Board-track bikes are all the rage in the burbs, these two stroke café racers are just about as much fun as you can have on two wheels. Styling for these 1920s inspired cycles is super sleek, fine fitted metal work mounted to tubular framing, screaming speed and smacking a smile on the face of riders.
Legendary board-track builders, Derringer, have branched out to include an eBike: World Meet the Derringer V Heritage Series. The two-stroke has been replaced by a choice of 3 electric motors, the styling stays true :: Read the full article »»»»
I ride a Pista, and for a long time I’ve thought it – my chrome-moly limited edition Bianchi – the most perfect Pista ever built, aesthetically and trackside. German übergestalter Ralf Holleis has just broken my dream, creating the above stunning super lightweight track bike, the VRZ 2 BELT, resplendent with 3D – lasercused – printed titanium lugs :: Read the full article »»»»
DISCLOSURE! I Like this car a bit more than I should, this review might have a bias toward the plus end…
Fiat 500 ticks all my boxes for style, function and price, and NO this isn’t a paid advertisement, the 500 truly left an impression. At $AU14,ooo you get a lot of little car. The closest European is the Soviet styled VW UP, and I dare you to find a Japanese or Korean model with this much pizaz.
This slick little city-car has been around since 2007 – and I’ve loved it that long – the latest upgrades, updates and slight remodelling go well beyond it’s emotional curves, 500 has kept pace with ‘what we expect’ from a new car, the smile you get driving this car still astounds me.
While I’m on the disclosure thingy, I must admit to convincing a girlfriend she needed a 500 Rockstar – sorry, think you’ve missed that gem – but keep your eye on the Fiat site for great limited edition models fiat.com.au :: Read the rest of this post »»»
Flamboyant Formula One head-honcho Bernie Ecclestone has been indicted on bribery charges by German prosecutors, he faces a trial in Munich which could end the motor racing stalwart’s 40-year-reign. The 82-year-old could face a prison sentence after being charged by Munich prosecutors in relation to a $US44 million payment he made to German banker Gerhard Gribkowsky which was linked to the sale of the Formula One rights in 2006 :: Read the full article »»»»
NO This isn’t a reprint, this is ANOTHER recall! Japanese auto giant Toyota says it will recall more than 900,000 vehicles in Canada, Japan, Mexico and the United States because of an airbag problem.
Toyota says it will replace parts in more than 900,000 of one of it’s best selling hatchbacks.
Named Voltz in Japan and Corolla and Corolla Matrix overseas, and produced between 2001 and 2004, a company spokesman said.
The control unit of the vehicles’ airbags could be damaged by minor electrical noise, and “the airbag could open wrongly in a worst scenario,” the spokesman said. At least 47 cases of the malfunction had been reported, mainly in the United States.
Toyota separately said it would recall some 385,000 Lexus IS cars globally to change windscreen wiper parts, following problems in snow.
Once lauded for its safety standards, Toyota has been forced into damage control mode in recent years after recalling millions of vehicles due to a series of serious defects :: Read the full article »»»»