Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach met in 1872 at the Otto und Langen Gazmotoren Fabrik Deutz. For about ten years, the engineers actively collaborated with each other, until in 1882 they left the factory and opened their own workshop. In 1884, the Reitwagen appeared. On November 10, 1885, a demonstration of the new device took place.
In 1985, in honor of the centenary of the invention, replicas of the original Reitwagen were created. Replicas differ in layout and individual technical solutions (for example, the number of gears), are not decorative and are on the move. The General characteristics of products include: Engine power: 0.5 horsepower / 600 rpm. Engine capacity: 264 cm3; Fuel capacity: up to 2 liters; Number of gears: 2 (5 km / h in first gear, 11 km/h in second). Weight: 90 kg.