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2015 – 2017 Yamaha FJ-09 Review

Back in 2014 at the EIMC, Yamaha introduced us to its latest effort to join the ranks of sport-touring motorcycle manufacturers with the 2015 FJ-09. Essentially,

V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless review

THE GOOD: The sturdily built, well-designed V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless delivers better battery life and improved sound over its predecessor, with more sculpted bass and

Ford Mustang GT Fastback v Nissan 370Z Coupe comparison

It’s a good problem to have. You want to buy a new sports car, but you want more poke than either a Mazda MX-5 or

2017 Toyota Yaris Review

The 2017 Geneva Auto Show had plenty of supercar action, but the Toyota booth had quite the nice surprise for performance enthusiasts, in the shape

Honda HR-V VTi-L v Mazda CX-3 Akari v Mitsubishi ASX XLS v Toyota C-HR Koba comparison

Small crossovers are a vogue segment, drawing buyers up from lower hatchbacks and down from bigger SUVs alike. The newest entrant, creating significant buzz, is

8 Things You Didn’t Know About The 2017 Yamaha R6

By now fans of the middleweight sportbike class are well aware of Yamaha’s new 2017 YZF-R6. A bike long overdue, the R6 borrows some styling

Jeep Cherokee Overland review: Off-road heritage with on-road comfort

The mid-size SUV market isn’t short of options: Germany is represented by the Audi Q5 and BMW X3, Japan has the excellent Nissan Qashqai, Seat

2017 Suzuki Swift Review

Introduced in 2000 as the Suzuki Ignis, the Swift was redesigned in 2004 and again in 2010 when the familiar third-generation model was launched. In

The 10 Fastest Cars From Lexus

Having already broken into the American auto market by the 1980s, Toyota found itself itself in a peculiar position. It was the Reagan era, Japan’s largest

Diamonds Are Forever: 10 Reasons Why the Toyota C-HR Rocks

Sean Connery would have been able to outrun a lot more cops if he had been driving something a little more agile in the risque

Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI Highline R-Line v Subaru Forester XT Premium comparison

You’ve decided you need a mid-sized crossover. But at the same time, you don’t want some boring econobox with snooze-worthy performance. You want something with

2017 Lexus RC F GT3 Review

Lexus debuted the RC F coupe, and it took no time at all for the brands racing division to come up with the RC F

10 Things You Need to Know About Toyota TRD Adventure Vehicles

Amid the hustle and glitz of the 2017 Chicago Auto Show, a new breed of off-roaders sat on display at the Toyota booth. Although it might not

2017 Holden Spark LT v Suzuki Ignis GLX comparison

The market’s smallest vehicles aren’t selling quite as well as they used to, but you can’t attribute this decline to any lack of quality on

2017 SSR Motorsports Razkull 125 Review

Pit bike, monkey bike and even ankle-biter has been used to describe the Razkull 125 from SSR Motorsports. I suppose arguments could be made for

Analogue Nt Mini Review

Trying to play an NES cartridge on Nintendo’s original, 30-year-old hardware can be an exercise in frustration. The console’s ancient composite cables offer terrible image

Five Fun Facts About The 2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000

We tour Suzuki’s factory and test track before riding the new Gixxer Thou On our way to Phillip Island in Australia to ride the baddest

Best high-resolution digital audio player : Which DAP reigns supreme?

While TVs have become better and better over the past 15 years, audio has taken several steps backwards. Many of us have sacrificed fidelity in

HDR TV : What is it? How can you get it?

High Dynamic Range (HDR) is the latest buzz-phrase in the TV world, with manufacturers and content creators alike suggesting it could bring noticeable leaps in

Focal Dôme Flax 5.1 Speaker System Review

PRICE $1,999 AT A GLANCE Plus Flax cone woofer Aluminum-magnesium inverted-dome tweeter Wall-hugging sub Minus Limited bass from sats THE VERDICT Unique driver materials, overall

2017 GMC Yukon Denali Review : All Truck, All Luxury, No Compromises

At a Cadillac event not too long ago, I mentioned our Buy This, Not That feature that pit the Cadillac Escalade against the GMC Yukon Denali

15 Risky Vehicles Automakers Gambled On

There’s a big difference between a sporting concept car and an automobile set to see production. Innovative real-world cars and trucks take years of product development and

2017 Benelli TNT600 Review

The Benelli brand name has fallen under the Qjian Jiang Group umbrella since 2005, and has subsequently gone from strength to strength in the Asian markets,

These Are the 10 Best Engines You Can Get for 2017

We drove many incredible cars in 2016, and 2017 is shaping up to be even better with cars like the Honda Civic Type-R, Mazda Miata RF,

Casio G-Shock MR-G MRGG1000B-1A Watch Review: The Luxury Beater

Casio recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of the MR-G family of top-grade G-Shock watches. The MR-G, or “Mr. G,” as Casio’s Japanese contingent calls it,

2016 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR ABS Review

Aprilia isn’t a brand you see zipping around Smalltown, U.S.A., but European superbike race fans (and competing manufacturers) know the name all too well. Operating under the

5 Reasons Why the Redesigned Subaru Impreza Is Outstandingly Good

You can call the all-new 2017 Subaru Impreza a lot of things, but for heaven’s sake, please don’t call it a WRX. Regardless of whether

Who Should and Shouldn’t Buy a 2017 Subaru Impreza

After dropping over $1 billion on overhauling 95% of the Impreza platform, Subaru cashed in big time, as it recently took home the prestigious award for Japan

7 Things You Never Knew About Honda

It’s a frigid March morning, and I’m standing outside of Honda’s corporate office in Aoyama, nestled deep in the heart of Tokyo, Japan. Less than

2017 Lexus LC500 review

(+) All-new front engine rear-drive platform that’s stiffer than an LFA supercar; superb dynamics on-and-off the track; premium build quality and stunning craftsmanship; it’s fast