Whatever Happened to the Baby Harley Davidson 338R?
Last year, spy shots of a ’baby’ Harley Davidson, called the 338R, were all over the internet. The bike was based on the Benelli 302, produced by Chinese manufacturer Qiangjiang, or QJMotor. Since then, all has been silent in Milwaukee. However, a new tie-in with Hero Motor Corp in India, as well as ongoing links with QJMotor, could see a small-displacement Harley Davidson suitable for the lucrative Indian and Asian markets.
Why You Shouldn’t Rejoice at 2021 Motorcycle Sales Figures
Manufacturers around the world are posting impressive sales gains in 2021 over the same period in 2020. These can be slightly misleading, however, due to the enormous differences in trading conditions from last year to this but the increases could be seen as a return of consumer confidence and a desire to just get on with life once again.
2021 KTM 450 Rally Factory Replica
The KTM 450 Rally is a legend in its long lifetime, taking 18 consecutive victories in the Dakar Rally up to 2019. Now, KTM has released a limited-production version for sale to the public, with development carried out in-race by the team’s riders. It’s the ultimate Enduro bike but you have to have deep pockets and even deeper talent to do it justice. Only 85 available worldwide.
2021 2022 Honda Monkey Bike
The original Honda Monkey Bike of 1961 was an astonishing deviation from the company’s serious business of making giant-killing motorcycles of ever-increasing capacity, culminating with the CB750, the first Japanese superbike in 1969. Introduced into Europe in 1967, it remained in production up to 2017 in its original 50cc version. With the release of the Honda Grom, it wasn’t long before a Monkey bike version was released. Now 125cc, it has been further updated for 2022.
KTM Reveals Track-Only RC 8C
There are many KTM fans out there who lament the disappearance of the RC8 superbike from KTM’s catalogue. Now, KTM has revealed the track-only RC 8C model, using a chassis based on the Moto2 chassis from 2019 and the LC8 parallel twin engine from the 890 Duke R. 140bhp and 308lbs, suspended by WP APEX PRO suspension will give sparkling performance and razor-sharp handling, reigned in by race-spec brembo brake calipers. Does it signal a return to road-legal superbikes for the Austrian firm?
The Biggest Breaking TopSpeed News - 5/24-5/28
The last week of May has been a very busy one with lots of fast cars, some crazy rumors, and a few things that surprised us. Below we’ve compiled links to every one of our biggest stores from 5/24/2021 – 5/28/2021, so be sure to check out what’s happened this week so you don’t fall behind!
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Video Compilation
You might not agree with Ford’s decision to use the Mustang name (of the Mach name, for that matter) on a crossover, but at least it does carry some Mustang DNA. Either way, as an all-knew model, there’s a lot that we need to do to actually get acquainted with it, the first of which is browsing our new Mach-E gallery. Then, you might want tolearn the finer details and get in tune with the Mach-E’s charging time and range. Finally, we’ve posted all the Mach-E videos we have to help you push your knowledge on Ford’s latest and greatest to the next level.
2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC reviews are in - the Tesla Model X should be worried
Mercedes jumped on the electric car bandwagon quite late compared to its German rivals, Audi and BMW, and even other manufacturers with which it’s not in direct competition. Its first fully electric vehicle is the EQC SUV, a tall car that is about the same size as the current GLC, but unlike that car, it runs on battery power alone so it does away with tailpipe emissions altogether.
2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA is upon us and here are the first reviews
Mercedes not only invented the four-door coupe with the original CLS, but it also eventually launched a smaller version of that car, dubbed the CLA. Now in its second generation, the all-new CLA holds a lot of promise that stems from its exterior styling, bold and upmarket interior, and the news that it drives considerably better than the model it replaces.
Here is Every Video We’ve Found of the 2020 Ford Escape
The compact crossover and SUV segment is hopping right now, and every automaker is doing their best to keep up with one of the business segments there is. Ford just ushered its compact competitor, the Escape, into its fourth generation with modernized looks, significantly improved technology, better fuel efficiency, and the same grille found on the Ford Focus, but upside down. Seriously, I’m not kidding about that last one – just take a look and you’ll realize you can’t unsee it. Anyway we’ve compiled all the videos of the new Escape that we can find so far and have placed them below. Check them all out and make your own opinion about the 2020 Ford Escape.
Video Reviews: The 2019 Jeep Gladiator Tested and Rated
When Jeep revealed the Gladiator, the Wrangler-based pickup model it added to its range last year, many in the automotive scene were overjoyed. They raved about how good this new midsize truck is going to be, how long it’s been since Jeep had a pickup in its range, and the genuine need for such a vehicle that blends the Wrangler’s unmatched off-road capability with extra utility and carrying capacity.
Video Reviews: Is the 2019 BMW X7 the new large luxury SUV king?
BMW’s largest SUV offering used to be the X5, but in the context of there being even larger premium SUVs on the market, the German automaker decided to make its own - the new X7. Now it’s being tested by the international motoring press, and they seem to like it quite a lot - some of them even go so far as to say its huge twin-kidney grille is not oversized and it looks suitable with the rest of the design.
First Reviews of the 2020 Kia Soul Are Overwhelming Positive
The Kia Soul is a car that looks tall and boxy, but it doesn’t really look like an SUV. It melds excellent practicality with a good drive and quirky looks to attract buyers, and the all-new 2020 Soul continues this tradition, only it does it better in every single area. The car debuted at the 2018 Lost Angeles Auto Show, and it is just now starting to hit showrooms.
Dirt Rally 2.0 might be the best hardcore rally simulation game ever
Codemasters decided to give its popular but ultimately arcade style Dirt series a much more simulation-oriented spin when it launched the first Dirt Rally game in late 2015. Now, a sequel to that first Dirt simulation has been released, called Dirt Rally 2.0, and it seems to have impressed many high profile gaming outlets, as well as a series of driving game loving YouTubers. Some even say it could be the best rally game ever, finally surpassing a game that dates back to 2004 (and many avid rally sim fans still swear by it to this day). I am, of course, talking about Richard Burns Rally (RBR), a game that at the time of its launch was considered ahead of its time in many areas.
Video Review Compilation: 2019 McLaren 600LT
McLaren launched its smallest hardcore “Long Tail” model, the 600LT, available as both a fixed hardtop and folding hardtop, late last year, and now the first reviews are starting to trickle in. The 600LT is a cheaper entry point into the McLaren range for those who enjoy taking their supercar to the track and would like to do so often. But, what do journalists think of it now that they’ve had a chance to get up close and personal with it? Find out for yourself in our video compilation below.
2019 Honda Passport Video Review Compilation
Honda unveiled the 2019 Passport as a model specifically designed for those who want a crossover that slots in size between the CR-V and Pilot. There is a bit more to it than that, though, since it is supposed to be better off-road than both of them and, as such, it also reflects this extra ruggedness in the way it looks.
These Video Reviews Will Tell You Everything You Need to Know About the 2020 Mazda 3
Mazda has launched an all-new yet evolutionary looking 2020 Mazda 3 in hopes that it will help it in its quest to improve brand image while, at the same time, move its products further upmarket. The car was mostly well received at launch, although not everybody was on board with the shape of the hatchback’s hind quarters. Now, journalists are finally getting their hands on the 2020 Mazda 3 and have tried it out on the road at the Mazda3’s official international launch venue held the U.S. Despite the controversial look of the hatchback’s rear, the Mazda 3 has been praised for its upmarket feel and overall build quality.
Look Back at the Classic , 1990 - 1999 BMW 850i V-12
BMW has just now started rolling out its all-new large coupe model, the 8-Series, a car that revives the model designation of an older two-door that made many enthusiasts gasp in awe back in the early 1990s. The first 8-Series, known as the E31, built between 1990 and 1999, was a real looker, it had strong engines offerings, and an upmarket interior different to that of other BMWs of the time. Yet, somehow, it never gained full cult following status.
First Reviews of the 2019 Ford Ranger Are In and You Need to Hear the Truth
The last Ford Ranger to be made in North America came off the production line in late 2011, and it’s taken Ford nearly eight years to bring the model back. But this time it’s not Ford-badged version of a Mazda pickup (the 2006 to 2012 model year Ranger), but a new Ford-designed model with global ambitions.
The 2019 Audi A1 Looks Good on Paper, but How Good is it in the Real World?
Audi is hot on the trail of the MINI Cooper with its all-new A1 supermini, a radical design departure over the outgoing model, which is a bit unusual. The manufacturer usually very conservatively evolves its models from one generation to the next, but the new A1 is quite revolutionary compared to its predecessor. With that in mind, how does the new A1 fare in the hands of those who have driven it?