Jason Cormier over at OddBike has a great retrospective on the Bimota DB3, the Ducati-powered misfit that remains one of the strangest looking machines to come out of the Italian shop.
World Superbike racer Niccolo Canepa was at a track day at Mugello back in 2013 when something strange happened. A fellow rider inexplicably crashed while alongside the former EBR and current Ducati racer. Now there’s video, and you’d have to be blind not to see what went down.
If you want to get new features installed in your car, a trip to the dealer is a necessity (unless you’re driving a Tesla). Hyundai is removing that burden for 2015 Sonata owners by allowing them to upgrade their infotainment system to work with Android Auto with a quick download and a USB stick.
Remember the Big D reveal way back in October of last year? Most people were so enamored with the dual-motor drivetrain and insane acceleration that the other news – Auto Pilot – fell off the radar. Owners were promised the upgrade earlier in the year, and now it’s almost August, so Musk took to Twitter.
So what have you been doing with your summer? Hanging with friends, maybe taking in a track day or two? Dani Pedrosa has been doing some of the same during the MotoGP break. Except he’s got cooler friends, better tracks, and the entire Luc1 team at his disposal. And naturally, they made a video.
Hero MotoCorp owned a 49.2 percent stake in Erik Buell Racing before it went under, and part of that investment was for Buell and Co. to design and develop a series of bikes and technologies for the company. Now India’s massive motorcycle outfit is getting some of that investment back in a yet-to-be-approved…
What’s better than Hunter S. Thompson talking about the Hells Angels and Outlaw motorcycle life with Studs Terkel? Having it animated.
After too many years of crappy computer generated car stunts, practical effects are coming back. Mad Max set the tone this year and the new Mission Impossible flick is carrying the torch into the summer. Here’s a brief look behind the scenes at how Tom Cruise and Co. are bringing real driving back to the big screen.
The Lamborghini Asterion, the hybrid GT that could’ve been something truly different in an electrically-augmented world populated by hybrid hypercars, is dead. And Lamborghini’s boss ran it over with the forthcoming Urus SUV.
Ducati gets it. Honda is getting it. And now Yamaha nails it. This is the XSR700, the retro-modern roadster based on one of the best bikes in Yamaha’s stable.
I mean seriously, how could you not want to watch this in a stadium on a jumbotron?
IndyCar just imposed new rules on drivers to ensure they don’t speak out of turn, criticize the series, its officials, its sponsors, or damn near anything else that it feels “denigrates” the series. Because IndyCar drivers are just too provocative.
The new R1 underwent a radical transformation for 2015, but Yamaha couldn’t leave well enough alone. That meant creating something special – the track-focused R1 M – and rather than keeping all its trick tech shrouded in metal and plastic, one OCD nutter inside the company sliced it in half to show what makes it so…
In a follow-up to the recent question “What do you ride and why?” we figured we’d open up the floor to those of you that haven’t made the leap. If you’re anything like I was, there are a few bikes that speak to you, make you stop in your tracks, and think, “Now that’s what I want.” Tell us what they are.
Jonathan Ward likes anything mechanical and revels in unique designs, so it’s not surprising that he’s been a watch nerd longer than he’s been a car guy. And he recently sat down with the crew at Hodinkee to go over one of the more eclectic watch collections out there – which perfectly suits the man.
It might look like a Japanese fever dream born out of an obsession with anime and over engineering, but the Zec00 has one thing going for it beyond insane styling and oh-my-god-the-future flare: a drivetrain that’s actually proven.
The feds have been publicly flogging Fiat Chrysler over the botched handling of some 11 million recalled vehicles. NHTSA could impose fines up to $700 million on the automaker, so it’s no surprise that Fiat Chrysler and its CEO are starting to play nice with the government agency.
I just rented a KTM 990 for a weekend and thought I handled it pretty well through the hills and trails of the Mendocino forest and out to the coast. Then I watch Chris Birch flogging an 1190 Adventure through all the things and am once again confronted by the fact that I suck. Thanks Chris!
I present to you Street Racing Idiots in Three Acts.
General Motors announced the recall of 196,379 Hummers for fire risk. Three people suffered minor burns due to the issue, and GM said earlier today those were the only fires related to the issue. Now it’s come out that 42 fires have been reported.