January, 2016

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Dodge Dart Vs. Volkswagen Jetta: Compare Cars

Both the Volkswagen Jetta and Dodge Dart are both compact four-door sedans that have been around for a few years. The current Jetta dates back to 2011, while the Dart was launched for 2013. Both are remarkably spacious inside for the segment, but neither competes in the mainstream occupied byRead More

AMA Hall Of Fame Member Doug Bingham Passes Away

From an AMA press release: The American Motorcyclist Association extends its condolences to the family of AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Doug Bingham, who passed away on Jan. 27 at the age of 76. Affectionately known as “Mr. Sidecar,” Mr. Bingham was a 50-year AMA member and Charter Life Member.Read More

Toy story – Tommi Mäkinen and Toyota are back in the WRC

Tommi Mäkinen won four world rally titles with Mitsubishi as a driver, but now he’s spearheading Toyota’s WRC comeback as team boss It’s quite hard to find the base for Toyota’s return to the World Rally Championship (WRC). It’s quite hard to find anything in central Finland at this timeRead More

2013-2015 Nissan Altima Recalled A Third Time To Fix Latches: 846,000 Vehicles Affected

In September 2014, Nissan recalled more than 220,000 Altima vehicles from model-year 2013 to replace faulty hood latches. In March 2015, the recall widened to include 625,000 Altimas from 2013, 2014, and 2015. (In-between, more than 170,000 other Nissan and Infiniti models were recalled for similar problems.) Unfortunately, neither ofRead More

The Goal is to have 2016 model EBRs Rolling by Mid-March

Buell haters and various news outlets predicting Erik Buell’s demise once again will be disappointed to learn that “Liquid Asset Partners has taken on the mantle of “brand steward” and is committed to preserving the true American Sportbike company with its lineage going back to 1983. Along with production initiating onRead More

Blog: Vauxhall’s long lost sports car – the original GT Concept

Vauxhall’s new 2016 concept isn’t the first to wear the GT moniker; we remember the almost-forgotten 1960s classic When Vauxhall-Opel’s designers set out a few months ago to uncover the all-important history that would provide provenance for their latest Geneva design study – called GT Concept – they at first cameRead More

Chevrolet Colorado Vs. Toyota Tacoma: Compare Cars

If you want a pickup that’s more manageable and maneuverable—and perhaps more fuel-efficient—than a full-size truck, the market is gradually coming back to life. And the recently redesigned Chevrolet Colorado and Toyota Tacoma are both examples of this trend. With these two models—as well as the GMC Canyon, which isRead More

2016 Husqvarna 701 Enduro Review

2016 Husqvarna 701 Enduro Editor Score: 89.0% Engine 19.0/20 Suspension/Handling 14.0/15 Transmission/Clutch 7.5/10 Brakes 8.5/10 Instruments/Controls 4.0/5 Ergonomics/Comfort 9.0/10 Appearance/Quality 9.5/10 Desirability 9.0/10 Value 8.5/10 Overall Score 89/100 Just two years into its new lease on life under the wing of KTM, Husqvarna has come a long way in aRead More

Bentley plots new LMP2 racer

Bentley boss Wolfgang Durheimer hints at new Bentley LMP2 car, but the firm has no plans for a full-blown LMP1 attack on Le Mans Bentley is secretly working on a new racing car that will return the marque to prototype endurance racing for the first time since it won LeRead More

Honda Pilot Vs. Nissan Pathfinder: Compare Cars

Want to know the shape of today’s three-row family wagons, good for the largest families? Go no further than the Honda Pilot and Nissan Pathfinder; they’re two of the latest crop of space-efficient, capable family crossover vehicles that offer just the right mix of flexible seating space, sprawl-out comfort, cargoRead More

Rad Brads Rally Raid KTM 690: Bonus Action Pics!

My action photography skills were called into question in last week’s Rad Brad’s Roll Your Own KTM 690 Enduro story. Here’s a few more action shots RB sent along from earlier this year during another off-road adventure, by our friend Cameron Brewer. Just because you can’t feel your legs doesn’tRead More

Is There A Ford F-150 Diesel In The Works? And If So, Why Now?

The Ford F-150 is many things: rugged, reliable, and the top-selling vehicle in the U.S. for more than three decades. What it’s not — at least not since the 1980s — is a diesel, but that could soon change. According to Auto News, diesel models of the F-150 have beenRead More