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2015 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon Recalled To Fix Electrical Glitch

General Motors is recalling nearly 3,000 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups from the 2015 model year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from an electrical problem that could make them more difficult to steer, increasing the risk of accidents. The problemRead More

2015 Audi Q5, Volkswagen Tiguan Recalled

Some of you may have seen the headline above and thought, “Oh, Volkswagen must’ve finally figured out how to fix some of its 3.0-liter diesels”. But no, those plans were only submitted to the California Air Resources Board on Tuesday, and it’ll be a while before they’re approved (or possibly,Read More

Ducati North America Sold Over 12,000 Motorcycles In 2015, Breaking Previous Record

Ducati North America had a record sales year in 2015, selling 12,132 total motorcycles in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. This represents a 14.1% increase over the year prior. All three countries reached historical sales levels, with the United States at 9,674 units sold (up +10%) and northern neighborRead More

Automotive Travel Probably Hit A New Record In 2015

It’s nearly official: 2015 was likely the busiest year ever for automotive travel in the U.S. According to the Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration, data from the end of November put America well within range of record territory. During the first 11 months of 2015, U.S. motorists put someRead More

Roll Your Own: Brad Banister’s 2015 KTM 690 Enduro R

When our old friend Brad Banister wasn’t roadracing or motocrossing or jetskiing competitively, or snowboarding, skiing or jumping Excelsior-Hendersons off loading docks or dating six women at once or flying hang gliders or parasails or remodelling the kitchen or scaring the hell out of me on vertiginous single tracks, heRead More

BMW Motorrad USA Sold Over 16,000 Motorcycles In 2015, A New Record

With 16,330 units sold in 2015, BMW set a new all-time year-end sales record and bettered the 2014 total – 14,945 – by 9.3%. BMW lists the S1000RR supersport machine as its best-selling model, accounting for 13.3% of total 2015 volume. Next were the R1200GS Adventure (12.2%) and R1200GS (11.5%).Read More

Ducati Announces Record of 54,800 Motorcycles Sold in 2015

Ducati is celebrating its best ever year with a record 54,800 motorcycles sold through 2015, a 22% increase over 2014. The U.S. remains Ducati’s largest market, with sales up increasing by 14% compared to 2014. The Italian brand also declared significant sales increases across Europe including a 53% increase inRead More

2015 Hyundai Genesis, 2011-2012 Hyundai Elantra Recalled

Hyundai has issued two recalls in recent days that cover more than 166,000 vehicles registered in the U.S. Select 2015 Hyundai Genesis models are being recalled to replace faulty tires, while the 2011 and 2012 Hyundai Elantra suffers from a problem with its electronic stability control system. RECALL #1: 2015Read More

Volkswagen sold 5.82 million vehicles in 2015

German carmaker could challenge for rank as world number one, with Toyota in close contention Volkswagen has announced that it sold 5,823,400 cars in 2015, representing a 4.8 percent decrease in global sales from the year before. The figures should ensure Volkswagen ranks close to the top in world rankings,Read More

Suzuki Reports Huge Sales Growth For 2015

From a Suzuki press release: If motorcycle, scooter and ATV sales were snowflakes, Suzuki would need a full fleet of KingQuad ATVs to plow out from December’s massive sales. For December 2015, Suzuki dealers increased retail sales by more than 50 percent compared to sales during 2014’s closing month. InRead More

2015 UK Commuter-Sized Motorcycle Sales Sets Record

According the the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA), the representative organization for the UK’s motorcycle industry, the sale of commuter-sized motorcycles exceeded the number of units sold in a single year since record-keeping began in 1983. While this is good news for motorcycling, there’s more: the number of new registrations for all motorcycleRead More

Porsche Cayman GT4 – my best car of 2015

I don’t care that I haven’t driven the Ferrari 488, because I’ve found motoring nirvana with Porsche’s hot Cayman Before I write too much else I should probably admit something: I haven’t driven a Ferrari 488. That’s quite a big deal when you consider that Maranello’s 458 successor has alreadyRead More