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Erik Schelzig
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Nashville-based journalist with a taste for motorcycles, punk rock and beer.

I still don’t get why he doesn’t understand the price conversion. The German price starts below $50k, and always includes 19% sales tax. I believe the US is the only country to show consumer prices excluding tax. Read more

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As a gay man, I can say from experience there is a definite inverse relationship between the size of one’s vehicle and the size of certain parts on the male anatomy. Read more

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Nissan plant tour is great for having people instructed to wave and smile at the tourists.
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The bridge is wide enough to have multiple layers of fence in place to keep the cars on bridge in case of accident. And the bridge isn’t really that long, about 1000 feet of actual bridge. There are spots at each end (for each direction across the bridge) to place safety and medical vehicles that can be quickly

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Remember, the VW mini-truck is supposed to be a collaboration with Ford, might be the badge-brother of the Ford we’re talking about. Read more

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Seeing “journalistic jihad” in the comments on an automotive blog makes me think I’m in some Truman show shit where some producers are seeing how far from normality we can get before I start questioning my reality. Read more

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Few things can beat charging your van via the sun when you’re living in a van down by the river.
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This is why I am likely to be a Mazda fan forever, their infotainment systems all use a simplified version of the BMW joystick knob. Read more

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I’ve worked with people from other countries. They THINK they understand Americans, but they don’t. The entertainment industry that bombards the world with “this is what America is like” is based in a few cities like NYC and LA and colored by the subcultures in these areas. (oh and yes, the same is even more true for Read more

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It was definitely a bit ridiculous last year when—was it two or three?—races in row were red flagged for a period of time longer than the race itself. A lot of these drivers come from GT and Touring car, where a little bit of rubbing is just part of the sport. Frankly, I think rather than penalize drivers more Read more

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All of the MotoGP guys are hard as nails. By the end of the season there are a bunch of drivers driving with broken ankles, wrists, elbows...etc. You’ll see guys limp away from crazy accidents just to hop back on the next day. Read more

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Geez. I broke my collarbone in a cycling accident, got a titanium plate and only 6 screws, and was off physical activity for a month! Can’t imagine racing days later... Read more

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And it’s not like you can actually use those extra R’s anywhere other than a racetrack. Read more

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Think of Insurance companies going nuts. Where each R = $ Read more

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Jesus Christ, does anyone really need that many R’s? I realize it’s not illegal to have that many R’s, but at some point motorcycle manufacturers are going to have to realize that just because something is legal doesn’t mean it isn’t irresponsible. Read more

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In the blog you commented on here, it says they’re sticking with a modified version of the current Frontier platform.  Read more

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Very impressive, but I think Randy Mamola did it better, in the dry, on a violent 500cc two stroke.

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I ride in the rain, snow, and mud on machines never designed for the job (my offroader will soon be a Vespa). One small crash in sand aside I think I'm still alive. lol Read more

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I have heard bad things about that dealer, particularly the service department. The right move would have been to limp it into Philly when things got real bad on the way home, dropped it off at Spare Parts Co in Old City and got a bus/train back to NYC. Read more

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