Harley has been trying hard to shake the stigma their big twin bikes have as being heavy, two-wheeled chrome boats that dads and doctors drive on Sunday afternoons. Their latest effort, the 2013 Softail CVO Breakout retains the chrome but gets chopped fenders, a 240 rear tire, a beefy air intake, and offers the best weight to torque ratio of all the CVO bikes. Fast? Definitely.
Nope, not the new Hummer. Guess again. It’s a Conquest. They build handcrafted SUVs & their latest is the Evade. Despite looking a bit like an armored-car, which is their specialty, this nearly $600K, Ford-powered brute is all about luxury. In addition to front and rear night vision cameras, it’s got a plush limo-style interior and 3 sunroofs.
The hottest summer on record in U.S. history just got a little warmer. Details on the 2013 Range Rover just hit the web. Like its predecessor from last year, this new one is another stunning status symbol, replete with V8 power and lots of leather & woodgrain. Auto media haters however, are already drawing comparisons to the Ford Flex. Deliveries scheduled to start in December 2012.
Built around China’s only motorcycle that can even loosely be called a classic, the Chang Jiang 750, this chopped up and murdered one-off custom called Nero, from Beijing-based Bandit9 is as mean a CJ750 as you’re likely to ever see. Custom-made tank and tins, seat, exhaust and electrical plus the all-over matte black spray job guaranteed the Nero a spot on all the cool biker blogs. You can see why.
When it comes to building vehicles of any sort, BMW doesn’t really mess around. This serious-looking prototype electric-powered scooter could soon be on the roads hitting speeds nearing 75 MPH with a range of over 60 miles. It features an energy recuperation technology that reuses engine drag torque from braking to increase range up to 20-percent.
Any plug-in electric vehicle that isn’t a Leaf is cool in our book but few are as downright dope as the Brammo Empulse. Brammo’s two new models: the Empulse & Empulse R, have a transmission that feels like a traditional motor & hits 100+MPH plus feature proven parts like Brembo brakes and Marzocchi forks. 100 miles of riding for every dollar in electricity sounds good, too.
The 928 isn’t exactly the crown jewel of the Porsche legacy but this one that Tom Cruise drove in the film Risky Business will get a lot more at auction than the one your aging bachelor uncle is planning to sell on Craigslist but also way less than one of Cruise’s monthly alimony payments. Bidding begins July 28, 2012.
Before you’re forced to pull a Romney and strap your dog to the roof on summer vacation, consider this toy trailer from Yakima. Load your bikes, boards, boats and other gear to this 66” wide rack system trailer and there will be plenty of room for your friend Seamus to ride inside. Source
Surprisingly, this is not the new Batmobile. It’s the first production model from Spain’s supercar company Aspid. With a spaceframe chassis and composite body panels, the GT-21’s BMW V8 will rip 0-60 sub three and boasts a top speed near 200MPH. It’s due out in 2014 with no word on the pricetag yet.
Land Rover has just introduced a pair of special edition war wagons. The limited edition XTech comes in either a 3-door or 5-door model featuring brute utilitarian looks, custom paint colors, blacked-out trim, roof, & wheels as well as their torquey turbo-diesel motor & 6-speed manual tranny.