Spark with a stick and this color scheme all day long.
I dalied a 1996 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 for a few months until I could afford a car. It was fine. Great little bike. Quiet, decent power, smooth, comfortable. Not exactly loads of storage though.
That isn’t the Miata-based one.
Any car show the local Mopar club shows up at. Endless row of 2005-2015-ish Challengers, Chargers, and 300s all decked out in the most tasteful of vinyls, LEDs, and chrome dressings. Always taking up an entire row at cars & coffee.
Low bars? Sweet. Low bars and front controls? Garbage. This thing is an ergonomics disaster just like the equally cool-looking-yet-mediocre FXDR.
For that price I’d get a well maintained E46 325i Touring with a stick. For $6k it’d get a NP but my god don’t think that the “sport” in “sportcross” translates to driving enjoyment. Plan on sway bars and quality coilovers at a minimum to make the IS300 less of a boat. The IS300 was designed to fight the 330i E46 but… Read more
Well that’s dumb. I love it. I absolutely love that it’s got proper molded-on flares instead of riveted on plastic trash bins.
It’s just so... generic. It looks a lot like a KTM and I really don’t like how the new KTMs look. Hard pass.
Man that is a bulky looking small roadster. And no manual? Hard pass. I understand wanting an auto because “it shifts fast” in some sort of hypercar where it’s all about the numbers but in a light, fun little car whose main draw is driving pleasure? No stick? Are you kidding me?
And no, I can’t afford one. But I can… Read more
The FXDR is their fastest gas bike? Man that is... depressing. I rode one at a local Harley event and it was not exciting. Mediocre lean angles, solidly “meh” in a straight line, and absolute trash ergonomics. It does look freaking sick, though.
Pre-2005 BMW M cars. They’re decent sports cars that are entirely about the feeling of driving them and the sensations. A massive part of that sensation is the sound of whatever ///M mill is under the hood. Making them electric would utterly ruin what makes them special.
Neat. I’d love to swing a leg over one of those. I rode pretty much every harley under the sun a couple years ago at a demo event and the 117 powered bikes were very impressive, albeit not striking me as a terribly wonderful value proposition. The Sportster line-up made me angry, as they felt as rickety and… Read more
Well outside what range? My local Ford dealership has ten brand new trucks with MSRPs in excess of $100k and 15 more above 90. Here in the midwest your average commuter is an $80k luxury truck.
Trucks are one of the most popular automotive segments in the US right now with the price of your average Ford F150 Platinum STARTING at $55k and quickly jumping to $65k with a few options. Around here everybody rolls around in $80k Super Dutys and not an eye is blinked (until someone rolls up in a ~~fancy car~~ like… Read more
It’s as nimble as a minx compared to, say, a VTX1800 or Goldwing.
The Vmax is pretty neutral. Very similar to your average naked bike or dualsport.
I rode a first gen Vmax and have concluded that it is my ideal bike. The speed of my Ducati, the comfort and ergos of a mid-control cruiser, and able to competently take a corner with a reasonable amount of lean. As someone with a 30 inch inseam, it’s perfect.