The Motor Bicycle

"In the motor bicycle we have the cheapest, handiest, lightest and simplest power-propelled vehicle that has yet been introduced. The majority of cyclists have followed the motor movement from its inception, and wherever motor events take place one will always find present the inevitable little crowd of interested cyclists. To many thousands of riders of cycles, the luxurious motorcar is a forbidden pleasure on account of its prime cost and the expense of maintenance. But in the motor bicycle, the cyclist has a vehicle that particularly appeals to his fancy, and his pocket. It is a machine he can ride and drive at once; it is a vehicle he can keep in the house like an ordinary safety bicycle, and he can always get home on it should anything by chance go wrong."

- Editorial, Motorcycling and Motor (UK), Edmund Dangerfield and Walter Groves, Editors, Feb. 1902