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Film Review: ‘Cars 3’

Lightning McQueen, now facing the perils of being past his prime, returns in a touching sequel that gets the series back on track. “Cars,” back in 2006, was the first Pixar movie that was far more beloved by audiences than critics. That meant something, since Pixar had long been a critical darling. The movie struck many reviewers as being less ... Read More »

Review: ‘Cars 3’ a vehicle for Lightning McQueen’s maturation

In “Cars 3,” Lightning McQueen’s mind is strong, but his flesh is weak. Er, metal. His metal is weak. For his third lap around the cinematic track, the Owen Wilson-voiced red racecar faces a great horror: his impending obsolescence. When the movie opens, he’s eating up pavement quicker than any other car on the circuit, until Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer) comes along. ... Read More »

Cars 3 movie review: Lightning McQueen strikes! The final lap is the best one

Pixar saved the best for last. Cars 3 is the most impressive entry in the series. Cars 3 Director – Brian Fee Cast – Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Armie Hammer, Nathan Fillion, Larry the Cable Guy Rating – 4/5 Despite being the runt of the Pixar litter — the trilogy that no one really talks about, completely outclassed as it ... Read More »

Ducati Monster 797 first ride review

Design and features   Why am I staring at a cone, instead of looking where I’m going. That’s because, I am looking at where I want to go. Confused? Well, I was too, until my instructor Lek told me that it’s the ultimate way to be smooth and quick on a bike. He is one of the chief instructors at ... Read More »

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV Review

The Volkswagen Tiguan is like Jackie Chan. At first glance, it’s not intimidating; so not aggressive. Rather, it has a smile on its face and walks about, doing its things. It doesn’t even have a brawny look; so though there is a bit of muscle, it’s doesn’t really show. But, when you call it out for a fight, it doesn’t ... Read More »

Trek Emonda S5 road bike review: will Lance Armstrong sign my friend’s jersey?

Trek Emonda S5: ‘I’ve always had a soft spot for the brand.’ My friend Adam sent me to Austin, Texas, with a task: “Can you get Lance Armstrong to sign my US Postal Service jersey?” It’s like asking someone going to Newcastle if they can persuade Gazza to autograph an old Magpies shirt. Austin is a big place. Almost a ... Read More »

Volvo XC60 (2017) review

Even your mum knew this car was coming but that doesn’t make it any less interesting. The rebirth of Volvo’s model range kicked off with the excellent XC90, quickly followed by the smart and distinctive S and V90 models. It’s arguably the most important of the lot, accounting for 30 percent of the brand’s global sales with close to a ... Read More »

2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650 Review

HIGHLIGHTS 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650 gets sportier, sleeker and lighter New styling inspired by Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R New Ninja 650 is more agile, more planted than outgoing model You could be fooled into believing it’s an all-new motorcycle, the new Kawasaki Ninja 650. It now gets styling inspired by its bigger supersport sibling, the ZX-10R, and that itself is a ... Read More »

2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber Test Ride Review

HIGHLIGHTS Triumph Bonneville Bobber based on Bonneville T120 Blend of classic 1940s style and modern performance Factory custom incorporates hard-tail ‘bobber’ design You could say, “beauty is only skin deep”, or something to that effect. Strangely, that is the vague kind of preconceived notion I had about the new Triumph Bonneville Bobber. Everyone who had ridden the Bobber before was ... Read More »

Maruti Suzuki Dzire Automatic Review

HIGHLIGHTS New Maruti Suzuki Dzire Automatic gets AMT or AGS – Auto Gear Shift Dzire with AMT gearbox is available with both petrol and diesel engines AMT option available in V, Z and Z+ variants on new Maruti Suzuki Dzire With India’s traffic situation going from bad to DEFCON 1, it comes as no surprise that the number of automatic ... Read More »