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Deals We Love This Week: 50% or More Off Motorcycle Jackets

The Sales Keep Coming With 4th of July passed, you might think you’ve missed out on your chance to score some massive discounts on killer gear, but the fact of the matter is that Revzilla is still rolling out new sale items. Also, the 4th of July sales are still on the website, so you might want to take advantage of them if you can. If you’re not seeing what you want on that page, I have pulled some of the best deals out there that are on the website this week. This week, it’s all about jackets...
Tags: Motorcycles, Scorpion, YKK, RevZilla, EXO Yukon, DuPont Kevlar, Revzilla Roland Sands Hefe, Revzilla First Manufacturing Top, Revzilla Scorpion EXO Yuma Jacket, Scorpion Yuma, Revzilla Olympia Alpha, Olympia Alpha, Roland Sands Hefe


McLaren May Sell Stake in F1 Team to Improve Chances of Survival

With McLaren scrounging for cash and cutting 1,200 positions from its ranks in the hopes of prolonging its own existence, it would be an understatement to claim 2020 has been unkind to the automaker. Most nameplates are having a rough year. And almost all are seeking ways to turn things around before the situation becomes untenable […] The post McLaren May Sell Stake in F1 Team to Improve Chances of Survival appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Finance, F1, Autos, Mclaren, Formula 1, Industry News, News Blog


Here’s a list of tech companies that the SBA says took PPP money

The U.S. Treasury Department released Monday a highly anticipated trove of data identifying every company that has received a loan of more than $150,000 from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) — a list that includes some of the hottest names in the tech startup world, including Bolt Mobility, Getaround, Luminar, Stackin, TuSimple and Velodyne. The data, which lists the names of companies that received small business loans over $150,000, was the result of a push for greater transparency around...
Tags: TC, Congress, Finance, Tech, Automotive, Bird, Morgan Stanley, PPP, Index Ventures, Citi, Trump, Small Business Administration, U S Treasury Department, SBA, LUMINAR, Y Combinator Research


Mercedes-Benz 2021 S-Class jumps on the giant touchscreen bandwagon

Mercedes-Benz sent out a teaser image and video Monday of its upcoming 2021 S-Class that hints at a sleeker interior that forgoes the bevy of physical knobs and toggles found in previous models in favor of a digital-centric design. The teasers illustrate a movement in the automotive industry popularized by Tesla to incorporate large touchscreens in new models. Little is known about Mercedes’ next-generation MBUX infotainment system, which will debut in the 2021 S-Class. It appears, based on Merc...
Tags: Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Connected Cars, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes, Daimler, Markus Schafer, MBUX


Familiar Faces: Ineos Debuts Grenadier Design

If it seems like years have passed since we’ve issued an update on Ineos Group’s attempt at building a Defender-inspired SUV, that’s because it has been. The British chemical conglomerate asked Land Rover if it could assemble copies of the then-defunct automobile back in 2016, only to be told to take a hike. Unfazed, CEO Jim Ratcliffe […] The post Familiar Faces: Ineos Debuts Grenadier Design appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Startups, SUV, Autos, Land Rover, Utility, Jim Ratcliffe, Ineos, News Blog, Defender, New Models, Off-road Vehicles, ORV, Ineos Group, Ineos Grenadier


The Mazda Bump: What a Difference a ‘0’ Makes

June auto sales in the hard-hit U.S. new vehicle market were nowhere near normal for this time of the year, down an estimated 25 percent below levels seen last June. An improvement from May, yes, but far from a return to normal. Unless, of course, you’re Mazda. The pandemic-era trend we detailed not long ago […] The post The Mazda Bump: What a Difference a ‘0’ Makes appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Autos, Crossovers, Mazda, Miata, Mazda MX-5, News Blog, CX-30, Mazda CX-30, Coroanvirus


Snow Tiger: Hookie’s Triumph flat tracker is just purrfect

Flat track racing is still going strong in the USA and Europe, and we’re starting to see customizers building personal track bikes between client projects. This chunky Triumph T100R belongs to Hookie Co. founder Nico Mueller—and despite its age, it carries the same sharp aesthetic that the German shop has become known for. Nico originally found the 1967 T100R Tiger (also known as the Daytona) on eBay in the UK, after seeing a post on Sideburn Magazine’s website. Some digging revealed that...
Tags: Europe, Usa, UK, Germany, Munich, Motorcycles, Honda, Dresden, Bsa, Nico, Yamaha, Daytona, Bates, Carsten, Koni, South Division


Nissan’s CEO Explains Recovery Plan to Angry Investors

Nissan CEO Makoto Uchida attempted to smooth things over with investors last week by going over his company’s new recovery plan in great detail. As you undoubtedly know by now, the automaker found itself in a less than blissful situation following an ugly internal power struggle that highlighted corporate corruption and a business strategy that […] The post Nissan’s CEO Explains Recovery Plan to Angry Investors appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Scandal, Industry, Autos, Automotive Industry, Nissan, Industry News, Ghosn, Carlos Ghosn, Uchida, Restructuring, Recovery Plan, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, Makoto Uchida, Investor meetings


Rare Rides: A 1986 Izuzu P’up, Coming With Length and Turbodiesel

Today’s Rare Ride is from the period in the Eighties when many compact pickup trucks were available to the North American consumer. While most of these vehicles were Japanese, some covered their origins with American badges. Others wore both Japanese and American branding, albeit at different dealerships. Wouldn’t you LUV to check out this P’up? […] The post Rare Rides: A 1986 Izuzu P’up, Coming With Length and Turbodiesel appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Izuzu


Still Some Love for Internal Combustion in Italy

Nations like Germany might treat internal combustion engines like a shirtless man lighting up a Marlboro in a neonatal intensive care unit, but some countries still feel that they have a place in the automotive landscape. Italy even plans to put public dollars behind their purchase. When economies and industries are suffering, governments can sometimes do […] The post Still Some Love for Internal Combustion in Italy appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Government, Germany, Sales, Italy, Autos, Subsidies, Incentives, News Blog, Coroanvirus


Ford's new Bronco: Off-road education will be standard equipment

Full news on the new Bronco is yet to come, but Ford has sent out some more teasers, including the news that with the purchase of any Bronco or with the Badlands trim of the Bronco Sport, you'll get an off-road driving experience thrown in (once you get yourself there, of course). Find out more, and check out some Bronco history, in my story at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Ford, Autos, Off-road Driving, Bronco, Jil McIntosh, Four-Wheel Drive, Bronco Sport


Bronco Family: Two’s Not Enough?

Like its Mustang stable mate, Ford’s returning Bronco finds itself with a brood. The Bronco is now a brand, comprised of the namesake, body-on-frame off-roader and the tag-along Bronco Sport — a retro-styled model based on the unibody Ford Escape. That’s apparently just the start of it. Ford isn’t shy when it comes to discussing the […] The post Bronco Family: Two’s Not Enough? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Heritage, Ford, Autos, Branding, Ford Bronco, Bronco, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Bronco Sport, Ford Bronco Sport


Porsche Grabs Double Podium Finish In Independence Day Sprint At Daytona

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Tags: Racing, Porsche, Autos, Daytona, IMSA, USCC, 911 RSR, GTLM


America's Ford Ranger Raptor Will Get A Turbocharged Petrol V6

No weedy diesel inline-four in the US-spec Ranger Raptor - it'll be getting a meatier 2.7-litre V6, while Australia-destined vehicles with an optional V6 diesel
Tags: Australia, US, America, Ford, Autos


Adventures in Marketing: Ford Bronco Goes Into the Wild

A 1970 Dodge ad campaign once said of the viewer, “If you can cope with a whole new image, you could be Dodge material.” Well, today — a week out from what this writer has dubbed B-Day — Ford is appealing to those wild at heart to leave their old lifestyles, and the pavement, in […] The post Adventures in Marketing: Ford Bronco Goes Into the Wild appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Advertising, Marketing, Ford, Autos, Dodge, SUVs, Ford Bronco, Bronco, News Blog, Product Planning, Off-roading, Future Models, Adventures In Marketing


Ather Energy to launch TPMS as an accessory for Ather 450X

One of the most popular electric two-wheeler companies in India, Ather Energy...
Tags: Autos, Ather Energy, Ather


Bookings For New MG Hector Plus Commence At INR 50,000

While news of MG Motor India officially revealing details of the MG Hector...
Tags: Autos, MG Motor India


New Images of the Yamaha Leaning-Trike Design Surface

Weird and Futuristic Yamaha has some odd three-wheeled machines in its lineup, but those designs are honestly good ones if you like a third wheel. There have been rumors of the company adding another leaning trike to its lineup, and now Cycle World has shared some images that show what the bike will likely look like.  Hybrid Trike? The publication says the new Yamaha bike is built on the MW-Vision concept bike design that was revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show last year. That design was crazier...
Tags: Motorcycles, Tokyo, Max, Yamaha, Unique Trike Suspension Yamaha


Junkyard Find: 2009 Pontiac G3 Wave

The years 2008 and 2009 were interesting times for GM, with the company filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on June 1, 2009 and the Pontiac Division clearly on the ropes (despite the Bondo applied over Pontiac’s rusty image by the Solstice). To The General’s warlords, only one solution to Pontiac’s woes made sense: take the […] The post Junkyard Find: 2009 Pontiac G3 Wave appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: South Korea, Colorado, Gm, Autos, Denver, 2009, Pontiac, Daewoo, Chevrolet Aveo, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Bondo, Korean Cars, Miserable Econoboxes, 2000s


2020 Honda CBR400R Revealed in Japan

A Ready-to-Go Small Sportbike Honda recently revealed the 2020 version of the CBR400R in Japan, according to Indian Autos Blog. Unfortunately, this motorcycle will be for the Japanese market only, but it’s a killer bike and one that I would like to see Honda take elsewhere in the world. The motorcycle features the same 399cc engine that is fitted to the CB400X that I discussed not long ago. The engine is is a parallel-twin and it puts out about 45 hp. It will likely be tuned a bit differently f...
Tags: Japan, Motorcycles, Honda, North America, Kawasaki, KTM


Piaggio Group Secures $60 Million Loan

Keeping Things Rolling Piaggio Group is a massive organization. The group is comprised of Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Vespa, and other brands, and rakes in a lot of money, so I was a bit surprised to learn that the company secured a $60 million loan in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.  Piaggio Group isn’t in financial trouble. The company is massive and can weather an economic storm like the one that accompanied COVID-19. However, the virus has put a lot of stress on the company’s various brands,...
Tags: Motorcycles, Motorcycle News, Piaggio Group, Cassa Depositi, Coronavirus, COVID, Aprilia Moto Guzzi Vespa, Banca MPS


New Top-Of-The-Range Kia Seltos Gravity Launched In South Korea

It has already been one whole year since the launch of the Kia Seltos in its...
Tags: South Korea, Autos


Misano Edition of 2020 Aprilia RSV4 1000 RR & Tuono RR 1100 revealed

Aprilia makes fast bikes. There are no two ways about that. However, since it...
Tags: Autos


All-new Honda City vs 2020 Hyundai Verna 0-100 kmph Acceleration Run

Honda City is a well-known brand name in the Indian car market. The car started...
Tags: Autos, Honda City, Hyundai Verna


Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R pre-booking details for Indonesia revealed

After waiting for a really long time, the enthusiasts got some good news last...
Tags: Indonesia, Autos, Kawasaki Ninja


2020 Snow ride

I'd been waiting for this one all winter - a good snow dump to go and explore on Mighty Mouse.  My first two snow rides on the V-Strom and then the Tenere were fun but I had to end the Tenere ride earlier than planned due to a bit much snow and ice and not wanting to drop the Tenere while out on my lonesome.  With the WR that sort of shenanigans are no problem!Finally, on Wednesday night last [Author: Andrew Thomson]
Tags: Videos, Motorcycles, Rides, Andrew Thomson, Dirty fun, Mighty Mouse


2021 MG ZS Makes Its Global Debut In UK; India Launch In The Pipeline For March 2021

The MG ZS has quite a short history in the Indian automotive market. Back in...
Tags: UK, India, Autos


INR 5.60 lakh 2020 Honda CBR400R to be launched in Japan on 31 July

The 2020 Honda CBR400R will be launched in Japan on 31 July. The new 400cc...
Tags: Japan, Autos, Honda


2.5 Turbo Mazda 3 Confirmed With 224bhp And 310Lb Ft

Mazda Mexico has outed the new turbocharged 2.5 version of the 3, revealing some impressive stats
Tags: Autos, Turbo Mazda, Ft. Mazda Mexico


Is This The Dual-Clutch Automatic Version Of The Tata Nexon?

The Tata Nexon has a lot of features that work in its favour. It is good...
Tags: Autos, Nexon, Tata Nexon



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