1898: Daimler five-tonner shown in Paris --- in At the Motor Show in Paris, Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach present a new truck model for 5-tonne payloads. The four-stroke engine is longitudinally mounted under a bonnet at the front end of the vehicle and power is transferred to the rear wheels via a geared manual transmission with propshaft and pinions.
In 1885, the so-called riding car which is today regarded as the world's first motorcycle. It was built in Gottlieb Daimler's workshop as a test unit to prove the suitability of Daimler's and Wilhelm Maybach's gas or petroleum engine for everyday use.
The first internal combustion, petroleum fueled motorcycle was the Petroleum Reitwagen. It was designed and built by the German inventors Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach in Bad Cannstatt, Germany in 1885.