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The Return of a Legend is Official: 2022 Kawasaki KLR650

Kawasaki has now released details on the 2022 Kawasaki KLR 650. The KLR has been legendary in the adventure riding world since it’s release in 1987. A very straightforward, four-stroke single-cylinder with lots of fuel capacity at a fair price point.  Since 1987, not a lot has changed with Kawasaki KLR other than a slight cosmetic makeover in 2008. In 2018, Kawasaki had decided to end an era of one of the most legendary adventure bikes to date. Skip ahead to the end of 2020, a time where ther...
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A look at the soaring valuations of Rivian and Cruise with transportation VC Reilly Brennan

Reilly Brennan loves cars. The native Michigander happily did grunt work for an automotive magazine as an undergrad at the University of Michigan before landing a gig as a trackside communications manager at General Motors, spending a few years as an editor and a general manager with an automotive publisher called NextScreen, then becoming a programming director for AOL’s automotive properties. His next role would be on the West Coast, as executive director of an automotive research program at S...
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Sila Nanotechnologies raises $590M to fund battery materials factory

Sila Nanotechnologies, a Silicon Valley battery materials company, has spent years developing technology designed to pack more energy into a cell at a lower cost — an end game that has helped it lock in partnerships with Amperex Technology Limited as well as automakers BMW and Daimler. Now, Sila Nano, flush with a fresh injection of capital that has pushed its valuation to $3.3 billion, is ready to bring its technology to the masses. The company, which was founded nearly a decade ago, said Tuesd...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Batteries, Silicon Valley, Bmw, North America, Daimler, Sutter Hill Ventures, Alameda, Coatue, Amperex Technology Limited, T Rowe Price Associates Inc, Sila Nanotechnologies


The Updated Mini Has A Strange New Face

The Mini hatchback has been facelifted, gaining new tech and a strange grille which is bigger but mostly concealed
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The £140k BMW M5 CS Has 626bhp And A Power Bulge

BMW has revealed a lightened, more powerful version of the M5 which hits 62mph in just three seconds
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Harley Davidson, 2021 Could Be Their Year

Warning! This editorial is actually about the imminent arrival of the Pan America adventure motorcycle, but it takes a while to get there. Skip ahead for some spy shots and predictions if you like at any time. Harley Davidson unveiled their 2021 lineup of motorcycles in a COVID19-friendly, online event on January 12th. You can watch the full reveal video here if you missed it. Here’s the gist of it for you. Harley is trying to appeal to women riders with their marketing (smart move!) The 2021 C...
Tags: Usa, Op-ed, Milwaukee, US, America, Porsche, Alaska, Motorcycles, Ducati, Bmw, Bob, Honda, Jason Momoa, Dick, Harley Davidson, Max


The Rescue: A Honda CX500 cafe racer from Buenos Aires

Against all odds , the eternally goofy Honda CX500 has become a popular choice for custom projects. But it’s hard to get ‘right,’ as bike builder Patricio Germano now realizes. When it arrived in his workshop, this CX500 had already been worked over—but it was in dire need of a makeover. Patricio runs the Invader Cycle Company workshop out of San Martín, in the greater Buenos Aires metropolitan area of Argentina. Invader is mostly a one-man-show, but Patricio had some help on this project from...
Tags: Motorcycles, Honda, Buenos Aires, Harley Davidson, San Martin, Patricio, Busa, Honda Motorcycles, Custom Motorcycles, Motogadget, Honda CX500, Cognito Moto, Tokico, Honda cafe racer, NOS Brembo, Cafe racers


Bloodhound LSR's £8 Million Funding Bid Is The 'Last Chance' To Save The Project

The land speed record endeavour is once again seeking a new owner and a big cash injection to allow for a record run in 2022
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How To Budget for Your BMW Maintenance Cost (2021)

BMW maintenance costs are much higher than the industry average.BMW owners should budget between $750 and $1,200 per year for routine maintenance.Extended car warranties can help lower out-of-pocket BMW maintenance and repair costs. Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. BMW builds high-performance vehicles with luxury at their core. However, drivers should anticipate a high BMW maintenance cost for annual upkeep. If you’r...
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SSC Tuatara Hits 286mph In Top Speed Record Re-Run

SSC ran its Tuatara hypercar at the Kennedy Space Center, hitting a top speed of 286mph and a record-breaking average of 282mph
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2021 Audi Q5 Review | A best-seller gets an update

Filed under: Reviews,Audi,Buying Guide,Crossover,SUV,Luxury Continue reading 2021 Audi Q5 Review | A best-seller gets an update 2021 Audi Q5 Review | A best-seller gets an update originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 27 Jan 2021 09:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
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REVIEW: The $34,000 Hyundai Sonata's practicality and radical design prove SUVs aren't always the answer

2020 Hyundai Sonata Limited. Kristen Lee The new Hyundai Sonata has a fresh new design that looks great. It's a midsize sedan that competes with the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. Base MSRP for the 2021 model is $23,700. After minimal options, my top-trim 2020 loaner cost $34,590. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As a fan of sedans, it's hard not to feel left out these days.Being the big sellers that they are, it seems like crossovers, trucks, and SUVs are the ones getti...
Tags: Transportation, US, Trends, General Motors, Ford, Autos, Toyota, Volkswagen, Honda, Hyundai, Environmental Protection Agency, Sonata, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Toyota Camry, Koi


New Indian FTR 1200 Is Ready for the Road

Born in the Dirt, Designed for the Street Indian’s FTR 1200 has its roots deeply seeded in their flat track racing heritage. American flat track racing – for those unaware – is the act of skidding your motorcycle around a dirt oval in circles until a winner crosses the finish line. The sport is difficult and highly specialized, and as a result, the motorcycles involved have to be built for this specific use. The Indian FTR 1200 (FTR standing for Flat Track Racer) took its design inspiration fro...
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A Coachbuilder Has Turned A 550 Into A Ferrari 'Breadvan Hommage'

Dutch firm Niels van Roij Design has revealed its one-off, 550 Maranello-based 250GT Breadvan reimagination
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Here's what your vehicle safety tech does, and what to do when it doesn't

Modern cars can come with all sorts of high-tech safety assist functions, but they're not infallible. They can be confused or rendered temporarily inoperative by bad weather or some lane markings, and may be permanently put out of business if your collision shop doesn't repair your vehicle properly after a crash. Find out more in my story at AutoTRADER.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
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Paul Walker's 350bhp Procar Inspired BMW M1 Is Up For Auction

An M1 once shared by Walker and Roger Rodas is going under the virtual hammer at Bring A Trailer
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Check out this New Aprilia RS 660 Trofeo!

The Bike Even Comes With Its Own Racing Series! Aprilia has been busy at work filling in the gaps of their motorcycle line-up with the addition of their new lineup of 660 motorcycles. The RS 660 debuted late last year, and we just got recent news of the Tuono 660 being thrown into the mix. Now, it’s the RS 660 Trofeo race bike’s turn; a track-only RS 660 with all of the fast bits you would expect to find on a proper race bike. To transform the RS 660 into a proper track monster, Aprilia did aw...
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Still at home, some snow pics....

 Mariko, the '87 Suzuki Samurai 4x4 is still in the shop, this time awaiting the replacement of the factory mechanical fuel pump with an electrical pump to hopefully remedy the ongoing fuel delivery issues.More on the delays in the next posting I hope.It snowed a little bit on the Colorado Front Range, the mountains to the west as usual got a lot more.We got perhaps an inch of the powdery version of the white stuff so I thought I'd kill some time this morning with a ride on Scarlett, my 2014 Ura...
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An amazing Group B rally car collection heads to auction

Filed under: Motorsports,Audi,Ford,Auctions,Lancia,Peugeot,Renault Continue reading An amazing Group B rally car collection heads to auction An amazing Group B rally car collection heads to auction originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 26 Jan 2021 09:40:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
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BMW Maintenance Cost: What You Might Pay (2021)

BMW maintenance costs are much higher than the industry average.BMW owners should budget between $750 and $1,200 per year for routine maintenance.Extended car warranties can help lower out-of-pocket BMW maintenance and repair costs. Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. BMW builds high-performance vehicles with luxury at their core. However, drivers should anticipate a high BMW maintenance cost for annual upkeep. If you’r...
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Porsche orders stop-sale on certain models for performance option causing them to create excess emissions

The 2015 Porsche 911 Carrera 4, Carrera 4 Cabriolet, and Targa 4S. Porsche Porsche ordered a stop-sale affecting certain 911s, Boxsters, Caymans, Cayennes, and Panameras from 2012 to 2016. Among those cars, only ones equipped with the Sport Chrono Package could be affected. Porsche is working on a software fix, but there's no word on when the stop-sale will lift. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When one eager buyer rolled up to their local Porsche dealership looking for...
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Ferrari's weirdest car, the 1962 Breadvan, now has a one-of-a-kind modern tribute - see the Breadvan Hommage

Niels van Roij Design Breadvan Hommage. Luuk van Kaathoven/Niels van Roij Design The 1962 one-off Breadvan was one of the most bizarre cars ever made by Ferrari. The new Breadvan Hommage by Niels van Roij Design is a tribute to the original. Only one Breadvan Hommage exists because it was specially commissioned by a customer. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Without a doubt, the 1962 Ferrari Breadvan was the weirdest thing ever to come from the Italian automaker. Ferrari...
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Elon Musk says Tesla has held 'preliminary discussions' to license its Autopilot software to other manufacturers

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images Elon Musk said Tesla has held early talks to license its software with other car manufacturers. The CEO has said in the past he is not looking to edge out other competitors, but rather simply advance the technology. Musk said the "full self-driving" software may be functional without an operator within the year, reaching Level 5 autonomy. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company has been in early talks...
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Bentley Flying Spur V8 Review: A Replacement For Displacement?

We prefer the V8 Continental GT to the original W12 version, but does it work out the same way for the bigger Flying Spur?
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From LEGO Blocks to Engine Blocks: 5 Ways Playing With LEGOs Inspired You to Become a Car Enthusiast

Arthur Grant, Co-Founder of Muddy Smiles, examines how those loveable LEGOs we played with as kids helped inspire our love for cars. Grant, a self-described tech-geek and father of three, launched Muddy Smiles with his wife, Natalie, to help parents take part in the simple joys of childhood with their family.    If you’re a gearhead who takes pride in detailing, modding, and upgrading their ride, chances are good that your interest developed early. So many of us found our love for ca...
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In Review: 2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

It's rough and tough, and off-road, the Colorado ZR2 does exactly what Chevy says it will. Find out more in my review at AutoTRADER.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
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A global computer chip shortage could mean $61 billion in lost sales for automakers like Toyota and Nissan

FILE PHOTO: VW re-starts Europe's largest car factory after coronavirus shutdown Reuters A global shortage of semiconductor chips could cause car companies to lose as much as $61 billion in revenue, Bloomberg reports. Production of several car models has already been delayed at some Toyota, Nissan, Volkswagen, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler plants. The supply chain disruption comes when the industry was just beginning to recover from COVID-19 lockdowns. Visit Business Insider's homepage for m...
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Upgrade Your Coms System With Sena’s Premium HD Speaker Kit

For the 10C Evo & 10C Pro If you have taken the plunge into the full Sena experience through the addition of one of their 10C Evo or 10C Pro systems and are looking for ways to make the user experience greater than ever, Sena has a new HD speaker replacement kit that is available to upgrade your system. Sena claims that these speakers bring much more bass into the mix and greatly improve clarity at the same time. As an audio engineer in my off-time, I understand that more often than not, the b...
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Honda X-Blade Cashback Offer - Save Up To INR 5000

There?s a new Honda X-Blade cashback offer that can help you save up to INR...
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Euro 5-Compliant CFMoto 300SR Europe Launch In April 2021

The CFMoto 300SR is already on sale in certain Asian countries. And soon it...
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