World’s first motorbike worth £63 in its day set to fetch £21,000 at auction

World’s first motorbike worth £63 in its day set to fetch £21,000 at auction

Metro – A rare surviving example of one of the worlds first motorcycles, the Motor-Wheel, is up for auction and expected to fetch up to £21,000. The world’s first motorbike was simply an engine attached to a bicycle’s back wheel with a fuel tank hanging under the cross bar (Pic: Bonhams/BNPS) The 1899 machine is an ordinary Singer pedal cycle with a fuel tank hanging under the cross-bar.Its pioneering design was made possible after its British makers invented the worlds first cast alloy wheel, which was capable of supporting an engine.Despite the common belief among petrol heads that Bugatti debuted…

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