By Steven Symes on May 03, 2018
Were you born to be wild? Do you think real vehicles only have two wheels? Is picking bugs out of your teeth just a part of everyday life? You might be a motorcycle nut.
While many people look at motorcycles as dangerous and impractical, plenty of people have fallen in love with them. There's a lot to like, considering motorcycles get excellent fuel economy, are relatively cheap, and often will outperform cars in acceleration. Not only that, there's a rebellious and ruggedly individualistic image associated with anyone who rides a motorcycle.
Edward Butler, a British inventor, is credited with coming up with the term "motorcycle." He actually created a three-wheeled motorized vehicle in 1884, so some might take issue with that detail. Since then, motorcycles have evolved from being closely related to bicycles to being increasingly car-like. There are even motorcycles today with advanced safety features, including concepts that balance themselves. Despite these innovations, motorcycle ridership is steadily falling in the United States.
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