mardi 24 novembre 2015

This Week in Motoring

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By  by Gear Patrol
Yamaha builds a flat tracker for the road, Jeff Gordon doesn’t get his fairy-tale ending, Victory teases with a concept and more.

Yamaha Goes Flat Tracking

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The running theme with motorcycles in 2015 is clearly “cafe racer.” No complaints here. But only a few companies are making flat-track-style motorcycles, which is whyYamaha and their all-new XSR900 deserve applause.

Simplify, Then Add Price Drop

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Lamborghini has a long line of two-wheel-drive monsters, but in recent years they’ve been fewer and farther between. However, newly unveiled at the L.A. Auto Show is the LP580-2, a lighter, slightly less powerful RWD Huracan sure to put the enthusiasts at ease (i.e., the guys who thought the Huracan LP610-4 was too heavy).

All of the Hypercars


It’s the test everyone wanted to see: the 918 versus the P1 versus the LaFerrari. A group called the Hyper 5 matched those three and threw in a Pagani Huayra and aBugatti 

Along Came a Spider

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As promised, Fiat has delivered their Miata-based 124 Spider. It has more torque, slightly more power and 100 extra pounds. What’s not so clear cut is the public’s consensus on its looks.

Victory Ignition Concept

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When we tested the Victory Empulse TT earlier this year, Victory was secretive about the bike, and remained so all the way up to the reveal. With a Victory-backed V-Twin racer heading up Pikes Peak that week, it was almost certain a bike like the Ignition Concept was actually going to be unveiled. We were wrong, but it’s good to see that Victory came through.

No Sixth Title for Gordon

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Before heading to retirement, Jeff Gordon was looking to add to his tally of titles, but it was not to be. Instead, Kyle Bush earned his first NASCAR championship.

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