Author Archives: Loknath Das

2017 Porsche 718 Boxster Manual

When Porsche revised its roadster line last year, rechristening it the 718 Boxster, restyling it slightly, and swapping in turbocharged 2.0- and 2.5-liter flat-four-cylinder engines for its beloved 2.7- and 3.4-liter flat-sixes in standard and S models, respectively, we knew we would have to test every powertrain permutation of each to see exactly how the changes would affect their characters ... Read More »

These auto show hotties know way more about cars than you do

Taylor Clayton and Alyse Madej at the New York International Auto Show This column will be about car models and their high cost. But not Chevy Camaros, Maseratis or even the Lamborghini Centenario. This is about models with names like Nicole, Sara, Caroline, Meghan and hundreds more who last week wore very tight dresses and high heels and talked about ... Read More »

First Look: Vintage Electric Bikes

The Vintage Electric Tracker e-bike in Racing Green. DAN SAPP In the ever-evolving market of e-bikes, it’s becoming more and more difficult for companies to stand out—but Vintage Electric, out of Santa Clara, California, is drawing on the past to make waves in the present. With three models of vintage-inspired e-bikes to choose from—the Cruz, Tracker (shown in this article, ... Read More »

FUTURE EARNS 7 RIAA PLAQUES IN APRIL

Future is having an “Incredible” April. Aside from performing at Coachella, the Freebang boss has also garnered an astounding seven plaques from the Recording Industry Association of America for the month. According to the RIAA, Future’s “Mask Off” was certified platinum on April 14, along with his Drake-assisted single “Used to This,” The Weekend-assisted “Low Life” off last year’s EVOL, ... Read More »

These auto show hotties know way more about cars than you do

This column will be about car models and their high cost. But not Chevy Camaros, Maseratis or even the Lamborghini Centenario. This is about models with names like Nicole, Sara, Caroline, Meghan and hundreds more who last week wore very tight dresses and high heels and talked about one of the roughly 1,000 cars at the New York International Auto ... Read More »

Specialized Amira Comp womens road bike review

If you’re after a fast, exciting ride, crave speed and racing is your goal, then let us introduce you to the Specialized Amira. With proven race pedigree, it gives a ride that is as exhilarating and focused as you could wish for. 9 pioneers of women’s cycling Women’s cycling news, reviews, interviews, advice and more on BikeRadar Women Buying on ... Read More »

Used-car demand going strong at dealer groups

As new-car demand appears to be leveling off, the largest U.S. dealership groups are seeing used-car sales remain a steady, and hefty, percentage of their total revenues. That’s one of several insights from the Automotive News Data Center, which compiled data from survey information to produce its annual list of the top 100 dealership groups in the U.S., as ranked ... Read More »

Even sports news in North Korea is bizarre

President Xi Jinping said he hopes all sides will “refrain from taking any action that will aggravate tensions on the Peninsula.” Video provided by Newsy Newslook War games, whether in the form of military strategizing or parading nuclear weaponry as a show of force, are not really games at all, which explains why the escalating tension surrounding North Korea has so ... Read More »

Inflated New Car Inventory Could Be Killing Used Car Prices

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know. 1st Gear: Inflated New Car Inventory Could Be Killing Used Car Prices Analysts have long suspected that high volumes of lease turn-ins would kill used car prices, but that’s ... Read More »

What else can you buy for the price of a 2017 Kawasaki Z1000?

Sugomi is a Japanese term which translates to – ‘awe, leaves an indelible impression, is daunting in stature or ability, and commands respect’. Or at least that is what Kawasaki claims. This word is the inspiration behind the Kawasaki Z1000’s radical design, essentially four years old now. But the Z1000 continues to looks futuristic even today, and is sure to ... Read More »