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Honda adds 772,000 Accord, Civic, CR-V, and other models to Takata airbag recall
Honda adds 772,000 Accord, Civic, CR-V, and other models to Takata airbag recall

This morning we have good news and bad news. The good news is, the massive recall of Takata's fatally flawed airbags is continuing. The bad news is, the recall is as complicated as ever, and it's going to take years to complete. (For quick a recap, click here.) Today, Honda--formerly known as...Read More»

Veterans and active-duty military in Harley-Davidson's free Riding Academy motorcycle training
All Summer Long, Harley-Davidson Offers Military Personnel & Veterans Free Riding Classes

Earlier this month, on the flight deck of the USS Yorktown, Harley-Davidson announced a special offer for current and former U.S. military personnel. From now until mid-September, the company is providing those folks free enrollment in the Harley-Davidson Riding Academy. The Riding Academy is a new...Read More»

Memorial to motorcycle accident victim, Augusta Township, Michigan (photo by Dwight Burdette)
Motorcycle Helmet Law Repeal Could Cost Michigan Taxpayers Money

On April 12, 2012, Michigan's longstanding helmet law went down in flames. Many motorcyclists were happy to see it go, but others might not be singing the same tune, since the move could cause an insurance rate hike. According to the Highway Loss Data Institute, only 19 states require all riders to...Read More»

2010 MINI Scooter E Concept
High Gas Prices Mean More Scooters On The Road -- But Are They Right For You?

There's been a lot of discussion the past few weeks about gas prices and the effect they're having on vehicle sales. One the one hand, we've seen studies indicating that fuel efficiency is now the leading factor in new car purchases -- data that jibes pretty well with the increased popularity of...Read More»

Brammo CEO Craig Bramscher with 2011 Enertia
IIHS Calls NHTSA Motorcycle Safety Study 'Junk Science'

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has once again called foul on the federal government's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)—this time, singling out a federal study that fails to show that anti-lock brakes on motorcycles have any significant effect on...Read More»

Aptera 2e
Congress Speaks: Aptera 2e Now A Car, Not A Motorcycle

Since June of this year, the Department of Energy's Advanced Technology Vehicle program has awarded low-interest loans to encourage the development of next-gen cars. Ford, Nissan, Tesla, and Fisker got in on the action, but one outside-the-box company has been left on the sidelines: Aptera. The...Read More»

2009 eBay Motors Master Contest page
Contest: Post Your Project Vid, Become An eBay Motors Master

Planning to trick out your vintage Mazda RX7 for a little off-roading adventure? Or maybe you're hoping to upgrade that $1000 beater into a Lexus-style luxury ride? Whether it's a weekend project or a year-long labor of love, grab the via camera, shoot some footage of yourself amongst the wrenches...Read More»

Siemens' Smart Chopper, built by Orange County Choppers [via Wired]
Orange County Choppers Gets Siemens-ized, Electrified

Yes, as strange as that headline may seem, the mad, bad, and dangerous to know Orange County Choppers was commissioned by Siemens to build an electric motorcycle. The result: a fairly badass looking bike, even though the 60-mile range and 100 mph top speed seem a little meager to our jaundiced...Read More»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
Best Buy Goes Green

For some time, rumors have circulated about big box stores entering the auto biz. And now--despite the qualms people might have about taking vehicle advice from salespeople who still get allowances from mom and dad--it appears those rumors have come true. Best Buy began selling electric bikes and...Read More»

2010 Chumpcar Texas Motor Speedway, Friday Garage Photos
A Kinder, Gentler, More Awesome Transformer

Pop quiz: what would you get if you crossed (a) one gifted undergrad working on his B.A. in computer animation, (b) an abiding love for the Norton Commando motorcycle, and (c) eight months of tinkering with some snazzy rendering software? We're not sure either, but it's more interesting than...Read More»

Jay Leno rides the Zero S electric motorcycle
Video: Jay Leno And The Zen of Zero S Electric Motorcycle Maintenance

A couple of months ago, we posted video footage from a 24-hour race of electric motorcycles made by California-based Zero Motorcycles. And while we loved the concept of the bikes--not to mention their looks and a lot of other things--we were slightly disappointed with their sound. Or rather, the...Read More»

Someone doesn't like his Range Rover Sport HSE
Link Love From The Car Connection: Car Gadgets, An Angry Range Rover Owner, And Amazing Motorcycle Maneuvering

♦  Hate your car? Tired of making endless repairs? We've all been there. However, few of us have taken the ballsy step of plastering our car with lettering like "If you want trouble free motoring do not buy one of these!" and parking it in front of a dealership--but only 'cause we never...Read More»

Well-blinged Toyota Camry
Link Love From The Car Connection: Toyota Camry Blinged, Plus Videos For 'Mission One' Electric Motorcycle, Grand Turismo 5, And Jay Leno's EcoJet

♦  There's a lot of car bling on the market, but not everyone knows how to use it. We think the owner of this Toyota Camry did a pretty awesome job of walking the fine line between "80s futurism" and "chromed-out mid-life crisis". And hey: at least it gave gramps a weekend project...Read More»

1967 Ford Mustang by Ben J. Smith
Link Love From The Car Connection: Tricked Out Ford Mustang, A New Popemobile, And 90+ Minutes Of Rally Crashes

Gilding the lily -- Love Mustangs, but wish they were a little flashier? Well, check out the one to your left: a 1967 model, tricked out with scissor doors and a retractable hard top, available for purchase on eBay. According to reports, it was built by Ben J. Smith, based on designs he'd pitched...Read More»

Maserati GranTurismo MC
Link Love From The Car Connection: Tobey Maguire Goes To The Races, Audi Meets The iPhone, And Electric Motorcyles Sure Are Quiet

Autopr0nography -- It's Wednesday, and all the cool kids are at the New York Auto Show, so what's a staff of bloggers to do while waiting for news to trickle in? Ogle some unaffordable Italian racecar hotness, of course--like maybe the Maserati GranTurismo MC? Hey, it's totally normal, and...Read More»

EV-o RR electric motorcycle by Evo Designs
Link Love From The Car Connection: Electric Bikes, Mulally's $5 Mill, And Arizona Is Kinkier Than We Thought

Non-St. Paddy's Day greenness-- BMW and Fiat are partnering on a new line of green city cars, due out in 2012. However, BMW brand MINI will beat both to the punch in 2011 with a snazzy new model series that boasts high-tech gas engines and a fully electric option. Innovation doesn't come cheap...Read More»

Riding a motorcycle makes you smarter
Link Love From The Car Connection: Fast & Furious, Fastest Cars Of 2009, And Tawny Kitaen, America's Beloved Fast Girl

Break out the Snoopy Dance, y'all: it's officially Friday. Hog brains -- The inventor of the popular "Brain Age" games asked 11 men to ride motorcycles for two months. Afterward, the test subjects showed a 50% increase in cognitive skills. So can we require  politicians, doctors, and Intern Bob to...Read More»

Barnard supercar
Link Love From The Car Connection: Hyundai Pays Your Bills, Danica Loves Angelina, And Abbey Road Drivers Are Bloody Patient

On the upside, it's Friday. On the downside, we have to finish all that stuff we've been putting off since Monday. Here's some stuff to keep you occupied while we stop looking busy and actually get busy. (Which is different from getting busy, as the kids say these days.) Hyundai has your back --...Read More»

BMW R7 concept from 1934
Link Love From The Car Connection: Vintage BMW Concepts, Chrysler's Hot Secrets, And You People Aren't Kinky Enough

It's Wednesday, so relax: you're halfway there. A new Bug -- After Romanian designer Iulian Bumbu polished off the Transportation Design Master Course at Alfa Romeo, he began re-envisioning the Lamborghini Gallardo. Bumbu's entomological Insecta concept draws inspiration from "the armored casings...Read More»

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