The Truth About Cars » motorcycle http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Mon, 02 May 2016 20:05:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 No Fixed Abode: The Uber/Taxi Diaries, Predatorial Fish Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/no-fixed-abode-ubertaxi-diaries-predatorial-fish-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/no-fixed-abode-ubertaxi-diaries-predatorial-fish-edition/#comments Tue, 19 Apr 2016 14:00:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1326673 For a guy who never goes on press trips, I’ve sure been in a lot of airports lately. Last weekend, I was in Southern California, following up on a few weekdays spent in the Miami area. This weekend, I was in Las Vegas to hang out with my brother, do some electric karting, and one […]

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For a guy who never goes on press trips, I’ve sure been in a lot of airports lately. Last weekend, I was in Southern California, following up on a few weekdays spent in the Miami area. This weekend, I was in Las Vegas to hang out with my brother, do some electric karting, and one […]

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Was This Vehicular Assault Malicious, Negligent, Or Both? (Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/vehicular-assault-malicious-negligent/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/vehicular-assault-malicious-negligent/#comments Mon, 28 Mar 2016 15:58:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1313162 It’s every biker’s nightmare: an anonymous Honda runs you off the road then departs the scene at high speed. But was it malice aforethought, or simply a very painful lesson about what happens when you linger in a car’s blind spot? The action in this video starts at about 2:50. You can see the Civic […]

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It’s every biker’s nightmare: an anonymous Honda runs you off the road then departs the scene at high speed. But was it malice aforethought, or simply a very painful lesson about what happens when you linger in a car’s blind spot? The action in this video starts at about 2:50. You can see the Civic […]

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2015 Can-Am Spyder F3-S Review http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/review-2015-can-spyder-f3-s/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/review-2015-can-spyder-f3-s/#comments Mon, 15 Jun 2015 13:00:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1090953 Let the record show that, on the morning that I rode one hundred and seven miles each way to ride the new Cam-Am Spyder F3-S, I nearly dropped my motorcycle. I’m still not quite sure how it happened. Something like this: I was turning my VFR800 Anniversary Edition around on the slope of my driveway. […]

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Let the record show that, on the morning that I rode one hundred and seven miles each way to ride the new Cam-Am Spyder F3-S, I nearly dropped my motorcycle. I’m still not quite sure how it happened. Something like this: I was turning my VFR800 Anniversary Edition around on the slope of my driveway. […]

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Honda Heritage Center Captures Triumphs, Challenges http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/honda-heritage-center-captures-triumphs-challenges/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/honda-heritage-center-captures-triumphs-challenges/#comments Sat, 10 Jan 2015 14:00:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=974505 Honda’s brand-new, $35 million dollar Heritage Center opened across the street from its Marysville auto factory on January 5th. A recent return to Ohio let me reunite with my mentor, a man recently known for his acquisition of an Accord Coupe, to test Honda’s curatorial abilities. How many company rarities and wall placards filled with […]

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Honda’s brand-new, $35 million dollar Heritage Center opened across the street from its Marysville auto factory on January 5th. A recent return to Ohio let me reunite with my mentor, a man recently known for his acquisition of an Accord Coupe, to test Honda’s curatorial abilities. How many company rarities and wall placards filled with […]

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Piston Slap: Have a SEAT in Spain? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/piston-slap-seat-spain/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/piston-slap-seat-spain/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:20:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=912322   Phil writes: I am going to Spain for 2-3 years for work but I have decided to sell my truck and only ship my motorcycle. Once I am there I will be looking to buy a cheap used small car, preferably a hatchback with a manual transmission. I am aware of some European brands […]

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  Phil writes: I am going to Spain for 2-3 years for work but I have decided to sell my truck and only ship my motorcycle. Once I am there I will be looking to buy a cheap used small car, preferably a hatchback with a manual transmission. I am aware of some European brands […]

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There’s Fast, And Then There’s Wagon Fast http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/theres-fast-and-then-theres-wagon-fast/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/theres-fast-and-then-theres-wagon-fast/#comments Tue, 03 Dec 2013 03:22:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=669146 On the days when my Honda CB550 can be bothered to wake up and run properly for my daily commute, I’m frequently passed by everything from HEMI-powered Grand Cherokees to Vulcan-powered Mercury Sables. That’s because the Honda CB550 is only slightly more powerful than a KitchenAid mixer. This fellow, on the other hand, has a […]

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On the days when my Honda CB550 can be bothered to wake up and run properly for my daily commute, I’m frequently passed by everything from HEMI-powered Grand Cherokees to Vulcan-powered Mercury Sables. That’s because the Honda CB550 is only slightly more powerful than a KitchenAid mixer. This fellow, on the other hand, has a […]

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Generation Why: Honda Goes After Millennials On Two Wheels Rather Than Four http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/generation-why-honda-goes-after-millennials-on-two-wheels-rather-than-four/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/generation-why-honda-goes-after-millennials-on-two-wheels-rather-than-four/#comments Wed, 26 Jun 2013 15:32:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=493388   This is the Honda Grom. In the rest of the world, it’s called the MSX125. Squint really hard, and it almost looks like a Ducati Monster. I say almost because this thing is tiny – those are 12 inch wheels, you know. It packs a whopping 125 cc, much like a scooter, but it […]

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  This is the Honda Grom. In the rest of the world, it’s called the MSX125. Squint really hard, and it almost looks like a Ducati Monster. I say almost because this thing is tiny – those are 12 inch wheels, you know. It packs a whopping 125 cc, much like a scooter, but it […]

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Hooptie Harley Adventures: Hell Project Shovelhead Hauls LeMons Judge To Road America In Style http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/hooptie-harley-adventures-hell-project-shovelhead-hauls-lemons-judge-to-road-america-in-style/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/hooptie-harley-adventures-hell-project-shovelhead-hauls-lemons-judge-to-road-america-in-style/#comments Tue, 28 Aug 2012 14:30:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=458060 When we speak of hoopties, we generally mean the four-wheeled variety. However, persuading a nowhere-near-complete Malaise Era Project Hell Bike to transport you to a race track 350 miles distant should, in my opinion, stretch the definition to include two-wheelers as well. My cousin Sam, aka Judge Sam of the 24 Hours of LeMons Supreme […]

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When we speak of hoopties, we generally mean the four-wheeled variety. However, persuading a nowhere-near-complete Malaise Era Project Hell Bike to transport you to a race track 350 miles distant should, in my opinion, stretch the definition to include two-wheelers as well. My cousin Sam, aka Judge Sam of the 24 Hours of LeMons Supreme […]

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Morgan 3 Wheeler Being Offered To Eccentric American Anglophiles http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/morgan-3-wheeler-being-offered-to-eccentric-american-anglophiles/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/morgan-3-wheeler-being-offered-to-eccentric-american-anglophiles/#comments Mon, 30 Apr 2012 14:38:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=442146 51 years ago, my beloved Grandfather emigrated from England. Despite being a man of modest means, he immediately went out and bought himself the biggest, V8 powered American sedan he could buy (the exact make remains obscure – it tends to change every time my grandmother tells the story), swearing off British cars and his […]

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51 years ago, my beloved Grandfather emigrated from England. Despite being a man of modest means, he immediately went out and bought himself the biggest, V8 powered American sedan he could buy (the exact make remains obscure – it tends to change every time my grandmother tells the story), swearing off British cars and his […]

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Piston Slap: What is The Poor Man’s TARDIS? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/piston-slap-what-is-the-poor-mans-tardis/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/piston-slap-what-is-the-poor-mans-tardis/#comments Tue, 01 Nov 2011 18:45:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=416230   TTAC commentator horseflesh writes: Sajeev, Last year I wrote to you seeking the B&B’s help in selling a car. Well, Grandma’s Park Avenue is gone now, in short, I found that the best way to sell a Buick is to befriend a used car dealer and supply him with BBQ meats until he calls […]

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  TTAC commentator horseflesh writes: Sajeev, Last year I wrote to you seeking the B&B’s help in selling a car. Well, Grandma’s Park Avenue is gone now, in short, I found that the best way to sell a Buick is to befriend a used car dealer and supply him with BBQ meats until he calls […]

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