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The Nito N4 Electric Motorcycle Concept Is Here to Challenge the 125cc Bikes

Small and Ready to Go The funky little supermoto you see here is the Nito N4. The bike was revealed at EICMA last year, but somehow it slipped by me. Asphalt & Rubber recently brought the bike up and it’s a killer little machine. The electric motorcycle has supermoto style in a small 125cc comparable package.  The electric bike makes 15 hp and is perfect for bombing around a city (silently). According to the company, the bike can do 90 miles per charge and can reach a top speed of 90 mph. It we...
Tags: Motorcycles, Electric Motorcycles, Electric Motorcycle, Motorcycle News, EICMA, Asphalt Rubber, Nito, Nito N4, Nito N4 Electric Motorcycle Concept


Yoshimura Debuts New Muffler for 2020 KTM 890 Duke R

Alpha Taper 2 Muffler Yoshimura announced that it has a new Alpha Taper 2 (AT2) muffler for the 2020 KTM 890 Duke R. The company moved fast to get this product out, and now owners of the new KTM can make it sound as good as it looks. The new AT2 muffler is called the “cousin of the Alpha Taper muffler,” meaning it utilizes much of the same stuff but with an all-new design and appearance. The muffler features a new matte carbon fiber end cap and heel guard. It also has a faceted inner end cap as...
Tags: Motorcycles, Duke, KTM, Yoshimura, Motorcycle News, Duke R. Alpha Taper, Muffler Yoshimura


The Last Minivan Battle? Orders Open for the AWD Chrysler Pacifica

Seating, fuel economy, and traction: these are the three areas in which the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica and all-new Toyota Sienna will do battle, though neither of these vehicles is a direct match for the other. In the shrinking minivan segment, the urge to offer everything a buyer might want has led us to this point. […] The post The Last Minivan Battle? Orders Open for the AWD Chrysler Pacifica appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Chrysler, Awd, New Cars, Hybrid, Pacifica, Chrysler Pacifica, Toyota Sienna, News Blog, Minivans, Product Planning


Voltz Motors May Have A New Electric Street Bike Coming

Coming Out of Brazil The Brazilian electric motorcycle company Voltz Motors could announce a new model soon. According to The Pack, the company has a smart electric motorcycle in the works. The bike looks to be a naked sportbike or sport-touring machine.  According to an unnamed source, “It will be a smart electric motorcycle due to the large amount of tech built into the bike and the possibility for different combinations of battery packs.” I would expect Voltz Motors to be targeting the Zero ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Brazil, CSC, Electric Motorcycles, Motorcycle News, Honda Grom, Voltz, Voltz Motors


Flying taxi startup Lilium gets cash boost from SpaceX backer

The company is building a five-seat VTOL aircraft with 36 electric engines
Tags: Spacex, News, Cars, Trends, Flying Car, Vtol, Flying Taxi, Lilium, Lilium Jet


Deals We Love This Week: Summer Jackets Up to 44% Off

Keep Your Cool With These Sales Summer is here. You know what that means, right? It’s time to have a good jacket is made of mesh and designed to move as much air as possible around your body. I know there are a lot of guys that choose to ride with just a t-shirt in the summer months but don’t. It’s not worth the road rash if you go down. I’ve found that summer jackets do a remarkably good job of keeping you cool at speed. They also do a good job of keeping to sun off your skin, which means you ...
Tags: Deals, Motorcycles, YKK, RevZilla, BILT, REAX, Sedici, Bilt Racing, Revzilla Sedici Federico


The Mitsubishi That Could Be, but Almost Certainly Won’t

You may have spotted a crop of recent headlines and briefly thought that Mitsubishi has designs on returning to the sports car market. Sorry to burst that particular bubble. However, if, like me, you spent at least a portion of the 1990s daydreaming about the 3000GT, a report from Motor1 suggests that you might have […] The post The Mitsubishi That Could Be, but Almost Certainly Won’t appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Mitsubishi, Renderings, News Blog, Future Vehicles, 3000GT


Good News for the Not-Quite-Eco Crowd: The Jeep Wagoneer Lives

We’ve talked an awful lot about fuel-sipping hybrids and virtuous electric vehicles in recent days; so much so, one could forget that a great number of buyers want nothing more than to take home the biggest, most spacious SUV on the road today. Ford sells plenty of Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators, and General Motors decided […] The post Good News for the Not-Quite-Eco Crowd: The Jeep Wagoneer Lives appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, SUV, Ford, Fca, Autos, Jeep, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Product Planning, Lincoln Navigators, Jeep Grand Wagoneer, Future Models, Jeep Wagoneer, Grand Wagoneer, Wagoneer


Here’s How Magnus Walker Created An “Art Car” The Old Fashioned Way

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Tags: Video, Autos, Magnus Walker, Porsche 993, 993, Art Car


Moving Day: Volkswagen Brand Gets a New Boss

Forget all about that Porsche dude. The current CEO of Volkswagen Group’s sporting car brand will not become the new head of the automaker’s namesake brand. Instead, a supervisory board meeting Monday saw Herbert Diess punted, replaced by the brand’s former chief operating officer. Come July 1st, Ralf Brandstätter will take the helm, tasked with guiding […] The post Moving Day: Volkswagen Brand Gets a New Boss appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Green, Vw, Porsche, Autos, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Group, Herbert Diess, Executives, News Blog, Executive Shuffle, Ralf Brandstätter


2020 Land Rover Defender Is On Sale, but Getting One May Be Tricky

Months ago, I was supposed to board a plane to Old Blighty to drive the new Land Rover Defender. Given the vehicle’s heritage and importance to the brand, I was excited to see if it was a worthy successor to the famous series of SUVs that came before. I was also excited to go to […] The post 2020 Land Rover Defender Is On Sale, but Getting One May Be Tricky appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Production, Autos, Land Rover, Land Rover Defender, News Blog, Defender, Coronavirus


Contraction Coming in the Van Market?

No, not the minivan market. We’ve covered that at length. We’re talking van vans — the slow-moving ones that used to terrorize your author as a child. (Turns out that media-driven social panic was mostly nothing, but I digress…) Word comes to us that, as automakers recede from the commercial van segment, Nissan might be […] The post Contraction Coming in the Van Market? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Nissan, Nissan NV, Vans, News Blog, Product Planning, Commercial Vans, Discontinuation


Ford’s 2020 Escape plug-in hybrid takes aim at Toyota RAV4 PRIME

The 2020 Ford Escape plug-in hybrid — a first for the SUV — comes with an EPA-estimated 37 miles of all-electric driving range and 100 miles per gallon equivalent, stats that will put the redesigned model into competition with the new Toyota RAV4 PRIME. The Toyota RAV4 PRIME has an estimated 42-mile EV rang and 94 MPGe. Toyota unveiled the the first plug-in hybrid version of the model at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2019. The vehicle is expected to hit dealerships in the U.S. this summe...
Tags: TC, Japan, Los Angeles, Tech, Automotive, United States, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Toyota, Epa, Los Angeles Auto Show, Environmental Protection Agency, Escape, Plug-in Hybrid, Ford Fusion Energi, Ford Escape


Junkyard Find: 2008 Pontiac Solstice

Quick, what was the final new Pontiac model introduced before the marque’s demise in 2010? The G3, a Pontiac-badged Chevy Aveo (itself a rebadged Daewoo Kalos, which makes The Final Pontiac first cousin to the Ravon Nexia R3). We remember a Pontiac model from slightly earlier in the chaos of mid-to-late-2000s GM much better: the […] The post Junkyard Find: 2008 Pontiac Solstice appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Gm, Autos, Convertible, 2008, Pontiac, Solstice, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Chevy Aveo, 2000s, Pontiac Solstice, Saturn Sky, GM Death Watch, Daewoo Kalos


Should You Buy Car Parts on Amazon? We Did The Research to Find Out

For many people, Amazon is the go-to place for almost everything under the sun. But is Amazon a good place to buy car parts, or should you stick with your dedicated auto parts store – whether online or off? Here are a few common questions that come up when shopping for car parts on Amazon: Does Amazon have the right selection?Are the parts name brand? Do they include a warranty?Can you return the parts if they’re the wrong ones or defective?Are auto parts as good of a deal on Amazon as...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Shopping, Guides, Iowa, Italy, Brazil, Autos, Honda, Anthony, Reilly, Callahan, AutoZone, DENSO, Amazon Sellers, Ferndale Michigan


Vroom’s new IPO pricing is great news for unicorns

Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Last week we noted that the IPO window was open, a seemingly incongruous reality when compared to stark unemployment figures in the country and what they would seem to bode for business health. But as the markets rise to near-record highs, it has become clear that investors are open to buying new, growth-oriented shares. Our concluding point last week was simple: The open IPO ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Ipo, Tech, Automotive, Pricing, Initial Public Offering, Unicorn, Vroom, Market Analysis, The Exchange, Extra Crunch


Report: Monday Meeting Could See Volkswagen’s Diess Replaced

A report last week in a German publication stated that Volkswagen Group was looking for someone new to take charge of its namesake brand. The new blood would come in the form of Porsche CEO Oliver Blume, sources said. We’re now hearing there’s an “extraordinary” supervisory board meeting being held at VW today, and that […] The post Report: Monday Meeting Could See Volkswagen’s Diess Replaced appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Leadership, Vw, Porsche, Finances, Autos, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Group, Oliver Blume, Herbert Diess, Executives, News Blog, Cost-cutting


Hybrid War: Ford Touts Escape Plug-in As Efficiency King, but Toyota Has Two Things It Wants to Tell You

In the compact crossover segment, at least, the sky’s the limit when it comes to choice. And making inroads into this enormously popular crowd is plug-in hybrid power — a feature added to two major players this year: the Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4. As efficiency numbers trickle out, Ford is claiming victory over its rival, […] The post Hybrid War: Ford Touts Escape Plug-in As Efficiency King, but Toyota Has Two Things It Wants to Tell You appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Green, Ford, Autos, Crossovers, Toyota, New Cars, Fuel Economy, Hybrid, Escape, Phev, Ford Escape, News Blog, Product Planning, Ford Escape PHEV


Buy This Norton Domiracer for $76,000

Have an extra $76,000 Around? Norton might be having some troubles, but the company’s bikes are still coveted and demand a high price. Case in point is this Norton Domiracer that’s up for sale at We Sell Classic Bikes. The motorcycle is listed for $76,000. The bike is number 46 of only 50 ever made. It has never been registered, according to the listing. Offered for sale in the UK, the motorcycle is one of the rarer machines that Norton produced around this time period. It features the 961cc pa...
Tags: UK, Motorcycles, Norton, Brembo, Motorcycle News, Simon Skinner, Norton Domiracer, Domiracer


T-Dub'ing to the summit of Cinnamon Pass and riding near American Basin

Thursday, June 4Another good day of high mountain trail riding.Martha is at home in Centennial taking care of some appointments so it was just me today for riding.  I rode on Yagi, my 2006 Yamaha TW200 or T-Dub along Lake County Road 30 towards Cinnamon Pass.   It turned out to be just shy of 20 miles to get to the summit.Having ridden the Engineer Pass Road recently, I was able to compare their conditions easily.  Engineer Pass Road is much better maintained, and with less loose rock as one nea...
Tags: Motorcycles, Yamaha, Martha, Lake County, Lake City, Centennial, San Juan County, Yagi, RV Trips, Yagi Rides, Lake County Road, American Basin


This enticing Low-Ride Cruiser is based on a Royal Enfield 350

Royal Enfield bikes are usually the go-to-machines for several motorcycle...
Tags: Autos, Royal Enfield, Low Ride Cruiser


The Original BMW X5's Initial Design Was Sketched In Two Hours On A Flight

Frank Stephenson talks through the design development of the original X5, which was an incredibly rushed process
Tags: Autos, Frank Stephenson


Your guide to electric vehicle charging: what the hell is CCS?

Welcome to SHIFT Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice to help you navigate the changing world of electric vehicles and mobility tech. Charging an electric vehicle can appear confusing at first, but in reality, it’s not that difficult once you start to get your head around the terminology. We’ve already taken a look at CHAdeMo, another rapid-charging connector; this time we’re taking a look at CCS or Combined Charging System. CCS is another type of connector used for rapid-charging an...
Tags: Startups, Europe, Cars, Tech, World, North America, Shift, Basics, CCS


The BMW-Powered Ineos 'Defender Successor' Has Been Spied

A prototype for the 'Land Rover Defender successor' devised by chemical giant Ineos has been spotted testing
Tags: Autos, Ineos


Hero MotoCorp launches a fully-digital online sales platform called eShop

Hero MotoCorp has launched a fully-digital online sales platform called eShop....
Tags: Autos, MotoCorp


Musk visits the UK, stoking rumors of a British Tesla ‘Gigafactory’

It seems the Tesla rumors may have a notable amount of truth to them. Tesla does seem to be looking to potentially build a Gigafactory in England, UK. Last week, industry magazine, Property Week, said that the UK government and Tesla were looking for a 4 million square foot location to build a new electric vehicle factory. According to a recent report from The Times, that seems to be confirmed after Musk made a quick visit to scout locations last week. [Read: Report: The UK may give you $7,600 t...
Tags: Startups, UK, Cars, Tech, Tesla, World, The Times, Musk, Shift, England UK, Property Week


Maruti Suzuki lends a helping hand to cyclone-hit Maharashtra & Gujarat

Maruti Suzuki is one of the leading automobile manufacturers in India. The...
Tags: India, Autos, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Maruti Suzuki


A Low-Mileage Honda Civic Si Sold For A Preposterous $50,000

A 5600-mile Civic Ci fetched the equivalent of nearly £40,000 via an online auction in the USA
Tags: Autos


Here's The Ford Puma ST Making Throaty Three-Pot Noises At The 'Ring

The Fiesta ST-related Puma ST has been spotted at the Nurburgring churning out a respectable soundtrack
Tags: Autos, Puma, Nurburgring, Ford Puma


Royal Enfield to focus on mass customisation of its motorcycles - Report

Royal Enfield offers modification options for its motorcycles in the form of...
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