In August, we found reference to a bike called the Yamaha R1S in Yamaha’s CARB filings for 2016. We wondered whether it was a new bike or just a different naming structure. Well, the Yamaha R1S was announced today, and we think it’s liter bike you should buy. »
Getting into space isn’t easy, and for every proposal that has made it off the ground, there are more proposed solutions, false starts, and batshit crazy ideas that didn’t. »
The sacrifices involved when exploring the great beyond are almost incomprehensible by us mere earth-walking mortals. These are the ten most most incredible space badasses known to our world. »
My Aussie friend Dave is a real muscle car fanatic who doesn’t take kindly of some electric car claiming to be the fastest sedan on the planet. To prove Elon Musk wrong, he went for a drag race between a Tesla and a V8 Supercar. »
Marc VDS Racing is, or rather, was, a race team competing in various forms of GT racing over the years. They just quit doing all of that, ostensibly over some sort of financial issue, but the way in which they did it was spectacular: an insanely-written press release where president Marc van der Straten basically… »
It’s a brand that doesn’t always get much love in the European car community: Opel. Not even here on LaLD as I rarely see them. For years their Kadett was one of Europe’s best selling compact car. And they had an image for being good, but certainly not great cars. If you wanted a truly good compact you would get… »
Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams. »
Just your average 911. Except with all-wheel drive. And more power. And more expensive. And with the coolest roof on the planet.
Here’s a short clip of the latest Polish howitzer design, the AHS Krab, firing its 155mm caliber cannon. The smoke shroud that’s created after the shot is impressive but I love seeing how the cannon retracts the kickback from firing its gun into its own arm. »
Audiences cheered when the 1964 Aston Martin DB5, fully laden with gadgets, reappeared in the James Bond franchise with 2012’s Skyfall after first appearing in Goldfinger. Along with the DB5, SPECTRE will have another automotive connection to one of the best Bond films of all time. »
Wondering if Land Rover will shill the Evoque convertible as an actual off-roader? Let yourself be baptized in the muddy puddle this hellbaby can solider through and realize; yes. »
More evidence of Russia’s deepening and seemingly erratic involvement in Syria’s civil war has now appeared via movements of parts of its Black Sea Fleet into the Mediterranean and blatant incursions into Turkey’s airspace by their Syrian-based tactical aircraft.