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Ducati’s CEO Claudio Domenicali Talks Electric Motorcycles

Battery Technology Isn’t Quite There Yet The future is electric. That’s what Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali said at a University of Bologna event not too long ago. In an interview with Motorcycle.com, Domenicali clarified his remarks. He said that he still believes in what he said, but that the electric future may still be a little ways off, at least for a real-deal motorcycle. Domenicali said battery technology isn’t quite there yet. It would work for an e-mobility solution but not necessarily ...
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This Range Rover Velar Has A £21,000 Body Kit

Long-standing Range Rover and Land Rover tuner Overfinch has released a new series of Velar modifications, but they don’t come cheap
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A Cautionary Tale: Inheriting a BMW R100GS project

Love ’em or hate ’em, BMW’s GS behemoths have dominated the ADV market for almost four decades now. Five years ago, the 500,000th GS rolled off the Berlin production line, and we’re betting it won’t be long before the go-anywhere boxer hits the million mark. We don’t see many GS customs, though. These machines are a triumph of function over form, and most owners like it that way. So this R100GS is something of a rarity—and its backstory is rather strange too. It belongs to Hasselblad Mas...
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I’m Driving A Cupra Ateca For Six Months: What Do You Want To Know?

TeamCT has taken delivery of its latest long-term test car: this 296bhp Cupra Ateca
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This Citroen EV Is The ‘Object’ You Can Drive Without A Licence

Citroen has designed a pod-like concept that could replace both bicycles and buses in urban centres, and you don’t need any qualifications to use it
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Replacing the Input Shaft in Scarlett's Gearbox

Scarlett's gearbox's input shaft's splines were damaged when the clutch disk splines failed over time.  As the splines on the clutch driven plates wore, they damaged the splines on the input shaft. Note the gouges on the splines. Today, I got the part from Holopaw Ural in Florida, the only dealer who had it in stock.  IMWA (aka the mother ship) in Redmond, WA had said they wouldn't have more in stock till sometime in March; so I was fortunate to have Terry Crawford offer to call Gene at Hol...
Tags: Florida, Motorcycles, Allen, Ural, Scarlett, Redmond WA, RTV, Scarlett Repairs, IMWA, RichardM, Arbor Press, Holopaw Ural, Terry Crawford, Gene at Holopaw, Maverick Machine Shop


The New Ford Focus ST Has Advanced, But Has It Sacrificed Character?

The Focus ST has always been a working class hero, with plenty of power and not quite enough sanity, but the new version seems to have forgotten its roots
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‘Hybrid V6 Ferrari Supercar’ Test Mule Spotted In Traffic

Sporting ‘Bosch Test Vehicle’ stickers and allegedly packing a V6 instead of the regulation V8, the rumour is that this 488-based test car is trialling a new hybrid drivetrain…
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Is a Retro Suzuki Cafe Racer Coming?

Patent Suggests Maybe Suzuki recently filed a patent application for a new cafe racer bike that would be a nice addition to its lineup. The bike, if built, would likely fit in with some of the other retro-styled motorcycles, including the VanVan 200 and the TU250X. Although, it appears that this bike would have higher displacement than either of those bikes. This new cafe racer would be a welcomed addition to the Suzuki Cycles lineup. The two bikes mentioned above are excellent but a little on ...
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In review: 2019 Kia Forte

The Forte is made over for 2019, and it's a decent car at a respectable price point. And what I really like is that it's simple to operate and easy to drive -- what most commuters want from their automobiles. Find out more in my review at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
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Honda Will Close Its UK And Turkish Factories As It Goes Electric

Japanese car maker Honda is to close both its British and Turkish factories in an effort to streamline budgets for a big spend on electrification
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The New Ford Focus ST Just Landed With A 276bhp 2.3 And An E-Diff

Ford has upped both the power and the complexity for the new Focus ST, which has trick dampers and an e-diff
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18 Cars And 11 Trucks Wiped Out In 2 Astonishing Daytona 500 Pile-Ups

We can't stop watching the slow-motion replays of two 'Big One' crashes at Nascar's Daytona 500 event
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The ProCarSaver is your car’s very own black-box

The Black Box plays a very important role in every aircraft. Given how complex (and incredibly expensive) aircrafts are, even a small malfunction can have large ramifications, causing everlasting losses and damages. The function of this black box is to gather every single bit of data during the flight and comprehensively present it to anyone surveying the data to see where the malfunction occurred. This black box helps engineers and technicians understand exactly where the malfunction occurred...
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India-made new Renault Kwid (facelift) to be launched in SA this October - Report

At the end of last year, it was reported that the Renault Kwid will likely get...
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Ford EcoSport’s Titanium & Titanium+ grades gain bigger MID

Ford has updated the EcoSport?s equipment lines in India. The most significant...
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The Ford Focus ST Americans Can’t Have Looks Great

Europe invented the hot hatch, so perhaps it’s fitting that the Ford Focus ST lives on in that market. But we’d be lying if we said we were happy about it — especially after hearing just how good the next-generation model is shaping up to be. While Ford nixed the model in North America, part […] The post The Ford Focus ST Americans Can’t Have Looks Great appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Ford, Autos, North America, Ford Motor Co, Ford Focus, Focus ST, Ford Focus ST, News Blog, Hot Hatch, 2019 Ford Focus ST


7 places NOT to drive your vehicle into

Most of our mainstream vehicles have an FWD layout, with no advanced features...
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Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Chrome deliveries commence in India

Deliveries of the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Chrome has commenced in India....
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Maruti Vitara Brezza clocks 4 lakh cumulative sales

The cumulative sales of the Maruti Vitara Brezza have touched 4 lakh units. It...
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Researchers teach self-driving cars to predict pedestrians’ next moves

University of Michigan researchers are developing a system that teaches self-driving cars to predict pedestrian movement. Humans don't always act in their own best self-interest, so autonomous cars will need to practice protective driving. The post Researchers teach self-driving cars to predict pedestrians’ next moves appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Bajaj Pulsar 150 Twin-Disc ABS reaches dealerships [Video]

The Bajaj Pulsar 150 Twin-Disc ABS variant has started to arrive at...
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Spectacular 21-car pileup at Daytona 500

You'd be surprised how often we cover NASCAR: "Well, that ruined everything."
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The Kia Telluride’s Fuel Economy Is Pretty Much Exactly What You’d Expect

Built with the sprawling American lifestyle in mind, Kia’s range-topping Telluride doesn’t deploy any fancy tricks to lower its fuel consumption. With EPA fuel economy figures for the 2020 Telluride now out, the three-row midsizer can rest assured that few consumers will take its thirst as a selling point or deal breaker. The Telluride begins […] The post The Kia Telluride’s Fuel Economy Is Pretty Much Exactly What You’d Expect appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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BS-VI ready Benelli TRK 251 heading to India later this year

On February 18, Benelli India expanded its product portfolio with the launch of...
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Ather Energy commences deliveries of its leased scooters

Ather Energy has commenced the deliveries of its leased scooters in Bangalore....
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Subaru’s latest VIZIV concept car is pumped full of adrenaline

The Subaru VIZIV Adrenaline is the seventh member of the Japanese automaker's family of VIZIV concept cars. It debuts at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, but for now, all we're getting is a shadowy teaser image. The post Subaru’s latest VIZIV concept car is pumped full of adrenaline appeared first on Digital Trends.
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COOL CHANGE. Benjie’s Classic Harley Softail Bobber

Written by Andrew Jones When the new wave of Japanese customs rocked up in the late noughties, it was like the 70-odd years of custom bike history before that point didn’t exist. We barged into the room  with our new-fangled cafe racers, brats and trackers and turned up our noses at pretty much anything that wasn’t ordained as that month’s hot new trend. But as many shops now ponder their 142nd cafe racer build, the trends that prevailed in the 70s, 80s and 90s are now being seen with new, mo...
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Junkyard Find: 1989 Pontiac Sunbird GT Turbo

Since The General built cars on the J Platform from the 1982 through 2005 model years, I still see numerous examples of the J during my junkyard travels. Most of those are late-production Cavaliers and Sunfires — not so interesting — but today we’ve got a genuine high-performance Sunbird bearing one of the most important […] The post Junkyard Find: 1989 Pontiac Sunbird GT Turbo appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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2019 RAM 1500 Classic Warlock special edition: badass style without the whoop

If you like the looks of blacked-out badass trucks without the cost of a desert racer, FCA announced the 2019 Ram 1500 Classic Warlock, a special edition pickup that focuses on appearance with only a touch of additional off-road capability. The post 2019 RAM 1500 Classic Warlock special edition: badass style without the whoop appeared first on Digital Trends.
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