Electric Scooter Buying Guide - Everything You Need to Consider
The e-scooter industry might still be in its infancy, but these electrically-powered machines are enjoying an increasing amount of popularity by the day. People living in big cities have rushed to adopt this new trend out of purely practical reasons - with so many cars stuck in traffic, e-scooters are the shortcut more, and more people are willing to take. Factor in their relatively low maintenance costs and the fact that you can easily fold them for storage or transport purposes, plus the advantage of not getting to your destination with a sweaty back, like it happens with bicycles or kick scooters, and you get an unbeatable recipe.
But with high demand comes high offer. With more and more people looking to get an e-scooter, companies that produce them have multiplied like rabbits, and others are joining them as we speak. This means that you, the buyers, now has hundreds of options to choose from, from low-end, cheap e-scooters to performance and off-road-oriented ones. So, which one is best for you? Well, only you can decide that, but we’ll give you a hand with a guide that touches on what key aspects you should consider before placing that order.
25 Incredible Facts About The Stunning Bugatti Divo
Revealed at “The Quail” as part of Monterey Car Week, the new Bugatti Divo represents the next step into the extreme for the company that produces the fastest car on the planet - the Chiron. The new car takes a slightly different approach to life compared to the Chiron. Apart from being extremely fast and ridiculously powerful, the Divo moves a bit more to the dynamism and cornering abilities, so the top speed is its second priority. While it is based on the Chiron, the Divo feels like a new car, and this made me list a number of facts and differences between the Divo and the Chiron.
Now, I did say that the top speed feels like it’s only the second priority for the Divo. Well, that second priority is at 236 mph.
2019 Yamaha VX
Yamaha’s VX Series is the industry’s best-selling recreation watercraft of all time. The perfect combination of features, technology, and performance for the whole family starting under $10,000. This includes Yamaha’s RiDE™ technology, the award-winning TR-1 High Output engine, and a sleek design; every model in the VX lineup provides exceptional value. And with an optional audio package, everyone can enjoy a personalized soundtrack. Pop on the ECOXGEAR Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth® Speakers, and take your tunes with you when you pull up on the beach.
2019 Yamaha EX
Compact, tough and highly responsive, the EX Series delivers stacks of fun and excitement at a price point to suit even the tightest of budgets. With its award-winning TR-1 marine engine and durable marine-grade fiberglass hull, the EX Series delivers the finish, power and ride performance comparable to a much more expensive personal watercraft.
2019 Yamaha EXR
Yamaha EX Series has been applauded around the world as a great value watercraft line, so we’re now proud to introduce the even faster, even more fun-packed EXR into this exciting family.
It’s a very powerful, sporty machine, yet versatile and easy to handle. High on the list of its unique features are the lightweight, agile NanoXcel 2 hull - and Yamaha revolutionary RiDE technology, the intuitive, simple-to-use control system which has already revolutionized watercraft riding for the owners of Yamaha premium models.
Despite its affordability, the DNA flowing through the veins of the EXR is pure Yamaha - technical innovation, world-beating engineering and supreme reliability.
2019 Yamaha EX Deluxe
Meet the innovative Yamaha EX DeLuxe - for people who want maximum reliability and sheer on-water fun, in an agile machine that’s both versatile and easy to handle.
The EX Series has been designed with all the reliability and technical innovation for which Yamaha WaveRunners are legendary, but with a rare no-frills approach that delivers unprecedented affordability. So this DeLuxe model, at the top of the Yamaha EX line-up, is a really feature and value-packed machine!
High on the list of its many advantages is Yamaha revolutionary Ride® technology, a simple-to-use and intuitive control system which has already transformed the riding habits of the watercraft world on Yamaha top models.
2019 Yamaha EX Sport
The EX Sport is built to excite even the most seasoned rider. This exciting WaveRunner offers riders a more traditional-sized watercraft, reminiscent of the many fun and agile models produced over Yamaha’s 30-year watercraft history.
Best of all, this model is packed full of Yamaha quality, reliability and four-stroke technology to deliver the most fun and enjoyment money can buy.
By utilizing the EX performance hull, matched with Yamaha’s lightweight TR-1 engine, the EX Sport delivers a nimble performance and handling that brings a smile to the face of all who step onboard. The ride is highly responsive and easily controlled with mechanical reverse allowing the rider to seamlessly switch from relaxed cruising to high-intensity riding and maneuvers in the blink of an eye.
2018 - 2020 Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe
With the Softail Deluxe, Harley-Davidson brings a strong dose of nostalgia and antique design and with it comes H-D’s Big-Twin powerplant — the Milwaukee-Eight 107 — and its 109 pound-feet of stump-pulling torque that turned in a stronger top-gear roll-on than any previous engine family before it with the same 45-degree V-Twin. The charm and engine lope that even the oldest fans of the brand would recognize wasn’t lost, and ABS, security and oodles of laid-back, classic vibes are included in the standard equipment package, so this is truly a melding of two technologically-distinct eras.
Ferrari’s One-Off Creations is A List of the Most Desirable Prancing Horses of All Time
Back in 2008, Ferrari launched its One-Off personalization program to a lot of fanfare at that year’s Geneva Motor Show. The goal was to give Maranello’s most important clients the opportunity to create their own Ferraris. It’s been over a decade since that announcement, and it’s safe to say that Ferrari’s program has become a resounding success. Every year, a number of one-off Ferraris enter our lives, commissioned by an individual who Ferrari deems as one of its VIPs. Models like the 2012 Ferrari SP Arya, 2014 Ferrari SP FFX, and 2018 Ferrari SP38 Deborah have been built. Each of these one-offs is unique from every other Ferrari in existence, largely because they came to life as a result of someone’s vision for his or her perfect Ferrari. The 2019 Ferrari P80/C is the latest one-off Ferrari to arrive, but given the success Ferrari has had with the program and the growing demand among customers to get their own “1of1s” — there’s a five-year waitlist, in case you qualify — the P80/C won’t be the last one-off Ferrari in the world. On the contrary, this first ten years of the whole program could be just the beginning of what will most likely turn into one of Ferrari’s most successful customer-centric programs in its long and illustrious history. In case you haven’t paid attention over the last ten years, check out some of the most memorable one-off models that Ferrari has created.
Crash Testing a Koenigsegg is Expensive, So The Company Has a Novel Solution
Every automaker that builds road-going cars has to comply with the same safety standards in every market their vehicles are sold in. That means that even small companies like Koenigsegg must meet the same standards as mass-production companies like Chevrolet, Ford, Mercedes, and the like. Well, for these massive companies, crashing 10 $30,000 dollar cars isn’t a big deal – it’s relatively cheap in the grand scheme of things, and it doesn’t hurt inventory numbers in any way, shape or form. Most companies even allocate a certain number of vehicles to crash testing. For Koenigsegg, though, the company only builds a handful of cars and the process is nowhere near as simple as it is for Chevy to build a Cruze of Mercedes to build an A-Class – everything is custom, everything is expensive, and crash testing even one model could be a very expensive, even disrupting ordeal to the company. But, the solution is really a simple one – Koenigsegg crash tests the same car over and over again.
A Deep Look Into Aston Martin’s Mid-Engined History
Aston Martin is known as a maker of exquisite and refined grand tourers, long-legged cars that offer enough panache to satisfy Ian Fleming’s James Bond on many an occasion. You could say Aston Martin knows every trick there is to know when it comes to building a front-engined GT car and that’s why they’re now looking to build more and more cars with the engine behind the seats. But the Valkyrie, the new Vanquish, and the AM-RB 003 aren’t the first of their kind in Aston Martin’s history.
When you think of any DB model from Aston Martin, you imagine an elegant two-door tourer ready for long journeys with a sumptuous and well-appointed interior and a feisty engine in front of the windshield. The company’s one and only Le Mans winner, the DBR1, was also front-engined as was the futuristic brick-like Lagonda luxury sedan from the ’70s. But, then, in the ’80s, when Aston Martin returned to sports car racing, it did so with a mid-engined car. This effectively heralded a new breed of Aston Martins, one that has stayed away from the public highways up until now but one that’s interesting to look into nonetheless.
2018 - 2021 Harley-Davidson Sport Glide
Harley-Davidson introduced the Sport Glide in 2018, an all-new Softail model that borrowed from the past while looking to the future. The detachable panniers and mini-fairing give it some (very) light touring capabilities, but it’s the 108 pounds of grunt from the Milwaukee-Eight engine that reveals its true nature as a power cruiser.
2019 Yamaha FX Cruiser HO
The re-designed FX Cruiser HO offers you another leap in luxury and performance – with improvements to make your days on the water more relaxed and enjoyable.
Feel the power of the 1812cc HO engine and explore the agile handling of the new hull design, the intuitive control offered by the revolutionary RiDE® system - and the sure-footed handling of the lightweight NanoXcel® hull.
The discovery continues with remarkable electronic throttle and trim systems, Reverse Traction Control, remote security and a host of other new features – newly extended stern platform, adjustable steering, 3-person Cruiser seat, pull-up cleats - in short, a whole new world of cruising pleasure.
2019 Yamaha FX Cruiser SVHO
The all-round capability of Yamaha’s completely re-designed flagship WaveRunner is remarkable. It’s a comfortable long-distance express cruiser loaded with practical innovations, plus theatre-style seating for three - but open the throttle and it’s a potent sports machine ready for extreme action.
The supercharged SVHO engine, sleek new body shape - and the hull design in lightweight NanoXcel2® - deliver awesome performance with stable, agile handling, helped by Yamaha revolutionary RiDE® control system.
All-electronic control systems with Cruise-Assist, 3-position No-Wake Mode, electronic reverse, TDE (Thrust Directional Enhancement Control) - the feature list just goes on and on.
2019 Yamaha FX HO
An ideal blend of performance and economy, with more new features designed to revolutionise riding for sports or touring – that’s the new-shape FX HO.
Its remarkable 1812cc engine, with high pressure pump and intelligent electronic throttle control system, delivers powerful, economical performance. The elegant new hull shape in lightweight NanoXcel®, and the remarkable RiDE system, promise the most comfortable and stable handling you’ve ever experienced.
And the FX HO now has even more features - like No Wake mode and Cruise Assist, luxury seating for three, large swim platform, extra deep re-boarding step and dual handles, plenty of storage space – the story just goes on.
2019 Yamaha FX SVHO
Bring a smile to your face by riding this machine in an aggressive, wave-conquering style – or explore its more relaxing personality, when it becomes the smoothest, most powerful 3-seat touring machine you could wish for, ready to deliver great adventures in luxury and comfort.
The supercharged SVHO engine and lightweight NanoXcel®2 hull and body are a perfect double act - impressive power coupled with stable, agile handling and a comfortable ride.
It’s cutting-edge technology and innovation all the way in this feature-packed new design, with our revolutionary and intuitive RiDE control system, electronic Trim and Reverse, Cruise-Assist and remote-control security system.
2018 - 2021 Harley-Davidson Softail Slim
Harley-Davidson and the custom-bike culture have always gone hand-in-hand, and the updated-in-2018 Softail Slim makes for a rolling tribute to both. The Slim rides on the same, newly-revamped frame as the rest of the fake-hardtail family for the unmistakable geometry and dated look that you just can’t get from a traditional swingarm. Bobbed fenders and blackout paint tie right into the custom trends of yesteryear quite nicely, but it’s the 107 cubic-inch Milwaukee-Eight V-Twin and its 100-plus pounds of torque that drives the Slim past “historical-tribute” turf right into viable power-cruiser territory. Since the whole point of the original bobbers was to provide a more thrilling ride, I find this pairing of power and panache to be entirely fitting.