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The 2021 Aprilia Motorcycle Lineup + Our Take On Each Model

2020 has been something of a rollercoaster ride. Formal unveilings have been cancelled, reliable dates have been missed, and an air of general uncertainty has kept many manufacturers keeping their cards close to their chests with regard to next year’s model line-ups. Italian manufacturer Aprilia is one of them. While we know that some things are on the way, it’s now a matter of when. The upcoming Euro5 regulations will see some of these models replaced or tweaked in 2021, with April being the ru...
Tags: Motorcycles, North America, Dorsoduro, Aprilia, 2021, Tuono, Aprilia Dorsoduro, Model lineups, RR Tuono


The 2021 Husqvarna Motorcycle Lineup + Our Take On Each Model

Over the past few years, the Husqvarna name has managed to work its way back into the mainstream. Thanks to a successful partnership with KTM, the brand has managed to grow and flourish into one of the most exciting names in the industry. While off-roading machines are the marque’s bread and butter, the Husqvarna banner now includes a number of interesting road-focused models, including the Vitpilen and Svartpilen families, with a fully-fledged adventure bike also due in the near future. For 202...
Tags: US, Motorcycles, Husqvarna, LR, Suter, Brembo, CNC, KTM, 2021, Husqvarna Svartpilen, Husqvarna Vitpilen, Model lineups, Svartpilen, Husqvarna Norden, Enduro LR, Bosch ABS Brembo


India-bound Aprilia Tuono 660 revealed, to launch overseas by March 2021

Aprilia has finally revealed the all-new Tuono 660. The naked sibling of the...
Tags: India, Autos


Shares of Hyundai Motor Co. climb more than 20% on potential EV deal with Apple

Hyundai Motor Company is downplaying reports that it is in talks with Apple to produce an autonomous electric vehicle, stating that discussions are still in the “early stage” and still undecided. But the news of a potential tie-up (however tentative) with Apple, which is known for keeping a tight lid on deals before they are announced, was enough to send shares of Hyundai Motor Company up more than 20% on the Korea Exchange during trading on Friday. The talks were first reported by the Kor...
Tags: Apple, TC, Asia, South Korea, Tech, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Mobility, Autonomous Vehicles, Hyundai, Cnbc, Ioniq, Reuters, Hyundai Motor, Korea Exchange, Hyundai Motor Co


Mini Cooper Paddy Hopkirk Edition Launched In India For INR 41.70 Lakh

If you are a fan of the Mini Cooper, this definitely deserves your attention....
Tags: India, Autos, Cooper, Cooper Paddy Hopkirk


The 2021 Yamaha Motorcycle Lineup + Our Take On Each Model

Team Blue comes into 2021 with some awesome new bikes, some updated bikes, some hopes dashed with rumored machines I do not see offered and some old favorites that are no more. This year sees a new MT-09, but not the MT-10 that’s been rumored. The adventure bike crowd should be excited to check out the all-new Tenere 700. While the Tracer 9 GT gives Yamaha an excellent offering for those liking hard bags but more pavement time. Yes, it is sad to see the VMax is no more, but this just means more ...
Tags: Cross Country, Motorcycles, Yamaha, 2021, Carbon Fibre, Model lineups, Power Tuner, Inertial Measurement Unit IMU, Star Venture, Metallic Black Yamaha Racing Blue Carbon Fibre, Electric Teal, Matte Black Yamaha Racing Blue Electric, Yamaha Bolt R Spec Only the Bolt R Spec, Yamaha Star Venture TC, White Tan Blue Matte Black, All New 890cc Liquid Cooled


Apple’s electric car may be at least five years away, report says

The Apple Car is real, but it won't be here for at least half a decade, according to a new report that says the car is nowhere near ready for production.
Tags: Apple, News, Cars, Trends, Electric Cars, Apple Car


What Your Pups Need for a Luxurious Car Ride, According to Pet Owners

Top Pick: WeatherTech Floor Mats | $48 | AmazonRead more...
Tags: Auto, Dogs, Pets, Cars, Lifehacks, Mechanic Shop Femme, WeatherTech Floor Mats


DMV Extends Suspension Of Behind-The-Wheel Test Through End Of January

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The California Department of Motor Vehicles has further extended its suspension on behind-the-wheel tests through the end of January. The agency previously suspended operations in December for two weeks and later extended the suspension to Jan. 11 as coronavirus cases are being reported at a high rate. The DMV says it will automatically reschedule tests for a later date. Additionally, the DMV said all driver’s licenses, commercial learner’s permits and endorsements expiring ...
Tags: California, US, California News, Sacramento, DMV, Autos, Cbs, California Department of Motor Vehicles, Coronavirus Closures, Christie Wilson, Mario Garica


Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Resigns Amidst D.C. Chaos

Elaine Chao, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation, has resigned in the wake of the unrest in our nation’s capital yesterday. Chao, in a letter to her colleagues, said, “Yesterday, our country experienced a traumatic and entirely avoidable event as supporters of the President stormed the Capitol building following a rally he addressed. As I’m sure […] The post Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Resigns Amidst D.C. Chaos appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Transportation, Safety, Congress, Government, Traffic, Autos, Dot, Capitol, Chao, Elaine Chao, News Blog, U S Secretary of Transportation


Retractable Headrest Speaker Wings Give Every Car Passenger Their Own Stereo System

Well-equipped vehicles come with climate control systems allowing every passenger to customize the temperature at their seat. Today Harman revealed a more ambitious idea that brings that same level of customizability to a car’s sound system, with retractable speaker wings on the headrest of every seat in the vehicle.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Audio, Speakers, Tech, Automotive, Jbl, Harman, Consumer Tech, CES 2021, Personal Audio Headrest Platform


The Oddly Simple Joy of the Pandemic Drive

Like a lot of people, I’ve been driving less on average since the pandemic began. This presents a problem when part of your job requires testing cars. I like to get a minimum of 60 miles on a vehicle I’m testing. Before March of last year, that was easy to do even though I work […] The post The Oddly Simple Joy of the Pandemic Drive appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Editorials, Autos, Driving, News Blog, Pandemic, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Covi19, Driving Fun


Mercedes' flagship EV will have a giant, 56-inch screen spanning the entire width of the car - check it out

MBUX Hyperscreen. Mercedes-Benz The MBUX Hyperscreen is a giant screen that'll go in Mercedes-Benz's upcoming flagship EV, the EQS. It will stretch across the entire width of the car. The curved, OLED screen is over 56 inches wide. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Mercedes-Benz appears to be going all-in with the screens. Or screen, I should say.Not only can the brand's new S-Class flagship be fitted with as many as five screens, but the German automaker also wants to ou...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Autos, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes, EVs, Daimler, Kristen Lee, BITranspo, Mercedes-benz Eqs, Mercedes Benz Vision EQS, Hyperscreen, MBUX Hyperscreen, MBUX Hyperscreen Mercedes Benz, Hyperscreen Mercedes Benz Mercedes, MBUX Hyperscreen Mercedes Benz Front


How Do You Turn A Porsche 996 With A Tiptronic Transmission Into a Thriller?

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Tags: Autos, Tuned Porsches, Porsche 996


2021 Husqvarna Svartpilen 125 Lands In Europe In February

A Sleek Take On The 125 Duke Europe has quite a large market for small-displacement motorcycles thanks to their licensing laws and regulations that prohibit riders from reaching the big bikes until they have spent enough time on A2-suited rides. AS a result, Husqvarna is bringing a small version of their successful Vitpilen in 125cc form for European A2 riders to add to the Rolodex of starter bikes available to them. The Svartpilen is the smarter, glasses-wearing alter-ego to the wildstyle KTM ...
Tags: Europe, Motorcycles, Duke, Husqvarna, Motorcycle News, 2021 Husqvarna Svartpilen 125, Duke Europe, WP Apex


Aprilia 660 Tuareg Test Bike is Spotted in the Wild!

An Aprilia trifecta has been rumored since the EICMA show in 2019. They unveiled their mid-size duo, the RS660 sportbike and the Tuono 660 (concept). In addition to the two 660’s in the spotlight, there was a third bike camouflaged by foliage in a glass box. This was the first “sighting” of an Aprilia Tuareg resurrection.  The Tuareg takes shape of the bikes used in the world-renowned Dakar Rally. The Dakar originally known as the “Paris-Dakar”, was the ultimate test of not just rider skill b...
Tags: News, Motorcycles, Dakar, Paris Dakar, Motorcycle News, Aprilia, Aprilia Tuareg, Honda Africa Twin This


2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee: L is for Large

The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L is full-sized luxo SUVing at its best, loaded with as many features as this class will allow, plus for the first time, three-row seating. Not over the limit for its weight class but big-boned like your grandmother, three 4X4 systems and Select-Terrain traction management mean the Grand Cherokee L […] The post 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee: L is for Large appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: SUV, Luxury, Autos, New Cars, SUVs, Jeep, News Blog, Third-Row Seating, Grand Cherokee L


2021 Aprilia Tuono Slated To Arrive Late Q1

The RS 660’s Other Half The Aprilia RS 660 had a successful launch in 2020 with the mid-displacement market hungry as ever. The upcoming 2021 Tuono 660 has official model photos (finally) and official release details to go along with it. When it comes to Aprilia’s large displacement motorcycles – namely the Tuono 1250 and RSV4 – the recipe goes as follows; take the super-fast track-oriented motorcycle and make it more comfortable for street riding/commuting through ergonomic changes. That reci...
Tags: Motorcycles, Brembo, Motorcycle News, Aprilia, Tuono, 2021 Aprilia Tuono 660


Why ECD’s Classic Defender are One of a Kind

E.C.D. Automotive Design is a custom Land Rover restoration shop based in Kissimmee, Florida. The automotive shop began restoring Land Rover Defenders in 2013 when original Founder, Tom Humble, imported a few for family members. Tom was later joined by E.C.D.’s other Founders, Elliot Humble and Scott Wallace, to create one of the most prestigious custom vehicle restoration shops in the U.S. Now 30,000 sq ft, the “Rover Dome” facility employs 50 full-time technicians, with all production work don...
Tags: Autos, Land Rover, Land Rover Defender, Tom, Kissimmee Florida, ECD, Corbeau, Scott Wallace, Land Rover Defenders, Tom Humble, Elliot Humble, Brembo Brakes GM, Drivetrains FOX Suspension Safety Devices, Rover Dome


Mercedes-Benz goes big with MBUX Hyperscreen curved OLED display

The upcoming Mercedes-Benz EQS electric car will feature a 56-inch OLED display dubbed MBUX Hyperscreen. It will be the largest display in a production car.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Luxury cars, Oled, Mercedes Benz, Infotainment Systems, CES 2021, Ces 2021 Product, Mercedes Benz EQS, Ces 2021 Audience Choice, Ces 2021 Innovation, Ces 2021 Must See


Rare Rides: A 2019 Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Spyder, One of Seven

Today’s Rare Ride very likely a vehicle you’ll never see in real life. Extremely expensive and limited in production, just seven were ever made. It’s pretty spectacular. The sleek, flowing lines of the two-door seen here are based on an Alfa Romeo 8C, which Rare Rides covered last year. Disco Volante’s designer and builder, Carrozzeria […] The post Rare Rides: A 2019 Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Spyder, One of Seven appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Elon Musk has a new title: world’s richest person

Elon Musk, the controversial and enigmatic entrepreneur who heads up SpaceX and Tesla, has reached a status that only three others have held in the past two decades: world’s richest person. On his way to the top spot, Musk has surpassed a bevy of billionaires this year, including Warren Buffet and Bill Gates. He reached the pinnacle Thursday thanks to Tesla’s share price that has skyrocketed nearly 830% since March 2020 along with a substantive pay package that was triggered after achieving ...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Finance, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, Automotive, SEC, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffet, Musk, Toyota Tesla, Ford GM VW Group


Maruti Suzuki S-Cross, Ignis, Wagon R Now Part of Subscription Program

Maruti Suzuki has announced that it has added three new models in its...
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Mercedes unveils Hyperscreen, a curved 56-inch screen for its flagship EQS electric vehicle

Three years ago, Mercedes-Benz unveiled MBUX, an infotainment system that represented a leap forward in the legacy automotive industry. The system, with its crisp graphics, intuitive user interface and voice assistant, was closer to the experience of using a smartphone and finally got away from the pixelated screens and cluttered designs found in most modern infotainment systems. Mercedes unveiled Thursday the next iteration of the MBUX, a 56-inch curved screen that runs the length of a dashboar...
Tags: Tech, Automotive, Khan, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes, Sajjad Khan, Mercedes EQ, MBUX, Hyperscreen, Mercedes Benz CTO


Jaguar I-Pace Makes It To Indian Shores; Launching Soon in 2021

The Jaguar I-Pace was the World Car of the Year in 2019 and it has been widely...
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Honda Activa becomes only scooter in India to have 2.5 crore customers

The Honda Activa has become the only scooter brand in India that has 2.5 crore...
Tags: India, Autos, Honda, Honda Activa


The Mercedes 'Hyperscreen' Is A 1.4-Meter Wide Monster Of A Display

Mercedes has revealed the giant 'Hyperscreen' which will be available in the upcoming EQS EV
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Rendering: BMW X8 M

Just like the X7, the new-born star from BMW, the X8, will definitely have an M division that would somehow refresh the hardcore segment. And that is because the X8 was seen in numerous spy shots while performing hard tests on the track. And judging by the way it will look and feel, the X8 M will be a real badass. The recent rendering shows a glimpse of how it might come out towards the end of 2022. Yes, M lovers will have to wait that long, as the regular X8 will only see the sun at the end...
Tags: Autos, Bmw, Facebook Twitter, M Division, BMW X8, BMW X8M, X8, X8M


Fewer people are driving because of COVID-19 — but more of them are getting into accidents

From Wired: Heeding public health officials, plenty of people stopped traveling. So yes, traffic deaths did decline, at least in the first half of the year, according to the most recent government data available. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which tracks traffic fatalities, says 16,650 people died on US roads from January through June, compared with 16,988 in the same period a year earlier, a 2 percent dip. — Read the rest
Tags: Transportation, Post, News, Cars, US, Traffic, Driving, Drivers, Traffic Fatalities, Car Accidents, Road Rage, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Bad drivers, Poor Driving


Chevy Bolt EV joins trucks, SUVs, and the new Corvette as General Motors' big winners for 2020 sales

GMC Sierra. GMC General Motors published its annual sales report on Tuesday. Most trucks and SUVs saw increased sales in 2020 over 2019, according to the report. The Bolt EV also enjoyed an increase in sales last year. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic buckled the auto industry and, in turn, affected car sales last year. General Motors published its 2020 sales report on Tuesday and it's mostly what you'd expect - trucks and SUVs were strong p...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, General Motors, United States, Gm, Autos, Chevrolet, Sierra, Car Sales, Corvette, Cadillac, Chevrolet Bolt, Chevy Bolt Ev, Buick, Chevrolet Corvette, Chevy Corvette



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