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How Jeep Can Fight Off the Ford Bronco

The new Ford Bronco is here. It got glowing reviews from most of the automotive media this week, and while I’d like to think our review was fairly balanced, it tilted positive. The rig is pretty good. Jeep and its Wrangler need to fight back. How? For starters, I think Jeep needs to lean it […] The post How Jeep Can Fight Off the Ford Bronco appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, Jeep, Off-road, Ford Bronco, Jeep Wrangler, Rivals, News Blog, Rivalries, 2021 Ford Bronco, Automotive Rivals, Pissing Contests


The Right Spec: 2021 Ford Bronco

Seeing the response to a Right Spec analysis to last week’s Wrangler, our fancy-pants Managing Ed rightly suggested we go ahead and examine the Bronco. Fresh off a couple of days wheeling it around the sagebrush of Texas, he was ready to declare the long-awaited Blue Oval bruiser lives up to all the hype. But […] The post The Right Spec: 2021 Ford Bronco appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Texas, Ford, Autos, Off-road, Ford Bronco, Blue Oval, Bronco, 4x4, News Blog, 2021 Ford Bronco, The Right Spec


2021 Ford Bronco First Drive – Living Up to the Hype

Few new-vehicle launches in recent years have generated as much hype or been as anticipated as that of the Ford Bronco. Bronco has been a big story for us and our peers since last summer. We’ve ridden in one already, and now it was our turn to finally drive it. So I dutifully packed a […] The post 2021 Ford Bronco First Drive – Living Up to the Hype appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, Car Reviews, New Cars, First Drives, Off-road, Ford Bronco, Bronco, 2021 Ford Bronco, Ford Bronco Bronco, Ford Bronco First Drive


The Right Spec: 2021 Jeep Wrangler

We briefly thought about covering the new (and thirsty) Grand Wagoneer for this week’s entry into the Base Camp series, given the model’s excellent retro name and propensity to induce rose-colored myopia in adults who mis-remember the Malaise Era. However, we all know there’s only one way to order such a rig: fully loaded. Which […] The post The Right Spec: 2021 Jeep Wrangler appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Jeep, Off-road, 4x4, News Blog, Wrangler, The Right Spec


Wisconsin Off-Highway Motorcycle Trail Passes Now Open To All

With the days officially opening up into summer and the heat hitting harder than a cicada on a windy day, it’s only natural to look for some recreational fun in the shade. Enter Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources. The DNR is an association that has approved the use of their off-highway motorcycle trails by non-residents – with applicable passes, of course.  According to a report from DNR’s website , non-residents before April 26 had to pay a $90 fee before using the trails –...
Tags: Motorcycles, Wisconsin, Dnr, Off-road, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Motorcycle News, Webbikeworld, Off-highway motorcycle trail


Rod Emory is working on a hard core off-road Porsche Macan Baja

Screenshot: @rodemory on Instagram It seems like off-road Porsches are all the rage these days. We’ve seen totally rad Cayennes from E-Motion Engineering, awesome off-roading in Moab, and even Porsche themselves are getting in on the Cayenne craze. And that’s to say nothing of the safari 911 trend that has been blowing up in this community for the last decade. The next logical progression for Porsche fanatics looking to get deep into the dirt is to start fiddling with Macans. The compact crosso...
Tags: Instagram, La, Porsche, Moab, Autos, Baja, Emory, Volkswagen, Scandinavia, Macan, Rod, Off Road, Porsche Macan, Tuned Porsches, Emory Motorsports, Rod Emory


Porsche Classic Will Make Your Old Cayenne An Off Road Beast

Overlanding is pretty much the biggest piece of the automotive aftermarket scene right now, and Porsche wants a piece of that pie. Porsche Classic announced a series of upgrades and updates for the manufacturer's older models. Porsche will now be offering restorations and upgrades of its older models through the Classic department. Because time is meaningless, I shouldn't be bitter that first generation Cayennes are now considered under the purview of the "Classic" department, right? I'm not ol...
Tags: Porsche, Autos, Off Road, Porsche Cayenne, BFGoodrich, Cayenne, Tuned Porsches, Porsche Classic, Tequipment, Porsche Parts


Report: 2021 Ford Bronco Fuel Economy Ratings Revealed

As the 2021 Ford Bronco crawls closer to launch, enthusiasts and the automotive media continue to look for any relevant information related to the Bronco. It is the most anticipated vehicle launch of the year, and we all want to drive it now. While we won’t have the opportunity to drive the Bronco today, we […] The post Report: 2021 Ford Bronco Fuel Economy Ratings Revealed appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, SUVs, Fuel Economy, Off-road, Ford Bronco, Bronco, News Blog, 2021 Ford Bronco


2021 Bronco Badlands Podiums at Mexican 1000 Rally

A stock 2021 Bronco Badlands finished third in the NORRA Mexican 1000 off-road rally, driven by two Ford engineers. The podium finish came in the Pre-Runner Truck class. Bronco engineer manager Jamie Groves and Seth Goslawski, another Bronco engineer, drove the majority of the 1,141 mile race across the Baja peninsula. Brad Lovell, a Bronco […] The post 2021 Bronco Badlands Podiums at Mexican 1000 Rally appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Tread Lightly! Clears Hey Joe Canyon Trail

Tread Lightly!, with the help of partners and volunteers, cleared 11 miles of tamarisk from Hey Joe Canyon, an off-road trail in Moab, Utah. The Easter Jeep Safari stewardship project was completed during the event. Tread Lightly!’s completion of projects during past Easter Jeep Safaris allows attendees to give back to the trails they enjoy. […] The post Tread Lightly! Clears Hey Joe Canyon Trail appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Travel, Government, Events, Maintenance, Green, Autos, SUVs, Off-road, Incentives, Moab Utah, Stewardship, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Atvs, Environmental Impact, Off-roading


Polaris Renews Its Leadership

Polaris today affirmed the appointments of a new CEO and CFO, both of whom had been serving in interim roles since January. The manufacturer of motorcycles, off-road vehicles, and boats named Michael Speetzen as CEO, and Bob Mack as CFO. CEO Scott Wine left the company in November to helm CNH Industrial NV, an agricultural […] The post Polaris Renews Its Leadership appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Jeep Orange Peelz Concept Looks Sweet

Orange Peelz, one of a half-dozen Jeep concepts unveiled at Easter Jeep Safari, is quite possibly the easiest to replicate and drive on a daily basis. A two-door Wrangler, it uses Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) prototype half doors and a custom removable sunroof to let the sunshine in. A JPP two-inch lift kit with Fox […] The post Jeep Orange Peelz Concept Looks Sweet appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Events, Fox, Autos, Displays, SUVs, Jeep, Concept Car, Off-road, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Wrangler, Show Cars, Aftermarket Accessories, Show Vehicle, Jeep Orange Peelz Concept Looks Sweet


Jeep Farout Concept Rolls at Easter Jeep Safari

  Farout, a new Jeep Gladiator concept vehicle for 2021, is an overlander built for four, thanks to the addition of an AT Overland Equipment Habitat truck topper. At 16-feet long and 7.5-feet tall, the pop top fully deployed takes about three minutes to set up. The standard features of the 340-lb. Habitat truck topper […] The post Jeep Farout Concept Rolls at Easter Jeep Safari appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Travel, Design, Marketing, Autos, Engines, Diesel, SUVs, Jeep, Off-road, Rvs, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Easter Jeep Safari, Concept Vehicle, Design Study, Overland Vehicle


2021 Honda CRF150R [Model Overview]

The 2021 CRF150R is for Future Champions Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links   Honda Motorcycles has released the 2021 CRF150R and it is available in both standard or big wheel (Expert) sizing. The Expert version of this Japanese motorcycle is geared towards taller riders, offering larger wheels, seat height, and suspension travel. The CRF150R is Honda’s smallest motocrosser in the 2021 Honda lineup but it still comes with the performance features of the ...
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2021 Honda CRF450RX [Model Overview]

The Newly Designed 2021 Honda CRF450RX is a Winner Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Honda Motorcycles’ CRF450RX has a new frame for 2021 just like its sibling CRF450R. It also comes with an improved steering and suspension setup taken directly from the HRC race motos. The CRF450RX also brings a few other additions to the 2021 Honda lineup. It comes with a new hydraulic activated clutch, more power, and a smoother torque curve – thanks to the new clutch...
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2021 Honda CRF450RWE [Model Overview]

CRF450RWE Gets Fully Revamped for 2021 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Honda Motorcycles has given the CRF450RWE a full revamp for 2021. It comes with a fresh new chassis, suspension, bodywork, and extensive engine work. It brings a lot of power, precision, and stunning looks as it shreds any tracks or trails you throw at it. Coming from the 2021 Honda lineup, the CRF450RWE (Works Edition) comes packed with a new hydraulic clutch, a Hinson clutch bask...
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2021 Honda CRF450R [Model Overview]

The 2021 CRF450RL: A Street Legal Motocrosser Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Honda Motorcycles gave the CRF450R a full overhaul for 2021. It comes to the party with a new chassis, suspension, bodywork, and extensive engine work. Coming from the 2021 Honda lineup, the CRF450R comes with a newly added hydraulic clutch, a central-port head, and a revalved suspension with over 12 inches of travel. All of which play a crucial role in the performance of th...
Tags: Motorcycles, HRC, Honda, Electric, Off-road, Hinson, Yoshimura, Honda Motorcycles, Nissin, 2021, Notfp, 250 - 499cc, Honda USA Honda Canada Honda, Honda YouTube Facebook Twitter Wikipedia, Single-Cylinder, Starter Electric Valve Train Unicam


2021 Kawasaki KX450 / KX450X [Model Overview]

The 2021 Kawasaki KX450: Super-Class Motocross & Cross Country Agility & Power Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The KX450 and KX450X are two versions of the same model by Kawasaki for the 2021 model lineup. The KX450 is designed to be taken from the dealership floor to supercross competition without passing go or collecting $200. Meanwhile, the KX450X is built to be the ultimate cross-country scrambler and enduro bike, with quite a few being converted ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Electric, Off-road, Dakar, Kawasaki, Ergo, 2021, Fuel Tank Capacity, Notfp, 250 - 499cc, Single-Cylinder, KLCM, Suspension Rear Uni Trak, Color Lime Green ELECTRICAL Ignition Digital CDI


2021 KTM 50 SX [Model Overview]

The 2021 KTM 50 SX: Young Motocross Bikes For The Beginner Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 KTM model range for the 50 SX includes three bikes, all powered by the same engine: The 50 SX-Mini, the 50 SX, and the 50 SX Factory Edition. The 49cc two-stroke engine produces just about 5.5 HP, more than enough to get the young motocrosser some airtime without sending them into the stratosphere. KTM is an Austrian company that has always been about o...
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2021 KTM 65 SX [Model Overview]

The 2021 KTM 65 SX: More Fun In The Sun For The Young Ones Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 KTM 65 SX is a fully fledged racing bike, designed for the young rider between the ages of 7 and 12. This 2021 model is a step above the beginner bike that the 50 SX is, the 65 SX is powered by a 65cc two-stroke single that develops 16 HP, passing it through a 6-speed manual transmission. The Austrian company doesn’t skimp out on much, and as such the 6...
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2021 KTM 85 SX [Model Overview]

The 2021 KTM 85 SX: The Competitive Edge In Junior Motocross Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 KTM 85 SX is the final step in Junior Motocross, and to provide the best chances at a win, KTM makes two versions of the bike for the 2021 lineup. Both are powered by the same 85cc two-stroke single, producing over 20 HP, with the only difference between the two being wheel sizes. For the shorter rider, the 85 SX 17/14 gives a 17 inch front wheel, wit...
Tags: Motorcycles, Honda, EMS, Odi, Yamaha, Off-road, KTM, 2021, Notfp, Single-Cylinder, Under 125cc, XACT, Color Black Orange ELECTRICAL Ignition, Junior Motocross


2021 KTM 125 SX [Model Overview]

The 2021 KTM 125 SX: Introduction To The Big Leagues Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The KTM 125 SX is what KTM themselves call the first bike to buy to start your racing career. This 2021 model is a pure racing machine, built with a lightweight chassis and frame cradling a 125cc two-stroke single. That little screamer of a thumper pushes out 37.5 HP, which is the most of any 125cc two-strokes on sale today by the European manufacturer. KTM then gets ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Honda, Husqvarna, Yamaha, Off-road, Brembo, KTM, Mikuni, 2021, Notfp, Single-Cylinder, 125 - 249cc, KTM Factory, KTM Motorcycles, Color Black Orange ELECTRICAL Ignition, EMS Kokusan Power


2021 KTM 150 SX [Model Overview]

The 2021 KTM 150 SX: Track Attack To The Max Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 KTM 150 SX is an interesting take on the supercross and motocross categories. Using a special chromoly steel alloy, KTM’s engineers have managed to keep the weight of the 150 SX down, letting the extra power from the 150cc engine move it at speeds closer to a 250cc class competition bike, but with the agility and light handling of a 125cc. The Austrian company actual...
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2021 KTM 250 SX [Model Overview]

The 2021 KTM 250 SX: The Fastest In Its Class Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The KTM 250 SX is a true competitor, from the rawness of its power to the lightness of its frame. There has been no expense spared about fitting the lightweight frame with one of the most powerful 250cc two-stroke single engines that KTM has made for the 2021 model lineup, which pushes out about 50 HP. The experienced European manufacturer has definitely done their homework,...
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2021 KTM 250 SX-F [Model Overview]

The 2021 KTM 250 SX-F: The Fastest In Its Class, Now With A Four-Stroke Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 KTM 250 SX-F is a true competitor, from the rawness of its power to the lightness of its frame. It’s been so successful as a two-stroke, that the European manufacturer put in the time and engineering to make a four-stroke version of the engine and bike for the 2021 model year, known as the 250 SX-F. The 250cc engine, like its 250 SX counter...
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2021 KTM 450 XC-F [Model Overview]

The Big XC-F Enduro: 2021 KTM 450 XC-F Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links There are three XC-F models in the 2021 KTM line-up: the 250, 350, and 450. We’re here to talk about the largest displacement of the three, the 2021 450 XC-F. This serious off-road enduro bike shares a lot of DNA with KTM’s motocross offerings, but with added versatility to make it a more capable cross-country motorcycle, over a wide range of terrain types. It doesn’t just share DN...
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2021 KTM 350 XCF-W [Model Overview]

Small In Size, Big In Power: The 2021 KTM 350 XCF-W Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The KTM 350 XCF-W is known as one of the most versatile off-road machines on the market, and certainly one of the most formidable enduro bikes in the 2021 KTM line-up. In a category where size isn’t everything, the 350 XCF-W packs a surprisingly powerful punch, with enough engine performance to give serious competition to larger displacement machines, but with enough l...
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2021 KTM 500 XCF-W [Model Overview]

Class-leading Enduro Performance: KTM’s 500 XCF-W Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The KTM 500 XCF-W is one of the most formidable off-road motorcycles in the 2021 KTM line-up. It’s a high-performance enduro machine that shares a lot of DNA with the much-lauded 500 EXC-F, though it’s an entirely different beast. This European-made motorcycle features plenty of new upgrades for 2021, making it one of the most advanced dirt bikes on the market. The XCF-W...
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2021 Honda CRF450X [Model Overview]

The 2021 Honda CRF450X: Built to Dominate the Trail Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links If you’re craving to attack some serious off-road trails, Honda Motorcycles’ CRF450X is a bike that can take whatever you toss at it. This Japanese motorcycle is responsible for taking home numerous trophies from Baja 1000 and SCORE International series titles, and to top it off, it’s legal to ride on trails in all 50 states. The 2021 CRF450X comes packing a 449cc liqu...
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2021 Honda CRF250RX [Model Overview]

The 2021 CRF250RX: Honda’s Premier Enduro Racing Machine Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 CRF250RX is Honda Motorcycles’ enduro racing machine. It’s currently used in closed-course races with off-road as its only focus. The bike has been campaigned by Honda racers such as Tarah Gieger, Jonathan Johnson, and Tallon LaFountaine. This Japanese motorcycle has been built with one thing in mind – winning. The CRF250RX maintains a performance-focused...
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