The trend has been towards increasingly tougher tests in recent decades.A MOTORCYCLE (also called a motorbicycle, motorbike, bike, or cycle) is a single-track, two-wheeled motor vehicle.
The first petroleum-powered vehicle was essentially a motorised bicycle, although the inventors called their invention the Reitwagen ("riding car").
It was designed as an expedient testbed for their new engine, rather than a true prototype vehicle. However, if a two-wheeled vehicle with steam propulsion is considered a motorcycle, then the first one may have been American.
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There are around 200 million motorcycles (including mopeds, motor scooters and other powered two- and three-wheelers) in use worldwide, or about 33 motorcycles per 1000 people.
Arguably, the first motorcycle was designed and built by the German inventors Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach in Bad Cannstatt (since 1905 a city district of Stuttgart) in 1885.
The large-scale, production-line manufacturing of affordable automobiles was debuted by Ransom Olds at his Oldsmobile factory in 1902.
This concept was greatly expanded by Henry Ford, beginning in 1914.
Around the world, there were about 806 million cars and light trucks on the road in 2007; they burn over 260 billion gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel yearly.
As of 2002, there were 590 million passenger cars worldwide (roughly one car per eleven people).
Within these types, there are many different sub-types of motorcycles for many different purposes.