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Raising the bar: Vagabund gives the BMW R nineT a lift

We’ve always admired custom motorcycle workshops that keep pushing the boundaries. Austria’s Vagabund Moto have been doing good work since day one, but they’ve never rested on their laurels. The founding duo of Paul Brauchart and Philipp Rabl seems to level up on every build, relentlessly experimenting with new designs, materials and processes. Their 15th build pushes the envelope to the breaking point. It’s a 2016-model BMW R nineT with hand-formed metalwork, 3D-printed parts, and bodywork t...
Tags: Facebook, Spain, Austria, Motorcycles, Pirelli, PAUL, Leatherman, CNC, Philipp, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, BMW R nineT, Grundmann, Rotobox, Vagabund Moto, Vagabund

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

Ornikar raises $120M as its driving school marketplace goes up a gear with car insurance

A French startup that set out to bring a new approach to driver education and road safety, and then used that foothold to expand into the related area of car insurance, is today announcing a big round of funding to continue building its service across Europe. Ornikar, which prepares people for driving tests by providing online drivers education courses, lets those users organize in-person lessons with driving instructors, provides a booking system for taking their written and practical examinati...
Tags: Google, Startups, Europe, Education, Car Insurance, France, Funding, Spain, Automotive, KKR, Onroad, Driving License, DRIVER EDUCATION, Patrick Devine, InsureTech, Driving Instruction

European e-scooter and micromobility startup Dott raises $85 million

Dott has raised a new $85 million Series B funding round — this round is a mix of equity and asset-backed debt financing. Belgium-based investment company Sofina is leading the investment. Dott is a micromobility startup that is better known for its colorful electric scooters that you can find across several European cities. The company operates a fleet of 30,000 electric scooters in five cities. Users can download a mobile app and unlock a scooter through the app. The company charges an unlocki...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Europe, Tech, Spain, Automotive, Electric Scooter, Paris, Poland, Belgium, Lyon, Scooter, Sofina, Micromobility, Dott, E-scooter

The Station: Argo AI plots its fundraising course and Waymo changes leadership

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. There is a lot to get to, so let’s dive right in. My email inbox is always open. Email me at kirs[email protected] to share thoughts, criticisms, offer...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Transportation, Europe, Japan, Florida, UK, Congress, China, Massachusetts, America, Tech, Tesla, Spain

Tamarit builds a Bonneville you can rent—and also win

Unless you’re handy with a grinder and welding gear, it’s not cheap to put a custom bike in your garage. But if you live in Spain, you can get a taste of high-end custom culture without draining the Euros from your bank account. That’s because Spain is one of the countries where the rental company Motoshare operates. It has over 3,000 motorcycles on its books, across four nations, and the latest addition to the roster is ‘Gotham’—a beautiful Bonneville 865 from the Spanish specialists Tamarit...
Tags: Europe, Spain, Gotham, Motorcycles, Continental, Mediterranean, Elche, Alicante, Bonneville, Custom Motorcycles, Triumph Bonneville, Motogadget, Matias, Triumph motorcycles, Quique, Tamarit

Street Legal Ducati V4S 2 Seconds Slower Than 2021 MotoGP Bikes

V4S Could Be MotoGP Ready MotoGP is the pinnacle of speed in the motorcycle racing world. The bikes are big, produce a ton of power, and are ridden by some of the best riders that have ever graced the racing series. Ducati is heavily involved in MotoGP with their Factory racing team, and to shake things up they decided to hold a test day at Jerez Circuit in Spain and bust out their street-legal 2021 V4S for their riders to enjoy. MotoGP bikes are far from street legal. If you put a MotoGP bike ...
Tags: Spain, Motorcycles, Ducati, Honda, Motorcycle News, Jerez Circuit, Luca Marina, Jerez The Panigale, Claudio Domenicali Keep

Watch This 997 GT3 Cup make wet weather magic

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Tags: Spain, Autos, Rally, Tuthill, GT3, Porsche Motorsports, Porsche 997, Porsche GT2/GT3, 997 GT3, R-GT, 997 GT3 Cup

Knockout: Bolt’s custom R100RT boxer

A new build from Spain’s Bolt Motor Co. is always a treat. The Valencia-based workshop has a history of high-end racecar preparation, and they like to eke out maximum performance from their two-wheeled builds as well. Shop owner Adrián Campos has a particular affinity for BMW airheads, and his latest creation is based on a 1981 R100RT. That was the touring version of the RS, and in its day, the most expensive production motorcycle you could buy in the States. Bolt have treated this forty...
Tags: Spain, Barcelona, Motorcycles, Ducati, Bmw, Bolt, Valencia, Adrian, Juan, Brembo, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, Mikuni, Mahindra Formula E, Hagon, BMW R100

How four European cities are embracing micromobility to drive out cars

The coronavirus pandemic is acting as a catalyst for urban transformation across Europe as city authorities grapple with how to manage urban mobility without risking citizens’ health or inviting gridlock by letting cars flood in. Micromobility and local commerce are being seen as both short and long-term solutions for urban revival in a number of cases. We’ve run down key policy developments in four major cities, Paris, Barcelona, London and Milan, which — at varying speeds — are pushing to reth...
Tags: Europe, UK, New York, Milan, London, France, Government, San Francisco, Tech, Spain, Bloomberg, Barcelona, Policy, Automotive, Paris, Italy

New Kawasaki ZX-10RR Spotted at Winter Testing In Jerez

Face Yourself Here we are… It’s 2021 and the ancient ZX-10R/RR is finally getting a facelift. 2021 should be called ‘the year of the facelift’ because it really is insane how many manufacturers jumped at the Euro 5 opportunity to breathe some new life into their neglected bikes. The ZX-10RR has been quite neglected indeed. Earlier this month, I covered some spy shots of what appeared to be the updated ZX-10R, but today the official WorldSBK Yamaha Racing Team posted a teaser video of the ZX-10R...
Tags: Spain, Motorcycles, Jerez, Kawasaki, Motorcycle News, Jerez Circuit, Kawasaki ZX-10RR, New Kawasaki, Yamaha Racing Team, 2021 Kawasaki Zx-10RR

Ride Vision raises $7M for its AI-based motorcycle safety system

Ride Vision, an Israeli startup that is building an AI-driven safety system to prevent motorcycle collisions, today announced that it has raised a $7 million Series A round led by crowdsourcing platform OurCrowd. YL Ventures, which typically specializes in cybersecurity startups but also led the company’s $2.5 million seed round in 2018, Mobilion VC and motorcycle mirror manufacturer Metagal also participated in this round. The company has now raised a total of $10 million. In addition to this n...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Europe, Japan, Greece, Australia, France, China, Germany, India, Israel, Tech, Spain, Artificial Intelligence, Austria

Speed Read, 15 November 2020

A peek at a seriously cool cyberpunk scooter concept from BMW, plus an R100 rescued from the wrecker’s yard in Spain, a gorgeous Guzzi T5 from Italy, and a Suzuki V-Strom clad entirely in wood. Yes, really. BMW Motorrad Definition CE 04 The problem with most compact scooters is the styling. They’re spindly, plastic-y things, and look like they’d splinter into a dozen pieces if dropped. There are a few exceptions though, such as Piaggio’s Vespa brand and the Honda Zoomer—and it looks like B...
Tags: Spain, Motorcycles, Italy, Bmw, Valencia, Ottawa, Scooter, James, Luca, Brembo, Suzuki, Piaggio, Moto Guzzi, Guzzi, BMW motorcycles, Suzuki V Strom

smells like new… but it’s not / L’odeur du neuf qui sent le vieux

THE ORIGINAL? Ford / Used Cars / “olor a nuevo” – 2012 “Smells new” Watch the Case Study Film Agency : Bassat Ogilvy Madrid (Spain) LESS ORIGINAL Dacia Duster “Perfume sample” – 2020 “For all those who forgot what the smell of new was” Source : La Réclame Agency : Publicis Conseil Paris (France) [Author: Joe La Pompe]
Tags: Advertising, Cars, Spain, Ford, Perfume, Direct Marketing, Print & Outdoor, Joe La Pompe, Sample, Publicis Conseil Paris France, La Réclame Agency, Parfum, Comme Neuf, Échantillon, Odeur, Perfume Sample

Cafe-Racer Styled Gonda GL 1000 GoldWing by DS Motorcycles

Porsche 911 of the Motorcycle World DS motorcycles (AKA Dragons Motorcycles) is a custom motorcycle builder that brings cafe-racer stylings to large-displacement touring bikes such as the Honda Goldwing and BMW K1100. Earlier this month they debuted the Honda GL1000 Goldwing build they created.  The motorcycle features a 1500cc 6 cylinder boxer engine from a Honda Valkyrie – which aptly sparked the nickname of “Porsche 911 of the motorcycle world”. The bike was built in Spain, by Pablo Pérez Go...
Tags: Wtf, News, Spain, Porsche, Motorcycles, Honda, Pablo, Motorcycle News, Honda Goldwing, Restomod, Pablo Pérez González, Dragon's Motorcycles, DS Motorcycles, Honda Goldwing 1000, Valkyrie 1500, Goldwing Pablo

Speed Read: 27 September, 2020

Welcome to the second edition of Speed Read—our new weekend roundup that covers not just custom bikes, but also motorcycle news, gear, and sometimes even art. Today, we’ve gathered together an adorable MZ ETZ 250 bobber, a Yamaha RD350 from the eccentric Blechmann, and a Norton Commando that’s never left its crate. Plus we look at new riding sneakers from Icon 1000, and the evocative art of Chris White. Grab your beverage of choice and dig in. The art of Chris White If you’ve already picke...
Tags: Instagram, Germany, Spain, Motorcycles, Portland, Holland, Bmw, Chris, Norton, Yamaha, Chris White, Penton, Yamaha motorcycles, Hereford England, Etz, Yamaha RD350

Former Ferrari and Bugatti executive admits to dodging taxes, taking $2.8 million in bribes to misallocate supercars

Ferrari Maurizio Parlato admitted to receiving about $2.8 million in kickback payments, otherwise known as bribes, from selling sports cars. Parlato is the former CEO of Ferrari North America and COO of Bugatti of the Americas. He also admitted to avoiding paying more than $1.1 million in taxes. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The former CEO of Ferrari North America and COO of Bugatti of the Americas admitted to a $2.8 million kickback payment scheme he ran while selli...
Tags: Transportation, Florida, Washington, US, Trends, Spain, Ceo, Ferrari, Autos, Doj, Crimes, Irs, Bugatti, Coo, Foreign Bank, Kristen Lee

Cash for Clunkers: Spanish Citizens Roll Out a Very Different Kind of Program

It’s not so much a program as it is a trend. In Spain, which is currently enduring a second blow from a very resilient coronavirus, people are shunning public transit like their life depends on it. It very well could. What to do? Simple — search classifieds and backyard sheds for any old heap that’s […] The post Cash for Clunkers: Spanish Citizens Roll Out a Very Different Kind of Program appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Sales, Spain, Transit, Car Buying, Autos, News Blog, Old cars, Coronavirus

Ricky 800: Imagining a Rickman BMW R80 desert racer

The world’s first big-bore dual sport, the BMW R80G/S, broke cover forty years ago. Born from off-road competition, it soon dominated at the Paris-Dakar rally, before going on to become an icon of adventure motorcycling. But there’s one arena it never really featured in: the Californian desert. The G/S missed the heyday of the Californian desert racing scene by a decade or two. So it wasn’t even a concept when the Rickman Brothers‘ Triumph- and BSA-powered Metisse scramblers hit the scene. H...
Tags: UK, Germany, Spain, Motorcycles, Bmw, Continental, Bsa, Bosch, Rickman, Ricky, CNC, Magura, Jens, Kellermann, Paris Dakar, LSL

Man Rides from Border-to-Border on His Harley-Davidson Livewire

Mexican Border to Canadian Border Nobody doubted the Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire to perform, but a lot of people think the range is too short for the bike’s high price tag and everyone says there’s not enough fast-charging infrastructure to support electric motorcycles nationwide. One man decided to see what it was like to take his LiveWire on a long-distance ride. He rode his new LiveWire from the Mexican border all the way to the Canadian border.  Diego Cardenas, a California resident, had his...
Tags: California, Spain, Motorcycles, Harley Davidson, Washington Oregon, Cardenas, Harley Davidson Livewire, Blaine Washington, San Ysidro California, Diego Cardenas, West Coast Green Highway The WCGH, WCGH

Mercedes-Benz launches sales of its premium all-electric EQV van

Mercedes-Benz is now selling its EQV 300 all-electric premium van in Europe, the second EV to come out of the automaker’s initiative to produce a line of battery-powered models under its new EQ brand. A concept version of the EQV was first shown in March 2019. But unlike so many concepts destined for nonexistence, this one was marked for series production. The EQV, which can seat up to eight people, is designed to appeal to customers seeking a more luxurious ride. The base price of €71,388 (abou...
Tags: Europe, Tech, Spain, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Automotive Industry, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes, Vitoria, Mercedes Benz Vito, EQC

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R clocks 250 km/h on a race track [Video]

The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R was put to test at the Jerez circuit in Spain. The...
Tags: Spain, Autos, Jerez, Kawasaki Ninja

MotoGP Seeks a July Start Date

In Spain in July As everyone knows, MotoGP has been put on hold like every other sport, but that could change. According to MotorSport Magazine, MotoGP rights-holder Dorna wants to kick off the 2020 MotoGP season in July. If this were to happen it would be in Spain and the first three races would be spectator-free. There will undoubtedly be strict medical protocols and quarantine rules in place at the race, and no essential people will be at the race track. “Two weeks ago our plan was to start ...
Tags: Europe, Spain, Austria, Motorcycles, MotoGP, Red Bull Ring, Dorna, Motorcycle News, Carmelo Ezpeleta, MotorSport Magazine MotoGP, Ezpeleta

Custom Bikes Of The Week: 3 May, 2020

A Ducati 900SS rebuilt in the style of the classic 900 Super Sport Desmo, a Moto Guzzi V7 Sport endurance racer converted for road use, a Honda CBX750 cafe racer from Spain, and the strange tale of the BFG/MBK 1300 motorcycle—powered by a Citroën car engine. 1972 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport One of the most intriguing motorcycle shops in the world is Legend Motors in Lille. It’s an Aladdin’s cave of beautiful machinery, and one of the current residents is this V7 Sport. This machine has a long an...
Tags: Europe, France, Spain, Motorcycles, Ducati, Belgium, Brazil, Lille, Honda, Verona, Derek, Alpina, Conti, Moto Guzzi, Magny Cours, Custom Motorcycles

Custom Bikes Of The Week: 26 April, 2020

A Yamaha Virago with Ducati superbike suspension from the US, a stripped down Ducati 1198S Corse from France, a Norton Commando from Japan, and a very sporty Sportster Roadster from Spain. Ducati 1198S Corse by Radical Ducati Originally founded by Pepo Rosell (before he went off to run XTR Pepo), Radical Ducati has resurfaced under Frenchman Yann Thomas. And by the look of this Ducati 1198S Corse, he’s doing a great job of carrying the torch. The 1198S Corse was a special edition with a un...
Tags: Japan, France, US, Toronto, Spain, Barcelona, Motorcycles, Ducati, Tokyo, NICK, Harley Davidson, Norton, Yamaha, Robinson, Tokyo Japan, Brembo

Custom Bikes Of The Week: 19 April, 2020

It’s all about Honda this week, with a CB900 Bol d’Or from Spain, an Elsinore from Australia, and a Shadow 500 from Arkansas. Plus a new Lego Technics x Ducati kit from Denmark, if you’ve got a little time on your hands . Honda MT250 Elsinore by Fossick Moto The MT250 Elsinore was Honda’s first foray into purpose-built two stroke scramblers. It made waves then and it’s iconic today—so it’s nice to see a restoration that lives up to the legacy. And this one from Fossick Moto in Sydney, Aust...
Tags: Europe, Usa, Australia, Spain, Lego, Arkansas, Motorcycles, Ducati, Denmark, Honda, Steve, Nacho, Technics, Sydney Australia, CNC, Suzuki

Eccity Motorcycles Offers Fancy Electric Scooters

An Interesting French Company Eccity Motorcycles is a French company that makes electric motorcycles and scooters. The company’s machines are generally categorized as 50cc or 125cc equivalent machines. The company wants to get more folks out on electric scooters. To do this, it’s not only selling the scooters but it’s also built an extensive network of service centers and dealerships across Europe.  The scooters have homologation in the European Union and the bikes are currently available in Au...
Tags: Europe, Spain, European Union, Motorcycles, Electric Motorcycles, Motorcycle News, Eccity, Eccity Motorcycles Offers Fancy Electric Scooters, Interesting French Company Eccity Motorcycles, Austria Belgium Germany UK Lituania

The Station: Via hits $2.25B valuation, letters from readers, layoffs in a time of COVID-19

Hi, and welcome back to The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages travel from Point A to Point B. I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. If this is your first time, hello; I’m glad you’re with us. I have started to publish a version of the newsletter on TechCrunch. That’s what you’re reading now. For the whole newsletter, which comes out every weekend, you can subscribe by heading over here, and clicking “The Station.” It...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Lyft, Crowdsourcing, Washington, Germany, Boston, Berlin, India, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Spain, Economy, Engineer, Service

Ford Reduces North American Production To Help Contain Coronavirus

DEARBORN, Michigan, March 18, 2020 – Following Thursday evening shifts, Ford is temporarily suspending production at its manufacturing sites in North America through March 30th to thoroughly clean its facilities to protect its workforce and boost containment efforts for the COVID-19 Coronavirus. “We’re continuing to work closely with union leaders, especially the United Auto Workers, to find ways to help keep our workforce healthy and safe – even as we look at solutions for continuing to prov...
Tags: Germany, Spain, Cologne, Canada, Ford, Mary Barra, Fca, Autos, Romania, World Health Organization, Michigan, North America, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Ford Motor Company, Gary Johnson, Craiova

Volkswagen Group Planning to Stall European Production, Same for Toyota

With reports of factory shutdowns now being the norm, Volkswagen and Toyota have predictably decided to idle facilities in Europe to mitigate the negative influence of the novel coronavirus. VW Group had already made plans to temporarily close assembly lines in Italy, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain. But said that the entirety of Europe will probably […] The post Volkswagen Group Planning to Stall European Production, Same for Toyota appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Spain, Vw, Ducati, Autos, Toyota, Volkswagen, Seat, Audi, Lamborghini, Volkswagen Group, VW Group, Toyota Motor Corp, News Blog, Plant Closures, Coronavirus

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