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Thursday, May 26, 2011

First motorcycles: Copeland Steam Powered Special

This motorcycle is part of "Made in America" exhibit (for 2011) at Trev Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition in Vancouver, BC.  I highly recommend a visit if you're in town.



1884 American Star, Copeland Steam Powered Special




Lucius Copeland demonstrated his steam powered Star bicycle in Phoenix in 1884.

Engine: 1/2 HP steam engine
Displacement: n/a
Transmission: direct drive





tags: "first motorcycles" "Trev Deeley motorcycle museum" "vintage motorcycle exhibition"
"vintage motorbikes" "Made in America exhibition at Trev Deeley" "19th century motorcycle" "steam powered motorcycle"






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