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What Was the First Production Motorcycle?

The first production motorcycle is generally regarded to be the Hildebrand & Wolfmueller, built by factories in Germany and France from 1894 to 1897. Although earlier motorcycle prototypes had been built by US and European inventors (including Gottleib Daimler's Einspur, often called the first motorcycle), none were put into production successfully before the Hildebrand & Wolfmueller. Somewhere between 800 and 2,000 H&W motorcycles were built before productuion ended in 1897.

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