Geneva steam bicycle

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Geneva steam bicycle
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Geneva steam bicycle at Guggenheim The Art of the Motorcycle exhibit, Las Vegas
ManufacturerGeneva Bicycle and Steam Carriage Co. (Geneva, Ohio)
EngineSteam engine
Bore / stroke1.5 × 1.5 in.
Top speed12 mph (19 km/h)[1]
Power0.5 horsepower (0.37 kW)
Frame type1886 Star bicycle

The Geneva steam bicycle was a steam powered motorcycle made by the Geneva Cycle Company, Geneva, Ohio in the United States in the late 19th century, in 1896. An example was displayed at The Art of the Motorcycle exhibit created by the Guggenheim Museum.[2] The naptha-fired steam engine is based on a design by Lucius Copeland.[1] The Geneva Cycle Company became part of the American Cycle Company about the turn of the century, and later the Geneva brand was acquired by the Pope and Westfield Manufacturing Companies.


  1. ^ a b 1896 Geneva steam bicycle, Antique Motorcycle Club of America, archived from the original on 2006-06-20
  2. ^ Past Exhibitions | The Art of the Motorcycle (1868-1919 models), The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, 2009

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