You’re an auto journalist who can’t drive a stick shift? This is the question I’ve been bombarded with by readers, enthusiasts and people within the automotive media world. Then they see me walk. Or learn more about me. (Editor’s Note: Jimmy wanted to share his unique perspective of being an automotive writer with a disability and what he faces daily. While not a typical … [Read more…]

Don’t forget, Ford is still firmly planted in the present, launching new cars and dedicating time to an all-new Ford Performance division. But what about the future? Ford likes to talk about what they’re doing looking way ahead, and we had an opportunity to check some of that out recently at Ford’s Dearborn campus. Right now, Ford is in the data collection stage. They are … [Read more…]

“If you lose the front on a car you go wide. If you lose the front on a motorbike, you crash.” – Casey Stoner. I was preparing for a long weekend in Arkansas, and my front tire was toast. There was no way it would hold up for the trip up there and back. Last thing I needed was worrying about my front tire during a much-needed moto getaway. Fortunately, a local shop had a … [Read more…]

I’m excited about the idea of a new Honda S2000. I was an owner of the AP2 version, which made 237 horsepower from the 2.2L VTEC engine that revved to 8,250 RPM. No, it wasn’t the same shouty engine that came with the first-generation, but it still screamed. It still was an absolute joy to drive. A replacement to that car just wouldn’t be as fun. Sure, Honda has a litany … [Read more…]

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We’re about to spend $305 billion on highways and roads that we don’t need. That $305 billion over the next 5 years is part of the recently passed federal transportation bill. A lot of that money is related to highways and road expansions. None of that is related to motorcycles. The bill has things for rail projects, ferries, logging roads, the Export-Import bank, and even a … [Read more…]

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Throughout the year, I drive a lot of cars and trucks. I mean a lot. In addition to the week-long loans that come in for review, I also attend media events and drives across the country to drive the latest and greatest. Lots of these vehicles have new technology on them designed to make driving easier, safer, or more enjoyable. It’s hard to pick a single technology that stands … [Read more…]

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I, for one, welcome our new self-driving car overlords. There’s been a lot of hand-wringing over the coming advent of self-driving cars. I think many of the fears are overblown. The move to autonomous vehicles are actually great for those of us who, eat, breathe, and have sweaty dreams about motorcycles. Lane Splitting Will Be Easier During lane splitting, or filtering for my … [Read more…]

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