Yamaha Motor company was founded on July 1, 1955 in Japan. At that time there were 150 motorcycle manufacturers on the Japanese market already.
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Triumph company was founded in 1890 in Coventry by two germans. Siegfried Betmann and Maurits Schulte were immigrants from Germany.
Triumph produced only bicycles while the first motorcycles appeared in the early 20th century. In the first half of the 20th century the company was known more for its cars, its production was started in 1923.
In 1909, the japanese company “Suzuki Loom Works” was founded by Michio Suzuki. The company started with the production of motorbikes, motorcycles etc.
Harley-Davidson Motor Company is an american manufacturer of motorcycles based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The company manufactures and sells heavy bikes designed for riding on the highway.
Ducati produces few motorcycles, but they are expensive and exclusive. These bikes always find its customers. The Ducati company was founded in Italy in 1926 by Ducati family (originally the company was named “Societa Radio Brevetti Ducati” and engaged in the production of parts for the radio equipment). Before the war noone even thought of the production of motorcycles.
Birthday of motorcycle is considered to be on August 29, 1885. At that date german engineer Gottlieb Daimler got a patent for a motorcycle, which was first demonstrated in November 1885.
Kawasaki company was founded in 1878 by Shozo Kawasaki. It was engaged in shipbuilding. The company became known as Kawasaki Shipyard.
Kawasaki Shipyard was engaged not only in shipbuilding, but also in railroads, in production of rolled steel, in development of engines, and in the early 20th century became one of the largest industrial companies in Japan. But as in other Japanese companies, the Second World War changed a lot in Kawasaki. Kawasaki started slowly to produce engines and parts for motorcycles.