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Question 1: The Suzuki Motor Co., Ltd., ________ and the Yamaha Motor Corporation each started producing motorcycles in the 1950s.
Fuji Heavy IndustriesHondaKawasaki Heavy Industries Consumer Products and Machinery CompanyKawasaki Heavy Industries

Question 2: India has also been the home to the Enfield Cycle Company's ________, since 1995.
NUT MotorcyclesSinger (car)Royal EnfieldTriumph Engineering Co Ltd

Question 3: ________ are descended from the "safety bicycle," a bicycle with front and rear wheels of the same size and a pedal crank mechanism to drive the rear wheel.
Motorcycle engineMotorcycleSuzukiMotorcycle history

Question 4: [5] However, that same year, an inventor from the United States E.J. Pennington demonstrated a motorcycle of his own design in ________.
MilwaukeeWisconsinWaukesha, WisconsinMadison, Wisconsin

Question 5: [8] This two-company rivalry in the United States remained until 1953, when the Indian Motorcycle factory in Springfield, Massachusetts closed and ________ took over the Indian name.
NUT MotorcyclesRoyal EnfieldSinger (car)Triumph Engineering Co Ltd

Question 6: The first petroleum-powered vehicle, it was essentially a motorized ________, although the inventors called their invention the Reitwagen ("riding carriage").
BicycleUnicycleBicycle trailerRecumbent bicycle

Question 7: The first known motorcycle in the United States was said to be brought to ________ by a French circus performer, in 1895.
MassachusettsNew YorkNew JerseyConnecticut

Question 8: Currently, the largest motorcycle market is the small machines market for the developing world, hence the claim from Indian ________ to be the world's new biggest bike firm.
Honda AviatorHMSIHonda ActivaHero Honda

Question 9: [3] During this early period of motorcycle history, there were many manufacturers since bicycle makers were adapting their designs for the new ________.
Internal combustion engineSpark-ignition engineStroke ratioAutomobile

Question 10: The Honda Motor Co., which was officially founded in ________ on September 24, 1948, introduced their SOHC inline 4-cylinder 750 in 1969, which was inexpensive and immediately successful.
CambodiaCanadaJapanUnited Kingdom







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