When we look around us we can witness countless machines that throughout our history have undergone significant changes thanks to technological advances, among these are the motorcycles, these in addition to being a type of transport vehicle, it is also important to note that this automotive sector of motorcycle generates many primary and secondary jobs around the world.
In the previous article we referred to the bicycle and its importance in the use as a means of transport without the need for some kind of fuel, only driven by the potential energy of our legs, and thus an extraordinary alternative not to pollute our environment, however, we have always tried to increasingly facilitate our movement from one place to another, especially when the distances are very large from one point to another.
When we refer to the history of the motorcycle we must express that it is linked to the bicycle, because with this simple machine it was split for the design of what we know today as motorcycles or motorbikes, and these machines we can say that they are widely used throughout the world, hardly anyone on this planet has not been mounted on one of these machines.
As we have noticed, the motorcycle is a type of machine or vehicle with two wheels, and it is driven by an engine which allows to activate the rear wheel through a mechanism either of chain, belt or cardan, elements that we can say that they managed to evolve to the manual mechanism that represented the bicycles.
From the steam cylinder engine created by Sylvestre Howard Roper in 1867, which was operated on coal, the internal combustion engine created by Wilhelm Maybach and Gottlieb Daimler, the four-stroke internal combustion engine created by Nikolaus August Otto in 1876, until today there have been great advances in this regard, to name just one example of an essential component of this machine, we know an old model of motorcycle as we will see below in figure 1.
Figure 1. Older model of motorcycle
The motorcycle we can say, that became after the bicycle in the most used means of transport, and even from some years ago according to some studies, the use of the motorcycle surpasses any other type of vehicle, in Venezuela this phenomenon occurred, everyone wanted or wanted a motorcycle instead of a bicycle, but, as expressed in the previous article, the use of the bicycle does not require fossil fuel, on the contrary occurs with the motorcycle, this has made at least in Venezuela that the use of the motorcycle drops circumstantially, but in the rest of the world could be another story.
A look beyond the motorcycle
If we can focus beyond the motorcycle as a means of transport, we can say that this automotive sector manages to generate in the world a large number of direct and indirect jobs, for no one it is a secret that in our modern day motorcycles have managed to go beyond the mere concept of transport vehicle, and its usefulness or application has grown significantly.
This makes that the demand of the same ones grows and proportionally the industry that manufactures them, with greater amount of motorcycles in our streets will exist greater demand of component elements, and equally the necessity of qualified technicians like manual labor to diagnose any malfunction that we know that it arrives at any moment, therefore, a great world of opportunities for the great investors.
One more step in the search for the machines that man has designed and placed at the disposal of humanity, as we have expressed in previous articles some of these machines with their pros and cons, but the important thing is to live with them, this time we relate in a general way with motorcycles and some of their essential applications in our lives.
The use of motorcycles in the world is increasing, despite the use of fossil fuels that we know are more expensive every day, and in addition to finite reserves, but the amount of fuel consumption compared to other machines or vehicles is much lower, this characteristic is what allows motorcycles to be widely used in relation to other motor vehicles, among other aspects, such as easy mobility in large cities highly congested by other types of vehicles.
At the beginning of this presentation we could observe a beautiful model of modern motorcycle, from the first motorcycles to the current ones there are many changes that have been originated in them, starting in the generation of new and novel materials, as it has been expressed previously the important thing is to be able to emphasize the joint action between science and technology in the configuration of these wonderful and important machines in our lives.
Until another time my dear and appreciated readers.
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