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About Joe Appleton

I’ve done a bit of work here and there in the industry – I’ve even ridden a few bikes for actual money but what it comes down to is this: I ride bikes, build bikes and occasionally crash ‘em too. I like what I like but that certainly doesn’t make my opinion any more valid than yours…

Articles by Joe Appleton

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Porsche, the first German automaker to quit making diesel vehicles

Oliver Blume, the CEO of Porsche AG said in an interview with a German magazine that the company would no longer manufacture vehicles with diesel engines which have been known for its gasoline-powered vehicle. The Porsche Cayenne and Macan are popular Diesel powered SUVs sold by the company. In February of this year, the German…

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Due to clutch failure issues, Honda recalls all its 2018 CRF250 motorcross bikes

Earlier in the week Honda announced that it is recalling all its 2018 CRF250R motocross bikes. The company announced that it has to do a recall as the clutch basket is very fragile can break, which could, in turn, cause the engine to lock up which gradually increases the risk of a crash. In the U.S. nearly 3,200…

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President Trump terms Harley-Davidson’s move to shift overseas as ‘a bad move’

Earlier on Sunday, August 12th, President of the United States of America, Donald Trump launched a fresh attack against the iconic U.S. motorcycle maker Harley Davidson, by disparaging the motorcycle maker's plan to shift some of its production unit abroad. President Trump’s tweet also looked to be in support of consumers that have called for…

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Dream Sportsbike - Ducati 1299 Superleggera

Italian motorcycle maker’s worldwide sales drops down for the second quarter of 2018

Ducati sales have fallen down by 7.4 percent in the first half of 2018 from the same time last year. The motorcycle maker has so far sold 32,250 in 2018 which generated the company's 448 million Euros in revenue.   This is the first time in 8 years the company sales have been sluggish. Ducati sales…

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Harley-Davidson

Harley-Davidson announces rental option for 120 dealerships

Earlier in the week, through a press release, Harley Davidson Inc. went on to reveal that it has activated over 120 dealerships as rental locations through its partnership with rental company EagleRider. The partnership between Harley-Davidson and EagleRider was formed back in May 2017 and according to the agreed terms, it permits EagleRider to exclusively offers current…

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Harley-Davidson begins to layoff its workers at the Kansas City plant

On Friday, the first set of layoffs took effect at the Harley-Davidson's Kansas City. A new manufacturing plant which is being built in Thailand and another pant in Pennsylvania would take over some of the work. The company made an announcement to several months ago that it would shut down the plant in Kansas City.…

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Rapid city officials begin preparations for the Motorcycle Rally

According to reports, Rapid City has begun preparations for the upcoming Sturgis Motorcycle Rally which will take place less than 30 miles of Rapid City. The transportation department, law enforcement department, and health care officials of Rapid City have all started concocting for an onslaught of traffic, injuries, and accidents that may occur during the upcoming…

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Steve McQueen Red Motorcycle

The Iconic 1970 Husqvarna from “On Any Sunday” will be up for auction

Earlier in the week, the local media outlet, Ride Apart revealed that The iconic red motorcycle from the film, On Any Sunday, would be up for auctioning. The bike, is a vintage 1970 Husqvarna 400 and experts have predicted it to get sold for anywhere between $75,000 to $100,000 when it would be auctioned on the 6th…

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Bajaj Auto announces the launch date for The Husqvarna brand

The year 2019 promises to be full of excitement for all Bajaj/KTM fans, as the joint venture announced many new upcoming launches in the Indian market. Not long ago, Bajaj Auto went on to confirm that the KTM 390 Adventure would be launched in 2019, and now the latest announcement from the company reveals its…

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BMW Motorrad launches its most expensive bike in India.

Earlier in the week, with the expectation of increasing its sales by a huge margin in India, BMW Motorrad, the two-wheeler arm of German auto giant, announced the launch of its most affordable bikes -- G 310 R and G 310 GS. However, regardless of this announcement, the company said that it would continue introducing high-end…

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BMW i8 roadster hits the Australian tarmac with a price tag of more than $300k

BMW has updated its i8 hybrid sports car and added a soft top roof to the roadster. The soft top fitted on the roadster is capable of dropping down at speeds of up to 50km/h in around 15 seconds. BMW has also added a pop-up rear window which would help in cutting down on buffeting…

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Rugged Rides – Top 10 Adventure Motorcycles

The problem with trying to write up a Top List for adventure motorcycles is that everyone has a different opinion of what an adventure bike truly is. Different people have different ideas about what an “adventure” even is, so it’s hardly surprising that the segment is hard to define. For some riders, an adventure involves…

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Vintage Honda Motorcycles - CB750

10 Vintage Honda Motorcycles That Never Go Out Of Style!

You can’t go wrong with a Honda, though if you’re looking for something with a classic look and enough character to stand the test of time, then which vintage Honda motorcycles stand head and shoulders above the rest? Ever since the legendary Japanese firm started producing motorcycles back in 1955, Honda has been at the…

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Spanish Motorcycles - Derbi Vintage

10 Incredible Spanish Motorcycles That Time Forgot

Trying to list 10 Spanish motorcycles off the top of your head isn’t as easy as you’d think – but there was a time that Spanish-made motorcycles were incredibly popular, so we’ve decided to take a look back in time at some of the greatest Spanish motorcycles ever made. There was a time before the…

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Kids Motorcycle Gloves - #06 - Tonsiki Cheapo Gloves

Ranking The Best Kids Motorcycle Gloves Of 2018

Kids motorcycle gloves come in a variety of materials and styles – but they also vary in quality. If you’re looking for the right product to keep your child’s hands protected while they’re learning the ropes on their first motorcycle, then we’ve got you covered. If you’re going to have a spill on a motorcycle,…

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10 Crazy Myths And Facts About The Origins Of Motorcycle Names

There are more than a couple of motorcycle names out there that give us a headache. Sure, we know most of the big abbreviations – "SS" means Super Sport and we all know that sticking an "R" on the end of anything makes it go faster – but what about the rest? Motorcycles get christened…

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Motorcycle Auctions - 1951 Vincent Black Lightning

Golden Rules Of The Motorcycle Auction House

Buying a bike from a motorcycle auction might not be the most obvious way to get some new wheels, but with careful planning and research you could land yourself a tasty bargain or unearth a rare gem. However, auction houses are daunting places for the uninitiated, so how do you get involved? Here, we’re going…

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Best Mountain Bikes - Honda RN-01

The Best Mountain Bikes For Men Made By Motorcycle Manufacturers

In the early days of motorcycling, most of the world’s most famous motorcycle makers originally built bicycles too, so it’s no wonder that some of today’s best mountain bikes for men are actually made by some of these well-known motorcycle brands. That being said, not a lot of people are aware that our favorite motorcycle…

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10 Of The Most Ridiculous Over-The-Top Custom Baggers Ever Made

Custom baggers: full dressers, full dress tourers, deckers, grocery getters…they go by many names but they all have the same things in common: big V-twin engines, big front wheels, big saddlebags, sensual bodywork, and questionable levels of taste. Unlike custom café racers that generally prefer a subtle and understated design aesthetic, or custom scramblers that…

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Everything You Need To Know Before Buying A Pit Bike

What is a pit bike? Do you need one? And which ones should you consider buying? These are all fairly tricky questions but luckily we’ve got the answers, and hopefully this article will help point you in the right direction – because when it comes to quality information about pit bikes, the internet isn’t particularly…

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Aprilia Motorcycles - Aprilia RS250

Top 10 Best Ever Aprilia Motorcycles Ever Made!

When you think of Aprilia motorcycles, it’s easy to conjure up images of small capacity sports bikes or exotic European mopeds – but while they excel at manufacturing those two things, Aprilia have so much more to offer. From lightweight and agile 49cc racing machines right up to liter-class super bikes, Aprilia have got a…

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