The Truth About Cars » motorcycles http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sun, 01 May 2016 16:00:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Elio Motors: NHTSA Proposal to Regulate Three-wheelers as Cars ‘Would Not Apply’ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/elio-motors-nhtsa-proposal-regulate-three-wheelers-cars-not-apply/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/elio-motors-nhtsa-proposal-regulate-three-wheelers-cars-not-apply/#comments Sat, 09 Jan 2016 15:00:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1260297 My late father told me that few people are as passionate as converts who’ve become disaffected. Some of the most vocal critics of the Elio Motors startup are former supporters, people who put down money on reservations, only to be disappointed by repeated delays in starting production. Paul Elio most recently said production is slated […]

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My late father told me that few people are as passionate as converts who’ve become disaffected. Some of the most vocal critics of the Elio Motors startup are former supporters, people who put down money on reservations, only to be disappointed by repeated delays in starting production. Paul Elio most recently said production is slated […]

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No Fixed Abode: Learning From Willie G. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/no-fixed-abode-learning-willie-g/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/no-fixed-abode-learning-willie-g/#comments Thu, 03 Dec 2015 17:00:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1232937 The appeal of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle was once as much of a mystery to me as was the appeal of country music. As a teenager, I’d walk five miles in each direction just to sit briefly on a yellow RZ350 before the salesman shooed me out of the showroom. I was captivated by the names […]

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The appeal of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle was once as much of a mystery to me as was the appeal of country music. As a teenager, I’d walk five miles in each direction just to sit briefly on a yellow RZ350 before the salesman shooed me out of the showroom. I was captivated by the names […]

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Mercedes-AMG Buys Stake, Enters Partnership With MV Agusta http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/mercedes-amg-buys-stake-enters-partnership-mv-agusta/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/mercedes-amg-buys-stake-enters-partnership-mv-agusta/#comments Mon, 03 Nov 2014 13:00:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=939681 Daimler AG’s Mercedes-AMG high-performance luxury brand has decided that two wheels aren’t so bad after all, putting down an undisclosed sum for 25 percent of Italian motorcycle manufacturer MV Agusta S.p.A. In addition to the stake, Mercedes-AMG and MV Agusta will enter into a long-term partnership with a focus on sales and marketing toward consumers […]

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Daimler AG’s Mercedes-AMG high-performance luxury brand has decided that two wheels aren’t so bad after all, putting down an undisclosed sum for 25 percent of Italian motorcycle manufacturer MV Agusta S.p.A. In addition to the stake, Mercedes-AMG and MV Agusta will enter into a long-term partnership with a focus on sales and marketing toward consumers […]

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Tales of Vehicular Mayhem – The Land Cruiser http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/tales-of-vehicular-mayhem-the-land-cruiser/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/tales-of-vehicular-mayhem-the-land-cruiser/#comments Tue, 26 Nov 2013 06:06:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=622833 Toyota is one of the largest manufacturers of cars in the world. It’s not a surprise, especially if you have travelled out of the US. They are everywhere. I have only owned three Toyotas; a coma-inducing silver Camry DX, and two MKII Supras. Despite my lack of ownership, I have spent a sizeable portion of my […]

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Toyota is one of the largest manufacturers of cars in the world. It’s not a surprise, especially if you have travelled out of the US. They are everywhere. I have only owned three Toyotas; a coma-inducing silver Camry DX, and two MKII Supras. Despite my lack of ownership, I have spent a sizeable portion of my […]

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Tales of Vehicular Mayhem – The Ninja http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/tales-of-vehicular-mayhem-the-ninja/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/tales-of-vehicular-mayhem-the-ninja/#comments Sun, 24 Nov 2013 14:00:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=622809 The old saying goes; to be older and wiser, you must first be young and stupid. This is the story of my life. I’m older, but still waiting to be wiser. While everyone has a story of the dumbest thing they have done, I have a book. Hopefully the point of this and other tales I share […]

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The old saying goes; to be older and wiser, you must first be young and stupid. This is the story of my life. I’m older, but still waiting to be wiser. While everyone has a story of the dumbest thing they have done, I have a book. Hopefully the point of this and other tales I share […]

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Editorial: The Mob Mentality, The Unwise Brag, The Witch Hunt http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/editorial-the-mob-mentality-the-unwise-brag-the-witch-hunt/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/editorial-the-mob-mentality-the-unwise-brag-the-witch-hunt/#comments Sat, 05 Oct 2013 15:02:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=606145 By now everyone with an interest in any kind of motorsports has had a chance to view the terrifying video of an innocent New York City family surrounded and then attacked by a gang of motorcycle riding thugs. Every one of us has placed ourselves behind the wheel of that Range Rover, our wife beside […]

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By now everyone with an interest in any kind of motorsports has had a chance to view the terrifying video of an innocent New York City family surrounded and then attacked by a gang of motorcycle riding thugs. Every one of us has placed ourselves behind the wheel of that Range Rover, our wife beside […]

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Flirtin’ With Disaster – Motorcyclists’ Thoughts On Defensive Driving http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/flirtin-with-disaster-motorcyclists-thoughts-on-defensive-driving/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/flirtin-with-disaster-motorcyclists-thoughts-on-defensive-driving/#comments Fri, 29 Mar 2013 14:59:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=482558 I am always hesitant to write a “how to” article. I learned a long time ago that no matter how good I am at something, there is always someone better right around the corner. For every bad-ass black belt you meet, there is a Chuck Norris looking to teach him some humility. Still, when I […]

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I am always hesitant to write a “how to” article. I learned a long time ago that no matter how good I am at something, there is always someone better right around the corner. For every bad-ass black belt you meet, there is a Chuck Norris looking to teach him some humility. Still, when I […]

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Generation Why: Two Wheeled Inspiration http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/generation-why-two-wheeled-inspiration/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/generation-why-two-wheeled-inspiration/#comments Fri, 16 Nov 2012 14:00:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=467061 Confession time: the motorized vehicle photograph that adorned my high school locker didn’t have four wheels. It had two. I have always had an interest in bikes, one which has slowly grown from drooling over the 2002 Yamaha R6 (which stayed in my locker through all four years of high school) to buying motorcycle magazines […]

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Confession time: the motorized vehicle photograph that adorned my high school locker didn’t have four wheels. It had two. I have always had an interest in bikes, one which has slowly grown from drooling over the 2002 Yamaha R6 (which stayed in my locker through all four years of high school) to buying motorcycle magazines […]

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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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Clemens Gleich Explains How Press Trips Work http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/clemens-gleich-explains-how-press-trips-work/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/clemens-gleich-explains-how-press-trips-work/#comments Mon, 11 Jun 2012 13:50:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=448334 If you’ve ever had a friend or relative who was both eager and nervous to show off a painting, piece of music or other creative work (“Tell me what you really think. Don’t sugarcoat it.” Who hasn’t heard that one before), then you’ll understand how PR people must feel when they’re tasked with introducing a new […]

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If you’ve ever had a friend or relative who was both eager and nervous to show off a painting, piece of music or other creative work (“Tell me what you really think. Don’t sugarcoat it.” Who hasn’t heard that one before), then you’ll understand how PR people must feel when they’re tasked with introducing a new […]

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Splitsville For AMG And Ducati http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/splitsville-for-amg-and-ducati/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/splitsville-for-amg-and-ducati/#comments Fri, 20 Apr 2012 14:42:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=440933 Once again, the temptation to create some sexually sugesstive headline like many other blogs is great – THIS IS THE AUDI THAT CUCKOLDED AMG’S DUCATI – is one that springs to mind. Instead, we offer you a dour, Germanic explanation of why things went south with Ducati and AMG. “Since the end of 2010 a […]

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Once again, the temptation to create some sexually sugesstive headline like many other blogs is great – THIS IS THE AUDI THAT CUCKOLDED AMG’S DUCATI – is one that springs to mind. Instead, we offer you a dour, Germanic explanation of why things went south with Ducati and AMG. “Since the end of 2010 a […]

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Canada: We Have Morons Too http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/canada-we-have-morons-too/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/canada-we-have-morons-too/#comments Wed, 18 Apr 2012 19:51:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=440642 Some of you may be confused as this video seems to depict a warm sunny day, a dearth of moose (mooses? meese?), and the miscreant in question isn’t wreaking havoc with a snowmobile. But trust me, this is Canada, and this is one of our normally polite citizens tearing it up on a blue Yamaha […]

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Some of you may be confused as this video seems to depict a warm sunny day, a dearth of moose (mooses? meese?), and the miscreant in question isn’t wreaking havoc with a snowmobile. But trust me, this is Canada, and this is one of our normally polite citizens tearing it up on a blue Yamaha […]

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How Honda Survived the Vigor, the Del Sol, and the Lawsuits: Super Cub! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/how-honda-survived-the-vigor-the-del-sol-and-the-lawsuits-super-cub/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/how-honda-survived-the-vigor-the-del-sol-and-the-lawsuits-super-cub/#comments Tue, 03 Apr 2012 18:20:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=437894 For about 15 years, the Civic and the Accord were untouchable in the American marketplace; Honda sold all they could build here plus as many as they could import under the limitations of the Voluntary Export Restraint agreement of 1981. Then… well, Soichiro Honda died and Honda sort of lost its way. Sure, their cars […]

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For about 15 years, the Civic and the Accord were untouchable in the American marketplace; Honda sold all they could build here plus as many as they could import under the limitations of the Voluntary Export Restraint agreement of 1981. Then… well, Soichiro Honda died and Honda sort of lost its way. Sure, their cars […]

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Incredible Transformer Motorcycle http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/incredible-transformer-motorcycle/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/incredible-transformer-motorcycle/#comments Wed, 17 Mar 2010 17:22:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=349285 Umm, what’s that strange looking motorcycle up ahead? A transformer obviously. And what does it transform into? A tow bike! Although these seem to be most common in China, the Retriever is built by a Swedish company, aptly called “Coming Through“. The benefits in clearing a stalled car in jammed traffic are obvious. But somehow, […]

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Umm, what’s that strange looking motorcycle up ahead? A transformer obviously. And what does it transform into? A tow bike! Although these seem to be most common in China, the Retriever is built by a Swedish company, aptly called “Coming Through“. The benefits in clearing a stalled car in jammed traffic are obvious. But somehow, […]

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