Will take a lot more to take away our pie: Royal Enfield to Rivals

Royal Enfield?s sales have slumped ever since Jawa Motorcycles made a comeback...
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New Suzuki DR Big model could arrive by 2020 - Report

At the 2018 INTERMOT show, Suzuki introduced the new 2019 Katana. The new model...
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Yagi's first sunset with me and another update on Scarlett

Yesterday evening, I rode Yagi the 2006 Yamaha TW200 Dual Sport over to my usual Sunset picture spot.The clouds cooperated somewhat, Yagi does silhouette nicely doesn't she? This evening, Yagi and I rode out again for the sunset but it was not to be....clouds rolled in and completely blocked the sun. What to do, what to do? Instead,  I spent perhaps 30 minutes riding in the dirt trails in the vacant lot next to the sunset picturing spot.  Not a large area but several trails full of r...
Tags: Motorcycles, Scarlett, Beemer, Yagi, Scarlett Repairs, Yagi Rides

2020 BMW 7 Series: The Big Boss Gets The Flagship Overhaul

The 2020 BMW 7 Series is the epitome of flagship styling and comfort. An extensive offering of new technology includes a night vision system.  Expect more powerful engines and a plug-in hybrid option.  I know what you’re thinking. Isn’t the new 8 Series the BMW flagship? Not a chance. The 2020 BMW 7 Series is coming to town, and it’s here to show other BMWs who the real boss is. The new 7 Series is a far cry from being a just another traditional luxury-sport sedan. Although previous models wer...
Tags: Autos, Bmw, North America, Dakota, Car News, Car Talk, BMW of North America LLC, Alvin Reyes, Lancer GSR, Heated Front Seat Armrests, Alcantara Headliner, Rear Executive Lounge Seating Package, Executive Lounge Rear Center Console

Volkswagen, Ford Spar Over Alliance Investments

Hoping to minimize development costs, Volkswagen Group and Ford Motor Co. recently forged an automotive alliance. Collaborative projects officially include commercial vans and pickup trucks, though the duo are also said to be working together on electric and autonomous vehicle development. Unfortunately, trouble in pinning down the details has slightly soured the relationship. Through the alliance, Ford […] The post Volkswagen, Ford Spar Over Alliance Investments appeared first on The Truth Abou...
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Aprilia Racers Days Track Program Announced

Test Aprilia Motorcycles On the Track Get ready for some fun. Aprilia is now offering what it’s calling Aprilia Racer Days. Basically, it’s seven track-day events where enthusiasts can come out and ride the latest Aprilia bikes in the environment they were built for. Aprilia says it wants to offer an experience with no stop signs, traffic signals, or automobiles to obstruct the sensation. That sounds pretty great if you ask me. The company will have a fleet of V4 motorcycles on hand, including ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Pirelli, Cota, Motorcycle News, Aprilia, Rosso Corsa, Aprilia Racer Days, Circuit of the Americas Texas, GingerMan Raceway Michigan, Ridge Motorsport Park Washington Fourth, Buttonwillow Raceway California, New York Safety Track New York, Barber Motorsports Park Alabama

The Life Knight brings the hospital to the injured

Think about it. When you deploy an ambulance, you’re essentially making two trips. One, to the patient, and the second, to the hospital after collecting the patient. This 2x journey is often the difference between life and death, and a problem that the Life Knight wants to solve.Designed to be deployed in areas with no access to medical care, i.e., disaster-struck zones or medically underdeveloped areas, the Life Knight is a moving hospital that reaches its destination and opens up into a full-f...
Tags: Transportation, Design, Medical, Hospital, Automotive, Ambulance, Red Dot Awards: Design Concept, Red Dot Concept 2018, Baojun Li, Life Knight, Mingliang Song, Zhifei Tian

A 2019 Lexus UX Won Fashion Week By Wearing Air Force 1 Inspired Tires

At this point, New York Fashion Week is basically just models and celebrities theatrically trying to one-up each other via expensive outfits. If you doubt this, come visit our office in Soho and people watch for a bit. But this fashion week cycle, it wasn't a model, a blogger or a celebrity that stole the show: it was a 2019 Lexus UX sporting a fresh set of custom tires designed in collaboration between Lexus, Nike and John Elliott.  Photo: Lexus The tires are inspired by the all-white Air Fo...
Tags: Design, La, Cars, Air Force, Sneakers, Soho, Elliott, New York Fashion Week, John Elliott, Emily Engle, Lexus Nike, Lexus UX Won Fashion Week By Wearing Air Force, Yung Jake

Sole of the UX: Crossover Cross-branding at Its Worst?

Lexus unveiled a collaboration with Nike and designer John Elliot at New York Fashion Week, celebrating both human and automotive footwear. The finished piece, titled “Sole of the UX,” is scheduled to make additional appearances across the country later this year, touring with a matching pair of Nike AF1 shoes. After conducting a bit of research, […] The post Sole of the UX: Crossover Cross-branding at Its Worst? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Art, Marketing, Shoes, Nike, Lexus, Autos, Tires, Sneakers, New York Fashion Week, Art Cars, News Blog, John Elliot, Lexus UX, Corporate Shenanigans, Cross Branding

Baby dream of driving / À deux doigts de m’agacer…

THE ORIGINAL? Honda Motorbikes –  2001 “Everyone’s born dreaming of a Honda” Agency : DM9 DDB Sao paulo (Brazil) LESS ORIGINAL Honda Motorbikes –   2019 “The power of love” Agency : Made in Space (Spain) [Author: Joe La Pompe]
Tags: Advertising, Cars, Spain, Brazil, Drive, Driving, Honda, Baby, New Born, Bébé, Mains, Print & Outdoor, Joe La Pompe, Conducteur, Conduire, Hands

Check out the first interior view of Honda’s Urban EV prototype

Honda has been teasing its all-electric urban vehicle in 2017, when the automaker showed off its vision of the future — that had a distinct 1970s first generation Civic flare. Now, two years later a production version of the Urban EV is nearly here. And the automaker is finally giving a glimpse —albeit the tiniest of peeks — of the Urban EV’s interior. The full reveal of the Urban EV will come next month at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. And from there, it won’t be long before the electric vehicle ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Europe, Tech, Automotive, Transport, Automotive Industry, Honda, Driver, Electric Cars, Honda Motor Co, Takahiro Hachigo, Frankfurt Motor Show Honda, Urban EV Concept, Urban Ev

Ram Owner Named Assman Sticks It to The Man

You can’t keep Dave Assman down. After repeatedly having his request for a personalized license plate rejected for being too offensive, the Saskatchewan Ram owner decided to advertise his family name in a manner no one can miss. While Assman’s provincial government insurer won’t greenlight a plate, there’s nothing they can do to stop him […] The post Ram Owner Named Assman Sticks It to The Man appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Ford Threatens to Pull Out of the United Kingdom

Ford Motor Company has reportedly informed British Prime Minister Theresa May of its tentative plan to move out of the United Kingdom. The automaker explained the situation to May during a private call with business leaders tasked with assessing how Brexit might impact the economy. Ford said it was already preparing to move its facilities — […] The post Ford Threatens to Pull Out of the United Kingdom appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Eu, European Union, Britain, Theresa May, Ford, United Kingdom, Trade, Autos, Brexit, Ford Motor Company, Ford Motor Co, May, Business Strategy, News Blog, Trade War Watch

Lincoln to Offer Three Flavors of Corsair

It’s nice to write about a vehicle with an honest-to-goodness name, especially one that replaces a vehicle with an alphanumeric name. As it slowly relegates past three-letter combinations to the dustbin of history, Lincoln Motor Company is busy putting the finishing touches on the next product in its utility vehicle offensive: the Corsair, formerly the […] The post Lincoln to Offer Three Flavors of Corsair appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Crossovers, Lincoln, Corsair, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Lincoln Motor Company, Product Planning, Lincoln Corsair, 2020 Lincoln Corsair

The New Mini John Cooper Works GP Will Have A Fiesta ST-Crushing 300bhp

Mini has revealed that the incoming JCW GP will develop nearly 300bhp from a 2.0-litre inline-four
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Old Gold: A classic Triumph Trident T150V restomod

The torque of a twin, the top end power of an inline four, and the sound of angry bees. What’s not to like? Rob Glenton of Fremantle, Western Australia has a penchant for old British bikes. So when a solid condition 1973 T150V Trident presented itself, he jumped at the chance to relive his younger years on a classic Triumph triple restomod. “I’ve always liked the triple: they are so different to the twins, and custom examples are very rare. The sound of a bike is as important to me as the...
Tags: Motorcycles, Rob, Western Australia, Lockheed, Tom, Ben, Custom Motorcycles, Triumph motorcycles, Restomod, Biltwell, Fremantle Western Australia, Rob Glenton, Kneivel, Tom Sharman, Malaga Perth, Sam Trident

Rare Rides: The Mercedes-Benz SEC AMG of 1986

What happens when a tuning company takes an already luxurious coupe and adds more of everything? The answer is this Mercedes-Benz SEC AMG from 1986. The now-legendary W126 sedan debuted in late 1979, a successor to the company’s flagship W116 platform. A year later, the S-Class range expanded to include a hardtop coupe. Unlike its sedan […] The post Rare Rides: The Mercedes-Benz SEC AMG of 1986 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Do you understand right-of-way?

Here's an interesting tidbit: the law doesn't give you the right of way; instead, it dictates when you have to yield it. Do you know what to do at a four-way stop, in a roundabout, or if there aren't any traffic signals? Find out in my "How It Works" column at the National Post ( [Author: Jil McIntosh]
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Ford Calls Back 1.48 Million F-150s for Transmission Flaw

Ford Motor Company announced a recall of 1.48 million F-150 pickups Wednesday, the latest callback related to a six-speed automatic transmission that can suddenly crash-dive to first gear.  The models in question are 2011-2013 F-150s. Ford claims the vehicles “may experience an intermittent loss of the transmission output speed sensor signal to the powertrain control module, […] The post Ford Calls Back 1.48 Million F-150s for Transmission Flaw appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Recalls, Ford, Autos, F-150, Ford Motor Company, News Blog, Ford F-150

New Design Filings Reveal Info About Harley’s Upcoming Bikes

Get Ready for Harley’s Next Efforts Harley-Davidson needs to innovate to change its fortune. Currently, the motorcycle manufacturer isn’t doing so hot. It hopes that new bikes will entice a whole new group of buyers. Recently, filings with the European Union Intellectual Property Office showed details about three of the company’s upcoming bikes.  The Streetfighter, Custom 1250, and Pan America 1250 are the bikes that appeared in the filings. These bikes previously appeared in prototype form, bu...
Tags: India, Motorcycles, Harley Davidson, Harley, European Union Intellectual Property Office, Pan America, Harley However

Report: Amazon and General Motors may invest in electric pickup company Rivian

General Motors and Amazon may invest between $1 billion to $2 billion for minority stakes in U.S. startup Rivian, an all-electric truck company, Reuters reports. Rivian introduced the R1T pickup at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto show. The post Report: Amazon and General Motors may invest in electric pickup company Rivian appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Amazon, News, Cars, Trends, General Motors, Reuters, Los Angeles Auto, Rivian, All-electric Trucks

GM Looking to Invest in Electric Pickup Maker Rivian: Report

Rivian Automotive made a big splash at last year’s Los Angeles Auto Show with its fully electric R1T pickup and R1S SUV, and General Motors apparently liked what it saw. According to sources who spoke to Reuters and Bloomberg, GM is interested in acquiring a piece of Rivian’s action. The Detroit automaker, which recently expressed […] The post GM Looking to Invest in Electric Pickup Maker Rivian: Report appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Autos, Los Angeles Auto Show, Trucks, Detroit, EVs, Reuters, News Blog, Product Planning, Bloomberg GM, Rivian, Rivian Automotive

I Made My Civic Type R Immeasurably Better With Two Cheap 'Modifications'

We’ve made a couple of minor adjustments to ‘our’ Honda Civic Type R, making life with the car much easier
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Suzuki Files Patent for Unique Engine Placement

Just Flip It Around In a recent patent filing, Suzuki decided it would take the standard motorcycle engine placement and flip it on end. The company filed a patent for a bike with an engine that’s essentially flipped around with the cylinder heads of what appears to be a single-cylinder engine positioned almost horizontally and placed right up by the front fork.  According to Cycle World, the design can be used on single or inline motorcycle engines. The cylinders fit between the main frame rai...
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Ace of Base: 2019 Ram 1500 Classic Express 4×2

A couple of liberties are taken with this one, as the Ram 1500 Classic technically has a trim one step below the Express model. With pricing, rates, and residuals being what they are though – well, it’s safe to say this version of the new old Ram pickup embodies a great deal of appeal to […] The post Ace of Base: 2019 Ram 1500 Classic Express 4×2 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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The hottest of all Mini hatches is coming with a Batman-approved design

The Mini John Cooper Works GP concept first seen at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show will go into production in 2020, Mini has confirmed. The John Cooper Works GP is the ultimate performance version of the Mini Cooper. The post The hottest of all Mini hatches is coming with a Batman-approved design appeared first on Digital Trends.
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QOTD: A Shock Cure?

Unlike other Questions of the Day, in which we tap your collective brain for the purposes of solving the world’s most pressing problems, today we focus all of that energy to benefit one man: your author — and by extension, the father of his godsons. It’s advice time, and your subject is a quirky, low-volume […] The post QOTD: A Shock Cure? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Indian Motorcycle opens its 8th dealership in India

Polaris India has announced the opening of a new dealership of Indian...
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Renault Kwid EV (production Renault K-ZE) exterior design leaked

Just months after the production-spec Renault Kwid EV made its spy pic debut,...
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WAR HORSE. David Meyer’s Magestic ‘Balios’ Honda CB550 Cafe Racer

Written by Andrew Jones The parallels between riding a motorcycle and riding a horse are obvious. I’d argue that in a lot of ways, motorcycles are just the industrial revolution version of the good old Equus Caballus. In the 1850s, a horse would provide personal transport, you could use them at work, police would ride them as would soldiers, and they were a hell of a lot of fun on the weekends, too. Channelling this thought, Georgia’s David Meyer has created a happy medium of the two. No, it’...
Tags: Georgia, Dave, David, Motorcycles, Bmw, Honda, Classic, Moto, Achilles, Gulfstream, David Meyer, Andrew Jones, Café Racer, Tommaselli, Tarozzi, Phil Hawkins

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