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29th November 2010

2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed To Celebrate Engineering With “Racing Revolutions” Theme

LONDON — The dates are final, and the theme is set for the Goodwood Festival of Speed and two other events to look forward to next summer. The Festival of Speed theme will be “Racing Revolutions: Quantum Leaps That Shaped Motorsport.” The festival, billed as “an impossibly heady mix of cars, stars and motorsport ‘royalty,’” will take place from July 1-3.

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29th November 2010

American Honda Announces Release of the Much-Anticipated CB1000R

American Honda Motor Company’s Powersports Division announced to its dealers today the release of the CB1000R, a high-performance and versatile “naked bike.”

“Last week we introduced the all-new entry-level CBR250R and we’re just as excited about this addition to Honda’s lineup for 2011,” said Powersports Press Manager Bill Savino. “The CB1000R fills a great position in today’s market as we now bring a very capable sport machine packed with high-performance features to riders who focus on street use—wherever and whatever their destination may be. Whether it’s a quick trip down a favorite backroad, a weeklong ride through a few states, or anything in between, the CB1000R is versatile enough to do it all.”

More detailed information and images of Honda’s model line can be found on powersports.honda.com or see your local Honda powersports dealer.

- CB1000R: A Distinctive High-Performance Honda

When you look at the new CB1000R, you see a motorcycle with roots that stretch back to the seminal four-cylinder classic CB750K0 introduced by Honda in 1969. Yet at the same time the CB1000R carries a sporting heritage so modern that it will attract many of today’s most sophisticated and demanding street riders.

Credit its clean, essentials-only styling, and a fuel-injected four-cylinder 998cc powerplant tuned for loads of right-now power.  Sophisticated Gravity Die-Cast technology creates a mono-backbone aluminum frame that is strong yet features thin-wall construction for light weight. The distinctive single-sided aluminum swingarm features a single rear shock with spring preload and rebound-damping adjustability for excellent rear suspension action. And there’s a fully adjustable 43mm inverted fork and radial-mounted dual 310mm disc brakes up front. Perhaps best of all, the roomy seating position delivers excellent rider comfort and tremendous versatility for long-distance travel and two-up riding. With all these features and more, the 2011 CB1000R is the most modern iteration of a long line of much-respected high-performance unfaired four-cylinder bikes—the classic hot-rod Hondas. Available in Pearl Black beginning in Spring 2011.

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29th November 2010

Top 10 Most Congested Cities, Highways

As we enter one of the busiest times to travel, finding the road less traveled can help you avoid at least one of the many holiday migraines you’re bound to encounter. Unfortunately, with 85% of people commuting by car this holiday weekend, there are some cities where being stuck in gridlocked traffic is unavoidable.

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28th November 2010

And Now: Grid Anxiety

Imagine: It’s Friday evening, and the sun is down. You are rolling home in your environmentally responsible EV after an honest day’s work, emitting exactly zero greenhouse gases. You give a wave to your likewise electrified neighbor who’s bringing home the bacon to wife and family. You put the car in the garage and hook it up to the charger that nice electrician had installed. You shout “daddy’s home!” Suddenly, all hell breaks loose.

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28th November 2010

Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe by Vorsteiner

The Porsche 911 is a favorite among auto tuners for a number of reasons. First, it’s fast. Second, it’s fast. And third, well, it’s fast. Apart from being fast, the 911 has and will always be Porsche’s signature sports car and fans of the brand always seem to have an insatiable appetite for the 911, especially when it’s been given an aftermarket treatment.

German firm, Vorsteiner, knows the Porsche and the 911 all too well, having done a number of aftermarket projects on the brand and the model in the past. This particular project is a 2007 model that is being sold with a pretty generous discount. We’re not going to reveal how much the price is until after the jump, but if you’re looking for a tuned-up Porsche done by an authority in aftermarket projects for the Stuttgart brand, you won’t find anybody else better than Vorsteiner.

Details after the jump

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28th November 2010

Video: Rhys Millen finishes what he teased – Climb Attack Brazil

Video: Rhys Millen finishes what he teased – Climb Attack Brazil

by Jonathon Ramsey (RSS feed) on Nov 27th 2010 at 7:39PM



Rhys Millen’s Climb Attack Brazil – Click above for to watch video after the jump

Rhys Millen recently teased a video of him sliding up the slopes of Serra do Rio do Rastro, and now the tease has been expanded upon in tropical glory. It’s a three-minutes-and-change blast of sideways slithering and vulcanized clouds for which few words are needed. In fact, the only words in the entire four-minute vid are: “The course is clear.” You’ll find the accompanying smoke and fury after the jump.

[Source: YouTube]


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