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This Classic Honda is a Steal at $130,000

It's hard to overstate the importance of the Honda CB750. Simply put, it was the world's first superbike and a milestone in motorcycling. And one of just four handmade prototypes can be yours -- if you've got something north of...

Mutant Motorcycle Boasts Diesel Power, Two-Wheel Drive

India needs a go-anywhere, two-wheeled rig that can handle a load of packages, bags of produce, and enough seating for a family of four. The Hero RNT delivers on all those fronts, and throws in a diesel engine, two-wheel drive,...

Renault’s Buggy Concept Launches a Drone Out of Its Head

Forget taco-copters or same-day shipping -- drones are the perfect companion for off-roaders. They can scout locations, keep tabs on terrain, and when you're back on paved roads, give you a heads up about that tool that flipped his pickup...

Trolley-Train Hybrid Tackles City Streets, Then Speeds to Suburbs

The city of Sheffield, U.K. is installing the country's first tram-train, a public transit hybrid that can serve both the suburbs and a city's urban core thanks to a special wheel design that can handle both the tight turns and...

Volkswagen Rolls Into Sochi With A Fleet of Amazing Pickups

Volkswagen has rolled into Sochi with a trio of highly-modified and incredibly badass pickups, and on the way there, the team set a world record for the longest off-road trek through a single country.

You Can Build This Open Source Car in an Hour

It takes about an hour to make Nigella Lawson's lamb shank stew. In that same amount of time, you can put together the world's first open source, build-your-own car. And if you're the engineers that helped develop it, you cut...

Cruise Ship’s 80-Inch ‘Virtual Balconies’ Livestream the High Seas

Passengers stuck in the bowels of Royal Caribbean's latest behemoth can now pretend they're living the high life with a "virtual balcony" -- marketing-speak for an 80-inch HD display that pipes in real-time video to create a pseudo window, complete...

Feds to Require All New Vehicles to Talk to Each Other

The future of automotive safety isn't about more airbags or stronger steel. It's about building smarter automobiles that talk to each other, so your car knows that other car is about to run a red light and applies the brakes...

The LA Road That Tricks Bad Motorcyclists Into Crashing

The Snake is pure motoring perfection. A two-mile stretch of heaven that ends with what could be the most crashed corner in Southern California.

The Rebirth of the Knobbly

In the late 1950s, one sports car leaped to the head of the back in British racing, and 60 years later, Lister is making a comeback.

Audi Betting on Bio Gasoline

Audi is expanding its biofuel initiative with an investment in Global Bioenergies, a French company that can make synthetic gasoline from sugar, and do it both faster and cheaper than other biofuels. And most importantly, the fuel, called bio-isooctaine, doesn't...

Porsche’s First Car? An 1898 Electric Buggy

Old man Porsche's first car wasn't the 356 or even the hybrid-electric Lohner-Porsche. It was the 1898 Egger-Lohner C.2 Phaeton, an all-electric cart also known as the P1.

Father-Daughter Team Drove Coast-To-Coast in a Tesla

It turns out you can drive across the country in an electric vehicle using only Tesla's Supercharger stations to keep going. That assumes you really, really, want to go through South Dakota. But that's exactly what a father-daughter team did...

You Can Hold Nissan’s New 400-HP Engine in Your Arms

Anyone can build a small engine. Hell, Ford's tiniest Ecoboost engine has the displacement of a soda bottle. And now Nissan's managed to build a wee little engine that puts out a stunning 400 horsepower with just three cylinders. An...

When Congress Doesn’t Act, Commuters Pay

A popular tax benefit for public transit commuters has suddenly ended, forcing bus and train riders to pay more out of pocket -- even though parking subsidies for those who drive to work remain untouched.

This Massive Vending Machine Serves Up Cars

If you find yourself in need of a ride in Hangzhou, China, you can waltz up to a multi-story garage, punch a few buttons, and have a fully charged electric vehicle deposited in front of you.

An Illustrated Guide to F1?s Radical New Engine

The new engines coming to Formula 1 this year are radical. So radical, in fact, that Formula 1 insists it isn't an engine. It's a power unit.

The Monorail Gets a Second Life in São Paulo

Just in time for the 2014 World Cup, the Brazilian city of São Paulo will have a working monorail.

In the Future, a Download Will Fix Your Broken Motorcycle

So there I was, zipping down the highway at 75 mph one morning when I lost power. Just like that, I was coasting. On a motorcycle. An electric motorcycle. In traffic. This is not good.

Boeing Has Another Dreamliner Battery Problem

A Japan Airlines 787 Dreamliner remains grounded at the Narita airport in Tokyo a day after white smoke was seen billowing out of a battery compartment. And Boeing has confirmed that one of the lithium-ion battery cells onboard overheated while...

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