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Huge Success for KTM’s #UltimateRider Contest

KTM’s cry for contestants to “put up their dukes” in the Ultimate Duke Rider Contest has been wildly successful, with over 1500 entries logged – and every entry is stoked to show the world why they deserve the crown.  The contest came as a welcome reprieve from the monotony of social and economic limitations. There was and has been an immediate need for a virtual-based angle in the moto-community, and KTM came through with the perfect recipe for excitement. Out of the 1500 entries that ...
Tags: Usa, News, Australia, South Africa, Motorcycles, Contest, Duke, KTM, KTM Duke, Steve Fraser, KTM Motohall, Jeremy McWilliams, KTM Motorcycles, Ultimate Duke Rider, Spielberg An, Miguel Garay Argentina


MV Agusta Plans to Jump Into the EV World

Many motorcycle manufactures have been jumping on the EV bandwagon recently, and now MV Agusta has said they plan on doing the same. According to a release from MCN , MV Agusta CEO Timur Sardarov is set to begin research for an electric MV model next year and ultimately planning an electric release for 2027. This announcement comes after Powersports giants Yamaha, Honda, KTM, and Piaggio announced a consortium of swappable battery tech. Are six short years really that long from now? No, es...
Tags: News, Motorcycles, Honda, Yamaha, Ev, KTM, MCN, Piaggio, AgustA, Motorcycle News, MV Agusta, Timur Sardarov, Powersports, Sardarov, EV motorcycles, Yamaha Honda KTM


Spied: Updated 2023 Porsche Cayenne Spotted with Aggressive Updates

Photo credit: SpiedBilde Porsche doesn’t usually do extensive design changes for its vehicles’ mid-cycle refresh. In most cases, you need to look hard or get a magnifying glass to even see what’s been tweaked. This doesn’t seem to be the case for the updated 2023 Porsche Cayenne because there’s a lot more going on. Spy photographers caught the refreshed 2023 Cayenne testing in Germany near one of Porsche’s secret facilities and its changes are quite obvious. The front fascia in particular gets ...
Tags: News, Germany, Porsche, Autos, Prototype, Porsche Cayenne, Spied, Spy Shots, 2023, SpiedBilde Porsche


Galpin Motors’ longtime first lady Jane Boeckmann dies at 90

Jane Boeckmann, the first lady of Galpin Motors and matriarch of the Southern California auto-dealership family, has died at age 90, according to family members. Her life story — which included piloting planes and driving race cars, as well as myriad honors for both business and humanitarian endeavors — was surely worthy of a movie. She died April 28 of pancreatic cancer, according to her family. Working with her husband, Bert Boeckmann, she helped to turn Galpin Motors into one of the most prom...
Tags: Europe, Business, News, California, Scotland, La, Russia, Los Angeles, Sport, Automotive, Soccer, Obituaries, West Africa, Community, Obituary, Local News


Riders Share Launches Rider Pass: Discounts on Peer-to-Peer Motorcycle Rentals

In a recent press release, just announced that riders are now able to pay a monthly subscription to receive hefty discounts across its motorcycle rental marketplace.  Riders Share hosts a massive marketplace using a peer-to-peer rental model that allows those traveling or those who wish to test out a potential next purchase, to hop on two wheels for a fraction of the price of a brick and mortar motorcycle rental company. This fills a gap in the market for riders who prefer to switch up th...
Tags: News, Motorcycles, Motorcycle Rentals, Motorcycle Rentals Worldwide, Rider Pass, Riders Share


Can-Am Launches Virtual Campaign in Support of International Female Ride Day

International Female Ride Day (IFRD) has fast approached and its annual event takes place on Saturday, May 1st. IFRD is a call-to-action for women to “Just Ride!”, no matter what they ride. Can-Am’s goal is very much the same as IFRD and that is to promote an inclusive environment for any and all riders.  On May 1st, Can-Am will continue supporting IFRD virtually, due to the ongoing pandemic lockdowns seen across North America. Can-Am will do so by featuring women riders who uploads two photo...
Tags: News, Motorcycles, North America, International Women's Day, Vicki Gray, Can Am, Facebook To, Can-Am Motorcycles, International Female Ride Day, IFRD, Motoress


Indian Motorcycle Announces 3 Bagger Racing Teams for 2021

Indian Motorcycle has just announced they will have three teams running the Indian Challenger at 2021 bagger racing events. The three privately-backed teams include Mission® Foods S&S® Indian Challenger, Roland Sands Design® (RSD), and Saddlemen. Saddleman is new to Indian Challenger while the other two teams both have podium finishes.  “Despite numerous naysayers and doubters of last year’s inaugural King of the Baggers race, it proved to be a massive success and the ultimate proving ground ...
Tags: News, Fox, Motorcycles, Harley Davidson, Harley, BAGGER, Gary Gray, NHRA, Indian Motorcycle, Indian Challenger, King of the Baggers, Mission ® Foods, Saddlemen Saddleman, Harley Davidsons Indian


A car and a computer help shopper complete wacky parking project

Everyone needs a project. Gareth Wild’s involved parking his car in every space at his local supermarket. And six years after starting, he’s finally finished.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Social Media, Computing, Spreadsheets, Parking, Google Maps, Skoda, Gareth Wild


2022 Porsche 911 GT3 Pricing Is Now Official

Photo credit: Porsche Porsche has updated its product information page for the 2022 992-generation GT3 to include pricing information. After a $1,350 destination and delivery charge, the track-focused GT3 starts at $162,450 in the United States. That is the manufacturer's suggested retail price, meaning that some dealerships are free to—- and will — charge over sticker for the hotly anticipated, naturally-aspirated 4.0-liter flat six. At least pricing is the same for the manual transmission or ...
Tags: News, 911, United States, Autos, Pricing, PDK, GT3, 992, PORSCHE Porsche


Aprilia Racing Signs 5 Year Contract for MotoGP Through 2026

Aprilia has officially become the sixth manufacturer to sign a five-year contract with Dorna Sports to compete in MotoGP through 2026.  In a statement released by Aprilia Racing, they have committed to making advances in “technological research and experimentation excellence within the Piaggio Group”. Starting in 2022, Aprilia will now be on the track with their RS-GP bikes as Aprilia Racing Factory Team as the contract with Gresini Racing has now ended. The relationship between Gresini has...
Tags: News, Motorcycles, MotoGP, Massimo Rivola, Dorna Sports, Dorna, Gresini, Piaggio Group, Aprilia Racing, Fausto Gresini Racing, Aprilia Racing Factory Team, Gresini Racing, Massimo Carmelo Ezpeleta Dorna


Worried About Charging Your Taycan? It’s Getting Easier Everyday

Photo credit: Electrify America One of the objections to buying an electric car, such as the Porsche Taycan, I rear regularly is the lack of public DC fast charging. While it's only ever really critical for longer road trips, the North American EV buyer still wants to know that they can take a road trip and not get stranded. Thanks to efforts from Electrify America and others that's becoming less of an issue. In fact, Electrify America chargers are the chargers ideal for the Taycan. They suppor...
Tags: News, Porsche, Autos, Charging, Ev, Electrify America, Taycan, Porsche Taycan, DCFC, Giovanni Palazzo, Taycan Cross Turismo, Tacan Cross Turismo


Sen. Richard Blumenthal says he's 'disappointed' Elon Musk is talking about a deadly crash involving a Tesla while it's under investigation

Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Chris Saucedo/Getty Images for SXSW Sen. Richard Blumenthal criticized Elon Musk's decision to tweet about a deadly crash. Authorities in Texas said Tesla's Autopilot was engaged when two people were killed in a crash in Houston this month. Musk dismissed the connection between the Autopilot and the crash on Twitter. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Richard Blumenthal has called out Tesla CEO Elon Musk for his response to a fatal Tesla cras...
Tags: Transportation, Twitter, Elon Musk, Texas, News, Senate, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Connecticut, Houston, Wall Street Journal, Electric Car, Cnbc, Musk, Nhtsa


Let’s All Come Together To Help Porsche Legend Vic Elford In His Efforts To Fight Cancer

Where would the Porsche world be without quick Vic Elford? Most famously Elford took a 911 to victory at Rally Monte Carlo in 1968, then got on a plane, flew to Florida, and hopped in a long tail 907 to win Porsche's first ever 24 hour endurance race at Daytona. Among hundreds of other wins for the crested German brand of fighting racers, Elford is still known today for his legendary speed and car control. I was afforded a couple of opportunities to meet the chap, and he's just the kindest face...
Tags: Florida, News, Cancer, Porsche, Autos, Go Fund Me, Vic, Rally Monte Carlo, Ingram, Vic Elford, Elford, Daytona Among, Pruett Elford, Peter Kitchack


992-Generation Porsche 911 Sport Classic Spied In Testing

Photo credit: SpiedBilde Way back in the stone age of the 997-generation Porsche 911, the company offered a model which was basically a variant on the GTS formula, a limited edition Sport Classic with the widebody arches of a Carrera 4S, a special ducktail spoiler, a model-specific double-bubble roof, and 19-inch Fuch-style wheels. This extremely cool and special ride was limited to just 250 units, and was never sold in the United States market. As with any limited-edition Porsche, the prices o...
Tags: News, Germany, United States, Porsche, Autos, Carrera, Spy Photos, Nurburgring, Spied, 992, 911 Sport Classic


Enginehawk’s Brand Lineup Hits the Market

Enginehawk built an exciting hype for its brand release today. The fresh brand was developed by Ruroc, a UK-based helmet manufacturer responsible for launching the notorious ‘Atlas’ helmet.  The Ruroc team grew to success by developing a helmet that couldn’t be mistaken for anything else on the market. One month ago, Ruroc released the third version of the unmistakable helmet – dubbed the Atlas 3.0.  As Jim Pruner stated in last week’s news release , the Enginehawk marketing team...
Tags: Facebook, UK, News, Atlas, Motorcycles, Jacket, Jim, Motorcycle Gear, Jim Pruner, Riding Gear, Ruroc, Ruroc Atlas 3, Enginehawk


Video: First roundabout in northeastern Kentucky confuses drivers

When my father-in-law first moved to a house in Kentucky near a roundabout, he knew that many people in the United States aren't familiar with roundabouts, the circular intersections most popular in Europe, so he carefully explained it to me before I visited him. — Read the rest
Tags: Europe, Video, News, Kentucky, Cars, Traffic, United States, Roundabouts


Elon Musk says pandemic supply-chain issues and a global microchip shortage resulted in 'insane difficulties' for Tesla

Elon Musk NurPhoto/Contributor/Getty Images Elon Musk said Tesla experienced significant supply chain hurdles in the last quarter. Musk cited the global chip shortage, as well as port delays, and COVID-19 restrictions in China. Supply-chain disruptions have impacted many US companies, causing shortages and price hikes. See more stories on Insider's business page. Elon Musk told investors during the Tesla's quarterly earnings call that the automaker has been forced to reckon with nu...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, News, California, China, Cars, US, Samsung, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Deloitte, Electric Car, Musk, Tech Insider, Zach Kirkhorn Tesla


Get On! Moto Festival Premieres at Texas Motor Speedway

The lack of events held in 2020 is about to be redeemed with an event solely focused on motorcycling – Get On! Moto Fest  is set for May 21, 22, and 23 at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. The family-friendly event will include three days of bike demos, custom bike exhibits, racing, hands-on learning, and much more.  The Get On! Moto Fest is presented by industry professionals like RevZilla , Cycle Gear , and J&P Cycles – the event is hosted by enthusiast brands for ...
Tags: News, Events, Motorcycles, Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth Texas, Motorcycle News, RevZilla, Moto Fest, Get On! Moto Fest


Ken Block Will Pilot Tuthill Porsche’s Safari 911 In This Year’s East African Safari Classic Rally

Photo credit: Tuthill Porsche Tuthill Porsche are returning to Kenya this year to compete in the 2021 East African Safari Classic Rally, and this year they're bringing Ken Block along for the ride. Dubbed as the world's most challenging historic motor sports event, the route through Kenya's Northern Territory is 5,000 kilometers (3,107 miles) is grueling 9 day event. Tuthill Porsche has seen much success in Africa, winning the rally 4 times already. Not only that, Tuthill's wins come with some ...
Tags: News, Africa, Porsche, Autos, Kenya, Northern Territory, Motorsports, Ken, Ken Block, Hoonigan, Tuthill, Vintage Racing, Porsche Race Cars, Tuthill Porsche, Richard Tuthill, East African safari classic rally


A 2017 lawsuit shows how electric car startup Lordstown paid outside workers to gin up 10,000 pre-orders per year

Vice President Mike Pence at the unveiling of the Lordstown Endurance. Lordstown Motors A 2017 lawsuit shows how Lordstown Motors banked some pre-orders for its upcoming pickup truck. The case reveals the company paid outside workers to generate up to 10,000 pre-orders per year. Experts warn pre-orders and reservations are flawed measures of a startup's potential. See more stories on Insider's business page. Electric vehicle startup Lordstown Motors has been paying salespeople to s...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Elon Musk, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Gartner, Start-up, Electric, Electric Cars, Securities And Exchange Commission, Burns, Mike Pence, Fisker


Tesla’s Autopilot can be easily tricked, engineers find

Engineers at Consumer Reports said this week that it’s easy to trick Tesla’s Autopilot system into thinking someone is in the driver’s seat.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Consumer Reports, Autopilot, Consumers Reports


Porsche Celebrates 50 Years of IMSA Participation

Photo credit: Porsche Porsche is celebrating its 50th year participating in the IMSA SportsCar Championship. Back in 1971, the first event was held and Porsche was at the forefront battling a Corvette with a flat-six-powered 914/6 GT. Piloted by racing veteran Hurley Haywood and Peter “Perfect” Gregg, the car picked up the win in the very first IMSA Grand Touring race after the Corvette went off track and was forced to pit to repair damages. For the last 50 years, Porsche has been part of every...
Tags: News, Porsche, Autos, Vietnam, Motorsports, Peter, Jacksonville Florida, Gto, Danville, Daytona, IMSA, Gregg, Mobil, Hurley Haywood, Haywood, Porsche Motorsports


This Four-Cylinder Boxster Spyder Is Only Available In China For Now

Porsche's four-liter mid-engine drop-top has been a massive international hit for the company. With a reactive naturally-aspirated engine, gobs of torque, a sublime chassis, and open air motoring, it's one of the best sports cars to ever leave the factory. For the Chinese market, Porsche's biggest market, it holds a problem, however. Under China's current automotive sales scheme, any car with an engine displacing between 3 and 4 liters is hit with a 42.12 percent tax. For that reason, the big n...
Tags: Asia, Europe, News, China, Porsche, Autos, Cayman, U S, Nurburgring, PDK, Motor, Porsche Boxster, Shanghai Auto Show, 718, Boxster, Spyder


Porsche Is Celebrating 20 Years In China With This Special Edition 911 Turbo S

Before you get too wound up about how this new special-edition 911 Turbo S won't be available in the U.S. market, don't worry even a little bit. Aside from five special throwback colors, some special badges, and a cool 20th anniversary graphic package, this is just a regular 911 Turbo S underneath. It's just an appearance package. Admittedly that appearance is pretty freakin' cool. While Porsche has existed as an automotive manufacturer since 1948, the company wasn't officially available in the...
Tags: News, China, Porsche, Autos, Stuttgart, Oslo, Republic of China, Shanghai Auto Show, Porsche Turbo, 911 Turbo S, Porsche China, Jens Puttfarcken, Gulf Orange Rubystar Mint Green Viola, Yuan Renminbi


This wild VW Beetle knockoff is an EV called the Ora Punk Cat

Great Wall Motors in China unveiled the Ora Punk Cat, an electric vehicle that bears more than a passing resemblance to the VW Beetle. I doubt it will make it to the U.S. but if it does I will buy one without test-driving it or reading the specs. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, China, Cars, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Retrofuturism, Great Wall Motors


Porsche 911 Sport Classic Caught on Video at the Nürburgring

Photo credit: Automotive Mike via YouTube The endless stream of Porsche 911 variants continues and one of the upcoming additions is the Sport Classic. One of the giveaways that this is a Sport Classic is the ducktail spoiler, which was also found in the 997-generation car, the first to offer this variant built by Porsche Exclusive. That design cue pays tribute to the 1973 Carrera RS 2.7, which also had a ducktail spoiler, meaning you won’t mistake it for anything else. A closer look shows wider...
Tags: Videos, News, 911, Youtube, Porsche, Autos, Carrera, Mike, Nurburgring, Carrera RS, PASM, Sport Classic, 992


Tesla's top lawyer has left Elon Musk's company for a 26-year-old billionaire's self-driving startup

Ben Margot/Associated Press Tesla's acting general counsel has joined the self-driving startup Luminar Technologies. Alan Prescott, who joined Tesla four years ago, will lead the startup's legal team. Intel executive Trey Campbell also joined the startup, It said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tesla's top lawyer, Alan Prescott, has left the electric car company to join Luminar Technologies, a startup that develops laser sensors for self-driving cars, the co...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Elon Musk, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Intel, Ford, Toyota, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Volvo, Billionaire, Prescott, Russell


FlatSixes Isn’t Afraid Of Change

Photo credit: Alexander Kirch / Shutterstock.com The Porsche of today would be unrecognizable to the Porsche of the mid-1990s. Back then the company was in dire straits, struggling to sell 10,000 cars annually here in the U.S. market. In 2020, despite a pandemic, Porsche shifted nearly 60,000 new cars and almost 30,000 certified pre-owned models. It did all of this while delivering its first of many electric vehicles, the Taycan sedan, forging new electric motor sport ties in Formula E, and co...
Tags: News, Porsche, Autos, Formula E, Reboot, Stuttgart, Macan, Flatsixes, Alexander Kirch Shutterstock, Taycan Sport Turismo


Update From The Publisher

Jake Schaaf, Publisher Dear FlatSixes.com Family, I wanted to provide a brief message on what drives us at Wrecked Media Group and give you some insight into what you can expect to see happening here on FlatSixes.com. First and foremost, we are NOT a venture capital group and at this time we’ve taken in no capital from outside investors. We’re fully funded by and 100% owned by the WMG team! We know it’s a concern in the industry when websites change ownership and become part of a larger “group”...
Tags: News, Autos, Jacob, WMG, Stefan Ogbac, Bradley Brownell, FLATSIXES.com Updates, Jake Schaaf Publisher Dear FlatSixes, Wrecked Media Group, Flat Sixes Newsletter, Chad Kirchner


LA County to triple number of electric-car charging stations

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday, April 20, to close gaps in the region’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure, including finding ways to locate stations in low-income communities. Supervisors Janice Hahn and Sheila Kuehl co-authored a motion to create a “Zero Emission Infrastructure Plan” focused on expanding the number of charging stations countywide. “It is not surprising that the vast majority of the electric vehicles in L.A. County and the charging stations t...
Tags: Business, News, Government, Los Angeles, General Motors, Sport, Automotive, Soccer, Gm, Long Beach, Community, Los Angeles County, LA County, California Energy Commission, Hahn, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors



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