In 1885 Gottlieb Daimler built his first bike, wooden bike. The first successful tests of the motorcycle passed November 10, 1885. In addition, in August 1888 Daimler received investment from William Steynveya, who proposed to begin mass production of motorcycles in the U.S..
Since 1891, the Daimler Motor Company, owned by Steinway began producing internal combustion engines for various types of vehicles, including boats. Some of this started the whole auto industry.