The first motorcycle was invented in 1885 by Germans Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach. To create the motorized vehicle they attached a small diesel engine to a wooden bicycle. In the 130 years since then, the motorcycle has become one of the most popular forms of transportation in the world. The evolution of the motorcycle has also meant that over the years, some of the coolest, slickest, and most interesting models have been discontinued or upgraded for new generations. These are the best first-generation motorcycles we wish would make a comeback!
The Ducati GT1000 Was A Modern Throwback
Looking like it came straight out of the ’70s, the Ducati GT1000 was actually released in 2005 with retro styling in mind. Just because the bike looked older, though, didn’t mean it lacked the modern essentials.
The GT1000 “SportClassic” was a great commuter motorcycle with a high-quality build. While production of it ended in 2010, finding one for a decent price on the secondary market today is no easy task. For that reason alone, we wish Ducati would bring this bike back.