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2002 Harley-Davidson V-Rod

2002 Harley-Davidson V-Rod

Although Harley-Davidson’s traditional bikes shared a number of key characteristics, including V-twin engines featuring a 45-degree-angle V, air cooling, and two-valve cylinder heads, none of that mattered when the V-Twin Racing Street Custom (VRSC), or just V-Rod, was rolled out for the 2002 model  year.

2019 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson

2019 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson

Chicago Auto ShowTwo famous American makes founded in 1903 have once again collaborated on a special pickup truck that was introduced at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show.

Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson models were sold in various forms from 2000 to 2012. The newest edition is built by Tuscany Motor Company, which has assembled several other “special edition” trucks based on the Ford F-Series.

1938 Harley-Davidson UL

1938 Harley-Davidson UL

Despite the increasing popularity of its Knucklehead (overhead valve) engine in the late Thirties, Harley-Davidson continued to offer traditional flathead Big Twin powerplants on its bikes. An 80-cubic-inch flathead joined the existing 74-inch mill late in the 1935 model year, and for 1937, both gained the recirculating oiling system first seen on the Knucklehead.

2018 Polaris Slingshot

2018 Polaris Slingshot Grand Touring LE

CAS 2018 logoIs it a car or is it a motorcycle? Because it has three wheels, it’s legally the latter. But a new version of the sporty Slingshot introduced at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show aims at leaning it a little closer to the former.


The 2015 Elio is tentatively priced at $6800. The tiny three-wheeled vehicle accommodates two passengers sitting in tandem, motorcycle style.

It may have been an odd venue for a vehicle introduction, but the Elio is a pretty odd vehicle.

Unveiled during the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the three-wheeled Elio’s claim to fame is great fuel economy and a promised $6800 sticker price.

ZAP Xebra

Though the Zap! Xebra boasts four doors, it has a stated load capacity of just 500 pounds.

Visit the Zap! website and poke around for a while, it’s kind of fun. What you’ll see is a dozen or so electric vehicles that fall readily into three categories: those that look like farm implements, those that look like crappy low-end Chinese cars (which they are), and those that look like seventh-grade concept-car design contest runner up drawings come to life.

motorcycle lane splitting in California

While this motorcycle maniac can legally split traffic in California, your grandmother can get a ticket in that state for walking across the street.

Although I’ve visited California frequently over the past 20 years—and even lived there briefly back in the ’70s—it always takes a while after arrival to acclimate to the local climate. And I don’t mean the weather. I mean the driving climate. Which, like the weather, differs from that of the rest of the country.

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