can now ride motorcycles as a new way of transportation.
Answer to Question 2 • The first motorcycle was invented in 1885.
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 • Two German inventors named Gottlieb Daimler and Wihelm Maybach invented the motorcycle.
Evidence of Change Question 3 • There is a new way of transportation because a two wheeled vehicle was invented.
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 • The first motorcycle only had a wooden frame and a small engine and did not have any of those improvements.
Answer to Question 5 • Choppers • Cruisers • Electric • Mini Bikes • Mopeds • Underbones • Street Bikes • Scooters • Sport Bikes
Answer To Question 5 (continued) • Racing bikes • Street Customs • Touring Motorcycles • Motocross Bikes • Super Motos • Enduros
Evidence of Change Question 5 • At first there was only one kind of motorcycle.
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 • The first motorcycle did not look like the modern day motorcycles.
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 • Motorcycles could not go 194 miles per hour until the Suzuki GSX-1300R came out.
Answer to Question 8 • Motorcycles are used for war, entertainment, transportation, and sports.
Evidence of Change Question 8 • Motorcycles were used just for transportation when they were first invented.
Answer to Question 9 • Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha are some of the top motorcycle brands.
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 • “It feels great.” • “Free.” • “It can be scary at times.”
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 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 …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.