A Honda CB350 restomod built by a jet aircraft mechanic

It’s quite rare for a CB cafe racer to land in the Bike EXIF inbox these days. And we politely turn down most that do. But this CB350 from New Jersey went straight to the top of the pile: it’s an absolutely state of the art restomod, and so beautifully finished we’d almost be scared to ride it. It comes from Merlin Cycleworks, which is run by 56-year-old Mark Kouri. Mark’s been an aircraft mechanic for over 30 years—repairing jets for United Airlines—and you can see his attention to detail...
Tags: Texas, Basf, ASV, Motorcycles, New Jersey, Estonia, Honda, United Airlines, Continental, Exif, Mark, Buchanan, Alcantara, TIG, Rick, Brembo

Auto Safety Feature of the Near Future: Airbags on the Outside of Cars

In World War II, tank crews would cover their vehicles in sandbags, logs and even concrete. None of these add-ons would completely stop or deflect an incoming shell, but the idea was that the more material you have to soak up an impact, the less the explosive force would penetrate into the cabin. This principle would also be useful, if impractical, during collisions between civilian cars. And a German auto supplier called ZF Friedrichshafen AG believes they've found a way to make it p...
Tags: Design, Cars, Volvo, ZF Friedrichshafen AG

Waymo rules and Apple trails in California self-driving car benchmarks

California's DMV releases annual reports of self-driving car disengagements on public roads. In the most recent reports. Waymo had the best performance, GM Cruise came in second, and Apple's self-driving program was in last place. The post appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, News, California, Cars, Trends, DMV, Self-driving Cars, GM Cruise, Waymo

2019 Toyota Yaris Review: Small & Steady Wins The Race

90 Solid 2019 Toyota Yaris Overall Impression Don't judge a book by the cover!It's small but more fun than it looks!Great option for a first-time buyer. Pros Handling Fuel Economy Standard Features Cons Rear Passenger Room There’s more choices in the compact sedan market than ever with affordable and fuel-efficient models across the segment. But what if you are searching for one that’s also packed with lots of safety features and still enjoyable to drive? The 2019 To...
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Epa, Denver, Mercedes Benz CLA, MacPherson, CVT, Denis Flierl, Test Drives, Toyota Yaris, Yaris

A Future Honda Gold Wing Will Get Stereoscopic Cameras for Predictive Safety

An Extra Set of Eyes for Safety Cameras and sensors for safety purposes are commonplace on cars these days, and now that technology will begin to become commonplace on motorcycles. MoreBikes noticed some new patents from Honda that put stereoscopic cameras into the fairing of the Gold Wing. What does this mean? Well, those cameras would work to build an accurate 3D image of the road ahead. That would allow the bike’s safety features to kick in automatically. Do you know the automatic emergency ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Bmw, Honda, Safety Cameras, MoreBikes KTM

Letter From The UK: Mini At Sixty: A Personal View

Geoff Maxted, founder of DriveWrite Automotive, examines how one tiny car changed the course of history.  After World War II, it became apparent that the cars of Britain were dated in both technology and design at a time when petrol was still rationed and people were recovering from the horror of conflict. As a nation we needed cheering up. The big, black behemoths of the automotive pre-war years were starting to look their age and consumed scarce fuel at an alarming rate. Meanwhile, across the ...
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The Mercedes SLC Final Edition Says Goodbye The Roadster Once Known As SLK

With a Mercedes not working on a replacement for the SLC, the new Final Edition is true to its name
Tags: Autos, Mercedes SLC

Truck guards vs truck skirts

Many people say that pedestrian lives could be saved if all trucks had the guards they've seen on tractor trailers -- but those are aerodynamic skirts, not guards. Find out the difference between them in my "How It Works" column at the National Post ( [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Safety, Autos, Trucks, Jil McIntosh

You don’t need a licence to drive the Citroën Ami One

Citroën seems to have it the nail on the head by calling its Ami One a ‘disruptive all-electric object’, and not a car. Barely 2.5 meters long, the Ami One stems from an idea that traveling is an activity, and a car should only be as permanent as the need of that activity. The video above makes a pretty bold claim by saying that YOU choose how long you want (to rent) your car. Five minutes, five hours, five days…months , or even five years. This sounds like a gimmick, but think about the fact ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Design, Future, Car, Automotive, Citroën, Ami One

2019 VW Jetta GLI: A Brief Walk Around This Sporty Jetta

The 2019 VW Jetta GLI is a sportier, more athletic version of the Jetta sedan. Styling upgrades include 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and dual chrome exhaust Performance upgrades include a limited-slip differential and multi-link rear suspension. The sixth generation of Volkswagen’s Jetta GLI just rolled off the show stand in Chicago, and if you’ve got a thing for sporty sedans that won’t break your bank account, then this one is worth paying attention to. No, it’s not a BMW or an Alfa Giulia,...
Tags: Sport, Chicago, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Audi, Custom, TSI, Volkswagen of America Inc, Car News, Alfa Giulia, Tony Borroz, VW Jetta GLI, Digital Cockpit, VW Jetta Interior Treatments The interior

In review: 2019 Ford Ranger

Smaller trucks are a growing segment, and I think it's partly because full-size pickups haven't stopped growing. If you find a big truck is just TFB -- too friggin' big -- check out my review of the 2019 Ranger over at the National Post ( [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Ford, Autos, Trucks, Ford Ranger, Jil McIntosh

This Is Aston Martin's Latest Hypercar: Project 003

Aston Martin has released a new teaser for the Project 003, the company's third hypercar
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Busting the biggest truck myths

Think your truck's got the highest towing capacity out there? Think 4WD can be used everywhere? Do you believe it's better to drive with your tailgate down? If so, check out my "Biggest Truck Myths Busted" at [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Trucks, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader

Kia Wants Its Aggressive New EV Concept To ‘Give You Goosebumps’

This is our first look at a battery-powered concept car Kia hopes will flick your switch at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, and it looks muscly
Tags: Autos, Kia

There Are Three Lotus Carltons And An 838-Mile Escort Cosworth At This Auction

Three examples of the mighty Vauxhall Lotus Carlton will be going under the hammer at the Race Retro auction this weekend
Tags: Autos, Vauxhall Lotus Carlton

2020 Subaru Legacy: New Platform, New Tech, New Everything

The 2020 Subaru Legacy ushers in the sedan’s seventh generation. A new Touring trim will feature genuine Nappa leather, a first for Subaru. The 2020 Legacy has a stronger, more rigid platform versus the 2019 model.  You can say this for Subaru: their timing is perfect. America just suffered through another polar vortex. The Midwest was turned into a beef locker and the Pacific Northwest got hit with the worst snowstorm in 70 years. But Subaru knew all this when they rolled out a new model at ...
Tags: Boston, America, Jimi Hendrix, Arizona, Autos, Voice, Pacific Northwest, Subaru, TomTom, Boxer, Midwest, Chicago Auto Show, MacPherson, Harman Kardon, Subaru of America Inc, Bellingham Washington

Peugeot’s New Hybrid Saloon Concept Does 0-62mph In 4.3 Seconds

The French brand will showcase a bizarrely quick hybrid saloon at the Geneva Motor Show, combining a turbocharged petrol engine and two electric motors
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The McLaren 600LT Spider Makes No Sense, But It’s The One I’d Have

The drop-top version of the 600LT is every bit as good to drive as the coupe while being much more memorable
Tags: Autos

The Mercedes SLC Final Edition Says Goodbye To The Roadster Once Known As SLK

With a Mercedes not working on a replacement for the SLC, the new Final Edition is true to its name
Tags: Autos

Germany's latest trade surplus might further push Trump to set car tariffs

Filed under: Government/Legal,Plants/Manufacturing,Audi,BMW,Mercedes-Benz,Porsche,Volkswagen 'We are proud of our cars, and so we should be' — and the world wants them.Continue reading Germany's latest trade surplus might further push Trump to set car tariffs Germany's latest trade surplus might further push Trump to set car tariffs originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 19 Feb 2019 12:40:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permali...
Tags: Germany, Autos, Trump, Trump Tariffs

COOL RUNNINGS. Banb Motorcycle’s ‘Zumax’ Suzuki GSX750 Inazuma Racer

Written by Andrew Jones Ostentatious oil coolers have been a stock-in-trade item for Japanese car customisers for decades. Lifted from racing car stylings of the 70s and 80s, the more ridiculous its placement and the route the oil lines take, the more street cred the cars seem to have. Now an essential part of the Japanese ‘Shakotan’ style, it’s part of a plethora of cool custom ideas developed in Japan since the dawn of time. But has it ever been attempted on a custom bike? Well, it has now....
Tags: Japan, France, US, Motorcycles, Marseille, Paris, Bmw, Classic, Mad Max, Steven, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Brat, Goodridge, Andrew Jones, Yoshimura

Is the 928 GT the Classic Porsche to Own?

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Tags: Videos, Review, Autos, 928, Porsche 928, 928 GT, JayEmm on Cars

ZEE WHIZ. BGM Cafe Racer’s ’78 Kawasaki Z400 Street Scrambler

Written by Marlon Slack BGM Cafe Racers’ Tonie Wishart is trying to redeem himself. Years ago his father brought a bike home, an old Kawasaki G4TR 100, which Tonie successfully pulled apart and unsuccessfully put back together. Now, years later and with a hell of a lot more experience under his belt, Tonie and the team from BGM have turned out this, a cracking 1979 Kawasaki Z400 street scrambler. It’s even more impressive when you consider the donor bike they were working with. “I bought i...
Tags: Ebay, Motorcycles, United Kingdom, Classic, Scrambler, Tracker, Stratford, Den, Kawasaki, Clive, Brembo, Geert, BGM, Tonie, BGM Cafe Racers, Z400

Aprilia RS 150 & Tuono 150 to be launched in India in H1 2020 - Report

Piaggio Group-owned Aprilia is set to introduce its range of 150cc motorcycles...
Tags: India, Autos, Aprilia, Piaggio Group, Tuono

Tata H7X (Tata Harrier-based 7-seat C-SUV) spied on test

Tata Motors has started testing the H7X on the roads. Several spy shots have...
Tags: Autos, Tata Motors

Watch a modified Audi e-tron electric SUV drive straight up a ski slope

A modified Audi e-tron climbed up an 85-percent gradient on an Austrian ski slope in a tribute to a classic Audi commercial. The vehicle used for the stunt sported an extra electric motor and spiked tires. The post Watch a modified Audi e-tron electric SUV drive straight up a ski slope appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Audi, Electric Cars, Audi E-tron

Tesla’s top attorney leaves after two months on job due to ‘poor cultural fit’

Tesla’s general counsel, a veteran trial lawyer, has been replaced with a company insider just two months after taking the post. Dane Butswinkas, who was named Tesla general counsel in December, is leaving the company, Tesla confirmed. Jonathan Chang, who was most recently vice president of legal at Tesla, has taken over the general counsel position. Butswinkas is returning to the Washington D.C. law firm Williams & Connolly, where he had worked for nearly 30 years. Wednesday is his last day ...
Tags: Apple, TC, Transportation, Europe, Washington, China, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, United States, Automotive Industry, Vice President, Financial Services, Musk, Chang, Jonathan

Next-gen Mitsubishi Mirage to debut in H2 2019 - Report

Mitsubishi is working on an all-new Mirage to strengthen its presence in the...
Tags: Autos, Mitsubishi

Apple opens up about its self-driving car program in letter to NHTSA

Apple has traditionally kept details about its self-driving car technology under wraps, but it has revealed details about the program in a rare instance of openness. The company takes safety seriously. The post Apple opens up about its self-driving car program in letter to NHTSA appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, News, Cars, Trends, Self-driving Cars, Nhtsa, Apple Car

Lyft reportedly plans to debut on Nasdaq next month

Ride-hailing company Lyft plans to file its initial public offering in March, possibly beating rival Uber to the milestone. Two reports, one from , the other from , indicate Lyft plans to list its shares on Nasdaq next month. The WSJ, citing unnamed sources, reported Lyft may make the filing public as early as next week. Reuters also reported that the ride-hailing company plans to launch the roadshow for its IPO during the week of March 18. Lyft spokeswoman Alexandra LaManna said the compan...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Ipo, Tech, Canada, Automotive, United States, Transport, Commuting, SEC, Carsharing, WSJ, Reuters, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, JPMorgan Chase Co

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