RideApart’s Most Popular Stories of 2013

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RideApart's Most Popular Stories of 2013

During our inaugural year we’ve bagged exclusives, reported on countless news and photo leaks, delivered rapid fire EICMA coverage, and so much more. Now, the numbers are in and we can reveal the ten most popular stories of 2013 published on the RideApart website.

 10 Things I’ve Learned From 10 Motorcycle Crashes
10 Things I’ve Learned From 10 Motorcycle Crashes

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#10 Things I’ve Learned From 10 Motorcycle Crashes

When you get paid to ride and write for a living, the chances of an accident increase due to more time spent in the saddle on a menagerie of different motorcycles, in varying road and weather conditions. Then you add in the human factor and sometimes the trip is not always as smooth as we’d have liked. We’ve got some crashes under our belt, some minor, some serious, but each was an opportunity to write a story, discuss what went wrong and to learn a thing or two. Here is the wisdom gained by RideApart’s Wes Siler after no less than ten crashes. Read It Now >>

 

World Exclusive: 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R — First Official Photos and Specs
World Exclusive: 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R — First Official Photos and Specs

#9 World Exclusive: 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R — First Official Photos and Specs

RideApart brought you the first images and specs on the 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R before any other website. The images of this 180 bhp naked production bike landed in our lap and it was all hands on deck as we raced to get them online. We did not know who else may have also received them, but we knew this would be a home run if we could pull everything together fast. Turns out we beat the pack, got our story up first and as a result it was shared all over the internet.  Read It Now >>

 

10 Reasons You Shouldn’t Date A Motorcyclist
Reasons You Shouldn’t Date A Motorcyclist

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#8 Reasons You Shouldn’t Date A Motorcyclist

This story was actually suggested by the wife of author Jon Langston. I don’t know the backstory or why she felt the need to warn the female population en masse, but her husband wrote an epic top 10 list that included everything from being a cheap date to unattractive scars — there is also item #8 which I really can’t bring myself to type about here in detail.  It’s certainly not the experience every gal has had (myself included), but it did make for a fun story.  Read It Now >>

 

Ducati 1199 Panigale TerraCorsa — Off-Road Superbike Exclusive
Ducati 1199 Panigale TerraCorsa — Off-Road Superbike Exclusive

#7 Ducati 1199 Panigale TerraCorsa — Off-Road Superbike Exclusive

Our friends at MotoCorsa took a Ducati 1199 Panigale and swapped out the tires for off-road Continental TKC80s. Why? Because they could. They kept going and dropped the forks, raised the shocks and altered the programming. After giving it a Desert Storm paint job, they took it on a 1,200 mile adventure and gave RideApart the exclusive. Many of you also thought it was a job well done because you clicked on it enough times to make it the 7th most-viewed story on our entire website.  Read It Now >>

Signs You’re a Biker N00B
Signs You’re a Biker N00B

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#6
Signs You’re a Biker N00B

Sean MacDonald really aimed for the fence with this one. From “You choose your helmet based on your motorcycle” to “If you don’t rev your bike at idle, it might die” this fun piece entertained us as much as it did you. To this day, “Suns out, guns out” stands as one of RideApart’s best one-liners. Still, item #5 on the list caused a bit of controversy — to the tune of 168 comments — as we were called out for making a living by doing just that. Point taken. Read It Now >>

What Story Was Most Popular In 2013? Keep Reading To Find Out >>

  • Nathan

    Love all the articles that Ride Apart posts. My favorites are usually the lists and advice tips. Here’s to a great 2014 for everyone at Ride Apart and don’t hit that Sophomore slump. Keep up the good work!

  • William Connor

    Pretty good year of articles. Has been fun commenting and reading here.

  • Honyock Undersquare

    Carter Edman’s “Moto Sapiens” articles are a gift to those of us in the motorcycling community who are a couple of standard deviations away from the mean. Please encourage him.

  • eddi

    Ride Apart is the only motorcycle site where I feel comfortable participating in the comments. Not just excellent articles, but you keep a good group of people coming back for more.

  • Kevin

    It’s encouraging that most of the popular articles are about cultural topics and useful tips and how-tos, rather than “Ooooh, here’s the specs on the newest Sportsbeast 1000!” People are locking onto the timeless and universal aspects of riding, not just model lust.

    And I did say “most,” not “all.” I like reading about the new stuff too, of course.