Thursday, January 15, 2015

11 Things You Didn't Know About Motorcycles

2015 Yamaha FZ-07
Who's excited for to break out their motorcycles? All of us at Surdyke Yamaha & Marina certainly are! It may be a little too chilly outside to ride right now, but the weather will warm up before we know it and we'll be ready to hit the open road. 

To help get you ready for another great year on the bikes, we've compiled some of the craziest, most interesting, and most outrageous facts we could find about motorcycles. Enjoy!

The longest motorcycle in the world is 31 feet long and seats up to 16 people. It was built in Russia in 2005.

The first Yamaha motorcycles were made in 1954.

The very first motorcycle helmets were lined with cork.

The largest motorcycle pyramid consisted of 201 men riding on 10 bikes.

TOTO, a motorcycle built in Japan in 2010, is powered by human waste.

Insurance companies estimate that fully 25% of all motorcycle theft claims are fraudulent. 

The first motorcycle race took place in 1897.


2015 Yamaha V Star Custom
Henry Winkler, the actor who played The Fonz, actually did not know how to ride a motorcycle.

When turning corners, the front tire of the bike is responsible for 75% of the bike's grip.

The record for the most distance covered on a motorcycle in 24 hours is 2,019.4 miles.

The tallest rideable motorcycle is over 11 feet tall.

Don't forget that Surdyke Yamaha in Osage Beach has everything you need to plan for another great summer! We offer both new and pre-owned motorcycles at the Lake of the Ozarks as well as a complete collection of Yamaha and KTM parts. No matter what you need, Surdyke Yamaha has got you covered!


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