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Goldenindian

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Aug 31, 2014
731
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Marinette, Wisconsin
#3
https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/the-dawn-of-motobikes-and-truss-rods.51274/

good thread on the subject.....From your list, I would say....Sear chief was 1915 and Im sure Dayton had a moto-bike in 1915. The Indian moto was 1916, and the Harley started in 1917. Daytons, chiefs, and Harley's where all made by Davis, Indian being the only only that Westfield.
1914 is the "dawn" and I think pope/westfield was one of the first. I could be wrong.....

good question...love this stuff
 
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fordsnake

I live for the CABE
May 12, 2010
1,796
450
#5
The word "motorbike" is a misnomer. You need to be more specific; motorcycle, bicycle with a motor, or a bike that replicates a motorbike. George Hendee creator and the founder of the Indian launched his protoype motorbike with Hedstrom in 1902 (he wasn't the first to do this) He just promoted and bolster how great his bike was! They were in full production of manufacturing "Motobikes" by 1904. Indian also launched the Merkel Wheel that attached to any bicycle. Now, the "motorbike" bicycle frame is a different story.
 
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carlitos60

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jan 1, 2013
2,302
922
Kissimmee, FL United States
#10
https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/the-dawn-of-motobikes-and-truss-rods.51274/

good thread on the subject.....From your list, I would say....Sear chief was 1915 and Im sure Dayton had a moto-bike in 1915. The Indian moto was 1916, and the Harley started in 1917. Daytons, chiefs, and Harley's where all made by Davis, Indian being the only only that Westfield.
1914 is the "dawn" and I think pope/westfield was one of the first. I could be wrong.....

good question...love this stuff
Thanks for Your Answer!!!
 
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