Probably the oldest engine scooter with the world

It began manufacturing in New York in 1915 and came to use police, postmen and even gangsters. This was the first motor scooter history.

The first motor scooter in history has more than a century

The first motor scooter in history has more than a century

The first motor scooter in history has more than a century

The first motor scooter in history has more than a century

Autoped was called and He began to be produced in New York in 1915. In 1916 a century ago-exact-advertising and invited them in the name of progress and efficiency. Now the house subastasBonhams a unit auction with a minimum bid of 910 euros.

During the five years that were for sale, It costs $ 100 purchase. Equipped with a 162 cm3 engine, reached 40 km / h and consumed 1.9 l / 100 km. Consisting of front to use it at night was light and foldable.

However, did not have a great sales success. In New York he stopped making in 1921. In Europe, meanwhile, had greater acceptance. The German giant Krupp took over production in 1919, but did not last long: in 1922 he stopped definitely occur.

And it would not be because he gave little publicity: a similar to the design of the scooter 90, It was widely advertised, especially as a vehicle for women, as you can see in the attached gallery. Further, It was useful for postmen and police, they made their deals correspondence and patrols, respectively, on board these devices. Even Some say that the gangsters, so in vogue in those years, They used them to escape the police.

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