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More Boondocking - Visiting two other SWAs and Yagi proves some what cargo capable.

A pretty good sunrise today: Today I found myself missing the enormous cargo capacity presented by the sidecar of a Ural rig.I was low on fresh water and some other foodstuff so it was time to head into the somewhat nearby town of Hugo, CO.Using a ratchet strap (which didn't really handle the bumps well) and some bungie cords, I got the water and groceries onto Yagi and we made it home with only some water spilled onto my backside when the jug came loose from the ratchet strap.Yagi did ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Sunrise, Sunset, Scarlett, Swa, Yagi, Yagi Rides, State Wildlife Areas, Lake Kinney SWA, Lake Kinney


This is what self-driving cars would look like in an alternate reality

Taking a page from the dystopian future presented to us by the minds at Pixar through the 2008 animated hit Wall-E, Alexander Zhukovsky asked himself why electric cars look like… cars. Why don’t they look like Segways, hoverboards, or motorized wheelchairs, products that are, in theory, exactly the same hardware packaged differently. Zhukovsky’s vision for self-driving EVs are autonomous single-seaters that elegantly travel around cities and neighborhoods, on four wheels. Fashioned to look quite...
Tags: Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Design, Autonomous, Automotive, Pixar, Electric Car, Self Driving Car, Ev, Zhukovsky, Alexander Zhukovsky, Wall E Alexander Zhukovsky


Toyota Has a Big Announcement for Canada Next Week

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) plans to make a major announcement on Monday regarding its North Plant in Cambridge, Ontario. These days, such news automatically drums up concerns of layoffs and factory closures. However, Toyota’s announcement sounds as though it will be relatively positive in nature, focusing on production changes. While the corporate release gave […] The post Toyota Has a Big Announcement for Canada Next Week appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Automotive Industry, Toyota, Industry News, Toyota Motor Corp, Cambridge Ontario, News Blog, Product Planning, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, TMMC, Production Announcements, Canada Next Week, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada TMMC, North Plant


Tesla to open up Model 3 orders in UK

Tesla is poised to open up orders for the Model 3 in the U.K. by early May, as well as other markets that have right-hand drive vehicles, according to a tweet from CEO Elon Musk. The Model 3 order page will go live May 1 or 2 in the U.K., followed by Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. Tesla’s U.K. web page says “deliveries in right-hand drive markets will begin in the second half of 2019.” The first Model 3 vehicles were handed over to U.S. customers beginning in July 2017 at a spla...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, UK, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Musk, Model 3, Fremont Calif, Japan Australia New Zealand, Hong Kong Tesla


The Ultimate List of The Best Apps for Metro DC Drivers

Does DC gridlock traffic have you down? Don’t worry, be app’y. The bad news is that District is ranked the 2nd most congested state in the US. The good news is that it’s also ranked the 3rd most innovative in the country. So, chances are, if you’re in need of something, there’s an app for that. DC drivers spend an average of 155 hours per year stuck in congestion, almost a full day longer than New York City commuters. Ugh. Openbay is here to alleviate some of the commuter woes w...
Tags: Amazon, Jay Z, Virginia, New York City, US, Washington Dc, DMV, Autos, Philadelphia, Dc, Waze, Jay, Road Trip, Business Insider, Car Safety, Metro


Looking to Get Into a Jeep Gladiator on the Cheap? Keep an Eye on Lease Offers

The Jeep Gladiator, a vehicle seven-slot aficionados spent decades begging for, is now on sale, offering buyers a pickup, sedan, off-roader, and convertible, all wrapped in one unmistakable vehicle. This being a truck, prices naturally range from somewhat reasonable ($35,040 after destination for a base Sport) to exorbitant, but those not looking for a long-term […] The post Looking to Get Into a Jeep Gladiator on the Cheap? Keep an Eye on Lease Offers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Trucks, Jeep, Gladiator, Leasing, News Blog, Jeep Gladiator


I Can See Clearly Now: The Best Headlight Restoration Kits

Get those old headlights looking like new. The post I Can See Clearly Now: The Best Headlight Restoration Kits appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Commerce, Autos, News Blog, Headlights, Headlight Restoration Kits


BAAK builds a modern day ‘Bathtub’ Triumph

Triumph are great at recalling the past via the design of their modern day classics. But there’s one element Hinckley hasn’t brought back: the infamous ‘bathtub’ fairing. Edward Turner’s idea to enclose the rear wheel first appeared on the 1957 Triumph 3TA ‘Twenty One,’ and later the 1959 5TA ‘Speed Twin.’ It was a move to offer superior weatherproofing for British riders—but it was a total flop in the States. American customers at the time wanted bikes that were more stripped down. In Ca...
Tags: Facebook, California, Motorcycles, Lyon, Victor, Lucas, TIG, Hinckley, Custom Motorcycles, Triumph Bonneville, Motogadget, Biltwell Inc, Triumph motorcycles, BAAK Motocyclettes, BAAK, Avon MKII


IIHS to Automakers: Stop Tapping the Brakes on Rear-seat Safety

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, currently on a never-ending quest to improve automotive safety and provide underwriters with data, suggested on Thursday that rear-seat passengers are getting the short end of the stick. The announcement comes shortly after the State of Washington announced a new law that would update its Child Passenger Restraint Law, requiring […] The post IIHS to Automakers: Stop Tapping the Brakes on Rear-seat Safety appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Washington, Insurance, Research, Studies, Autos, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, IIHS, News Blog, Restraints, Automotive Safety, Seat Belts, Rear-seat Occupants


In Moab, Jeep isn’t just having fun off-road; it’s planning its future

Every year, Jeep travels to the Moab Easter Safari to unveil a handful of concept cars. Some are based on production models, while others are classic rigs upgraded with modern components. It's fun, but the company is also planning its future. The post In Moab, Jeep isn’t just having fun off-road; it’s planning its future appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Moab, Jeep, Mark Allen


Porsche 911 Vs Audi R8 Vs McLaren 570S: Can The 992 Take On Supercars?

With a noticeable uplift in performance and capability, has the 992 911 Carrera S got what it takes to survive a supercar encounter?
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Buy/Drive/Burn: Big German Luxury Sedans of 1991

They’re large, expensive, and hail from a time when the sedan was king of the luxury pyramid. German exclusivity personified in three flagships — but which will you burn? BMW 735i The sporty one. BMW introduced the second generation of its flagship 7 Series model in 1986; forums called it E32. Improvements over the prior version […] The post Buy/Drive/Burn: Big German Luxury Sedans of 1991 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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The soul of a motorbike in the body of a bicycle

Designed to be everything from your primary mode of transport, a recreational two-wheeler for adventures, to your last-mile commute device, the Maxfoot dons many hats. With its robust-yet-foldable frame, and wheels that were designed to take on any sort of terrain, the Maxfoot MF-19 is easily shaping up to be the best, most affordable two-wheeled electric ride out there.With its chunky 6061 Aluminum alloy frame and 4-inch treads, the Maxfoot sort of hovers in the intersection between being a m...
Tags: Deals, Design, Automotive, SEC, Charles, Popular, Product Design, Random, Ebike, Gordon, Shimano, Maxfoot, Charles GordonClick, Advanced Six Bar Linkage Rear Suspension


Waymo CTO Dmitri Dolgov at TC Sessions: Mobility on July 10

Long before there was an autonomous vehicle industry, there was Project Chauffeur — a secret endeavor staffed by about a dozen engineers and housed under Google’s moonshot factory X. That venture, popularly known as the Google self-driving car project, would eventually graduate from its project status to become a standalone company called Waymo in 2016 — along the way helping launch an entire industry and numerous careers. And Waymo’s CTO and VP of engineering Dmitri Dolgov has been the...
Tags: Google, TC, Transportation, Technology, California, Tech, Intel, Companies, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, San Jose, Self-driving Cars, Robotics, Cto, Henry Ford, Emerging-technologies


On ICE: Mazda’s Skyactiv-X Wonder Engine Isn’t in a Hurry to Get Stateside

Much-touted engines seem to take a while to arrive in North America, at least when it comes to Mazda. To the brand’s credit, those engines, at least in the case of the Skyactiv-D diesel, do eventually make it to these shores — though many wonder whether Mazda should have even bothered. The Skyactiv-X is a […] The post On ICE: Mazda’s Skyactiv-X Wonder Engine Isn’t in a Hurry to Get Stateside appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Autos, North America, Engines, Mazda, News Blog, Product Planning, Mazda 3, Skyactiv-X


Ather 450 and 340 electric scooters witness a marginal price hike

Ather Energy has updated its website with the revised prices of the 340 and the...
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Maruti Suzuki to discontinue all diesel models by March 2020

In the wake of the noose hanging around diesel PVs these days, Maruti Suzuki...
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Maruti Suzuki to discontinue all diesel models by April 2020

In the wake of the noose hanging around diesel PVs these days, Maruti Suzuki...
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Four Becomes Two? Porsche’s Panamera Said to Shed Doors

Porsche’s Panamera, the four-door liftback that broke the Porsche passenger car mold, is ready to remold itself yet again, reports claim. In response to BMW’s resurrected 8 Series grand tourer, rival minds in Stuttgart have a plan afoot to convert the Panamera into a two-door vehicle with a choice of roof options. Given the era […] The post Four Becomes Two? Porsche’s Panamera Said to Shed Doors appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Porsche, Autos, Bmw, Stuttgart, Porsche Panamera, News Blog, Panamera, Product Planning, Future Models


Mysterious Suzuki adventure tourer spied in Europe

Two test mules of a mysterious Suzuki adventure tourer motorcycles have been...
Tags: Europe, Autos, Suzuki


Images Surface of the Indian Raptor, the Harley Road Glide Competitor

Is This the Indian Raptor? Recent information surfaced about Indian seeking to challenge Harley’s Road Glide with its own liquid-cooled, frame-mounted fairing bagger. I reported on it recently and showed off some of the patent info. Now, according to Motorcycle News, recent images of the bike have surfaced of the bike. One of the images is a super low-res image of the bike (shown below). You can hardly tell what the thing is really. It looks like an Indian bike, but it could easily be some rend...
Tags: Motorcycles, Harley, Brembo, Motorcycle News, Indian Motorcycle, Indian Raptor


You Can Expect the Indian Motorcycle FTR 1200 and FTR 1200 S at Dealerships in May

Get Ready to Buy The Indian Motorcycle FTR 1200 is one bike that gets a lot of people excited for the future of the company. That’s why it’s pretty big news that you’ll be able to go into a dealer to see one and purchase one in May. With May literally right around the corner, I hope your bank account is ready to drop some money on one of these bikes. According to Cycle News, all of the factory accessories will be at dealers at the same time, too. In case you’ve been living under a rock for a wh...
Tags: Motorcycles, Motorcycle News, Indian Motorcycle, Indian FTR 1200, Red over Steel Gray and Titanium Metallic


Global all-new Suzuki Carry with K15B-C engine breaks cover at IIMS 2019

Suzuki today introduced the global all-new Carry at IIMS 2019. Indonesia is the...
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Qiantu K50 electric sports car was designed in China, will be built in the U.S.

The Qiantu K50 is a Chinese electric sports car that will be marketed in the United States by California-based Mullen Technologies. The carbon-fiber bodied, 402-horsepower K50 is expected to go on sale in 2020. The post Qiantu K50 electric sports car was designed in China, will be built in the U.S. appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, California, China, Cars, Trends, United States, Sports Cars, Electric Cars, Mullen Technologies, Qiantu K50, 2019 New York Auto Show


Seeing Red Again: Tesla’s Winning Streak Turns to a Loss in First Quarter

Analysts and investors, who were already warned to expect disappointment, didn’t walk away disappointed from Tesla’s first-quarter 2019 earnings report. The automaker’s two-quarter streak of profitability came to a crashing halt, with the company warning that next quarter might bring with it another loss. Quite an about-face from the rosy projections issued at the start […] The post Seeing Red Again: Tesla’s Winning Streak Turns to a Loss in First Quarter appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Tesla, Finances, Autos, News Blog, High Finance


2019 Honda BR-V (facelift) officially revealed [Video]

Honda has taken the wraps off the facelifted BR-V at IIMS 2019. The company is...
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A Refined Point of View: Nikk La’s San Francisco

We explore the West Coast metropolis that’s rich with inspiring details Built for the city, Land Rover‘s all-new 2020 Range Rover Evoque is a refined, resilient compact SUV. But, as photographer Nikk La says, it can still handle obstacles that a Range Rover is known to tackle—which makes it perfect for his kind of work. We spent the day with him—from the ocean to the …
Tags: Auto, Sponsored, Photography, Design, Cars, San Francisco, Photographers, West Coast, Land Rover, SUVs, Evoque, Range Rover, Rover Evoque, Compact SUVs, 2020 Range Rover Evoque, Refined Point of View


QOTD: Is Your Driveway a Champion of Diversity?

People and cultures, like the arts, traditions and cuisine born of those cultures, come in all flavors, and so do cars. The great thing about global trade is that we have choice in nearly everything we buy. Few, if any, people are forced to purchase a product because no alternatives built by rival companies exist. […] The post QOTD: Is Your Driveway a Champion of Diversity? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Brands, Autos, Qotd, News Blog, Country Of Origin, Question of the Day, Vehicle Diversity


Witness The Absurd Acceleration Of A 911 GT2 RS As It Heads To 211mph

The 991 Porsche 911 GT2 RS can be seen hurtling towards its 211mph top speed in this run at Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds
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Hyundai Venue to go up for pre-orders on 2 May - Report

The Hyundai Venue will celebrate its market premiere in India on 21 May. Its...
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