October, 2015

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Kevin Schwantz Named Grand Marshal For Superprestigio of the Americas

This just in from SMI: SMI is proud to announce that one of motorcycling’s greatest legends, 1993 FIM 500cc Grand Prix (now MotoGP) World Champion Kevin Schwantz, will serve as Grand Marshal for the 2015 Superprestigio of the Americas at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on Nov. 21. Schwantz isRead More

2017 Porsche 911 R – first spy pictures

Porsche plots back-to-basics GT-derived 911 with a focus on driver involvement rather than lap times The Porsche 911 R has been spied testing with minimal disguise, ahead of its speculated launch at the Geneva Motor Show next year. The manual-only stablemate of the GT3 and GT3 RS carries no badgingRead More

Ford Recalls, 2016 GMC Acadia, Nissan Concept 2020: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2016 GMC Acadia Review The 2016 GMC Acadia, compared to its Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse stablemates, features a more pronounced grille, giving it a bolder, more truck-like look. The exterior also features LED daytime running lights up front and a small spoiler at the rear.Read More

2015 AMA Hall Of Fame Inductee Videos

In case you missed it, on Saturday, Oct. 17, the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame welcomed the Class of 2015 at the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. The ceremony inducted dirt tracker Alex Jorgensen, road racing champion John Kocinski, longtime Yamaha Motor Corp. U.S.A. race team manager KeithRead More

Matt Prior’s tester’s notes – Why diesel is not dying

Despite the bad press associated with diesel cars at the moment, the real problem is tackling the smog in our cities Last month, more people bought diesel cars (or, rather more accurately, more diesel cars were registered) than in any previous September. Okay, they made up a slightly smaller proportionRead More

Victory For Shade-Tree Mechanics & Coders! Feds Say Automotive Software Isn’t Covered By Copyright

Last spring, we asked an important question: “Do You Really Own Your Car?” According to Auto News, one federal agency has now provided a definitive answer, which will make tinkerers and tuners happy — if the decision doesn’t get upended by federal law, that is. HOW WE GOT HERE ForRead More

Yamaha Sports Ride Concept New Photos + Video

Of all the vehicles shown at this week’s Tokyo Motor Show, Yamaha’s Sports Ride concept car is perhaps the most intriguing. It’s notable because it might signal the emergence of Yamaha as an automobile builder and because of its innovative carbon-fiber chassis that results in a weight claimed to beRead More

Vauxhall Zafira fires: everything you need to know

News 29 Oct, 2015 Investigation underway by Vauxhall after Zafira people carrier models sold from 2005 to 2012 burst into flames Latest

In The Wake Of Dieselgate, Volkswagen Is Less Interested In Being World’s Biggest Automaker

For the better part of a decade, Volkswagen has boasted about its plan to become the world’s biggest automaker by 2018. But according to a statement from Volkswagen’s new CEO, Matthias Muller, the Dieselgate scandal is forcing the company to rethink its goals. In a statement issued to the press,Read More

Limited Edition MV Agustas: F4 RC, F3 800 RC, F3 675 RC, Lewis Hamilton Dragster RR

Press Release: The MV Agusta F4 RC (pictured) recently entered the USA market in September 2015. This MY15 bike is the exact version of the MV Agusta Reparto Corse bike that debuted at Phillips Island, Australia for the first race in the World Super Bike (WSBK) class. It includes theRead More

2016 Infiniti Q30 2.2d Premium Tech AWD DCT review

In an attempt to continue its growth in the UK, Infiniti is launching this new premium hatch. We drive the range-topping AWD diesel The Q30 is a new upmarket hatchback from self-professed premium brand Infiniti and a model the manufacturer is hoping will continue its growing sales momentum in theRead More

Suzuki Feel Free Go! Motorized Bicycle Concept

Bicycles and motorcycles have a lot in common, besides running on two inline wheels. The term “moped” is actually a portmanteau of “motor” and “pedal”, and some of the earliest motorcycles in history were basically bicycles with motor attached to them. Suzuki added a new chapter to this shared history,Read More