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This ebike has nearly twice the range of the Chevy Volt

Previous Next<p>1 of 10<p>If there is one area where ebikes have continued to make inroads, it is with urban commuters looking for efficient alternatives …

Electric Vehicles

BIKE TEST: GIANT FULL-E+ 0 SX

<b>First U.S. electric mountain bike for Giant</b><p><b>Doug Barnett tests the IP56 rating in a rare stream caused by all the rain in Southern California. The</b> …

Electric Vehicles

Team AA: The best Android apps you’ve (probably) never heard of

Ask any smartphone user about their favorite apps and you’ll likely hear a few names pop up time and time again.<p>We’re all intimately familiar with the Facebooks, Instagrams, and WhatsApps of the app world, but what about all of those lesser-known Android apps with unique features that get drowned …

Apps

FLAC vs. MP3

If you spend enough time reading up on digital audio — and it probably doesn’t take that long — chances are near 100 percent that you’ll encounter …

Audiophile

More powerful 2019 Mazda MX-5 also more efficient

They're small gains, but gains nonetheless<p>Bumping the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata's power from 155 horses to 181, plus little interior upgrades such as a telescoping steering wheel were more than enough to make the appealing roadster even more so. But there's yet another bonus in store for those that …

Fuel Efficiency

The perfect package: KTM 790 Duke reviewed

My first impression as the friendly chap from KTM started to unload the 790 Duke from the van was that they had accidentally sent me the smaller 390 …

Motorcycles

Riding Slow Bikes Fast – Laguna Seca Edition

You’ve heard the adage a lot if you’re a consistent <i>Motorcycle.com</i> reader – it’s more fun to ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow – and with …

Motorcycles

Watch the BEST EVER MotoGP Full Race for Free! Assen 2018

If you missed this one, you most definitely need to check it out. MotoGP ran a poll asking the fans which race we think is the best MotoGP race ever, …

Motorsport

Electric bicycle heavyweights Shimano and Brose both unveil new competing mid-drive motors

This week has been a good one for innovation in the electric bicycle industry, with two major players both unveiling new designs for mid-drive motors built specifically for electric mountain bikes.<p>Brose dropped the new Drive S Mag, a magnesium update to their previous Drive S that both increases …

Electric Bikes

Back To The Future: Retroteching The Yamaha R1

They tell us a picture is worth a thousand words, but that picture can only share a fraction of a second of the full story, and usually only the …

Back to the Future

KTM 790 Duke Motorcycle Review | Motorcycle Tests

KTM 790 Duke Review<p>Motorcycle Test by Trevor Hedge<p>Let’s get straight to the point. KTM don’t do beige. Every single person I have met who works in …

Motorcycles

BMW R nineT vs. Harley-Davidson Roadster vs. Triumph Thruxton R vs. Yamaha XSR900 - COMPARISON TEST

I was raised to believe that motorcycles are an accumulation of parts. My father, a racer in every sense of the word, has built countless examples of …

Motorcycles

Best of the Best: Why the Ducati Panigale V4 S Is Our Top Two-Wheeler for 2018

With 214 hp, the four-cylinder fury is revolutionary while remaining true to the brand.<p>Ducati’s announcement that it would transition from its …

Motorcycles

Toyota's First Hybrid Le Mans Prototype Was The Coolest Sounding Race Car Of The Modern Era

This year Toyota capped off what looks like the end of the modern LMP1 era, from Audi vs everybody to Audi vs Peugeot to Audi vs Porsche to Porsche …

Sports Cars

How Revolutionary Was the Mazda Miata in 1989? Just Watch.

This wasn't the only affordable rear-wheel drive sports car of its day. But it was the best.<p>It's hard to think about the original Mazda Miata without considering what it is today, nearly 30 years after its introduction. After all, it's the default choice today for a cheap, light, simple sports car, …

YouTube Music vs. Google Play Music: Which should you use?

When we compare music services, we're usually trying to help you figure out which one you should give your money to. After all, it's somewhat rare …

TOP 5 FPV Goggles - THE BIG REVIEW - Buyer's Guide

Ford Focus RS vs. Honda Civic Type R vs. Volkswagen Golf R vs. Subaru WRX STI Type RA

Sport compact car revival: Four pocket rockets vie for the title of best hot hatch<p>Every generation has one. Volkswagen Golf GTI. Acura Integra GS-R. Mitsubishi Evo. If you smuggled automotive magazines in from Europe, perhaps it was the Renault 5 Turbo or Ford Escort Cosworth.<p>No matter who you are …

Extreme Sports

BattleTech raises the bar for storytelling in a turn-based strategy game

A hefty dose of intrigue, plus classic ’Mech combat that’s true to its tabletop roots<p>Turn-based strategy titles can suffer from a lack of heart. What little narrative players are given is, more often than not, just a pretense to get a bunch of units on screen and make stuff blow up. Not so with</i> …

Heroism

Weekend Project: Build your own budget-friendly electric bicycle for under $500

Electric bicycles make commuting around cities and urban areas much easier, but the good ones can be quite hard on your wallet. High quality electric bicycles by top brands like Trek’s Super Commuter 8s or Raleigh Redux IE offer both high performance and high quality in a sleek package. However, …

I tried riding an e-bike, and it was nothing like I expected

I was lost. That alone wouldn't have been cause for alarm, but I was trying to maneuver a strange machine down the street at the time. As a car …

LG V30S ThinQ review: A solid but pointless phone

It had its fair share of flaws, but last year's LG V30 might have been the finest phone the company had made to date. Rather than wait the usual year for an official sequel, though, LG decided to spice things up a bit by unveiling a tweaked version of the phone at Mobile World Congress. …

Phones

6 Of The Best Over-Ear Noise Cancelling Headphones

Noise pollution is distracting and unpleasant. Fortunately, good noise cancelling headphones can dampen the noise and keep your tunes crystal clear. …

Elon Musk gives first glimpse inside Tesla Model 3 production line

Elon Musk is apparently all hands on deck with the Tesla Model 3 production right now in order to help push the ramp to 5,000 units per week. He is even sleeping at the factory to make it happen.<p>Now, he is giving the first glimpse inside the Tesla Model 3 production line.<p>Musk has been reducing his …

Analysis: How did Vettel hold Bottas off in Bahrain GP and did Mercedes pull a punch?

After the rather mundane Australian Grand Prix this was a more interesting race strategically. Bahrain has one of the highest levels of abrasive …

There's More to the 2019 Miata Than a More Powerful Engine

Mazda's sports car appears to be getting some deserved updates for 2019.<p>Last month, we told you about the possibility that the 2019 Miata would have significantly more power courtesy of a heavily-revised Skyactiv 2.0-liter engine. Thanks to a friendly Mazda dealer in Canada and some of the insiders …

Smart Cities

The Best Noise-Canceling Headphones You Can Buy In 2018

This definitive guide to the best active noise-canceling (ANC) headphones of 2018 explores everything you need to know before buying your next pair …

Consumer Tech

Ayrton Senna’s Original 1993 McLaren MP4/8 Formula 1 Car

Reading time: about 3 minutes.<p>British<br>• Cars<br>• Formula 1<br>• Racing<p>This McLaren MP4/8 was the car driven by Ayrton Senna to his record-setting 6th win at the …

Motor Racing

TV guide: How to watch the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix on FOX SPORTS

FOX SPORTS has every Formula 1® practice session, qualifying and the race LIVE in HD from the 2018 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix at Albert …

F1 testing: Vettel fastest on first morning, more trouble for McLaren

Sebastian Vettel set the fastest time on the first morning of Formula 1's second pre-season test at Barcelona, as a technical problem limited …