Save Gas, Win a Motorcycle!

Did you see the 2022 motorcycle up for auction on

Fuel prices going up at all of the gas pumps lately so fuel economy is on everybody’s mind these days.  Therefore, if you commute a long distance to and from work shopping for a motorcycle might be a good solution. This motorcycle gets 47 miles per gallon so it could save you a lot of money in gas.

A motorcycle carries its rider down a twisty road on sunset.
Motorcycles are a thrilling mode of transportation that many Americans love.

This new standard motorcycle has a BIN of $18,500 but some previous winners got it at bargain prices. Here are some examples of the winning date and cost, including the cost of the bids used:

  • March 11, 2022 — $6,356.73
  • June 16, 2021 — $5,826.95
  • May 4, 2021 — $2,510.56
  • Dec. 17, 2020 — $4,121.15
  • March 12, 2020 — $5,879.10
  • Nov. 11, 2019 — $2,231.87
  • Feb. 15, 2019 — $1,670.86
  • Jan. 11, 2019 — $803.48

You can see from the above list that some DealDash shoppers won this motorcycle at an incredible price. Of course, before bidding on this auction, it’s important for all shoppers keep in mind that winners are responsible for tax, title and registration fees upon taking ownership. It is also important to know that as the result of high demand, logistics challenges and global shortage of supplies, the motorcycle might have a delayed pick-up and delivery time. Delivery time will be based on model availability at the winner’s surrounding dealerships. For information on features, specifications, engine, performance, drive train, chassis and electronics go to the auction to see the DealDash description.

A brief history of motorcycles

According to Mary Bellis, who wrote an article on “A Brief History of the Motorcycle,” Oct. 8, 2019, early versions of the motorcycle were introduced by multiple inventors during the 19th century so it’s difficult to give full credit to one single inventor. What was to become known as motorcycles started out as a two-cylinder, steam-powered velocipedes.

Sylvester Howard Roper could be considered the inventor of the first motorcycle, which included a coal-fired steam engine.

In 1881, inventor Lucius Copeland of Phoenix, Arizona developed a smaller steam boiler that could drive the rear wheel of a bicycle a the speed of 12 mph, and in 1887 Copeland formed a manufacturing company to produce the first so-called “Moto-Cycle” but it was actually a three-wheeled contraption.

Many of the 19th century inventors who worked on early motorcycles moved on to other inventions. William Harley and Brothers Arthur and Walter Davidson, however, continued to exclusively develop motorcycles and eventually worked together to form the first motorcycle company in 1903.  Their business competitors included many start-up companies, such as Excelsior, Indian, Pierce, Merkel, Schicket and Thor.

According to a time-line on the development of motorcycles, Indian motorcycles, which used DeDion-Buton’s design, proved to be the world’s best-selling models from 1901 until WWI in 1914.

In 1916, the world’s rarest motorcycle, the Traub, was created by a mysterious inventor, and that motorcycle featured unique technology that was strangely advanced for its time. Unfortunately, only one was made and it did not get discovered for more than half a century.

It wasn’t until the 1920s to 1930s that the motorcycle was embraced and the industry experienced a large influx of sales. That’s also when the American Motorcyclist Association was established.

In 1937, Sally Robinson became the first woman to ever receive her motorcycle license.

In the 1940s, when World War II ended, motorcycle sales in America and Europe skyrocketed. That’s because American soldiers who fought in WWII, especially scouts and runners, had become accustomed to motorcycles and when they returned home they wanted to have one of their own.

The bottom line

Motorcycles might be more popular now because of their excellent gas mileage. Who knows, you might be the next DealDash shopper who wins an excellent bargain. 

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This sponsored blog post was submitted by: Barbara L. Sellers. Barbara was compensated by DealDash for this blog post. Blog posts are written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company.