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The Porsche Taycan Just Set A Record For World’s Longest Drift

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Tags: Guinness World Record, Autos, Drifting, Electric Porsche, Taycan, Porsche Taycan


GM to recall 6 million vehicles in U.S. over Takata airbag issue

General Motors (GM) is set to recall 5.9 million vehicles in the U.S. to replace potentially dangerous Takata airbag inflators.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, General Motors, Recall, Gm, Takata, Nhtsa, General Motors GM, Takata Airbags, Breaking Twitter


Boondocking near New River, AZ

 Spent three days at my FIL's place in Sun City, working on the paperwork related to Fiona's insurance claim, the camera insurance claim and just trying to get my mind straight on this event.Spent some time as well trying to clean up the tools I managed to recover from among the ashes in Fiona's trunk where I carried the tool cases.  Most likely will end up buying new versions of most of them I think.As if to memorialize Fiona, the sunsets for visible from Sun City were pretty good:Saturday, Nov...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Walmart, Motorcycles, Arizona, Sun City, Youtube Music, Tcl, Fiona, FIL, Lake Pleasant, Phoenix Metro, RV Trips, Yagi Rides, New River AZ, Verizon Tech Support


[REVIEW] UClear Motion 4 Lite

Introduction Hmm, must be fall. We’ve had our first snow fall, mixed in with the brightly coloured leaves still drifting off the tree branches, with both settling onto the still green lawns; and now we are finishing up almost two weeks of early fall-like weather; up and down we go – the past, present and future well represented it seems. But for the present, despite our COVID-19 environment and time of year, we can still anticipate (hope for) some late season, albeit cool, riding – a continuanc...
Tags: Apple, Usa, Review, Samsung, Green, Motorcycles, ABF, AMP, Intercom, Lite, Ota, PTT, BMW Motorrad, Qwest, EDR, Air OTA


GM To Recall 7M Vehicles Globally To Replace Exploding Takata Air Bags

DETROIT (AP/CBS13) — General Motors will recall about 7 million big pickup trucks and SUVs worldwide to replace potentially dangerous Takata airbag inflators. The announcement came Monday after the U.S. government told the automaker it had to recall 6 million of the vehicles domestically. GM says it will not fight the decision, even though it believes the vehicles are safe. It will cost the company an estimated $1.2 billion, about one-third of its net income so far this year. The automaker had p...
Tags: Business, News, California, Sacramento, General Motors, Tesla, Ap, Gm, Autos, South Sacramento, Product Recall, Cbs, Takata, Donald Trump, Detroit, Flores


GM dumps Trump to side with California in emissions rules fight

General Motors is changing sides in a battle over whether states — and specifically California — can set tailpipe emissions regulations and other rules meant to mitigate climate change that are stricter than the federal government. The automaker said Monday it will no longer back the Trump Administration’s lawsuit to prevent California from setting its own rules, Reuters reported. CEO Mary Barra reportedly sent a letter to several environmental groups stating that the automaker was “immediately...
Tags: Obama, California, America, Tech, General Motors, Joe Biden, Automotive, Ford, Mary Barra, Gm, Toyota, Volkswagen, Fiat Chrysler, Trump, Reuters, Air Resources Board


The 2021 Kawasaki Z H2 SE Gets ‘Skyhook Suspension’ Among Other Updates

The Supercharged Naked is More Stable When it comes to Kawasaki motorcycles, if the model’s name is followed by an ‘SE’, it signifies that the version will come with updated suspension and brakes. The 2021 Kawasaki Z H2 SE takes the original and highly successful naked version of the H2 and brings Kawasaki’s Electronic Control Suspension for the smoothest ride possible. The ‘KEC’ suspension system utilizes all the bike’s preexisting sensors in addition to ones found in the updated suspension i...
Tags: News, Motorcycles, Kawasaki, Brembo, Skyhook, Motorcycle News, Showa, KEC, 2021 Kawasaki Z H2 SE, Kawasaki s Electronic Control Suspension, Stylema Monobloc Calipers


Deals We Love This Week: Select Arai Helmets 15 Percent Off

Some of the Best Helmets Out There As I noted in last week’s deals roundup, Revzilla is already offering Black Friday prices on gear. The retailer is offering up some new gear each and every day until Black Friday comes and goes. That means I’ve been combing through the gear deals and doing my best to find the gear that is worth buying. This week, the Arai helmets caught my eye. There aren’t a ton of them, but the ones that are here, are really top-notch helmets, and something you’d better not ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Dot, Arai, Snell, RevZilla, Snel, VAS V Max Vision, Revzilla Arai Defiant


After Many Teasers, the 2021 Kawasaki ZX-10R and ZX-10RR Are Finally Here

It’s Official The production versions of both the Kawasaki ZX-10R and ZX-10RR have been officially unveiled shortly after the Kawasaki Race Team brought the updated ZX-10RR for a field day at winter testing in Jerez. Originally, we only had concrete information regarding the visual updates that have been brought to these bikes, but with Kawasaki finally dropping the official details we can get a much more in-depth look into the upgrades that the 2021 models will be bringing to the table. Si...
Tags: News, Motorcycles, Jerez, Kawasaki, 2021 Kawasaki Zx-10RR, 2021 Kawasaki ZX-10R, Kawasaki Race Team, Showa Balance Free Forks


GM Flips Sides With California In Pollution Fight With Trump

DETROIT (AP/CBS13) — General Motors says it will no longer support the Trump administration in legal efforts to end California’s right to set its own clean-air standards. CEO Mary Barra said in a letter Monday to environmental groups that GM will pull out of the lawsuit, and it urges other automakers to do so. She said the company agrees with President-elect Joe Biden’s plan to expand electric vehicle use.  In a tweet on Monday, Barra said GM is the process of transitioning to an “all-electric p...
Tags: Business, Politics, Obama, California, White House, California News, Sacramento, Barack Obama, General Motors, Joe Biden, Ap, Ferrari, Mary Barra, Gm, Autos, South Sacramento


UN Panel Decides Japan Violated Carlos Ghosn’s Human Rights

The United Nation Human Rights Council’s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention issued a report on Monday stating that Carlos Ghosn’s extended detention in Japan was an unacceptable infringement on his rights — adding that the matter would be forwarded to the UN’s rapporteur on torture, cruel and other inhuman or degrading treatment. While there are undoubtedly […] The post UN Panel Decides Japan Violated Carlos Ghosn’s Human Rights appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Human Rights, Scandal, United Nations, Autos, Un, Automotive Industry, Nissan, Renault, Industry News, Ghosn, Carlos Ghosn, UN Panel, News Blog, Hot Legal Action, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance


Rare Rides: A Very Limited Edition 2002 Range Rover G4 Challenge (Part I)

Today’s subject is the first time a Range Rover appears in the series. We’ve come as close as a Discovery badged as the Honda Cro$$road previously, but today’s truck is much more special. It’s a 1 of 20 G4 Challenge. In part I of II on this Rare Ride, we’ll talk generally about the Range […] The post Rare Rides: A Very Limited Edition 2002 Range Rover G4 Challenge (Part I) appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Honda


GM flips to California’s side in pollution fight with Trump

By TOM KRISHER | AP Auto Writer DETROIT — General Motors says it will no longer support the Trump administration in legal efforts to end California’s right to set its own clean-air standards. CEO Mary Barra said in a letter Monday to environmental groups that GM will pull out of the lawsuit, and it urges other automakers to do so. She said the company agrees with President-elect Joe Biden’s plan to expand electric vehicle use. Last week, GM said it is testing a new battery chemistry that will br...
Tags: Business, Politics, News, Obama, California, Environment, Barack Obama, General Motors, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Coalition, Mary Barra, Gm, Autos, Volkswagen


Volkswagen Passat Receives Date of Execution; VW Shifts Production Power Away From Lame Sedan

It’s been five weeks since I opined VW should cancel the Arteon and the North American Passat, and replace both with the European Passat instead. Late last week, Volkswagen complied with part of my request. They must read TTAC! As reported by Ward’s Auto, the Passat will exit Volkswagen’s North American lineup after the 2023 […] The post Volkswagen Passat Receives Date of Execution; VW Shifts Production Power Away From Lame Sedan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Germany, Sales, Industry, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Crossovers, Volkswagen, EVs, New Cars, Imports, Ward, Volkswagen Passat, Sedans, News Blog, Future Vehicles


2021 Nissan Sentra Overview: Trim Levels, Tech Features, New Packages, Pricing & More

The 2021 Nissan Sentra is proof you don’t need to break the bank to get a reliable set of wheels. The pragmatic sedan, fresh off a complete redesign, received high marks in the J.D. Power 2020 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study, scoring 42 points above the segment average. The Sentra was also named as one of Autotrader’s “Best New Cars of 2020” and “10 Best Cars for Recent College graduates.” Here is a quick overview of the 2021 Nissan Sentra.  What Does The 2021 N...
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NADA Chairman Doesn’t Seem to Like Traditional Auto Dealers Much

Unless you happen to be the primary stakeholder in Amazon, 2020 probably hasn’t’ been the kind of year you’re likely to miss. However, there is no shortage of lobbyist groups and trade organizations willing to praise it as a triumphant time for modernity. This includes the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Chairman Rhett Ricart, who […] The post NADA Chairman Doesn’t Seem to Like Traditional Auto Dealers Much appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Amazon, Online only, Autos, Industry News, NADA, News Blog, Industry Trends, Dealer News, Car Dealer, National Automobile Dealers Association NADA, Automotive Sales, Digital Sales, North American Dealers Association, Auto Dealerships, Rhett Ricart


Not Too Late: A Brat-Style Honda CB500 Four

Most custom projects are completed in a matter of months, or even weeks. But sometimes the story of a bike can stretch out to years or decades. That’s the case with this delightful Honda CB500, which has spent the last 13 of its 46 years in the care of Italian enthusiast Pierluigi Intini, who lives in Rome. He bought it in 2007, when he was just 24. Pierluigi now knows the perky inline four inside out, and he’s transformed it not once, but twice. The Honda originally replaced an Aprilia 50...
Tags: Rome, Motorcycles, Honda, Copenhagen, Roma, Naples, Kawasaki, Daytona, Selle, Honda Motorcycles, Custom Motorcycles, Pierluigi, Honda CB500, Honda cafe racer, Cafe racers, Pierluigi Intini


GM Recalling Nearly 6 Million Vehicles Over Eternal Takata Scandal

As sure as the sun rises in the morning, we can always count on the Takata airbag recall adding new vehicles to its ranks. General Motors is poised to add another 5.9 million vehicles to the list after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued an announcement on Monday. Regulators stated that the automaker will […] The post GM Recalling Nearly 6 Million Vehicles Over Eternal Takata Scandal appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Avalanche, Recalls, Airbags, Gm, Autos, Takata, Tahoe, Chevrolet, Nhtsa, Chevrolet Silverado, Suburban, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, GMC Sierra, Cadillac Escalade, News Blog


Canadian officials caution against letting moose do this to your car

You are probably not into licking cars while in Canada, but moose seem to love it. Cars are generally caked with road salt in the Canadian winter months and moose love licking that salt. Oh hi, moose. We have strict instructions about your snack habits. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Winter, Cars, Canada, Moose, Salt, Alberta, Licking, Bullwinkle


The Station: Lime scoots towards profitability, a framework for AVs, and another electric vehicle SPAC

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hi folks, welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. Let’s get right to it. Companies tried to pack in the news before the Thanksgiving holiday, which means we have a lot to um, digest. Email me anytime at [email protected] to share...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Europe, UK, Milan, Colorado, Indonesia, Washington, Israel, San Francisco, Tech, General Motors, Atlanta, Barcelona, Indiana, Intel


Lamborghini Huracan STO costs more than an Aventador

Check out the latest video from DragTimes as Brooks specs out an insane Lamborghini Huracan STO that costs just as The post Lamborghini Huracan STO costs more than an Aventador appeared first on egmCarTech.
Tags: Videos, Featured, Top Stories, Autos, Lamborghini, Brooks, Dragtimes, Lamborghini Huracan STO, Huracan Sto


2021 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R unveiled; performance with cleaner emissions

The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R has been one of the most popular litre-class...
Tags: Autos, Kawasaki Ninja ZX


This Is How You Go Really Fast At Chuckwalla Valley Raceway

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Tags: Autos, Track Day, Porsche Boxster, POC, SCCA, Boxster, Lap Record, 986, Hpde, Spec Boxster, Chuckwalla, Chuckwalla Valley Raceway


Aston Martin Is Selling A Collection Of Three New/Old Racers, Because Rich People

The Vantage Legacy Collection groups together three brand new versions of Aston's retired a racer - the GT4, V12 GT3 and the GTE
Tags: Autos, Aston Martin, Aston


Junkyard Find: 2006 Suzuki Forenza with Manual Transmission

After the Daewoo brand fled these shores in 2002 (leaving Manny, Moe, and Jack in charge of warranty service and the company’s founder on the run from the long arm of the South Korean law), the sprawling GM Empire found a means to continue selling the Leganza and Nubira here: as the Suzuki Verona and […] The post Junkyard Find: 2006 Suzuki Forenza with Manual Transmission appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Jack, Daewoo, Manny Moe, Suzuki Verona


McLaren's New Hybrid Supercar Is Called The 'Artura'

For the first time on a non-limited model, McLaren automotive is ditching its numerical naming structure
Tags: Autos, Mclaren


The Toyota GR Supra Has Been Recalled By BMW Again, This Time For A Fire Risk

The latest BMW Z4/GR Supra recall involves faulty fuel tank welds, although only a small number of units are affected
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Bmw


Royal Enfield Will Open a New Manufacturing Plant in Thailand Next Year

Expanding Even More Royal Enfield is moving along well recently in terms of growth. The company will build a new production facility in Chachoengsao, Thailand, according to the Bangkok Post. This will serve as the company’s manufacturing facility for Southeast Asia and produce several bikes for the region. Thailand is already a strong market for Royal Enfield, but the company wants to expand its influence there, and this will only help that. The facility wants to have 36 dealerships by mid-2021...
Tags: Southeast Asia, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Motorcycles, Bangkok Post, Motorcycle News, Royal Enfield, Chachoengsao, New Manufacturing Plant, Chachoengsao Thailand


Honda City Hatchback details revealed, to feature 1.0L turbo-petrol engine

The Honda City Hatchback was spied testing in Thailand earlier this year....
Tags: Thailand, Autos, Honda City Hatchback


Study Suggests the Design of a Gas Tank Can Have an Impact on Injuries

Your Bike Hits Something, You and Your Motorcycle Collide When we think of a crash, we think of the bike colliding with another object. However, that’s not the only collision that happens, the rider’s body also collides with the bike. Interestingly, a study by Neuroscience Research Australia came to the conclusion that the design of the gas tank on a motorcycle will impact the severity of the impact to your pelvis.  The gist of the study is that motorcycles with large gas tanks are more likely ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Motorcycle News, Motorcycle Safety, Neuroscience Research Australia



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