Talk:Motorcycle history

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Massive Errors in Logic, Facts, and Authority (lack of)[edit]

I'm adding a reference to E.J. Pennington back into the article. Whether or not his machines were successful mechanically is beside the point. They existed. They were built, tested (and found lacking), and photographed - there is no lack of evidence on these counts. Pennington filed for and received patents on them. The only important matter concerning Pennington was his use of the term "motor cycle" to describe his invention, not whether or not his particular motorcycles worked well. He used the term in his patents filed in 1893, the earliest known and verifiable useage of the term - and then proceeded to use the term "The Motor Cycle" in promotional literature. This is all verifiable. 99.49.36.146 (talk) 08:57, 18 March 2014 (UTC)