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2021 Suzuki V-Strom 1050 [Model Overview]

The Big V-Strom: Suzuki’s V-Strom 1050 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The Suzuki V-Strom 1050 is one of the most versatile models in the 2021 Suzuki line-up. In the US, it’s the same model as the one from 2020. However, across the border in Canada, it’s a 2021 model. Now, if you’re looking for an adventure-focused Japanese motorcycle that can take you across rough terrain or across the city in equal measure, then the V-Strom 1050 is for you. It has a...
Tags: Adventure, US, Canada, Motorcycles, ISC, Dakar, BRIDGESTONE, US Canada, Suzuki, ECM, Nissin, 2021, Fem, Tokico, Enkei, Strom


2021 Suzuki V-Strom 1050XT Adventure [Model Overview]

The Range-Topping Adventurer: The Suzuki V-Strom 1050 XT Adventure Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The top of the range adventure motorcycle in the 2021 Suzuki line-up is the formidable V-Strom 1050XT Adventure. Now, it’s not a 2021 model for residents of the USA, however, for those in Canada, it’s being sold with a 2021 designation—and with a different name: the 2021 V-Strom 1050XA Adventure. Suzuki Motorcycles has different naming conventions for th...
Tags: Usa, Adventure, US, Canada, Motorcycles, ISC, Dakar, Suzuki, ECM, IMU, Nissin, 2021, Fem, Tokico, Strom, Pearl White


2021 Suzuki V-Strom 1050XT [Model Overview]

Adventure-Ready: The 2021 Suzuki V-Strom 1050XT Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The V-Strom 1050XT joins the 2021 Suzuki line-up, depending on what side of the border you’re sitting on. In the US, it remains the same as the previous 2020 model. However, in Canada, it’s a new model for 2021. Though, it’s called the V-Strom 1050XA instead. This is a more adventure-focused version of the successful V-Strom 1050, equipped with plenty of extra Suzuki Motor...
Tags: Usa, Adventure, US, Canada, Motorcycles, ISC, Dakar, Suzuki, ECM, IMU, Nissin, Suzuki Motorcycles, 2021, Fem, Tokico, Strom


Wonderful or Worrying? 2019 KTM 790 Adventure 12,000 Miles Review

Table of Contents Introduction KTM 790 Adventure Spec Sheet I Put My Money Down The KTM 790 Adventure S and R Model KTM 790 Adventure Add-Ons Break-In Period Out On The Road KTM 790 Button and Functions Modifications KTM My Ride App Final Thoughts Introduction In 2018, I did a long-term review of the exciting and class-defining Kawasaki Ninja H2SX SE. It was an in-depth look at that superb motorcycle over 10,000 hard miles (16,000 km). I still think it’s an underrated motorcycle despite hav...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Review, Australia, Ebay, US, Canada, Motorcycles, Morocco, Oxford, Bmw, North America, Google Maps, Duke, British Columbia, Calgary


The Station: Lyft sells its self-driving unit, Uber makes a big product push and Revel jumps into ride-hailing

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hi there, new and returning readers. This is The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to Point B. We took a week off and now we’re back. Whoop. Let’s catch up on all things transportation. My email inbox is always open. Email me at [email protected]
Tags: TC, Lyft, Uber, Europe, Elon Musk, UK, New York, London, Washington, Senate, Ipo, New York City, US, America, Los Angeles, Linkedin


GM partners with 7 charging networks ahead of electric vehicle push

GM revealed Wednesday a four-part plan meant to handle all the steps of charging an electric vehicle, including finding a public charger and paying for the power, as the automaker seeks ways to attract customers to the 30 EVs it plans to launch by 2025. The so-called Ultium Charge 360 plan — named after the underlying electric vehicle platform and batteries of its upcoming EVs — aims to handle the access, payment and customer service components of charging an electric vehicle at home and on the ...
Tags: Florida, Tech, General Motors, Canada, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Lithium Ion Batteries, Gmc, Hester, Washington California, Chevrolet Cadillac, Chargepoint, Electrify America, EVgo, Travis Hester


Canada’s newest unicorn: Clio raises $110M at a $1.6B valuation for legal tech

Clio, a software company that helps law practices run more efficiently with its cloud-based technology, announced Tuesday it has raised a $110 million Series E round co-led by T. Rowe Price Associates Inc. and OMERS Growth Equity. The round propels the Vancouver, British Columbia-based company to unicorn status, valuing it at $1.6 billion. Clio last raised in September of 2019 when it brought in $250 million in a Series D financing. With the latest funding, Clio claims that it’s the “first legal...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Cloud, Microsoft, Cloud Computing, Funding, Cars, Los Angeles, Tech, Software, Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom, SaaS, Venture Capital, Vancouver


Canadians Using Cabs to Avoid Quarantine Restrictions

With Ontario embracing some of the strictest lockdown restrictions in the West and giving the police force carte blanche when it comes to enforcing public health, many Canadians have told us they’re not exactly enthralled with the idea of notifying their government that they’ve been out of the country. This is doubly true if they’ve […] The post Canadians Using Cabs to Avoid Quarantine Restrictions appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Government, Canada, Border, Autos, Taxi, Cabs, Ontario, Border Security, News Blog, Ride-hailing, Border Crossing, COVID


QOTD: Change the World’s Climate by 2030 or Just Talk About It?

The world’s climate has been centerstage the last two days. President Biden and other world leaders have vowed to reduce global warming by making drastic changes. Will they follow through? At the 2015 Paris climate accord, then-President Obama set greenhouse gas reduction at half what Biden has proposed. Former President Trump, Obama’s successor, did little […] The post QOTD: Change the World’s Climate by 2030 or Just Talk About It? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Asia, Europe, Japan, UK, Technology, Obama, Congress, Climate Change, Government, China, Germany, Global, Eu, Green, Infrastructure, Canada


Mercury Extended Warranty Review (2021)

Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. Mercury Extended Warranty Review In Our Opinion: Mercury extended warranty plans must be purchased upfront, but if you can afford to pay in a lump sum, they’re a great option for vehicle protection. Industry Standing: Coverage: Affordability: Customer Service: Pros: Contracts are backed by an established, reputable insurer Plans come with co...
Tags: Los Angeles, Customer Service, Research, Canada, Autos, Mercury, Warranty, BBB, Better Business Bureau BBB, Carchex, Kristin McClure, Auto Warranty, BBB CARCHEX, Stars CARCHEX, Stars Endurance, Ford Motor Company 's Mercury


Electrified Genesis G80 Makes Global Debut. Will It Be a Winner?

I think it’s safe to say that Genesis, the South Korean luxury auto manufacturer, is on a roll these days. Hot on the heels of a number of production successes and the debut of their stunning X Concept, we now have to take in the Electrified Genesis G80, the company’s first EV model. What’s In a Name? Genesis’ first-ever EV model, the Electrified G80, was introduced to the global market at Auto Shanghai 2021. Yes, that’s the car’s full and formal name: “Electrified Genesis G80.” I know,...
Tags: Canada, United States, Shanghai, Autos, Genesis, Car News, Tony Borroz, Genesis Motor North America Original, Electrified Genesis G80, Genesis Motor North America Genesis Electrified, Electrified G80, Genesis Motor North America Tech


Hungry for auto history? This Canadian museum brings the cars to you...

Canada has a long and fascinating auto history of its own, with a number of cars that weren't made anywhere else - and the Canadian Automotive Museum in Oshawa, Ontario has a large collection of them. You can't visit it right now due to pandemic restrictions, so the Museum is offering online lectures every month. Find out more in my story at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Canada, Autos, Jil McIntosh, Automotive History, Oshawa Ontario, Antique Cars, Automotive Museum


In Review: 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

If you take pickup trucks out of the equation, the best-selling vehicle in Canada isn't the Honda Civic, but the Toyota RAV4. It comes in a variety of flavors, and I had the hybrid version. Check out my opinion of it in my review at AutoTRADER.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Canada, Autos, Toyota, Hybrids, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


Is an NVP Warranty Worth It? (2021)

Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. NVP Warranty Review In Our Opinion: NVP Warranty plans can be hit or miss according to customer reviews. Industry Standing: Coverage: Customer Service: Pros: Fully insured plans Coverage for vehicles up to 225,000 miles Add-on coverage for wear-and-tear components Coverage for many high-performance and luxury models Cons: Only sold through...
Tags: Google, Customer Service, Research, Star, Canada, Ford, Autos, Warranty, NVP, Better Business Bureau BBB, CarShield, Kristin McClure, Auto Warranty, NVP Warranty, NVP Warranty Review, NVP Warranty Extended Coverage NVP Warranty


Ford to Launch BlueCruise: How it Works & How it Compares to Similar Systems

Ford will begin offering its new BlueCruise hands-free highway driving system later in 2021. Via over-the-air software updates, the feature will be available for 2021 F-150 and 2021 Mustang Mach-E models equipped with the optional Ford Co-Pilot360 Active 2.0 Prep Package. Ford is anticipating the sale of more than 100,000 vehicles equipped with BlueCruise in the first year, based on sales and take-rate projections. Testing & Validation In 2020, Ford sent a fleet of 10 test vehicles – fiv...
Tags: Florida, Boston, Tesla, Canada, United States, Ford, Gm, Autos, North America, Car News, Mustang Mach, Ford Co, Hau Thai Tang Ford, Prep Package Ford, BlueCruise, Alexandra Taylor BlueCruise


GM idles more North American plants as chip shortage drags on

General Motors is idling more plants and extending shutdowns at other facilities in North America due to a continued shortage of semiconductor chips that are used to control myriad operations in vehicles, including the infotainment, power steering and brake systems. In an update Thursday, GM indicated that eight assembly plants are affected by the temporary closures. CNBC was the first to report on the temporary plant closures. GM confirmed the shutdowns to TechCrunch and added that it plans to ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Mexico, Tech, General Motors, Canada, Automotive, Ford, Tennessee, Korea, Gm, Brazil, Kansas, North America, Semiconductor, Cnbc


BRP Has Plans For Electric Models For All Product Lines

BRP Hopping On The EV Train By 2026 5 years isn’t a long time… It feels like just yesterday we were living in 2016. So for those BRP fanatics looking to be electrified; by 2026, BRP plans to offer an electric version of its models across all product lines. Bombardier Recreational Products is looking to invest over $300 million to achieve this goal. Sea-Doo, Spyders, and go-karts will all come with an EV option for new models. BRP claims that although this is a five-year initiative, we could se...
Tags: Canada, Motorcycles, Bombardier, Ev, BRP, Bombardier Recreational Products, Motorcycle News, Can-Am, José Boisjoli, Bernard Guy, Can-Am Motorcycles, Electric Models For All Product Lines


The Station: Uber’s new battles in the UK, Lucid Motors’ second life plans and Cruise acquires Voyage

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 friends and new readers, welcome to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. Before I forget, scroll all the way down to the bottom of the newsletter, if you’re interested in attending our upcoming early-stage conference. I have a gift for you. Um, there is ...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Transportation, Uber, Europe, Florida, UK, New York, Supreme Court, Microsoft, California, La, Ipo, Germany, Los Angeles, San Francisco


2021 Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1100 [Model Overview]

The 2021 Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1100 Goes from the Dealer to the Track in One Easy Step Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 RSV4 Factory 1100 is Aprilia’s top-of-the-line superbike, as close to a race bike as a consumer can buy. A new double-fairing design eliminates the need for external winglets while improving engine cooling and downforce critical for stable high-speed performance. The RSV4 Factory is the ultimate expression of the 2021 Aprilia ...
Tags: US, Canada, Motorcycles, Northern Italy, Aprilia, 2021, SuperSport, Notfp, Brembo Stylema, 1000cc, Öhlins Smart EC, V-Four, Marelli ECU, Ducati Panigale V4R Kawasaki Ninja, Aprilia Black


2021 Aprilia RSV4 [Model Overview]

The 2021 Aprilia RSV4 Brings the MotoGP Experience to the Streets Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 RSV4 is the less expensive version of the RSV4 Factory, and nearly the same as the Factory to boot. The new double-fairing design shared by the RSV4 bikes eliminates the need for external winglets while improving engine cooling and downforce critical for stable high-speed performance. The RSV4 is the pinnacle of the 2021 Aprilia lineup, and it wi...
Tags: US, Canada, Motorcycles, Northern Italy, Aprilia, 2021, SuperSport, Notfp, Brembo Stylema, 1000cc, Öhlins Smart EC, V-Four, Marelli ECU, Ducati Panigale V4R Kawasaki Ninja, Aprilia Black, Tuonos


2022 Kawasaki KLR 650 Traveler [Model Overview]

The 2022 Kawasaki KLR 650 Traveler: A US Exclusive Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The KLR 650 Traveler variant is exclusive to the US 2021 Kawasaki line-up. It’s not available in Canada, sadly. This model is almost identical to the base model KLR 650, though it features a number of accessories that make it better suited to long-haul trips. However, don’t be disheartened if you can’t get hold of the Traveler in your region, because you can purchase th...
Tags: US, Canada, Motorcycles, Honda, Traveler, Kawasaki, Kawasaki KLR, DFI, 2021, Kawasaki motorcycles, Dual Sport, Fuel Tank Capacity, Notfp, 600 - 1000cc, Single-Cylinder, Hp Bore x Stroke


2021 Yamaha Zuma 125 [Model Overview]

Rugged, Economical, and Fun: The 2021 Yamaha Zuma 125 / BWs 125 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Japanese motorcycle manufacturers really know how to make practical and economical small-capacity scooters, and Yamaha has outdone itself with the Zuma 125—A.K.A the BWs 125 in Canada. This small commuting machine returns as part of the 2021 Yamaha line-up, bringing economical mobility to the masses. If you’re in need of something small and spritely, with e...
Tags: Canada, Motorcycles, Electric, Scooter, Yamaha, Zuma, Ultramarine Blue, 2021, Yamaha Zuma, Notfp, Single-Cylinder, WARRANTY Warranty, Under 125cc, Electric Starter Push


2021 Honda PCX150 [Model Overview]

The Smart Economical Choice: Honda’s Redesigned 2021 PCX150 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Honda’s PCX150 returns to the 2021 Honda line-up with a number of interesting updates for the new year. When it comes to small, economical mobility solutions, the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer Honda knows exactly what it’s doing. The entire Honda Motor Company owes its existence to the founder’s steadfast commitment to providing affordable mobility options t...
Tags: Canada, Motorcycles, Cbs, Honda, Scooter, Yamaha, 288, Matic, Honda Motor Company, PCX, 2021, Yamaha Zuma, Fuel Tank Capacity, Notfp, Honda USA Honda Canada Honda, Honda YouTube Facebook Twitter Wikipedia


Rivian Working on Sustainable Fast Chargers

Rivian is planning to install 3,500 fast-chargers and 10,000 Level 2 chargers in the U.S. and Canada. That includes plans to install two Level 2 chargers at each of Colorado’s 42 state parks. Construction on those is planned for July. Rivian is also planning to place chargers at malls, restaurants, campsites, and other places. The […] The post Rivian Working on Sustainable Fast Chargers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Canada, Autos, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Fast Charging, EV Charging, Rivian, Sustainable Fast Chargers, July Rivian


Rivian to install more than 10,000 EV chargers by end of 2023

Rivian, the EV startup backed by Amazon, Cox Automotive and T. Rowe Price, plans to building out a network of more than 10,000 chargers by the end of 2023 in a network aimed at quickly powering its electric vehicle models on highways and at further afield locations next to hiking and mountain biking trailheads and other adventurous destinations. The company said Thursday that its so-called Rivian Adventure Network will include more than 3,500 DC fast chargers at over 600 sites, which will only b...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Europe, Utah, Tech, Canada, Automotive, United States, North America, Zion National Park, South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, AC chargers, Renewable Energy Certificates, Rivian, RJ Scaringe


These are Canada's most-affordable pickup trucks

Add some options onto a high-trim truck, and you can get into the stratosphere pretty quickly - but what about if you want to spend at the other end? Check out Canada's least-expensive trucks in my story at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Canada, Autos, Trucks, Jil McIntosh


Investors Clara Brenner, Quin Garcia and Rachel Holt are coming to TC Sessions: Mobility 2021

The transportation industry is abuzz with upstarts, legacy automakers, suppliers and tech companies working on automated vehicle technology, digital platforms, electrification and robotics. Then there are shared mobility companies from cars to scooters and mopeds to ebikes. And who can forget the emerging air taxi companies? At the center of this evolving industry are the investors. Simply put: TechCrunch can’t hold an event on mobility without hearing from the people who are hunting for the bes...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Business, Japan, Entrepreneurship, China, Israel, Articles, Events, Supply Chain, Tech, Economy, Canada, Automotive


How Engineers Prepare the Infiniti QX60 for Cold Weather

Infiniti has given us an inside look at the development of the new QX60. We have seen how engineers test the nine-speed automatic and how they use “Belgian blocks” for towing and durability testing. And now, in this video, we have cold-weather testing in Alaska, northern Quebec, and Michigan as engineers refine the all-wheel drive system.   The 2022 Infiniti QX60 will arrive in the United States and Canada later this year. Original article: How Engineers Prepare the Infiniti QX60 for Cold Wea...
Tags: Canada, United States, Alaska, Autos, Michigan, Quebec, Car News


2021 KTM 450 SMR [Model Overview]

The 2021 KTM 450 SMR: Ready To Race Right From The Factory Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 KTM 450 SMR is a bike that hasn’t been seen on American shores for over 7 years. However, due to customer demand and the growing supermoto racing scene in the USA, the motorcycle has made a much celebrated return in this year’s model lineup. The 450 SMR is powered by a race-proven, bulletproof 450cc four stroke single with 63 HP and around 36 lb-ft of t...
Tags: Usa, EFI, Canada, Motorcycles, Dlc, Ama, Suter, Brembo, KTM, 2021, Dual Sport, Notfp, 250 - 499cc, Single-Cylinder, KTM Motorcycles, kW Starter Electric


2021 KTM 200 Duke [Model Overview]

The 2021 KTM 200 Duke: Big Duke Attitude In A Small Engine Motorcycle Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 KTM 200 Duke is a bike that many in North America have been asking the Austria-based company to bring across the seas for years. Long a mainstay in Asia, and also popular in Europe and the UK for its ease of access to A2 license category holders, the 200 Duke is a fun, super lightweight naked bike designed to give all the thrills of its bigge...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Usa, UK, Austria, Canada, Motorcycles, Honda, North America, Duke, Bosch, Yamaha, KTM, Standard, 2021, Notfp



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