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Ural Extends Warranties for New Bike Sales in the U.S.

Another Company Offering Warranty Extensions The other day I reported on the fact that Royal Enfield, Yamaha, and MV Agusta all started offering extensions on their warranties. Now it seems Ural is doing the same for U.S. sales. The company offers a standard two-year warranty, but it will offer a 90-day extension if you bought or buy a bike between March 25 and June 30.  The company reported, according to RideApart, that its sales have continued more or less on the same clip as usual and that i...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Motorcycles, Ural, AgustA, Motorcycle News, Coronavirus, Royal Enfield Yamaha


HJC F70 Full Face Helmet Review

Some First Impressions I have never worn an HJC helmet before or even tried on one while window shopping. So I was very interested in testing the new generation F70. Reading up on this new breed, I quickly discovered that it was a unique blend of helmet technology in a comms ready helmet. But the most significant factor was that HJC offered all of these benefits at an amazingly affordable price. When I open the box and pull out a new helmet, my first “test” is to check out the weight. I don’t...
Tags: Amazon, Review, Motorcycles, ACS, Phoenix, Chin, ECE, Field of Vision, HJC, Motorcycle Helmet Reviews, Full-Face Helmet Reviews, Alpinestars Core, HJC F70 Full Face Helmet Review, Safety HJC, Pros Fiberglass Composite Shell DOT, Machine Washable Cheek


Polestar to open first US stores in the second half of 2020

Polestar’s first U.S. retail stores will open in Los Angeles, New York City and two locations in San Francisco later this year — the latest milestone for the automaker as it gets closer to bringing its all-electric vehicle to market. Polestar, which is jointly owned by Volvo Car Group and Zhejiang Geely Holding of China, was once a high-performance brand under Volvo Cars. The 2021 Polestar 2 is the first EV to come out of Polestar since it was recast as an electric performance brand in 2017. ...
Tags: Transportation, Florida, Texas, China, Boston, New York City, Cars, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Automotive, United States, Electric Vehicles, Volvo, Denver


Porsche’s newest app lets buyers track the progress of their 911

Porsche has been placing more resources into developing digital services as it tries to match the tech demands of its customers. The latest effort borne out of its Porsche Digital subsidiary is an app that lets U.S. buyers who have ordered a 911 sports car to track its progress from production to the dealership. The app, which is integrated with the My Porsche web portal, provides customers updates on 14 events, including production in Germany, the vehicle’s departure and trek across the A...
Tags: TC, Germany, Cars, Tech, Atlantic, Automotive, United States, Porsche, Sports Cars, Volkswagen Group, Porsche Cars North America, Porsche 911, Porsche Digital, Porsche Taycan


2020 Nissan Frontier Priced, Exploring the New Frontier of 2021 Will Have to Wait

Nissan isn’t ready to discuss the 2021 Frontier just yet, but the brand has set pricing for the 2020 version of its aging midsize pickup. If you’re cool with two-wheel drive and a King Cab model, you can get in the door for $26,790. If you need four doors and four-wheel drive, an S Crew […] The post 2020 Nissan Frontier Priced, Exploring the New Frontier of 2021 Will Have to Wait appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Trucks, Nissan, New Cars, Frontier, Nissan Frontier, News Blog, 2020 Nissan Frontier


From Across the Channel Came Cars Bearing Tariffs

The UK auto industry pales in comparison to the nearby German juggernaut, though Britons looking to purchase a new vehicle in the coming years might discover their preferred Teutonic ride has suddenly jumped in price. That’ll be the reality come 2021 if the UK can’t come up with a new trade deal with its newly […] The post From Across the Channel Came Cars Bearing Tariffs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: UK, Eu, Tariffs, Trade, Autos, WTO, Brexit, Imports, News Blog, European Cars, Across the Channel Came Cars Bearing Tariffs


GM is working on a hands-off advanced driving system for city streets

GM has a “big team” working on an advanced version of its hands-free driving assistance system, Super Cruise, that will expand its capability beyond highways and apply it to city streets, the automaker’s vice president of global product development Doug Parks said Tuesday. GM is also continuing to improve its existing Super Cruise product, Parks said during a webcasted interview at Citi’s 2020 Car of the Future Symposium. “As we continue to ratchet up Super Cruise, we continue to add capabili...
Tags: TC, Cars, Tech, General Motors, Tesla, Automotive, Gm, Gps, Parks, Self-driving Car, Citi, Cadillac, Ultra, Cadillac Escalade, Doug Parks, Sedans


Hertz Drains Special Edition Corvette, Camaro from Rental Fleet

Reeling from the pandemic-born financial crisis, Hertz is unloading some particularly cost-intensive vehicles from its rental fleet. While plenty of these vehicles are old stock it would have had to get rid of eventually, Hertz is limiting fleet turnover this year, recently cancelling roughly 90 percent of new vehicle orders it had on the books for […] The post Hertz Drains Special Edition Corvette, Camaro from Rental Fleet appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, General Motors, Autos, Rental Cars, Chevy, Chevrolet, Hertz, Camaro, Corvette, Rental Fleet, News Blog, SS, LT1, C7 Corvette, Z06, 6.2-liter V8


The Martrix Alpha Pro Is an Interesting New Modular Helmet

One Helmet for Many Situations If you’re looking for one helmet you can use for street, motocross, adventure riding, track riding, then Matrix has an option for you. The company calls it the Matrix Alpha Pro, and the company claims it’s “the ultra modular” helmet. Seeing as how I haven’t seen one of these up close or worn one, I can’t confirm or deny their claims, but I do find the helmet interesting. It has a modular design, but it’s more than just a helmet with a flip-up chin bar. The helmet ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Dot, Matrix, ECE, Motorcycle News, Matrix alpha pro


Report: Virus to Clobber EVs in the Short Term, and Then…?

The analysts at BloombergNEF foresee a rough year ahead for global auto sales, putting their crystal ball in alignment with everyone else’s. Hardly a shock that the worst pandemic in a century would weigh heavily on consumer spending and confidence. For electric vehicles, however, the virus stands to rock this segment’s boat to a lesser […] The post Report: Virus to Clobber EVs in the Short Term, and Then…? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Green, Electric Vehicles, Studies, Autos, EVs, Projections, News Blog


Show Your Papers: Mexican Auto Factories Allowed to Restart With Proper Documents

Mexico spent plenty of time discussing the phased reopening of automotive plants last week. The presumption was that the nation would have to establish guidelines for industrial work zones that would allow some to resume production after May 18th, with timing coinciding with U.S. facilities that will be in desperate need of parts and vehicles. However, […] The post Show Your Papers: Mexican Auto Factories Allowed to Restart With Proper Documents appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Mexico, Supply Chain, Production, Autos, Automotive Industry, Industry News, Relaunch, News Blog, Coronavirus


Is A Smaller 911 With A Bigger Engine On The Way?

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Tags: Quotes, 911, Porsche, Autos, 992, Frank-Steffen Walliser


2019 Subaru Forester Touring Review – Slow, Safe, and Steady

Subaru has a dual reputation. Car people know it as the company that gives us WRX and STi (and a good chunk of the BRZ/Toyota FT 86 partnership), while the rest of the world thinks of the brand as one that puts out a lot of wagon-esque crossovers that appeal to granola types, academics, and […] The post 2019 Subaru Forester Touring Review – Slow, Safe, and Steady appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Car Reviews, New Cars, Subaru, Wrx, Subaru Forester, Forester, Subaru Forester Touring Review


Porsche Cartoon

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Slashed Rates Factor High in Premium Push

As you read last week, the U.S. auto industry continues its climb out of the coronavirus ditch, with foreign automakers pushing back at a briefly dominant Detroit in a bid to restore sales sanity. The domestic three managed to unload an awful lot of big-margin trucks during the lockdown, propelling scared customers into dealers with […] The post Slashed Rates Factor High in Premium Push appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Deals, Sales, Interest Rates, Lexus, Autos, Loans, Detroit, Financing, Premium, News Blog, Premium Automakers


4 new sub-4 metre SUVs to be launched in the next 4 months: From 2020 Mahindra Thar to Nissan Magnite

While the FY 2020-21 is not turning out to be as enthusiastic as one had...


Americade Rally Postponed Until July

Blame COVID-19 This Wednesday you’ll be able to pre-register for the Americade motorcycle rally. The rally was scheduled for June 2 to 6, but now it has been postponed to July 21 to 25. While not as big or important as Sturgis or Daytona Bike Week, Americade still draws tons of people and it has been running since 1983. The Americade rally is less outlaw-Harley than Sturgis or Daytona, and that makes it a bit more inviting to a wider motorcycling audience. The decision to bump out the event to ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Andrew Cuomo, Harley, Daytona, May, Sturgis, Motorcycle News, Lake George New York, Americade Rally


The Big Shrink: Mitsubishi Thinks Small After Profit Plunge

Mitsubishi Motors’ membership in the great Renault-Nissan alliance won’t protect it from economic realities arising from the coronavirus pandemic. On Tuesday, the automaker announced an 89-percent drop in operating profit for the year ended March, with black ink totaling just $119 million. Rocked by the virus that’s thrown every automaker’s balance sheet into disarray, Mitsubishi […] The post The Big Shrink: Mitsubishi Thinks Small After Profit Plunge appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Planning, Finances, Autos, Mitsubishi, Renault Nissan, Mitsubishi Motors, News Blog, Cost-cutting, Coronavirus


The Mulholland Legend 480 Wants To Be A Modern-Day TVR

Mulholland Automotive - an offshoot of a motorsport composites company - has pledged to make the "true successor for TVR" with its Legend 480
Tags: Autos, Tvr


Triumph Launches an Online Shop for Gear and Clothing in the U.K.

No Need to Visit the Dealer Triumph is now selling gear and clothing online in the U.K. The company just recently launched a new online store. Right now this online store just services the U.K., but I wouldn’t be surprised to see Triumph expand it to other markets.  This is a smart move both because Triumph should be doing online sales like this and because of the COVID-19 pandemic that’s still causing major disruptions around the world. Before this store opened up, buyers had to go into a Triu...
Tags: Motorcycles, North America, Triumph, U K, Motorcycle News, Coronavirus


Popping the hood on Vroom’s IPO filing

Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Yesterday afternoon, Vroom, an online car buying service, filed to go public. Based on its SEC filing, Vroom is a highly-successful private company in fundraising terms that has attracted over $700 million during its life as a startup. T. Rowe Price, AutoNation, Durable Capital Partners, General Catalyst and other investors fueled the firm during its youth according to Crunchbas...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Transportation, Ecommerce, Tech, E-commerce, Companies, Automotive, United States, Venture Capital, AutoNation, SEC, General Electric, General Catalyst, Unicorn


FortNine Does an In-Depth Look at Harley’s Slow Suicide

There’s Still Some Hope for HD Harley-Davidson is struggling through a very tough time right now. I’ve written about it and so have countless others, but FortNine has done one of the better, in-depth looks at The Motor Company and its predicament. It recently posted a video to its YouTube channel that illustrates Harley’s current situation.  By looking back over the last several decades and looking at what HD is currently doing with its stock prices, the below video paints the picture of Harley...
Tags: Motorcycles, North America, Harley Davidson, Harley, Motor Company, FortNine


QOTD: Bucking the Big Three?

It may have escaped your notice, but things aren’t quite the same lately. I look at my hands more, wondering if the side of my right index finger escaped a good scrubbing 6 minutes earlier. The sight of a box of cookies bought two weeks ago prompts mental calculations about viral half-lives on semi-porous surface […] The post QOTD: Bucking the Big Three? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Qotd, News Blog, Question of the Day


BMW F 900 R & BMW F 900 XR launch date revealed - Report

BMW Motorrad has revealed the launch date of the BMW F 900 R and BMW F 900 XR....
Tags: Autos, BMW Motorrad


2020 Honda Jazz facelift won’t be available with a diesel engine - Report

The 2020 Honda Jazz facelift will go on sale in India soon. Unlike the old...
Tags: India, Autos, Honda Jazz


Uber Death Watch: Ride-hailing Firm Cuts 3,000 Additional Jobs

Uber Technologies eliminated an additional 3,000 jobs on Monday, closing offices around the world as certain regions revealed less growth than the outfit had hoped for. We covered the ride-hailing firm’s financial situation last week, as reports circulated that it wanted to drop a few billion to acquire Grubhub and enhance its own food-delivery service in the […] The post Uber Death Watch: Ride-hailing Firm Cuts 3,000 Additional Jobs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Uber, Jobs, Autos, Food Delivery, Uber Eats, Job Cuts, GrubHub, Uber Technologies, News Blog, Delivery Apps, Restructuring, Delivery Services, Ride-hailing Apps, Ride-haling, Driving Jobs, Uber Deathwatch


Here's Your First Look At The VW Golf 8 Estate

The newest version of VW's Golf 'Variant' has been spotted almost entirely undisguised
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BS6 Yamaha Ray ZR 125 Fi & Ray ZR Street Rally 125 Fi prices hiked - IAB Report

Yamaha has hiked the prices of the BS6 Ray ZR 125 Fi and BS6 Ray ZR Street...
Tags: Autos, Iab, Yamaha


Kia Sonet launch date could be pushed back - Report

The Coronavirus outbreak could lead to a change in the Kia Sonet launch date,...
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Bajaj Pulsar RS400 in the making, to be launched overseas in August - Report

A Bajaj Pulsar RS400 400 cc bike is in the works. The elder sibling of the...
Tags: Autos, Bajaj Pulsar RS400



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