Top 100 motorcycles of the 20th Century

The 1901 Werner

 

  The French made Werner earns its place in the top 100
because it lead with the placement of the motorcycle engine in the frame (in fact becoming part of the frame). This simple arrangement made the Werner the most sophisticated motorcycle in the world in its time. With low weight and relatively good power the 230cc Werner went on to great success in sporting and reliability trials.