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2015 Volvo V60 T6 R-Design

Proving racing's value, in reverse.<p>The inherent balance of an inline six-cylinder engine makes it appealing to drivers like us, and it contributed to the legendary status of historic cars such as the Nissan Skyline, several Jaguars, and many BMWs. The unbent six is a dying breed, though, becoming …

Volvo Ocean Race

2015 Ducati Scrambler

Famed Italian Bikemaker Goes Affordable 'Lifestyle'... Authentically?<p>Just past the ping-pong table and the pop-up barbershop, a live graffiti artist splashes color across a makeshift wall while Bruce Brown's <i>On Any Sunday</i> plays on a bigscreen. If it weren't for the odd motorcycles and accessories …

Here's What Happens When You Crash Into the End of a Guardrail

The pointy end of a guardrail is called the end terminal, and here's what happens when you hit it.<p>Unless they're nosing into one, most drivers don't think much about guardrails. But a claimed increase in the number of accidents in which guardrails have impaled cars has recently vaulted the roadside …

Year of the Goose, Part 1: An Adventure in Motorcycling – Feature

I’d known about <i>On Any Sunday</i> since I was a tween BMX grommet back in the late 1980s. Somebody, maybe it was Stu Thomsen, suggested that the opening sequence—featuring a bunch of kids on Schwinn Stingrays on a makeshift motocross course—made him want to do <i>exactly</i> that. But for some reason, I didn’t …