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Fighting Talk: Harley design boss Brad Richards

Harley-Davidson is under a microscope right now: its every move is dissected, examined and critiqued. And there have been plenty of moves lately. They’ve killed the Dyna while relaunching the Softail. They’ve announced a barrage of new models, including the Livewire. But although revenue is holding up at the moment, sales figures have been declining for several years—and were down 10% in 2018. It’s a challenging time for the Motor Company. So I sat down in Milwaukee with Harley’s VP of Styl...
Tags: Interviews, Milwaukee, Spain, Motorcycles, Ford, Briggs, Harley-davidson, Joe, Exif, Ford Motor Company, Harley, Yamaha, Stratton, Brad, Custom, Brad Richards


Chris Harris Samples the 919 Hybrid

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Tags: Spain, Autos, Hybrid, Chris Harris, Aragon, Neel Jani, Porsche Motorsports, 919, Chris Harris On Cars


FIM Enel MotoE World Cup to be Rescheduled After Fire

It Will Still be In 2019 The devastating fire that claimed the vast majority of the equipment and materials for the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup forced officials to announce that the race will be moved to a later date. According to Superbike News, MotoE will still race in 2019 but a revised calendar will need to be created for the sport. The championships will not be at Circuito de Jerez as part of the Gran Premio Red Bull de España as was officially planned. The race could still happen in Spain, a...
Tags: Spain, Motorcycles, Enel, Circuito de Jerez, Motorcycle News, Gran Premio Red Bull de España, MotoE Championships, MotoE, FIM Enel


DOPE DIRIGIBLE. Kacerwagen’s ‘Zeppelina V72’ Board Tracker

Written by Martin Hodgson They were the original kings of the race track, but you won’t ever find a replica of one hanging out at your local cafe bike meet. However over recent years with TV shows like Harley and the Davidsons and Sons of Speed, along with the input of America’s best builders like Billy Lane and Rick Petko, the board tracker is back with a vengeance. But what do you do when you live in a country where finding a ’20s Indian in a barn is as likely as finding the fabled pot of g...
Tags: America, Spain, Motorcycles, Classic, Harley Davidson, Harley, Yamaha, Atlantic Coast, TIG, Zeppelina, Davidsons, Racer, Martin Hodgson, Rick Petko, Shinko, Morini


Custom Bikes Of The Week: 10 March, 2019

There’s something for everyone this week. We’ve got a Bonneville beach cruiser, a pair of high-performance Triumph Speed Triples, and a Ducati Panigale covered in occult symbols. Plus a trio of electric bikes—an old Enfield that traveled the entire length of Britain, and two new concepts designed by Erik Buell. (Yes, he’s back.) Triumph Speed Triples by Associated British Motorcycles Tony Scott’s the guy behind the top tuning operation T3 Performance—so he knows how to extract maximum perf...
Tags: Scotland, Spain, Indianapolis, Britain, Motorcycles, Ducati, Portland, Cornwall, John, Bob, Portland Oregon, Nissan, Fred, Brembo, Enfield, Tony Scott


Transportation Weekly: Waymo unleashes laser bear, Bird spreads its wings, Lyft tightens its belt

Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch . This is the fifth edition of our newsletter and we love the reader feedback. Keep it coming. Never heard of TechCrunch’s Transportation Weekly? Catch up here, here and here. As I’ve written before, consider this a soft launch. Follow me on Twitter @kirstenkorosec to ensure you see it each week. (An email subscription is coming).  This week, we explore the world of light detec...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Travis Vanderzanden, Elon Musk, UK, Technology, California, France, China, Samsung, Sacramento, Articles, Tech, Tesla


Hispano Suiza built the world’s first vintage-inspired electric hypercar

Back after a major hiatus post the Spanish Civil War, when the Catalonian government decided to seize control of its factories and use them for aircraft engines and other war supplies, Hispano Suiza, Spain’s homegrown luxury automotive brand, is back in action, and with a strong reminder of what it stood for in the past.This is the Carmen, named after Carmen Mateu, the granddaughter of the founder of Hispano Suiza, and the current president’s mother. Touted as a birth, or a rebirth if you will, ...
Tags: Transportation, Design, Spain, Automotive, Geneva, Carmen, Ev, Suiza, Hispano Suiza, Hispano Suiza Spain, Carmen Mateu, Lluc Marti


November Customs’ Ducati Scrambler 350 Restomod

Most custom shops have a bike or two quietly lurking in the corner. They’re usually personal projects that only get attention during gaps between ‘real’ jobs. And that’s the story of this charming 1974 Ducati Scrambler 350. Paul and Linda—the husband and wife team at November Customs—first spotted the Ducati when a nearby shop imported it from Spain. They literally bought it as it was being off-loaded, with the intention of giving it a light sprucing. But once they had it road legal and regis...
Tags: UK, England, Spain, Motorcycles, Ducati, Smiths, Jaguar, Customs, Firestone, Scrambler, PAUL, Linda, KTM, Custom Motorcycles, Ducati Scrambler, Restomod


Ford partners with geocoding startup what3words

Ford is partnering with what3words to give drivers access to the startup’s novel addressing system. Under the partnership, drivers will be able to connect to the free what3words app — on an iOS or Android device — to their vehicle via their SYNC 3 infotainment platform. Drivers can find the three-word address on website contact pages, guidebooks and business cards. Drivers can enter the addresses via voice or text input and receive directions through the vehicle’s navigation system. The st...
Tags: Android, Transportation, Mexico, Tech, Spain, Software, Automotive, Ford, United Nations, Sony, Red Cross, Logistics, Mercedes, Lonely Planet, Daimler, TomTom


It’s A Keeper: A K series built for a footballing legend

When one of Spain’s most legendary goalkeepers wanted a hot steed based on a BMW K series ‘brick,’ he knew just the team to call: Bolt Motor Co. of Valencia. Andrés Palop, known for his penalty-stopping prowess at Sevilla FC, approached Bolt boss Adrián Campos with a simple brief for a custom build; clean lines, a bit of a dark feeling, and some red touches. Adrián and his team are known for their ability to produce clinically clean customs from unlikely platforms. This time they chose a 1...
Tags: Spain, Motorcycles, Bolt, Sevilla FC, Adrian, Pirelli, Brembo, Beemer, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, Ducati Monster, Bolt Motor Co, Adrián Campos, Bolt Motor Company, BMW cafe racer, Valencia Andrés Palop


How To Visit The Game Of Thrones Filming Locations In Southern Spain

 Much of Game of Thrones is filmed in Spain, even places you might assume were shot in Ireland like Dragonstone, can be found across the country. Although the Baratheon stronghold is in the north (of Spain) there are many easily accessible filming locations in Andalusia. ...
Tags: Travel, Advice, Spain, Car, Culture, Ireland, Jon Snow, Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Andalusia, Pictures And Video, Alhambra, Southern Spain, Almodóvar, Roman bridge


Baby dream of driving / À deux doigts de m’agacer…

THE ORIGINAL? Honda Motorbikes –  2001 “Everyone’s born dreaming of a Honda” Agency : DM9 DDB Sao paulo (Brazil) LESS ORIGINAL Honda Motorbikes –   2019 “The power of love” Agency : Made in Space (Spain) [Author: Joe La Pompe]
Tags: Advertising, Cars, Spain, Brazil, Drive, Driving, Honda, Baby, New Born, Bébé, Mains, Print & Outdoor, Joe La Pompe, Conducteur, Conduire, Hands


Triumph Daytona With 765 Engine Spied

The Return of the Daytona The 765 engine first appeared on Triumph’s Street Triple, and now it looks like a new Daytona will get that engine as well. The motorcycle spies over at Motorcycle News spotted the new bike riding around. The images of the return of the Daytona with that new engine were shot in Spain. With them comes some concrete detail and plenty of speculation. There are a few things that can be gleaned from the images. As Motorcycle News points out, there is a lot of this new bike ...
Tags: Spain, Motorcycles, Triumph, Daytona, Brembo, TFC, Motorcycle News, Triumph Daytona, Sportbike, Daytona Although Triumph


Café Express: Freeride’s Montesa Cota 247 cafe racer

If you’ve ridden a two-stroke, you’ll know how addictive the power rush (and sound) can be. So we have a soft spot for anything that smells pungent and goes braaap—especially if it’s got a bit of history and a side order of style. Montesa bikes tick all the boxes: the Spanish manufacturer was hugely successful in motocross and road racing from the sixties to the mid-eighties. Its Cota 247 model was also popular with trials riders—but who’d have thought a trials bike would make a great little ...
Tags: France, Spain, Barcelona, Motorcycles, Bmc, TIG, Pierre, Paul Ricard, Amal, Cota, Graulhet, Custom Motorcycles, Café Racer, Montesa Cota, Montesa, Akront


Custom Bikes Of The Week: 27 January, 2019

Harley’s global dealer custom competition launches with a fusillade of very tasty European builds. We’ve also got a Kawasaki KX450 with amazing 3D printed bodywork, a custom Ducati Panigale costing $114,000, and news of Triumph’s limited edition ‘TFC’ bikes—including a Rocket… Battle Of The Kings 2019 Harley-Davidson’s dealer competition is back for 2019, and there’s a noticeable jump in quality this year—for both the bikes themselves and the standard of photography. We’re seeing a few lik...
Tags: Europe, UK, Cowboy, US, Spain, Taiwan, Motorcycles, Ducati, Italy, Taipei, Alex, Harley-davidson, Bologna, Las Palmas, Harley, Kawasaki


SMARTY PANTAH. XTR Pepo’s Stunning Ducati Monster 821 Racer

Written by Marlon Slack In only a short few years Spain’s XTR Pepo have produced the best racer-inspired customs in the world. Every time one of their builds smashes into our inbox we drop what we’re doing, drop our trousers and get ready for some serious Italian eye candy. This time was no exception, with the unveiling of their 2016 Ducati Monster dubbed ‘Pantah’. Head of XTR Pepo, Pepo Rosell, hasn’t arrived at the acme of the Italian bike custom scene by accident. He slogged away for ye...
Tags: Facebook, Spain, Barcelona, Motorcycles, Ducati, Monster, Racer, Pepo, XTR Pepo, Ducati Pantah, Marc Holstein, XTR, Andreani, XTR Pepo Pepo Rosell, Pantah, Alberto Caimi


Ducati’s Future Is Electric

An Electric Italian Stallion Is Coming Electric motorcycles are starting to really come into their own. I made a prediction that 2019 would be a breakout year for electric bikes. It’s shaping up to be true. Ducati is in the game. At a Motostudent event in Spain, Claudio Domenicali, Ducati’s CEO, said “The future is electric, we’re not far from starting series production.” The Italian publication Corsedimoto, reported Domenicali saying the quote above. It has everyone wondering what D...
Tags: Spain, Motorcycles, Ducati, Harley Davidson, Electric Bikes, Harley, VW Group, Domenicali, Ducati Hypermotard, Coming Electric, Claudio Domenicali Ducati, Milan Polytechnic School of Design, LiveWire Lightning Motorcycles


Setting the bar: UFO Garage’s BMW R100R cafe racer

We’re always on the hunt for custom motorcycles that push boundaries. So if you’re going to tread familiar territory, you better do an exceptional job of it. This right here is a classic BMW cafe racer—a genre that’s quite frankly been done to death. But unlike ninety percent of the airhead cafés we see, this R100R from Spain is perfectly balanced, amazingly well finished, and devoid of clichés. It’s the work of Efraón Triana at UFO Garage, a builder with exceptional taste. He turned a mo...
Tags: Facebook, Spain, Motorcycles, Bmw, Alcantara, Daytona, Brembo, Suzuki GSX, BMW motorcycles, Café Racer, Harley Sportster, Biltwell Inc, Hagon, BMW R100, GSX R, Efraón Triana


FlixBus is testing VR on certain routes to Las Vegas

FlixBus, the low-cost tech-forward bus service out of Europe that launched in U.S. this year, has added a VR experience to some long-distance routes to and from Las Vegas. For now, the FlixBus VR feature, which includes about 50 virtual reality games and travel experiences, is limited to routes from Tucson, Phoenix, Los Angeles and San Diego. And it will run for three months. Travelers who reserve a panoramic seat on these routes will get the VR experience for free. Once on board, passengers ...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Uber, Europe, France, Spain, Automotive, San Diego, Virtual Reality, Las Vegas, California Arizona, Virtual Reality Headset, Flixbus, Tucson Phoenix Los Angeles


How To Ensure You’ll Always Find A Parking Spot In America’s Busiest Cities

  The only thing worse than bad traffic is having to look for parking in a busy city but some destinations are just close enough that it’s faster to drive than deal with airports or you’ve got an occasion bringing you to downtown. Whatever the reason, searching for parking can be a frustrating, stressful, and time-consuming quest but there is an app that solves all those problems. One Day Before The free app SpotHero (available for Android and iOS) let’s you search and reserve a parking s...
Tags: Travel, Money, New York City, America, Tech, Spain, Car, United States, Serbia, Bahrain, Andorra, Spothero, Pictures And Video, Times Square


MASH HIT. XTR’s ‘Di Traverso’ Mash 500 Dirt Tracker

Written by Andrew Jones Is it just me, or are customisers a lot like rock bands? You have your favourites. You wear the t-shirts. You feel a little tinge of excitement when you hear that they have released something new. Well, in my mind, Spain’s XTR Pepo is more than a little like AC/DC. Yes, they stick to what they know, but they are so damn good at what they know you just don’t care. And if there’s one thing that Pepo Rosell is good at, it’s ‘sell your granny to the abattoir to get one’ ra...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, China, Spain, Motorcycles, Ducati, Verona, Pepe, Yamaha, Ac, Jose, Andrew Jones, Di Traverso, Pepo Rosell, Pepo, XTR Pepo


ONE DOWN, CLAW UP. AdHoc’s Sharp Cagiva Raptor Roadster

Written by Marlon Slack Some clients can rain cash down upon a builder to make their dreams come to life. But sometimes owners are mere mortals like us and have to tread more warily when it comes to a budget. And that’s what Spain’s Adhoc have dealt with here, with their 2005 Cagiva Raptor given a careful haircut and coming out looking a million bucks. “The motorcycle was sent to us by the client,” Adhoc’s David Gonzalez recalls, “he was delighted with the response of the engine and perfo...
Tags: Facebook, Spain, David, Motorcycles, Gonzalez, Raptor, Roadster, Cagiva, Adhoc, David Gonzalez, Sharp Cagiva Raptor Roadster, Gustavo Osorio


KTM 790 Adventure & 790 Adventure R prices for European market revealed

The prices for Spain and the UK market of KTM?s latest adventure tourer...
Tags: UK, Spain, Autos, KTM


Spain to Ban the Sale of All Gas-Powered Cars by 2040

Spain is wasting no time. The country plans to dramatically decarbonize its economy by 2050, and that includes banning a lot of cars, according to a draft law the Ministry for Ecological Transition published Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Cars, Renewable Energy, Spain, This Is Our Future, Ministry for Ecological Transition


The modern classic, Honda style: Bolt’s 1995 Seven Fifty

By the time the nineties rolled around, the reputation of the Honda CB750 was losing its luster. The iconic straight four had softened, and the F2 model was more suited to cruising than blasting through canyons. But the build quality and engineering was still top-notch, which makes the ‘Seven Fifty’ a good used buy today. This sleek build from Spain’s Bolt Motor Co. ditches the clunky styling and cranks up the dynamics with a major suspension upgrade. “We built this for our friend Santiag...
Tags: Spain, Santiago, Motorcycles, Ducati, Bolt, Honda, Mallorca, Continental, Adrian, Palma De Mallorca, Brembo, Puig, Custom Motorcycles, Café Racer, Renthal, Honda CB750


Texting & Eating: New Documentary Examines How Badly We Drive

3 Seconds Behind the Wheel Overview 3 Seconds Behind the Wheel is a new documentary and podcast series. The film shows how frequently distracted driving occurs by following eight different individuals.  Boyd Productions and Connecticut Public Television gathered hundreds of hours of footage. Leading minds showcase how new technology may help curb distracted driving.   3 Seconds Behind the Wheel is available now.   An interesting documentary landed on my desk recently titled 3 Seconds Behind t...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Feature, Japan, Movies, Tesla, Spain, Czech Republic, United States, Ireland, Autos, Driving, Michigan, Brussels, Ntsb, National Transportation Safety Board


MONSTER, INC. Macco Motor’s ‘Chimera’ Honda CB750 SuperSport

Written by Martin Hodgson We’ve all heard rumours about the old man with a low kilometre classic motorcycle in his garage gathering dust; but go for a look and nine times out of ten it’s what a real estate agent calls a ‘renovators delight’, that’s industry code for crap. But when Spain’s kings of custom, Jose and Tito from Macco Motors, found just such a ride it was the rare exception; a 1976 Honda CB750 with only 8000 km on the clock. The negotiations were monstrous, but the results speak f...
Tags: Facebook, Spain, Motorcycles, Honda, Classic, Canary Islands, Tito, Jose, LSL, Café Racer, CB750, Macco Motors, Macco, Martin Hodgson, Rizoma, Motogadget


Superunknown: A first-time builder hits the big time

Purists will say that a full nuts-n-bolts restoration is the only way to treat a rare classic. But when all you have is a motor and a head full of inspiration, things tend to escalate. That’s how this intriguing and beautiful vintage Harley came into existence. It’s the work of Jackson Burrows, a young furniture designer and artist based in Calgary, Canada. And, believe it or not, it’s Jackson’s first attempt at building a bike. The project kicked off four years ago, when Jackson was still...
Tags: Japan, Spain, Motorcycles, Ducati, Warren, Charles, Jackson, Harley-davidson, Bsa, Lucas, Falcon, Ama, Harley, Buchanan, Tim, Calgary Canada


Does The DC2 Honda Integra Type R Deserve Its Heroic Reputation?

We took a DC2 Integra Type R for a drive at a Honda heritage event in Spain, to see if it lives up to the hype
Tags: Spain, Autos, Honda


Jaguar Partners with Music Star Dua Lip To Launch Integrated Brand-Building Programme Across Europe

Jaguar has announced a ground-breaking collaboration with one of the world’s highest-profile singer-songwriters, Dua Lipa, to launch an innovative, integrated brand-building programme across Europe.The long-term, pan-European programme, will be rolled in over 15 markets across Europe including France, Germany, BeNeLux, Italy and Spain, and celebrates the brand’s popular SUV models, the EPACE,F-PACE and all-electric I-PACE. It kicks off with The Pace: Season One – a pioneering music and technolog...
Tags: Europe, London, Advertising, Spain, Frankfurt, Automotive, Italy, Amsterdam, Jaguar, France Germany, Dua Lipa, Brooklyn Brothers, Dua, Wiesbaden Germany, Brand Communications, Amsterdam Dua Lipa



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