It looks a lot like its big brother, the 1200S, but Ducati’s newest Monster is a bit smaller; powered by a more compact water-cooled, 821-CC Testastretta 11° V-twin. It also got 8-level traction control & ABS from its big bro and will be offered 2 models: the regular 821 in red & white & the blacked-out 821 Dark.
BMW is known for building durable, comfortable motorbikes but not beautiful ones. That could change if they actually produce their Roland Sands-designed Concept Roadster, a muscular remake of their iconic 1973 R 90S. It’s a mean-looking roadster packed with a snarling 1170cc, 123-horse boxer motor.
While the other car makers cultivate the crossover category, Benz has the good sense to continue evolving their wagons. The new C-Class wagon is a bit wider, longer, & lower than its predecessor, offering a sportier outline, while maintaining the luxury & utility people love Benz wagons for. Over 53 cubic feet of cargo space doesn’t hurt either.
Back in the 60s, Dodge more or less invented the American muscle car & they’ve been building ’em ever since, so they’re making a serious statement when they call their 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat, “the most powerful muscle car in Chrysler history.” And here’s why: at the heart of this fire-breathing monster is a 392 Hemi V8 motor boasting 485 horsepower.
Dead since 1983, one of the most beloved motorcycle makers from the golden age of enduro, Spain’s Bultaco brand has now been revived. And instead of beefy 4-strokes, they’re making electric bikes this time around. They’ve currently got a bunch of bikes in development but they’re kicking off the their re-launch with the Rapitán, a 54-horsepower streetfighter that’ll do 90 MPH.
The Aero-X is a hovercraft that rides like a motorcycle. An off-road, off-the-ground vehicle. Powered by a rotary engine, this 2-man craft flies up to 10-feet off the ground at 45 miles-per-hour & you can learn to fly it safely with just 2 days of training.
The redesigned Nissan 370Z NISMO was just released at a Nissan owners rally in North Carolina, where enthusiasts frothed over the car’s new design. Updates to the body, new wheels, and a fresh interior with Recaro racing seats give the 350-horse drifting machine a whole new look for next year.
The newest version of Audi’s flagship R8 model is the LMX, & it features laser high beams. Really. Lasers. In the headlights. This technology increases the headlight range substantially, which comes in handy when you’re ripping along the Autobahn at night doing 198MPH.
Since the British Morgan Plus 8 was introduced back in the late 60s, it has garnered a cult-like following, especially in the U.S. The main reason, it’s a little, lightweight car with a big, bad V8. Kind of a ’roided-up go kart. The new Plus 8 Speedster is the latest variant, packed with a 367 hp, 4.8-liter BMW V8 engine feeding into a 6-speed manual or ZF 6-speed automatic gearbox. With a top speed of 148MPH and custom interior & performance options galore, this classic coupe continues Morgan’s tradition of blending old school style with modern performance.
Wheels on an off-road vehicle are like beers. Two more can never hurt. That’s definitely why Can-Am has turned their Outlander ATV into a 6-wheeler. The addition of another rear axle looks cool & gives the Outlander 700-lbs. of cargo capacity in the bed, which also offers tilt-assist for dumping your load.